Sunday, November 27, 2016

Tridentine Community News - St. Patrick Cathedral Mass report; First Communions at OCLMA on May 7; Bishop Dabrowski to visit St. Benedict on March 12; Confirmation registration at St. Benedict; 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 (November 27, 2016):
November 27, 2016 – First Sunday of Advent

St. Patrick Cathedral Mass Report

One of the most significant events in the history of the Traditional Latin Mass after Vatican II took place on Monday, November 14. As reported in the November 6 edition of this column, the first Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at New York’s St. Patrick Cathedral to held in 20 years took place that evening. Despite only two weeks’ advance notice for the event and a very limited amount of advance publicity, approximately 1,000 faithful were in attendance. The recently renovated and restored building was ideally suited for the Traditional Mass. Fr. Leonard Villa was the celebrant, a large professional-grade choir assembled for the event sang Orlando di Lassus’ Missa Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera, and many familiar faces from Manhattan’s Holy Innocents Parish served the Mass.

Metro Detroit was represented by former St. Josaphat parishioner William Yap, now a resident of Long Island, vested and in procession as a Knight of Malta; and by this author, attending in the congregation. St. Patrick Cathedral Rector Msgr. Robert Ritchie welcomed the pilgrims and seemed impressed by the turnout. Kudos are due to the Knights of Columbus councils that organized the event in spite of the political challenges that stood in the way.

We’ve saved the best part for last: Another Tridentine Mass has apparently already been scheduled at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in February.

First Communions at OCLMA on May 7

First Holy Communions at the Oakland County Latin Mass Association will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the 9:45 AM Mass at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel in Bloomfield Hills. Parents of children who are interested in receiving First Communion on that date are requested to make arrangements with Msgr. Browne, or e-mail, or call (248) 250-2740.

Bishop Dabrowski to Visit St. Benedict on March 12

Diocese of London, Ontario Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Dabrowski will make his first visit to the St. Benedict Tridentine Community on Sunday, March 12, when he will attend the 2:00 PM Mass at St. Alphonsus Church in Windsor. Mark your calendars to join us for Mass that day. Confirmation Registration at St. Benedict

The St. Benedict Tridentine Community is collecting names of children and adults who are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation according to the Extraordinary Form. Please sign up on the form available at the back of both St. Alphonsus and Holy Name of Mary Churches, or e-mail, or call (519) 734-1335.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 11/28 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Feria of Advent)
  • Tue. 11/29 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Feria of Advent)
  • Fri. 12/02 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Mary’s, Detroit (St. Vivian, Virgin & Martyr) – First Friday – Devotions precede Mass; Reception will follow Mass in the Parish Hall
  • Fri. 12/02 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Joseph, Sarnia, Ontario (St. Vivian, Virgin & Martyr) – First Friday
  • Fri. 12/02 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Joseph, Detroit (St. Vivian, Virgin & Martyr) – First Friday
  • Sat. 12/03 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Francis Xavier, Confessor)
[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 November 27, 2016. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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