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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Mass for the Feast of St Stephen

A Happy Christmas to you all. May the Divine Child, His Immaculate Mother, and the Glorious Protector of the Holy Family bless you at this time and in the New Year.

December 26 is the Feast of St Stephen. There will be no regular 7am mass on Tuesday, but the parish will celebrate with a Solemn High Mass in the evening, at 6:30pm.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Immaculate Conception, Masses

Tomorrow, Dec 8, 2017, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. Masses for this Holy Day of Obligation are:

7am Low Mass
St Stephen
Immaculate Conception

6:30pm Solemn Mass
Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Advent Lessons and Carols Concert

A Friend wants us to take note of the following. 

Cantualis Concert

There is a new sacred music singing group that has formed featuring some folks from the Latin Mass Community in Cleveland. The group's name is Cantualis. We invite you to their concert on Tuesday, December 19th, at 7:30, at St. Stephen's on West 54th St. in Cleveland. They are singing Lessons and Carols, and some other selections. Come and immerse yourself in prayerful beauty!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

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. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

International Centennial Statue

Courtesy of a Friend.....

Come join us to welcome the International Centennial Statue assigned to the North American continent when she begins her pilgrimage in the NE Ohio area at Mary Queen of Peace 4423 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, 44109, 216-749-2323on Friday, September 1st at 7:00pm. She will be accompanied by representatives of the Alliance of the Two Hearts. The evening will consist of consecration, preparation prayers to the SHJ & IHM including the Traditional Latin Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. All night adoration! 
On May 13th, 1917 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 3 shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal with an “urgent” message, which was an appeal for Prayer & Penance in order to end the 1st World War and to prevent a second one. On January 11th of this year, in Rome, Pope Francis blessed 6 statues of Our Lady of Fatima to pilgrim internationally with a renewed, urgent appeal to “...SIN NO MORE, PRAY & DO PENANCE.” She promised 100 years ago that if this was done, her Immaculate Heart would triumph in order to bring PEACE to our troubled world.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pontifical Mass Pictures

Much thanks to a Friend for sending these in!

Monday, August 14, 2017

TLM Website for St. Sebastian

Good news! St. Sebastian now has a website for the TLM.

Be sure to take note of their upcoming conference in October: Sacred Then, Sacred Now.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Additional Assumption Masses

Thanks to Friends for notifying us.

On August 15, Chorbishop Anthony Spinosa, rector at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in North Jackson, OH, will celebrate a High Mass at 10am.

In the evening on August 15, St. Sebastian in Akron will offer a TLM at 5pm. Also, take note that St. Sebastian will celebrate a Solemn Mass next Sunday, August 20, at 1pm.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Feast of the Assumption, Masses

Here is what you should know for the Feast of the Assumption.

Monday, August 14

7pm High Mass
Church of the Assumption, Broadview Hts

Tuesday, August 15

7am Low Mass
St. Stephen

6:30pm Solemn Mass
Immaculate Conception

August 14, TLM at Church of the Assumption, Broadview Hts, OH

Thanks to a Friend for sending in the flyer. 

Fr. Justin Dyrwal, OSB, is offering a Traditional Latin High Mass at 7pm on August 14, for the parish's patronal feast. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pontifical Mass Flyer; Get the Word Out!

Please help promote this beautiful, solemn Latin liturgy with His Eminence, Cardinal Arinze. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pontifical TLM, First Notice

You are hereby notified, for the first time:

Cardinal Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, will be at Sacred Heart of Jesus in South Euclid on July 23, 2017, to celebrate a Pontifical TLM at 5pm, followed by a talk about the Vatican. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mass for the Sacred Heart

Friday, June 23, 2017, is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. St Stephen's will offer a Solemn Mass at 6:30pm.

If you know of any additional offerings, please let us know.

Dominican Rite, Solemn Liturgy, June 23

Please note the following.

Dear Friends,

My name is Fr. Peter Totleben, and I am a Dominican priest in Youngstown, OH at St. Dominic's parish. We have an event that you may be interested in.

On Friday, June 23 at 7pm, we will be having a Solemn High Mass in the Dominican Rite for the Feast of the Sacred Heart. The Mass will conclude with a Eucharistic procession, chanted Litany of the Sacred Heart, and consecration to the Sacred Heart. We will hear confessions starting at 6pm.

The event takes place at St. Dominic's Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave in Youngstown.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Feast of Corpus Christi

Tomorrow, June 15, 2017, is the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, known as Corpus Christi. St Stephen will observe this great feast with a Solemn Mass at 6:30pm. A Eucharistic procession will also be a part of the liturgy. This is a particularly glorious and edifying liturgy to invite someone to.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mass Schedule This Week

Some things to take note of concerning the TLM this week, May 29 - June 3.

Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day. Remember our veterans! Immaculate Conception will offer a TLM at 8am.

First Saturday at St Stephen will be at 8am, and the usual class afterwards will not be offered. This week only.

