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Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmas Masses

A Blessed remainder of Advent to you all, as we anticipate a most special time of year.

Here is the schedule of Masses for Christmas 2018. Aside from the inclusion of midnight Mass, the schedule is essentially that of any Sunday.

Christmas Eve

Midnight Mass
Immaculate Conception

Christmas Day

8am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

9:30am High Mass
St. Stephen

12pm High Mass
Immaculate Conception

1:15pm Mass
St. Sebastian

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Rorate Candlelight Mass, Dec 12

The St. John Berchman's Altar Server Ministry, which regularly provides service to the 6:45am (formerly 7am) Tuesday Morning Mass at St. Stephen's, has again made arrangements for the annual Advent Rorate Candlelight Mass, honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. This Mass, at St. Stephen, will be Wednesday, December 12, at 7am. 

See the flyer below, and past pictures from the liturgy.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Gift Idea: Masses

Thanks to a Friend for suggesting this terrific idea as a Christmas gift. How about a novena of Masses from Christmas Eve to New Years Day?

"This Christmas, give your loved ones the gift of nine days of Masses.  Enroll them in our Christmas Novena of Masses.

"From Christmas Eve until New Year's Day, Holy Mass will be offered for your family and friends at the Institute's US Headquarters."

Christmas Novena of Masses

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Masses for December 8

A blessed Advent to you all.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is approaching and there is ample opportunity to satisfy the Holy Day of Obligation with a Traditional Latin Mass.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018

6:45am High Mass
St. Stephen

7am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

10am Pontifical Mass w/ Cardinal Burke
Immaculate Conception

1pm Mass
St. Sebastian, Akron

6pm Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Upcoming Pontifical Mass

Faithful Catholics attached to the Traditional Latin Mass are truly blessed in the diocese of Cleveland. We are happy hear that another Pontifical Mass will be offered. 

Cardinal Raymond Burke is scheduled to offer a Pontifical Solemn Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church in Cleveland. Mass will be at 10am. We are reminded that this is an Holy Day of Obligation. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

And Another...

Thanks to a Friend for letting us know about another TLM for All Souls Day!

Sacred Heart of Jesus in South Euclid will offer a Requiem Mass on Nov 2 at 12:10pm. The wonderful Lyceum School schola will sing.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Additional Masses for All Souls and More

Cleveland TLM Friends has been notified of additional Latin Masses for the Feast of All Souls, Friday, Nov 2.

Mary Queen of Peace in Cleveland is offering a Requiem at 8pm, followed by confessions and adoration.

Also, Rev. Matthew E. Pfeiffer, pastor of St. Paul Parish in Akron, is beginning a TLM on Fridays at 5:30pm. It starts on All Souls' Day. St. Paul's is located at 1580 Brown Street, Akron, OH, 44301.

We are so blessed in the Cleveland area to have such a widespread celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. 

Masses, Nov 1 & 2

We are reminded that The Feast of All Saints, on Thursday November 1st, is an Holy Day of Obligation. And although the Feast of All Souls, November 2nd, is not a day of precept, it is good and special and very much worth our presence at Holy Mass.

Thurs Nov 1
Feast of All Saints
7am Immaculate Conception
5:15pm St Sebastian
6:30pm St Stephen
6:30pm Immaculate Conception

Fri Nov 2
Feast of All Souls
7am Immaculate Conception
6:30pm St Stephen
6:30pm Immaculate Conception

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

All Hallows' Eve Prayer Service

Mary Queen of Peace parish in Cleveland would like for you all to know that a special prayer service (including adult refreshments!) will be held at the church on All Hallows' Eve. The flyer gives all details.

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Devotions

Immaculate Conception in Cleveland is offering special October devotions for this month of the Holy Rosary. Every Friday evening in October, following 6pm Low Mass, the Rosary and Litany of the BVM will be recited at Mary's altar. A short sermon about Our Lady will be given at Mass. On First Friday, Holy Hour and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will follow mass, during which the Rosary and Litany will take place. Confession will be available and Benediction will conclude the evening.

