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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Claimed By Love, Dec 21

A Friend notified us through Twitter that
There is a Catholic young adult gathering entitled Claimed by Love which will be held on Saturday, December 21st at the Center for Pastoral Life.

Of particular interest to TLM Faithful is that
One of the breakout sessions, which will be led by Fr. Matt Pfeifer, will be on the TLM, Extraordinary Form of the Latin Mass.

Our Friend went on further:
 The event can be found on Facebook. Please share as we would like to have a good turnout, especially for Father Pfiefer. Thanks & God bless

If Cleveland TLM Friends receives any other information on this, we'll share it.

Thanksgiving Day TLM

So what is the best thanksgiving practice for a Catholic? The offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. After all, its one of the four ends of Holy Mass. 

Thanksgiving Day
8am Low Mass
Immaculate Conception Cleveland

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Fitting and Proper Worship

The feast of Christ the King was a spectacular day at St. Stephen's. Every year, the German choir joins the Latin schola for this special day.

Remembering this day brought up a phrase used by Mr. Mark Langley during our interview we did with him on education. Denzinger's Dilemna: On Education and The True Purpose of Education

"The Fitting and Proper Worship of God." Those were his words, and we couldn't think of a better example than this Mass.

The ultimate act that any human being can perform is the fitting and proper worship of God. -Mr. Mark Langley, academic dean of The Lyceum

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Eternal Father

Today is the feast of St. Gertrude the Great. During this month of November, the Church has given us the task of remembering the Church Suffering, those souls being cleansed through fire in Purgatory, destined for the Beatific Vision.

St. Gertrude, a mystic of the 13th century, had a particularly deep relationship with Our Lord and compassion for the souls in Purgatory. Jesus communicated to her that every time she prayed for these souls, 1000 would be released, their suffering eased, and welcomed into heaven.

Her prayer was addressed to God the Father. St. Stephen's has a fantastic statue of Our Eternal Father, high above the sanctuary and altar of sacrifice, flanked by two adoring angels holding thuribles, doubtlessly offering incense to their Creator.

A fitting image for today. The incense of the world burns toward idolatry. True sweetness ascends to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

At your next High Mass, consider offering incense and prayer to the Eternal Father for the souls suffering in Purgatory.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
*the original prayer was only for the souls in purgatory.