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Tridentine News & Photos from the Diocese of Lansing

The following message and photos concern the historic Tridentine Mass that was held on August 9, 2011 at the Shrine of St. Joseph in Brooklyn, MI.


Hello all,
I am happy to report that this morning, August 9th, Fr. Tom Wasilewski, Diocese of Lansing Ordinand, 2010, celebrated his first ever Extraordinary Form Mass at the historic St. Joseph Shrine in Brooklyn, Michigan. This was also the area’s first public Traditional Latin Mass since the 1960s. Despite this fact, or perhaps because of it, the tiny church was packed for the occasion, with an estimated 100 souls in attendance.
Offering his first of hopefully many EF Masses, Fr. Wasilewski demonstrated impressive mastery of the Latin and competency in the rubrics. He delivered an inspiring sermon, relating how time put into studying the older form opens the gateway to experiencing its richness. In the future, Father hopes to incorporate the TLM into the regular Mass schedule of the Shrine.
One year ago, the Diocese of Lansing had only two Extraordinary Form Mass sites. The recent debuts of the TLM at St. Mary Cathedral Crypt in Lansing, Old St. Patrick in Ann Arbor, and now St. Joseph Shrine in Brooklyn have, by the grace of God and support of His Excellency Most Rev. Earl Boyea, increased this number to five!
Attached are some pictures of the Mass. Feel free to post or re-send them as you like.
God bless,
Joe Lipa

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