The traditional Latin Mass as celebrated worldwide in Catholic churches prior to Vatican II will be celebrated the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, US 60 West, across from The Greenbrier Hotel Clinic, in White Sulphur Springs and the public is invited.
However, Father James Conyers, parochial vicar of the Catholic churches of the Greenbrier Valley and who will officiate at the Latin Masses, notes the Apr. 3 will be a very special observance of Divine Mercy Sunday and the Latin Mass will be sung Missa Contata with “lots of truly great music.”
The Latin Mass does fulfill the Sunday obligation for Roman Catholics.
Father Conyers as the officiating clergy will be accompanied by the music provided by the classical trained organist on the new organ at the church and the members of the Latin Mass-trained choir.
Devine Mercy Sunday, observed worldwide on the Sunday after Easter, is especially propitious in this “Jubilee Year of Mercy” as designated by Pope Francis and will be observed at the conclusion of all Masses at St. Charles Borromeo Church and St. Catherine of Siena Church, Ronceverte, including the Latin Mass at St. Charles Borromeo.
“We invite everyone to join us for this special Latin Mass,” Father Conyers concluded.
For additional information, telephone the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley 304-536-1813 or via e mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.