On July 16, 17 and 18th the Latin LiturgyAssociation (LLA) held their annual convention in Detroit. Our cluster (St. Joseph, St. Josaphat, Sweetest Heart of Mary as well as St. Alburtus) held many of the special Masses, lectures and liturgical events. On Saturday Morning July 16th, St. Joseph Church held a Mass in Latin, in the Ordinary form said by Father Scott J. Haynes, S.C.J.of St. John Cantius in Chicago.
The Mass celebrated was the "Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary." The Master of Ceremonies for this special Mass was the President of the LLA, Jim Pauer. Here is the Mass booklet from today's Mass:
LLA Ordinary Form Mass Booklet
Mr. Pauer additionally provided the introductory remarks in St. Joseph's Parish Hall to kick off the conference:
The hall was packed with liturgists, music directors, priests and deacons;
Fr. Lee Acervo was there...
...as was Father Charles White....
...and our very own Deacon Richard Bloomfield!
This great event would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of Mr. Alex Begin.
Thanks Alex, for this great event for our city and our cluster!
"Ite ad Joseph!"