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Upcoming Music Events

March 29th, 2011, Promulgated by Nerina

This Spring promises to be a tremendous time for the Diocese of Rochester. Several parishes are going to be hosting events focusing on Gregorian Chant and Renaissance polyphony. Below is a schedule of these upcoming events, as reported by you, the readers.

  • Saturday, April 2, 2011 – 4:30 PM Chant Mass at St. Francis in Geneva.
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011 – 1:30 PM High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Stanislaus.
  • Thursday, April 14, 2011 – 5:00 PM Chant Mass at Mother of Sorrows.
  • Sunday, April 17, 2011 – 1:30 PM Missa Cantata in the EF at St. Stanislaus.
  • Sunday, April 24, 2011 – 1:30 PM Missa Cantata in the EF at St. Stanislaus.
  • Sunday, May 1, 2011 – 1:30 PM High Mass in the EF at St. Stanislaus.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2011 – 7:30 PM Rosary for Priestly Vocations at St. Anne.
  • Sunday, May 22, 2011 – 5:00 PM Solemn Vespers in the Extraordinary Form at St. Anne.

In the eyes of this humble blogger, it looks as if we’re standing on the edge of a liturgical renaissance in Rochester. Deo gratias!

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10 Responses to “Upcoming Music Events”

  1. avatar Dr. K says:

    I’m especially excited about this Chant Mass at Mother of Sorrows. A large suburban parish embracing our Catholic tradition. Thanks be to God!

  2. avatar CPT Tom says:

    Down here in the Eastern Marches of DOR we have at Corning’s All Saint’s Parish, on Sunday(and every First Sunday) April 3, 2011 7:30 AM Chant Mass at St. Mary’s on State Street in Corning, NY. We are also scheduled to chant the 3pm Good Friday service also at St Mary’s.

    The First Sunday chant mass has now been in existence for 3 years and the attendance is steady at about 170-200. This is alot when you consider that the 5pm Sunday TV mass that is supposedly is more “welcoming” usually has fewer.

  3. I’m excited about these offerings!

  4. avatar j.g. says:

    interesting for Our Mother of Sorrows..the music there is sickening during mass & even worse when waiting for confession on saturdays 1 hr befoe mass ebven begins (the man strumming his guitar is an annoyance to say the least…like our great leader father bonsignore so properly puts it..”Church is for devotion..not comotion”.. The church proper is not very impressive even after the renovations..not sure who or why this place was chosen..I am glad to see interest in it none the less.

  5. avatar Abaccio says:

    JG…It was chosen because Fr. Bradshaw wanted one. That tells me a great deal about the man.

  6. avatar Ink says:


    As a parishioner at Mother of Sorrows, I must say that it really isn’t all that bad. Annoying, sometimes. Trite, sometimes. But sickening? Come to an Aquinas/Nazareth Mass some time. Then compare everything to it.

    Mother of Sorrows is definitely turning around–I’m really excited for the Chant Mass.

  7. avatar Christopher says:

    I have heard that the Bishop is going to be visiting St. Stan’s for Pope John Paul’s beatification. Will this be in a future notification? It certainly is worth noting based on the prior assumption that the Bishop rarely visits more traditional churches. Perhaps someone from buffalo told him he should after reading this site?

  8. avatar Nerina says:

    Christopher, I think it would be great for the Bishop to visit St. Stan’s! The Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday will be glorious. I haven’t heard that he is coming, but I’ll see if anyone else knows.

  9. avatar Abaccio says:

    I highly doubt he’ll be visiting the LMC, but probably the Polish Mass. I’d love to eat my words. Bishop Clark, we would love to see you at the ONLY EF Mass in the Diocese.

  10. avatar Choir says:

    My understand of the occasion is that Bishop Clark will be the main celebrant of the Polish Mass, which for that day will be at 10 a.m. (instead of the usual 11 a.m. timeslot). Afterwards there will be a dinner in the parish hall. It will be packed, I’m sure. I think Abaccio is correct about the Bishop visiting the LMC.

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