Sunday, May 20, 2018

Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and east Michigan


Tridentine Masses This Coming Week

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* NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

Tridentine Community News - Our Lady of Czestochowa Church Adds Communion Rail and Traditional Furnishings; Boston College Jesuits Commence Offering the Traditional Mass; Rock DJ Now a Catholic Talk Show Co-Host; New Prayer Pilgrimages Bus Tours; 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 (May 20, 2018):
May 20, 2018 – Pentecost Sunday

Our Lady of Czestochowa Church Adds Communion Rail and Traditional Furnishings


Built in 1979 in a modern, angular style, Sterling Heights, Michigan’s Our Lady of Czestochowa Church serves a Polish congregation and is pastored by priests of the [Polish] Society of Christ. All but one Mass per week are in the Polish language.

Recently the parish undertook some adaptations to its sanctuary to make it more traditional in appearance. More classically-styled artwork, quasi-Side Altars, and a Communion Rail were added. There is a clear trend underway at several churches in the Archdiocese of Detroit to install and/or reintroduce the use of Altar Rails for distributing Holy Communion. In this particular church’s case, we have proof that even a modern building can accommodate a traditional appearance, which can only help to bolster the faith of the congregation.

Boston College Jesuits Commence Offering the Traditional Mass

Another group of Jesuits has begun to celebrate the Tridentine Mass: In Boston, Fr. Gary Gurtler, SJ, and Fr. Juan Carlos Rivera Castro, SJ have begun to offer the Traditional Mass every Friday at noon at Boston College’s St. Joseph Chapel. Fr. Castro has also offered the Extraordinary Form at St. Paul Church in Cambridge, the same church that hosts the St. Paul Choir School, mentioned in this column many times.

These Boston Jesuits join their confrères here in Detroit, Miami (at Gesu Church), San Francisco (Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ), the peripatetic Fr. Kenneth Baker, SJ, Fr. William Blazek, SJ [head of the Apostleship of Prayer], and various priests at London’s Farm Street Church, as regular celebrants of the Latin Mass.

Rock DJ Now a Catholic Talk Show Co-Host

Metro Detroit readers of a certain age will recognize the name Ken Calvert. Ken was a rock DJ on WRIF, WCSX, and several other radio stations for decades. He was also the announcer for the Detroit Pistons for many years. His mellifluous voice is etched into local memories. A few years ago Ken retired from commercial radio, but recently he has resurfaced. You might be surprised about his choice of subject matter.

You’re used to hear that voice introducing Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, and the like. Now you can hear Ken talking about Rogation Days, Mortal Sin, and the importance of Apostles’ Feast Days. That’s because he is the producer and host of The Father Joe Podcast (www.thefatherjoepodcast.com), his co-host being Fr. Joe Grimaldi, a former teacher of his from Brother Rice High School who is now a weekend assistant at St. Hugo of the Hills and Ss. Cyril & Methodius Churches. Interestingly, Ken’s take on Catholicism has a decidedly more traditional slant than Fr. Grimaldi’s.

New Prayer Pilgrimages Bus Tours

After the briefest of hiatuses, intrepid bus tour director Michael Semaan has announced four new tours of historic churches:
  1. July 1-7: Montreal & Quebec City
  2. July 13: Detroit churches
  3. August 1-3: Ordinations of the Institute of Christ the King in St. Louis, Missouri
  4. November 8-15: Rome & Assisi [Mike’s furthest and most ambitious tour yet]
Unfortunately only the August tour will include Holy Masses in the Extraordinary Form. For more information, visit www.prayerpilgrimages.com or call (248) 250-6005.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 05/21 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Patrick, Ann Arbor (Pentecost Monday)
  • Tue. 05/22 7:00 PM: High Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Pentecost Tuesday)
  • Tue. 05/22 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Patrick (Pentecost Tuesday)
  • Wed. 05/23 8:30 AM: High Mass at Old St. Patrick (Ember Wednesday of Pentecost)
  • Thu. 05/24 8:30 AM: High Mass at Old St. Patrick (Pentecost Thursday)
  • Fri. 05/25 8:30 AM: High Mass at Old St. Patrick (Ember Friday of Pentecost)
  • Sat. 05/26 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (Ember Saturday of Pentecost)
  • Sat. 05/26 9:00 AM: High Mass at Old St. Patrick (Ember Saturday of Pentecost)
  • Sun. 05/27 12:30 PM: High Mass at Old St. Patrick (Trinity Sunday)
[Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. 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 20, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Tridentine Community News - Priest Assignments Benefitting the TLM; FSSP Solemn High Mass at OCLMA; OCLMA Men's Evening of Recollection; Large Turnout for Archbishop Sample's TLM in DC; FSSP Solemn High Mass at DC Shrine; Tridentine Masses This Coming Week

