This year’s celebration of St. Philomena was observed on Sunday, August 11. Our celebrant was Fr. John Bustamante from Assumption Grotto Church in Detroit, MI.
I would like mention that the Archconfraternity of St. Philomena has started a worldwide petition drive to have St. Philomena’s feast re-instated in the Liturgical Calendar.
A copy of this petition may be found here for you print and sign: http://www.philomenafamily.org/PETITION.pdf
More information on this campaign and other St. Philomena related news may be found at this link: http://home.catholicweb.com/philomenafamilyusa/index.cfm/news
The following photos are from our recent Pontifical Baptism in the Extraordinary Form. The celebrant was Bishop Francis Reiss, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit. This is the first time that a bishop has celebrated Baptism according to the Old Rite since the liturgical reforms.
For the first part of the Baptism, the Bishop is vested in purple. This is the portion where Exorcisms are performed and various other rites and prayers before the actual Baptism.
As of July 1, the newly merged parish will be called Mary, Mother of Divine Mercy Parish. The Tridentine Mass schedule will remain the same and will continue to be held at St. Josaphat Church.
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.