Eastertide Update (III)

Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  We have two things to share with you including one scheduling note:

1.) No Latin Mass this Wednesday at St. Ann: With Fr. Reid on a well-deserved retreat (please offer him some prayers), the 6pm Latin Mass this Wednesday April 25 will be Novus Ordo Mass (no Latin Mass).

2.) Peter of Verona Palms – this Sunday after Mass: With Sunday being the feast day for St. Peter of Verona (Martyr) we will continue our annual tradition of passing out blessed palms for his feast day. St. Peter, a 13th century Dominican Friar and a disciple of St. Dominic who Pope Gregory IX appointed as a general inquisitor to combat the Manichean heresy. St. Peter defended the faith across Italy through his preaching and was martyred in 1252.

In the Extraordinary Form, there is an ancient custom to honor St. Peter by having palm leaves blessed in his honor. Tradition holds that when these blessed palm leaves are made into crosses and buried in the four corners of one’s property, they are to guard against natural disasters.  You can learn more about this great saint here: http://opcentral.org/blog/saint-peter-of-verona/

Dominican Rite Latin Mass tomorrow, Wed. April 18 at 6pm

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Laudetur Iesus Christus! A couple quick updates for this week…

Traditional Dominican Rite Latin Mass (Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00pm St. Ann parish): Following on the heals of the restoration of the Pre-1955 Easter Triduum celebrated last month, St. Ann’s will host the another ancient liturgy this coming Wednesday– that of the Traditional Dominican Rite Latin Mass.

Prior to the confusion that followed the Second Vatican Council, many of the more well established religious orders (Dominicans, Carmelites, Benedictines, etc.) had, with permission from Rome, created variations of the Latin Mass with collects, prayers, & feast days that were unique to their orders.

Fr. Raymund Synder, OP a Dominican priest who will offer this beautiful and ancient Latin Mass, and provide a talk afterwards on the divine indwelling of light according to St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity (in the Allen Center).  All are invited.

 

Liturgy & Fraternity After Fr. Snyder’s talk – 8:00pm (not 7:00pm): Due to the talk being given by Father Synder after the 6pm Mass, our monthly Liturgy & Fraternity mens group will be meeting an hour later than normal… or whenever the talk ends.

All men of good cheer are welcome.  We will be meeting up at a small pub about a half mile away from St. Ann’s called Sir Edmond Halley’s.  The pub also has a great food menu for those who want to order food.

From their website:  Inconveniently located in the back of the Park Road Shopping Center:

Sir Edmond Halley’s Restaurant & Freehouse
4151 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525-7775

We paused Liturgy & Fraternity during Lent … so this will be our first event during Eastertide.

Eastertide update

Christus resurrexit! Blessed Eastertide greetings on this 2nd week of Easter.  We have 2 updates to share with you today:

Easter Triduum Wrap up: Before we move on from Easter, we did want thank everyone who supported the liturgies and the surrounding events of both Lent, and Holy Week and most especially our heartfelt thanks goes to Fr. Barone and Fr. Matlak (and straw deacon Lee Benson) who devoted much precious time and prayer to this awesome liturgy (and Fr. Reid for St. Ann’s support). In your charity, please consider offering one of your Rosaries this week for them. We also have 2 follow ups to mention:

Photos of the Easter Triduum: We have compiled photos from the Triduum. To view click here – https://charlottelatinmass.org/2018/04/05/sacred-triduum-and-easter-sunday-mass/

Explanation of the Mass of the Presanctified:  Here is an article which explain many of the rituals that you saw on Good Friday: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2017/04/the-theology-of-mass-of-presanctified.html?m=1

 

Dominican Rite Latin Mass – Wednesday April 18 at 6pm (St. Ann): In addition to the Easter Triduum last month, St. Ann will host another rare liturgy in the weeks ahead – that of the Dominican Rite “Latin” Mass. Before Vatican II, many of the religious orders (Dominicans, Carmelites, Benedictines, etc.) had their own version of the Traditional Latin Mass with slightly different prayers and ceremonies. While many of these beautiful Rite-specific Masses discontinued in the post conciliar period, you will have a rare opportunity to encounter this traditional Dominican Mass at St. Ann next week.

Fr. Raymund Synder, OP a Dominican priest who will offer this beautiful and ancient Latin Mass, and provide a talk afterwards on the divine indwelling of light according to St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity (presumably in the Allen Center). This is not a CLMC event but one worthy of support. All are invited to both Mass & the talk. Please come.

Easter Triduum Reminder

Dear friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community,

Traditional Holy Week/Easter Triduum schedule:

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Just a reminder here is the Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday schedule:

  • Holy Thursday March 29: 7:00 PM Mass of the Last Supper (CCHS)
  • Good Friday March 30: 12 noon Stations of the Cross; Confessions after Stations until 2:00 PM (not 2:30pm as previously mentioned); 3:00 PM Mass of the Presanctified
  • Easter Vigil Saturday March 31: 8:30 PM Easter Vigil. (CCHS – light reception to follow Mass in the plaza). The Mass will be longer as there will be 2 catechumens being received into the Church. Light reception to follow Mass.
  • Easter Sunday, April 1: 12:30pm High Mass (St. Ann) (no 9am Mass at CCHS)
  • Note: There will be no 4pm Latin Mass Easter Sunday at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury – it’s been rescheduled for Sunday April 15, 4pm.

