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You’re Invited!

December 9th, 2010, Promulgated by Abaccio

We here at Cleansing Fire wish to cordially invite you to attend the next Traditional Latin High Mass (Mass in the Extraordinary Form) celebrated here in Rochester.  It will take place this Sunday, December 12 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (See Map) at 1:30 PM to celebrate Gaudete Sunday.

This Mass, celebrated according to the 1962 Missale Romanum,  will feature Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony, specifically Hassler’s Missa Secunda.  The Communion Motet will be Hassler’s Cantate Domino.  The Opening Hymn will be O Come, O Come Emmanuel.  The Mass will conclude by around 3:00 PM.

If you have any questions, please post them in the Combox,  and we will answer them!  This promises to be a most joyful,  beautiful, and reverent Mass.  Every first-timer I have ever brought along to this liturgy has absolutely loved it, and had many subsequent questions.

See you at the Altar Rail!

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8 Responses to “You’re Invited!”

  1. avatar La Sandia says:

    I wish I could be there! Question from a transplanted Rochesterian who will be visiting family for Christmas: What is the Latin Mass Schedule for Christmas? I know that they have to share the church with the Poles, but I seem to remember that there was an 8am sung Mass on Christmas day last year. Thanks!

  2. avatar Pat Donohue says:

    As if the Latin Mass in a beautiful Church setting wasn’t enough reason to go, here’s another….Father Frank Fusare (formerly a priest in our Diocese) will be there to concelebrate. Talk about a blessing!!

  3. avatar Choirloft says:

    La Sandia – YOu are correct. Christmas Day Mass is at 8 a.m., normally we have Mass at 1:30 in the afternoon.

    Pat Donohue – Father Fusare will be giving the sermon. There is no concelebration in the Extraordinary Form of Mass. Father Fusare is a member of the Fathers of Mercy from Kentucky.

  4. avatar Pat Donohue says:

    I kneel corrected! Thanks.

  5. avatar Choirloft says:

    The other motet will be Palestrina “Ad Te Levavi”. Below is a link if you would like to hear it. See you at the rail!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLp2m_l8gyA

  6. avatar Anonymous says:

    Is the Sunday Latin Mass schedule changing
    from 1:30PM to 12:30 PM in January 2011?

  7. avatar Choirloft says:

    Dear Anon 10:11 – Not that I’m aware of, unless you know something I don’t.

  8. avatar Kathy from Latin Mass Choir says:

    We heard some great voices downstairs at St. Stanislaus on Sunday. Please consider joining our choir. We sing music that you hardly, if ever, hear anywhere else.


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