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Weekday Morning Masses Suspended at St. Margaret Mary’s

August 29th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

The following is taken from St. Margaret Mary’s “The Monitor” –

Important Notice
FYI The 8:30 morning Mass has been discontinued at St.
Margaret Mary’s. Early morning masses are celebrated at
Christ the King @ 6:30 & 8:00 AM M-F, Sat: 8 AM; at
St. Cecilia’s @ 9:00 AM, Sat: 9:30 AM; at St. Thomas the
Apostle’s @ 8:00 AM M-S. Watch for further updates.

I really don’t know what to think about this. SMM will still have a mid-day Mass at 11:30 AM, but still . . . to strip one of the Irondequoit worship sites of half of their Daily Masses and point to St. Thomas as a replacement . . . there’s something going on here. If the IPPG proposal, i.e. “close St. Salome and St. Thomas,” is to be accepted by the Bishop, isn’t it a tad irresponsible to direct the faithful to a parish which, in theory, won’t be around for very long? It’s amazing how the entire situation in Irondequoit is cloudy and uncertain, with one priest contradicting another, the Bishop distancing himself from the problem, and the people simply wanting answers but getting questions instead. Our prayers are with all those involved in the consolidation process in Irondequoit, especially those who are beginning to taste the bitter fruits of a lack of priestly vocations.

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3 Responses to “Weekday Morning Masses Suspended at St. Margaret Mary’s”

  1. avatar Dr. K says:

    If the IPPG proposal, i.e. “close St. Salome and St. Thomas,” is to be accepted by the Bishop, isn’t it a tad irresponsible to direct the faithful to a parish which, in theory, won’t be around for very long?

    Wasn’t that the diocese’s reason when they tried to discourage St. George Lithuanian church from choosing St. Thomas as their worship site?

  2. How sad. Regardless of the efforts to accommodate worshipers with Masses at other … worship sites, the end result will be less Catholics attending Mass.

  3. avatar Monk says:

    The celebrants at SMM’ morning Mass were almost always the retired priests living at SMM, Father Erdle or Father Rossi. What a shame that these two good priests can’t continue this practice. Even though the Mass was not well attended, I don’t understand why these priests can’t celebrate a daily morning Mass for the community in their home parish. It looks like everyone loses with this decision.

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