Late January update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! As we progress through Epiphanytide, below are some updates for Masses:

Respect Life Latin Mass this Saturday 9am January 26
St. Ann will offer a 9am Low Mass for the 4th Saturday Respect Life Mass. After Mass will be a Holy Hour of Reparation in the church, or you can go with St. Ann’s Respect Life Ministry to pray at the local abortion facility on Hebron Road.

3rd annual Wassailing celebration this Sunday January 27
At the 12:30 PM Latin Mass at St. Ann parish this Sunday, we will be joined by the Cantate Domino Latin Choir who will singing at the Mass.  Afterwards, we will have a celebration out in the plaza and the CDLC will lead us in our annual singing of the Wassail (ancient carol).  We will also be serving hot apple cider and some cookies. Please consider bringing a plate of cookies to share. (N.B. this year we’re holding the celebration a few weeks early).

Candlemas – Saturday February 2nd
Saturday February 2nd is the Feast of the Purification, or otherwise known as the Feast of the Candles (Candlemas). It commemorates Mary’s obedience to the Mosaic law by submitting herself to the Temple for the ritual purification, as commanded in Leviticus.  The tradition was for Catholics to bring all their candles for the year in to be blessed on this feast day. Here are the Masses thus far:

  • St. Ann: A Latin Mass will be offered at 9 AM.
  • St. John the Baptist parish in Tryon, NC (2 hours west of Charlotte): A High Mass (Latin) will be offered at 8:30 AM.

To learn more about the traditional customs surrounding Candlemas, please click here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany3.html

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New Saturday Latin High Mass in Tryon
Additionally, from February 2nd onward, Fr. Christian will be offering a High Mass each Saturday at 8:30am at St. John the Baptist parish in Tryon, NC.

No 7am Latin Mass this Friday at St. Ann (Jan. 18)

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Just a heads up that due to the March for Life in Washington DC, the 7am Friday Latin Mass this Friday January 18 at St. Ann is canceled.

As routine, there will still be a 12:30 PM Low Mass at St. Mark parish in Huntersville on Friday.

Please consider offering your rosary intentions that day (or next Tuesday – the actual anniversary) for the end of the terrible scourge of abortion.

Epiphanytide update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a couple updates to share:

No 7am Friday Latin Mass at St. Ann tomorrow (January 11). With Fr. Reid being away, there won’t be a Latin Mass tomorrow morning at 7am. If you’re looking for a Friday Latin Mass, St. Mark in Huntersville offers one at 12:30 PM.

Two Solemn High Masses this Sunday January 13 in Tryon: To celebrate the feast of the Holy Family in the traditional calendar, St. John the Baptist in Tryon, NC (2 hours west of Charlotte) will be offering not one, but TWO, Solemn High Latin Masses on Sunday (for real!). The Masses are at 11AM and 12:30 PM and will feature the Carolina Catholic Chorale with an orchestral High Mass in Mozart’s Mass in D. St. John the Baptist’s website is: http://www.stjohntryon.com

7th annual Nellie Gray Latin Mass at the DC March for Life – Friday January 18: For those traveling to the DC March for Life next week, the Paulus Institute will be organizing their annual Traditional Latin Mass at 4:30 PM at St. Mary Mother of God parish in DC, to commemorate the March for Life founder, Nellie Gray(+). Details are here:

http://thepaulusinstitute.org/News/2019%20Nellie%20Gray%20Announcement.pdf

Epiphany update

Laudetur Iesus Christus and Happy New Year!  Here are some updates for this week:

Vigil of Epiphany Mass (Saturday – January 5)

As custom, Fr. Barone will generously offer a special Solemn High Mass for Vigil of Epiphany, Saturday January 5 at 5:30 PM, with blessing of Epiphany water beforehand. Please see details below:

5:00 PM* – blessing of Epiphany Holy Water, chalk and salt (please bring any water, chalk and salt to the chapel no later than 4:45 PM). *The blessing will begin at 5pm prompt. Large containers of water are fine to bring.

