Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cathedral Mass This Friday

"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"

Tridentine Community News (August 25, 2013):
One of the most significant events in regional Tridentine Mass history will take place this Friday, August 30 at 7:00 PM, as Detroit’s Blessed Sacrament Cathedral will host its first Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form in over 40 years. The celebrant will be Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Donald Hanchon, and the music will be led by Archdiocese of Detroit Music Director Joe Balistreri. Special thanks to Archbishop Allen Vigneron and Cathedral Rector Msgr. Michael LeFevre for their assistance in making this Mass possible.

Young adults age 18-35 are invited to a dinner sponsored by Juventútem Michigan after the Mass; further information is available on the Facebook event page.

Tridentine Mass and Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio

For the second year in a row, there will be a bus pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio. This year’s trip will take place on Wednesday, September 4. A Tridentine High Mass will be offered at the high altar of the historic Upper Basilica at 12:00 Noon. For more information or to register for the tour, call (248) 250-6005. [Photo left by Christopher Din]

Abbé Edward Gardner, ICRSS Subdeacons at Assumption Church for the First Time

Thanks to the last-minute organizing efforts of Paul Schultz, Ann Arbor native and recently-ordained Subdeacon and seminarian for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest Edward Gardner served as Subdeacon for the first time at a Solemn High Mass last Sunday at Windsor’s Assumption Church. [The Institute has a custom of referring to its seminarians with the title Abbé.]

Assumption has become a gathering place for seminarians from a variety of places. The previous week, five seminarians served at Holy Mass, representing London’s St. Peter Seminary, Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Boston’s Blessed John XXIII Seminary, and the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem. We are honored that these young men are choosing to assist at the Extraordinary Form and learn more about the Classic Form of the Mass in our community.

Kickstarter Project Announced for Gregorian Chant CD by Wassim Sarweh

For years, requests have come in from far and wide for our regional Gregorian Chant guru Wassim Sarweh and his choir to record a CD. Efforts had been made to make recordings, but the venues and circumstances were all found lacking. To make a professional-quality recording, everything must be as perfect as possible. Recognizing the need for such a project to be done right, former Ann Arbor and current Los Angeles resident and media expert Aaron Harburg has offered to helm the project. He has prepared a detailed Kickstarter project description, complete with an introductory video and audio samples.

Donors are needed to make the project viable. Read more and sign up to contribute at:

Diocese of London Showcases Historic Liturgical Objects on Facebook

Over the past several weeks, the Diocese of London, Ontario has put up a fascinating set of photographs on their Facebook page. Relics, holy cards, medals, chalices, historic missals, and the like have been displayed. The items are from the diocesan archives, an impressive collection rarely seen by the public. Visit the Diocese of London Facebook page for a visual feast.

Relics of St. André Bessette to Visit Assumption Church

On Wednesday, September 11, the relics of St. André Bessette, CSC, Montreal’s famed ambassador of St. Joseph, will visit Windsor’s Assumption Church. At 1:00 PM, there will be a Solemn Reception of the Relics. Silent veneration will be available from 1:30 – 6:30 PM. At 7:00 PM, Archbishop James MacDonald, CSC will celebrate a Solemn Mass in the Ordinary Form.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 08/26 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Zephyrinus, Pope & Martyr)
  • Tue. 08/27 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Assumption-Windsor (St. Joseph Calasance, Confessor)
[Comments? Please e-mail Previous columns are available at This edition of Tridentine Community News, with minor editions, is from the St. Josaphat (Detroit) and Assumption (Windsor) bulletin inserts for August 25, 2013. Hat tip to A.B., author of the column.]