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Holy Week, Triduum, and Easter Schedule 2014

Chrism Mass

Tuesday, April 15th: Daily Mass only at 8:30am, no adoration
The Chrism Mass is celebrated by the Bishop at St. Patrick's Catedral at 10am.

SACRED TRIDUUM

HOLY THURSDAY, April 17th 

9:00am - Morning Prayer (Church)
7:00pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper (Church)
Immediately followed by Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 12:00am (Gym) 

GOOD FRIDAY, April 18th

9:00am - Morning Prayer (Church)
Noon to 3pm – Lenten Penitential Supper (Aquinas Hall)
3:00pm - Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Jesus (Church)
5:00pm to 7:30pm - Lenten Penitential Supper (Aquinas Hall)
7:30pm – Stations of the Cross (Church)

HOLY SATURDAY, April 19th

9:00am - Morning Prayer (Church)
12:00 noon - Blessing of Easter Food/Baskets (Bring items to be blessed to the Church)
8:00pm - EASTER VIGIL*
*Sacraments of Initiation received by catechumens and candidates of our R.C.I.A. Ministry

EASTER SUNDAY, April 20th

MASS will be celebrated in the Church at:  7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am
MASS will also be celebrated in the GYM at:  9:45am and 11:45am

Respect Life Baby Shower: Emily

Thank you everyone for the support you have given me. I really appreciate it because not many people have that. Also thank you all for providing me with the materials to properly take care of my daughter. I feel so blessed to have a church that is supporting me on my baby Bella's arrival. Also that you Gretchen and all of the church who made the baby shower possible. Everyone who came made it very enjoyable for me. God bless everyone!  - Emily Rodriguez (more photos)

Thank You for Your Prayers & Support

Dear Parish Family,

I would like to express my most sincere thank you for the prayers and support you provided during my Journey to the Congo!  This past month has been the experience of a lifetime. I met people who will remain part of my heart for years and years to come.  I've posted some photos if you are interested in reading more you can see my 'mid-trip' update here.  And some of the great photos can be found here on Facebook

One of the greatest experiences was being welcomed by the villagers, parishioners, or school children.  Here's a video to bring you into the 'parade' with me.

I look forward to sharing my experience with you all in the coming weeks, months, and years!

Many Blessings,
Katie

Letters from the Pastor: A Series on the Liturgy

Each week Father Winslow writes on different aspects of the Liturgical Life in the bulletin.  Read the entire series here:

Week One: Finding Liturgical Peace and Unity
Week Two: The Role of the Liturgy in Preserving the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Week Three: The Liturgy as a Wealth of Sacramentality
Week Four: Liturgy as a Sign and Source of Unity
Week Five:  The Roman Rite
Week Six:  Liturgical Reform in the Latin Church throughout the Ages
Week Seven: Living in the Wake of the Latest Liturgical Reform
Week Eight: Our Generation's Experience
Week Nine: Our Generation's Experience (as My experience)
Week Ten: Our Generation's Experience (Gen X) 
Week Eleven:  The Effects of Varied Experiences
Week Twelve:  Use of Latin
Week Thirteen: Sacred Music
Week Fourteen:  Sacred Music, Continued
Week Fifteen:  The Pastor's View - Common Areas of Confusion

2014 Pilgrimage to Italy with Fathers Winslow & Kauth

Fr. Patrick Winslow and Fr. Matthew Kauth invite you to join them on a pilgrimage to Italy on June 1-10, 2014. Come explore Central Italy where we will tour Rome, Assisi, Siena and Florence, with highlights that include a papal audience, the tomb of St. Francis, the house of St. Catherine, the original “David”,  Santa Croce  and much more! For more information, and to pick up a brochure, please contact Valerie Gebhardt at 704-549-1607 ext. 209 or vgebhardt@stacharlotte.com

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WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Father's Letter to Parishioners

Mass Schedule

Weekends:
Saturday (vigil):  5:30pm
Sunday:  7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, & 5pm
 
Daily:
Monday:  8:30am, & 12:15pm
Tuesday:  8:30am & 12:15pm
Wednesday:  12:15pm & 7pm
Thursday:  8:30am & 12:15pm
Friday:  8:30am & 12:15pm
Saturday:  10am
 

Confession Times

Wednesday: 6-7pm
Saturday: 4-5pm

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Parish News and Events

Treasures in the Trunk Vendor Sale - 06/21/2014

Our Columbiettes cordially invites vendors, crafters and yard sellers to their Treasures in the Trunk, Vendor & Craft Sale which will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9am until 4pm. Contact Gen Rollin for more information (704) 548-0644. Read more

Respect Life Baby Shower

hank you everyone for the support you have given me. I really appreciate it because not many people have that. Also thank you all for providing me with the materials to properly take care of my daughter. Read more

Father Winslow on Liturgy

A Series on the Liturgy Each week Father Winslow writes on different aspects of the Liturgical Life in the bulletin. Read the entire series here Read more

Mission in the Congo

This past month has been the experience of a lifetime. I met people who will remain part of my heart for years and years to come. I've posted some photos if you are interested in reading more you can see journal entries, photos, and videos here. Read more

Italy Pilgrimage

Fr. Patrick Winslow and Fr. Matthew Kauth invite you to join them on a pilgrimage to Italy on June 1-10, 2014. Come explore Central Italy where we will tour Rome, Assisi, Siena and Florence, and more! Spaces are still available. Read more