Friday, February 16, 2018

Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and east Michigan


Tridentine Masses This Coming Week

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* NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

Tridentine Community News - Notes on the Mass Schedule; 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 (February 11, 2018):
February 11, 2018 – Quinquagésima Sunday

Notes on the Mass Schedule

A few readers have asked about the criteria for Masses to be included in the below list. Given how many Tridentine Masses are offered in our region every week, only a few can be included.

Most of the readership of this column attends the Oakland County Latin Mass Association, the St. Benedict Tridentine Community, and/or Old St. Mary’s, thus the listings are geared towards their interests.

Regularly scheduled Sunday Masses are not included, as the majority of our readers already attend one of those. Occasionally Sunday Masses will be listed because of noteworthy special events. Special Masses at unique sites, and irregularly held Masses such as those at Our Lady of the Scapular are included.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Tue. 02/13 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Votive Mass for the Propagation of the Faith)
  • Wed. 02/14: 12:00 Noon Low Mass & 7:00 PM High Mass at St. Joseph (Ash Wednesday)
  • Wed. 02/14 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Alphonsus, Windsor (Ash Wednesday)
  • Sat. 02/17 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Scholastica, Virgin)
  • [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 February 11, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and east Michigan


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    * NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

    Thursday, February 08, 2018

    Translation project completed: Book to be published


    H. G. Stoker, Conscience: Phenomena and Theories, translated by Philip E. Blosser (University of Notre Dame Press, March, 2018)

    I have been waiting long to see this project to completion -- a translation of a book by H. G. Stoker, possibly the most exhaustive study of conscience in any language -- and from a perspective informed by phenomenology and the traditions of Christianity. It's more expensive than I would like, but it's not overly technical and should interest a wide audience -- anyone interested in conscience, its psychology, religious and moral significance, how it 'works,' historical theories about it (from ancient Greece, through Medieval thinkers to the likes of Kant, Nietzsche, Cardinal Newman, and F.J.J. Buytendijk), terms used for it in multiple languages, it's development, reliability, and whether it is primarily intellectual, intuitive, volitional, or emotional. The book will go on sale the end of March.

    For more details, see the promo page over at the University of Notre Dame Press (Here)

    Conscience: Phenomena and Theories was first published in German in 1925 as a dissertation by Hendrik G. Stoker under the title Das Gewissen: Erscheinungsformen und Theorien. It was received with acclaim by philosophers at the time, including Stoker’s dissertation mentor Max Scheler, Martin Heidegger, and Herbert Spielberg, as quite possibly the single most comprehensive philosophical treatment of conscience and as a major contribution in the phenomenological tradition.

    Sunday, February 04, 2018

    Tridentine Community News - Why Should I Go to Mass Every Day?; The Tradition of Praying Three Hail Marys Daily; A Prayer for the Forgotten Dead; St. Josaphat Monday Masses Suspended; 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 (February 4, 2018):
    February 4, 2018 – Sexagésima Sunday

    Why Should I Go to Mass Every Day?

    Reader James Murphy brought to our attention this reflection on why one should strive to attend Holy Mass daily, taken from the Pieta Prayer Book:
    “The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!” (Pope Paul VI)

    For each Mass we hear with devotion, Our Lord sends a saint to comfort us at death. (Revelation of Christ to Saint Gertrude the Great)

    Saint Padre Pio, the stigmatic priest, said, “Every holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know. It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”

    Saint John Vianney said that if we knew the value of the Mass, we would die of joy.

    Your prayers are strongest at the Consecration in Holy Mass (raising of Host and Chalice). Each time we look at The Most Blessed Sacrament our place in heaven is raised forever (revealed by Our Lord to Saint Gertrude the Great).

    “The Holy Mass would be of greater profit if people had it offered in their lifetime, rather than having it celebrated for the relief of their souls after death.” (Pope Benedict XV)

    Once, Saint Teresa of Avila was overwhelmed with God’s Goodness and asked Our Lord, “How can I thank you?” Our Lord replied, “ATTEND ONE MASS.”

