St. Joseph the Workman (May 1)

Christus Resurréxit!  Today May 1st, is the Feast of St. Joseph the Workman* – a relatively newer feast established in 1955. It remains a 1st class feast in the Traditional Calendar (ranked lesser in the new).  Being the Year of St. Joseph in our diocese, we wanted to highlight this important day (*called Workman in the 1962 Missal) dedicated to the foster father of Our Blessed Lord.

The feast day was established to promote to the dignity of human labor, provide a patron to the working class, and to combat the communist “holy day” called May Day. This connection of St. Joseph and anti-communism was not new as Pope Benedict XV in 1920 declared St. Joseph the patron against socialism (Bonam Sane Moto Proprio), and Pope Pius XI placed the battle against atheistic communism under St. Joseph’s protection in his 1937 encyclical Divini Redemptoris:

To hasten the advent of that “peace of Christ in the kingdom of Christ”[48] so ardently desired by all, We place the vast campaign of the Church against world Communism under the standard of St. Joseph, her mighty Protector. He belongs to the working-class, and he bore the burdens of poverty for himself and the Holy Family, whose tender and vigilant head he was. To him was entrusted the Divine Child when Herod loosed his assassins against Him. In a life of faithful performance of everyday duties, he left an example for all those who must gain their bread by the toil of their hands. He won for himself the title of “The Just,” serving thus as a living model of that Christian justice which should reign in social life.

http://w2.vatican.va/content/pius-xi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_19370319_divini-redemptoris.html

While political communism has been relegated to North Korea and China (pray for Cardinal Ignatius Kung’s canonization), many of its secularist ideologies continue to manifest itself in the western world as cultural communism or marxism (abortion, contraception, evolution, etc.) – something Our Lady of Fatima warned about to Sister Lucia.

On this day, first Friday May 1st, then, you may wish to offer some prayers to St. Joseph the Workman, and pray for an end to communism (especially in China), for an end to the cultural communism which infects our society today and for an end to the COVID-19 crisis.

Other News for May 1st

For other news and updates, we hope to send a weekend update later tomorrow.  Please don’t forget that Saturday May 2nd is First Saturday and the related devotions to the Immaculate Heart (15 minutes of meditation on scripture, Rosary, etc.). You may also want to re-consecrate your family to the Immaculate Heart:

http://www.veritascaritas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Family-Consecration-to-the-Immacualte-Heart-of-Mary.pdf

Feast of St. Peter of Verona

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Today Wednesday April 29th is the Feast of St. Peter Martyr (or St. Peter of Verona), a 13th century Dominican Friar.

A disciple of St. Dominic, St. Peter of Verona was appointed by the Pope Gregory IX as a general inquisitor to combat the Manichean heresy, and St. Peter defended the faith across Italy through his preaching. He was martyred in 1252.  To learn more about the patron saint of inquisitors, visit: http://reginamag.com/saint-peter-of-verona-martyr/

St. Peter Palms available today at St. Ann parish

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.

We are pleased to share that as custom each year, Fr. Reid has blessed St. Peter palms for the faithful. They will be available in the narthex and Allen Center lobby beginning today while quantities last.(note: If you received a kit in prior years, you don’t need to pick up a new kit – unless you moved, etc.)

Our thanks to Fr. Reid who blessed the palms today and to the generous CLMC families who prepared the palms.

Online Masses today – Wednesday April 29

There are no public Masses for today, but St. Thomas Aquinas parish will live stream their 7pm Wednesday Latin Mass on Facebook tonight: www.facebook.com/staclt  (no account necessary)

St. Thomas Aquinas on St. Peter of Verona

We leave you with a poem St. Thomas Aquinas composed about St. Peter Martyr.

Here silent is Christ’s Herald;
Here quenched, the People’s Light;
Here lies the martyred Champion
Who fought Faith’s holy fight.

The Voice the sheep heard gladly,
The light they loved to see
He fell beneath the weapons
Of graceless Cathari.

The Saviour crowns His Soldier;
His praise the people psalm.
The Faith he kept adorns him
With martyr’s fadeless palm.

His praise new marvels utter,
New light he spreads abroad
And now the whole wide city
Knows well the path to God.

2nd Sunday after Easter update (Good Shepard Sunday)

Christus Resurréxit! Happy Feast of St. Mark (Saturday April 25 – the last few minutes of it), which is also known as Major Rogation Day, a Feast Day instituted by St. Gregory the Great as penance and supplication to end a plague that affected parts of Italy in the 6th century. There are also minor Rogation Days on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to Ascension Thursday. These feasts are only offered in the Extraordinary Form calendar.

