Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tridentine Community News - 1st TLM/new high altar at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs; Local Tridentine contact info; Latin Liturgy Assoc.; Florida church tour; TLM Mass times

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

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (January 10, 2016):
January 10, 2016 – The Holy Family

First Tridentine Mass Celebrated on New High Altar at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs A welcome and uncommon sight has debuted at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Beverly Hills, Michigan: a newly constructed High Altar. Taking the place of the former simple tabernacle stand, the new High Altar is part of a remodeling of the church’s sanctuary. This past Wednesday, January 6, the new altar was inaugurated with its first Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form, celebrated by Fr. Clint McDonell. Members of the Oakland County Latin Mass Association and the St. Benedict Tridentine Community provided key support as ushers, singers, and altar servers.

Next up: Pastor Fr. Scott Thibodeau hopes to install a new Communion Rail, provided that funds can be raised. Each of the three sections of the rail will cost at least $7,000.

Back in Business #1: St. Benedict Phone Number

Among the many things that the late Sharon Moody did for the St. Benedict Tridentine Community was providing her home phone line as the published phone number of the group. Her children have kindly permitted the phone number to be transferred to a cell phone which is now in the possession of Charlotte Parent, the new Secretary/Treasurer. During the transition, the phone number was temporarily out of service, but you may once again call (519) 734-1335 with any questions or issues pertaining to the Windsor Latin Mass. Since the number is now on a cell phone, you may also text message the number. You may also contact St. Benedict via e-mail: Back in Business #2: Latin Liturgy Association

After several years of dormancy, the Latin Liturgy Association is coming back to life under new President Regina Morris of St. Louis, Missouri. Newsletters are once again being published, and the web site listing of Latin Masses in the Ordinary Form has been updated. The most recent newsletter makes mention of Regina’s recent visit to the Oakland County Latin Mass Association and the St. Benedict Tridentine Community to substitute for Wassim Sarweh.

For membership information and the directory, please visit Let’s hope that another National Convention like the one we hosted here in Detroit and Windsor in 2010 is included in their plans for the future.

Florida Church Tour

Prayer Pilgrimages is venturing further afield than usual with a tour of churches in Florida, Tuesday – Saturday, January 26-30. Tridentine Masses will be offered during the tour; specific sites have not yet been announced. Cities and churches to be visited include:

St. Augustine: Cathedral Basilica; Jacksonville: Immaculate Conception Basilica; Daytona Beach: St. Paul Basilica; Key West: St. Mary Star of the Sea Basilica; Miami: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gesu Church [pictured], Epiphany Church, Museum Chapel of Our Lady; Orlando: Mary Queen of the Universe Basilica; Naples: Ave Maria University

Viewers of Extraordinary Faith may recognize the sites in Miami from the episodes filmed there.

Side trips to Epcot and to the Everglades are included. Pilgrims will fly to Florida, then be transported by van. For information or to register, visit or call Michael Semaan at (248) 250-6005.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 01/11 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Hyginus, Pope & Martyr)
  • Tue. 01/12 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary (Feria [Mass of the First Sunday After Epiphany])
[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 10, 2016. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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