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Candlemas in East Bloomfield

February 9th, 2015, Promulgated by Bernie

collage_edited-1Here is a link to a video of portions of the Candlemas celebrated in Saint Bridget Church of Saint Benedict Parish, in East Bloomfield, the evening of February 2. The blessing of the candles was followed by a Mass in Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass). The Mass setting was William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices. (See related post here.)

Follow this link to the video.

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3 Responses to “Candlemas in East Bloomfield”

  1. avatar Eliza10 says:

    Oh, thank you for this, Bernie! At this Church, as a convert, I was confirmed. It is lovely to see it again, and such a Mass! Byrd’s “Five Voices” by these singers – heavenly! And I met Father Peter when he was discerning, when he spoke to youth at St. Leos. Look at him now. A good man and a good priest. I am so glad I was able to show this to my husband. 🙂

  2. avatar raymondfrice says:

    What the DOR needs is a group like this going around to the receptive parishes and preforming it/ worshipping with it. Eventually we may get a DOR choir!!!!

  3. avatar Cath School Girl says:

    As a new viewer of Cleansing Fire, and one who has newly relocated back to the Rochester area, I have several questions. when I left the area 18 years ago, Rochester had an abundance of Catholic Churches and schools. I moved back last year and found quite a number of these institutions closed, the most devastating of which was Most Precious Blood, which was literally built by the Italian immigrants in the area. These buildings now house a number of Protestant churches and Islamic mosques. Question 1: Really? Bishop Clark could do no better than to sell our ( as in the Catholic faithful) buildings to other sects? Is the Diocese that financially needy that our heritage be obliterated? That was Question 2. Question 3: When was the turning point of the loss of the Roman Catholic rite in favor of a Mass encompassing Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist and a smattering of LDS (Latter Day Saints aka Mormons) demonstrations? To offset any blow back, I lived in the Southwest for a number of years. I have to say, I enjoyed a deeply Catholic worship experience in that diocese. Coming back here was akin to skipping into a feel good pep rally. Upon Bishop Matano taking over, I believe a ray of light can be seen. I hope. Thank you.


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