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Solemnity of St. Anne at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Plymouth

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by Paul S on July 28, 2013

St. Anne – the grandmother of Jesus Christ – is the patroness of the Archdiocese of Detroit and in the Archdiocese her feast is celebrated as a solemnity.

On Friday evening, July 26th, more than 100 young adults and others gathered with Juventutem Michigan for the first public Traditional Latin Mass to be celebrated at Our Lady of Good Counsel since the Parish moved to its current house at the corner of Beck and North Territorial in September 2000.

Fr. Lee Acervo, the Clerical Guide of Juventutem Michigan and a former associate pastor of OLGC, celebrated the Solemn Mass, which was prayed for the recovery of Thomas Peters.  Fr. Acervo (blog) was assisted by Fr. Clement Suhy, OSB, a current associate pastor at OLGC, and Fr. David Bechill, the associate pastor at Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn.  Fr. Steve Mateja, another associate pastor at OLGC, assisted in choir, as did Fr. Ben Hawley, SJ.

Fr. Acervo preached on St. Anne and encouraged us young adults to follow her example of living life with Christian patience and of welcoming Jesus into our lives courageously.  After the homily, Father led the faithful in the prayers for the Year of Faith plenary indulgence (pdf: Archbishop Vigneron’s explanatory letter).

The Mass was beautifully assisted by members of the choir from Windsor’s St. Benedict Tridentine Catholic Community, under the direction of Joseph Balistreri, pastoral music director for the Archdiocese of Detroit.  At the end of August, Juventutem is headed to the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Facebook), where Joe will once again direct the sacred music.

After Mass, many of the young adults gathered in the parish hall for a fun social, a celebratory meal, and an introduction to the mission of Juventutem Michigan and various other activities for young adults in the southeast Michigan area.

Thank you to Peter Cherlet for taking so many lovely pictures!

 

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