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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Add to Your Morning Prayers

Many thanks to a Friend for sending in this amazing prayer. 

A Prayer for Priests

O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep Thy servants within the
shelter of Thy Sacred Heart, where none may harm them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch
Thy Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips, purpled
with Thy Precious Blood. Keep pure and unearthly their
their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of Thy glorious
Priesthood. Let Thy holy love surround them and shield
them from the the world's contagion. Bless their labors
with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they 
minister be here below their joy and consolation, and in
Heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown. Amen

Monday, September 16, 2019

The True Purpose of Education; The Crisis in Catholic Schools

Previously, Cleveland TLM Friends released an episode of Denzinger's Dilemnas about education, according to the mind of His Holiness Pope Pius XI. That episode featured a short excerpt of an interview with Mr. Mark Langley, the academic dean of The Lyceum in South Euclid, OH. It was only a snippet of Mr. Langley's wisdom, and so here is the entirety of that exclusive interview.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Duo Mignarda Sacred Concert, 9/15, 4pm

Just a reminder...THIS SUNDAY 9/15 at 4pm

Mignarda Ensemble:
Ron Andrico & Donna Stewart
with guest artists
José Gotera & Anna O'Connell

present our 5th annual sacred concert commemorating the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

Mater Dolorosa

featuring three settings of Ave Maria by Josquin des Prez, and the beautiful Missa Ave Maria by Antoine de Févin; music for a capella voices and the angelic sound of harp and lute.

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Immaculate Conception Church
4129 Superior Avenue in Cleveland
free-will offering
free parking in the church lot off East 43rd
(216) 431-5900

more info at

...and speaking of mushrooms, September is national mushroom month.  Stop into Phoenix Coffee on Coventry in Cleveland Heights to see a new showing of Donna's mushroom photographs, on display for the rest of September.
More info at Eglantyne Design

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Two-Day TLM Workshop, For Priests ONLY

Cleveland TLM Friends has been notified that there is local interest in bringing a Latin Mass workshop offered by Extraordinary Faith to Cleveland for priests who are interested in learning to celebrate the Traditional Mass. The group is located in Detroit, but they do not expect you to go there; they will come to you.

Best of all, celebrant training is provided at no charge anywhere in North America as part of our apostolate. Even the travel expenses will be covered. There is only one requirement: Clergy taking us up on this offer must commit to holding Mass in the Extraordinary Form at least once per month, for at least three months, commencing within two months of our visit.

Again, this is for priests only. If you are a priest here in Cleveland, and you're interested in learning to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass, you may contact us, and we will then put you in touch with the relevant party.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

To Bow or Look, My Lord and My God

If one were to ever very subtly look around his or her parish at the time of the Consecration and Elevation, its most likely that various pious practices would be observed. Everything from looking at Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, to bowing the head, to striking breasts and making Signs of the Cross. All of this is done with piety, with love and devotion to Jesus. None of it is wrong, in any way. But may we ask what we should be doing?

Under the pontificate of His Holiness, Pope St. Pius X, the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences issued an answer to this very question, as found in the Raccolta. This version is from 1910.

116. Ejaculation.
i. Seven Years and Seven Quarantines.* T.Q. ii. Plenary, once a week, if used daily, II.* (See Instructions.)
116 Pius X, May 18, 1907.
DOMINUS meus, et DEUS meus. My LORD and my GOD.
*These words are to be said with faith, piety, and love, while looking upon the Blessed Sacrament, either during the Elevation in the Mass, or when exposed on the altar. 

Consider that, at the time, indulgences were counted in days and years. This can translate to current norms of partial and plenary, if that helps.

Interestingly, a particular missal instructs the reader to say those very words at the Elevation of  the Sacred Body, and then suggests the following for the Elevation of the Precious Blood.

Be mindful, O Lord, of thy creature, whom Thou hast redeemed by Thy Most Precious Blood. 
It would be wonderful to teach children this practice. If the belief and understanding of the teaching on the Real Presence is truly reflected in these recent, dire, poll results, then simple catechism like this can begin to effect change. And if all we can accomplish is some personal time off purgatory, then that's probably good enough. We'll take it!

Friday, September 6, 2019

More TLM's, Cleveland

As First Friday and First Saturday are upon us for the month of September, its good to know we have more options to accommodate our TLM devotion.

Immaculate Conception in Willoughby has a TLM every Friday evening at 7pm.

Mary Queen of Peace, Cleveland, as of this Saturday, September 7, will offer a TLM every Saturday at 8am.

Here's the Full Listing of Latin Masses, as has been published on the right-side column at the Blog's homepage since the Blog started back in 2009. And, as Cleveland TLM Friends does rely on info from the Faithful quite often, if you notice any discrepancies or errors in this listing, please inform us. or @TlmFriends
St. Stephen - Cleveland
1930 West 54th Street
Cleveland, OH
(216) 631-5633
Sunday 9:30am High Mass
Tue 6:45am Low Mass
Wed & Thurs 6:30pm Low Mass
1st Fri 6:30pm Low Mass
1st Sat 9:30am Low Mass

Immaculate Conception - Cleveland
4109 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH
(216) 431-5900
Sunday 8am Low Mass, 12pm High Mass
Mon 7am Low Mass
Wed 7am Low Mass
Fri 6pm Low Mass
1st Sat 8am Low Mass
Holy Days 6:30pm High Mass

Immaculate Conception, Willoughby
37932 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH
(440) 942-4500
Fri 7pm Low Mass

Mary Queen of Peace - Cleveland
4423 Pearl Rd
Cleveland, OH
(216) 749-2323
1st Fri 8pm Low Mass
Sat 8am Low Mass

Sacred Heart of Jesus - South Euclid
1545 South Green Road
South Euclid, OH
(216) 382-7601
1st Sat 8am High Mass
1st Sun 5pm High Mass
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
9016 Buckeye Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44120
(216) 231-0325
2nd, 3rd, 4th (and 5th) Saturdays
9am Low Mass

St. Paul - Akron
1580 Brown Street
Akron, OH
(330) 724-1263
Fri 5:30pm Low Mass

St. Sebastian - Akron
476 Mull Avenue
Akron, OH
(330) 836-2233
Sunday 1pm High Mass -Confessions Heard at 12:30pm

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wonderful Old Chapel

Check out this beautiful little chapel located inside the castle fort at Old Fort Niagara. It wonderfully represents the Traditional Latin Mass. How many Catholics today, who visit this place, have an understanding of why the chapel is set up like this? Would they wonder about the missing table? The railing and kneeler?

The fort was constructed by the French in the 1700’s. It subsequently changed hands to the British and then the Americans. We can safely assumed it’s been the better part of 300 hundred years says the Blessed Eucharist has been present inside this chapel. But one can feel the remnants of His Presence. All the blood shed at this fort, and it’s the unbloody shedding of Holy Mass that stirs the heart and brings the past alive here in this small least for Faithful Catholics.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

On Education, Denzinger's Dilemnas

What does Athens have to do with Jerusalem? What does Math have to do with the worship of God? Pope Pius XI authored a wonderful encyclical on education, entitled "Divini Illius Magistri." In it, he points the direction of man's educational path to man's final end, and it includes his end here on earth: the fitting and proper worship of God through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Dignum et iustum est. Rational worship.