On Pentecost Sunday we celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. The celebrant for the Confirmations was Bishop Francis Reiss.
We had 16 Confirmandi comprised of young people from St. Josaphat Church and Holy Family Church in Columbus, OH.
We will have a Tridentine Low Mass on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 PM for the Ascension of the Lord.
On Sunday, May 12, we will once again have devotions in honor of St. Philomena after the 9:30 AM Tridentine Mass. This devotion marks the anniversary of the discovery of the relics of the saint in May of 1802. All are welcome to come and seek the powerful intercession of this great wonderworker.
Special note: We have already begun a Novena of Sundays to the Holy Spirit for our new pastor. This novena prayer will be recited before the St. Philomena devotions.
Brief introduction to Deacon Joe Tuskiewicz
Joe recently retired from a career as a globe-trotting advertising executive and will be attending the “second-career vocation” Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts, near Boston.
Joe is active on numerous fronts on the local Catholic scene: He is one of the lead altar servers for the Extraordinary Form Masses at St. Josaphat, Assumption-Windsor, St. Joseph, and St. Albertus; a lector for the Saturday afternoon Mass at Old St. Mary’s in Detroit; and a catechism instructor and occasional altar server at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church in Sterling Heights. Joe has also taught catechism at other parishes in metro Detroit through the years and has mentored numerous individuals.
Joe’s quiet dedication to his faith has been an inspiration to those around him. His strong prayer life and attention to detail in his tasks leave us no doubt that he will make an excellent priest.
Excerpt taken from: Tridentine Community News, July 18, 2010
PHOTOS FROM THE DIACONATE ORDINATIONS
The following photos were taken at the Diaconate ordinations which took place at Sacred Heart Seminary.
THE DAY AFTER ORDINATION
On Sunday, April 14, Deacon Joe was present at both the 9:30 AM and 12 Noon Masses at St. Josaphat. Later on in the day at Assumption Church in Windsor, deacon assisted for the first time as deacon of a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form. We will have a Solemn High Mass at St. Josaphat for Deacon Joe sometime in May. Please stay tuned for details.
The following photo is from the 9:30 AM Mass.