Nota – 12 July 2012

by Paul S on July 13, 2012

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July 12, 2012

Feast of St. John Gualbert

Greetings Friends,For the next week and a half, there will be a special Traditional Latin Mass or an event with Juventutem Michigan just about every other day.  We hope to see everyone next Saturday night in Sterling Heights! If you can make it to the other events, that’s great, too.If you haven’t yet completed the JM census – regarding the forthcoming Montreal-area pilgrimage, etc. – please visit it and do so now, so that we’re better informed as to your interest and ability to help.  One effort you can help with, without leaving your home: We’re interested in making all of our website content available in all of the languages of the Vatican website (Mandarin / German / (English) / Spanish / French / Italian / (Latin) / Portuguese) and, as you can see from our most recent post, we’ve taken the first, small step in that direction.  If you would be interested to help with this effort – please let us know!

God bless,

Group Coordinator, Juventutem Michigan


News in Brief

July 13: Charity Euchre Tournament, benefiting Juventutem Michigan
July 14: Exorcism, Blessing, and House Warming Party
July 16: Downriver: Sung Feast Day TLM @ Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 17: Windsor Trip: Msgr. Calkins
Saturday, July 21: Monthly Mass & dinner – SS. Cyril & Methodius / Ollie’s Lebanese Cuisine, Sterling Heights
July 22: St. Albertus: Monthly TLM – Noon
August 4: Pilgrimage for Christian Culture: The Holy Family
August 10: Jackson area: Mass & Dinner & Swing Dance
August 18: Mass & lake day in Lakeport, MI
August 30-September 3: Montreal trip & young adult pilgrimage

Notes: Local Catholic news: Bp. Sample in Italy; Pray for the General Chapter of the SSPX; recent tweets

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Charity Euchre TournamentTomorrow night, Ignite Young Adult Ministry’s monthly Euchre Tournament will be held for the benefit of Juventutem Michigan – in particular, for scholarships to support attendance of collegians at the Labor Day pilgrimage in Quebec.Bring some friends down to Allen Park and support a good cause!

St. Frances Cabrini Parish – Allen Park, MI
9000 Laurence Avenue, Allen Park, Michigan 48101

@ Holy Family House  (building west of the Church on Wick…enter in front). Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with the tournament starting at 7 p.m. It is just $5 to play, but bring some quarters for each time you get euchred. Whoever has the highest total score after 8 rounds will be this month’s winner. All ages and all skill levels are welcome, so please feel free to tell friends and family about this tournament! This is a potluck-style event, where all guests are welcome to bring a snack, dessert or some refreshments (soft drinks or juice).


Exorcism, Blessing, and House Warming Party

JM board members, James & Shauna have purchased a new home and are throwing a house warming party. Fr. Robert Marczewski – a friend of JM – has agreed to exorcise and bless the house according to the Extraordinary Form rites at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening.All interested young adult members of Juventutem Michigan are welcome to join in the festivities, beginning at 5:00 p.m.



Our Lady of Mount Carmel

In honor of the parish titular feast, Wyandotte, Michigan’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish will hold a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Monday, July 16 at 6:00 PM. The celebrant will be Fr. Charles White, the deacon will be Deacon Richard Bloomfield, and the subdeacon will be Tim Ferguson. This will be the second Solemn High Mass the parish has hosted in recent years. Our Lady of Mount Carmel has long offered a monthly Tridentine Mass on one Saturday morning per month; call the parish for a schedule of future Masses.

Windsor Trip: Msgr. Calkins

Metro Detroit will be privileged to host one of the most accomplished priests in the modern history of the Tridentine Mass: Msgr. Arthur Calkins, the recently retired English Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclésia Dei, will celebrate a Missa Cantata at Windsor’s Assumption Church on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 PM. This is a rare opportunity to see this priest who, for most of the last 20 years, wrote virtually all English correspondence from the Vatican concerning the Extraordinary Form.

More info.

Three of our Ann Arbor members look forward to meeting our Windsor brethren.  Facebook.  Please let us know by July 13th, if you have a passport and would like to carpool.

Monthly Mass & dinner – SS. Cyril & Methodius

We’ve organized our first Macomb County gathering! Next Saturday evening, at 6:00 p.m., a Missa Cantata will be celebrated at SS. Cyril & Methodius. We will gather at 5:30 to pray for an increased acceptance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. After Mass, we’ll gather at Ollie’s Lebanese Cuisine for a family style feast of lamb & chicken shawarma, beef kafta and chicken kabob.  $20/person for dinner.

The Mass is the parish’s regularly scheduled (vigil) Traditional Latin Mass and satisfies one’s Sunday Obligation. It is, of course, open to all ages and it is hoped that many of all ages will come. A priest may be available to hear confessions beforehand.

Please forward this email or use the Facebook event to invite your friends from the northern suburbs to join us!

