Sunday, November 22, 2015

Tridentine Community News - More EF Masses held at seminaries; Mary's Mantle collection; Christmas week bus tour of Chicago churches; TLM Mass schedules

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

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (November 22, 2015):
November 22, 2015 – Last Sunday After Pentecost

More Extraordinary Form Masses Held at Seminaries

The trend continues for seminaries to expose their students to the Traditional Latin Mass. On Wednesday, November 11, the Feast of St. Martin of Tours, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia hosted a Solemn High Mass with Deacon and Subdeacon in its St. Martin of Tours Chapel. St. Charles Seminary has held Extraordinary Form Masses in the past; what was significant about this particular Mass is that the seminarians requested it, and the rector approved.

On November 13, the Pontifical North American College Seminary in Rome posted the below text and photo on its Facebook page concerning an impressive multi-year initiative:

“Many of our students take advantage of being trained in the rubrics of Mass in the Extraordinary Form. The training is provided by alumnus Msgr. Richard Soseman C’95 (Peoria) who works in the Congregation for the Clergy. Training is done progressively, with different materials presented to the second year, third year, and fourth year students. A dedicated practice chapel in our new building wing provides an excellent location for this training.”

Closer to home, Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary will be hosting a private Mass [exclusively] for members of Juventútem Michigan this week. Sacred Heart Seminary also held a private Mass in the Extraordinary Form a few weeks ago for a select group of seminarians. The celebrant of both of those Masses is Fr. Clint McDonell, a frequent substitute celebrant for the Oakland County Latin Mass Association who began an assignment teaching Philosophy at the seminary this fall. These are the first Tridentine Masses to have been held at SHMS in over 45 years.

Mary’s Mantle Collection

On Sunday, December 6, the Oakland County Latin Mass Association will be collecting gifts suitable for infants, to be distributed at Mary’s Mantle, a home for unwed mothers. Please bring your gifts to the reception which will be held after Mass that day, in the social hall at the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

Christmas Week Bus Tour of Chicago Churches

Prayer Pilgrimages will be holding its annual bus tour of historic churches in Chicago on Monday-Tuesday, December 28-29. Fr. Joe Tuskiewicz will be the celebrant of two High Masses in the Extraordinary Form to be held at the perennially popular St. Mary of the Angels [pictured] and St. John Cantius Churches. Fr. Marcel Portelli of the Diocese of Saginaw will also be traveling with the group and will lead pilgrims on a tour of his alma mater, Mundelein Seminary. In addition to visiting a plethora of beautiful churches, free time is allocated for sightseeing and shopping in downtown Chicago.

Altar servers are needed for this trip; please e-mail if you are available to serve. For further information or to register for the tour, visit or call Mike Semaan at (248) 250-6005.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 11/23 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Clement I, Pope & Martyr)
  • Tue. 11/24 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary (St. John of the Cross, Confessor & Doctor)
[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 November 22, 2015. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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