Friday, August 25, 2017

Tridentine Community News - History and development of chant; Duane Meloche, RIP; Assumption Church still tugs at our hearts; 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 20, 2017):
August 20, 2017 – Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

History and Development of Chant

Have you ever wondered about the evolution of the various styles of liturgical chant and how they interrelate? Web site created [an elaborate] diagram that depicts their lineage and history. [Diagram copyright Liturgica Holdings LLC, all rights reserved. Check it out. It's well worth visiting!!!]

Duane Meloche, RIP

Your prayers are kindly requested for the repose of the soul of Duane Meloche, the father of former Windsor & metro Detroit Latin Mass organist Matthew Meloche. A High Funeral Mass in the Extraordinary Form was celebrated for Duane on Thursday, August 10 at Holy Name of Mary Church in Windsor. Matthew served as Music Director of the St. Benedict Tridentine Community from 2004-2006 and is currently Director of Music at Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona.

Assumption Church Still Tugs at Our Hearts

It is bittersweet every year to have the opportunity to visit Windsor’s Assumption Church, as was possible this past Sunday and Tuesday. Closed since November, 2014, the building is slowly deteriorating, yet it retains a grandeur which testifies to our ancestors’ ability to express their Catholic faith in sacred art and architecture.

A commenter on Twitter from the U.K. put it well: “It’s blindingly obvious that this Church should be in use for the Traditional Liturgy.” Indeed. Let us pray that it will be once again.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 08/21 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Widow)
  • Tue. 08/22 7:00 PM: High Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Immaculate Heart of Mary)
  • Sat. 08/26 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Zephyrinus, Pope & Martyr)
[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 20, 2017. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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