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

Monday, October 30, 2017

Nov 1 Mass Update

Thanks to a Friend for providing the following:

All Saints Day Mass, Nov. 1st
St. Sebastian 5:15 pm High Mass
Akron, Ohio 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Masses for Nov 1 and Nov 2

All Saints Day, Nov 1
(Holy Day of Obligation)

7am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

6:30pm Low Mass
St Stephen

6:30pm Solemn Mass
Immaculate Conception

All Souls Day, Nov 2

7am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

6:30pm High Mass
St Stephen
   -Vespers of the Dead to follow Holy Mass

6:30pm High Mass
Immaculate Conception

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Evolution: Scientific Fact or Scientific Fiction?

On Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017, Padre Pio Academy in Lakewood, Ohio, will host a faith inspiring talk by Hugh Owen, founder of the Kolbe Center for the study of Creation. The talk is free but donations will be welcomed. Please consider attending this and bring a friend! The more and better you know the Truth, the better your Lex Vivendi.

Also, there will be a Traditional Latin Low Mass at 6pm, celebrated by Fr Wessel. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Conference Itinerary

Here's the schedule for the Sanctum Catholicam Conference at St Sebastian in Akron on OCTOBER 14, 2017. 

Auto Correct Error

Thanks to a Friend for pointing out that the reminder post for the Sanctum Catholicam Conference stated April 14. May God have mercy on Apple's auto correct feature. The post was made from an iPhone, which is difficult enough, and October must have been misspelled and "corrected" to April.

Much apologies. October 14 is the conference.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sanctum Catholicam Conference

Just a reminder post about the highly anticipated Sanctum Catholicam Conference at St Sebastian in Akron, Ohio, this coming Saturday, October  14. Please see the St Sebastian Latin Mass website for full details.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Masses for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross:

Thursday, 9/14/2014

7am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception
-followed by Veneration of a relic of the True Cross

6:30pm Solemn Mass
St. Stephen

Thursday, September 7, 2017

In Commemoration of 9/11

A Solemn Requiem Mass will be offered for the souls of the victims of 9/11 on Monday, 9/11/2017, at 6:30pm at Immaculate Conception. 

When Pope Benedict XVI visited in 2008, he offered this prayer:

O God of love, compassion, and healing,
look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions,
who gather today at this site,
the scene of incredible violence and pain.
We ask you in your goodness
to give eternal light and peace
to all who died here—
the heroic first-responders:
our fire fighters, police officers,
emergency service workers, and Port Authority personnel,
along with all the innocent men and women
who were victims of this tragedy
simply because their work or service
brought them here on September 11, 2001.
We ask you, in your compassion
to bring healing to those
who, because of their presence here that day,
suffer from injuries and illness.
Heal, too, the pain of still-grieving families
and all who lost loved ones in this tragedy.
Give them strength to continue their lives with courage and hope.
We are mindful as well
of those who suffered death, injury, and loss
on the same day at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Our hearts are one with theirs
as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering.
God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:
peace in the hearts of all men and women
and peace among the nations of the earth.
Turn to your way of love
those whose hearts and minds
are consumed with hatred.
God of understanding,
overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy,
we seek your light and guidance
as we confront such terrible events.
Grant that those whose lives were spared
may live so that the lives lost here
may not have been lost in vain.
Comfort and console us,
strengthen us in hope,
and give us the wisdom and courage
to work tirelessly for a world
where true peace and love reign
among nations and in the hearts of all.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Labor Day Mass

Please be aware that a Latin Low Mass will be offered at Immaculate Conception on Labor Day, at 8am. The celebrant will pray the Mass of St. Joseph the Worker.

Glorious St. Joseph,
model of all those who are devoted to labour,
obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously,
putting the call of duty above my many sins;
to work with thankfulness and joy,
considering it an honour to employ and develop,
by means of labour,
the gifts received from God;
to work with order,
peace, prudence and patience,
never surrendering to weariness or difficulties;
to work, above all,
with purity of intention,
and with detachment from self,
having always death before my eyes
and the account which I must render of time lost,
of talents wasted,
of good omitted,
of vain complacency in success
so fatal to the work of God.
All for Jesus,
all for Mary,
all after thy example,
O Patriarch Joseph.
Such shall be my motto in life and death.


Friday, September 1, 2017

Help Needed, 1st Sunday, St Stephen

A Friend has asked for it to be posted that St Stephen's 1st Sunday Coffee and Doughnut fellowship is in need of assistance. This has been a wonderful way for TLM Faithful at St Stephen to build community for a number of years. You can contact for further information.