Save the date: Next Latin Mass Class – Wed. Jan 24 – Author Ryan Grant

(updated with correct RSVP link)

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  We are pleased to be able to announce the wonderful news that the CLMC has been successful in inviting Mr. Ryan Grant to come to St. Ann parish to give a talk on January 24th at 7:00pm in the St. Ann’s Allen Center (Cafe).  [PLEASE REGISTER HERE]

Mr. Grant is the founder of Mediatrix Press and is a distinguished scholar on St. Robert Bellarmine, St. John Fisher, and the English Reformation.

His topic will be: King Henry VIII & the English Reformation

This event with occur following the 6:00pm Wednesday evening Latin Mass at St. Ann’s.  There will be a complimentary pizza dinner provided.  More information can be found at this Eventbrite link.  If you are able to join us, please RSVP so we have an accurate head count.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clmc-lecture-series-k-henry-viii-the-english-reformation-by-ryan-grant-tickets-41809237555

Epiphany Water, chalk and salt available at St. Ann

Laudetur Iesus Christus!

Epiphany House Blessing Kits: Reminder that starting today (Feast of the Holy Family – January 7) at St. Ann’s there will be Epiphany House Blessing kits available in the St. Ann narthex after Mass … the kit includes: blessed salt, blessed chalk, and a printed sheet with the rite of blessing.

Epiphany Water: In addition the large 10-gallon metal holy water font in the narthex will contain Epiphany Water.  Please remember to bring your own empty containers to St. Ann and bring some Epiphany Water home with you for blessing your home throughout the year.  This Epiphany Water will remain in the narthex as long as supplies last.

More about the blessing of the Epiphany Water and homes (taken from Regina Caeli Parish in Houston Texas): The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the threefold manifestation of the divinity of Our Lord to the whole world: the adoration of the Magi; the baptism of Christ in the Jordan; and the first miracle at the wedding feast of Cana. The Magi in seeking the Christ Child to adore Him foreshadow the spread of the faith to the Gentiles.

The Blessing of the Epiphany Water is a 45-minute ritual that begins with the Litany of the Saints, the Agnus Dei and psalms, after which, the priest chants powerful exorcisms against Satan and his legions. An antiphon extols the fruits of the baptism of Our Lord and references the wedding feast at Cana, and then the exorcisms of salt and water begins. After the salt is added to the water, the Te Deum is sung, and a simple, but profound prayer beseeching God’s mercy ends the ceremony.

The exorcisms are unique to the Epiphany water and make it a powerful sacramental against attacks of Satan so that “wherever this water and salt is sprinkled it may turn aside every attack of the unclean spirit”. The water is poured into the Holy Water tank and is used in the blessings of the homes during the Octave of the Epiphany.

The home is blessed on the Feast of the Epiphany or during the Octave by a priest or senior member of the household. The purpose of the blessing is to witness to the Faith and to beseech salvific benefits and protection from evil. If a priest is present, incense is used. Holy water is sprinkled throughout the home and, using blessed chalk, the lintel of each exterior-leading door is marked with the year and initials of the three kings, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar. The initials also form the first letters of the Latin prayer Christus mansionem benedicat [May God bless this house], and serve as a reminder of the date and purpose of the blessing.

Home blessing prayers: https://charlottelatinmass.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/epiphany-blessing-2018.pdf

A note from Bishop Athanasius Schneider

Laudetur Iesus Christus! On this the Vigil of Epiphany, and Holy Family weekend (Sunday), we have an important message to share regarding marriage and family.

Bishop Athanasius Schneider who, as many of you recall, paid a historic visit to St. Ann last October has issued a document with his brother Kazakh Bishops called “Profession of the Immutable Truths” defending marriage and the Eucharist against some of the confusion coming about with regards to the divorced and “remarried”.

His Excellency has passed along this important document.  He sends his greetings to all and has encouraged us to spread the word among the faithful. We encourage all to read the document its entirety – it’s a beautiful yet simple document. Please feel free to share with others. You can read the document here:

https://charlottelatinmass.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/profession-of-the-immutable-truths.pdf

In your charity, please offer prayers for Bishop Schneider, as well as our Bishop Peter Jugis, and all priests that they will continue to defend our Blessed Lord’s teaching on marriage and the Eucharist.

Epiphany & Holy Family schedule

Below is the schedule for the Epiphany related Masses and events Friday-Sunday.

