Sunday, August 31, 2014

MEF in Salisbury

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 1804hrs

Dear friends of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form in NC:
Father John J. Eckert, Pastor at Sacred Heart Salisbury, telephoned me shortly after my email yesterday about the good new at Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro. He asked me to make the following known after he has announced it at Sunday Masses today:

Fr. Noah Carter, who has been substituting for Fr. Barone at Sacred Heart will become the Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart, by appointment by Bishop Jugis.  And this means that the MEF there will continue.

Good news for the folks at Sacred Heart.  Please continue your support of the MEF at this parish.  

-- Sid Cundiff

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Press Release from Fr. Kowalski, Our Lady of Grace, Greensboro


 "I am pleased to announce that Bishop Jugis has appointed Fr. Jason Barone as Parochial Vicar here at Our Lady of Grace.  Father Barone will be arriving sometime on or near October 1st, as he is presently studying out of the country.  The obvious question: will the MEF be returning to the regular SundayMass schedule here at OLG?  The answer is: yes.  A start date and time have not been finalized, pending Father's arrival, etc.  Once Fr. Barone has gotten moved in and we have had a chance to finalize the details, I will let you know.  Until then, please be patient and do not contact either Father Barone or myself asking for further details.  We joyfully await Fr Barone's arrival and look forward to a resumption of the MEF here at Our Lady of Grace in the near future.  Thank you and God bless you all!" 

I just got off the phone from Fr. Kowalski.  Let me add that we all obey strictly Father Kowalski's directive NOT to contact Fr. Barone or Fr. Kowalski asking for further details; they do not need to be bombarded and hounded about details.  Fr. Barone is currently in Mexico.  When Father Kowalski informs me about the details, you will in turn be the first to know.

For now a big THANK YOU to Bishop Jugis, and let's offer up Psalm 150 in thanksgiving!

-- Sid
1507hrs ET, 30.viii.14

September Schedule for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in NC

For additional information on MEFs in North Carolina, see

Diocese of Raleigh

]Priests' retreat in the Diocese of Raleigh Monday, Sept. 15 - Friday, Sept. 19. Check with parishes to see if weekday MEF/TLM Masses are cancelled.
Sacred Heart Cathedral, 226 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC 27603
1st Sundays of the Month 4:30 pm.

•Fr. Paul Parkerson
•Diocesan, Summorum pontificum
Phone (919) 832-6030

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, US Hwy 421 and McKay Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334
Every Sunday 12 pm  

Weekly Schedule:
Wednesdays 6:30pm.
Fridays 9am (followed on Fridays by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until
             Benediction at 6:30p.m.)
1st Saturdays of the month, 10am. Holy Days of Obligation (except Christmas and New Years) 6:30pm
Confessions: Wednesdays (6pm) and Saturdays (4:30pm), and if possible before daily Mass on Fridays.
  • Fr Paul Parkerson, Pastor and Bishop’s Delegate for the Extraordinary Form in the Diocese of Raleigh
  • Diocesan, Summorum pontificum, Ecclesia dei

Saint Catherine of Siena Church, 520 W. Holding Ave, Wake Forest (the town in Wake County, NOT the University), NC 27587
6pm, 5pm exposition and confessions, 5:45 Benediction, usually Low Mass.
• Reverend Philip M. Tighe, Pastor
• Diocesan, Summorum pontificum
Phone: (919) 570-0070
Fax: (919) 570-0071

Our Lady of Perpetual Help328 Hammond Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Sundays 6pm.  
Tuesdays, 8am
Saturdays at 8 am (telephone to confirm)
•Fr. Meares, pastor
•Diocesan, Summorum pontificum
Phone: 252-972-0452
Fax: 252-972-4780
Immaculate Conception, 104 E. John Street, Clinton, NC 28328
MEF on Monday mornings at 9:00 AM in the Daily Chapel behind the main sanctuary. Please enter through side door adjacent to parish offices. After Mass, breakfast prepared by Fr. Mark in the Fr. Price Center.
  • Fr. Mark J. Betti, Pastor
  • Diocesan, Summorum pontificum
Phone 910-592-1384

St. Mary, 220 South Fifth Street (mailing address: 412 Ann Street),Wilmington, NC  28401
Fourth Sunday of each Month, 7pm (call for confirmation)
  • Fr. Mark J. Betti
  • Diocesan, Summorum pontificum
Phone: 910-762-5491

Mother of Mercy112 West 9th Street, Washington, NC, 27889
currently no scheduled Traditional Latin Masses
  • The Rev. Brendan Buckler
  • Diocesan, Summorum pontificum
Phone: 252-946-2941

Diocese of Charlotte

Our Lady of Grace Church, 2205 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27403
Sundays Suspended

Sacred Heart, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147

Every Sunday at 4pm. 
Confessions before the Sunday Mass, 3pm until 3:30pm.
Sunday, 14 September, Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Solemn Mass, 4pm
Wednesdays, 6pm; often a Missa cantata, sometimes Solemn High
  • Very Rev. John Eckert, pastor
  • Fr. Jason Barone, parochial vicar
  • Fr. Noah Carter in residence
  •   Diocesan, Summorum pontificum
Phone : (704) 633-0591
Fax : (704) 647-0126
Website : http://www.SalisburyCatholic.Org
Email :
Email2 :

St Ann Church, 3635 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
Sundays, 1230pm, almost always a Missa cantata
Wednesdays, 6 pm, Holy Hour 5pm. 
Fr Timothy Reid, Pastor
•Diocesan, Summorum pontificum

Phone 704) 523-4641

Saint Thomas Aquinas, 1400 Suther Road, Charlotte, 28213 
currently no scheduled Traditional Latin Masses.

