Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grapevine: Missa Cantata for Immaculate Conception at St. Ann's

The good news keeps coming from St. Ann's. I reported a few weeks ago that it looked like a Missa Cantata would be offered in place of a regularly scheduled Novus Ordo Mass on Sunday, Oct. 31 and I now hearing that the wonderful St. Ann's schola is also preparing for a Missa Cantata to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 8th for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

What is so wonderful about this news is that while Wednesday's Mass at St. Ann's is usually offered in the Extraordinary form (Low Mass)... it was usually canceled to make way for a conflicting Holy Day of Obligation if it fell on a Wednesday in order to offer the Mass in the Ordinary form... but it is looking like that will not happen this time!

Please pray for Father Reid and St. Ann's servers and Schola that make all this possible.

Ave Maria, conceived without sin, pray for us.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Grapevine: Missa Cantata for Christ the King ON A SUNDAY

Gentle Readers,

I am hearing very exciting news from the wonderful parish of St. Ann's in Charlotte: there is expected to be a Missa Cantata for Christ the King offered on Sunday, Oct. 31 in the 12.30pm "time slot".

The reason I am so excited it that this would be the first Sunday instance where the Mass in the Extraordinary form "overlays" a normally scheduled Novos Ordo Mass.

It is important that we get the word out and make sure this is a standing-room only Mass in support of Fr. Reid and his efforts. I am hopeful that if we get a huge turn out that the Extraordinary form Mass could finally gain its foothold on a "normal Sunday" time slot.

Watch here for confirmation... but spread the word... we need a full church for this one!!

Missa Cantata
Christ the King
Sunday, Oct. 31 -- 12.30pm
St. Ann's Church
Park Road
Charlotte, NC