|Saint Finbar RC Church|
Photos by Cindy Brolsma and New York Scugnizzo
Looking to avoid a similar commuting fiasco (and having to go to a local Novus Ordo Mass), I decided to go to St. Finbar’s straight away. Good thing I did, because I actually walked the distance before spotting a bus.
|The Sanctuary and High Altar|
Unquestionably worth all the effort, we’ll continue to support the Traditional Mass wherever it is held and will not rest until its celebrated everywhere.
|Parishioners filled the pews around the scaffolding|
Arriving early at St. Finbar, I was finally able to see the newly restored nave and sanctuary with the lights on. Having only visited the bedimmed church on Holy Thursdays, it is one of our favorite places to spend time at the Altar of Repose. Still under renovation (they are currently cleaning the ceiling murals), Pastor Fr. Michael Louis Gelfant has done an amazing job restoring the grandeur of the old church by reinstalling the altar rails and pews, as well as uncovering the original marble floor with inlaid roses.
|Our new friends Vincent Maida, and Gianna and John Mazzola|
|The restored paintings in the narthex|
|Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii and a Peruvian style St. Michael|
|Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and Saint Rose of Lima|
~ Giovanni di Napoli, November 19th, Feast of Santa Elisabetta d'Ungheria
|Saint Gerard Majella and Saint Andrew the Apostle|
|Santissimo Crocifisso and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception|