Monday, December 29, 2014

Extraordinary Community News - 2014 Year in Review – Significant Developments

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

Tridentine Community News (December 28, 2014):
2014 Year in Review – Significant Developments

Ordination of Fr. Joe Tuskiewicz: The first priestly ordination of a native son of our local Tridentine communities.

Oakland County Latin Mass Association: The debut of another weekly Mass site warrants special attention, plus this community is the first in the Archdiocese of Detroit to have been chartered specifically as a Tridentine Mass group. The gracious hospitality of the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, and particularly of Head of School Sr. Bridget Bearss, RSCJ, along with Archbishop Vigneron’s assignment of Msgr. Ronald Browne as the Chaplain of the OCLMA, has made the work of the organizing volunteers a true delight.

Relocation of St. Benedict Tridentine Community: The unfortunate closing of Windsor’s Assumption Church made it necessary for the St. Benedict Community to find new homes. To accommodate existing parish Mass times, it was necessary to split the Mass schedule across two churches: Second through Last Sundays at 2:00 PM at St. Alphonsus Church; First Sundays at 2:00 PM and every Tuesday at 7:00 PM at Holy Name of Mary Church.

Special Masses: Special Tridentine Masses continue to be held at more churches. In 2014, the Traditional Liturgy was held at these nine sites for the first time ever, or in decades. Masses organized by Juventútem and Prayer Pilgrimages are so designated.
1. St. Albert the Great, Dearborn Heights (J)
2. St. Leo, Detroit (J)
3. St. James, Novi (J)
4. St. Cecilia, Detroit (J)
5. Fathers of Mercy Chapel, Auburn, KY (PP)
6. Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Atlanta (PP)
7. Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal (PP)
8. St. Joseph Oratory, Montreal (PP)
9. St. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec (PP)
Extraordinary Faith: The locally produced first television series focusing on the Extraordinary Form and classic Catholicism, Extraordinary Faith has gotten off to a solid start, with between 14-16 episodes of material already shot [the final episode count will come after editing is complete], and three episodes already aired globally by EWTN. Two episodes were shot in Detroit.

Thanks to Our 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: Jim Eatmon, Riley LaMendola, Tyler LaMendola, Kieran McDonnell, Liam McDonnell, Edward Schmick, Elliott Schmick

Volunteer Choir Members: Jill McDonnell, Patricia Seibold

Ushers: Chris Batts, Francis Cizmar, Pete Higgins, Jon McDonnell

Board Members: Cecilia Lakin (Chair), Chris Batts, Rick Kempa, Sanford Lakin, Jon McDonnell

Vestments & Altar Linens: Diane Begin, Julie Eatmon

Rosary leader: Mary Strahorn
St. Benedict Tridentine Community
Altar Servers: Matthew Bombardier, Matthew Charbonneau, Frank De Donatis, Matthew Lacey, Benjamin

McKinley, James Murphy, Jonathan Ozorak, Michel Ozorak, Barry Rafferty, John Tome, Mitchell Witteveen

Volunteer Choir Member: Laura Hurajt

Parish Council: Ted Jankowski, Sharon Moody (Treasurer), Ron Parent, Barry Rafferty

Ushers: Alex Foley, John Foot, Ted Jankowski, Frank O’Reilly
St. Albertus, St, Hyacinth, & Other Sites
Altar servers: Michael Alvarez, Tommy Alvarez, Edward Kotulski, Luke Rzeczkowski, Paul Schultz

Volunteer organist/cantor: Joe Balistreri

Ushers: Bob Kujawa, Ismael Lebron
Please also keep in your prayers the priests who celebrated the Extraordinary Form this past year: Fr. Lee Acervo, Fr. Ross Bartley, Fr. David Bechill, Fr. Patrick Bénéteau, Fr. Mark Borkowski, Msgr. Ronald Browne, Fr. Peter Hrytsyk, Fr. David Jenuwine, Fr. John Johnson, Fr. Ben Kosnac, Fr. Louis Madey, Fr. Robert Marczewski, Fr. Clint McDonell, Fr. Greg Tokarski, Fr. Joseph Tuskiewicz, Fr. Charles White, and Fr. Michael Zuelch.

- Alex Begin, Tridentine Community News editor

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 12/29 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Joseph (Day V in the Octave of Christmas)
  • Tue. 12/30 7:00 PM: High Mass at Holy Name of Mary (Day VI in the Octave of Christmas)
  • Thu. 01/01 9:30 AM: High Mass at St. Josaphat (Octave of Christmas/Feast of the Circumcision)
  • Thu. 01/01 9:45 AM: High Mass at Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel (Octave of Christmas/Feast of the Circumcision)
  • Thu. 01/01 2:00 PM: High Mass at St. Alphonsus, Windsor (Octave of Christmas/Feast of the Circumcision)
  • Fri. 01/02 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Joseph (Sacred Heart of Jesus) [First Friday]
[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 Assumption (Windsor) bulletin inserts for December 28, 2014. Hat tip to A.B., author of the column.]

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