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Byrd Mass at St. Alban this Sunday: Farewell to Father Cornelius

November 12th, 2014, Promulgated by Ludwig

As previously reported, Father John Cornelius has resigned from his role as Pastor of the Fellowship of St. Alban in Henrietta due to health concerns. This coming Sunday, November 16 will be the final mass he will celebrate as their pastor. Mass will begin at 12:45 in the afternoon at Good Shepherd in Henrietta.

The Fellowship’s music director, Jacob Furhman, has arranged a polyphonic mass setting for this Sunday: Byrd’s mass for three voices.

All are encouraged to join the Fellowship for this beautiful mass, and to give Father Cornelius a warm send-off.

The usual reminder: the Fellowship of St. Alban is the local group of Catholics belonging to the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, and is in full communion with Rome.

All Catholics are always able to attend an Ordinariate mass. It does satisfy a Catholic’s Sunday obligation.

The following video contains highlights from the same setting, earlier this year:

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One Response to “Byrd Mass at St. Alban this Sunday: Farewell to Father Cornelius”

  1. avatar Bernie says:

    It is very sad that Father is ill and has to give up this ministry. He has been there from the beginning and has served the little community with great sacrifice –both he and his family. He is a wonderful priest. I do hope as many as possible can sacrifice this Sunday to be with him and the Fellowship. He deserves a splendid send off.

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