Likewise, on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of October, the 9am Low Mass at St Elizabeth of Hungary will be preceded by the Rosary, at 8:30am, and the Litany will follow Mass.

Monday, September 24, 2018

St Sebastian's Workshop, Oct 7

Message from a Friend:

St Sebastian's Parish,   476 Mull Av.  Akron, Oh  will host a workshop "Understanding and Following  the Latin Mass'."  It will be held in the church basement from 12pm to 12:30 pm on Sunday October 7th.  After the workshop there will be Rosary, confessions and the 1pm Latin High Mass.  Donuts and refreshments  will be served after Mass in Zwisler Hall.  All are welcome.  Questions/RSVP call 330-869-0682.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ember Days

Many may know of the existence of Ember Days, but how many know the meaning and history of them?

The Ember Days (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) occur four times per year, in conjunction with the four seasons. Traditionally speaking, they are days of fasting and abstinence.

A post on Rorate Caeli from way back in 2008 gives a good account of the Ember Day’s history, meaning and significance, particularly how today’s culture, so zealous for being good stewards of the earth, is missing the element of Supernatural Mysteries, which Ember Days embodies in the very nature of it’s liturgical meaning.

Help resurrect the pious observation of Ember Days, a tradition which goes back to the earliest times of the Church.

Fisheaters also has a good summary of Ember Days.

Further, Fr Bede wants you all to know that Ember Saturday will be celebrated at St Elizabeth in Cleveland at 9am. All of the readings will be read at the Mass. This is a good time to participate in our patriarcal history.  

Monday, September 3, 2018

Tuesday Morning Mass Time

There is a time change effecting the Tuesday morning Low Mass at St Stephen. Fr Bede announced this on Sunday.  The mass is now at 6:45am.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Saturday Latin Mass Pictures

As was posted before, Fr. Bede is now offering a Latin low Mass on the Saturdays of the month, EXCLUDING FIRST SATURDAY, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary church on Buckeye Road in Cleveland.

The Mass was celebrated at Mary's side altar. A good number of Faithful attended, and the newly ordained Canon Matthew Weaver assisted in choir, after which he celebrated his own private Mass. St. Elizabeth's is a beautiful church, as you can see in the pictures. It is a fitting environment for The Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Masses for the Assumption

Feast of the Assumption
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

7am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

6:30pm Solemn Mass
St. Stephen
Immaculate Conception

Mass for the Vigil of the Assumption, Aug 14

Please note the date for this Mass: TUESDAY, AUG 14, 2018, the Vigil of the Assumption. Of course, the Feast of the Assumption is August 15.

The Church of the Assumption, located at 9183 Broadview Rd, Broadview Hts, Ohio, is celebrating the this vigil with a Traditional Latin High Mass at 7pm.

There is also the regular Tuesday Morning Mass at St. Stephen at 7am.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

No Evening Mass, Wed. 8/1

As announced on Sunday, there will be no evening TLM at St Stephen on Wednesday, August 1. Mass will still be available at 7am at Immaculate Conception.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

New Saturday Latin Mass

The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th  (if there is one) Saturday every month at 9 A.M. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 9016 Buckeye Rd, Cleveland, beginning August 11.  Fr. Mezei, the administrator has granted permission to Fr. Bede O.S.B. to transfer his Mass from the Monastery to the parish church in lieu of adequate space and accommodation for the faithful.  This move also offers an opportunity to train local clergy in the ancient rite and train grade school and high school youth in serving the Mass.  The church is on the Historical Record as the Mother Church for Hungarians in North East Ohio. There is also a Hungarian Museum on property and many other Hungarian cultural events. Spacious parking is available behind the church.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Celebrate the Ordination!

Deacon Matthew Weaver, Clevelander, will be ordained to the priesthood of the Institute of Christ the King, and Fr Ireland, pastor of Sacred Heart, wants the TLM Faithful to know the following. Please keep ALL who are discerning or entering the priesthood in your prayers. The Church needs Holy Priests.

