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How About a Little Compassion?

April 14th, 2011, Promulgated by Dr. K

Blessed Kateri has released the liturgical schedule for the 2011 Easter Triduum. As was the case on Christmas, the 1,000 seat St. Thomas the Apostle church will once again not be utilized by the parish.

Blessed Kateri’s attendance continues to average 400 less people than last year, when St. Thomas and St. Salome were still used for Masses.

Update: A reader points out that Blessed Kateri regularly offers 10 Masses per weekend, yet they will only offer 7 for one of the most attended days of the Church year. There is room for at least one Mass at St. Thomas.

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8 Responses to “How About a Little Compassion?”

  1. avatar annonymouse says:

    Seven Easter Masses, when the parish has TEN on every other Sunday. BRILLIANT!

  2. avatar Dr. K says:

    Very good point.

    I wonder if these 7 Masses will be concelebrated as well. That would really throw salt in the wound.

  3. avatar annonymouse says:

    Since there’s only one vigil Mass, you can bet that there will be at least four concelebrating, possibly seven or eight depending on how many of the retired priests join in.

    Seven masses – all standing room only, guaranteed. The vigil mass will have to turn people away (CTK is not very big).

    Who needs STA?

    Now if Father Tank were to look at this objectively, he would hold the vigil mass at STA.

  4. avatar Sfomo says:

    We were told last year that the vigil Mass couldn’t be at St. Thomas because we didn’t have a suitable Baptismal font. All those years of beautiful vigil Masses and suddenly we were unacceptable.

  5. avatar Anonymous says:

    The work of the Devil is evident in Irondequoit and throughout the DOR. Our bishop and his priests are working very hard to dissuade people from Catholicism.

  6. avatar Midheaven says:

    The Diocese of Rochester is more of a politically correct social enginering plaything rather than a place to worship. He’s got a chip on his shoulder.

  7. avatar Jim says:

    Jim M. here: I understand that a very nice letter was written to Fr. Tanck, asking him to consider having at least ONE Easter Mass at St. Thomas. The letter was signed by many, many people. Fr. Tanck’s refusal to engage the people of St. Thomas is quite a scandal. His stubborness against celebrating anything of liturgical importance at one of largest and most beautiful parishes in the diocese, makes me sick!

  8. It’s happening in Rush-Henrietta as well. Six masses goes down to five for Easter.


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