Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tridentine Community News - Our Lady's Rosary Promises; Portiuncula Indulgence on August 2; Filming at Old St. Mary's First Friday 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 (July 31, 2016):
July 31, 2016 - Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Our Lady’s Rosary Promises

No prayer other than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been enriched with so many graces as the Holy Rosary. Praying it privately merits a Partial Indulgence. Praying it in a church or with other faithful gains a Plenary Indulgence. It is the only prayer which Our Lady asked the faithful to pray on a daily basis. “Whatsoever you ask in the Rosary shall be granted”, said Our Lady to St. Dominic. Of particular interest are the below promises which our Blessed Mother revealed to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche:

1. Whosoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary shall receive signal graces.

2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.

3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.

4. It will cause good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire for Eternal Things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.

5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary shall not perish.

6. Whosoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its Sacred Mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of Eternal Life.

7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the Sacraments of the Church.

8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the Light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the Saints in Paradise.

9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.

10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.

11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by recitation of the Rosary.

12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.

13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire Celestial Court during their life and at the hour of death.

14. All who recite the Rosary are my sons, and brothers of my Only Son Jesus Christ.

15. Devotion to my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.

Portiuncula Indulgence on August 2

A Plenary Indulgence may be gained by visiting a cathedral, basilica, or parish church on August 2 and praying there an Our Father and Creed [Apostles or Nicene]. The usual conditions apply: Confession within 20 days, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions, and freedom from attachment to sin.

This is known as the “Portiuncula Indulgence”, named after the small, ancient church located inside Our Lady of the Angels Church in Assisi. It is where St. Francis founded his order and where he sought this, the first Plenary Indulgence to be granted by the Church, in 1216 or 1221 by varying accounts. Prior to this, all Indulgences granted by Holy Mother Church were only Partial. Our Lord appeared to St. Francis and instructed him to ask the Pope to grant this Indulgence, which he did and which request was granted.

St. Francis chose August 2 because the Feast of St. Peter in Chains, commemorating his release from prison, is celebrated on August 1; St. Francis felt that sinners should also be freed from the chains of their sins on the day following that Feast. August 2 is also the anniversary of the consecration of the Portiuncula chapel.

Filming at Old St. Mary’s First Friday Mass

A film crew will be present at the First Friday High Mass at Old St. Mary’s Church in Detroit this Friday, August 5 at 7:00 PM, to shoot content for a forthcoming episode of Extraordinary Faith. Fr. Joe Tuskiewicz will be the celebrant, and as always, a reception will follow Mass in the Parish Hall.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 08/01 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Peter in Chains – or – Holy Machabees, Martyrs)
  • Tue. 08/02 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary (St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor)
  • Fri. 08/05 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Mary’s (Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major) – Reception after Mass in the Parish Hall
  • Fri. 08/05 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Josaphat (Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major)
  • Sat. 08/06 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (Transfiguration of Our Lord)
[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 July 31, 2016. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]