Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church

Major Development

January 21st, 2013, Promulgated by Bernie

Beginning this coming Sunday January 27 you will have another option available to you each week to fulfill your Sunday obligation to participate at Mass.

Flyer for first mass (2)

Link to the Fellowship website HERE.

Deacon John Cornelius, an Episcopal priest for twenty years before reconciling with the Roman Catholic Church, will be ordained a Catholic priest Saturday, January 26 and will offer his first (Anglican Use) Mass on Sunday, January 27 at 3 P.M. in the (old) Church of the Good Shepherd in Henrietta.

Every Sunday thereafter the Anglican Use Mass will be offered at 3 P.M. at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Cornelius will be administering the Fellowship of Saint Alban, the local church of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter which is mostly comprised of former traditional Anglicans who have reconciled with the Catholic Church are are allowed to worship according to the ceremonials of their former Anglican tradition. The Anglican Use Mass is as valid as theĀ Novus Ordo and the Extraordinary Form. (Yes, you can go to Mass there and receive the Eucharist, the true Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.)

This is an exciting development for our area and it would be wonderful to pack the church for this special occasion MassĀ  to help our newly formed group of fellow Catholics in Rochester, celebrate.

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4 Responses to “Major Development”

  1. Scott W. says:

    Deo gratias! The thaw continues.

  2. DanielKane says:

    Congratulations and prayers for all involved in bringing this great work to fruition. The renewal of the DoR continues and I look forward with great anticipation observing and participating in the Anglican Use someday – where the English Language is most fittingly used in the praise of God through the Sacraments. Bravo!

    Thanking God and all.

    As Fr. Z has often remarked “Benedict is the Pope of Christian Unity.”

  3. Richard Thomas says:

    Thank God there are Churches one can go and remove any sense of abuse they feel when experiencing all the liturgical abuses elsewhere.

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