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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mass Schedule Christmas Day

The Mass schedule for Christmas Day is as follows:

10:00 a.m. German Mass with Carpathia Choir

12:00 p.m. (noon) Mass in English

See You There!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Decorating for Christmas

Blogger, papist and parishioner, Andrew Fanco sent the blog these great pictures of volunteers decorating the church for this years Christmas season.  Check them out!

Thanks Andrew for the great pics and to all the volunteers who helped decorate this year!

"Ite ad Joseph'!"

Christmas Tridentine Mass at Midnight

Parish organist, choir master, music aficionado and overall decent fellow, Michael Semaan, has provided the blog with the music selections for this years Christmas Tridentine Mass at midnight at St. Joseph.

Excerpts from Messiah with orchestra – G. F. Handel
(11:10 PM Featured Prelude)

Missa Sancti Nicolai with orchestra– Franz Joseph Haydn
Dominus dixit – Gregorian chant
Laetentur caeli – Gregorian chant
O Magnum Mysterium – Tomas Luis de Victoria
In splendoribus – Gregorian chant
Ave Verum – Edward Elgar

If you cannot make this Mass, the music program will be repeated on the Feast of the Epiphany January 8, 2012 with the prelude starting at 9:10 a.m.

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Archdiocese announces recommended parish closures, consolidations

Here is an excerpt form the Archdiocese report concerning the next phase of "Together in Faith;"

• One of three churches that dominate the near-downtown Detroit skyline along I-75 -- Sweetest Heart of Mary, St. Josaphat and St. Joseph near Eastern Market -- should plan to close.

"Ite ad Joseph!"