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A Few Latin Mass Updates for your calendar

July 28th, 2019, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The following list is incomplete, mostly because we have not received notice about all the Latin Masses which are available in the Diocese of Rochester.  There are some celebrated on a regular basis like the Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) on First Saturdays at 9AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport. There is also a Latin Mass every Friday morning at that same church, at 8AM.

The Pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Father Peter Mottola,will be celebrating a solemn high Latin Mass in Spencerport on the Feast of the Transfiguration, Tuesday August 6th, at 6:30 PM.  He will be assisted by two priests serving as Deacon and Sub-deacon. The special music will be provided by a schola, directed by Dr. Aaron James of the Toronto Oratory, i.e. the “Missa Sicut Lilium” by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, “considered by many to be the quintessential Catholic composer of the Renaissance.” 

There is also a Latin Mass each Sunday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Irondequoit, at 11:15 AM, with confession before and after Mass. Please let us know of any other “regular” or “special” Latin Masses, so we can publish the information. Thank you.


5 Responses to “A Few Latin Mass Updates for your calendar”

  1. Mary-Kathleen says:

    Yesterday I had occasion to search the Ecclesia Dei website for TLM’s in Pittsburgh and checked our area, too. These are listed:

    ROCHESTER Diocese

    St. Thomas Apostle Church
    Sunday: 11:15 AM

    East Bloomfield
    St. Bridget Catholic Church
    Monday: 6:00 PM

    Saint John Evangelist Church
    Friday: 8:00 AM

  2. Diane Harris says:

    You are right about St. Thomas the Apostle Sunday Mass, and about the Spencerport Friday Masses; however, I don’t think the East Bloomfield Latin Mass has continued to be celebrated.

    Fr. Mottola began the practice I think once a month on a Monday, when he was Parochial Vicar at St. Benedict’s. I do not believe the practice has continued at St. Bridget, as Father is now the pastor in Spencerport.

  3. christian says:

    Any thought of having these special masses-Solemn High Masses live-streamed for those who cannot attend, and possibly being available for viewing on the church site or another designated site for sharing?

    Having the Solemn High Mass live-streamed and available for viewing would not only benefit those spiritually who are not able to attend, but it would offer an insight into the beautiful traditional liturgy and way of worship for those who are unfamiliar. Having a video of the entire Mass available for viewing would help to draw people to attend Solemn High Masses.

  4. Hopefull says:

    What a beautiful Mass! One really has the sense of giving the best to the Lord. And I think the great turnout shows the hunger among us for Traditional Liturgy. There were only a few empty seats and those were being used by the “Cloud of Witnesses” who came to join us. God bless the priests who voluntarily do this for us in addition to all their regular duties.

  5. Diane Harris says:

    There will be a Traditional Latin Low Mass on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, at 5:30 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Phelps, NY. Father Peter Van Lieshout will be the celebrant.

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