Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Extraordinary Community News

Tridentine Community News (September 16, 2012):
Flint’s Historic St. Matthew Church to Host Tridentine Mass this Friday, September 21

The first post-Vatican II Tridentine Mass in this part of the world debuted in 1988 at Flint’s All Saints Church. It’s still going strong today. A fine edifice of 1950s vintage, All Saints has nevertheless architecturally lived in the shadow of Flint’s grand St. Matthew Church, located at 706 Beach Street in downtown Flint. After an absence of over 40 years, a special High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be held at St. Matthew Church this Friday, September 21 at 7:00 PM for the Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle. The celebrant will be Fr. Pieter van Rooyen.

Young adults age 18-35 are invited to a dinner following the Mass sponsored by Juventútem Michigan; details are on a Facebook event page entitled “Bonus Mass”. Thanks to Juventútem leader Paul Schultz for organizing this Mass.

Holy Redeemer Mass Report

Speaking of grand churches, over 240 faithful attended the first Tridentine Mass that was held at Detroit’s Holy Redeemer Church in over 40 years last Sunday. Good news – mark your calendars: Holy Redeemer will host another Tridentine Mass on Friday, October 26 at 7:00 PM.

New Weekly E-mail Broadcast of Upcoming Tridentine Masses

In an effort to better serve our readers, we will be sending out a weekly e-mail broadcast listing all of the Extraordinary Form Masses and special events which will be held over the subsequent two weeks in southeastern Michigan and southwestern Ontario. In light of the increasing number of special Masses being held, the time has come to provide Mass schedules in this convenient summary fashion, as we realize not everyone is able to pick up a copy of this news column every week. If you would like to subscribe to this broadcast, please send a quick e-mail to: tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org

Next Mass at St. Hyacinth Church

After a summer hiatus, the next Tridentine Mass at Detroit’s St. Hyacinth Church will be held next Sunday, September 23 at 1:00 PM. St. Hyacinth is one of Detroit’s best-maintained historic church, with seemingly every surface glisteningly clean. An unsung army of volunteers must dedicate tremendous effort to the maintenance of this House of God. Sacristy cabinets that elsewhere would be nicked and scarred are immaculately polished. The high pulpit pictured above is even bedecked with [fake] jewels. An inspiring lesson in the proper preservation of sacred art and adornments.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 09/17 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Stigmata of St. Francis)
  • Tue. 09/18 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Assumption-Windsor (St. Joseph of Cupertino, Confessor)
  • Fri. 09/21 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Matthew, Apostle)
  • Fri. 09/21 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Matthew, Flint (St. Matthew, Apostle) [Rosary at 6:30 PM.]

"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 September 16, 2012. Hat tip to A.B., author of the column.]