Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Extraordinary community news

Tridentine Community News (August 19, 2012):

Jackson Mass Draws Crowd

Though only 100 were expected, over 300 people turned out for a special Mass in the Extraordinary Form held at Jackson’s St. Mary Star of the Sea Church this past Tuesday, August 14. Only the second Tridentine Mass held there since Vatican II, St. Mary’s was a perfect site for the classic liturgy. The church is well maintained and gleams from cleanliness; air conditioning will even be added soon. The stained glass is particularly breathtaking. Thanks are due to Jackson Tridentine Mass coordinator Jon Ferguson for organizing and publicizing this special event, and to St. Mary’s pastor Fr. Timothy Nelson for his gracious hospitality. Fr. Nelson appreciates the appropriateness of St. Mary’s for the Traditional Mass and envisages additional EF Masses to be held there in the future. [Photos by ___________________]

Detroit’s Holy Redeemer Church to Hold Special Mass

We are pleased to report that a third historic church will be joining the ranks of those holding a special Mass for the first time in over 40 years: Holy Redeemer Church, at 1721 Junction Street, just north of I-75 near the Ambassador Bridge. On Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 PM, Fr. Clement Suhy, OSB will celebrate a sung Tridentine Mass; music will be provided by the St. Joseph Mens’ Schola.

Holy Redeemer was long the local home of the Redemptorist order of priests. A grand church with an expansive campus encompassing an elementary school and Cristo Rey High School, the church gained some fame as the site for the filming of the 1987 mystery movie The Rosary Murders, based on a book by Detroit novelist William X. Kienzle. In recent years Holy Redeemer has become the largest parish in metro Detroit serving the Hispanic community. The parish was recently given over to the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. The SOLT order now send its seminarians to Sacred Heart Seminary; 14 seminarians are presently in residence at Holy Redeemer.

With a nave reminiscent of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, Holy Redeemer sports a high altar surmounted by a baldacchino. With a high pulpit, Communion Rail, side altars, and devotional shrines, Holy Redeemer is an ideal site for the traditional Liturgy. Juventútem leader Paul Schultz will be providing a Latin/Spanish Propers Handout in addition to the usual Latin/English handout to assist members of the parish. Many thanks to Sandra Geromette for organizing this Mass and Holy Redeemer pastor Fr. Dennis Walsh for welcoming the effort.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week

Mon. 08/20 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot & Doctor)

Tue. 08/21 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Assumption-Windsor (St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Widow)

Wed. 08/22 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Josaphat (Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Fri. 08/24 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Bartholomew, Apostle)

"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"
[Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. This edition of Tridentine Community News, with minor editions, is from the St. Josaphat (Detroit) and Assumption (Windsor) bulletin inserts for August 19, 2012. Hat tip to A.B., author of the column.]

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