Canon Matthew Weaver's
First Solemn High Mass
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Followed by Garden Reception on the South Lawn of the Rectory where you can visit with Canon Weaver
There will be a light meal, refreshments and a surprise grand finale.  All are welcome.
Other Solemn Masses of Thanksgiving of Canon Weaver:
St. Stephen 
Feast of the Transfiguration 6 August at 6:30 pm
St. Sebastian
12  August at 1:00 pm
Immaculate Conception
Thanks, Fr. Ireland

Friday, June 15, 2018

Children's Rosary

A message from a Friend:

Hi Friends of TLM

We are promoting a monthly Children's Rosary at Mary Queen of Peace Church 4423 Pearl Road Cleveland, Ohio. Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the lower chapel (after the 6:00 PM Mass).

The program, designed for children, lasts one-half hour and includes the Rosary, a couple-minute talk about praying together as a family, and a Marian antiphon. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

You're Invited

An invitation from Fr David Ireland, pastor of Sacred Heart, for a very special occasion.

If you want to attend the Ordination of Deacon Matthew Weaver to the priesthood in St. Louis on Thursday August 2nd here is some important information to help in your planning or call Michael at 248.250.6005.
We will stay at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Hotel, have an opportunity for a personal greeting and blessing from Cardinal Burke, attend the Ordination and the First Masses of the newly Ordained.
We will coordinate cars to drive to Toledo to meet the bus.  Please call Fr. Ireland at 216.382.7601 for more information.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Fr. Frank Godic's Ordination Anniversary

PASTOR'S ANNIVERSARY: Father Frank Godic, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Cleveland, will be commemorating the 45th anniversary of his priestly ordination on Saturday, June 9, at 10:00 AMwith a Solemn High Latin Mass, assisted by Deacon and Subdeacon and the parish Schola Cantorum. He will be celebrating the Votive Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme and Eternal Priest. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 9, 1973 by the Most Rev. Clarence G. Issenmann, Bishop of Cleveland.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day Mass

As our nation recalls those who have served and sacrificed, on Memorial Day, May 28, Immaculate Conception will offer Low Mass at 8am.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Marathon Sunday, Again

As many of us can recall, the Cleveland Marathon has made it difficult for the TLM Faithful to get to St. Stephen's for Sunday Mass at 9:30. But, thanks to a Friend who forwarded us the map of the Marathon for this Sunday, May 20, 2018. It appears there should be no problem getting to St. Stephen this time. The map shows Lorain Ave is clear and open at W. 57th.

*Cleveland TLM Friends has no liability if things change.
*This would not be the first time we have been mislead.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Ascension Thursday Mass

St Stephen's will observe the traditional day for the Feast of the Ascension of Our Blessed Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Solemn Mass will be offered at 6:30pm.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May Crowning, May 12, St Stephen

There will be a Latin Mass followed by a May Crowning  at St Stephens Catholic Church on Saturday May 12th at 9:30am. Potluck in the Club Room to follow.

Anyone having received or going to receive their 1st Communion or Confirmation this year is welcome to participate in the beginning of the procession and May Crowning. If they would like to be included please reach out to Leah Johanni -<> for further information or with any other questions regarding the event.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Mass, St Joseph the Worker, May 1

In 1949, 6 years before establishing the Feast of St Joseph the worker, Pope Pius XII wrote:
It may be said in all truth that the Church, like Christ, goes through the centuries doing good to all. There would be today neither Socialism nor Communism if the rulers of the nations had not scorned the teachings and maternal warnings of the Church. On the bases of liberalism and laicism they wished to build other social edifices which, powerful and imposing as they seemed at first, all too soon revealed the weakness of their foundations, and today are crumbling one after another before our eyes, as everything must crumble that is not grounded on the one corner stone which is Christ Jesus.

Then, in 1955, the venerable pontiff set forth the Feast to counter the violent "May Day" demonstrations fashioned by communists, announcing instead the holy dignity of man in his labor. Pope Pius XII saw atheistic communists sabotaging the meaning of work. They decried it as demeaning to humans, crumbling that social edifice of society. This conflicts greatly with Catholic thought: work is a labor of love and union with the Divine Builder Himself. "Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it."


