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

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