Friday January 5 – Vigil of the Epiphany

5:00 PM – Blessing of Epiphany Water & Chalk* (Charlotte Catholic High School Chapel)
5:30 PM – Solemn High Mass (Charlotte Catholic High School Chapel)

Charlotte Catholic High School address: 7702 Pinesville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226. Chapel is along the main entrance to the school.

*The blessing will begin at 5pm prompt.  Bring water and chalk to be blessed and place them in the chapel before 5pm. Please bring your own water and containers (need to be unsealed during blessing) as well as chalk.

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

Saturday January 6 – Feast of the Epiphany

8:15 AM – Low Mass, St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia

10 AM – High Mass, St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte (please check bulletin to confirm)

5:00 PM – Solemn High Orchestral Mass, St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia (fulfills Sunday obligation)

Sunday January 7 – Feast of the Holy Family

12:30 PM – High Mass,  St. Ann

After Mass: Holy Family & Post-Epiphany celebration with some Spanish flair. We will serve some Rosca de Reyes (King’s cake), which is an epiphany custom throughout Spain and South America featuring a ring cake-pastry.  Inside the cake are figurines, one of which is the baby Jesus, to symbolize the Holy Family’s hiding of the baby Saviour in Egypt, far from Herold’s soldiers. The cake is traditionally eaten on Epiphany to celebrate the arrival of the Maji.

Epiphany Holy Water and Chalk will also be distributed Sunday (please bring bottles to fill up with Holy Water)

More information on Epiphany celebrations:

https://www.fisheaters.com/customschristmas9.html

Advent and Christmas Mass Schedule

Updated December 26, 2017

Laudetur Iesus Christus and blessed Advent greetings! We are now in the penitential season of Advent, and we wanted to share with you the list of upcoming traditional liturgies as it currently stands. All Masses are Traditional Latin Masses (1962).  As always please check the bulletin or parish website for the most up to date information.

 

 Sunday December 24 – Vigil of Christmas

(Fr. Barone offering Mass at St. Ann on December 24 – photo courtesy of Markus Kuncuro/CLMC)

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Monday December 25 – Christmas/Feast of Our Lord’s Nativity

(Fr. Reid offering Midnight Mass at St. Ann – photo courtesy of Markus Kuncuro/CLMC)

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Tuesday December 26 – Feast of St. Stephen (2nd Day – Octave of Christmas)

11 AM – High Mass – St. John the Baptist parish in Tryon, NC (2 hour drive west of Charlotte)

Wednesday December 27 – Feast of St. John the Evangelist (3rd Day Octave of Christmas)

Wine Blessing for Feast of St. John: St. Mark parish, Huntersville – during 7 AM Novus Ordo Mass –after homily. Wine must be placed in front right pew before Mass. Blessing will be in Extraordinary Form/1962. You can use blessed wine to drink, cook, etc.

Honoring the patron of wine, St. John who avoided poisoned wine by blessing the wine and the poison arose out of the cup.

8:15 AM – Low Mass – St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia

6:00 PM – Low Mass – St. Ann

7:00 PM – High Mass – St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte

Thursday December 28 – Feast of the Holy Innocents (4th Day Octave of Christmas)

8:15 AM – Low Mass – St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia

Friday December 29 – Feast of the Holy Innocents (5th Day in the Octave of Christmas)

8:15 AM – Low Mass – St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia

12:30 PM – Low Mass – St. Mark, Huntersville

(**The regular 7am Friday Dec. 29 Latin Mass at St. Ann is CANCELED**)

Saturday December 30 – Feast of the Holy Innocents (6th Day in the Octave of Christmas)

8:15 AM – Low Mass – St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia

Sunday December 31 – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas (7th Day)

12:30 PM – High Mass – St. Ann, Charlotte

11:00 PM – High Mass, St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia (Vigil for Feast of Circumcision, fulfills obligation for January 1)
12 Midnight – 1:00AM (January 1)Holy Hour after Mass, St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia

Monday January 1st – Feast of the Circumcision (Octave Day of Christmas)

9 AM – Low Mass – St. Ann

Friday January 5 – Vigil of the Epiphany

5:00 PM – Blessing of Epiphany Water & Chalk* (Charlotte Catholic High School Chapel)
5:30 PM – Solemn High Mass (Charlotte Catholic High School Chapel)

Charlotte Catholic High School address: 7702 Pinesville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226. Chapel is along the main entrance to the school.

