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Our daily Masses are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to worship with us.
Masks and social distancing are no longer required by the Diocese of Gaylord–Deo Gratias!
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:
August 6th: Holy Hour for vocations at 5:00pm
August 15th, Assumption of Mary: Rosary and Benediction at 5:00pm
August 24th, Anniversary of St. Teresa’s founding of the Nuns: Rosary and Benediction at 5:00pm
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.