May 13, 2018 – Sunday After the Ascension

Priest Assignments Benefitting the TLM

It was not so long ago that our local dioceses gave little or no thought to supporting local Latin Mass sites by making appropriate priest assignments. News from the last two weeks proves that this is no longer the case; assignments have been made that at least in part directly benefit Extraordinary Form communities, and for this we should be grateful to the respective dioceses’ priest assignment boards:

In the Archdiocese of Detroit: The new pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Lapeer will be Fr. Brian Hurley, who offered the Tridentine Mass at his previous parish of St. Anthony in Temperance. His interest directly coincides with that of Assistant Pastor Fr. Joe Tuskiewicz and will surely lead to an increasing prominence of the Traditional Mass in that parish’s life. Fr. Robert Slaton, another regional TLM celebrant, will be taking Fr. Hurley’s place as Administrator of St. Anthony, so the EF will surely continue there.

In the Diocese of London: Being moved to the Windsor area are four priests with an interest in the Traditional Mass: Fr. David Johnston, currently the celebrant of the First Friday EF Masses at St. Joseph Church in Sarnia, will be moving to Most Precious Blood Parish in Windsor. Fr. Danny Santos will be moving to Good Shepherd Parish in Lakeshore. Newly ordained Fr. Paul Kim will be assigned to St. Anne in Tecumseh. Fr. Tom Ferrera, formerly one of the celebrants of the TLM in St. Thomas, will become Administrator of St. Michael Parish in Leamington. The proximity of these priests should make it easier to arrange for substitute celebrants at St. Benedict.

OCLMA Men’s Evening of Recollection

The first Men’s Evening of Recollection hosted by the Oakland County Latin Mass Association will be held on Sunday, May 20 at the chapel at St. Elizabeth Briarbank in Bloomfield Hills from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Msgr. Ronald Browne will present “The Blessed Mother, Blessed Solanus Casey, and Us.” There is no charge, but registration is requested. Sign-up forms are available on the information table outside the chapel entrance, or you may also e-mail info@oclma.org.

FSSP Solemn High Mass at OCLMA

On Sunday, June 3, the celebrant of the 9:45 AM Oakland County Latin Mass Association Mass at the Academy of the Sacred Heart will be soon-to-be-ordained Fr. Graham Latimer of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. It will be a Solemn High Mass; the Deacon will be Fr. Joshua Houck, FSSP, and the Subdeacon will be Msgr. Ronald Browne. Fr. Latimer’s family attends the OCLMA, and his cousins have served at the altar for the Tridentine Masses at Immaculate Conception, Lapeer and St. Matthew, Flint. A Eucharistic Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi will follow the Mass. Fr. Latimer will give First Blessings afterwards, and a reception for the newly ordained priest will be held in the hall.

Large Turnout for Archbishop Sample’s TLM in DC


By varying accounts, Archbishop Alexander Sample’s April 28 Pontifical Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Washington, DC’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception drew between 2,500 – 4,000 attendees. Videos of the entire Mass and of His Excellency’s impressive homily noting the appeal of the Traditional Mass to youth may be viewed on YouTube.

FSSP Solemn High Mass at DC Shrine

Prior to Archbishop Sample’s Mass, the last Tridentine Mass in the Upper Church of the Shrine in DC had been in 2010. Since then semi-regular Low Masses and Missa Cantatas have been held in the Shrine’s lower level Lourdes Chapel.

However just a few weeks after this recent major event Mass there, another significant event has been scheduled: The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter has announced that they will be holding a Solemn High Mass at the Shrine on Saturday, June 2. No location or time has been specified, but logic would suggest based on other events scheduled there that day is that it will be held in the Lower Church.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Tue. 05/15 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. John Baptist de la Salle, Confessor)
  • Sat. 05/19 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (Vigil of Pentecost)
  • Sun. 05/20 12:00 Noon: High Mass at Our Lady of the Scapular (Pentecost Sunday)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and east Michigan


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* NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Don't forget: Ascension Thursday this week! Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and east Michigan


Tridentine Masses This Coming Week

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* NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

Tridentine Community News - Extraordinary Faith Episode 16: London Part 2 of 4; 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 (May 6, 2018):
May 6, 2018 – Fifth Sunday After Easter

Extraordinary Faith Episode 16: London Part 2 of 4 The second of four episodes of Extraordinary Faith filmed in London, England has aired on EWTN this past week and will surely be re-run, on dates yet to be determined. Because the network scheduled five new episodes to run last week, it was not possible to provide a column about each of the episodes before their air dates. You will be able to view the episode on the Extraordinary Faith YouTube and Vimeo channels and at www.extraordinaryfaith.tv one month after its debut on EWTN.

