Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Cordileone
I attended Mass this Sunday at St Mary's Church in Stamford, Ct. This was quite the memorable experience. The Church was Gothic and quite beautiful. Bishop Cordileone from San Diego Ca. celebrated the Latin Mass according to the 1962 Missal.
A group of us Who attend Sacred Heart in New Haven for the Latin Rite, went to support the parish and Fr. Cipolla who celebrates for us regularly in New Haven as well as his parish here.
There was a full church which included priests, brothers and seminarians, as well as a group of Poor Clare nuns.
A parishoner of St. Mary's came up to us and shook each one of our hands after Mass, and thanked us all for the support. He said that he never saw the Church so well attended.
It is amazing how The Holy Ghost works, isn't it ?
I got to meet the Bishop after Mass and had him bless some objects. I also met a group of wonderful people, and also got to chat with some folks I usually don't get the chance to.
It was wonderful watching the two parishes from Sacred Heart and St. Marys celebrate Mass together . It was done very well by the both communities, who usually don't work together on a regular basis. The altar servers and participants of the Mass did a fantastic job. The choir was superb.
I managed to chat with the woman taking pictures, and asked her to email them to me . So, if and when I receive them I will post them here.
I was certainly well worth the over 1 hour drive for this occasion and special blessing.