Sunday, November 10, 2013

Oakland County Latin Mass Association Debut Mass at St. Hugo Stone Chapel

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

Tridentine Community News (November 10, 2013):
The historic Stone Chapel at St. Hugo of the Hills Parish in Bloomfield Hills was filled to capacity for a Solemn High Mass on All Souls Day. This Mass set a local record of persistence: taking over six years to secure necessary permissions, it was a labor of love for organizer Cia Lakin. Cia is the founder of the Oakland County Latin Mass Association, a new entity patterned on the successful model of the Windsor Tridentine Mass Association, metro Detroit’s first Latin Mass group, which recently evolved into the St. Benedict Tridentine Catholic Community.

Most significantly, the St. Hugo Mass demonstrated demand for a regular Sunday Liturgy in the Extraordinary Form in Oakland County. Over the next several months, the volunteers behind the Oakland County Latin Mass Association along with Chaplain Msgr. Ron Browne will attempt to identify a site where a weekly Sunday Mass can be established. A set of photos taken by Edgar Din is at:

Bishop Fabbro Visits St. Benedict Community

Last weekend also saw the first visit of a sitting Bishop of London, Ontario to the Windsor Tridentine Mass Community. Over 250 faithful were in attendance. His Excellency Bishop Ronald Fabbro sat in choir for the Mass and preached the Homily. Bishop Fabbro remarked that he was aware that a significant amount of work goes into organizing “good liturgy” and thanked Fr. Peter Hrytsyk for his spiritual leadership. He observed that the Windsor Latin Mass group’s stability over 22 years was the motivation for him to upgrade its canonical status to the St. Benedict Tridentine Catholic Community. His Excellency also commended Michel Ozorak for having gained an “international reputation” for his Chant Sheet project.

A set of photos taken by Charlie Parent is at:

Monthly Sunday Mass at St. Joseph Church to Debut

Fr. Greg Tokarski has approved the commencement of a monthly Sunday 1:00 PM Tridentine High Mass at Detroit’s St. Joseph Church, starting on December 1, the First Sunday of Advent. Music will be provided by the choir of St. Joseph Church under the direction of Michael Semaan.

These monthly Masses will be coordinated so as not to conflict with St. Albertus’ monthly Masses. As with all such efforts, your attendance at these Masses will determine whether they should be continued.

This year’s Christmas Midnight Mass at St. Joseph will also be in the Extraordinary Form.

2014 Calendars Available

As in previous years, we will be ordering 2014 Tridentine Wall Calendars from the Fraternity of St. Peter. Note that the calendar of feasts for the Extraordinary Form differs from the Ordinary Form, so this calendar is specifically intended to serve those who attend the Traditional Latin Mass. The cost is $16.00 each, and prepayment is requested. Please sign up on the order forms at the back of the church after Mass at Assumption Church and St. Albertus Church.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 11/11 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Martin of Tours, Bishop & Confessor)
  • Tue. 11/12 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Assumption-Windsor (St. Martin I, Pope & Martyr)
  • Sun. 11/17 12:00 Noon: High Mass at St. Albertus (Resumed Sixth Sunday After Epiphany) – Last Mass at St. Albertus for 2013
[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 November 10, 2013. Hat tip to A.B., author of the column.]

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