As some of you already know, Rev. S. Michael Franz, pastor of St. Stephen Church, will enter into retirement on September 1, 2013.
Fr. Franz has been a terrific friend of the Traditional Latin Mass. On October 3rd, 2007, Fr. Franz celebrated the first TLM at his parish in over 40 years, and has continued to do so every Wednesday. Since Easter Sunday of 2008, Fr. Franz has welcomed High Mass and Fr. Bede to his parish every Sunday and on many Feast Days and Days of Obligation. St. Stephen, again, at the sincere welcoming of Fr. Franz, now has 4 Traditional Latin Masses during the week, and on every First Friday and First Saturday. Clearly, Fr. Franz has been a true friend of the TLM, and someone for whom the TLM faithful in Cleveland can be very thankful.
Wednesday, August 28, will be Fr. Franz's last celebration of the TLM as pastor of St. Stephen. Please consider assisting at this Mass, and thanking Father afterwards for his pastoral care to the TLM faithful.