Sunday, February 01, 2015

Extraordinary Community News - call for EF confirmation candidates, New Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of London, Ont., Mass schedules, another EF Mass announced for Detroit Cathedral, lecture series

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

Tridentine Community News (February 1, 2015):
Call for Confirmation Candidates

The Archdiocese of Detroit has offered to provide the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form for the Oakland County Latin Mass Association at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. Recognizing that this is a relatively rare event, the Archdiocese has asked that others who are not regular attendees of the OCLMA be invited and welcomed to receive the Sacrament at this ceremony. Candidates need not be members of a Latin Mass Community. Readers of this column are well-connected and are asked to spread the word.

Interested parties should speak with OCLMA Chaplain Msgr. Ronald Browne after Sunday Mass at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. You may also e-mail the address at the bottom of this page, and your questions will be forwarded to Msgr. Browne.

New Auxiliary Bishop for Diocese of London

Pope Francis has named Fr. Joseph Dabrowski as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of London, Ontario. Born in Poland in 1964, Fr. Dabrowski is the North American Superior of the Michaelite Fathers, an order of Polish priests who serve on this continent. He currently serves as the pastor of St. Mary Parish in London. The Michaelite Fathers have long had an apostolate in the Diocese of London; in 2012 they were also assigned a parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit, St. Clare of Montefalco in Grosse Pointe Park. Fr. Dabrowski is a linguist and counts Latin among the languages he has studied. Interestingly, a YouTube video of a Mass he celebrated at St. Mary Parish features Gregorian Mass VIII being sung.

Feast of the Purification at Our Lady of the Scapular

A High Mass for the Feast of the Purification will be held at Wyandotte, Michigan’s Our Lady of the Scapular Parish this Monday, February 2 at 7:00 PM. Unlike the other Masses in the region that evening, this one will not include the Blessing of Candles before Mass, as the parish will have done that on Sunday.

February 15 St. Albertus Mass Postponed

A water main broke and flooded parts of St. Albertus Church. The boiler was made inoperable, and the church is without heat. As a result, the Tridentine Mass originally scheduled for Sunday, February 15 must be postponed until repairs can be completed. The fundraising breakfast that was scheduled after Mass that day will now be held after the Tridentine Mass on Sunday, May 17.

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Mass on July 31, 2015

Certain events deserve publicity far in advance of their taking place. In a repeat of the groundbreaking event held on August 30, 2013, Juventútem Michigan has arranged a second Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Detroit’s Blessed Sacrament Cathedral on Friday, July 31. The celebrant will once again be Auxiliary Bishop Donald Hanchon. This time, His Excellency Archbishop Allen Vigneron will be in attendance and will sit in choir. Mark your calendars; more details will be provided as the date approaches. [Photo of the 2013 Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral by Aaron Harburg]

Reminder: Next OCLMA Talk on February 22

Over 100 of the faithful attended the first 2015 Oakland County Latin Mass Association talk on January 18, “An Introduction to the Tridentine Mass.” The next talk will be held on Sunday, February 22 during the reception after the 9:45 AM Mass at the Academy. Paul Schultz will speak on “Juventútem: Young Adults that Love the Latin Mass.” Paul will explain the activities of Juventútem locally and globally.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 02/02 7:00 PM: High Mass at Our Lady of the Scapular, Wyandotte (Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • Mon. 02/02 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle, Ann Arbor (Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • Mon. 02/02 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Josaphat (Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • Tue. 02/03 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary (Daily Mass for the Dead) [Low Requiem Mass with Absolution at the Catafalque]
  • Fri. 02/06 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Sacred Heart of Jesus) [First Friday]
  • Sun. 02/08: No Mass at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. Car pools are available to the 2:00 PM Tridentine Mass at St. Alphonsus in Windsor; e-mail the below address or call (248) 250-2740 if you would like a ride.
[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 February 1, 2015. Hat tip to A.B., author of the column.]

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