"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"
Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (May 1, 2016):
May 1, 2016 – St. Joseph the Worker
Miles Christi Begins Weekly Low Masses
Congratulations to Fr. Stephen and Fr. Paul of Miles Christi, who are now holding regular Masses in the Extraordinary Form at their beautiful new Family Center Chapel in South Lyon, Michigan. Weekly Low Masses are held on Saturdays at 8:30 AM, with the first Mass having been held on Saturday, April 30. These will be Low Masses with Hymns. Special thanks to Jon McDonnell, Cecilia Lakin, and the von Buelow family for providing the impetus to make this happen.
The chapel is ideally outfitted for the Extraordinary Form, with a High Altar, Communion Rail, and no freestanding altar. If you are able to go, please try to thank the Fathers for taking this important step. We hope to see more of them at our various local Latin Mass sites.
Bishop Boyea to Celebrate Two EF Masses in May
As Juventútem Michigan pointed out in a Facebook post this past week, can your bishop match up to His Excellency, Bishop Earl Boyea of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan? Bishop Boyea will celebrate two Pontifical Masses during May, the first, today, May 1 at 10:00 AM in the Crypt Church of St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing for the St. John XXIII Latin Mass Community, and at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 22 for the Flint Latin Mass Community at St. Matthew Church.
Reminder: EWTN Live this Wednesday
The episode of EWTN Live about Extraordinary Faith with guest Alex Begin will be shown live at 8:00 PM this Wednesday, May 4, and will be re-run on Thursday, May 5 at 1:00 AM and 9:00 AM, and Sunday, May 8 at 4:00 AM. It will also be available on-demand on Roku, on the Android and iOS apps, and on the EWTN Live web site at: http://www.ewtn.com/tv/live/ewtnlive.asp.
One of the awkward and, dare we say it, unresolved issues in the current liturgical calendar is the situation of the Feast of the Ascension. A Holy Day of Obligation in the United States [but not in Canada], the Feast of the Ascension is celebrated on a Thursday in the Extraordinary Form but in many dioceses is moved to the following Sunday in the Ordinary Form. A reasonable question is, is one bound under pain of sin to attend Holy Mass on Ascension Thursday if the choices are minimal and one observes the Extraordinary Form calendar? In the absence of clarification, the presumptive answer is yes, it is obligatory. It is permissible to move the Feast to the Sunday in the Extraordinary Form under the External Solemnity provision, but this is not commonly done, locally or globally.
This year, the only Tridentine Masses in our region on Ascension Thursday, which is this Thursday, May 5, will be at Assumption Grotto in Detroit, at 7:30 AM and 7:00 PM.
Reminder: First Friday Masses at Old St. Mary’s
The next First Friday Mass at Detroit’s Old St. Mary Church will be held this Friday, May 6 at 7:00 PM. The celebrant for this month’s Mass will be Msgr. Ron Browne. Devotions to the Sacred Heart will precede the Mass. The choir of Windsor’s St. Benedict Tridentine Community provides the music for this and every First Friday Mass at Old St. Mary’s.
Because of the good attendance last month, there will be another reception after Mass in the parish hall. The parish has been enthusiastically promoting this Mass, so we hope it will develop into one of our region’s mainstays.
Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
- Mon. 05/02 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor)
- Tue. 05/03 7:00 PM: Low Requiem Mass at Holy Name of Mary (Daily Mass for the Dead)
- Thu. 05/05 7:30 AM & 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Assumption Grotto (Ascension of the Lord)
- Fri. 05/06 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Mary, Detroit (St. John Before the Latin Gate) [First Friday] – Celebrant: Msgr. Ronald Browne. Devotions to the Sacred Heart precede Mass. Reception in the parish hall after Mass.
- Fri. 05/06 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Sacred Heart of Jesus) [First Friday]
- Sat. 05/07 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi Family Center Chapel, South Lyon, Michigan (Immaculate Heart of Mary) [First Saturday]