Sunday, June 07, 2020

Tridentine Community News - Ozorak Chant Sheets Featured on Livestream Mass; Windsor Family of Parishes Activation Delayed; Priest Training During the Lockdown

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

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (May 31, 2020):
May 31, 2020 - Pentecost Sunday

Ozorak Chant Sheets Featured on Livestream Mass

Among the most popular livestreamed Traditional Masses on Sundays are those from St. John Cantius Church in Chicago. Prominently featured on the May 17 1:30 PM (Eastern time) High Mass were Michel Ozorak’s celebrant chant sheets. As a reminder to any priest or deacon readers of this column, Michel’s chant sheets are available at If you need chant sheets for a feast that is not listed on the web site, e-mail, and we will either forward them to you or ask Michel to create them.

Windsor Family of Parishes Activation Delayed

The integration of the St. Benedict Tridentine Community into the central Windsor Family of Parishes has been delayed till September or October because of the pandemic. For the time being St. Benedict remains a standalone entity.

Priest Training During the Lockdown

The lockdown turned out to be a blessing in disguise for two priests who decided to take advantage of the downtime to take Extraordinary Faith’s training program to learn to celebrate the Tridentine Mass.

Fr. Leo McDowell, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Livingston, Montana, celebrated his first Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Tuesday, March 24. Fr. Leo intends to commence monthly Low Masses when public Masses fully resume. Several of his altar servers attended the first Mass and intend to learn how to serve the Traditional Mass.

Fr. Michael McCormick, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, celebrated his first Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Thursday, April 23. Fr. McCormick has since gained further experience offering the TLM privately, so that he can add it to his parish’s offerings once public Masses are fully permitted. He already offers the Ordinary Form ad oriéntem. The first altar servers have already expressed interest in helping out, as news of a new TLM tends to spread fast.
[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 May 31, 2020. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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