Sunday, June 04, 2017

Tridentine Community News - More new churches in a traditional style: Our Lady of Good Voyage, Boston; Christendom College Chapel; Restoration of Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross; Penecost Octave at Old St. Patrick; TLM schedule

"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (June 4, 2017):
June 4, 2017 - Pentecost Sunday

More New Churches in a Traditional Style: Our Lady of Good Voyage, Boston

Continuing the theme from last week’s column, we bring to your attention two more churches newly built in a traditional style:

The Archdiocese of Boston is more recently known for closing churches, but in April it opened a new Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage to take the place of an older chapel. Designed by Cram & Ferguson, a Massachusetts church architecture firm featured on Extraordinary Faith whose founder designed St. Mary of Redford and Hamtramck’s St. Florian Church, the chapel is traditionally arranged and boasts a relocated and restored High Altar. [Photo by WBUR-FM]

Christendom College Chapel

Many of our readers know Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia to be one of the most impressive orthodox Catholic institutions of higher learning around. In March the college announced that they would be offering Tridentine Mass exclusively on one Sunday per month, to ensure that all students receive exposure to it. The school already offered the Extraordinary Form on most weekdays and every Sunday (non-exclusively). Now the college is embarking on a plan to construct Christ the King Chapel, a liturgically fitting locale for the Latin Mass, complete with ornate High Altar and Communion Rail.

Restoration of Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross

New construction isn’t the only good news in Boston: The Cathedral of the Holy Cross is being un-wreckovated: As part of a comprehensive restoration of the church, the High Altar, formerly reduced to non-functional decorative use, is being restored, a Communion Rail from the closed Holy Trinity Church is being installed, Side Altars are being restored [pictured], the sanctuary and statuary are being put back to a more traditional arrangement, and the carpet is being removed to improve the acoustics. A Latin Mass community currently using the traditional but cozy lower level chapel expects to increase the frequency of holding Masses in the soon-to-be-more-hospitable-to-the-Tridentine Mass upper church.

Pentecost Octave at Old St. Patrick

Once again this year, Old St. Patrick Church in Ann Arbor is offering Tridentine Masses daily for the Octave of Pentecost. All will be High Masses, with the possible exception of Saturday, June 10. The schedule is:
Monday, June 5 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 6 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 7 – 8:30 AM
Thursday, June 8 – 8:30 AM
Friday, June 9 – 8:30 AM
Saturday, June 10 – TBD
Sunday, June 11 – 12:30 PM
Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 06/05 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Pentecost Monday)
  • Tue. 06/06 7:00 PM: High Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Pentecost Tuesday)
  • Sat. 06/10 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (Pentecost Saturday)
[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 4, 2017. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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