Sunday, October 02, 2016

Tridentine Community News - New TLM in Sarnia, Ontario; 2017 Liturgical Calendars and Ordos now available; "Demons can be very legalistic"; Talk by Dr. Phi Blosser at OCLMA; L.A. Cathedral didn't host TLM after all; 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 (October 2, 2016):

October 2, 2016 - Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

New Tridentine Mass in Sarnia, Ontario

Every once in a while, one discovers a church which almost cries out to host the Traditional Latin Mass. In 2010, Fr. John Johnson came to that conclusion upon visiting the beautiful historic St. Joseph Church in Sarnia, Ontario. It has taken seven years of patient politicking, but through the efforts of organizer Karen Santos and the support of pastor Fr. Steve Savel, St. Joseph’s first Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be held this Friday, October 7 at 7:00 PM. The celebrant will be Fr. Festus Komolafe, a young priest from Nigeria who resides at St. Michael & Sacred Heart Parishes in Sarnia. Typical of the cooperative spirit of our region, organizational assistance and altar server training is being provided by the Tridentine community at St. Edward on the Lake in Lakeport, Michigan, on the other side of the Blue Water Bridge.

2017 Liturgical Calendars and Ordos Now Available The Fraternity of St. Peter has published their annual Calendars and Ordos earlier than usual this year. 2017 Wall Calendars and Liturgical Ordos are available at $13.00 U.S. or $17.00 Canadian each. Sign-up sheets are available at the back of the church at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Old St. Mary’s, St. Josaphat, St. Alphonsus, and Holy Name of Mary Churches. Prepayment is requested.

“Demons can be very legalistic”

From a September 26 article in The Telegraph newspaper of London, England about the increasing demand for Exorcisms:
“The Rite is conducted in Latin, the most hated language to demons, says Fr Thomas, but they will also respond to approved rite translations in languages such as Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

The Vatican has yet to approve an English translation of the Rite and Fr Thomas says the demons will tell him that they know what is approved and what is not.

‘They’ll say they don’t have to listen to you, that (English language) is not approved,’ he says. In his exorcism experience, demons can be very legalistic.”
Talk by Dr. Phil Blosser at OCLMA

In two weeks, on Sunday, October 16, Dr. Phil Blosser will give a presentation entitled “Liturgy and Beauty” at a reception following the 9:45 AM Mass of the Oakland County Latin Mass Association at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel in Bloomfield Hills. Phil is a Professor of Philosophy at Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary and is an ardent and articulate advocate of the Extraordinary Form. He is perhaps best known for his widely-read blog, Musings of a Pertinacious Papist.

L.A. Cathedral Did Not Host TLM After All

When something sounds too good to be true, it often is. The Tridentine Mass that was originally scheduled to be held at the Los Angeles Cathedral on Saturday, October 1 was relocated to the Caruso Catholic Center Chapel at the University of Southern California. No reason was cited.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 10/03: No Mass at St. Josaphat
  • Mon. 10/03 7:00 PM: Solemn High Mass at Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, Royal Oak (St. Therese of the Child Jesus)
  • Tue. 10/04 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon & Confessor)
  • Fri. 10/07 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Mary’s, Detroit (Our Lady of the Rosary) – Reception will follow Mass in the Parish Hall
  • Fri. 10/07 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Joseph, Sarnia, Ontario (Our Lady of the Rosary)
  • Fri. 10/07 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Josaphat (Our Lady of the Rosary) – Final First Friday Tridentine Mass at St. Josaphat
  • Sat. 10/08 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Bridget of Sweden, Widow)
[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 October 2, 2016. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]