One of the most impressive churches in the world for traditional liturgy is London’s Oratory of St. Philip Neri, also known as the Brompton Oratory for its location on Brompton Road. At any point in the day, a visitor is likely to stumble in on Masses being offered at Side Altars throughout the church. All Masses are celebrated ad oriéntem, and Latin Masses in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form are offered daily. Fr. Ronald Creighton-Jobe is American by birth and one of the longtime priests of the Oratory. He explains the charism of his order and why his church has become so renowned for its reverent liturgical offerings.


The music program at the Oratory is one of the most ambitious in the world. Four choirs regularly sing there, the first being the adult professional choir which sings at the Sunday 11:00 AM Ordinary Form Latin Mass and at the 3:30 PM Sunday Vespers in the Extraordinary Form. Music Director Patrick Russill explains the reasons for this commitment to sacred music and the exceptional solemn experience that is the Sunday Vespers [the procession to Our Lady’s Side Altar at the end of Vespers is pictured].


Charles Cole is the director of three children’s choirs that sing at the Oratory. He is also one of the highest-profile choir directors in the world and a familiar face at the Sacred Music Colloquia organized by the Church Music Association of America. Charles tells us his background and introduces us to the first of his choirs, the London Oratory Schola, a boys’ choir consisting of students at the affiliated London Oratory School which sings at the 6:00 PM Saturday Vigil Mass, issues recordings, and regularly goes on concert tours of Europe and the U.S. We were allowed to film one of their practice sessions.


We are also introduced to the London Oratory Junior Choir, consisting of boys and girls who do not attend the parish school. The Junior Choir sings at the 10:00 AM Sunday “Family Mass” and at the Tuesday 6:30 PM Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The Tuesday Benediction is an ethereal experience, with a different O Salutáris, Tantum Ergo, and motet sung each week. Our crew was permitted to film the Junior Choir as they sang for one of those Benediction services.


Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Tue. 05/08 7:00 PM: High Requiem Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Daily Mass for the Dead)
  • Thu. 05/10: 8:00 AM Low Mass & 7:00 PM Solemn High Mass at St. Joseph (Ascension Thursday)
  • Thu. 05/10 7:00 PM: High Mass at Our Lady of the Scapular (Ascension Thursday)
  • Sat. 05/12 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (Ss. Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, Virgin, & Pancras, Martyrs)
[Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. 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 6, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

The weight of a priest's examen: How will I be judged by history, by God?

Fr. Perrone, "A Pastor's Descant" (Assumption Grotto News, April 22, 2018)

Recently I watched a video about the Stalin years in the Soviet Union. It was concerned with the 'other' interest of my life, music. The backdrop to the story is that during the height of the Communist era everything was under the control of the central government which, in turn, meant under Joseph Stalin. In terms of music, there was a Soviet Composer's Union which promoted patriotic, that is, Soviet, themes of national pride, (forced) happiness, and (feigned) comradery among the peoples of the USSR. Along with this artificially induced patriotism there was a suppression of any music which was deemed modernistic or, in the language of the day, formalistic. By this means of name-labeling, certain composers of modern music were held in check by Soviet controls. The man Stalin appointed to head this union of composers was the subject of the DVD I saw. In the historical footage he was shown at the height of his power delivering inflated fustian (pompous talking) about the high ideals of Soviet nationalistic music with condemnation of types of music that were being performed in those decadent western countries (such as the USA). At the time of the making of the DVD, the Soviet empire had collapsed and this same man who had once been Stalin's appointee was being interviewed. It was a sad spectacle, in some ways. Now that the great Enemy (Communism) had been defeated, what was one to say for having stood by, complicit in the oppressive Soviet system, an accomplice in fact of the brutal Stalinist regime? Thus was the man interviewed in the post-Soviet era.