*The blessing will begin at 5pm prompt.  Bring water and chalk to be blessed and place them in the chapel before 5pm. Please bring your own water and containers (need to be unsealed during blessing) as well as chalk.

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

Saturday January 6 – Feast of the Epiphany

8:15 AM – Low Mass, St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia

10 AM – High Mass, St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte (please check bulletin to confirm)

5:00 PM – Solemn High Orchestral Mass, St. Michael the Archangel, Gastonia (fulfills Sunday obligation)

Pontifical Divine Liturgy & Advent Youth event

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Last week we sent out a recap of Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s visit and Pontifical Mass at St. Ann’s (https://charlottelatinmass.org/2017/11/20/recap-bishop-schneider-visit/).

This week we are pleased to share with you that another Pontifical liturgy that will be offered at St. Ann’s on Saturday December 9 at 12 noon.

This will be a special Pontifical Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite (Eastern Rite) offered by His Excellency Bohdan Danylo of the Eparchy of Josaphat (Parma, Ohio). Bishop Danylo is an Eastern Rite bishop over the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for this region including the St. Basil the Great Ukrainian Rite Community in Charlotte (based at St. Thomas Aquinas parish).

The event is part of a 2-day Advent Youth rally organized and led by our friend and Ukrainian-rite priest, Fr. Joseph Matlak. While we normally promote the Traditional Latin Mass, the event will be part of a 2-day youth event that begins with Traditional Latin Mass at 7pm at St. Ann’s on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday December 8 and resumes the next day with speakers, chant, confessions and of course the Divine Liturgy offered at 12 noon. The talks will be for youth (ages 8 and up), but all family members are invited as well. Meals will be provided.

Everyone is invited for the liturgies on Friday and Saturday.

To register for the youth rally: If you have children and would like to attend the Advent youth rally please visit:

 

http://charlottediocese.org/emmanuel-youth-rally/

 

Schedule for the Liturgies for Dec 8-9:

Friday December 8

7:00 PM Traditional Latin Mass (High) – St. Ann

Saturday December 9

12:00 noon: Pontifical Divine Liturgy – St. Ann

 

Please see the attached schedule for a full list of Advent youth events.

N.B. – As we approach Advent, we’ll be updating you on full Mass schedules for Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8), Rorate Candlelit Masses, and Christmas Masses. Stay tuned…

Recap: Bishop Schneider visit

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  Before we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to send our formal (and overdue) thank you to everyone for their support of Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s visit to St. Ann’s last month.

In gratitude

There are many people we want and need to thank, though I’m afraid if we thank people individually we’ll accidentally leave people out (mea cupla!). That said, first and foremost, we thank the staff of St. Ann, the priests assisting at Mass and in choir, the scholas (from multiple parishes), and the seminarians for their support and help in this grace filled liturgy.  Additionally, members of the CLMC’s Latin Mass Steering Committee for their critical efforts in organizing, promoting and welcoming the Bishop in various ways.

Lastly, Fr. Reid is due much thanks as he opened up his parish to host this extraordinary event.   Please consider offering a decade of your Rosary for him in thanksgiving.

 

Audio/video of Bishop Schneider’s visit

We are pleased to provide audio and video of Bishop Schneider’s sermon and his post-Mass remarks. You can view them on our Bishop Schneider webpage:

https://charlottelatinmass.org/resources/latin-mass-classes/bishopschneider/

 

Photos of the event

We also are grateful to Markus Kuncoro and Philip Budidharma for their photography services in capturing the event. You can look here.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskqq4TZG (courtesy of Markus Kuncoro/Charlotte Latin Mass Community)

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6zCqcD (courtesy of Philip Budidharma)

 

Bishop Schneider’s book on the Eucharist

Lastly, Bishop Schneider authored an important book on the Eucharist called “Dominus Est: It is the Lord”. You can purchase the book at this location:

https://www.amazon.com/Dominus-Reflections-Bishop-Central-Communion/dp/0977884619/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511135490&sr=8-1&keywords=athanasius+schneider&dpID=41GqnM1D3oL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

The event was a grace filled and historic event for our diocese. As Fr. Barone noted the following Sunday, we’re going to be unpacking Bishop Schneider’s event and remarks for quite some time. Perhaps we can take some time to reflect again on the Bishop’s remarks as we head into Thanksgiving and later into advent.