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Old Dec 10, '09, 12:46 am
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Question Christmas Midnight Mass in New York City

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I am trying to help a friend out. They are trying to go to New York City for Christmas.
They would love to go to a real conservative Church in Manhattan with a beautiful Mass in Latin, with Gregorian chant, incense, etc.
A long time ago, I remember someone here writng about beautiful Churches in New York, with a conservative Priest, but I can't find it Several people mentioned different Churches in New York that had beautiful services throughout the year.
So, please help me out.

Have any of you gone to a Mass in Latin in New York? A Mass in the EF ?
Or at least a conservative type of Church?
Have any of you been to Midnight Mass in New York City?
If so, where, and what was the name of it? And do they have it at Midnight or earlier like some Parishes?

Please give me the name of Churches & any other information that could be helpful.
Also, are there really nice, old looking type Churches to visit as well (besides Saint
Patrick's )
What are some really nice Catholic places that a young family could visit on vacation?
What are some other nice places to visit with children ?
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Merry Christmas
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Saint Pat's is THE famous NYC Cathedral, and though I live within driving distance, I haven't ever gone there, but instead watched its Midnight Mass on TV for decades (way before swimming the Tiber). I watched a Mass dedicated to Bishop Fulton Sheen from St. Pat's just yesterday.

But it may be difficult to get in there for MM. It may be difficult to get into any NYC church for MM, given the congestion.

Anyone living in NYC have other better ideas?
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Thank you for your reply!

So, how many hours in advance should they be at the Church, lets say Saint Patrick's?
One or two hours, maybe ? Or more What do you think ?
Does it get as crowded for Christmas Day Mass as well ?

Do you know of any nice Christmas Pageant, children's Christmas Eve Mass ?
Do you know if the subways get crowded after the Mass ?
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Saint Pat's is THE famous NYC Cathedral, and though I live within driving distance, I haven't ever gone there, but instead watched its Midnight Mass on TV for decades (way before swimming the Tiber). I watched a Mass dedicated to Bishop Fulton Sheen from St. Pat's just yesterday.

But it may be difficult to get in there for MM. It may be difficult to get into any NYC church for MM, given the congestion.

Anyone living in NYC have other better ideas?
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Old Dec 11, '09, 10:30 am
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Count on the subways ALWAYS being crowded. The same with buses, and taxis.. Christmas in NYC equals Bedlam!

This is the St. Pat's web site.

Beautiful place!

Maybe you can get more info by calling them?

I was really hoping for some people who live IN NYC to answer.

All I know is that at our teeny parish you have to get there an hour early for any of the Vigil Masses, and there's always an overflow that they put in the parish center.

Let me know if your friend can actually make it to St. Pat's. Cardinal Egan always gave great homilies and I'm looking forward to hearing Archbishop 'Timmy's' homily this year.

I have no idea what MM is like at my own parish; I can't stay up that late!
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Old Dec 12, '09, 7:27 pm
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Hello CAF

A long time ago, I remember someone here writng about beautiful Churches in New York, with a conservative Priest, but I can't find it
I remember writing a comment about St. Agnes's Church, which has always had a Tridentine Mass every Sunday at 11am, and the many wonderful, Latin-speaking, orthodox priests (orthodox, not Orthodox) there.

The church is on 43rd Street, right next to Grand Central, between Lexington and Third Avenues, closer to Lexington.

Not sure about midnight, though. I'm always out of state for Christmas.
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Try Our Savior. The pastor is Fr. Rutler of EWTN. He's great!

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