Charlotte Catholic High School (CCHS) is located at 7702 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC. The chapel is on the southside of the main entry plaza.  As noted there will be a light reception following the Easter Vigil Mass.

Blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter.

Ryan Grant lecture online and Easter Triduum update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We thank everyone for attending Fr. Barone’s talk on Sunday and hope you found it edifying as you prepare for Holy Week. Please offer some prayers for Father to thank him for his time.  Also we wanted to thank everyone who shared food and helped set up.

No recording was done Sunday but you can view the PowerPoint slide here: https://charlottelatinmass.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/holy-land-passion-of-christ-reflection.pdf

  1. Ryan Grant talk now available at CLMC website: Speaking of talks, the video/audio from Ryan Grant’s talk back in January is now available. We unfortunately had a glitch and missed a 30 minute segment but are still hoping to obtain an audio copy of that missing segment. In the interim we do have Parts I and III (both 1 hour each) to share with you:

 https://charlottelatinmass.org/resources/latin-mass-classes/king-henry-viii-english-reformation-by-ryan-grant/

  1. Tenebrae Liturgy at St. Ann this Friday 7pm: As a reminder St. Ann will offer its annual Tenebrae liturgy at 7pm this Friday March 23. The liturgy is the chanting of the Holy Week Divine Office. The parish moved it up a week to accommodate the musicians. As Fr. notes in the bulletin, it’s a beautiful and prayerful liturgy.
  1. Traditional Holy Week/Easter Triduum schedule:
  • Palm Sunday: 9:00 AM Low Mass* (CCHS); 12:30 PM High Mass (St. Ann) with Traditional Blessing of Palms
  • Holy Thursday March 29: 7:00 PM Mass of the Last Supper (CCHS)
  • Good Friday March 30: 12 noon Stations of the Cross; Confessions after Stations until 2:30 PM; 3:00 PM Mass of the Presanctified
  • Easter Vigil Saturday March 31: 8:30 PM Easter Vigil. (CCHS – light reception to follow Mass in the plaza). There will be 2 catechumens being received into the Church.

*Palm Sunday note: The 9am Low Mass will not feature a blessing of palms. Fr. will bring blessed palms from the Novus Ordo Masses in case anyone needs them. The Traditional blessing of Palms will only be at the 12:30 PM High Mass at St. Ann.

  1. Additional Events: Looking ahead we have some additional events/notes to share below:
  • Respect Life Latin Mass: Saturday March 24, 9am Low Mass at St. Ann (afterwards the Respect Life Ministry will be going to pray at the Hebron abortion facility)
  • Salisbury Latin Mass postponed: There will be no 1st Sunday 4pm Latin Mass on Easter Sunday at Sacred Heart in Salisbury. Instead the Mass will be offered Sunday April 15 at 4pm.

This Sunday: Holy Land & Passion Reflection with Fr. Barone

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We are growing closer towards Passiontide, the 2 week season within Lent where the Church focuses even more closely on Our Lord’s Passion and death. It begins this Sunday, Passion Sunday. To learn more about Passion Sunday click here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customslent8.html

Fr. Barone Holy Land reflection this Sunday after 12:30PM Latin Mass: This Sunday March 18 is also our special Holy Land & Passion reflection with Fr. Barone after the 12:30pm Sunday Latin Mass at St. Ann in the Allen Center. He will give us a reflection on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land relate it to Passiontide.

Lastly, just a reminder this Sunday, as custom, there will be a 9am Low Mass at CCHS.

St. Gregory and Parish Mission begins tomorrow

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a few  updates to share. However, be aware that daylight savings time goes into effect this Sunday morning – be sure to push your clocks ahead by 1 hour.

Here are our upcoming weekend events:

  1. Annual Feast of St. Gregory Celebration tomorrow, Sunday March 11 after 12:30pm Latin Mass: Laetare Sunday is also our annual St. Gregory celebration (feast is actually Monday), with the Cantate Domino Latin Choir providing beautiful chant during Mass and afterwards we’ll serve musical themed treats to honor the patron of Gregorian chant.

 

  1. Parish mission begins tomorrow, Sunday March 11 at 7pm: Fr. John Perricone, Ph.D. will lead the parish mission at 7pm each night from Sunday – Wednesday, with confessions to follow the talk. On Wednesday there will be the normal 6pm Wednesday Latin Mass, and after the mission there will be a light reception. Details are on our website: https://charlottelatinmass.org/2018/02/14/st-ann-lenten-mission-march-11-14/

 

  1. Next Sunday – Holy Land Reflection with Fr. Barone Sunday March 18 after 12:30pm Mass: To prepare us for Holy Week, Fr. Barone will provide a reflection on his Holy Land pilgrimage and Life of Christ. This will be in the Allen Center and will be a potluck lunch – please bring something to share. You won’t want to miss this.