Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Tridentine Community News - 2017 Year in Review; Thanks to our volunteers; Tridentine Masses this coming week

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

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (December 31, 2017):
December 31, 2017 – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas

2017 Year in Review

As is our custom at year’s end, we take a look at the most significant developments in the local Latin Mass scene over the past 12 months:

Signs of Mainstreaming of Traditional Liturgy: The ever-increasing number of Latin Mass sites and interested priests in our region, the record attendance of over 75 individuals at the recent Chant Workshop at Old St. Mary’s, the increasing frequency of local bishops celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form, the continuing attendance growth at the Oakland County Latin Mass Association, St. Benedict, Old St. Mary’s, St. Joseph, and elsewhere, all demonstrate an organic growth of the Traditional Mass at a time when overall attendance at Ordinary Form Masses in this part of the world is decreasing.

Seminary Training Popularity: Most of the first year class at Sacred Heart Major Seminary enrolled in Fr. Clint McDonell’s Tridentine Mass training course, and eight seminarians at Orchard Lake’s Ss. Cyril & Methodius Seminary are taking Fr. Louis Madey’s similar course there. At Orchard Lake, the seminarians actually petitioned leadership for such a course to be offered.

Debut of New Mass Sites: This list is getting progressively shorter each year, as so many of our local historic churches have already hosted Tridentine Masses. In 2017 St. Mary in St. Clair, Michigan was the only church to introduce a Tridentine Mass for the first time since the Second Vatican Council.

Prayer Pilgrimages: Mike Semaan’s Prayer Pilgrimages bus tour operation continues to break new ground, with a trip last spring to the historic churches and missions of California, including Tridentine Masses every day. Just yesterday, December 30, a special Solemn High Mass at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church during Mike’s Chicago bus tour was projected to attract several hundred local faithful and include blogger Fr. Z as Deacon.

Thanks to Our Volunteers

The thriving Extraordinary Form scene we enjoy is in large part due to the consistent effort put forth by a dedicated team of volunteers. Those listed in bold deserve special credit for volunteering at multiple sites across metro Detroit and Windsor.

Oakland County Latin Mass Association
Altar Servers: Riley LaMendola, Tyler LaMendola, Thomas McCourt, Kieran McDonnell, Liam McDonnell, Edward Schmick, Vincent Schmick, Charlie Shane, Jude Shane

Volunteer Choir Members: Joe Baldiga, Maggie McCourt, Jill McDonnell, Anne Shane, Caroline Wallis

Ushers: Chris Batts, Pete Higgins, Jon McDonnell

Collection Counters: Paul Mongiello, Alexis Pollard

Board Members: Chris Batts, James Hitchcock, Cecilia Lakin, Sanford Lakin, Jon McDonnell

Receptions, Vestments, & Altar Linens: Diane Begin, Mary Sullivan

Set-up & Take-down: Henry McCourt, Patrick McCourt, Thomas McCourt

Rosary Leader: Mary Strahorn
St. Benedict Tridentine Community
Altar Servers: Gabriel Ang, Matthew Charbonneau, Damien Cincurak, James Cincurak, Martin Janisse, Benjamin McKinley, James Murphy, Jonathan Ozorak, Lucas Sarweh, John Tome, Mitchell Witteveen

Volunteer Choir Members: Irena Hurajt, Laura Hurajt, Michel Ozorak, Celina Sarweh, Regina Sarweh

Ushers: Alex Foley, John Foot, Ted Jankowski, Frank O’Reilly

Finance Council: Ted Jankowski, Charlotte Parent, Ron Parent

Set-up, Take-down, & Collection Counting: Tim McKinley, Theresa McKinley, Charlotte Parent, Claudia Rutter
Old St. Mary’s, St. Hyacinth, Bus Tours, & Other Sites
Altar Servers: Michael Alvarez, Tommy Alvarez, Luke Rzeczkowski, Elliott Schmick, Zach Trailer, Francesco Von Buelow, Johannes Von Buelow

Ushers: Mike Campeau, Peter Gulewich, Bob Kujawa, Pat Zelenak
Please also keep in your prayers those priests who have celebrated Holy Masses in the Extraordinary Form for us over the past year: Bishop Earl Boyea, Bishop Donald Hanchon, Fr. Lee Acervo, Fr. David Bechill, Fr. Mark Borkowski, Msgr. Ronald Browne, Fr. Paul de Soza, Canon Jonathon Fehrenbacher, Fr. Athanasius Fornwalt, Fr. Peter Hrytsyk, Fr. David Johnston, Fr. Louis Madey, Fr. Clint McDonell, Canon Michael Stein, Fr. Joe Tuskiewicz, Fr. Jake Van Assche, Fr. Cy Whitaker, Fr. Charles White, and Fr. Stephen Wolfe.

- Alex Begin, Tridentine Community News editor
Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 01/01 – Octave of Christmas:
    • St. Edward on the Lake: 12:00 Midnight
    • St. Joseph: 9:00 AM [Low Mass], 11:00 AM
    • Assumption Grotto: 9:30 AM
    • OCLMA/Academy of the Sacred Heart: 9:45 AM
    • St. Benedict/Holy Name of Mary: 2:00 PM
  • Tue. 01/02 7:00 PM: High Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Holy Name of Jesus)
  • Fri. 01/05 7:00 PM: Solemn High Mass at Old St. Mary’s (St. Telesphorus, Pope & Martyr) – Celebrant: Msgr. Ronald Browne, Deacon: Fr. Joe Tuskiewicz, Subdeacon: Fr. Jake Van Assche. Choir will sing Missa Secúnda by Hans Leo Hassler. Benediction after Mass. Reception follows in the parish hall.
[Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. 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 31, 2017. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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