Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tridentine Community News - First Tridentine Mass of Fr. Joe Campbell; Pontifical Solemn Tridentine Mass on EWTN; Detroit Church Blog; VBP Chicago conference; Culmen et Fons conference; local TLM schedule

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

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (August 27, 2017):
August 27, 2017 – Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

First Tridentine Mass of Fr. Joe Campbell

Another newly ordained priest will celebrate Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the first time: Fr. Joe Campbell, ordained this June for the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, will offer his first Tridentine Mass at Old St. Patrick Church in Ann Arbor on Sunday, September 10 at 12:30 PM. That means both of the two ordinands to the priesthood this year for Lansing, the other being Fr. Tony Smela, will both be celebrants of the Traditional Mass, as is the bishop who ordained them, Bishop Earl Boyea. That’s an impressive statistic of support for the Extraordinary Form that few if any other dioceses can match.

Pontifical Solemn Tridentine Mass on EWTN

On Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 PM, EWTN will broadcast a Pontifical Solemn Tridentine Mass from Philadelphia’s Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul. Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry will offer the Mass in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the effective date of Summórum Pontíficum.

This is the first Tridentine Mass EWTN will have aired in quite some time and is at least partially attributable to requests made via e-mail to: Network executives do pay attention to the feedback they receive.

Detroit Church Blog

The Archdiocese of Detroit is blessed to have a large collection of architecturally significant churches. Founded by Andrew Fanco, the Detroit Church Blog has striven to document these churches with photos and historical narrative. Several years ago Mark Nemecek took over the blog and continues to update it with visits inside some of metro Detroit’s lesser-known churches. Take a look at:

VBP Chicago Conference

Interested in attending a Latin Mass conference but can’t make the trip to September’s Pópulus Summórum Pontíficum event in Rome? There are two options in September closer to home:

First, Chicago’s young adult group Véritas, Bónitas, Púlchritas is offering a one-day event on Saturday, September 16 at the neighboring churches of St. Mary of Perpetual Help and the Benedictine Monastery of the Holy Cross, including a Pontifical High Mass at the latter. Visit for details and registration information.

Culmen et Fons Conference

A little further afield, in Peabody, Massachusetts, just north of Boston, the Culmen et Fons Conference on Monday-Friday, September 18-22, will bring together an impressive array of liturgical scholars, including speakers Dom Alcuin Reid, Fr. Thomas Kocik, and Fr. Neil Roy. There are separate tracks for those interested in talks about the liturgy and those interested in sacred music. Bishop Joseph Perry will celebrate a Pontifical Solemn Mass at the Faldstool. For more information visit

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 08/28 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Augustine, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor)
  • Tue. 08/29 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Beheading of St. John the Baptist)
  • Fri. 09/01 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Mary’s (St. Giles, Confessor) – Choir will sing Missa Prima by Claudio Crassini and O Nata Lux by Thomas Tallis. First Friday Devotions are prayed before Mass. Reception in the second floor social hall after Mass.
  • Sat. 09/02 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Stephen of Hungary, King & Confessor)
[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 August 27, 2017. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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