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Fr. Brown has an Update

No shortage of speculation and inquiry has been happening lately. We all are wondering if there is any update on the situation regarding the implementation of Traditionis Custodes in our diocese and what it may be. If you have been under a rock or are new around here, click the following links to find out what has happened so far: Update on the Situation in Our Diocese How the Grinch is Trying to Steal Christmas Cleveland TLM Friends was contacted by Fr. Doug Brown, pastor of Mary Queen of Peace Church and the appointed diocesan delegate for the traditional Latin......

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How the Grinch is Trying to Steal Christmas, or, The New Instruction on Traditionis Custodes

It was reported earlier this week that we should expect very soon the formal instruction on how to exactly implement Traditionis Custodes (TC), the document of Pope Francis encouraging heavy restrictions on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). Well, the instruction has surfaced. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) has issued the instruction, with full confirmation and authority from Francis, as is typical of CDW promulgations, like the Holy Office before. Links above are to Rorate Caeli blogspot. TL-DR Several restrictions are placed on the Mass and the priests who want to......

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Moments: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

There was an outpouring of celebrations of Our Lady's feast yesterday, December 8, all over the diocese. And that was with due reason: Our Lady and it was a day of obligation! The moments captured below were from Immaculate Conception Church in Cleveland. Year after year, this feast is celebrated with due solemnity in this parish. The pastor of Immaculate Conception, Fr. Frank Godic, had recently been through some difficultly, health wise. Fr. Bede Kotlinski had taken over administration of the parish. But now Fr. Godic is back, and he graced the church with his presence and his homily. As......

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The Listening Church

"In April 2021, Pope Francis initiated a synodal journey of the whole People of God, beginning in October 2021 and culminating in October 2023 in the Assembly of the Synod of Bishops...Through the end of the year, all baptized Catholics will be invited participate in this process of listening, dreaming, and discerning God’s call for the Church amid the present signs of the times." Those words are taken from the Diocese of Cleveland's website. It is not within the scope of this blog post to discuss the Synod of Bishops or its implications. Rather, it is an effort to make......

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception, St. Sebastian

Our Friends at St. Sebastian sent this in to let you all know. We are having a 5:00pm Latin Mass on Wed, Dec 8th to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at St Sebastian's 476 Mull Ave Akron. Thought it would be nice to post this since we all need the publicity to increase our attendance.  We have really tried to spread the word around about attendance during December.  Hope it helps. Be sure to check out the December Calendar for more information about Masses during the month....

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December Calendar

An expressed interest in attending more Latin Masses, and visiting more Latin Mass parishes, in the month of December has resulted in this publication of a December calendar. The calendar was designed for ease of use on mobile devices. It's vertical, streamlined and clutter-free. The calendar shows every Latin Mass that will be celebrated in the diocese, including times and locations for the feasts of the Immaculate Conception (Dec 8), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Octave of Christmas (New Year's Day, feast of the Circumcision). Make special note of the rorate Masses on Dec 11 at St. Paul and......

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Under the Patronage of Pope St. Pius X and St. Joseph

Cleveland TLM Friends was founded in 2009 as an online resource for the small, but growing, community of Faithful Catholics attached to the ancient Roman rite. The mission has been to promote awareness of and participation in the Traditional Latin Mass in the diocese of Cleveland. In that time, the celebration of the TLM has grown from 3 parishes to now 10.


Under thy protection we seek refuge,
O Holy Mother of God;
In our needs, despise not our petitions,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.