Gentle Readers... that powerful font of Graces that is St. Ann's in Charlotte, keeps on gushing!
I was planning to post a Grapevine item today that according to sources within the Park St. Curia that another Solemn High Mass was in the works , but no sooner had I woken up this morning, I had an email from St. Ann's announcing the "fact" that there will be a Solemn High Mass on Thursday, June 5 at 7pm, the Feast of St. Boniface, in honor of Fr. Reid's 10th Anniverary of his Ordination.
Fr. Reid has a been a God-send to those of us who love the full beauty and teaching of Holy Mother Church... and has taken on may sacrafices to maintain his little parsh as a dual-form parish. That is a lot of work for one little priest of our Lord. I hope that many folks will come to the Mass to honor Fr. Reid.
In the meantime, we still have the big orchestral Solemn High Mass for Ascesion coming up on Thursday, May 29th at 7pm.
Folks, think about this, in the couse of just on month, from May 6 to June 5, St. Ann's will have offered three Solemn High Masses (St. Dominic Savio, Ascension, and St. Boniface)!!!
Remember the years when we were happy if just one Solemn High Mass was offered in a year! How ever far we have come... thank you Pope Benedict! thank you revered Fathers/Deacons that offer the Masses and thank you to the Altarboys & Schola that so reverently and beautiful serve and assist in the Masses.
None of this expansion comes, however, without a cost... so I ask you to please considered what you can help to support these effrots with your time, talent, and/or treasure... and most of all your prayers for all of this to continue with the needed support.
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