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How to Fill an Empty Cathedral

September 10th, 2009, Promulgated by Dr. K

Tomorrow, September 11th at 6:45 PM, there will be a Mass for firefighters and emergency workers at Sacred Heart Cathedral. It seems that Sacred Heart has been holding a number of themed Masses in recent years (for lack of a better word choice). Were it not for these particular liturgies, SHC would probably be doing no better than some of the churches which have already been shut down. Anyways, please pray for those who risk their lives for our safety. If you see firefighters out there for the boot campaign one day, drop some money in. It’s the least we could do for these brave men and women.



11 Responses to “How to Fill an Empty Cathedral”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Many firefighters have no love for Bishop Clark, since he stripped out Sacred Heart Cathedral for the so-called church renovation. Their childhood parishes and Catholic schools were also closed by the bishop.

    Let Bishop Clark try to close and sell the School of the Holy Childhood. I have a feeling that the city firefighters would form a human chain around the bishop's mansion at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

  2. Gee…Do you think the Bishop would allow a Tridentine Latin High Mass at the Cathedral? Not a snowballs chance in H-E-doubletoothpicks.

    Someday, just imagine the fun restoring it to a "right and proper" Cathedral.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Choir!!! You're making me drool all over my keyboard!

  4. … themed Masses in recent years (for lack of a better word choice) …

    How about "boutique liturgies"?

  5. Anonymous says:

    But of course, Bishop Clark was all over the newspaper today. These sham liturgies are just a cheap way to get his precious Cathedral plastered all over the news constantly. Enough, Bishop Clark. 200 people at this liturgy (100 of them being fireman) is not impressive! It's pathetic that he has to resort to these novelty Masses to get butts in the chairs and money in the basket. And to use our brave heroes to advertise for your un-Catholic church building? Shame on you Bishop Clark.

  6. Anonymous says:

    "100 firefighters" from across Monroe County attended Bishop Clark's prayer service Friday evening as reported in the Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper. I guess that tells the story about Bishop Clark's popularity as a Shepherd.

    There are thousands of paid and volunteer firefighters in the City of Rochester and towns in Monroe County and only 100 came to the bishop's service.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The Rochester firefighters used to gather at St. Michael's.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The "Red Mass" that was held for the firefighters at St. Michael's each year, is now forced to take place at the renovated Sacred Heart Cathedral, by you know who: Bishop Matthew Harvey Clark.

  9. Dr. K says:

    My most recent trip to St. Michael's was for the Red Mass that was held there.

    ~Dr. K

  10. Anonymous says:

    Dr. K,

    Last year the Red Mass was poorly attended at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

    Did a Red Mass recently take place at St. Michael's this year?

    I didn't see any publicity about it in the Democrat and Chronicle or the Catholic Courier.

  11. Dr. K says:

    I think it was some time last year.

    ~Dr. K

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