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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

August Guide to the Cleveland Latin Masses

August is upon us. Its a particularly interesting month from our perspective, liturgically speaking. There are some pretty big feast days, and some of our favorite saints are celebrated this month. And a challenge is issued at the very bottom of this post.

A Friend of the TLM from Twitter put together this nice calendar, showcasing the month and its schedule of Masses. Thanks, @Sebasti77107923 !

A couple of things to note, though, that are not on the schedule.

August 14, the Vigil of the Assumption
Solemn High Mass @ 7pm
Assumption parish, Broadview Heights

August 15, Feast of the Assumption
Solemn High Mass @ 6:30pm
St. Stephen

The Feast of the Transfiguration is Tuesday, August 6. Of course, St. Stephen has a TLM at 7am.

Among the Saints who are celebrated this month that we find particularly special (and we know that sounds bad; they all are special) are:

St. Laurence, 2nd Class
Vigil Aug 9
Feast Aug 10
(Incidentally, St. Laurence is a rarity. Not many Saints get a Vigil in their honor, and not many are a second class feast. Most are third class. Perhaps the Church particularly appreciated his humor.)

St. Joachim
Aug 16

St. Bernard
Aug 20

Immaculate Heart of Mary
Aug 22

St. Augustine
Aug 28

Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Aug 29

St. Rose of Lima (remember the Latin Masses over there?)
Aug 30

St. Raymond Nonnatus
Aug 31
(a saint for pro-lifers, for sure)

If you've got one to mention, comment below.

Up for a Challenge?

The Vigilant Vigil'er

Two opportunities exist this month to attend a Vigil and its corresponding Feast Day. Pick one, either St. Laurence or the Assumption, and go both days.

Only half of American Catholic's Know the Teaching???

A recent Tweet by a Friend, @CLECatholic, prompted this. An article from 2017 reported that only 50% of American Catholics know the Church's teaching on the Eucharist. Inadequate post conciliar education was blamed, but then also the question itself, for being tricky, supposedly. We propose that it wasn't a trick question necessarily, but rather a sobering piece of evidence that our common liturgical prayer is not infusing our senses and mind with the faith. As controversial as this may be, we feel its important.


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Important Cultural Battle, Holy Mass

None of you need to be reminded or lectured about the sin of abortion. Our nation has been ruined by a culture of death. Have you ever read Romans 1? Has Almighty God abandoned us to our own devices, as He did to that society? Eternal questions; we know not the true answer.

So what can remedy this sin of abortion? In short, the Father sent His Son for the remission of all sin. The most efficacious prayer this side of heaven is the Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven. We can truly offer to the Father His Son in the representation of the sacrifice on Calvary. And we will offer Him for the remission of that sin, that crime of abortion.

Courtesy of our Twitter Friend @CLECatholic
What: Latin Low Mass for Remission of the Sin of Abortion When: July 27 at 9 am (Saturday) Where: Historic St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Why: Cleveland Catholics coming together to fill our historic churches & end abortion in our town
And we may be so bold as to add:

Who: Jesus Christ and the Order of Melchizedek How: In an unbloody manner, though fully meritorious

Friday, July 5, 2019

"Latin of the Liturgy" Class

A Friend forwarded the following information and flyer. Please note that it is required that one register for the event.

Fr. Doug Brown, pastor of Mary Queen of Peace, will be teaching an intensive Latin class, focused on the Latin used the Extraordinary Form Missal the week of July 21st. The source texts (besides the Missal) are a number of ecclesiastical Latin books from the early 1900s.

Monday, July 1, 2019

More TLM News

In addition to the Independence Day Mass at St Stephen, at 7am, Immaculate Conception will have Mass at 8am for the holiday.

And for those who plan to attend the Tuesday morning Masses at St Stephen, which are normally at 6:45am, Fr Bede has moved the time to 7am, for the duration of the summer. This new time will end when Benedictine High School resumes classes for 2019/2020. Cleveland TLM Friends will update you when that happens.