Nota – 19 July 2017

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by Paul S on July 19, 2017

Two or three times a month, our Juventutem Michigan team tries to send around our Nota – an up-to-date email summary of our efforts and other great opportunities. If you’d like to be subscribed, please send us an email. Here is our most recent edition.

~ Nota ~

July 19, 2017
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

Greeting, Friends,

This Friday is the deadline for signing up for August’s Sursum Corda National Gathering near Chicago. Several Juventutem members have gone in the past and had a great time.

Please read below for information about our friend, Christopher Din, who is entering formation with the OMIs!

God bless,

Group Coordinator, Juventutem Michigan
Secretary, Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem


News in Brief

July 21: Sursum Corda Registration Deadline – pdf
July 21: Special TLM for St. Anne at Our Lady of the Scapular – fb
July 22: Christ in the Streets procession for men in Rochester by iNVICTUS Christus – fb
July 22: Ste. Anne young adult pilgrimage – fb
July 23: Lesson in Liturgy at St. Joseph Oratory – fb
July 23: Special 2:00 p.m. TLM and reception at Holy Redeemer, Detroit (Fr. Ben Luedtke)
July 28: Young adult dance at Old St. Patrick – fb
July 30: St. Joseph Oratory @ Comerica Park – fb
August 1: Public debut of YCP detroit at Ste. Anne de Detroit – fb
August 6: Reception for Christopher Din – fb
August 7: Monday-evening TLM at St. Josaphat
August 11-14: Sursum Corda National Gathering – fb
August 13, 15: Assumption, Windsor
September 18: Save the date: Special TLM in Detroit
September 18: CSE TLM at St. Thomas the Apostle, Ann Arbor
September 24: St. Joseph Oratory Oktoberfest
October 1: EF Confirmation at the Oakland County Latin Mass Association
October 27-29: Catholic Identity Conference, WV

Notes: Cardinal Arinze in Cleveland area; ICRSS Ordination Photos; Fr. Z on Fr. Riccardo; 2018 TLM in the National Shrine in DC; For the ladies – St. Greg’s Pocket; Winding down of Juventutem Michigan


Christopher Din –> Religious Formation

As we noted today with a photographic retrospective on Facebook, from torch to bucket to bugia bearer; and on through thurifer, acolyte, collegiate liturgist (Madonna University ’11), Master of Ceremonies, and sacristan, Christopher Din has been a committed and reliable worker for the Traditional Latin Mass in southeast Michigan for all of his adult life, and even before; as well as a great promoter of devotion to St. Philomena and St. Anne for ten year and more.

In addition to his faithful service among the guild of volunteers that work with many priests and make many TLMs possible (including most of the Masses that led to formation of Juventutem Michigan), “Guido” has been our friend. We ask that you keep him in mind as he moves to Buffalo, New York, next month, to begin formation with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Between now and then, we recommend that you attend the Reception for Christopher Din, new Seminarian, which will be held at St. Josaphat on Sunday, August 6th (Facebook).

More than that, we ask you to set aside Monday evening, August 7th, to attend with us the 7:00 p.m. TLM at St. Josaphat (a Missa Cantata instead of a Low Mass, on this occasion), followed by devotions to St. Philomena with candlelight procession and veneration of the First Class Relic. (The devotions are being held in anticipation of her traditional feast day that happens later that week on August 11.)

While the Extraordinary Form in the Wayne State / Eastern Market area has mainly moved from Mother of Divine Mercy – St. Josaphat & Sweetest Heart of Mary to St. Joseph Oratory this last year, St. Josaphat remains a beautiful temple and the place that the TLM re-emerged in Detroit in October 2004 and where many archdiocesan priests celebrated their first Masses according to this “use.”

If another EF sacristan should emerge who would be willing to carry forward Christopher’s work, it is very likely that the Monday evening Mass and devotion can continue. –> If you are the man who can take on that responsibility, please contact Fr. Greg.
Assumption, Windsor

Borrowed from a recent edition of the Tridentine Community News (pdf):

Because it has not been canonically deconsecrated, each year since its closing in 2014 by the Diocese of London, Windsor’s Assumption Church reopens for a few hours on or near its titular Feast Day. This year is no exception. We encourage you to visit and pray at this grand, historic house of worship, the former home of the St. Benedict Tridentine Community and hopefully one day down the road its home once again.

Assumption Church will be open for visitation on Sunday, August 13 from 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM and on Tuesday, August 15 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. There is no word yet on Assumption’s restoration. Your prayers for finding funding for this effort are appreciated.

St. Joseph of Cupertino at St. Thomas the Apostle

From Joe Lipa:

Fr. Bill Ashbaugh has given permission for a Traditional Latin Mass to be celebrated at St. Thomas Church at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, the feast of St. Joseph of Cupertino (patron saint of students).

Fr. Tony Smela, the new Parochial Vicar, will celebrate the Mass. The intention is to ask God’s blessing upon students–of all schools and ages–as they begin the new school year.