To the loyal Ann Arbor contingent: we’ll have a carpool departing the Plymouth @ US-23 park-n-ride at 4:30 (in time to make the pre-Mass Rosary).  Let Paul know if we should save you a seat.

Pilgrimage for Christian Culture 2012: The Holy Family

A walk of prayer down Woodward Avenue – Saturday, August 4th

Want to test whether you’re ready to walk and pray 62 miles over Labor Day weekend?
Ever wanted to go on a pilgrimage but not had the funds to travel?

Join other Michigan young adults for an in-state pilgrimage – walking down Woodward Ave. singing, praying, and sweating and offering the walk and prayers to God for the renewal of Christian Culture.

Pictures from the previous pilgrimages.
Note: The event this year is only one day, which is expected to conclude with a Traditional Latin Mass at a parish in Detroit.


TLM, Dinner, & Swing Dance

At the request of some Jackson/Hillsdale Counties young adults, the JM Board is organizing a *bonus* TLM and dinner, as well as attendance at a Brooklyn, MI, swing dance, on Friday night, August 10th.  Tickets are limited and further information may be delivered tardily, so please email us if you want to attend?

ps – If you have friends in Jackson, please let them know that Wednesday, August 15th, will see the first public TLM in St. Mary, Star of the Sea, in a long time.  Facebook. (notwithstanding the facebook event, the actual time of this Mass is not yet known).

Mass & Lake Day in Lakeport, MI

As some readers know, our clerical guide, Fr. Lee Acervo of the Archdiocese of Detroit was appointed pastor of St. Edward on-the-Lake Catholic Church, in Lakeport, MI.  St. Edward is located hard by the southern portion of Michigan’s Lakeport State Park and is perhaps 68 miles northeast of Royal Oak.

Our principal Juventutem Michigan August event will be to gather at the parish for a mid-morning Missa Cantata followed by a day of games, beach sports, and swimming in Lake Huron.  It is likely that we’ll have carpools from several areas to this gathering.  Please let us know whether you can provide a ride or if you are in need of one.

Theresa (, our schola director, will be coordinating the singers for that Mass.  If you’re able to sing with us and haven’t received her schola email yet, please get in contact.


Local Catholic News: Bishop Sample
On July 4, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, Bishop of Marquette, was in Gricigliano, Italy (near Florence) where he ordained deacons as well subdeacons, including five from the United States, at the international seminary of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest (Latin initials: ICRSP).  A first picture can be seen here.

The ICRSP is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right whose goal is the honor of God and the sanctification of priests in the service of the Church and souls. Its specific aim is missionary: to spread the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ in all spheres of human life.

Recognizing the importance of a deep harmony between faith, liturgy, life, and the power of beauty in attracting the human senses to the things above, an integral part of the Institute’s charism is the use of the traditional Latin Liturgy of 1962 for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the other sacraments. Great care for a solemn liturgy, complete fidelity to the doctrine of the Church and the Holy Father, and awareness of the central role of Grace, especially Charity – these are essential elements of the Institute’s spirituality, which is drawn from its three co-patrons, St. Benedict, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Francis de Sales. Our motto, taken from St. Paul, is “Live the truth in charity.”

Current American seminarians include Michigan’s Abbé (“cleric”) Edward Gardner (in some senses, a spiritual son of Ann Arbor’s Christ the King Parish) and Pennsylvania’s Abbé Francis Altiere (who God used to bring your correspondent into His Church, about 10 years ago, during the college days that they shared).

For those pursuing other than the monastic vocation, an apostolate of the ICRSP has organized this summer’s Sursum Corda (“hearts lifted”) TLM Young Adult retreat / gathering in Milwaukee, August 10-13.  Pictures of last summer’s gathering.

SSPX General Chapter
The General Chapter of the Society of St. Pius X – a group of 40 of the most senior leaders of this international association of priests who celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass – is meeting in Switzerland, this weekend.  Please pray that they are able to accept the place within the Church that Pope Benedict XVI is trying to offer them.

Recent Tweets from @Juventutem_MI
11:20 PM – 12 Jul 12 – 1st available pic from the ordinations that @BishopSample performed for the ICRSP at Gricigliano on 4 July 2012: …
3:59 PM – 10 Jul 12 – In one week, we’ll gather in Windsor for Msgr. Calkins TLM –
11:43 AM – 6 Jul 12 – RT @roccopalmo As SSPX begin Chapter, new Ecclesia Dei VP +DiNoia asks prayers that “remaining obstacles to communion be resolved”:

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From time to time, JM will forward to the international Bureau (HQ) the funds and registration information of those who wish to be members of JM for the remainder of the 2012-2013 year.  The international dues are 10€ – taking into account the international wiring fees, we will accept $15.  Please bring cash.

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