The rest of the schedule remains the same. If reading this via email, consult the homepage of the blog for times.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ascension Thursday Masses, Update

Thank you to the Friends who answered the request to inform us about other Masses for the Ascension Solemnity.

Ascension Thursday, 5/23/2017

5pm High
St Sebastian

6pm TLM
Mary Queen of Peace

6:30pm Solemn
St Stephen

6:30pm High
Immaculate Conception

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ascension Thursday

Of course, in the Diocese of Cleveland, the Holy Day Obligation for the Feast of Our Lord's Ascension has been moved to Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The traditional observation, 40 days after Easter, is Thursday, May 25, 2017, and Latin Masses will be offered for this pious observation.

6:30pm Solemn High
St. Stephen

6:30pm High
Immaculate Conception

(If any Friends know of other Masses for this day, please let Cleveland TLM Friends know by Wednesday morning, before 9am.)

A Friend wanted to pass along this following note:

Bring a friend! Introduce someone to the Latin Mass. Oftentimes folks aren't available to come to Sunday Masses due to their commitments at their own parishes. But, when there are weekday evening High Masses, it is a great opportunity to reach out and invite a friend, neighbor, and coworker. Let's all resolve to do this!
Very good thought!!!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cleveland Marathon

If you don't know already, the Cleveland Marathon is upon us again this Sunday, May 21, 2017. In the past, it has been a pain for St Stephen parishioners to access the parish for Holy Mass.

St Stephen's website has important information for anyone planning to go there for Mass on Sunday. It appears that the Faithful will be accommodated in their efforts to reach the church and assist at Holy Mass. But we were told the passes would work last year, too. Didn't quite work out that way.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fatima Mass Time

After the notice was posted for the Mass celebrating Our Lady of Fatima, Cleveland TLM Friends received many emails asking for the time of the Mass. We apologize for that critical element being overlooked.

Within minutes of being made aware, an update was posted at 10:15am yesterday. That should have been delivered to subscribers' email inboxes between 11am and 1pm. It was not. Hopefully this one has reached you.

The Mass for Our Lady of Fatima is at 11:30am on Saturday May 13, 2017, at St Stephen. Full details are on the website.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mass for Our Lady of Fatima, Corrected

The time for the Mass for Our Lady of Fatima was not included in the previous post. Thanks to all of you who notified us of that. See below.

A Latin High Mass will be offered at St. Stephens on Saturday May 13, 2017, at 11:30am, in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. The Mass will be a Votive Mass for the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This will be followed by a Procession to the Garden (weather permitting) and a May Crowning wtih the profession of Marian Consecration at the end.
Afterwards there will be a Potluck in the Club Room to celebrate this special feast for Our Lady!
Please feel free to bring cut flowers to place before Our Lady for the May Crowning.
And if you would like to stay and join in the potluck please bring some dish to share. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jeremiah's Lamentation

The Office of Tenebrae was celebrated yesterday evening at St Stephen. See the video for an edifying excerpt of the chant for the first lesson of Jeremiah's Lamentation. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Other Holy Week TLMs

Thanks to a Friend for the following info.

Immaculate Conception will have Latin Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this Holy Week at 6pm.

Holy Week Schedule

On Wednesday, St Stephen will offer the Office of Tenebrae at 7:30pm, following Holy Mass at 6:30pm.

For the Sacred Triduum:

Immaculate Conception Latin Mass Holy Week Schedule 
Holy Thursday: 6:30PM Latin High Mass
Good Friday:    6:00PM Latin Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Saturday: 11:30PM Latin Easter Vigil

Good Friday:     12:00 NoonTraditional Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday:  1:00PM Blessing of Easter Foods followed by                                           Confessions. 

The schedule for Easter Sunday is as a usual Sunday. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

St Stephen's, Palm Sunday

Just a reminder for those planning to attend St Stephen for Palm Sunday. The Liturgy will begin at 9:15am with a Procession in the church.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mass for the Annunciation

Fr. Hardon invites us to meditate upon the Annunciation, which is celebrated on Mar 25. 

Our present meditation is on: The Annunciation
It is the same Gabriel that announced to Zachary that Elizabeth, in her old age, would conceive and bear a son. Given the magnitude of this great mystery of the Annunciation, I thought we should have three meditations on the angelic Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The first one will be on the angelic salutation. The second will be on the angelic prediction. And, the third will be on the angelic explanation.
If any event in Sacred Scripture deserves three prayerful meditations, it is surely the Annunciation. This event changed the whole course of human history. Better, this event was the culmination of human history. We are told by the fathers of the Church, God becoming man was more important than God creating man. We should say that before God took on a human habitation in Mary’s womb, the Almighty was indeed present because He is God. He is present because He is God everywhere in the world He made.
The moment He became incarnate, God became present as the God-man, and having instituted the Holy Eucharist on Holy Thursday night, from the Annunciation through the Last Supper, God has decided to remain on earth as the God-man in the Blessed Sacrament until the end of time.