This DVD affected me greatly, not only because of the musical interest I had in it but also because of the significance it holds for me as a priest in those disturbing times. What will history say about us, and about me specifically, when at some future time the Church will have settled down (God grant it!) and there will be a return to orthodoxy and sanity in the Church? I imagine an interviewer questioning me about what I was doing and not doing during those years (the present time) and why I had not been more outspoken about abuses in the Church, about the failure of the hierarchy to defend Christ's truth and their contentment to be silent bystanders as corruption rotted away the faith and morals of the Catholic faithful. "How come you, Father Perrone, did not come out and speak more forcefully against the tidal wave of corruption?" This is the question I imagine being posed to me in some future time. The dilemma for me now, as it was for many in the Communist era, is whether it is prudent to be vocal in condemnation or in working in more subtle, behind-the-scenes ways. Prudence is needed to know how much to say at a given time and when to say it. Should, for example, I have spoken out any more forthrightly against things such as contraception, gay 'marriage,' or the troubling messages purportedly made by Pope Francis? Have I been wimpy? Certainly, at the moment many priests and bishops in our country have been anywhere from timid to cooperative in the evil things taking place in our day. What then will happen when this era will have passed and history will pass its judgment upon them? While I wonder about this I am particularly disturbed about what will be leveled against me for not having been a more outstanding critic and defender of truth.

I know of priests who have stood apart and been bold to challenge the mediocrity of our leadership. They have suffered the consequences of their valor. But in the end, and especially in view of the Last Judgment, I wonder how will I stand against accusations of my moderation or my cowardice. Will I be deemed a betrayer of moral and religious truth? Do I need to be more clear or forceful to make my parishioners comprehend doctrinal truth and to practice Catholic living? Or am I failing them by my weakness?

It's always difficult to assess oneself in the present moment, to know that one is pursuing the right path. If I were to deliver a weekly diatribe against the evils of our time in the world and in the Church, would I have been acting rightly? Or are my people already in the know and I only need to be subtly nuanced in condemning errors and the deceptions that cause many to err? I recall Saint John Paul II's first address to the world after his election: "Do not be afraid!"

This reflection of mine also concerns you as parents, citizens of this country, and members of the Catholic Church. How much must you be a vocal "witness"? If you speak up imprudently you may do more harm than good. If you fail to act at all you may be betraying Christ. This is the dilemma.

God's mercy is for this life. When we will finally appear before God's judgment seat, we should expect only justice, what is neither too lenient nor too severe. Each will get exactly what is his due, not more or less, according to what he has done or failed to do.

Wile we have time in this life let us do as much good as we can and repair for our evils. And let us not fear to help our relatives and neighbours to do the same. Much is expected of us.

Fr. Perrone

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Tridentine Community News - Extraordinary Faith Episode 15: London Part 1 of 4 to Debut on EWTN on Monday, April 30; TLMs 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 29, 2018):
April 29, 2018 – Fourth Sunday After Easter

Extraordinary Faith Episode 15: London Part 1 of 4 to Debut on EWTN on Monday, April 30 The first of four episodes of Extraordinary Faith filmed in London, England will air on EWTN. Episode 15: London Part 1 of 4 will be shown on Monday, April 30 at 5:30 PM and on Tuesday, May 1 at 2:30 AM. As with all episodes, it will be posted for viewing on the Extraordinary Faith YouTube and Vimeo channels and at www.extraordinaryfaith.tv one month after it debuts on EWTN. You are not imagining things; EWTN scheduled the debut of this later episode of the show before earlier episodes are to debut later this the same week.

As this column has many times emphasized, London is the most exuberantly Catholic city this writer has ever visited. Traditional liturgy and music abounds; the quality of Catholic life, liturgical and otherwise, is unparalleled. These episodes provide a glimpse into this amazing world.

Our visit begins at the center of Catholicism in this capital city, Westminster Cathedral. Rector Canon Christopher Tuckwell explains the myriad of sacramental and devotional offerings at the cathedral. Mass is offered in Latin in the Ordinary Form daily and in the Extraordinary Form at least once per month, with occasional Solemn High Masses at the High Altar.


Dylan Parry was at the time of filming the editor of Westminster Cathedral’s Orémus Magazine; he has since joined the Norbertines and has taken the religious name of Br. Gildas Parry. He explains why Catholic tradition is so strong in London and the role of the late Cardinal Heenan in obtaining the pioneering “Agatha Christie Indult” for the Tridentine Mass in 1971.


