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



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Three Books

This is long overdue.

Cleveland TLM Friends can happily recommend the following books, and also their publisher, Loreto Publications.


Treasures of the Mass


Explanation of the Holy Mass


Calvary and the Mass 

Any one (or all) of these books will undoubtedly aid the Faithful Catholic in entering more deeply into the mysteries of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

An excerpt from Treasures of the Mass:
We most humbly beseech Thee, almighty God, command these offerings to be borne by the hands of Thy holy Angel to Thine altar on high, in the sight of Thy divine majesty, that as many as shall partake of the most holy Body + and Blood + of Thy Son at this altar, may be filled with every Heavenly grace and blessing. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
 This prayer contains a mysterious request: that God may cause our offering to be carried by His angel to His altar on high, in the presence of His Divine Majesty, so that by partaking of the sacrificial food we may be filled with heavenly blessings. There is no altar in heaven, properly speaking, because there is no real sacrifice, as on earth. Our Divine Savior forever stands before the face of God as our High Priest, presenting to the Divine Majesty His Wounds and His bloody Death, in order to implore grace and mercy for us. In like manner, unceasing sacrifices of praise, thanksgiving, atonement and petition rise from the heart of our Blessed Mother and from all the angels and saints to the Triune God. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary, glowing with love, may, therefore, be said to constitute the "altar on high" upon which the most perfect sacrifice of praise is uninterruptedly offered to God. 
 



Friday, August 22, 2014

Marian Consecration Recap

A very good Friend of the TLM sent in the following pictures and caption. 




Marian Army Mobilized!  Feast of the Assumption Marian Consecration Group.  Pictures taken at the Solemn Mass on August 15th.  The Consecration was led by Fr. Bede after the homily. A special thanks to all who participated in the 33 Days to Morning Glory preparation for Total Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is Friday, August 15, 2014. Immaculate Conception, Cleveland, will have low Mass at 7am.  St. Stephen and Immaculate Conception will offer Solemn High Mass at 6:30pm.

Nota bene:  this is an holy day of obligation. Catholics are obliged to attend Mass, under the pain of mortal sin. 


Also, the Vigil of the Assumption will be celebrated on Thursday, August 14th, at St. Stephen's regularly scheduled Thursday evening low Mass, 6:30pm. It was announced on Sunday that, under Canon Law, attending the Vigil of the Assumption mass will satisfy the obligation.

Can.  1248 §1. A person who assists at a Mass celebrated anywhere in a Catholic rite either on the feast day itself or in the evening of the preceding day satisfies the obligation of participating in the Mass.

Of course, both Masses are beautiful celebrations in honor of Our Lady, and it would be a wonderful, pious act to assist at Holy Mass on both days. Catholic tradition would also inspire us to not simply seek the bare minimum requirements.



Saturday, August 2, 2014

Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine, August 14

Cleveland TLM Friends was contacted by the rector of Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine in North Jackson, Ohio, Msgr. Anthony Spinosa, to post the following information.
Just to let you know that the Shrine will be having a Solemn High TLM on Thursday, August 14 at 2pm.
The celebrant will be Fr. Shannon Collins, Father of Mercy and co-founder of a new community the Missionaries of St John the Baptist in the Diocese of Covington, KY.  Deacon will be Fr Joseph Orlofksy FSSP and I think I will be the Subdeacon.
Complete details can be found here: Assumption Pilgrimage

Thursday, July 17, 2014

St. Sebastian, Sunday, July 20, Mass Time Change

A reader of Cleveland TLM Friends has informed us that St. Sebastian's Mass on Sunday, July 20, 2014, will be at 2pm instead of the regular time of 1pm. It has also been confirmed by the celebrant.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

First Friday, July 4

First Friday for the month of July this year falls on Independence Day. St. Stephen's will not have a Latin Mass at 6:30pm, as would be normal.

Immaculate Conception in Cleveland will, however, have low Mass on July 4, but it will not be at their normal First Friday time of 6:00pm. Instead, Mass will be at 8:00am, but will not include benediction.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Marian Conference

Cleveland TLM Friends was asked to pass along information about the 2014 Columbus (Ohio) Marian Conference. Click the link below.

2014 Columbus Marian Conference

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Correcting a Correction

Please be aware and advise others who may need to know that the CORRECT Mass time for the Feast of the Sacred Heart at Immaculate Conception on Superior Avenue in Cleveland is......drum roll, please......6:30pm.

We sincerely apologize for this and hope that it reaches everyone who plans to attend. The confusion came from their regularly scheduled First Friday Mass, which is at 6:00pm.

If you wish to confirm with the parish, and that would certainly be understandable, the rectory phone number is 216-431-5900.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Feast of the Sacred Heart

For the glorious feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Conception will offer Low Mass with the Litany and Benediction at 6:00pm.

Please be aware that it was mistakenly announced on Sunday at St. Stephen that the Mass would be at 6:30pm. The correct time is 6:00pm.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Corpus Christi Mass

First, much apology for having not announced this earlier. Things at home this week have been VERY busy.

St. Stephen will offer a Missa Cantata for the traditional day of the Feast of Corpus Christi (Thursday, June 19, 2014). Mass will be at 6:30pm. There will be a Procession in the church, followed by Benediction. Fr. Bede announced on Sunday that he will be trying to find a deacon and sub-deacon.....so there is a possibility it will be a Missa Solemnis.

We are reminded that the Feast has been transferred to Sunday here in the Diocese of Cleveland. As far as we know, the other Latin Mass parishes will offer the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 22, 2014.