    The Blessed Virgin Mary once told her faithful servant, Blessed Alain, “My Son so loves those who assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that, if it were necessary, He would die for them as many times as they’ve heard Masses.”
    The Tradition of Praying Three Hail Marys Daily

    It has long been recommended that Catholics pray three Hail Marys every day, with the intention of avoiding mortal sin. An August 14, 2017 article on aleteia.org explains that in the 13th century St. Mechtilde was promised by Our Lady that whoever would pray three Hail Marys every day would receive our Blessed Mother’s help during life and her special assistance at the moment of death:
    “…I want you, on your part, to pray three Hail Marys to me each day. With the first, you will ask that, just as God the Father raised me up to a throne of glory without equal, making me the most powerful creature in heaven and on earth, so too I may assist you on earth to strengthen you and drive away from you every power of the enemy. With the second Hail Mary, you will ask that, just as the Son of God filled me with wisdom to such an extent that I have more knowledge of the Holy Trinity than all the Saints, so too may I help you during the last moments of your life, filling your soul with the light of faith and of true wisdom, so that the shadows of error and ignorance may not darken it. With the third, you will ask that, just as the Holy Spirit filled me with the sweetness of His love, and has made me so loving that, after God, I am the sweetest and most merciful, so also may I help you at the hour of your death, filling your soul with such gentleness of divine love that all the sorrow and bitterness of your death may be changed for you into delight.”
    A Prayer for the Forgotten Dead

    This lovely historic holy card from the Marianhill Missionaries – whose monastery is in Dearborn Heights, Michigan - needs no elaboration.


    St. Josaphat Monday Masses Suspended

    The Monday evening Tridentine Masses at St. Josaphat Church have been suspended for the time being. We will advise if and when they resume.

    Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
    • Tue. 02/06 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. Titus, Bishop & Confessor)
    • Sat. 02/10 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Scholastica, Virgin)
    • Sun. 02/11: No Mass at OCLMA/Academy of the Sacred Heart
    [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 February 4, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

    Saturday, February 03, 2018

    Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and eastern Michigan


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    * NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

    Germain Grisez (1929-2018) - RIP


    Matthew E. Bunson, "In Memoriam: Germain Grisez, Great Defender of Humanae Vitae (1929-2018)" (National Catholic Register, February 2, 2018):
    Germain Grisez, professor emeritus of Christian ethics at Mount St. Mary’s University and one of the most articulate defenders of the Church’s teachings against contraception and in defense of natural law, died Thursday morning after a bout of cancer. He was 88.

    Grisez served as professor of moral theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, from 1979 to 2009. He wrote dozens of books and articles in philosophy and moral theology and became one of the most revered Catholic theologians for his defense of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae (The Regulation of Birth), which upheld the Church’s teachings on contraception at a time of great confusion and open dissent in Catholic universities.

    He also left a lasting legacy in the area of natural law, while his magnum opus, the three-volume The Way of the Lord Jesus, became one of the main texts in the study of moral theology, especially its eloquent explanation of Catholic teaching on such key topics as abortion, contraception and chastity.

    Russell Shaw, who was a longtime friend and collaborator with Grisez, including co-authorship of an ethics textbook, Beyond the New Morality: The Responsibilities of Freedom, told the Register, “Germain Grisez was a towering figure in contemporary Catholic thinking about morality. As a co-founder of the school known as the ‘New Natural-Law Theory,’ he was highly influential in his lifetime and has left a legacy that will shape reflection in the fields of ethics and moral theology far into the future.”

    “As a scholar, he was a model of intellectual integrity,” Shaw added. “As a Christian, he was a faithful son of the Church and a devoted family man and friend. I was privileged to know and sometimes collaborate with Germain for well over half a century. He will indeed be greatly missed.” Read more >>
    Not long after my reception into the Catholic Church, Prof. Grisez welcomed me to the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and presented me with a relic of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. I shall never forget his charity, his courageous defense of Humanae Vitae, and his natural law arguments.

    Thursday, February 01, 2018

    Alex Begin interview on Ave Maria Radio about tomorrow's EF Mass at Old St. Mary's in Greektown

    Teresa Tomeo interviews Alex Begin on her show on Ave Maria Radio about the First Friday liturgy in the extraordinary form (Traditional Latin Mass) for the Purification of Mary, Feb. 2, ending the Christmas liturgical season.

    The interview starts at 44:27 here: https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/catholic-connection-january-31-2018-hour-1/