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!
Thanks Michael! See everyone there!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.
"Ite ad Joseph!"