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Welcome

We are glad that you have chosen to visit our website. The clergy and parishioners of Saint Dominic Chapel reject the changes of Vatican II. They uphold the Roman Catholic Faith by maintaining everything which was taught and done by the Church prior to Vatican II.

In order to receive the sacraments here, it is therefore necessary that you attend exclusively the traditional Latin Mass, and avoid the new Mass and reformed sacraments. We invite you to visit us and to take free of charge the booklets entitled Welcome to the Traditional Latin Mass and Traditionalists, Infallibility and the Pope, which are very informative. These booklets can be found on the counter near the main entrance to the building. Please take them with you and read them thoroughly.

If you are contemplating adherence to Catholic Tradition, we invite you to join us for Holy Mass on Sunday and to speak afterwards with the clergy, who would be happy to answer any questions that you might have. We ask only that you refrain from receiving Holy Communion until you have made the decision to attend exclusively the traditional Latin Mass and to avoid the new Mass and reformed sacraments.

Our Purpose

The apostolate of Saint Dominic Chapel is to provide Catholics throughout the Metro Detroit area with a thoroughly Catholic atmosphere in which to practice the Faith. In order to achieve this purpose, Vatican II and its reforms are firmly rejected as being at variance with the authentic Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.

Only clergy who have been duly ordained in the traditional rites of the Church are permitted to celebrate Mass, administer the sacraments and preach at Saint Dominic Chapel.

Only one offense is now vigorously punished, an accurate observance of our fathers' traditions. For this cause the pious are driven from their countries and transported into the deserts. The people are in lamentation.... Joy and spiritual cheerfulness are no more; our feasts are turned into mourning; our houses of prayer are shut up; our altars are deprived of spiritual worship. No longer are there Christians assembling, teachers presiding, saving instructions, celebrations, hymns by night, or that blessed exultation of souls, which arises from communion and fellowship of spiritual gifts.... The ears of the simple are led astray, and have become accustomed to heretical profaneness. The infants of the Church are fed on the words of impiety. For what can they do? Baptisms are in Arian hands; the care of travelers, visitation of the sick, consolation of mourners, succors of the distressed.... Which all, being performed by them, become a bond to the people... so that in a little while, even though liberty be granted us, no hope will remain that they, who are encompassed by so lasting a deceit, should be brought back again to the acknowledgment of the truth.

           - St. Basil the Great (ca. 330-ca. 379), Epistulae, in a letter to the bishops of Italy and Gaul (in 376)