Sunday, January 03, 2010

Weekday Tridentine Mass Site Debuts: St. Theresa Church, Windsor

Tridentine Community News (December 27, 2009):

In a long-hoped for development, St. Theresa Church on the east side of Windsor will commence a twice-monthly Thursday evening Tridentine Mass beginning on January 7 at 7:00 PM. This initiative is the work of St. Theresa pastor Fr. John Johnson, who has enthusiastically learned the Extraordinary Form and is in fact today's celebrant at St. Josaphat Church. The first Mass will be a sung Mass (Missa Cantata) in celebration of the first public Tridentine Mass held at the church in approximately 40 years. Future Masses will be Low Masses with hymns, like St. Josaphat’s Monday evening Mass. Music director for these Masses will be Assumption-Windsor and St. Josaphat Tridentine Mass music director Wassim Sarweh.

Masses will be held on January 7 and 28, and on February 11 and 25, all at 7:00 PM. Attendance at these initial Masses will determine how often future Masses will be scheduled. We encourage our readers to attend and show their support.

St. Theresa is located at 1991 Norman Road, on the south side of Tecumseh Rd., one block east of Pillette Rd. The church is six miles from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel: Upon exiting the tunnel, turn left, then left at the light onto Ouellette Ave. Go approximately two miles to Tecumseh Rd. Turn left on Tecumseh, go approximately four miles to Pillette Rd., turn left, drive one block, turn right, drive one block, turn right again, and the church will be on your right.

[Comments? Please e-mail Previous columns are available at This edition of Tridentine Community News, with minor editions, is from the St. Josaphat bulletin insert for December 27, 2009. Hat tip to A.B.]

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