Anyone is welcome to attend.

Joe would welcome any help in organizing this Mass that you can direct his way.

Catholic Identity Conference

Register Here.

As the cost for registration and lodging will likely run to $300.00 per person for the 2+ day conference, we’re hoping to raise funds to underwrite the attendance of Steubenville collegians and of dues-paid Juventutem members from across the midwest. If you can help one or more student attend through Juventutem, please donate here.

Conference participants will include: Bp. Athanasius Schneider; Dr. John Rao; Michael Matt; Chris Ferrara; Fr. Jonathan Loop, SSPX; Edward Pentin; Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP; Chorbishop Anthony Spinosa; and Elizabeth Yore.


Other Notes

Cardinal Arinze
Via Friends of the Traditional Latin Mass, Cleveland, Ohio we read that Francis Cd. Arinze will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical TLM at 5:00 p.m. this Sunday afternoon, July 23rd, in South Euclid, Ohio.  If you’ll be making the drive from Michigan and would accept driving companions, please let us know and we’ll get the word out.

ICRSS Ordination Photos

On the French version of the website of the Institute of Christ the King, you may find pictures of these recent happy events:

Our Lady of Good Counsel
We recommend this recent explanation of ad orientem worship drafted by Fr. John Riccardo (pdf).  We also appreciate that Fr. John Zuhlsdorf offered some coverage of the letter.

The Paulus Institute
Received on the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum:

The Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy is pleased to announce that the tenth anniversary of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum issued motu proprio by Pope Benedict XVI on July 7, 2007, will be commemorated in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. A Pontifical Solemn High Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Missal of St. Pope John XXIII, widely known as the “Traditional Latin Mass,” and formally as the Forma extraordinaria of the Roman Rite of the Eucharistic Liturgy.

Because the Shrine is under construction for the remainder of 2017, the pontifical Mass has been scheduled within the tenth anniversary year of Summorum Pontificum, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 1 p.m. in the Great Upper Church. Information on a celebrant and other details will be posted at a later date.

The Paulus Institute expresses our most sincere gratitude and extends our prayers on behalf of His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl for his kind support of this pontifical Mass. We also express our profound gratitude and continuous prayers for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for his gift of Summorum Pontificum to the Church.

We entrust this pontifical Mass to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, asking Our Lady to intercede to the Sacred Heart of her Son on behalf of all who are able to participate at the Shrine and others from a distance, and further on behalf of Holy Mother Church.

The Institute seeks support for this endeavor: “Please play an important role in the arrangement of this Mass, with your most generous donations.   Use the PayPal button on [their] website,

For the ladies – St. Greg’s Pocket

In early October 2017, Leila and Phil Lawler will be present in Hillsdale. We encourage everyone interested in journalism to attend Phil’s lecture on Thursday evening, October 5th.

A note from friends in Hillsdale:

Ladies: Please join St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hillsdale, MI, for a day of renewal for women, Saturday, October 7, 2017, featuring Leila Lawler, author of The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home and renowned blogger at
Starting with morning Mass at 9:00 a.m., the retreat will include two talks by Leila on prayer in the home and “destruction-proofing” your family–as well as Adoration, Confession, and a light breakfast and lunch.
Babysitting will be available for infants and nursing toddlers. Women of all ages and life stages are encouraged to attend.
The registration fee is $20 before September 17 and $25 after (this can be waived in cases of financial hardship).
The registration deadline is September 29 and space is limited to 80 women. Save your spot today by visiting for a registration form or send your name, e-mail address, dietary restrictions (if any), babysitting needs, and a check made out to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church to 11 North Broad Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242.
If you have questions, please contact Kelly Cole or call the parish office at (517) 437-3305.

In advance of that visit, we recommend to the ladies of Juventutem the Lawler women’s “St. Gregory’s Pocket” project, which apparently include chapters in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

Winding down of Juventutem Michigan
If you would like to serve on the last Board of Juventutem, please let us know.

As Nota readers will know, for the last year our leaders (in our newsletter and otherwise) have repeatedly sought the assistance of young adults in Michigan in carrying forward the work of promoting the Traditional Latin Mass under the Juventutem brand.

While we have friends and followers in many places, and while we believe that many young adults in Michigan are attached to the Extraordinary Form, we have discovered few who are willing to travel any significant distance, perform follow-up, demonstrate independent leadership, etc. as needed to take up our request and invitation. This challenge is not really different from that faced by any other lay apostolate in the Church. As Archbishop Vigneron preached on the Vigil of Pentecost, we must continue to pray for and to seek a sense of urgency in sharing the good news.

A young adult ministry must be led by committed young adults. As present leaders become ever more involved in the duties of parish and family life, this note is a reminder that there must be a new team of committed young adults now if Juventutem Michigan is not to be wound down in all but name in the year ahead.

Please complete this survey if you would like Juventutem Michigan to continue and are willing to help.


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