"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"
Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (December 10, 2017):
December 10, 2017 - Second Sunday of Advent
St. Mary Church in St. Clair, Michigan Debuts Weekly Saturday Tridentine Mass
Some readers may recall Fr. Michael Zuelch as the previous celebrant of the Tridentine Masses at Immaculate Conception Parish in Lapeer. Fr. Zuelch is now Administrator of St. Mary Parish in St. Clair, Michigan. Following the strong attendance at a special Tridentine Mass at a recent Marian conference held at his parish, Fr. Zuelch has decided to begin holding weekly 9:00 AM Saturday Masses in the Extraordinary Form, beginning on December 16. When the calendar does not specify a higher class Feast, these Masses will be Saturday Masses of Our Lady. The intention is for these Masses to be Simple Missa Cantatas, which are High Masses without incense or additional ceremony.
Chicago’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Church to Host Bus Tour Tridentine Mass
Over the past few years, Chicago’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Church has been gradually “traditionalizing” its parish environment. The historic church underwent a restoration. A Communion Rail was (re)installed. For Advent and Christmas this year, the parish will be celebrating all of its (Ordinary Form) Masses ad oriéntem. Chicago young adult group VBP Chicago held the first Tridentine Mass there since Vatican II. And now the parish has invited our annual Prayer Pilgrimages Bus Tour to hold a Tridentine Mass there at the time of their Saturday Vigil Mass, on December 30 at 5:00 PM. In turn our traveling server team from Windsor’s St. Benedict Tridentine Community is inviting St. Stanislaus’ altar servers to join us for their first experience in serving the Traditional Mass. Chicago area residents are invited to join the bus tour, which will be visiting historic churches Thursday-Saturday, December 28-30. Additional special Tridentine Masses will be held on Thursday at St. Mary of the Angels Church and on Friday at a location to be determined. Please visit www.prayerpilgrimages.com or call (248) 250-6005 for more information.
Treasure and Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass
There are plenty of books introducing the Traditional Mass to children, but one subject area that has been lacking has been a similar “Tridentine Mass 101” book for adults. Such a volume has finally been published: Treasure and Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass by Lisa Bergman is a relatively brief (94 page) coffee table book filled with charts, diagrams, explanatory pictures, and of course text explaining the structure and ceremonies of the Traditional Mass. Available from a wide variety of vendors, this book will interest newcomers to the Latin Mass as well as adults desiring a more thorough understanding of the symbolism contained within it.
Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
- Mon. 12/11 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Damasus I, Pope & Confessor)
- Tue. 12/12 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Rosary Chapel at Assumption Church, Windsor (Feria) – Special location this week only
- Sat. 12/16 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Eusebius, Bishop & Martyr)
- Sun. 12/17 12:00 Noon: High Mass at Our Lady of the Scapular (Third Sunday of Advent)