To learn more about the Rogation Days please visit Fisheaters.com at: https://www.fisheaters.com/customseastertide3.html

Latin Mass Updates

St. Ann will live-stream Sunday’s 12:30pm Traditional Latin Mass: St. Ann will again live stream the 12:30pm Latin Mass this Sunday April 26. www.facebook.com/StAnnCharlotte (You don’t need an account to view)

Supporting St. Ann: Also don’t forget to tithe to the parish during this time so it can continue its operations and minister to its parishioners & community: https://www.stanncharlotte.org/home/giving/

St. Thomas Aquinas live stream Latin Mass: St. Thomas Aquinas parish has started to live stream their 7pm Wednesday Traditional Latin Mass on their Facebook page. To watch please visit: http://facebook.com/staclt (you don’t need an account to view)

COVID-19 Latin Mass Resource page: As a reminder the CLMC has many different spiritual resources on our website to utilize when public Masses and Sunday obligations are curtailed, including how to make a spiritual communion.  To review please visit: https://charlottelatinmass.org/covid-19-latin-mass/

Other Latin Mass News

  • Vatican questions Bishops on the Latin Mass: Rorate Caeli has learned that the Congregation of Doctrine and Faith is surveying each Bishop and asking how Summorum Pontificum is being applied in their diocese. As you may recall Pope Benedict XVI issued Summorum Pontificum to provide greater access to the Latin Mass. Many of the Latin Masses in the Diocese of Charlotte are a direct result of that degree. Let us monitor the situation and pray: https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2020/04/breaking-questionaire-on-summorum.html

 

Low Sunday update

Christus Resurréxit and Happy Easter Octave greetings. Tomorrow, Sunday April 19 is Low Sunday, otherwise known as Easter Octave or Quasimodo Sunday (taken from the Introit, 1 Peter 2:2).  To learn more about the customs and importance of this day, please see Fisheaters.com: https://www.fisheaters.com/customseastertide4.html

Latin Mass Updates

St. Ann will live-stream Sunday’s 12:30pm Traditional Latin Mass: St. Ann will again live stream the 12:30pm Latin Mass this Sunday. www.facebook.com/StAnnCharlotte (You don’t need an account to view)

Easter Triduum wrap-up: We want to express our gratitude and thanks to Frs. Reid, Kauth, and Buettner for offering the ancient Latin Triduum this year at St. Ann.  We hope some of you who were unfamiliar with the Pre-1955 rituals were able to see how beautiful these ancient liturgies are.  We also want to thank the seminarians who helped in countless ways from behind the scenes as well as the parish staff. It was a lot of hard work to learn and offer these complex liturgies. We can only imagine the graces being poured out on St. Ann and the Diocese for having this Triduum offered – that was more important than us being present.  If you didn’t view the Triduum, you can still catch the liturgies at the parish Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/StAnnCharlotte

Supporting St. Ann: Also don’t forget to tithe to the parish during this time so it can continue its operations and minister to its parishioners & community: https://www.stanncharlotte.org/home/giving/

COVID-19 Latin Mass Resource page: As a reminder the CLMC has many different spiritual resources on our website to utilize when public Masses and Sunday obligations are curtailed, including how to make a spiritual communion.  To review please visit: https://charlottelatinmass.org/covid-19-latin-mass/

 

Other Latin Mass News

Lastly, in your charity, please pray for the soul of seminarian & St. Ann parishioner Michael Kitson who passed away several years ago on Low Sunday/Divine Mercy Sunday. St. Ann parish erected a Divine Mercy statue in the front of the parish to commemorate his passing.

Easter Triduum begins tonight at 7pm (online)

Laudetur Iesus Christus and Blessed Maundy Thursday! Today begins the most solemn 3 days in the Church’s calendar. To learn more about Holy (Maundy) Thursday click here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customslent13.html

St. Ann Online Latin Triduum Schedule (Pre-1955):  As mentioned previously, St. Ann will generously offer a private Latin Triduum this year and it will be the Pre-1955 liturgy. While it is sad we cannot be present, the more important thing is the Triduum will be offered and an extra blessing it be the Traditional Latin (quite difficult considering all demands on our priests during this period). While there are many online Masses this Holy Week, we encourage everyone to support our local Triduum (via online) which Fr. Reid and the seminary priests are kindly willing to offer. They are offering it not just for the parish, but for the Latin Mass faithful. Let us support them.

To download the Propers for each liturgy please click on the booklet links below.

They will stream the liturgies online at these times:

You can stream the liturgies online at: www.facebook.com/StAnnCharlotte

(You don’t need an account to watch on the parish Facebook page)

What is the Pre-1955 Holy Week? Learn more: https://charlottelatinmass.wordpress.com/resources/pre-1955-holy-week

Reminder: You can send your Guardian Angel to Mass by offering this prayer:

http://catholictradition.org/Angels/guardians5.htm

Supporting St. Ann: Also don’t forget to tithe to the parish during this time so it can continue its operations and minister to its parishioners & community: https://www.stanncharlotte.org/home/giving/

Divine Mercy Novena begins Good Friday – Easter Saturday (April 10-18): Good Friday begins the Divine Mercy novena which concludes on Divine Mercy Sunday April 19. St. Ann’s features a statue of the Divine Mercy of Our Lord in front of the parish, honoring the late seminarian & parishioner Michael Kitson who passed away on Divine Mercy Sunday a few years ago.  As we have asked in prior years, for those who observe this devotion please consider praying for these intentions as part of your novena: For the suffering Christians in the Middle East; an end of abortion in our country; the reestablishment of the weekly Sunday Latin Mass at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury; and for the regularization (resolution of the status) of the Society of St. Pius X.

 

Other Latin Mass & related news

St. Bernadine of Sienna Emblems against the Plague: A local company with ties to St. Ann (and CLMC) is giving away FREE St. Bernadine of Sienna’s emblems against plagues that we mentioned a few weeks ago. You can obtain one here: https://www.abcatholic.com/products/free-plaque-to-help-avoid-the-exterminating-scourge

What happened to Judas Iscariot?: Each Holy Week, we send around an article from the traditional Transalpine Redemptorists of Scotland, about the Church’s opinion (and the Saints) about Judas Iscariot’s fate. See attached article (here).

Live Stream of the Shroud of Turin: The Cathedral of Turin will live stream (beginning Saturday at 11am Eastern) the Shroud of Turin. I’m not sure of the link but one source mentioned the following link. https://www.sindone.org/diocesitorino/s2magazine/index1.jsp?idPagina=24122  If this link doesn’t stream it, please search online.

Message from Cardinal Burke: His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke has posted a beautiful Holy Week message to the faithful. https://www.cardinalburke.com/presentations/holiest-week

Large Outdoor Stations of the Cross: Chris reported that St. Joseph Vietnamese parish (4929 Sandy Porter Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273) has a large outdoor Stations of the Cross. If you want to make a stations with good social distancing, this might be an option.

We may have another update or to send out before Sunday, but on behalf of the CLMC, we want to wish everyone a blessed Holy Week, and a Happy Easter.

Palm Sunday update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Passiontide, and the beginning of Holy Week.  You can learn more about the traditional customs and history of Palm Sunday here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customslent11.html

Palm Sunday Latin Mass: As mentioned in Fr. Reid’s e-mail to parishioners, there will again be no public Mass at St. Ann this weekend. However, St. Ann will live stream the 12:30pm Latin Mass on the parish’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/StAnnCharlotte

To view other online Masses & spiritual resources at home our webpage: https://charlottelatinmass.org/covid-19-latin-mass/

Confession sign-up page: Fr. Reid will generously be offering Confessions this Monday – Wednesday (April 6-8), with a twist. Confessions will be outside and you need to make an appointment on this sign-up page first – this is to keep in compliance with local regulations. The parish will only admit those who are on the signup page. You can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4baaac28a5f49-holy

Private Latin Easter Triduum to be offered: We are pleased to report that St. Ann will offer a private Latin Easter Triduum next week. Even though laity will not be present, this is a generous gift by Fr. Reid to the Latin Mass faithful in the diocese. It will be the only Triduum offered at St. Ann parish next week. The reason is St. Ann is one of the few places that have the priests and parish resources to do so. This is a wonderful gift and please keep Fr. Reid, Fr. Kauth, and Fr. Buettner in your prayers as they prepare for these solemn liturgies.

They will stream the liturgies online at these times:

  • Holy Thursday Mass: 7pm
  • Good Friday Liturgy: 3pm
  • Easter Vigil: 8pm

Supporting St. Ann: Also don’t forget to tithe to the parish during this time so it can continue its operations and minister to its parishioners & community: https://www.stanncharlotte.org/home/giving/

Other Latin Mass news:

Social Kingship of Christ Online conference April 4: Tomorrow morning Saturday April 4 there will be a special online conference about the Social Kingship of Christ – this is an important doctrine which we have hosted talks on including with Bishop Schneider. It would be a great time to learn about this important traditional teaching if you aren’t familiar with it (or want to learn more). It’s free and to sign up please click here to register: https://crusade.live

Adult catechism series: St. Joan of Arc, a Latin Mass (FSSP) parish in Post Falls, Idaho is broadcasting their weekly adult catechisms series. This week they cover the old testament origins for the vestments at Latin Mass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0FDQjrHzxo&feature=youtu.be

The parish priest also conducted a bible study this week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w7YiW0b1uk

Blueprint: Obtaining Last Rites in Hospital for a COVID-19 patient

We wanted to share one family’s story of obtaining Last Rites for their mother in Georgia – they had to fight the hospital to admit a priest. We confirm the accuracy of this story. The family wishes to remain anonymous but has kindly shared their accounts to help other families in the same situation.

LifeSiteNews has also picked up the story:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/heres-how-to-obtain-last-rites-for-a-hospitalized-covid-19-patient

 

We post the PDF of their account here:

Click to access obtaining-last-rites-in-the-hospital-for-covid-19.pdf