Few Catholic parishes in the world can boast of a music program that features occasional polyphonic Masses in Latin. Westminster Cathedral has them all beat: They offer choral Masses most every day of the year, usually with the Cathedral Choir School boys’ choir. Music Director Martin Baker explains their ambitious music program and lets us in on a rehearsal with the choir school.


Occasional devotional processions are a part of the life of many parishes that feature the Traditional Mass. London, however, pretty much outclasses them all: In October there are not one but two major outdoor processions on successive weeks, both starting from Westminster Cathedral. We filmed the Rosary Crusade, in which approximately 2,000 of the faithful process down the main commercial streets of London on a Saturday, from Westminster Cathedral to the London Oratory. The procession ends with standing-room-only Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at the Oratory. How inspiring to see such an enthusiastic public witness to our Holy Faith.


Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Tue. 05/01: 8:00 AM Low Mass & 7:00 PM Solemn High Mass at St. Joseph (St. Joseph the Worker)
  • Tue. 05/01 7:00 PM: High Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. Joseph the Worker)
  • Fri. 05/04 7:00 PM: Solemn High Mass at Old St. Mary’s (St. Monica, Widow) – Celebrant: Fr. Stephen Wolfe, SJ; Deacon: Fr. Joe Tuskiewicz; Subdeacon: Fr. Peter Hrytsyk. Choir will sing Missa Surréxit Pastor Bonus by Orlando di Lassus. Devotions to the Sacred Heart before Mass; reception after Mass.
  • Sat. 05/05 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Pius V, Pope & Confessor)
[Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. 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 29, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

Monday, April 30, 2018

Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and east Michigan


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* NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

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 www.extraordinaryfaith.tv 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 tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. 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.]

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and east Michigan


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* NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Tridentine Community News - Extraordinary Faith Episode 13: Detroit Part 1 of 2 to Debut on EWTN on Thursday, May 3; Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP to Photograph Area Churches April 22-23; 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 15, 2018):
April 15, 2018 – Second Sunday After Easter

Extraordinary Faith Episode 13: Detroit Part 1 of 2 to Debut on EWTN on Thursday, May 3 The second of three episodes of Extraordinary Faith filmed in our region will be airing on EWTN. Episode 13: Detroit Part 1 of 2 will be shown on Thursday, May 3 at 5:30 PM and on Friday, May 4 at 2:30 AM. As always, the episode will be posted for viewing on the Extraordinary Faith YouTube and Vimeo channels and at www.extraordinaryfaith.tv one month after it debuts on EWTN.


Diocese of Lansing Bishop Earl Boyea is one of North America’s most enthusiastic episcopal celebrants of the Traditional Mass. In 2005 when he was an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Detroit, His Excellency began to offer the Tridentine Mass at St. Josaphat Church. Since becoming the Ordinary of Lansing, he has been a regular sight at all four Lansing Extraordinary Form locations: St. Matthew in Flint, St. Mary Star of the Sea in Jackson, Old St. Patrick in Ann Arbor, and the St. John XXIII Community in Lansing. Bishop Boyea explains why he wants his diocese to have four premier Latin Mass sites where the Traditional Liturgy is celebrated with reverence and beauty.


Starting a new Tridentine Mass site is an act of entrepreneurship, especially when a lay group is the driving party. Oakland County Latin Mass Association co-founder Cecilia Lakin explains the history and motivation behind the establishment of this group, which serves Catholics in the northern suburbs of metro Detroit with a weekly 9:30 AM Mass at the Chapel of the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills.


Holy Redeemer is one of Detroit’s largest and most ornate historic churches, built to resemble Rome’s Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. We tour the myriad architectural features of this church, now run by members of the SOLT order, who have welcomed periodic Holy Masses in the Extraordinary Form there.


EWTN has asked us to include occasional segments introducing aspects of the Tridentine Mass to our viewers. Fr. David Bechill, one of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s young, roving Tridentine Mass celebrants, helps those new to the Extraordinary Form understand what they can expect to encounter at their first Mass.


Priests worldwide are now able to chant the Collect, Postcommunion, Epistle, and Gospel of most Masses of the liturgical year because of an enormous set of Chant Sheets created by Windsor resident Michel Ozorak. His Chant Sheets are posted at www.windsorlatinmass.org and have been published in book form by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago. Michel explains the history of this project and why he has taken thousands of hours to create a resource that has never existed before.

Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP to Photograph Area Churches April 22-23

English Dominican priest Fr. Lawrence Lew is one of the pre-eminent church photographers of our time. He travels the world taking pictures of stained glass and other historic church features. Hundreds of his photos have made their way from his Flickr and Twitter accounts to blogs and web sites galore. He also happens to be an avid celebrant of the traditional Dominican Rite. Fr. Lew will be visiting metro Detroit next weekend and will be taking photos of the 2:00 PM Tridentine Mass at St. Alphonsus Church in Windsor on Sunday, April 22, and of Old St. Mary’s on Monday, April 23.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Tue. 04/17 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. Anicetus, Pope & Martyr)
  • Sat. 04/21 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Anselm, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor)
[Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. 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 15, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

Thursday, April 19, 2018

“And Paul VI wept”. More fascinating notes about the Pope and the liturgical reform.

Fr. Z, “And Paul VI wept”. More fascinating notes about the Pope and the liturgical reform. (Fr. Z's Blog, April 19, 2018):
Today, Sandro Magistero offers some information about Paul VI’s true attitude about the liturgical reform sparked by “experts” such as Annibale Bugnini well before the Council, during the Liturgical Movement, and carried out through and after the Council by the same.
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and east Michigan


Tridentine Masses This Coming Week

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* NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Tridentine Community News - Extraordinary Faith Season 2 Debuts on EWTN: Episode 12: Windsor, Ontario to Air on May 2; 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 8, 2018):
April 8, 2018 – Low Sunday / Divine Mercy Sunday

Extraordinary Faith Season 2 Debuts on EWTN: Episode 12: Windsor, Ontario to Air on May 2

EWTN has scheduled the airing of Season 2 of Extraordinary Faith. They are taking a different approach this time: New episodes will be aired rapid-fire on successive days. As a result, this column of necessity will be featuring all of those episodes over the next several weeks. Not to worry if you can’t watch them all when they initially air; the network will likely repeat them frequently, as they did with the episodes from Season 1. Plus, as always, episodes will be posted on the Extraordinary Faith YouTube and Vimeo channels, and linked on our web site, www.extraordinaryfaith.tv, one month after they debut on EWTN.

The first episode of Season 2 oddly will not be the first to air, but we will nevertheless mention it first, as there is a thematic progression to the episodes: Staying close to home this time and showcasing some local pride, Episode 12 is the first of three episodes filmed here in metro Detroit. This first episode focuses on metro Detroit’s oldest Latin Mass group, Windsor’s St. Benedict Tridentine Community. Episode 12 will air on Wednesday, May 2 at 5:30 PM and Thursday, May 3 at 2:30 AM (yes, overnight).


Little did we know that the principal site where we filmed much of this episode, Windsor’s Assumption Church, would be closed just weeks after our shoot took place. Scenes of the Tridentine Mass at Assumption [pictured above] are included throughout the episode. Additional footage was filmed more recently at one of St. Benedict’s two current homes, historic St. Alphonsus Church.


Two of our most ubiquitous priest celebrants are profiled: Fr. Peter Hrytsyk and Fr. Joe Tuskiewicz, as they have interesting and unusual vocation stories. Ordained for the Ukrainian Rite, Fr. Peter has bi-ritual faculties in the Latin Rite. He came to love the Tridentine Mass after attending it in the congregation when the Windsor Tridentine Masses were held at St. Michael Church. A senior ad executive whose job posts led him to live in cities across the globe, Fr. Joe gave up his lucrative career to study for the priesthood after several years of serving at the altar for the Tridentine Masses at Assumption, St. Josaphat, and St. Albertus. [This is a man who was on the team that gave us the Like a Rock ads for Chevrolet.] The interview with the two Fathers was filmed in the Rosary Chapel at Assumption Church, which remains open and occasionally still hosts Tridentine Masses, as recently as two weeks ago.

Music directors near and far have come to know Wassim Sarweh for his innovative approach to accompanying Gregorian Chant on the organ and for his use of Organum Chant, in which a vocal drone serves as background to the singing. Wassim introduces the St. Benedict Choir and explains his background and his experience in building Latin Mass choirs from scratch.


Do you know people who don’t or won’t attend the Latin Mass because they find the Latin language too difficult? St. Benedict Secretary/Treasurer Charlotte Parent and her husband Ron are on a mission to bust that myth by training their dogs to understand Latin. Tell your friends that if a dog can learn what Oráte, fratres means, so can you!


Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Tue. 04/10 7:00 PM: High Requiem Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Daily Mass for the Dead)
  • Sat. 04/14 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Justin, Martyr)
[Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. 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 8, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]