Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekday High Masses for 2012

Tridentine Community News (January 15, 2012):
By popular request, we are publishing a list of all of the weekday High Masses that are intended to be offered at St. Josaphat Church in 2012. The list includes Masses already offered for completeness. This will be the fifth year in which St. Josaphat will offer High Masses on major Feast Days, including First and Second Class Feasts on which a Gloria and Credo are specified. A few Feasts that meet these criteria will be skipped, notably the Wednesday-Saturday Masses of the Easter, Pentecost, and Christmas Octaves. There will no Masses on the Ember Days, as was done on occasion in the past.

High Masses listed in bold will also be offered simultaneously at Windsor’s Assumption Church. Apart from Good Friday, All Souls Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, weekday Tridentine Masses at Assumption are only held on Tuesdays. In addition to the listed days, Low Masses are held every Monday at St. Josaphat and every Tuesday at Assumption at 7:00 PM.

Monday-Friday High Masses will be held at 7:00 PM. Masses on Saturday will be held at either 9:30 AM or Noon, depending on the celebrant’s preference. Please check or the preceding Sunday’s Tridentine Community News, usually posted first at, for confirmation of a particular week’s High Masses and a particular Saturday Mass time.
  • Mon. 01/02: Most Holy Name of Jesus
  • Fri. 01/06: Epiphany
  • Fri. 01/13: Commemoration of the Baptism of the Lord
  • Thu. 02/02: Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (including blessing of and procession with candles)
  • Wed. 02/22: Ash Wednesday
  • Sat. 02/25: St. Matthias, Apostle
  • Mon. 03/19: St. Joseph (likely to be held at St. Joseph Church instead of St. Josaphat)
  • Mon. 03/26: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary [transferred from the usual 03/25]
  • Thu. 04/05: Holy Thursday at 7:00 PM
  • Fri. 04/06: Good Friday Liturgy at 1:30 PM at St. Josaphat and 5:30 PM at Assumption-Windsor
  • Sat. 04/07: Easter Vigil at 8:00 PM
  • Mon. 04/09: Easter Monday
  • Tue. 04/10: Easter Tuesday at Assumption-Windsor only
  • Wed. 04/25: St. Mark, Evangelist
  • Tue. 05/01: St. Joseph the Worker
  • Fri. 05/11: Ss. Philip & James, Apostles
  • Thu. 05/17: Ascension of the Lord
  • Mon. 05/28: Pentecost Monday
  • Tue. 05/29: Pentecost Tuesday at Assumption-Windsor only
  • Mon. 06/11: St. Barnabas, Apostle
  • Fri. 06/15: Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Fri. 06/29: Ss. Peter & Paul, Apostles
  • Mon. 07/02: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Wed. 07/25: St. James the Greater, Apostle
  • Thu. 07/26 or Sun. 07/29 [TBD]: Ste. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Patroness of the Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Mon. 08/06: Transfiguration of the Lord
  • Wed. 08/15: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Wed. 08/22: Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Fri. 08/24: St. Bartholomew, Apostle
  • Sat. 09/08: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Fri. 09/14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross
  • Sat. 09/15: Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Fri. 09/21: St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist
  • Sat. 09/29: Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel
  • Thu. 10/11: Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Thu. 10/18: St. Luke, Evangelist
  • Thu. 11/01: All Saints
  • Fri. 11/02: All Souls [Low Masses at Side Altars at 6:00 PM; Solemn High Mass at High Altar at 7:00 PM]
  • Fri. 11/09: Dedication of the Archbasilica of Our Holy Savior
  • Fri. 11/30: St. Andrew, Apostle
  • Sat. 12/08: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Fri. 12/21: St. Thomas, Apostle
  • Tue. 12/25: Christmas Midnight Mass at St. Joseph Church
  • Tue. 12/25: Christmas Day Mass at 9:30 AM at St. Josaphat, and at 2:00 PM at Assumption-Windsor
  • Wed. 12/26: St. Stephen, Protomartyr
  • Thu. 12/27: St. John, Apostle & Evangelist
  • Fri. 12/28: Holy Innocents
The availability of weekday Masses depends first and foremost upon the availability of a celebrant. For this reason we ask that you pray for our priests, and bring to our attention any priest who is interested in learning the Extraordinary Form by e-mailing the address at the bottom of this page. Weekday High Masses also depend upon the availability of an organist/cantor, sufficient altar servers to set up the church before Mass and clean up afterwards, and a parking lot guard at St. Josaphat. Should any of these elements fail to come through, a given weekday Mass might have to be cancelled.

Celebrants, organists, and guards are all paid for their services, plus heating up the church for Mass has a cost. We ask those of you who regularly attend weekday Masses kindly to take this into consideration when making your Sunday donations, as collections are not taken up at most weekday Masses.

Next Tridentine Mass at St. Hyacinth

The next Tridentine High Mass at St. Hyacinth Church will be held on Sunday, February 5 at 1:00 PM. Your support of the first Mass held there a few months ago was instrumental in the decision to hold this Mass. Additional Masses may be scheduled in the future if interest continues.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
Mon. 01/16 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Marcellus I, Pope & Martyr)

Tue. 01/17 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Assumption-Windsor (St. Anthony, Abbott)

Sun. 01/22 Noon: High Mass at St. Albertus (Third Sunday After Epiphany)
[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 January 15, 2012. Hat tip to A.B.]

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