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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two special Tridentine Masses this week at St. Joseph!

Parish organist, choirmaster, music aficionado and overall decent fellow Michael Semaan, informed the blog this morning of two special Masses to be held this week at St. Joe's.  Here are the details from Michael himself!

This Easter Friday at 12:15 PM, we will have a special Latin Tridentine High Mass in conjunction with our Detroit Historic Churches Bus Pilgrimage in which approximately 195 people are expected to participate. Our Pastor, Father Paul Czarnota will be the Celebrant and two guest choirs (members of the the St. Joseph Cappella and the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Youth Choir) along with an outstanding soloist (Ruth LaPeyre) will also participate. If you come early at 11 AM, you can also take part in an informative hour long Church tour and talk given by St. Joseph Church historian and tour guide Patrick Degens (for, principally by coincidence, another bus group from St. Joseph Church in Lake Orion; unfortunately, this group cannot also stay for this Mass). Following this Mass, we too will be given a tour and talk by Sean Dey, another St. Joseph tour guide, and who is also accompanying us on our bus pilgrimage.

This Divine Mercy Sunday at 3 PM, we will have another special Latin Tridentine Mass with the St. Joseph Cappella, Soloists, and Orchestra. Father Robert Marczewski will be the Celebrant and Confession will be available beginning at 1 PM. The music will feature Schubert's Mass in C and Mozart's Regina Coeli. This Easter Sunday's music performance of these works was very well received and we are hoping for and expecting an outstanding turnout for Divine Mercy Sunday.
Thanks Michael! See everyone there!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Vigil; Christ is Risen! Alleluia, Alleluia!

From the "Exsultet"sung during the Service of Light;

"Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!
Exult all creation around God's throne!
Jesus Christ our King, is risen!
Sound the trumpet of salvation!"

Have a great Easter!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Good Friday

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Holy Thursday: Altar of Repose

Here are two pictures of the Altar of Repose on Holy Thursday.  It was a beautiful solemn night..

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm displays on both sides of the altar for Palm Sunday

These beautiful palm displays were created by parishioner Teresa Greenia.  Check out her handy work!

Here is view of both of these palm displays on each side of the altar...

Here were the palms Fr. Heirer processed in with:

Thanks Teresa for these beautiful works of art!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Beginning of Holy Week

Holy Week began today with the Palm Sunday liturgy;

Images are veiled...

Palms were blessed...

The liturgical color is red....

It was a beautiful liturgy to kick off the most sacred week of the year. Thanks to all who helped make it happen!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Holy Week Mass Schedule

Here is the Mass schedule for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday, April 17
10:00 a.m.  Mass in Latin, Novus Ordo,  with blessing of palms
11:30 a.m.  Confessions
12:00 p.m. Mass in English, Novus Ordo,  with blessing of palms

Wednesday of Holy Week, April 20
12:10 p.m. Mass in English, Novus Ordo, followed by Perpetual Novena to St. Joseph and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Holy Thursday, April 21
8:30 - 10:00 p.m. Adoration at the Repository (Altar of Repose)

Holy Saturday, Vigil of Easter, April 23
8:00 p.m.  Easter Vigil Mass in English, Novus Ordo,  followed by Divine Mercy Novena

Easter Sunday, Resurrection of the Lord, April 24
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass in German, Novus Ordo
11:30 a.m. Confessions
12:00 p.m. Solemn Mass in Latin, Novus Ordo with orchestra, followed by Divine Mercy Novena

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 2011 Liturgical Music Schedule

Parish organist, choirmaster, music aficionado, and overall decent fellow Michael Semaan, has provided the blog with the Liturgical Music schedule for April 2011. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011
Fifth Sunday of Lent
10:00 AM Latin Novus Ordo Mass
Missa Dixit Maria – Hans Leo Hassler
Judica me Deus – Gregorian chant
Improperium expectavit cor meum – F. X. Witt
Qui mihi ministrat – Gregorian chant

Sunday, April 24, 2011
Easter Sunday
Noon Latin Novus Ordo Mass
Mass in C with orchestra – Franz Schubert
Regina Coeli with orchestra – W. A. Mozart
Victimae paschali laudes – Sequence
O Rex Gloriae – Luca Marenzio

"Ite ad Joseph!"