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Photo: Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 8 2011, St. Stephen Church

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

St Sebastian Mass for Assumption

There will a Latin High Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption at St. Sebastian's 476 Mull Ave Akron, Thursday, August 15.  Time is 5pm. 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Traditional Catholic House?

A message from a Friend. 

Traditional Catholic House?
Are there any unmarried men (age 18-above) who are interested in living together as an informal community/fraternity?
We are gauging interest in a possible situation where several men live in the same house.  They would each hold down a job and pay rent.  Fraternity and living a virtuous life would be the goal.  The atmosphere would foster prayer, discernment, detachment from worldliness, service to a TLM parish, and traditional Catholic values.  Some people call these discernment houses or disciple houses.  We look to start one around August of 2020, one year from now.
Anyone interested in discussing this further should contact Matt Lewis at

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A Talk by Fr Shannon Collins

A message from a Friend...

This Saturday (August 10th) at 6:30 there is a well know Priest from Kentucky coming up to give a talk. His name is Father Shannon Collins. He is usually featured on Sensus Fidelium and is a gifted preacher from the Missionaries of Saint John the Baptist. He will be hosted in Chardon Ohio at the Kostelac’s house and will be speaking there as well. He will be speaking on “Christ the King and the Americanist Heresy”. He has shared that this is a topic he is very excited about. If you are interested and would like the address please visit this link and select “interested”

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

August Guide to the Cleveland Latin Masses

August is upon us. Its a particularly interesting month from our perspective, liturgically speaking. There are some pretty big feast days, and some of our favorite saints are celebrated this month. And a challenge is issued at the very bottom of this post.

A Friend of the TLM from Twitter put together this nice calendar, showcasing the month and its schedule of Masses. Thanks, @Sebasti77107923 !

A couple of things to note, though, that are not on the schedule.

August 14, the Vigil of the Assumption
Solemn High Mass @ 7pm
Assumption parish, Broadview Heights

August 15, Feast of the Assumption
Solemn High Mass @ 6:30pm
St. Stephen

The Feast of the Transfiguration is Tuesday, August 6. Of course, St. Stephen has a TLM at 7am.

Among the Saints who are celebrated this month that we find particularly special (and we know that sounds bad; they all are special) are:

St. Laurence, 2nd Class
Vigil Aug 9
Feast Aug 10
(Incidentally, St. Laurence is a rarity. Not many Saints get a Vigil in their honor, and not many are a second class feast. Most are third class. Perhaps the Church particularly appreciated his humor.)

St. Joachim
Aug 16

St. Bernard
Aug 20

Immaculate Heart of Mary
Aug 22

St. Augustine
Aug 28

Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Aug 29

St. Rose of Lima (remember the Latin Masses over there?)
Aug 30

St. Raymond Nonnatus
Aug 31
(a saint for pro-lifers, for sure)

If you've got one to mention, comment below.

Up for a Challenge?

The Vigilant Vigil'er

Two opportunities exist this month to attend a Vigil and its corresponding Feast Day. Pick one, either St. Laurence or the Assumption, and go both days.

Only half of American Catholic's Know the Teaching???

A recent Tweet by a Friend, @CLECatholic, prompted this. An article from 2017 reported that only 50% of American Catholics know the Church's teaching on the Eucharist. Inadequate post conciliar education was blamed, but then also the question itself, for being tricky, supposedly. We propose that it wasn't a trick question necessarily, but rather a sobering piece of evidence that our common liturgical prayer is not infusing our senses and mind with the faith. As controversial as this may be, we feel its important.


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Important Cultural Battle, Holy Mass

None of you need to be reminded or lectured about the sin of abortion. Our nation has been ruined by a culture of death. Have you ever read Romans 1? Has Almighty God abandoned us to our own devices, as He did to that society? Eternal questions; we know not the true answer.

So what can remedy this sin of abortion? In short, the Father sent His Son for the remission of all sin. The most efficacious prayer this side of heaven is the Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven. We can truly offer to the Father His Son in the representation of the sacrifice on Calvary. And we will offer Him for the remission of that sin, that crime of abortion.

Courtesy of our Twitter Friend @CLECatholic
What: Latin Low Mass for Remission of the Sin of Abortion When: July 27 at 9 am (Saturday) Where: Historic St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Why: Cleveland Catholics coming together to fill our historic churches & end abortion in our town
And we may be so bold as to add:

Who: Jesus Christ and the Order of Melchizedek How: In an unbloody manner, though fully meritorious

Friday, July 5, 2019

"Latin of the Liturgy" Class

A Friend forwarded the following information and flyer. Please note that it is required that one register for the event.

Fr. Doug Brown, pastor of Mary Queen of Peace, will be teaching an intensive Latin class, focused on the Latin used the Extraordinary Form Missal the week of July 21st. The source texts (besides the Missal) are a number of ecclesiastical Latin books from the early 1900s.

Monday, July 1, 2019

More TLM News

In addition to the Independence Day Mass at St Stephen, at 7am, Immaculate Conception will have Mass at 8am for the holiday.

And for those who plan to attend the Tuesday morning Masses at St Stephen, which are normally at 6:45am, Fr Bede has moved the time to 7am, for the duration of the summer. This new time will end when Benedictine High School resumes classes for 2019/2020. Cleveland TLM Friends will update you when that happens.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

TLM News for July

July will kick off with the Feast of the Precious Blood on Monday, July 1. Of course, Immaculate Conception offers the Holy Sacrifice on Mondays at 7am.

Independence Day will follow on Thursday, and Mass at St Stephen's will be at 7am instead of 6:30pm, as it is regularly celebrated

Furthermore, we have the normal observance of First Friday and First Saturday this week, July 5 and 6. The regular schedule of those Masses is unchanged.

On Saturday July 13, the second Saturday of the month, there will NOT BE a 9am Mass at St. Elizabeth. However, the third and fourth Saturdays, July 20 and 27, remain unchanged: Mass at 9am at St. Elizabeth.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Pride is an interesting concept in this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart, which, in effect, has been hijacked by those attached to the sodomitical revolution.

Is it unreasonable to expect that a culture of self-absorption would adopt the word “pride” to denote their devotion? And what might self-absorption have necessarily to do with sodomy? In short, it’s the root cause, so says St Paul.

In his letter to the Romans, St Paul addresses this very type of sin, and explains that it was the rejecting of God and focusing on self that delivered them up to their own shameful affections.

1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God or given thanks: but became vain in their thoughts.  And their foolish heart was darkened.

Vain, vanity, pride.

1:23 And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts and of creeping things.

How true! We worship ourselves. We believe animals to be equal, nay, even better than people.

1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
And St Paul goes on to describe the manifestation self absorption....

1:26 For this cause, God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.
1:27 And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts, one towards another: men with men, working that which is filthy and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.

St Paul concludes with a litany of all the sins which accompany this rejection of the Incorruptible God. It’s quite evident our generation suffers from this.

As we near the end of this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Humility Himself, pray especially hard for peace in our families, purity in children, conversion of sinners, justice upon criminals, purification of the Church, and while you’re at it, the reclaiming of the Rainbow. It’s rightfully God’s.

10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head: and his face, as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire.