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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

St Sebastian Mass for Assumption

There will a Latin High Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption at St. Sebastian's 476 Mull Ave Akron, Thursday, August 15.  Time is 5pm. 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Traditional Catholic House?

A message from a Friend. 

Traditional Catholic House?
Are there any unmarried men (age 18-above) who are interested in living together as an informal community/fraternity?
We are gauging interest in a possible situation where several men live in the same house.  They would each hold down a job and pay rent.  Fraternity and living a virtuous life would be the goal.  The atmosphere would foster prayer, discernment, detachment from worldliness, service to a TLM parish, and traditional Catholic values.  Some people call these discernment houses or disciple houses.  We look to start one around August of 2020, one year from now.
Anyone interested in discussing this further should contact Matt Lewis at

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A Talk by Fr Shannon Collins

A message from a Friend...

This Saturday (August 10th) at 6:30 there is a well know Priest from Kentucky coming up to give a talk. His name is Father Shannon Collins. He is usually featured on Sensus Fidelium and is a gifted preacher from the Missionaries of Saint John the Baptist. He will be hosted in Chardon Ohio at the Kostelac’s house and will be speaking there as well. He will be speaking on “Christ the King and the Americanist Heresy”. He has shared that this is a topic he is very excited about. If you are interested and would like the address please visit this link and select “interested”

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

August Guide to the Cleveland Latin Masses

August is upon us. Its a particularly interesting month from our perspective, liturgically speaking. There are some pretty big feast days, and some of our favorite saints are celebrated this month. And a challenge is issued at the very bottom of this post.

A Friend of the TLM from Twitter put together this nice calendar, showcasing the month and its schedule of Masses. Thanks, @Sebasti77107923 !

A couple of things to note, though, that are not on the schedule.

August 14, the Vigil of the Assumption
Solemn High Mass @ 7pm
Assumption parish, Broadview Heights

August 15, Feast of the Assumption
Solemn High Mass @ 6:30pm
St. Stephen

The Feast of the Transfiguration is Tuesday, August 6. Of course, St. Stephen has a TLM at 7am.

Among the Saints who are celebrated this month that we find particularly special (and we know that sounds bad; they all are special) are:

St. Laurence, 2nd Class
Vigil Aug 9
Feast Aug 10
(Incidentally, St. Laurence is a rarity. Not many Saints get a Vigil in their honor, and not many are a second class feast. Most are third class. Perhaps the Church particularly appreciated his humor.)

St. Joachim
Aug 16

St. Bernard
Aug 20

Immaculate Heart of Mary
Aug 22

St. Augustine
Aug 28

Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Aug 29

St. Rose of Lima (remember the Latin Masses over there?)
Aug 30

St. Raymond Nonnatus
Aug 31
(a saint for pro-lifers, for sure)

If you've got one to mention, comment below.

Up for a Challenge?

The Vigilant Vigil'er

Two opportunities exist this month to attend a Vigil and its corresponding Feast Day. Pick one, either St. Laurence or the Assumption, and go both days.

Only half of American Catholic's Know the Teaching???

A recent Tweet by a Friend, @CLECatholic, prompted this. An article from 2017 reported that only 50% of American Catholics know the Church's teaching on the Eucharist. Inadequate post conciliar education was blamed, but then also the question itself, for being tricky, supposedly. We propose that it wasn't a trick question necessarily, but rather a sobering piece of evidence that our common liturgical prayer is not infusing our senses and mind with the faith. As controversial as this may be, we feel its important.


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Important Cultural Battle, Holy Mass

None of you need to be reminded or lectured about the sin of abortion. Our nation has been ruined by a culture of death. Have you ever read Romans 1? Has Almighty God abandoned us to our own devices, as He did to that society? Eternal questions; we know not the true answer.

So what can remedy this sin of abortion? In short, the Father sent His Son for the remission of all sin. The most efficacious prayer this side of heaven is the Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven. We can truly offer to the Father His Son in the representation of the sacrifice on Calvary. And we will offer Him for the remission of that sin, that crime of abortion.

Courtesy of our Twitter Friend @CLECatholic
What: Latin Low Mass for Remission of the Sin of Abortion When: July 27 at 9 am (Saturday) Where: Historic St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Why: Cleveland Catholics coming together to fill our historic churches & end abortion in our town
And we may be so bold as to add:

Who: Jesus Christ and the Order of Melchizedek How: In an unbloody manner, though fully meritorious

Friday, July 5, 2019

"Latin of the Liturgy" Class

A Friend forwarded the following information and flyer. Please note that it is required that one register for the event.

Fr. Doug Brown, pastor of Mary Queen of Peace, will be teaching an intensive Latin class, focused on the Latin used the Extraordinary Form Missal the week of July 21st. The source texts (besides the Missal) are a number of ecclesiastical Latin books from the early 1900s.

Monday, July 1, 2019

More TLM News

In addition to the Independence Day Mass at St Stephen, at 7am, Immaculate Conception will have Mass at 8am for the holiday.

And for those who plan to attend the Tuesday morning Masses at St Stephen, which are normally at 6:45am, Fr Bede has moved the time to 7am, for the duration of the summer. This new time will end when Benedictine High School resumes classes for 2019/2020. Cleveland TLM Friends will update you when that happens.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

TLM News for July

July will kick off with the Feast of the Precious Blood on Monday, July 1. Of course, Immaculate Conception offers the Holy Sacrifice on Mondays at 7am.