7am Low Mass
St Stephen

6pm Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

From a Friend:

There will be a Choral Offering of hymns and chants by Cantualis of Cleveland at ST Stephens Catholic Church on Tuesday May 15th 2018 at 7:30pm
Cantualis is a new choir born of  a desire to offer musicians in the community an opportunity to learn 12th to 21st century liturgical music and to hone the skills necessary to present offerings such as Lessons and Carols, Tenebrae, Vespers, Compline and Masses. In doing so they provide a valuable service to the community while simultaneously enriching their faith and developing a passion for music of substance.

Monday, April 23, 2018

First Communion Video

This post is intended for the subscribers who did not receive in email the video from St Stephen's First Communion on Sunday. Some Friends reported that the email notification of the blog post included only text and a picture. As you receive this post in your inboxes, please click the link below to see the full post on Cleveland TLM Friends.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

First Holy Communion at St. Stephen

Congratulations to the young ladies who received Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for the first time. A true milestone in their journey on this earth and a moment to cherish all their lives!

Being Enrolled in the Brown Scapular

Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Sacred Concert at Immaculate Conception

The professional quartet that sang the Latin Mass at Sacred Heart on Sunday will be offering a sacred concert at Immaculate Conception next Sunday afternoon (the 22nd) at 4pm, rounding out the Byrd Mass for 4 voices, heard at Mass last week, with sacred polyphony and devotional lute song by William Byrd, and a few of his contemporaries.

Free off-street parking; free admission (free-will offering).  We'd love to see you there.  (From Ron Andrico & Donna Stewart, duo Mignarda)

a sacred concert at Immaculate Conception: Sunday, 4/22 at 4pm
Lute song duo Mignarda
Byrd Songes

Sunday afternoon:
Byrd Songes

lute song duo Mignarda: Ron Andrico & Donna Stewart
will be joined by special guests
Malina Rauschenfels and José Gotera 
for this performance of sacred music 

from Elizabethan England, including
William Byrd's Mass for 4 voices

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Immaculate Conception Church
4129 Superior Avenue in Cleveland

free, off-street parking off East 43rd

a sponsored concert:
admission is free, but donations will be appreciated

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Feast of the Annunciation

St. Stephen's will offer a Missa Cantata for the Feast of the Annunciation, Monday, April 9, at 7pm. Please note the time, as the regular evening TLM's at St. Stephen are usually at 6:30pm. THIS MASS WILL BE AT 7PM.

William Byrd Mass for Four Voices, April 15

Fr. Ireland, pastor of Sacred Heart, wants you all to know about this event at the parish next Sunday, April 15th, 2018. The following week, on Sunday, April 22, there will also be an event at Immaculate Conception. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sacred Heart, Easter Sunday, Mass Notice

Fr. David Ireland, pastor of Sacred Heart in South Euclid, asked that it be posted that there will be no 5pm Mass at the Parish on Easter Sunday.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Palm Sunday Time, St Stephen

Those planning to attend St Stephen for Palm Sunday should be aware that the liturgy will begin at 9:15am.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Relics of the Passion

Thanks to a Friend for sending this to Cleveland TLM Friends!

Call from the Crucified Heart - OH 
Date of Event:
2:00 PM
Laetare Sunday

Located at: 
Mary Queen of Peace Church 
4423 Pearl Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
The Relics of the Passion is the signature collection of the Apostolate for Holy relics. Reviewed and authenticated by Church authorities prior to their first public tour in 2007, the Relics of the Passion have been venerated in more than 20 dioceses in the United States, Guam and the Philippines, where more than a million people came to see and venerate the rare relics. Although the presentation and veneration of the relics has remained the same, the supporting program that highlights the events of Our Lord's Passion has been gradually enhanced over the years and now provides for a one-hour meditative program with supporting musical pieces. Having a number of significant holy relics in one place is relatively rare and does not often take place outside the Holy Land or Rome. The faithful have continually exhibited a significant level of participation and have conveyed sincere words of appreciation for the positive spiritual experience they have had during and after attending our programs.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Relics of St. Pio

On Sunday, March 4, and Monday, March 5, the relics of St. Pio will be at the Cathedral of St. John in downtown Cleveland.

See the diocesan link for full details:

What a beloved Saint of the twentieth century!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Friend sent in the following for your interest and consideration.

