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Monday, December 28, 2015

The Best New Year's Resolutions

Thanks to a Friend for kindly sending in the following suggestion for a good, Catholic New Year's resolution. Managing body weight and our spending/saving habits aren't the only things we should be mindful of. 


First Friday – every First Friday of the month
With the intention, in the heart, of making reparation to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus for the sins committed against Him.

  • Go to Mass and receive communion in a state of grace

First Saturday - on 5 Consecutive First Saturdays of the Month:
With the intention, in the heart, of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the sins committed against her, her name, her initiatives and images of her.

  • Go to Confession (8 days before or after)

  • Go to Mass and Receive Communion in a state of grace

  • Say a five-decade rosary

  • Meditate on one or more of the mysteries of the rosary for 15 minutes

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

A reminder that December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady and a day of obligation. Latin Mass times are below. 

7am Low Mass
St. Stephen

6:30pm High Mass
St. Stephen

6:30 pm Solemn Mass
Immaculate Conception
And a special note from Fr Godic:

"Immaculate Conception Parish will celebrate their 150th Patronal Feast on December 8, 2015with a Solemn High Latin Mass at 6:30 PM followed by procession with the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction to mark their Eucharistic Devotions. Father Bede will be the celebrant and Father Godic, pastor, will preach the sermon." 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Support Your Local Schola

Cleveland TLM Friends was asked to post the following.

I'm Jeffrey Quick, Schola director for the Latin Mass at St. Sebastian. A High Mass requires music. Music requires musicians. The music at our Masses is provided by volunteers (not professionals), and there are never enough of them. If you have any musical experience or ability at all, you should be singing in a Schola. Naturally, I'd like you to sing in MY Schola (rehearsal Tues.night 8-9:30; and 12:15 before the 1:00 Mass), which does easier part music in addition to chant. But St. Stephens and Immaculate Conception need singers as well. If you go to these parishes regularly, you have a feel for how they are: a little more chant at St. Stephens, a lot more polyphony at the Mac. One or more of these will match your skill level and schedule. So look at yourself and your life, talk to God about it, and then contact one of us:

Jeffrey Quick (St. Sebastian)
Fred Lautzenheiser (Immaculate Conception)
Nathan Marinchick (St. Stephen)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Feast of the Presentation of the BVM

Fr Godic, pastor of Immaculate Conception, would like for everyone to know that they will celebrate a Low Mass at Mary's Altar for the feast of her Presentation on Saturday, November 21 at 8am.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

All Saints and All Souls

The great celebrations of the Church Triumphant and Church Suffering are approaching, and mass schedule is below.

Sunday, Nov 1, All Saints, is a regular Sunday schedule of Latin Masses.

Monday, Nov 2, All Souls
6:30pm at Immaculate Conception
7pm at St Stephen

Also, the rector of Our Lady of Lebanon National Shrine in North Jackson, Ohio, would like you all to know:

Tridentine Missa Cantata for the Commemoration of All Souls
Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon
2759 North Lipeky Rd
North Jackson, OH 44451
Nov 2 at 7pm
with prayers of absolution at the catafalque
Music provided by the Schola Basilicae

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Mass Against the Heathen

A friend of the TLM forwarded this information, and thought you all may be interested. St Titus parish is in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Friday, 11 September 2015, 7:00 PM
Traditional Latin MassVotive Mass Against the Heathen(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 6:30 PM)
St. Titus Church952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001
Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik
Sponsored by:Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161Traditional Latin Mass Guild
ALMIGHTY, everlasting God, in Whose hand are the power and government of every realm; look upon and help the Christian people, that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might, may be crushed by the power of Thy Right Hand.  Through our Lord.  (Collect.  Mass Against the Heathen.)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

9/11 and 9/12

Thanks to a reader for sending in the following information. 

Friday, Sept. 11th,
Immaculate Conception, Cleveland
Solemn High Requiem Mass in in Remembrance of 9-11: 6:30PM

Saturday, September 12,
Immaculate Conception, Cleveland
Most Holy Name of Mary: Low Latin Mass: 8AM

Monday, August 10, 2015

Assumption Masses

Feast of the Assumption
Saturday, August 15, 2015

9:30am High Mass
St. Stephen

12 noon Solemn Mass
Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mass at Our Lady of Lebanon

Msgr Anthony Spinosoa, rector of the Our Lady of Lebanon National Shrine, wants you all to know about their annual Assumption Pilgrimage and Traditional Latin High Mass for the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, at 10am.

