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Rorate Mass

On December 15, 2018 at 6:45 a.m., a large crowd filled Old St. Mary in Over-the-Rhine. This beautiful Mass begins in darkness, and ends at dawn: a reminder of our journey to Christ.

Each year, Old Saint Mary’s Parish on the Saturday before the Third Sunday of Advent, the faithful set their alarms early so they can attend the Rorate Mass. The Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead