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Our daily Masses are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to worship with us.
Bishop Hurley strongly encourages all who are able to wear a mask, and to observe social distancing between family groups at Mass.
On Sunday and Saturday, and most Holy Days of Obligation, Mass is at 7:30am and on weekdays at 6:55am. Our chaplain hears confessions after morning Mass each Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
After much prayer and study, the nuns have chosen that the Extraordinary Form of the Mass will be celebrated in our chapel most of the time. We find that the theological depth of the prayers, the richness of the ceremonies (which we are privileged to see close up from the side) and the greater silence all contribute much to our contemplative way of life. We invite anyone interested in learning more about the Extraordinary Form to attend Devotional Latin Appreciation classes held at the monastery. Learn more here.
Holy Communion in the hand is not allowed in this traditional form of the Mass. Those who would prefer not to receive Our Lord on the tongue are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion.
The nuns will provide “bare bones” Mass texts on leaflets, but the best way to enter fruitfully into this traditional form of the Mass is by using a hand missal. There are several editions for sale on our book rack, and they are also available at Holy Rosary Bookstore in Cedar. See their website here.
Mass is celebrated in the Extraordinary Form daily in our monastery chapel except where noted on the monthly calendar. You can view a downloadable/printable calendar here.
Highlights in our current calendar:
Two Masses on All Souls Day, beginning at 6:30am
Eucharistic Adoration from after Mass until midnight on Election Day.
November 6th: Silent Holy Hour for vocations at 5:00pm
November 21, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Rosary and Benediction at 5:00pm
November 24, Our Holy Father St. John of the Cross: Rosary and Benediction at 5:00pm
November 26, Thanksgiving Day: Mass at 7:30am, Rosary and Benediction at 5:00pm
On November 21 the Church celebrates Pro Orantibus Day, the World Day of Cloistered Life, an ecclesial event for all Catholics worldwide to commemorate the hidden lives of consecrated religious in cloisters, monasteries, and hermitages. Please pray for us on this day, that we may faithfully live our vocation and fruitfully implore God’s merciful love for the sake of others.
You can also telephone to hear the monthly schedule at 231-946-4960; please listen for the prompt to hear the schedule for Mass, Confessions, Benediction and other events this month. We have also posted the answers to frequently asked questions on our voice mail system.
May God bless you all!