There will be a sung High Mass (Missa Cantata)  at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 North Lipkey Rd North Jackson OH 44451
Music will be provided by the Schola Basilicorum and the St. Cecila Chorale  (local singers).
Information about the entire pilgrimage can be found here.

Monday, July 20, 2015

St. Stephen Picnic; Help Needed

The St. Stephen parish picnic is coming up this weekend. Volunteers are needed to help set up and take down. The help is needed on Saturday, July 25 at 9am, and also in the evening after the 5pm Mass. Please contact the parish for more information. 216-631-5633

Friday, June 26, 2015


In 1928, Pope Pius XI issued the encyclical, MISERENTISSIMUS REDEMPTOR (On Reparation to the Sacred Heart).

His Holiness included the following prayer in his encyclical, Perhaps this is something we could add to our devotions, even if only weekly.

 O sweetest Jesus, whose overflowing charity towards men is most ungratefully repaid by such great forgetfulness, neglect and contempt, see, prostrate before Thy altars, we strive by special honor to make amends for the wicked coldness of men and the contumely with which Thy most loving Heart is everywhere treated.
At the same time, mindful of the fact that we too have sometimes not been free from unworthiness, and moved therefore with most vehement sorrow, in the first place we implore Thy mercy on us, being prepared by voluntary expiation to make amends for the sins we have ourselves committed, and also for the sins of those who wander far from the way of salvation, whether because, being obstinate in their unbelief, they refuse to follow Thee as their shepherd and leader, or because, spurning the promises of their Baptism, they have cast off the most sweet yoke of Thy law. We now endeavor to expiate all these lamentable crimes together, and it is also our purpose to make amends for each one of them severally: for the want of modesty in life and dress, for impurities, for so many snares set for the minds of the innocent, for the violation of feast days, for the horrid blasphemies against Thee and Thy saints, for the insults offered to Thy Vicar and to the priestly order, for the neglect of the Sacrament of Divine love or its profanation by horrible sacrileges, and lastly for the public sins of nations which resist the rights and the teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast instituted. Would that we could wash away these crimes with our own blood! And now, to make amends for the outrage offered to the Divine honor, we offer to Thee the same satisfaction which Thou didst once offer to Thy Father on the Cross and which Thou dost continually renew on our altars, we offer this conjoined with the expiations of the Virgin Mother and of all the Saints, and of all pious Christians, promising from our heart that so far as in us lies, with the help of Thy grace, we will make amends for our own past sins, and for the sins of others, and for the neglect of Thy boundless love, by firm faith, by a pure way of life, and by a perfect observance of the Gospel law, especially that of charity; we will also strive with all our strength to prevent injuries being offered to Thee, and gather as many as we can to become Thy followers. Receive, we beseech Thee, O most benign Jesus, by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Reparatress, the voluntary homage of this expiation, and vouchsafe, by that great gift of final perseverance, to keep us most faithful until death in our duty and in Thy service, so that at length we may all come to that fatherland, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God for ever and ever. Amen.

And perhaps the words of the Prophet Osee (Hosea) in Sacred Scripture will comfort us that, no matter what, Our Lord is fully in control and aware of what is happening, and His judgments will be rendered in justice and beauty.

