Monday, January 19, 2015

Extraordinary Community News - Episode 3 of EWTN's "Extraordinary Faith" now online, new Tridentine Mass sites, St. Joseph's closed for repairs, Mass schedule

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

Tridentine Community News (January 18, 2015):
Extraordinary Faith Episode 3 Available for Viewing On-line

Episode 3 of Extraordinary Faith – Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota – has been posted for viewing on the Episode 3 page of our web site, The episode has been posted in full 1080p HD quality, so that you can see the fine architectural details of the beautiful churches we visit. This video, as usual, is hosted on Vimeo because of its high quality standards.

Episode 3 has also been posted to Extraordinary Faith’s YouTube channel, for those who prefer to view on that site.

Cathedral of St. Paul Mass in October, 2014

One of the churches we visited in Episode 3 was the gargantuan Cathedral of St. Paul, located on a hill overlooking the city. This beautiful edifice has every architectural feature one could wish for a worthy celebration of the Extraordinary Form, including a High Altar surmounted by a magnificent baldacchino.

As it turns out, this past October 11, the cathedral hosted its first Tridentine Mass in over 40 years, along with the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation according to the Traditional Rite. The celebrant was Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens. Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter founding Superior Fr. Josef Bisig, who has celebrated Mass for us in Windsor several times, was Assistant Priest for the ceremony. Seminarians from Saint Paul Seminary along with members of the FSSP’s All Saints Parish in Minneapolis served at the altar. [Photo from]

St. Thomas the Apostle, Ann Arbor to Host Candlemas Tridentine Mass

Many of our Ann Arbor readers, including leaders of Juventútem Michigan, consider St. Thomas the Apostle their home parish. The parish has hosted Saturday 6:00 PM Vespers in the Extraordinary Form for a long time. At least one Tridentine Wedding Mass has been celebrated there, and this past June, their first public Mass in the Extraordinary Form was offered.

On Monday, February 2 at 7:00 PM, Gabriel Richard High School Chaplain Fr. Richard Lobert will celebrate a Tridentine High Mass for the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast is also known as Candlemas, as the Mass is preceded by a blessing of candles and a procession. The faithful are invited to bring candles to be blessed.

Music will be provided by a choir consisting of parishioners and members of the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club.

Please note that this Mass will take the place of Juventútem’s usual Last Friday Mass for January.

St. Joseph Church Closed for Repairs

St. Joseph Church has closed temporarily for work on the exterior of the building. All Masses at the church, including the 7:00 PM Monday and First Friday Tridentine Masses, have been relocated to St. Josaphat Church.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 01/19 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Ss. Marius, Martha, Audifax, & Abachum, Martyrs)
  • Tue. 01/20 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, [Canada] (Ss. Fabian, Pope, & Sebastian, Martyrs)
[Comments? Please e-mail Previous columns are available at This edition of Tridentine Community News, with minor editions, is from the St. Albertus (Detroit), Academy of the Sacred Heart (Bloomfield Hills), and St. Alphonsus and Holy Name of Mary Churches (Windsor) bulletin inserts for January 18, 2015. Hat tip to A.B., author of the column.]

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