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*2021 Traditional Latin Mass Schedule — January

Asterisk (*) indicates recent addition since last published

Jan. 1, 2021 — Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord. TLM at 8:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport, NY, celebrated by Fr. Peter Mottola, Pastor. (Note: TLM is scheduled every Friday morning at 8:00 AM at St. John’s: Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29th).

Jan. 1, 2021 — Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord. TLM at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Irondequoit, NY, celebrated by Fr. Dennis Bonsignore, Chaplain Latin Mass Community.

Jan. 1, 2021 — Mass of the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord. A TLM will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church in Macedon at 11:00 AM by Fr. Anthony Amato, Parochial Vicar of St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Katharine Drexel Parishes.

Jan. 1, 2021 — Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord. TLM (Low Mass) will be celebrated at 5:30 PM at St. Francis Church in Phelps by Fr. Peter Van Lieshout, Pastor of St. Peter’s Parish.

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Jan. 2, 2021 — First Saturday Mass at St. Jerome’s in East Rochester will be celebrated at 8:00 AM (after 7:30 AM Marian devotions) by Fr. Anthony Amato. The Mass will be that of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, the second Mass, said from the Nativity to the Purification.

Jan. 2, 2021 — First Saturday TLM will be celebrated at 9:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport by Fr. Peter Mottola.

Jan. 2, 2021 — First Saturday TLM will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at St. Dominic’s Church in Shortsville, NY, by Fr. Peter Van Lieshout.

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Jan. 3, 2021 — Mass for the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus will be celebrated at 11:15 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Irondequoit, NY, by Fr. Dennis Bonsignore, Chaplain. TLM Masses are also scheduled for Sundays Jan. 10th, 17th and 24th (1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays after Epiphany, respectively, all at 11:15 AM.)


As we receive information on additional TLM’s in the next month, we’ll insert the information here:

  • Friday, Jan. 8th, at 8:30 AM at St. Patrick Church in Macedon, Fr. Anthony Amato, Parochial Vicar of St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Catharine Drexel Parishes, will celebrate the Mass of the Feria in Epiphanytide (i.e. The Mass of Epiphany.)
  • Friday, Jan. 15th, at 8:30 AM at St. Patrick Church in Macedon, Fr. Anthony Amato will celebrate a TLM of St. Paul, the First Hermit, Confessor, with a Commemoration of St. Maurus, Abbot.
  • (*) Friday, Jan. 22nd, at 830 AM at St. Patrick Church in Macedon, Fr. Anthony Amato will celebrate a TLM
    Jan 22 is of course the date on which the Supreme Court declared their abominable decision in Roe vs Wade in 1973.  Donald Trump has declared each Jan 22 in his presidency a “Day of the Sanctity of human life.” https://kentuckytoday.com/stories/sanctity-of-human-life-declaration-one-of-trumps-final-acts-as-president,30175

Also, beginning in January, are the three “gesima” Sundays, with Septuagesima on Jan. 31st, Sexagesima on Feb. 7th and Quinquagesima on Feb. 14th.  All these TLM Masses are celebrated on Sundays at 11:15 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Irondequoit. The “gesimas” show the purple trappings of penance for Lent, beckon us to prepare for and embrace a spiritual plan for these three weeks, and of course lengthen the Lenten Season. But there is real value in returning to what the Church did for centuries, following the rituals and anticipation of a most important gateway to Easter. Personally, I think the loss of the “gesimas” after Vatican II is a very big loss and should be re-experienced. And at such a time in our country, perhaps a Lenten extension is not at all inappropriate. For those who have not attended Mass at The Latin Mass Community, the “gesimas” offer a special experience.