Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church

By Their Fruits, Part II

April 7th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

If one still doubts the negative impact that Sr. Joan Sobala’s tenure as Pastoral Administrator of St. Anne has had on that parish, check out these latest attendance numbers. It is worth mentioning that the two attendance figures listed are for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, Masses that are usually among the most highly attended of the Church year.

The parish couldn’t even hit 600 people for either of these holy days. That’s really sad for a community that averaged more than 600 people per week before Sr. Joan took the reigns as Administrator. Even as late as July of 2008, St. Anne was getting almost 700 people for weekend Masses. Look at what heterodoxy and dissent has done to this once proud, traditional parish!

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4 Responses to “By Their Fruits, Part II”

  1. I am guessing that the people who have left the parish went to a more orthodox parish, please God!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes, They went to St.Stanislaus and OLV. Check out the numbers in the bulletin at

  3. Gen says:

    I don't believe the Latin Mass Community is incorporated in those numbers. Still, I think you're right. How many churches in Rochester can boast beautiful, historic architecture, sane preaching, and a genuine love of Tradition? I know they used to have some Masses with liturgical "movement," but ever since Fr. Adam Ogorzaly took over, all has been sweetness and light.

  4. Anonymous says:

    You are right, the Latin Mass Community is not included at all in those impressive numbers, don't know why.
    Fr. Adam's Masses might be considered what Vatican II intended them to be in the first place.

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