In the past, I have reported troubling news coming out of the Diocese of Rochester - Priests who openly support female 'ordination', Bishop Clark's book on lay ministries, a prayer request for the end to continuing liturgical abuse, a priest who sprinkles holy water via a squirt gun, an excommunicated group from Rochester spreading their heresy to Buffalo, a religious sister who refers to 'Brother Jesus' and gives homilies and more on the agenda in Rochester to press for female ordination.
In the far right column of +Catholic Ponderings+ you will find a list of other Catholic blogs I recommend to my readers. A newer listing is Cleansing Fire from the Diocese of Rochester. There are a few, rare beacons of light which shine through the darkness that has been clouding the DOR for many years. I would like to extend the following invitation to all in the Western/Central New York area as posted on Cleansing Fire:
All who read this are most cordially welcomed this Sunday, September 27th, to Saint Stanislaus Church at 1:30 for the Tridentine Latin Mass to be celebrated by Father Gerard McMahon in honor of his 50th anniversary of ordination. The Mass will be a Missa Cantata (a High Mass without all the ceremony). This is also the first High Mass of the choir season too. But the most important point is to give thanks to Our Lord for Father McMahon's 50 years as a faithful and orthodox priest of Christ.
Please pray that Our Lord gives us many holy priests for our local diocese and, to pray for our local diocesan seminarians that Our Lord grant them the grace of perseverance in their vocation to the Holy Priesthood.
St. Stanislaus is at the corner of Hudson Avenue and Norton Street. There is plenty of parking both behind the church and across the street from the church. There is a handicapped elevator, security on the premises and restrooms.
Our Schola Roffensis will chant the ordinary (Missa Orbis Factor) and proper parts of the Mass. The polyphonic choir will sing "Ad Te Levavi Oculos Meos" by Palestrina during the Offertory and "Sicut Cervus" also by Palestrina during the Communion. The ordinary parts of the Mass are the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei. The proper parts are the Introit, Gradual or Tract, and both the Offertory and Communion antiphons.
Holy Communion is received kneeling at the communion rail. The priest will recite a prayer over you, there is no need to say "Amen". You should be in the state of grace (no mortal sin on your soul) to receive Holy Communion. I hope many of you can make it as I told Father that I was posting this on the blog.