Friday, September 28, 2012

Fact: Video out for Fr. Barone's First Mass

Dear Readers... I just found the video of Fr. Barone's First Mass that he offered at St. Ann's back on June 3 as a Solemn High Mass for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.

I must admit, as I watched the close up of Fr. Barone speaking the words of the Consecration, for the first time bringing Christ, Body & Blood, Soul & Divinity into the world for us... I had a tear in my eye.

Everything about this video is beautiful...

Source: TheMomentumStudio on YouTube

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fact: Surprise! Solemn High Mass at St. Ann's

Gentle Readers... it was a smaller turnout than normal at St. Ann's tonight for the planned High Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross; however, the congregation that assisted tonight was treated to wonderful surprise...  as the bells rang and the organ played, the procession began and then entered one... then two... then three clerics!!  It was a Solemn High Mass tonight, and it was just beautiful!!

Father Kauth was there as expected, but so was Father Barone, who was just ordained this year had had his First Mass of Thanksgiving as a Solemn High Mass at St. Ann's this past summer.

How wonderful for this surprise to occur today, on Sept. 14, the 5th Anniversary of the implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Benedict XVI (Long many he reign!).  Only 5 years ago there were almost no Masses in the Extraordinary form... 3 years ago were happy just to have a Low Mass... and now... a surprise Solemn High Mass with 3 local priests! 

The blessings and graces just gushed from this Mass tonight... from the Holy Sacrifice itself, with a relic of the True Cross on the Altar and just beautiful music from the loft.  In the immortal words of Fr. Z... "brick by brick"!

Update: Here is an excellent video interview with the Charlotte Latin Mass Society that assisted at the Missa Solemnis.

Please pray for Fr. Kauth, Fr. Barone, Fr. Reid, St. Ann's Altarboys and Schola cantorum.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fact: It's Official... Next Missa Cantata at St. Ann's for Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Gentle Readers... it is official, the next Missa Cantata for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross will be held on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7pm at St. Ann's in Charlotte.

Sunday's church bulletin from St. Ann's states that Fr. Kauth will be offering the Mass.

Please pray for all those involved... Fathers Reid and Kauth... the St. Ann Altar boys... and the St. Ann's Schola Cantorum.

Ave Crux sancta, salve mundi gloria, vera spes nostra...