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



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

Also:
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.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's All Greek to Me: The Sequel

A Friend of the TLM wants to pass along this good news.

It’s all Greek to Me:  The Sequel   
Sunday, March 26th, 2017  at 11:30 – 12:30.
St. Sebastian's Church, Akron, Ohio at  Zwisler Hall.  
A question and answer panel discussing the Traditional Latin Mass.  Bring your questions about the TLM.  Feel free to stay for Confession and Rosary in the church just prior to 1 p.m.Mass. 


Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph

Today, Sunday, Mar 19, is the actual feast day for the foster-father of the Redeemer, Glorious St. Joseph.

As it is a Sunday in Lent, St. Stephen Church is going to observe his feast on Monday, Mar 20, with a Latin Mass at 6:30pm.


O ST. JOSEPH, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.
O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me. 
"This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent from the pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves shall never die a sudden death or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them—neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy or be burned in any fire or be overpowered in battle. Say for nine mornings for anything you desire. It has never been known to fail, provided that the request is for one's spiritual benefit or for those whom we are praying for."


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fridays in Lent

Of course, this coming Friday, March 3, is First Friday. The regular First Friday Mass schedule applies. St Stephen will have Stations at 5pm. Please note, though, that for every Friday in Lent, Immaculate Conception will have a Latin Mass at 6pm, followed by Stations and Benediction at 6:30pm.

Ash Wednesday Masses

7am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

6:30pm Low Mass
St Stephen
Immaculate Conception


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Upcoming Penitential Practice: Nineveh 90

A good Friend has asked that the following links be sent out. The information is about a penitential practice beginning on February 13, lasting until May 13, the 100th anniversary of Fatima.

https://www.nineveh90.com/nineveh-90-youtube-video-lets/


https://www.romancatholicman.com/100th-anniversary-fatima-approaches-time-nineveh-thing/


It definitely appears to be a rigorous discipline, but it is true that natural diamonds are formed under intense heat and pressure.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Candlemas Day, Feb 2

February 2 is Candlemas Day. The schedule of Masses is below.

6:45am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

8:30am High Mass
Sacred Heart of Jesus

6:30pm High Mass
Immaculate Conception
St Stephen

Friday, January 20, 2017

Novena, St Francis de Sales

A request from a Friend to be posted:

Hello All,
A few of us are going to pray a novena for the intention of the next Bishop of Cleveland, that God will bless us with a wise and just shepherd, and that, whomever he is, God will bless him with many graces to perform his duties so that he can be a great witness and leader for his flock. We ask that you join us in this spiritual endeavor.
Since Francis de Sales' feast is coming up, it seems fitting to pray a novena to this great Bishop and Doctor of the Church. We will begin the novena on Saturday, January 21, so that we can end on Francis de Sales' feast day, January 29 (on the old calendar, according to the1962 Roman Missal). In the meantime, please COPY this message and prayer and send it to family, friends, fellow parishioners, and anyone you think would like to join. Please do NOT forward this email. 



Novena to St. Francis de Sales
 
O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, especially (the future Bishop of Cleveland) may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer. (That the future Bishop of Cleveland may be a wise and just shepherd who will bring many sheep to Christ’s fold through his leadership).

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bishop Lennon, Retired

By now, most probably know that Bishop Richard Lennon, Ordinary of the Cleveland Diocese, has retired. His request to retire was accepted by Pope Francis, citing health issues. Please put him in the Veil of Protection of Our Lady.

We are reminded of his charity shown to the TLM Faithful, particularly as he celebrated personally the Sacrament of Confirmation for the TLM community. It was very edificating for many, especially for those who were confirmed and their sponsors.

Please keep Biahop Richard Lennon in your prayers and entrust your petitions to the Blessed Mother that we receive a good, holy bishop to shepherd us.

Jan 16 TLM Mass

On Monday Jan 16, 2017, there will be a TLM at St Stephen at 6:30pm.