The rest of Fr. Hardon's meditation can be found on The Real Presence.

St. Stephen will offer a Latin Mass on Saturday, Mar 25, at 10am.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's All Greek to Me: The Sequel

A Friend of the TLM wants to pass along this good news.

It’s all Greek to Me:  The Sequel   
Sunday, March 26th, 2017  at 11:30 – 12:30.
St. Sebastian's Church, Akron, Ohio at  Zwisler Hall.  
A question and answer panel discussing the Traditional Latin Mass.  Bring your questions about the TLM.  Feel free to stay for Confession and Rosary in the church just prior to 1 p.m.Mass. 

Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph

Today, Sunday, Mar 19, is the actual feast day for the foster-father of the Redeemer, Glorious St. Joseph.

As it is a Sunday in Lent, St. Stephen Church is going to observe his feast on Monday, Mar 20, with a Latin Mass at 6:30pm.

O ST. JOSEPH, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.
O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me. 
"This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent from the pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves shall never die a sudden death or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them—neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy or be burned in any fire or be overpowered in battle. Say for nine mornings for anything you desire. It has never been known to fail, provided that the request is for one's spiritual benefit or for those whom we are praying for."

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fridays in Lent

Of course, this coming Friday, March 3, is First Friday. The regular First Friday Mass schedule applies. St Stephen will have Stations at 5pm. Please note, though, that for every Friday in Lent, Immaculate Conception will have a Latin Mass at 6pm, followed by Stations and Benediction at 6:30pm.

Ash Wednesday Masses

7am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

6:30pm Low Mass
St Stephen
Immaculate Conception

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Upcoming Penitential Practice: Nineveh 90

A good Friend has asked that the following links be sent out. The information is about a penitential practice beginning on February 13, lasting until May 13, the 100th anniversary of Fatima.

It definitely appears to be a rigorous discipline, but it is true that natural diamonds are formed under intense heat and pressure.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Candlemas Day, Feb 2

February 2 is Candlemas Day. The schedule of Masses is below.

6:45am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

8:30am High Mass
Sacred Heart of Jesus

6:30pm High Mass
Immaculate Conception
St Stephen

Friday, January 20, 2017

Novena, St Francis de Sales

A request from a Friend to be posted:

Hello All,
A few of us are going to pray a novena for the intention of the next Bishop of Cleveland, that God will bless us with a wise and just shepherd, and that, whomever he is, God will bless him with many graces to perform his duties so that he can be a great witness and leader for his flock. We ask that you join us in this spiritual endeavor.
Since Francis de Sales' feast is coming up, it seems fitting to pray a novena to this great Bishop and Doctor of the Church. We will begin the novena on Saturday, January 21, so that we can end on Francis de Sales' feast day, January 29 (on the old calendar, according to the1962 Roman Missal). In the meantime, please COPY this message and prayer and send it to family, friends, fellow parishioners, and anyone you think would like to join. Please do NOT forward this email. 

Novena to St. Francis de Sales
O blessed Francis de Sales, who on earth did excel in a life of virtue, especially in the love of God and neighbor, I earnestly ask you to take me under your compassionate care and protection. Obtain for me conversion of mind and heart. Grant that all people, especially (the future Bishop of Cleveland) may experience the depth of God’s redeeming and healing love.

Teach me to fix my eyes on the things of heaven even as I walk each day with my feet planted firmly on the earth. Help me, through the practice of virtue and the pursuit of devotion, to avoid anything that would otherwise cause me to stumble in my attempt to follow Christ and to be an instrument of the Holy Spirit.

Encouraged by your prayers and example, help me to live fully my sacred dignity with the hope of experiencing my sacred destiny: eternal life with God. Receive also this particular need or concern that I now lift up in prayer. (That the future Bishop of Cleveland may be a wise and just shepherd who will bring many sheep to Christ’s fold through his leadership).

O God, for the salvation of all, you desired that St. Francis de Sales—preacher, missionary, confessor, bishop and founder—should befriend many along the road to salvation. Mercifully grant that we, infused with the humility and gentleness of his charity, guided by his wisdom and sharing in his spirit may experience eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bishop Lennon, Retired

By now, most probably know that Bishop Richard Lennon, Ordinary of the Cleveland Diocese, has retired. His request to retire was accepted by Pope Francis, citing health issues. Please put him in the Veil of Protection of Our Lady.

We are reminded of his charity shown to the TLM Faithful, particularly as he celebrated personally the Sacrament of Confirmation for the TLM community. It was very edificating for many, especially for those who were confirmed and their sponsors.

Please keep Biahop Richard Lennon in your prayers and entrust your petitions to the Blessed Mother that we receive a good, holy bishop to shepherd us.

Jan 16 TLM Mass

On Monday Jan 16, 2017, there will be a TLM at St Stephen at 6:30pm.