There is an upcoming Shroud of Turin exhibit at the St. Ignatius Breen Center Wednesday March 7 through Friday March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a Presentation on the Shroud by David Onysko Friday March 9 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. with $10 admission ticket.

 For further information, visit or Facebook Man in the Shroud Ministries. Or, call 216-509-2788.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mass Time Change Today, 2/21/2018

Those planning to attend the regular Wednesday evening Mass at St Stephen today, February 21, 2018, should be aware of the following:

Fr Franz is sick, and Fr Bede will offer the Mass. But, due to his schedule, he will not be able to get to St Stephen until about 7pm. According to the information Cleveland TLM Friends has received, the parish will offer Adoration and Confessions at 6:30pm, and then Fr Bede will repose the Sacrament when he arrives for Mass, again, sometime around 7pm.

Please consider passing on this information to anyone you think may be attending St Stephens tonight. And say a prayer for Fr Franz.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Today the Church gives us the opportunity to remember and meditate upon our mortality, memento mori: remember death. We receive ashes today, remembering that we came from dust, and unto dust we shall return, without any of the riches of this world, only with the testimony of our faith and works.

Vanitas Paintings

The 16th and 17th centuries brought forth works of art which paint beautifully the words of Sacred Scripture: Vanity of vanities, all is vanity (Ecclesiastes 1:2). These paintings typically depicted items of worldly wealth and beauty, but then contrasted with an image of death, usually a skull.

The modern world would think this is depressing or morbid. Historically, Christians didn't think so. Saints have been depicted as being deep in thought, prayer or work, with a skull before them. Memento mori was motivational for them, helping them in the spiritual life.

St. Jerome

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Consider these words of Thomas a Kempis, from The Imitation of Christ.
Very soon the end of your life will be at hand: consider, therefore, the state of your soul. Today a man is here; tomorrow he is gone.(I Machabees 2:63) And when he is out of sight, he is soon out of mind. Oh, how dull and hard is the heart of man, which thinks only of the present, and does not provide against the future! You should order your every deed and thought, as though today were the day of your death. Had you a good conscience, death would hold no terrors for you; (Luke 12:37) even so, it were better to avoid sin than to escape death. (Wisdom 4:16) If you are not ready to die today, will tomorrow find you better prepared? (Matthew 24:44) Tomorrow is uncertain; and how can you be sure of tomorrow? Of what use is a long life, if we amend so little? Alas, a long life often adds to our sins rather than to our virtue! 
May you and your family have a most blessed and holy Lent.

Death of the Sinner

It may be of benefit for us to ponder the words of St. Alphonsus as we begin this Lenten season of self sacrifice, conversion and spiritual growth. 
Death of the Sinner

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

St. Sebastian, Ash Wednesday

St. Sebastian will have Mass for Ash Wednesday at 5pm.

Ash Wednesday Mass Times

Morning and evening opportunities to go to Mass for Ash Wednesday.

7am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

6:30pm Low Mass
St Stephen, with Holy Hour

6:30pm High Mass
Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Candlemas, Feb 2

Friday, Feb 2, 2018, is Candlemas Day, also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Our Blessed Lord and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As announced in the previous post, there is an organized effort to encourage Catholics to say a special Rosary for the Purification of the Church and the triumph of Our Lord. What a special day to pray and hear Mass, a very Solemn and Pious celebration of Holy Mass, for possibly the most important intention we could ever have in these malicious times!

Mass Times:

6pm High Mass
Immaculate Conception
   Blessing of Candles and Procession

6:30pm Solemn Mass
St. Stephen
   Blessing of Candles and Procession

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Rosary to the Interior, For the Purification of the Church

An important event is being promoted for February 2, Candlemas Day, also known as the Presentation of Our Lord and Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Full details can be found at Rosary to the Interior.

On February 2, 2018, which is the day celebrating the double Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (also called Candlemas), there will occur throughout the  United States the gathering of faithful in their parish churches  to pray the Rosary for the intention of the Purification of the Church, and the Triumph of the Light of Christ over all sin and error.

And also...

