Monday, December 05, 2016

Tridentine Community News - YouTube Graduále; Cardinal Burke to Celebrate Pontifical Mass in La Crosse; St. Michael’s Cathedral Mass Report; 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 (December 4, 2016):
December 4, 2016 – Second Sunday of Advent

YouTube Graduále Juventútem Michigan member Seth Michael Borders has undertaken an innovative project to assist Extraordinary Form choirs with learning the chants of the Mass: He has created a YouTube channel, the “YouTube Graduále”, which collects videos made by others of the choir’s chants for High Mass, grouped by Feast Day. For example, for today, the Second Sunday of Advent, his page appears as follows:

This effort will surely be appreciated by choir members seeking to prepare for chanting the Introit, Gradual/Tract/Alleluia, Offertory, and Communion Antiphons. Cardinal Burke to Celebrate Pontifical Mass in La Crosse

Cardinal Burke to Celebrate Pontifical Mass in La Crosse

His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke has been in the Catholic press quite a bit over the past month, primarily for his role with three other Cardinals in requesting that the Holy Father clarify some ambiguous elements of his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Lætítia. Cardinal Burke is well-known for his enthusiastic embrace of the Traditional Latin Mass. This coming Saturday, December 10 at 11:00 AM, Cardinal Burke will celebrate a Pontifical Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin. While serving as Bishop of La Crosse, His Eminence spearheaded the construction of this striking, ornate church, which offers the Tridentine Mass every Sunday at 9:30 AM.

St. Michael’s Cathedral Mass Report

A reader requested a report on the Solemn High Tridentine Mass with Deacon and Subdeacon that was held at Toronto’s recently renovated St. Michael’s Cathedral on Sunday, October 30. While the “other” special cathedral Mass, at New York’s St. Patrick Cathedral on Monday, November 14, attracted much positive press, virtually nothing has been said about the Toronto Mass. The most detailed report available comes from blogger Julian Barkin, who supplied the below photo but noted that cathedral security was prohibiting photography at the Mass. This likely explains the paucity of additional photographs available.

The report confirmed that Thomas Cardinal Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, sat in choir for the Mass and delivered the homily. Clergy and seminarians from the Archdiocese served the Mass. Music was provided by the St. Patrick Gregorian Choir, led by Toronto-area Tridentine Mass organizer Surinder Mundra. Let us pray that this important precedent will be the first of many Masses yet to come at this important church.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 12/05 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Feria of Advent)
  • Tue. 12/06 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. Nicholas, Bishop & Confessor)
  • Thu. 12/08 8:00 AM: Low Mass and 7:00 PM Solemn High Mass at St. Joseph (Immaculate Conception)
  • Thu. 12/08 12:00 Noon: High Mass at St. Edward on the Lake, Lakeport, Michigan (Immaculate Conception)
  • Sat. 12/10 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (Feria of Advent)
[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 December 4, 2016. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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