Osee, Ch 4 (Douay Rheims) Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land. [2] Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood. [3] Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth in it shall languish with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the air: yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be gathered together. [4] But yet let not any man judge: and let not a man be rebuked: for thy people are as they that contradict the priest. [5] And thou shalt fall today, and the prophet also shall fall with thee: in the night I have made thy mother to be silent.
[6] My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt not do the office of priesthood to me: and thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children. [7] According to the multitude of them so have they sinned against me: I will change their glory into shame. [8] They shall eat the sins of my people, and shall lift up their souls to their iniquity. [9] And there shall be like people like priest: and I will visit their ways upon them, and I will repay them their devices. [10] And they shall eat and shall not be filled: they have committed fornication, and have not ceased: because they have forsaken the Lord in not observing his law.
[11] Fornication, and wine, and drunkenness take away the understanding. [12] My people have consulted their stocks, and their staff hath declared unto them: for the spirit of fornication hath deceived them, and they have committed fornication against their God. [13] They offered sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burnt incense upon the hills: under the oak, and the poplar, and the turpentine tree, because the shadow thereof was good: therefore shall your daughters commit fornication, and your spouses shall be adulteresses. [14] I will not visit upon your daughters when they shall commit fornication, and upon your spouses when they shall commit adultery: because themselves conversed with harlots, and offered sacrifice with the effeminate, and the people that doth not understand shall be beaten. [15] If thou play the harlot, O Israel, at least let not Juda offend: and go ye not into Galgal, and come not up into Bethaven, and do not swear: The Lord liveth.
[16] For Israel hath gone astray like a wanton heifer: now will the Lord feed them, as a lamb in a spacious place. [17] Ephraim is a partaker with idols, let him alone. [18] Their banquet is separated, they have gone astray by fornication: they that should have protected them have loved to bring shame upon them. [19] The wind hath bound them up in its wings, and they shall be confounded because of their sacrifices.

And the Haydock Commentary:

Osee iv.
Notes & Commentary:
Ver. 1. Israel. They are chiefly addressed, (Chaldean; St. Jerome; Calmet) or what follows to ver. 15, regards all. (Worthington) --- Judgment. Hebrew, "a trial." --- Mercy. The want of humanity and of practical knowledge is urged. (Calmet) --- The knowledge of God includes the observance of the commandments, 1 John ii. 4. (Worthington) --- This science alone is requisite, Jeremias ix. 3., and Isaias v. 13. Blind leaders prove their own and other's ruin.
Ver. 2. Blood. The successors of Jeroboam II were mostly murdered. (Calmet) --- Incestuous marriages take place. (Haydock)
Ver. 3. Together. The waters shall be dried up, or infected. (Calmet) --- When the people are taken away, beasts will not long remain, Jeremias ix. 10., and Sophonias i. 2. (Haydock)
Ver. 4. Judge, &c. As if he would say: It is in vain to strive with them, or reprove them, they are so obstinate in evil. (Challoner) --- Priest. Such must be slain, Deuteronomy xvii. 12. (Calmet) --- Septuagint, "my people are like a priest contradicted," (Haydock) or degraded. (Theodoret)
Ver. 5. Prophet, both true and false. --- Night of tribulation. Hebrew and Septuagint, "I have compared thy mother to the night."
Ver. 6. Silent. Septuagint, "like those who had," &c. --- Knowledge. Jeroboam I had appointed unlawful priests, and some of the house of Aaron went over to him, and were excluded from officiating at Jerusalem, after the captivity, 1 Kings xii. 31., and Ezechiel xliv. 10. Knowledge is always expected of priests, Deuteronomy xvii. 8., and Malachias ii. 7. (Gratian. dist. 38. c. omnes.) (Calmet) --- When the power of sacrificing is withdrawn, all spiritual functions cease, as sacrifice belongs properly to a priest. (Worthington)
Ver. 7. Me. A father rejoices in a numerous offspring. But my people take occasion to offend me the more they increase. (Calmet)
Ver. 8. Sins: victims. (Worthington) --- Iniquity; or "they seek for support in their propitiatory offerings," and lull the people asleep in their sins. The priests of the golden calf imitated the sacred rites of Moses. It would have been too difficult to make the people change altogether.
Ver. 9. Priest. They are equally dissolute, and shall meet the like punishment. --- Devices, or thoughts. (Calmet) --- Cogitatio mali operis p├Žnas luet. (St. Jerome)
Ver. 10. Ceased. Hebrew, "increased." They have no children living. (Calmet) --- Septuagint, "let them not succeed."
Ver. 11. Understanding. Literally, "heart." (Haydock) --- Some sins darken reason more than others; but none so much as spiritual fornication. (Worthington)
Ver. 12. Staff. It was customary to use this mode of divination, (Ezechiel xxi. 21.) and likewise incense, ver. 13. --- Oak. These terms are variously rendered as the trees and stones mentioned in Scripture, will probably never be ascertained.
Ver. 14. Visit. This is the most dreadful of God's judgments. He permits those who offend him to receive discontent from their own families. --- Effeminate, like the Galli, &c., (St. Jerome) and votaries of Priapus, 3 Kings xv. 11. Hebrew, "the consecrated women." Septuagint, "initiated," to honour a lewd idol by prostitution. (Calmet) --- Beaten. Septuagint, "adhere to a harlot. But thou, Israel, be not ignorant, and Juda go," &c. (Haydock)
Ver. 15. Offend. It was more culpable for Juda to commit idolatry (as they had the temple, &c., of the true God) than for Israel, whom Jeroboam hindered from going to Jerusalem, after he had set up his golden calves. (Worthington) --- Galgal and Bethaven. Places where idols were worshipped. Bethel, which signifies the house of God, is called by the prophet Bethaven, that is, the house of vanity, from Jeroboam's golden calf which was worshipped there. (Challoner) --- Galgal was on the confines of the two kingdoms, and always venerated by the Jews. Idols had been there in ancient times, and probably a sort of oracle, Judges iii. 19. If Israel be thus abandoned, let not Juda imitate them. (Calmet) --- Lord. Profane not this sacred name by giving it to idols. (Theodoret) --- Use not this expression, since you do not worship me. (St. Jerome)
Ver. 16. Wanton. Septuagint, "stung," or rendered furious. Thus Israel gives way to ungovernable passions. The people shall be led into captivity, and have room to range about.
Ver. 17. Partaker. Hebrew, "tied to abominations." --- Alone. His case is desperate. (Calmet) --- Septuagint, "he has placed stumbling-blocks for himself." (Haydock)
Ver. 18. Separated from that allowed to God's people, Deuteronomy xii. 12. Hebrew, "insipid," or spoiled. Chaldean, "their princes have sought after banquets." Septuagint, "He has provoked (surpassed) the Chanaanites." These two have not read as we do. --- They. Hebrew, "their shields (chiefs) have loved shame:" dissolute practices, or "presents," which are disgraceful. (Calmet) --- Septuagint, "They have loved shame by her rage. (19) A whirlwind shall whistle in," &c. (Haydock)
Ver. 19. Wings. They shall be quickly removed hence. (Calmet)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

External Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in South Euclid will celebrate their patronal feast with Solemn High Mass on Sunday June 14 at 5pm.

Friday, June 5, 2015

External Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Immaculate Conception is going to celebrate the external observation of the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday June 7. The Mass will be Solemn High at 12 noon. Weather permitting, the procession will be outdoors. Benediction will take place afterwards. The pastor, Fr Frank Godic will give the sermon.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Mass

Immaculate Conception will have a low Mass at 8am on Memorial Day.

Earlier Mass Start, Tomorrow, Sunday May 24

Sorry for the late notice. I hope this is received in time. Thankfully, it has been announced from the pulpit for the last few weeks.

Mass at St Stephen will start early tomorrow, probably around 9am. This is due to an anticipated large gathering for the 11am Novus Ordo Mass.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

IMPORTANT: Sunday Marathon

Please take note of the following and forward to anyone for whom it may be of benefit.

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is happening this coming Sunday, May 17. Part of its route will be right in the neighborhood surrounding St. Stephen's. Its expected to greatly effect the 9:30am Mass.

Many thanks to a friend of the TLM for forwarding the following: A pass is available that is supposed to grant Sunday worshipers access to their place of worship. It was discovered in the Cathedral's bulletin. You should print this out; our friend says to do so at 50 - 75%, noting that any larger and it becomes blurry.

Also, you may want to look over the course map and plan accordingly. Please be sure to allow plenty of extra time to arrive for Holy Mass.

Course Map

Good luck!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ascension Thursday Masses

While the day of obligation has been transferred to Sunday, we are still encouraged to observe the traditional celebration of Ascension Thursday on May 14  at least out of piety and devotion.


6:30 pm, St Stephen, Solemn Mass

6:30 pm, Immaculate Conception, High Mass

Monday, April 20, 2015

Another First Friday Mass

Thanks to a couple of friends of the TLM.......

