"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"
Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (December 24, 2017):
December 24, 2017 – Vigil of Christmas
New Year’s Day Mass Schedule
The Octave of Christmas, also known as the Feast of the Circumcision, January 1, is usually a Holy Day of Obligation in both the U.S. and Canada. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced that it will not be of obligation this year, however the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has made no such announcement. Nevertheless local Latin Mass sites will be holding special Masses on January 1 as follows:
Blessing of Epiphany Water & Salt
- St. Joseph: 9:00 AM [Low Mass], 11:00 AM
- St. Edward on the Lake, Lakeport: 12:00 Midnight [yes, midnight]
- Assumption Grotto: 9:30 AM
- Oakland County Latin Mass Association at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel: 9:45 AM
- St. Benedict Tridentine Community at Holy Name of Mary Church, Windsor: 2:00 PM
Epiphany Water will be blessed before Mass and distributed after Mass on Sunday, January 7. The blessing will start at 9:10 AM at the Oakland County Latin Mass Association/Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel in Bloomfield Hills, and at 1:20 PM at St. Benedict/Holy Name of Mary Church in Windsor. This is a lengthy exorcism and blessing, taking approximately 30 minutes. Bring bottles if you would like to take some Epiphany Water home. A limited number of small bottles will be available for those without their own.
Blessing of Candles
The Christmas season is a good time to remind everyone that it is a laudatory custom to use candles at home that have been blessed according to the Traditional Roman Ritual, which our celebrants are happy to do after Mass. There is a special prayer of blessing of candles for the Feast of the Purification (February 2), but the normal blessing, below, may be used on any other day of the year. Rich in meaning, this blessing must be performed in Latin; an English translation is provided here for reference.℣. Adjutórium nostrum in nómine Dómini.Regina Magazine Publishes First Print Edition
℟. Qui fecit cælum et terram.
℣. Dóminus vobíscum.
℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.
Dómine Jesu Christe, Fili Dei vivi, béne+dic candélas istas supplicatiónibus nostris: infúnde eis, Dómine, per virtútem sanctæ Cru+cis, benedictiónem cæléstem, qui eas ad repelléndas ténebras humáno géneri tribuísti; talémque benedictiónem signáculo sanctæ Cru+cis accípiant, ut, quibuscúmque locis accénsæ, sive pósitæ fúerint, discédant príncipes tenebrárum, et contremíscant, et fúgiant pávidi cum ómnibus minístris suis ab habitatiónibus illis, nec præsúmant ámplius inquietáre, aut molestáre serviéntes tibi omnipoténti Deo: Qui vivis et regnas in saécula sæculórum.
[The candles are sprinkled with Holy Water.]
℣. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
℟. Who made heaven and earth.
℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, bless + these candles at our request. By the power of the holy Cross, + bestow a heavenly blessing on them, O Lord, Who didst give them to mankind to dispel the gloom. Empowered with the seal of Thy holy Cross, + let the spirits of darkness depart trembling and fly in fear from all places where their light shines, and never more disturb nor molest those who serve Thee, the almighty God, Who livest and reignest forevermore.
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Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
- Mon. 12/25 – Christmas Day:
- St. Joseph: 12:00 Midnight [Choir will sing Solemn Mass in A by César Franck], 9:00 AM [Low Mass], 11:00 AM
- St. Edward on the Lake, Lakeport: 12:00 Midnight
- Assumption Grotto: 12:00 Midnight [Choir will sing Paukenmesse by Haydn and Magnificat by Schubert], 9:30 AM
- Oakland County Latin Mass Association at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel: 9:45 AM [Choir will sing Missa Sancti Nicolai by Haydn]
- St. Benedict Tridentine Community at Holy Name of Mary Church, Windsor: 2:00 PM [Choir will sing Missa Sancti Nicolai by Haydn]
- Tue. 12/26 7:00 PM: High Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. Stephen, Deacon & Protomartyr)
- Sat. 12/30 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas)