Sunday, November 05, 2017

Tridentine Community News - Upcoming talks and receptions at the Oakland County Latin Mass Association; Christmas week bus tour of historic churches in Chicago; local 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 (November 5, 2017):
November 5, 2017 - Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost

Upcoming Talks & Receptions at the Oakland County Latin Mass Association

Speakers have been lined up for several of the upcoming monthly receptions that follow the Sunday 9:45 AM Oakland County Latin Mass Association Masses at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel in Bloomfield Hills:

November 19: Fr. John Ezratty, MC will present a reflection about discerning the will of God for one’s life. Fr. Ezratty is a priest of Miles Christi, an order dedicated to the sanctification of the laity. As part of his ministry, he provides spiritual direction, conducts the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, and assists laypeople with building their own personal relationships with our Lord.

December 10: Erik Coules, Regional Coordinator with the Archdiocese of Detroit Department of Parish Life & Services

January 7: Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, will speak on The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Some Historical and Theological Reflections. Dr. Fastiggi’s most recent book, published in March, 2017, is The Sacrament of Reconciliation: An Anthropological and Scriptural Understanding.

March 4, 2018: Fr. Stephen Wolfe, SJ will discuss Ignatian methods of prayer. Recently-ordained Fr. Wolfe is an enthusiastic celebrant of the Traditional Mass.

June 3: Following the offering one of his first Masses after ordination for the OCLMA, soon-to-be Fr. Graham Latimer, FSSP will speak on Vocation to the Priesthood. Fr. Latimer is originally from metro Detroit, and his family attends the OCLMA.

Christmas Week Bus Tour of Historic Churches in Chicago

A perennial favorite, Prayer Pilgrimages’ annual Christmas week bus tour to Chicago will be held this year Thursday-Saturday, December 28-30. Chicago is blessed with one of the world’s most impressive collections of well-preserved historic churches.

This year we have an embarrassment of riches, as more historic churches have welcomed our bus tour to hold Tridentine Masses than we have days to accommodate all of them. We are particularly privileged that two of them have invited us to hold the first Tridentine Masses in their churches in over 45 years. Fr. Louis Madey will once again serve as chaplain and celebrant of the Extraordinary Form Masses on this year’s tour, supported by the choir from St. Joseph Oratory and altar servers from the St. Benedict Tridentine Community.

Tour flyers will be distributed after Mass at Old St. Mary’s in Detroit, at the OCLMA/Academy in Bloomfield Hills, and at St. Alphonsus and Holy Name of Mary Churches in Windsor. For more information or to register, visit or call tour organizer Michael Semaan at (248) 250-6005.

Stops this year will include the busy Polish parish, St. Hyacinth Basilica [photo, below, by Jonathon Brust]:

Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, with its arcade of Side Altars [photo, below, by Krzysztof Hanusiak]:

And this writer’s personal favorite, the eye-poppingly gorgeous St. Mary of the Angels, below, where everything from the art to the lighting to the glistening floor gives glory to God.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 11/06 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Feria)
  • Tue. 11/07 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Votive Mass for the Unity of the Church)
  • Sat. 11/11 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Martin of Tours, Bishop & 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 5, 2017. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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