Friday, April 27, 2018

Tridentine Community News - Extraordinary Faith Episode 14: Detroit Part 2 of 2 to Debut on EWTN on Friday, May 4; Flint TLM 101 Presentation & Mass; 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 (April 22, 2018):
April 22, 2018 – Third Sunday After Easter

Extraordinary Faith Episode 14: Detroit Part 2 of 2 to Debut on EWTN on Friday, May 4

The second of two episodes of Extraordinary Faith filmed here in Detroit will air on EWTN. Episode 14: Detroit Part 2 of 2 will be shown on Friday, May 4 at 5:30 PM and on Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 AM. As with all episodes, it will be posted for viewing on the Extraordinary Faith YouTube and Vimeo channels and at one month after it debuts on EWTN.

Bob Barnhart, Music Director for the Ordinary Form Masses at Old St. Mary’s Church, explains the architectural features and musical and sacramental offerings of the parish. Video segments of the First Friday Tridentine Mass and the choir led by Wassim Sarweh are shown.

St. Edward on the Lake Pastor and longtime Extraordinary Form celebrant Fr. Lee Acervo continues our series of segments introducing various aspects of the Traditional Mass, with an explanation of the first part of a typical Sunday Mass: the Aspérges and the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar. Video snippets from a Mass at St. Alphonsus, Windsor provide visual examples of the subjects he addresses.

Parish volunteer Mike Smigielski takes us on a tour of the glisteningly restored St. Hyacinth Church. He explains how and why the parish began to host periodic Tridentine Masses, as a model of how other parishes might commence similar initiatives.

In the grand setting of Hamtramck’s St. Florian Church, church supplies expert and Detroit Latin Mass pioneer Fr. Mark Borkowski explains the various components of a complete Tridentine Mass vestment set.

Polish American Historic Site Association volunteers Celeste Grabowski and Bob Duda explain how their group took on the staggering challenge of acquiring from the Archdiocese of Detroit, restoring, and operating the once-closed, massive St. Albertus Church, where Holy Masses are once again being held. Roving Tridentine Mass organist Vladimir Vaculik explains how he used creative and inexpensive techniques to repair and restore the pipe organ at St. Albertus that had been non-functional for over 15 years.

Flint TLM 101 Presentation & Mass

The Flint Tridentine Community will be hosting a Tridentine Mass 101 Workshop, intended to introduce newcomers to the structure and theology of the Extraordinary Form, this Saturday, April 28 at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew Church in Flint. This writer will be the presenter. A High Mass will follow at 12:00 Noon.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Tue. 04/24 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Martyr)
  • Sat. 04/28 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Paul of the Cross, Confessor)
  • Sat. 04/28 12:00 Noon: High Mass at St. Matthew, Flint (St. Paul of the Cross, Confessor) – Part of the TLM 101 Workshop, above
[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 April 22, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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