“Nations will be reminded by the annual celebration of this feast that not only private individuals but also rulers and princes are bound to give public honor and obedience to Christ…” Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, 11 December 1925.
Nearly 350 people attended a High Mass and Eucharistic procession in Charlotte on Sunday to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. The feast, universally instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925, is held on the final Sunday in October according to the traditional liturgical calendar. Faithful from as far away as Greensboro, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina made the nearly two hour drive to St. Ann Catholic Church, home of the Charlotte Latin Mass Community.
The Holy Sacrifice was offered by Father Jason Barone, a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte. Mass was immediately followed by a Eucharistic procession and Benediction. Fr. Barone also led the gathered in reciting the Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Here are a few pictures from this beautiful liturgy and procession.
Photo credit: John Cosmas
This article was originally published at Liturgy Guy. Reprinted here with permission.
Brian Williams is a convert who entered the Catholic Church in 2006. He is a graduate of Long Beach State University with a BA in History. Brian blogs on life, liturgy and the pursuit of holiness at liturgyguy.com. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and five children.
What beautiful photos. We have no access to such reverent masses in my part of the world.
We have but two priests in the Diocese of Raleigh, NC who offer the TLM. My pastor is one of them. Went last night to a TLM high Mass. All sung in Gregorian chant. Absolutely beautiful. He also offers the NO Ad Orientum. He restored the communion rail, and reirdos, and took out the NO portable altar. My family and I remain so blessed to have him as our priest. Also, EVERYONE kneels to receive Holy Communion whether it is the TLM or NO Mass. As for most of the other priests in the diocese….all Novus Ordo modernists:(
We attended this Mass and procession. It was a reverent and beautiful Mass, as usual, and a great homily. The choir was brilliant sounding, there was a phalanx of altar boys, and lots of families with many children, The weather was as pleasant a Fall day as one could ask for. We consider ourselves blessed to be there every Sunday.