Annandale St. Michael announces Wednesday, Saturday TLM

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered on Wednesday and Saturday of this week at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale, by parochial vicar Rev. Fr. Richard Carr.

On Wednesday, July 23, Low Mass of the Feast of St. Apollinaris of Ravenna, Bishop and Martyr, will be offered at 7:15 am.  (Please note the new 7:15 am start time for Masses on weekdays other than Saturdays.) On Saturday, July 26, Low Mass of the Feast of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will be offered at 7:00 am.

These Masses have been added to our seven-day schedule.

A prayer for the oppressed Church

The immolation of the Catholic communities of Mosul and elsewhere in the Near East seem to have greatly muted the chronic pleas by self-satisfied Western “liberals” on behalf of those they choose to recognize as victimized at any particular time.  Nonetheless, the men, women, and children now undergoing these genocidal atrocities demand both our spiritual and corporal efforts to relieve their suffering.

Toward the former end, we may offer the following prayer.  Familiar to those who frequently assist at the Traditional Latin Mass after which it is customarily offered, it is entirely suitable for recitation by all at any time.

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us!

Fr. Logan to offer Sunday TLM at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered July 20 at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  Rev. Aidan Logan, O.C.S.O., vocation director of the Archdiocese of the Military Services, will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 am.  Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 am.

Silver Spring TLM Congregation meets at the Historic Church of St. John the Evangelist, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Forest Glen.

Annandale St. Michael schedules 3 weekday TLMs

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered at 7:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings of this week at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale, by parochial vicar Rev. Fr. Richard Carr.

The feast of St. Henry II will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 15.  Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be commemorated at the Mass of Wednesday, July 16, while the Mass of Saturday, July 19, will be that of the feast of St. Vincent de Paul.

These Masses have been added to our seven-day schedule.

Fr. Czarnota to offer Missa Cantata at Silver Spring

A Missa Cantata with choir will be offered July 13 at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  The celebrant of the Mass of the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost will be Rev. Paul Czarnota of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 am.  Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 am.

Silver Spring TLM Congregation meets at the Historic Church of St. John the Evangelist, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Forest Glen.

Pause for peace

It comes as little surprise that global mania over the soccer World Cup has obscured grimmer news about the struggles of Christians, many of whom are struggling in poverty in the World Cup host nation of Brazil and ever more of whom are in mortal peril in Middle East wars.

In twenty-first-century style, a Twitter hashtag has been created for the purpose of conveniently asserting solidarity with the cause of peace.  During the World Cup final, users of the hashtag (one gathers) are supposed to make the V sign at an arranged time and then, presumably, to resume their viewing activities.

What would happen, one wonders, if some of us — however few or many — were to skip the World Cup final in part or entirely, and dedicate the time to prayers for peace before the Blessed Sacrament?

During a similarly perilous time for the civilized world in the year 1848, Pope Pius IX authorized an indulgence for the following prayer for peace.  While the indulgence is no longer in effect, the prayer, we think, is still worth a pause:

Da pacem, Domine, in diebus nostris: quia non est alius qui pugnet pro nobis nisi tu, Deus noster.
℣ Fiat pax in virtute tua
℟ Et abundantia in turribus tuis.
Oremus.
Deus, a quo sancta desideria, recta consilia, et justa sunt opera: da servis tuis illam, quam mundus dare non potest, pacem: ut et corda nostra mandatis tuis dedita, et hostium sublata formidine, tempora sint tua protectione tranquilla. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Give peace, O Lord, in our days; for there is none other that fighteth for us, but only Thou, our God.
℣ Let there be peace in thy strength, O Lord.
℟ And plenty in thy strong places.
Let us pray.
O God, from whom proceed all holy desires, all right counsels and just works; grant unto us thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be devoted to thy service, and that, being delivered from the fear of our enemies, we may pass our time in peace under thy protection. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A prayer of Eucharistic reparation

The following prayer was taught to the children at Fatima in 1917 by the angel whose apparation preceded that of the Blessed Mother. As with the similar prayer customarily said at the end of Benediction, it is suitable for recitation any time, particularly when one becomes aware of an outrage — sadly more frequent in these days — against the Blessed Sacrament.

O most Holy Trinity — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — I adore thee profoundly. I offer thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ — present in all the tabernacles of the world — in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

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