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

Monday, May 27, 2019

Ascension Masses

The feast of Our Lord's Ascension into heaven is approaching. As you all probably know already, its commonly known as "Ascension Thursday," as it is forty days after Easter Sunday. But in many places, the day is being observed on the Sunday thereafter.

The Diocese of Cleveland officially observes it on Sunday. We don't, however, have to abandon this tradition too. Opportunities exist to be in communion with the Saints who have observed this fortieth day for centuries....and a millennium, even.

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

6pm Low Mass
Mary Queen of Peace

6:30pm High Mass
St. Stephen
Immaculate Conception

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Catholic IS Tradition

Be assured, Friends, that when rumblings about leaving behind “important religious traditions and precepts, dear to the chosen people,” are uttered from even those in the highest places, it will have no impact on our traditional Catholic faith. Nor should it.

Notre Charge Apostolique

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Marathon Sunday

Marathon Sunday is upon us. We've put together this short dose of [hopefully] comedic relief.

We want to assure everyone, this is done with a wink and a nod to parody. No offense to the runners. We wish them well. May the best man win!

Thank God, St. Stephen's Mass go'ers will have no problem accessing the church.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Re-Live the May Crowning!

Cleveland TLM Friends is proud to publish this video capturing the beauty of the day, May 4, 2019, when Our Lady was Crowned following the First Saturday TLM at St. Stephen.

For those who attended, we hope that this two-and-a-half minute memorial enhances the edification you gained that day, and that the lovely First Communicants will always treasure this day, when, clothed in the white garment of purity, they sought Our Lady, to bring her gifts; not only a Crown, but also themselves....ourselves.

For everyone else, we hope that it touches your heart and inspires you.

As the words of O Filii et Filiae say,

Of spices pure a precious store
in their pure hands these women bore,
to anoint the sacred Body o'er.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Missa Brevis, Sunday, May 19

Please see the flyer below for information about a special Solemn Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus on May 19, 2019, at 5pm. This will be an exquisite delight for the ears!

And a preview of things to come.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

First Weekend News, May Crowning, More Masses

Some news to unpack here.

1st Friday and Saturday

The first weekend of May is approaching, along with the opportunity to practice some liturgical devotions. Please consider attending Mass for First Friday and/or First Saturday. His Sacred Heart and Her Immaculate Heart will be warmed!


First Friday Masses5:30pm St. Paul (Akron; Mass every Friday @ 5:30pm)
6pm Immaculate Conception
6:30pm St. Stephen
8pm Mary Queen of Peace

First Saturday Masses8am Immaculate Conception
8am Sacred Heart of Jesus
9:30am St. Stephen

May Crowning at St. Stephen

Following the 9:30am Mass on Saturday, Our Lady will be Crowned. This would be a great day to bring children to Mass. 

May Crowning from Last Year, 2018


For anyone intending to go to St. Stephen this coming Sunday, 5/5/2019, please note well that Mass will begin at 9:15am, due to time constraints. 

Along with the ordinary Sunday schedule of TLMs, two particular parishes have First Sunday Traditional Masses.

Fr. Dave Ireland offers a High Mass at Sacred Heart at 5pm. 

Recently, Fr. James Mayer, pastor of St. Rocco, has brought the TLM back to his parish. Its a High Mass at 12pm, noon. 

Solemn Mass at St. Rocco, 2013

Please take the time and effort to start the month off right with these traditional devotions, and the beautiful, absolutely beautiful, and edifying Traditional Latin Mass. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

St. Joseph, May 1, High Mass

On Wednesday, May 1, the feast of St. Joseph, Benedictine High School will have a school Mass at St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The Mass is a High TLM, being celebrated at 10:30am. All are welcomed!

St. Elizabeth of Hungary
9016 Buckeye Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44104

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Moments from Holy Week 2019

The preparatory season of Lent, culminating in the exhaustive, yet thoroughly edifying and glorious week that we call Holy, the Sacred Triduum, being behind us, these are some moments captured. Let your Paschaltide be equally memorable.

The Gloria, Holy Thursday

Having fasted from the Gloria of the Mass through most of Lent, we are given a gesture of good things to come in the Mass of Maundy Thursday, so-called for the mandate Our Lord gave to the Apostles to imitate Him, as He washed their feet.  

The Mandatum, Holy Thursday

Pange Lingua, excerpt, Holy Thursday

In anticipation of Good Friday, a liturgical day that does not see to the Consecration of bread and wine, Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament is carried in procession to an altar of repose. 

Genitori Genitoque, Holy Thursday

Stripping of the Altar, Holy Thursday

As was said, no Mass with Consecration is offered this day. Rightly said, no Mass is offered on Good Friday. The altar, being stripped after Mass, quite simply reminds us that the altar represents Christ, and that He was stripped of His garments, having fallen into the hands of the Jews and exposed to vicious insults. See the Catholic Encyclopedia

Behold the Wood of the Cross, Good Friday

The Adoration of the Cross is essentially unchanged from the way it was celebrated as far back as the 4th century. Thanks be to God, a relic of the True Cross, along with other precious pieces of salvation history, were saved from destruction by the fire at Notre Dame

Adoration of the Cross, Good Friday

Consecration, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil

Christ is Risen, indeed, and offered again, in an unbloody manner, to the Father. 

Ite Missa Est, Alleuia, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Now on Twitter

Cleveland TLM Friends has joined the Twitter world. As most of our posts are rather short, to-the-point announcements of liturgical events, it may be a very good resource. We know many of you are not modern technologicaljunkies, so we will continue to post here on the blog. But we encourage you to do both!

Cleveland TLM Friends on Twitter

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Video Clips from the Office of Tenebrae

Below is a clip of Fr Bede chanting the first lesson from Jeremiah’s Lamentations, from the Office of Tenebrae, at St Stephen.

And here is the reading of the eighth lesson of the third nocturn, by John-Paul Volkenant Jr.