Friday, July 01, 2016

Tridentine Community News - Ste. Anne de Detroit Church to host 1st Tridentine Mass in its main church; Auxiliary Bishop Hanchon to celebrate Mass for OCLMA on Aug. 28th; Sacred Heart Seminary Day for altar boys on Aug. 5th; Next Old St. Mary's Mass this Friday; 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 (Mune 26, 2016):
June 26, 2016 - Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Ste. Anne de Detroit Church to Host First Tridentine Mass in its Main Church

Oakland County Latin Mass Association president Cecilia Lakin has secured permission from Detroit’s oldest parish for a special Tridentine Mass: For the first time since 1969, Ste. Anne de Detroit will host the Traditional Latin Mass in its main church, on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 PM for the Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Astute readers may recall that Juventútem Michigan held a Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form in that parish’s Gabriel Richard Chapel in 2014. [Exterior photo by Andrew Jameson]

Ste. Anne is best known as the home of Catholic Renaissance Man, the late Fr. Gabriel Richard, who co-founded the University of Michigan and was responsible for the creation of Michigan Avenue, among many other accomplishments. Ste. Anne is also the spiritual twin of Windsor’s Assumption Church, the longtime former home of the St. Benedict Tridentine Community. The two churches mirror each other at opposite ends of the Ambassador Bridge. Ste. Anne for a long time was, and Assumption Parish still is, pastored by the Basilian Fathers. Both are their respective communities’ oldest parishes. Both reflect their French Canadian heritage, with traditional Gothic architecture. Now finally Ste. Anne will join its sister in once again offering the classic Catholic liturgy.

Ste. Anne is historically intact, with a High Altar, a High Pulpit, and a wooden Communion Rail. For many years, Ste. Anne was the site of an annual Latin Mass in the Ordinary Form, held as part of the annual Novena of Masses prior to the Feast of Ste. Anne.

More details will be announced as the date of the Mass approaches.

Auxiliary Bishop Donald Hanchon to Celebrate Mass for the OCLMA on August 28

Bishop Donald Hanchon will return to the Oakland County Latin Mass Association to celebrate its 9:45 AM Mass at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel on Sunday, August 28.

Sacred Heart Seminary Day for Altar Boys on August 5

Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary is once again holding its annual Seminary Day for Altar Boys on Friday, August 5 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Young men from Seventh Grade through High School Seniors who serve at the altar are invited to learn more about priestly service and seminary life. The day includes Mass [in the Ordinary Form] with Archbishop Vigneron. For more information or to register, visit

Next Old St. Mary’s Mass This Friday

First Friday Masses continue at Old St. Mary’s Church: This Friday, July 1, at 7:00 PM, Fr. Joe Tuskiewicz will celebrate a High Mass for the Feast of the Precious Blood. Devotions precede the Mass, and a reception will follow Mass in the parish hall.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 06/27 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
  • Tue. 06/28 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary (Vigil of Ss. Peter & Paul, Apostles)
  • Fri. 07/01 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Mary’s (Precious Blood)
  • Fri. 07/01 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Josaphat (Precious Blood)
  • Sat. 07/02 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
[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 June 26, 2016. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]