Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross & Homecoming Weekend

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have 2 events to share with you this week:

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Thursday September 14, High Mass, 7pm at St. Ann parish:  This feast commemorates the discovery of the relics of the True Cross by St. Helena, Constantine’s mother in the 4th century.  St. Ann’s will generously offer veneration of one of these relics of the True Cross all day on Thursday – please stop by for an hour (a sign up sheet is in the narthex) to venerate and pray.  It will be reposed shortly before 7pm Latin Mass.

Closer to home, this date also marks another important celebration – the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Moto Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, which provided greater access to the Traditional Latin Mass. It went into effect on September 14, 2007 and since that time the Latin Mass has grown significantly – especially here in our diocese.  Shortly after, if memory serves, the diocese held a training seminar so diocesan priests could learn the Traditional Mass. By 2008, Fr. Reid began publically offering the Traditional Mass at St. Ann’s and the rest is history.  In your charity, please consider offering a decade of your Rosary this week for Pope Emeritus Benedict, Fr. Reid and the other priests who generously offer the Traditional Rite here in the diocese.

To commemorate this great feast, and the return of the Traditional Latin Mass, Fr. Reid will kindly offer a High Mass at 7pm.

Latin Mass “Homecoming Weekend” – Sunday September 17, 12:30pm High Latin Mass, St. Ann parish: This weekend we have our 2nd annual “homecoming” weekend, where we welcome all the visitors we met last weekend at our Eucharistic Congress booth back “home” to the Latin Mass. As custom St. Ann’s will offer a High Mass at 12:30pm, and will feature Gregorian Chant from the St. Ann schola and the Cantate Domino Latin Girls Choir. Afterwards we will host a welcome reception in the courtyard.

SAVE THE DATE: Bishop Athanasius Schneider to offer Pontifical Mass at St. Ann parish – Thursday October 26

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have exciting news to share with you today.

Last October, the CLMC inaugurated its 1st Annual Commemoration to Blessed Karl of Austria to promote the Church’s doctrine of the Kingship of Christ and the relations between governments and the Church (as exemplified by Blessed Karl).  Fr. Jason Christian generously offered Mass and the accompanying insightful lecture.  You can listen here: https://charlottelatinmass.org/resources/latin-mass-classes/christtheking/

Our special guest for 2017

This year, for the 2nd Annual Commemoration to Blessed Karl of Austria, the CLMC and St. Ann parish have the distinct privilege of welcoming His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C., the Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan to St. Ann parish on Thursday October 26 at 7pm.

Solemn Pontifical Mass & Reception

Bishop Schneider will offer a special Solemn Pontifical Mass and during his sermon discuss the doctrine of the Kingship of Christ.  This Mass will be the first Pontifical Mass in the Diocese of Charlotte’s history.

Immediately after Mass, there will be a light reception in the St. Ann Allen Center where Bishop Schneider will offer some brief remarks about the Kingship of Christ and Blessed Karl.  Unlike prior events, the main talk will be the sermon during Mass.  Time will be limited during the reception (no Q&A) but we hope there will be time for you to chat with the Bishop individually.

Solemn Pontifical Mass
His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, ORC
7:00pm, Thursday October 26
St. Ann Catholic Church
3635 Park Road
Charlotte, NC

Reception & brief remarks to follow in the St. Ann Msgr. Allen Center

Bishop Athanasius Schneider

If you’re unfamiliar with Bishop Athanasius Schneider, he is one of foremost defenders of the Catholic faith in the Church today and a defender of the Holy Eucharist (he promotes reception on the tongue and kneeling).  Bishop Schneider is of German descent, but grew up in the Soviet Union and later moved to West Germany.

His experience under Soviet rule makes him uniquely qualified to discuss the Kingship of Christ – the purpose of the visit.   Lastly, of course, the Bishop is also a friend of the Traditional Latin Mass which he offers regularly.   Our own Brian Williams has often written about him on his blog:

https://liturgyguy.com/tag/bishop-athanasius-schneider/page/5/

What is a Pontifical Mass?

A Pontifical Mass is a Traditional Latin Mass offered by a Bishop or a Cardinal, and is one of the highest ranking Masses in the Church.  It contains its own rubrics and traditions.  You can learn more about it here:

http://modernmedievalism.blogspot.com/2017/08/pontificalia-i-what-is-pontifical-mass.html

http://acatholiclife.blogspot.com/2009/09/dress-code-for-pontifical-high-mass.html

The visit

This will be a historic visit and event for the CLMC, St. Ann parish, and the diocese.  Thus, please offer some prayers the event goes well and is fruitful.  Blessed Karl, pray for us!

