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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