Mary Queen of Peace,
4423 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109
(216) 749-2323

First Friday Mass…in the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Roman Rite will be on Friday, May 1st at 8 pm. This Mass is celebrated according to the rubrics of the 1962 Roman Missal. Eucharistic Adoration, the praying of the Holy Rosary and Confessions follow the Mass. 

Now, even though the quote indicates a date of May 1, this is a regularly celebrated First Friday Traditional Latin Mass.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Holy Week

The liturgical schedule for Wednesday through Easter Sunday:

Spy Wednesday
7am,  Immaculate Conception
6:30pm,  Immaculate Conception
6:30pm,  St. Stephen
   Office of Tenebrae follows the 6:30pm Mass at St. Stephen

Maundy Thursday
6:30pm,  Immaculate Conception

Good Friday
6pm,  Immaculate Conception

Holy Saturday
11:30pm,  Immaculate Conception

Easter Sunday 
8am,  Immaculate Conception
9:30am  St. Stephen
12pm,  Immaculate Conception
1pm,  St Sebastians

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Palm Sunday, St. Stephen

Just a quick and important notice for you who plan on going to St. Stephen for Palm Sunday: The liturgy for Palm Sunday begins at 9:15am. This is to permit enough time for the blessing of palms and procession inside the church.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mar 25, Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine

A message from a Friend at the Our Lady of Lebanon shrine.

Feast of the Annunciation
Wednesday, March 25
High Mass (TLM)
at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon
2759 North Lipkey Road
North Jackson, Ohio, 44451 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Presentation on the TLM and Spiritual Conference

Special news from Sacred Heart Parish.  

Friday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m.:  We will be joined by Canon Matthew Talarico of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, who will lead us in the Stations of the Cross and who will have an presentation on the Extraordinary Form of the Mass followed by Benediction.  Come and learn more about this rich part of our Catholic heritage.

Saturday, March 7th at 8:00 a.m.:  Canon Talarico will offer Mass in the Extraordinary Form, we will have our regular First Saturday Devotions and then Canon will present a Spiritual Conference to the Society of the Sacred Heart.  If you are not a member of the Society, you are still very welcome to come to the conference.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ash Wednesday, Akron

St. Sebastian will offer High Mass at 5:15pm on Ash Wednesday.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ash Wednesday

Masses for Ash Wednesday:

St. Stephen
   7am Low Mass

Immaculate Conception Church, Cleveland
   7am Low Mass. Ashes will be distributed before mass and after mass.

   6:30pm High Mass. Ashes will be distributed after the homily and after mass.

The purpose of Lent is to be a season of fasting, self-denial, spiritual growth, conversion, and simplicity. Lent, which comes from the Teutonic (Germanic) word for springtime, can be viewed as a spiritual spring cleaning: a time for taking spiritual inventory and then cleaning out those things which hinder our corporate and personal relationships with Jesus Christ and our service to him. Thus it is fitting that the season of Lent begin with a symbol of repentance: placing ashes mixed with oil on one's head or forehead. However, we must remember that our Lenten disciplines are supposed to ultimately transform our entire person: body, soul, and spirit, and help us become more like Christ. Eastern Christians call this process theosis, which St. Athanasius describes as "becoming by grace what God is by nature."

Monday, February 9, 2015


In the last couple weeks, I have been asked by some friends of the TLM --and I thank you for this-- about the lack of updates being sent out. Please accept my apologies and know that it means much to me to help in any way that I can to promote the TLM.

A serious medical condition in our family has not afforded me the time or inclination to maintain this blog. Hopefully, God willing, I will be able to get back to some degree of normalcy and keep this resource updated with pertinent information for all of you attached to the Traditional Roman Rite, even in the midst of our difficult situation.

Humbly, I ask for your prayers for our family and also for this blog, for which so many have expressed to me their appreciation. I thank those of you who have helped with posting content and do encourage you to still send accurate information for posting. I also thank all of you who have taken the time to register for email updates.  It has been very edifying for me to see the growth of the Latin Mass Faithful here in Cleveland.

And not only so; but we glory also in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience trial; and trial hope; And hope confoundeth not: because the charity of God is poured forth in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost, who is given to us.
Romans 5: 3-5

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Epiphany, Correction

Just a quick note to correct the Mass time for the feast of Epiphany at St Stephen. The correct mass time is 6:30pm, not 9:30am.