Cleansing Fire

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(*) 2021 TLM Schedule — August

Sunday Masses:

Traditional Latin Mass is offered each Sunday at 11:15 AM by the Latin Mass Community Chaplain Fr. Dennis Bonsignore at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Irondequoit, NY. The next will be on Sunday, August 8th.

Friday Masses:

Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ will be celebrated on August 6th with a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport by Fr. Peter Van Lieshout (Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral) at 8:00 AM; Fr. Justin Miller in choir and preaching.

Father Peter Mottola, Pastor at Peace of Christ parish, celebrates the Traditional Latin Mass  on Fridays at St. John the Evangelist Church, 553 Humbolt St, just off North Winton Rd. in Rochester, NY 14610 at 7:00 A.M. Please see the excellent description of the role of silence in the Mass of the Ages, by Fr. Mottola in The Peace of Christ Bulletin for July 18th. Next TLM: August 6th.

First Saturday Mass on August 7th

Father Anthony Amato, Parochial Administrator of St. Peter’s Parish, will be offering a First Saturday TLM at St. Dominic Church in Shortsville, NY at 10:00 AM.


For those contemplating offering a TLM in their parish, there are excellent, brief, gentle instructions to the laity from an FSSP Priest in the bulletin of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Littleton CO here:  New to Latin Mass | Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (

See Cleansing Fire Ticker for links to recent news and commentary about the Pope’s motu proprio attack on the Traditional Latin Mass.

For additional views on the motu proprio from key members of the hierarchy (Cardinal Burke,  Abp. Vigano, Bp. Schneider) and other prominent Church figures (Fr. Z, Remnant, George Weigel, ) please visit: Cleansing Fire – Views by credible witnesses to the TLM suppression