This coming Labor Day Weekend gives us the opportunity for a very Catholic weekend, including a popular Labor Day Catholic parish tradition on the westside….an event that you can enjoy “as normally as you can.”
Let’s cut right to it.
First Friday and First Saturday. Schedule here. Plenty of opportunity.
St. Rocco’s parish festival has always been a popular event on the westside of Cleveland for Labor Day weekend.
Beginning Friday, September 4, and running through Labor Day, September 7, it will look different. The games and rides won’t be there, no grease poll either, but everyone’s favorite St. Rocco Italian food will still be available. A novel idea; a drive-thru festival. Truly as normally as we can.
Support the parish.
On Saturday, September 5, the Legion of Mary of Northern Ohio will host a Eucharistic procession in downtown Cleveland.
The notification from our Friend reads as follows.
Legion of Mary Cleveland West Comitium invites you to a traditional Eucharistic Procession on
Saturday September 5, 2020 at noon
at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland.
The Cathedral is located at 1007 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
The (less than one mile in distance) procession will be through the sidewalks of downtown
Cleveland, as we walk, pray, and sing in honor of our Eucharistic Lord Jesus and Our Lady, the
Blessed Virgin Mary. The event includes opening prayers and remarks by Father Kevin
Estabrook, our Legion of Mary Comitium Spiritual Director, a procession with hymns, and a
return to the Cathedral for the recitation of the Rosary and closing prayers. RSVP is not
required. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or
https://www.facebook.com/legionofmarynorthernohio/. All are welcome to attend.
It was previously announced that Mary Queen of Peace will have a TLM on First Sundays. Fr. Doug Brown, the pastor, has recently been addressing a medical condition that caused him to have to cancel his Daily Masses.
A Facebook posting by MQP confirms that Fr. Brown is still planning to celebrate the First Sunday TLM (11am), along with the Daily Masses at 6:15am, starting Monday, Labor Day, September 7.
Solemn Mass, Patronal Feast Day
Also on Sunday, St. Rocco’s will celebrate the feast of their patron with a Solemn High TLM. Normally, a Traditional Latin Mass is offered at the parish every Sunday at noon, but the whole day of festivities surrounding their beloved patron is moving the Mass to 1:30pm.
As the parish organist, Don VerKuilen, says:
This coming Sunday, September 6th at 1:30PM, St Rocco parish (3205 Fulton), will be celebrating a solemn high mass for the feast of St Rocco. You will not want to miss this beautiful mass! The mass setting is Mozart’s beautiful Missa Brevis in G that will be sung by a quartet accompanied by a string chamber orchestra!
If Faith comes by hearing, surely this has all the promise to be a eureka moment.
A great opportunity is available to us to celebrate not only our Catholic Faith publicly, solemnly and festively, but also to rekindle, as best we can, a little bit of our cultural tradition. Not a bad Catholic weekend.