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Event: Pontifical Mass in Detroit

Sent by reader P. Schultz:

On Friday evening, August 30th, at 7:00 p.m. at Detroit's Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Bishop Donald Hanchon, episcopal vicar for the Central Region, will celebrate his first Traditional Latin Mass for members of Juventutem. Clerics and faithful of all ages are welcome to attend this Mass.

Mass will be preceded by a 6:30 Rosary, at which members will pray for an increased acceptance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. After Mass, clerics and young adults (18-35 years old), singles and families, will gather for dinner, fine conversation, in the cathedral dining hall.

The Mass is, of course, open to all ages and it is hoped that many of all ages will come. Further information here.


  1. Some exciting news from the bankrupt city. Great Post!

  2. It was beautiful. Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Donald F. Hanchon did a remarkably good job on his first Latin Mass. Probably his knowledge of Spanish helped, although he did say that he had six years of Latin schooling in seminary, only to find that the Church was dropping the demand for Latin after his ordination.

    I won't guess how many were in attendance, but there were people seated from the front of the cathedral all the way to the back. This was a Juventutem Michigan event, so there were mostly young people (ages 18-35 or so) there, along with some older folk from the various "Tridentine communities" throughout metro Detroit.

    We owe a debt of gratitude to Bishop Hanchon, and especially to Archbishop Allen Vigneron of the Archdiocese of Detroit for their support for the Tridentine community.

    It is a darkening world, and anything that offers light and warmth to brighten the night, such as this, is most welcome.

  3. I was there as well. It was beautiful.

    Archbishop Vigneron personally sanctioned the Mass. There should be no doubt that the Mass of Ages is alive and well in Michigan.

    My wife made the comment on the way home of how many more men were in attendance. This must bring good fruit.

  4. It was also my wife's birthday. We attended with our 3 children and a family friend and afterward had dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. A good, Catholic time was had by all!


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