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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ascension Thursday Masses, Update

Thank you to the Friends who answered the request to inform us about other Masses for the Ascension Solemnity.

Ascension Thursday, 5/23/2017

5pm High
St Sebastian

6pm TLM
Mary Queen of Peace

6:30pm Solemn
St Stephen

6:30pm High
Immaculate Conception

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ascension Thursday

Of course, in the Diocese of Cleveland, the Holy Day Obligation for the Feast of Our Lord's Ascension has been moved to Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The traditional observation, 40 days after Easter, is Thursday, May 25, 2017, and Latin Masses will be offered for this pious observation.

6:30pm Solemn High
St. Stephen

6:30pm High
Immaculate Conception

(If any Friends know of other Masses for this day, please let Cleveland TLM Friends know by Wednesday morning, before 9am.)

A Friend wanted to pass along this following note:

Bring a friend! Introduce someone to the Latin Mass. Oftentimes folks aren't available to come to Sunday Masses due to their commitments at their own parishes. But, when there are weekday evening High Masses, it is a great opportunity to reach out and invite a friend, neighbor, and coworker. Let's all resolve to do this!
Very good thought!!!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cleveland Marathon

If you don't know already, the Cleveland Marathon is upon us again this Sunday, May 21, 2017. In the past, it has been a pain for St Stephen parishioners to access the parish for Holy Mass.

St Stephen's website has important information for anyone planning to go there for Mass on Sunday. It appears that the Faithful will be accommodated in their efforts to reach the church and assist at Holy Mass. But we were told the passes would work last year, too. Didn't quite work out that way.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fatima Mass Time

After the notice was posted for the Mass celebrating Our Lady of Fatima, Cleveland TLM Friends received many emails asking for the time of the Mass. We apologize for that critical element being overlooked.

Within minutes of being made aware, an update was posted at 10:15am yesterday. That should have been delivered to subscribers' email inboxes between 11am and 1pm. It was not. Hopefully this one has reached you.

The Mass for Our Lady of Fatima is at 11:30am on Saturday May 13, 2017, at St Stephen. Full details are on the website.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mass for Our Lady of Fatima, Corrected

The time for the Mass for Our Lady of Fatima was not included in the previous post. Thanks to all of you who notified us of that. See below.

A Latin High Mass will be offered at St. Stephens on Saturday May 13, 2017, at 11:30am, in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. The Mass will be a Votive Mass for the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This will be followed by a Procession to the Garden (weather permitting) and a May Crowning wtih the profession of Marian Consecration at the end.
Afterwards there will be a Potluck in the Club Room to celebrate this special feast for Our Lady!
Please feel free to bring cut flowers to place before Our Lady for the May Crowning.
And if you would like to stay and join in the potluck please bring some dish to share. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jeremiah's Lamentation

The Office of Tenebrae was celebrated yesterday evening at St Stephen. See the video for an edifying excerpt of the chant for the first lesson of Jeremiah's Lamentation. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Other Holy Week TLMs

Thanks to a Friend for the following info.

Immaculate Conception will have Latin Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this Holy Week at 6pm.

Holy Week Schedule

On Wednesday, St Stephen will offer the Office of Tenebrae at 7:30pm, following Holy Mass at 6:30pm.

For the Sacred Triduum:

Immaculate Conception Latin Mass Holy Week Schedule 
Holy Thursday: 6:30PM Latin High Mass
Good Friday:    6:00PM Latin Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Saturday: 11:30PM Latin Easter Vigil

Good Friday:     12:00 NoonTraditional Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday:  1:00PM Blessing of Easter Foods followed by                                           Confessions. 

The schedule for Easter Sunday is as a usual Sunday. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

St Stephen's, Palm Sunday

Just a reminder for those planning to attend St Stephen for Palm Sunday. The Liturgy will begin at 9:15am with a Procession in the church.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mass for the Annunciation

Fr. Hardon invites us to meditate upon the Annunciation, which is celebrated on Mar 25. 

Our present meditation is on: The Annunciation
It is the same Gabriel that announced to Zachary that Elizabeth, in her old age, would conceive and bear a son. Given the magnitude of this great mystery of the Annunciation, I thought we should have three meditations on the angelic Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The first one will be on the angelic salutation. The second will be on the angelic prediction. And, the third will be on the angelic explanation.
If any event in Sacred Scripture deserves three prayerful meditations, it is surely the Annunciation. This event changed the whole course of human history. Better, this event was the culmination of human history. We are told by the fathers of the Church, God becoming man was more important than God creating man. We should say that before God took on a human habitation in Mary’s womb, the Almighty was indeed present because He is God. He is present because He is God everywhere in the world He made.
The moment He became incarnate, God became present as the God-man, and having instituted the Holy Eucharist on Holy Thursday night, from the Annunciation through the Last Supper, God has decided to remain on earth as the God-man in the Blessed Sacrament until the end of time.

The rest of Fr. Hardon's meditation can be found on The Real Presence.

St. Stephen will offer a Latin Mass on Saturday, Mar 25, at 10am.