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A pleasant surprise

September 16th, 2012, Promulgated by Monk

I was so pleasantly surprised today that I just have to share my experience. I attended St Jerome’s Church, East Rochester, today for the first time. Fr. Leone presided over a very reverent Mass. The pleasant surprise was at the end of Mass. After Fr. Leone left the altar and after the last hymn, the entire congregation knelt together in prayerful silence for a minute or two before leaving the Church. It reminded me of the many reverant actions and gestures associated with the Mass that have been lost over the years. God Bless the parishioners of St. Jerome’s for preserving this wonderful tradition.


5 Responses to “A pleasant surprise”

  1. avatar Gretchen says:

    We have managed to keep that tradition at All Saints Parish (formerly the parishes of St. Patrick, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary, and Immaculate Heart of Mary) in Corning. It hasn’t been easy–music often starts up just has parishioners are kneeling for prayer, and so on.

    Gretchen from SOP

  2. avatar Richard Thomas says:

    That tradition is also prevalent in the Diocese of Syracuse. In several parishes, people knwwl after mass and say three Hail Mary’s.

  3. avatar Scott W. says:


  4. avatar raymondfrice says:

    As a child at Holy Trinity in Webster, we were taught to say a prayer as a good-bye to Jesus until the next time we were at Mass with Him. Of course we talked to Him every day because we made a visit to Church before going onto the playground after lunch..

  5. avatar JLo says:

    I apologize in advance for the cold water, but…. St. Patrick in Victor does that… and then the entire church EXPLODES into chatter and laughter. Ya’d think you were in a gym. +JMJ

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