Monday, December 21, 2015

Tridentine Community News - Christmas Masses in the Extraordinary Form; Christian Caubet, RIP; Photos of Jackson Pontifical Mass; TLM Mass schedule

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

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (December 20, 2015):

December 20, 2015 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

Christmas Masses in the Extraordinary Form

We are pleased to announce that a number of options exist for those who wish to attend Tridentine Masses on Christmas Day:
Christmas Eve:
  • Midnight Mass at St. Joseph, Detroit Choir and chamber orchestra will perform Missa Jesu, Salvátor Mundi by Vito Carnevali. Prelude begins at 11:00 PM.
  • Midnight Mass at Assumption Grotto, Detroit Choir and orchestra will perform Mozart’s Mass in C, K. 258
Christmas Day:
  • 9:30 AM Mass at St. Josaphat, Detroit
  • 9:30 AM Mass at Assumption Grotto, Detroit No choir
  • 9:45 AM Mass at Oakland County Latin Mass Association, Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel, Bloomfield Hills - Celebrant: Fr. Clint McDonell Choir will sing Missa Secúnda by Hans Leo Hassler
  • 2:00 PM Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor - Celebrant: Fr. Peter Hrytsyk Choir will sing Mass in Honor of St. Joseph by Flor Peeters

Christian Caubet, RIP

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Christian Caubet, who passed away earlier this month. Christian was a long-time member of Windsor’s St. Benedict Tridentine Community Choir, where he sang bass. Originally from Paris, Christian had been a member of the Assumption Church Parish Choir before beginning to sing for the Latin Mass. His was a familiar, resonant voice throughout our region, as he traveled around the area to sing for special occasions at St. Josaphat and Flint’s All Saints Church, among other places. Requiéscat in pace.

Photos from Jackson Pontifical Mass

Over 270 of the faithful attended the Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form on December 6 celebrated by Bishop Earl Boyea of the Diocese of Lansing at Jackson, Michigan’s St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. St. Mary is one of Michigan’s best-preserved historic churches, grand in scale and ideally outfitted for the Traditional Latin Mass. Bishop Boyea is an experienced and enthusiastic celebrated of the Tridentine Mass, having started to offer it in 2005 at St. Josaphat Church while an Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit.

Altar servers from Windsor’s St. Benedict Tridentine Community and the Oakland County Latin Mass Association were privileged to have been invited to serve at this Mass.

One of the most impressive discoveries at this Mass was the recently formed quasi-professional choir. Under the direction of Bill Price, Jr. and including long-time Tridentine Mass organists Jeff Mausolf and Sipkje Pesnichak as members, the new Jackson Tridentine choir sings polyphony at every Mass. Not surprisingly, the combination of the move to St. Mary’s and the newfound commitment to sacred music has resulted in a doubling of the Sunday Mass attendance at the Jackson Latin Mass. Bishop Boyea deserves thanks for encouraging the move to this lovely church, as well as the recent move of the Flint Tridentine Community to the comparable St. Matthew Church.

Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form is offered at 12:15 PM each Sunday at St. Mary Star of the Sea.

The entire album of photos taken by Roger MacZura is available here:

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 12/21 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Greater Feria of Advent)
  • Tue. 12/22 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary (Windsor) (Greater Feria of Advent)

    See above for Christmas Day Masses
[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 December 20, 2015. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]