Independence Day will follow on Thursday, and Mass at St Stephen's will be at 7am instead of 6:30pm, as it is regularly celebrated

Furthermore, we have the normal observance of First Friday and First Saturday this week, July 5 and 6. The regular schedule of those Masses is unchanged.

On Saturday July 13, the second Saturday of the month, there will NOT BE a 9am Mass at St. Elizabeth. However, the third and fourth Saturdays, July 20 and 27, remain unchanged: Mass at 9am at St. Elizabeth.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Pride is an interesting concept in this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart, which, in effect, has been hijacked by those attached to the sodomitical revolution.

Is it unreasonable to expect that a culture of self-absorption would adopt the word “pride” to denote their devotion? And what might self-absorption have necessarily to do with sodomy? In short, it’s the root cause, so says St Paul.

In his letter to the Romans, St Paul addresses this very type of sin, and explains that it was the rejecting of God and focusing on self that delivered them up to their own shameful affections.

1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God or given thanks: but became vain in their thoughts.  And their foolish heart was darkened.

Vain, vanity, pride.

1:23 And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts and of creeping things.

How true! We worship ourselves. We believe animals to be equal, nay, even better than people.

1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
And St Paul goes on to describe the manifestation self absorption....

1:26 For this cause, God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.
1:27 And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts, one towards another: men with men, working that which is filthy and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.

St Paul concludes with a litany of all the sins which accompany this rejection of the Incorruptible God. It’s quite evident our generation suffers from this.

As we near the end of this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Humility Himself, pray especially hard for peace in our families, purity in children, conversion of sinners, justice upon criminals, purification of the Church, and while you’re at it, the reclaiming of the Rainbow. It’s rightfully God’s.

10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head: and his face, as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Organist Position Available

Fr Doug Brown, a Friend of the TLM and pastor of Mary Queen of Peace in Cleveland, is currently seeking an organist to fill their Director of Music position at the parish.

Incidentally, Fr Brown is the celebrant for St Stephen’s Corpus Christi Mass this Thursday.

It is Cleveland TLM Friends’  understanding that a tradition-minded individual with an affection for the TLM would be a good fit for the position at MQP.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Corpus Christi

The great feast celebrating Our Lord’s most precious Body and Blood is upon us. Plan on assisting at the Mass which the Angelic Doctor of the Church was so closely tied to.

And why is there yet another feast celebrating the Body of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament? For sure, just a short time back we celebrated Holy Thursday, the institution of the Blessed Sacrament. The short answer is that the Church recognized the many other liturgical functions on that day, and in Her Wisdom saw fit to dedicate a day solely devoted to the Body and Blood of Christ.

For the most part, the feast has been transferred to Sunday. But we can observe the traditional day here in Cleveland.

Thursday, June 20 
6:30 pm High Mass
St Stephen

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.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Holy Week, 2019

The schedule of TLM events for Holy Week is below.

Office of Tenebrae
Wednesday, April 17
St. Stephen

Maundy Thursday
April 18
6:30pm High Mass
Immaculate Conception

Good Friday
April 19
6pm Mass of the Presanctified
Immaculate Conception

Holy Saturday
April 20
11pm Easter Vigil Solemn Mass
Immaculate Conception

Easter Sunday's schedule of Masses is the same as any other Sunday of the year.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Good Friday at Mary Queen of Peace

Thanks to a Friend for sending this. Please take note that the parish would like for all those interested in attending to notify via text message.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

World Language Week TLM

Annually, the St. John Berchman Altar Servers Ministry celebrates a Mass for World Language Week at St. Stephen. This year it will be on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019, at 7am.

See the image of the flyer below.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Fridays in Lent

Immaculate Conception in Cleveland has a nice TLM-centered schedule for Friday evenings during Lent. Confessions will be heard prior to a  6pm Low Mass. No specific time is listed for the start of confessions.

Following Mass, there will be Stations of the Cross. The evening will conclude with Benediction.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Latin Mass Workshop, Mar 24

There will be a workshop on the Latin Mass on Sunday, March 24th from 12:15pm to 12:45pm, in the basement of St Sebastian's Church 476 Mull Ave Akron, Ohio.  Afterwards, please stay for the 1pm Latin Mass.  Questions:  330-869-0682

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Ash Wednesday Masses

Tomorrow’s schedule of Traditional Masses for Ash Wednesday is as follows.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

7am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

6:30pm Low Mass
St Stephen

6:30pm High Mass
Immaculate Conception

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Rosary to the Interior, 2019

As February 2 is known as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, so it seems a good day to particularly pray for the Purification of the Church.

The World Cometh: Democracy and the Spirit of the anti-Christ

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Masses for Feb 2, Candlemas

February 2, 2019, is Candlemas, more technically known as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus. Its a wonderful liturgy to attend (of course, all liturgies are special).

The liturgy begins with the Blessing of Candles. A procession follows, in which all carry lighted candles. New Advent explains thus:

The solemn procession represents the entry of Christ, who is the Light of the World, into the Temple of Jerusalem. It forms an essential part of the liturgical services of the day, and must be held in every parochial church where the required ministers can be had.


While now the procession is held inside the church, during the Middle Ages the clergy left the church and visited the cemetery surrounding it. Upon the return of the procession a priest, carrying an image of the Holy Child, met it at the door and entered the church with the clergy, who sang the canticle of Zachary, "Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel".


February 2, 2019

9:30am Solemn Mass
St. Stephen

12pm High Mass
Immaculate Conception