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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