5:30 PM – Solemn High Mass

Location: Charlotte Catholic High School chapel, 7702 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226

FYI – Epiphany Water is a powerful sacramental and the blessing prayer contains an exorcism and the litany of the saints.  Epiphany chalk is a tradition where the head of household can mark the mantle of the door as part of the Epiphany home blessing. For more information please visit: https://www.fisheaters.com/customschristmas8.html

Feast of the Epiphany – Sunday January 6

  • 12:30 PM High Mass – St. Ann parish (Epiphany celebration to follow in plaza)
  • 4pm High Mass – Sacred Heart parish, Salisbury (Reception/lecture with Father in Brincefield Hall after). Confessions 20 minutes prior.

Reminder: Mass cancellations for this week

  • Tonight Wednesday January 2nd: 6pm Latin Mass at St. Ann is cancelled (along with preceding Holy Hour)
  • Friday January 4th: 7am Latin Mass at St. Ann is cancelled

All other regular Latin Masses at other parishes are still scheduled as far as we know. Other updates will be posted online at: https://charlottelatinmass.org/mass-times/

Christmas Octave update

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Blessed Christmas greetings on this the 7th day within the Octave of Christmas and the last of 2018. As a reminder, tomorrow January 1st is the Feast of the Circumcision, a Holy Day of Obligation. Here is the latest updates:

Latin Masses on January 1st

Charlotte: 9am Low Mass, St. Ann parish (Confessions from 10am – 11:30 am)

Greensboro: Midnight Latin Mass on January 1 (later tonight technically), Our Lady of Grace parish, Greensboro (1.5 hours north of Charlotte)

Schedule changes/cancellations for this week

Wednesday January 2nd: 6pm Latin Mass at St. Ann is cancelled (along with preceding Holy Hour)

Friday January 4th: 7am Latin Mass at St. Ann is cancelled

All other regular Latin Masses at other times/parishes are still scheduled as far as we know. Other updates will be posted at our Mass times page at: https://charlottelatinmass.org/mass-times/

Epiphany Festivities

There will be a Solemn High Mass for the Vigil of Epiphany at Charlotte Catholic High School at 5:30 PM Saturday January 5, preceded by the blessing of a new organ. A blessing of Epiphany Water, salt and chalk will take place at 5:00 PM. Please bring any water, chalk or salt to be blessed by no later than 4:45 PM. There will be tape/pens so people can mark their containers.

 

Advent Embertide update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday’s Rorate Masses. We hope you found it edifying and a good preparation for focusing on the coming of Christ at His Nativity next week.

This week we have a few things to note:

This week is Advent Ember Week

The Ember Days are when the Church traditionally devoted three days (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday) a season to prayer and fasting (now optional) to give thanks to God for His creation and for graces in the season ahead.  The Traditional Latin Mass calendar has many feasts and customs devoted to the land, agriculture and creation which are worth exploring sometime. As custom, we post an excellent summary by Fisheaters.com: https://www.fisheaters.com/customsadvent11.html

Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle

Friday December 21st is the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, a feast day which often seems buried in the preparations for Christmas. However, as the late historian Dr. Warren Carroll (founder of Christendom college) noted in one of his books, St. Thomas’ apostolic work is one of the greatest untold stories in the Catholic Church. Not only did he evangelize India, but tradition holds he baptized the three Magi near Persia, and also evangelized the new world – taking Christ’s command to preach the gospel to the four corners of the earth. He covered more geography than any other apostle.  Latin Masses on this day are:

7:00 AM – St. Ann

8:30 AM – St. John the Baptist, Tryon (2 hours west of Charlotte)

12:30 PM – St. Mark, Huntersville

New Friday Latin Masses in Tryon

For those of our readers near the mountains, effective immediately, St. John the Baptist in Tryon will begin offer an 8:30 AM Latin Mass each Friday.  If you live nearby or passing through town, please consider attending to support the newest outpost for the Traditional Latin Mass. Our thanks to Fr. Christian for making this option available.

Lastly, please see our Mass schedule for Christmas and New Year Mass schedules: Lastly, we have a few updates for the Christmas week schedule here: https://charlottelatinmass.org/mass-times/