The Church has now been penetrated by a darkness greater than at any time in its history – not only the darkness of sexual sins and other moral “filth”, but that which consists of every conceivable form of error masking itself as truth, and of darkness masquerading as light. The task of unmasking these “thoughts”, and thus paving the way to the Triumph of the Truth of Christ, has been entrusted to Mary. Most specifically, it has been entrusted to Our Lady of the Rosary.
Daily we see the evil in the world. Daily we pray for an end to these evils. Daily we see them increase.....

We are at a point in the history of the Church in which none of the normal apostolates which sustain the life of the Church – catechesis, proper intellectual formation, all sorts of organizations in defense of faith and morals, apologetics, etc. seem to possess the power to resist and defeat the enemy, who is always encroaching and making progress against what appear to be even our best defenses (including the rosary). We pray the rosary “against” Islamic jihad, secularism, abortion, and all those forces and institutions which wage war against all that we hold sacred (including Marriage and the Family), and we pray the rosary “for” an end to these things. And yet they continue to advance, seemingly at a geometrically increasing pace. We must ask why.


The answer consists in that truth which has been succinctly expressed in a great many ways by such Popes as Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pope Pius X: namely, that only the Catholic Church possesses the light and the power to build, nourish, and protect Christian civilization. And, tragically, this power and light has now been weakened and dimmed to a point that the Church has largely been reduced to the status of a minor character and victim upon the world stage. The salt has lost its savour, the light is hidden, the bride befouled. And what is most debilitating about this interior pollution, both within our individual selves and the Church as a whole, is that it is self-perpetuating and increasingly blinding. The more compromised with the world we become, the greater becomes the hidden guilt which causes us to be obsessed with the enemy without, rather than doing what is necessary to restore the light within.

Go to the website and read the full posting. Forward it to others.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Solemn Mass, Baptism of Our Lord

This coming Saturday, January 13, 2018, is the observation of the baptism of Our Blessed Lord. Immaculate Conception will offer Solemn Mass at 12 noon, following the Confirmation class at the parish. (In case you didn't know, Bishop Perez is celebrating the traditional form of the Rite of Confirmation in the diocese this year.)

Please keep all those who will be Confirmed in your prayers.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Epiphany, January 6, Masses

Saturday, January 6, is the Feast of the Epiphany. 


8am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception

9:30am Solemn High
St. Stephen
-includes chanting of Kalends and blessing of Chalk for home blessings

12pm Solemn High
Immaculate Conception
-includes chanting of Kalends and blessing of Chalk for home blessings

A good explanation of the Epiphany chalk tradition can be found on One Peter Five.

 Here is the domestic liturgy:

Prayer:On entering the home,Leader(Priest, if present, or father of the family) : Peace be to this house.
All: And to all who dwell herein.
All: From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial.
All Pray: The Magnificat. During the Magnificat, the room is sprinkled with holy water and incensed. After this is completed,All: From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial.
Leader: Our Father. . .
And lead us not into temptation
All: But deliver us from evil.
Leader: All they from Saba shall come
All: Bringing gold and frankincense.
Leader: O Lord, hear my prayer.
All: And let my cry come to You.
Leader: Let us pray. O God, who by the guidance of a star didst on this day manifest Thine only-begotten Son to the Gentiles, mercifully grant that we who know Thee by faith may also attain the vision of Thy glorious majesty. Through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.
Leader: Be enlightened, be enlightened, O Jerusalem, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee—Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary.
All: And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light and kings in the splendor of thy rising, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon thee.
Leader: Let us pray.
Bless, + O Lord God almighty, this home, that in it there may be health, purity, the strength of victory, humility, goodness and mercy, the fulfillment of Thy law, the thanksgiving to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. And may this blessing remain upon this home and upon all who dwell herein. Through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.
After the prayers of the blessing are recited, each room of the home is sprinkled with Epiphany water and incensed. The initials of the Magi are inscribed upon the doors with the blessed chalk. (The initials, C, M, B, can also be interpreted as the Latin phrase “Christus mansionem benedicat” which means “Christ bless this house”.)Example: 20 + C + M + B + 18