Feast of the Holy Cross (September 14)

As you may know, September 14, 2017 is the Feast of the Holy Cross and the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s Moto Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, which provided greater access to the Latin Mass.

We have 2 Traditional Latin Masses in North Carolina for the Feast of the Holy Cross – one in Charlotte, the other in Raleigh. We will keep you updated on additional ones.

  1. St. Ann Catholic Church, Charlotte – 7pm.  Fr. Reid will be offering a High Mass for this feast day.  Additionally, St. Ann parish will offer exposition of a relic of the True Cross for veneration all day. They will need scheduled adorers to venerate teh Cross each hour – we’ll keep you updated on sign up lists.
  2. Holy Name Cathedral, Raleigh – 7pm: We have a new sister organization in Raleigh, the Tridentine Mass Society of Raleigh and they are hitting the ground running. On Thursday September 14th 7pm, they are sponsoring a Solemn High Mass at the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh. Please see the attached flyer for details.

 

Special presentation after this Sunday’s Latin Mass (August 20th)

We have an important event to share with you this Sunday, August 20th.

12:30pm Latin Mass & presentation offered by Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP

This Sunday August 20th, we are privileged to have a visiting priest, Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP, offer the 12:30pm Latin Mass at St. Ann (thanks to Fr. Reid’s generosity & hospitality); followed by a potluck presentation in the Allen Center from 2:15-3pm.  We hope you can join us and help with our potluck.

Fr. Akers is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP – https://fssp.com/), a society of priests who offer the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively.  Immediately after Mass, Fr. Akers will give a talk in the Allen Center about the FSSP and its lay component, the Confraternity of St. Peter (http://www.confraternityofstpeter.org/)

The FSSP operates a seminaries in Nebraska and Germany, and staffs many Latin Mass parishes worldwide.  For those new to the Latin Mass, the FSSP was established by St. John Paul II in 1988 for priests with an exclusive devotion for the Latin Mass and traditional priestly life. We think you’ll enjoy Fr. Aker’s presentation.

Lastly, if you’d like a sneak preview of Fr. Akers, here is an interview he gave recently on Vatican Radio: https://fssp.com/father-zachary-akers-interviewed-vatican-radio/

For more information please reach us via our contact page.

Updated Feast of the Assumption Mass times

Laudetur Iesus Christus!  We are pleased to share news of additional Latin Mass times for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, offered in the Charlotte area.  Previously we had announced the 7am Mass at St. Ann, however we have since learned of additional Mass times.

  1. St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte:  7:00am, Low Mass
  2. St. Michael the Archangel in Gastonia:  7:00am Low Mass
  3. St. Michael the Archangel in Gastonia:  6:00pm High Mass
  4. Prince of Peace in Taylors SC:  12:00 noon Low Mass

REMINDER:  The Feast of the Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation this year.

Feast of the Assumption update

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have two events we wanted to share with you occurring over the next few weeks.

1.  Feast of the Assumption Tuesday August 15: St. Ann parish will offer a Low Mass, at 7am. Currently that is the only Latin Mass we are aware of that day.

2. Feast of the Holy Cross, Raleigh – September 14: We have a new sister organization in Raleigh, the Tridentine Mass Society of Raleigh and they are hitting the ground running. On Thursday September 14th 7pm, they are sponsoring a Solemn High Mass at the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh. Please see the attached flyer for details.

We will also keep you posted on any Latin Masses closer to Charlotte for that day (if any). As many recall, that will be the 10th anniversary of the implementation of Pope Benedict’s Moto Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, which provided greater access for the Traditional Latin Mass.

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – Sunday July 16th

Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a special feast celebration on Sunday July 16th we want to share with you – please read.

Sunday July 16th is the 6th Sunday after Pentecost and the commemoration of the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.  As you may recall, tradition holds that Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock in 1251, a Carmelite friar residing at Mt. Carmel in the Holy Land and gave him the Scapular, with a promise that those who wear this will never suffer eternal fire. From this derived the devotion to the brown Scapular, the cloth that many wear faithfully.

Feast Celebration – Sunday July 16th

To commemorate this important feast and devotion, on Sunday July 16th, the CLMC will be organizing a special celebration for 12:30pm Sunday Latin Mass at St. Ann.  The celebration will feature:

  • Beautiful Gregorian chant offered during Mass by the Cantate Domino Latin Choir.
  • Scapular enrollments after every St. Ann’s Mass that weekend (If you’re not currently wearing a brown scapular or enrolled – we encourage all to do so after Mass).
  • Celebration after Mass in the courtyard with brown(ie) Scapular sundaes/ice cream treats.

Please spread the word and invite your friends. These types of feasts are the perfect opportunity to invite newcomers to the Traditional Mass.