Phone : (704) 549-1607
Fax : (704) 549-1614
Website : 
Email2 :
  • Reverend Matthew Kauth, STD
  • Diocesan, Summoroum pontificum

St. Michael the Archangel, 708 St Michael's Lane, Gastonia, NC 28052-6198
Tuesdays and Saturdays 8:15am (except 1st Saturday of the month)
Mail : 708 St Michael's Lane
Phone : (704) 867-6212
Fax : (704) 867-6379
Website :
•Fr. Matthew Buettner, Pastor
•Diocesan, Summorum pontificum

Our Lady of the Angels, 258 North Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752
Summer: Memorial Day-Labor Day--Sundays at 8:30am; 
Winter: Labor Day-Memorial Day--Sundays at 9:00am

As always, please call the church office to confirm MEF Mass Times at 828-559-0678.

•Fr. Carl Kaltreider, Parochial Administrator
•Diocesan, Summorum pontificum
The Parochial Administrator asks to please CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE at 828-559-0678 to ask ANY questions regarding the MEF.

Phone : (828) 559-0678
Email :
Email :

NEW! Saint John the Evangelist, 234 Church Street,  Waynesville, NC 28786
1st Wednesday of the month beginning in September 2014:
Exposition holy hour and confession from 6-7pm; 
Low Mass, for now, at 7pm.

Mail : 234 Church Street
Phone : (828) 456-6707
Website : 
Email :
Email2 :
  • Reverend Fr. Christopher M. Riehl
  • Diocesan Summorum Pontificum

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Message from Chris Lauer, 14.viii.14.

Dear Friends of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community:

Laudetur Iesus Christus.  I have few quick updates as we approach the Feast of the Assumption this coming Friday (August 15th).

1. Feast of the Assumption (Friday August 15th):  Just a reminder that Friday August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and it is a Holy Day of Obligation.  There are three Traditional Latin Mass options within reasonable driving distance to Charlotte.
     a.  St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte:  7:00 AM (Low Mass)
     b.  Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salisbury:  4:30 PM (Missa Cantata) 
     c.  Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Taylors, SC: 12:00 Noon (Missa Cantata)

2. Father Barone in Guadelajara, Mexico:  Many of you are already aware that Father Barone is on a short sabbatical at a parish in Guadelajara, Mexico where he is studying Spanish through immersion.  Please see the attached photos of Father Barone at this beautiful parish which is run by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

3. Good Press for Diocese of Charlotte:  Thank you to Pat Klass for sending this to me.  Father Noah Carter was given a very nice write up on the website, New Liturgical Movement regarding both his First Mass of Thanksgiving and his new vestments which were commissioned in honor of the occasion.  CLICK HERE.

4. Junior Postulancy Formation Program at St. Ann Catholic Church:  I am very pleased to pass along this fantastic new development at St. Ann in Charlotte at the request of Mr. Stefano Monaco the director of the St. Ann Latin Mass Altar Boy Ministry.

Fr. Reid is announcing an expansion of the St. Ann MEF Altarboy Ministry.  Beginning this Fall, a Jr. Postulancy will be established with the purpose of exposing younger boys to some basic rubrics and participation in the Masses in the Extraordinary Form for processions and to sit in coro prior to their eligibility for the full Postulancy at 11 years old.
This new Jr. Postulancy is open to boys who have made their First Communion, are at least in the third grade, and have be approved by Fr. Reid.  To participate, they will have to attend a couple of trainings to learn the critical rubrics, postures, and skills to effectively participatein coro at a High Mass on Sundays and other special Holydays.
Ordinarily, Jr. Postulants will not be required to attend the intensive bi-weekly training for Ranked boys and full Postulants; however, on occasion, there may be a need to have them attend some of these trainings for the purpose of preparing for a ‘big’ Mass.
If you have know of any boys whom you would like to nominate for this Jr. Postulancy, please email Mr. Stefano Monaco ( their name(s) and date(s) of birth by August 25 who will be consolidating the nominations for Fr. Reid’s review and approval.

St. Ann MEF Altarboy Ministry
Jr. Postulancy Formation Program
The Mission of the Jr. Postulancy is to expose younger boys to some basic rubrics and to allow participation in Masses in the Extraordinary Form in processions and to sit in coro prior to their eligibility for the full Postulancy at 11 years old
-- Learn basic rubrics for procession, posture, & in coro participation
-- Learn basic Server prayers (in English)
-- To mature and discern interest in full Postulancy
-- Boys who have made their First Communion
-- Are at least in the third grade
-- Are approval by Fr. Reid
-- Participation in required initial trainings ( likely to be held on two Saturdays each Fall.)  In addition, for the occasional, large, special Masses, participation in the training with other Ranked servers may be required
-- To wear a white collared dress shirt, black pants & socks and polished black dress shoes for trainings & Masses

God bless,
Chris Lauer
Charlotte Latin Mass Community