Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tridentine Community News - Old St. Mary's to Debut First Friday High Masses; Masses for the Feast of St. Joseph; St. Michael-Pontiac Low Masses; Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Mass; the Triduum & Easter Sunday in the Extraordinary Form; TLMs coming this week


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

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (March 13, 2016):
March 13, 2016 – Passion Sunday


Old St. Mary’s to Debut First Friday High Masses

We are delighted to report that as a direct result of the strong attendance at its first two Tridentine Masses, Detroit’s Old St. Mary’s Church will commence offering First Friday High Masses in the Extraordinary Form every month at 7:00 PM, beginning on Friday, April 1. Devotions appropriate to the season will be prayed, and Windsor’s St. Benedict Tridentine Community Choir will provide the music. Unique for an historic church, Old St. Mary’s enjoys excellent climate control and is warm in the winter and air conditioned in the summer. The parish is considering adding more Tridentine Masses to its schedule, depending on attendance on these First Fridays, so please try to make time to attend.

Masses for the Feast of St. Joseph

St. Joseph is a popular fellow around these parts. For one thing, he is the Patron Saint of Canada, therefore next Saturday, March 19, there will be a special High Mass at St. Alphonsus, Windsor at 12:00 Noon. Everyone is invited to a potluck lunch in the parish hall after Mass. St. Joseph Church in Detroit will hold its annual Day of Prayer for its namesake on March 19. There will be a Tridentine Mass at 6:00 PM. Consult the parish web site for details of additional offerings that day.

St. Michael-Pontiac Low Masses

Fr. Jake VanAssche has begun offering Tridentine Low Masses on the Saturdays of Lent at 10:00 AM at St. Michael Church in Pontiac. Prior to priestly ordination, Fr. Jake was a member of St. Stephen Church in New Boston, which held numerous Tridentine Masses. In recent years he has served as Subdeacon for a number of Solemn High Masses. Fr. Jake hopes to offer occasional High Masses in the future if turnout for this preliminary run warrants it.

Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Mass

On Monday, October 3 at 7:00 PM, Fr. Ryan Adams will celebrate a Tridentine High Mass at the Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak for the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. The Mass is part of the Prayer Pilgrimages Bus Tour that day, but all are invited to attend the Mass. This will be the third Traditional Latin Masses offered at Shrine over the past several years. Fr. Ryan is an Assistant Pastor at Shrine and has celebrated several Tridentine Masses in our region since his ordination.

The Triduum and Easter Sunday in the Extraordinary Form

There will be several options for attending the Sacred Triduum in the Extraordinary Form in our region:

Holy Thursday, March 24
7:00 PM at OCLMA/Academy of the Sacred Heart, Bloomfield Hills
7:00 PM at St. Joseph, Detroit

Good Friday, March 25
12:00 Noon at St. Joseph
1:30 PM at OCLMA/Academy of the Sacred Heart
5:30 PM at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor

Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 26
8:00 PM at OCLMA/Academy of the Sacred Heart
8:00 PM at St. Joseph

Easter Sunday, March 27
9:30 AM at St. Josaphat
No Mass at OCLMA/Academy of the Sacred Heart
2:00 PM at St. Alphonsus, Windsor

Members of Windsor’s St. Benedict Tridentine Community Choir will assist in providing the music at the Oakland County Latin Mass Association. Holy Thursday at the OCLMA will feature Messe Brève in C by Charles Gounod. Good Friday at Holy Name of Mary will feature O Dómine Jesu Christe by Francisco Guererro. Please note that there will be no Mass at the Academy on Easter Sunday, however regular Sunday Mass times will apply at the other sites.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 03/14 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Feria of Passion Week)
  • Tue. 03/15 7:00 PMM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary (Feria of Passion Week)
  • Sat. 03/19 12:00 Noon: High Mass at St. Alphonsus, Windsor (St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary) – Potluck lunch follows Mass
  • Sat. 03/19 6:00 PM: High Mass at St. Joseph (St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
[Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. 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 March 13, 2016. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]


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