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Catholic News Herald

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Check out a new video highlighting St. Basil the Great Catholic Mission Parish in Charlotte. The video was shot during the Ash Wednesday Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts the evening of March 1 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlotte, where the mission is based and gathers for its liturgical celebrations.

Father Joseph Matlak, pastor, is a priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the largest Eastern rite Church in union with Rome. Father Matlak celebrated the first Presanctified Gifts Byzantine liturgy since the mission was established 10 years ago.

“The service is in essence vespers, or evening prayer, with Holy Communion,” Father Matlak explained.

St. Basil Mission will celebrate the ancient liturgy every Wednesday evening during Lent at St. Thomas Aquinas Church’s daily chapel.

All area Catholics are invited to attend.