Sixth annual Nellie Gray Mass set for Friday afternoon at Chinatown Old St. Mary’s

The Paulus Institute will sponsor the sixth annual Nellie Gray Mass at 4:00 pm this Friday, January 19, 2017, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church, which was the late Miss Gray’s place of Sunday worship. Friday afternoon’s Mass will come at the conclusion of the annual March for Life in Washington. This Mass is being added to our seven-day schedule.

Very Reverend Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, Moderator of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Washington, will offer a Solemn High Mass for Forgiveness of Sins. Choral accompaniment for the Mass on behalf of the vulnerable unborn, in whose defense Miss Gray worked tirelessly for many years until her death in 2012, will be provided by the St. Mary’s Schola under the direction of David Sullivan.

St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown.

Fr. Langevin to offer Dominican Rite Missa Cantata on Sunday at Silver Spring

A Missa Cantata with choir in the Traditional Dominican Rite is scheduled on Sunday, January 14, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. The celebrant of the Mass of the Second Sunday after the Epiphany will be Reverend Father Dominic Langevin op, Instructor in Systematic Theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 am. Confessions will be heard from 7:10 to 7:50 am. A second collection will be taken up for Church Missions within the United States.

Silver Spring TLM Congregation meets at the Historic Church of St. John the Evangelist, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Forest Glen. Ample free parking is available at the Knights of Columbus Hall across the road.

Fr. Carr to offer TLM on Saturday, Monday mornings

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered this coming Saturday morning and Monday morning by Reverend Father Richard Carr at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale.

On Saturday morning, January 13, at 10:00 am, Low Mass of the Feast of the Commemoration of the Baptism of Our Lord will be offered. Low Mass of the Feast of St. Paul the First Hermit will be offered at 8:00 am on Monday morning, January 15.

Please note that these Masses are scheduled at the discretion of the celebrant, and are not part of the parish’s published Mass calendar. These Masses have been added to our seven-day schedule.

Baltimore St. Alphonsus sets changes to this week’s daily Mass schedule

Several daily Masses will be rescheduled or postponed this week at Baltimore’s National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori because of the scheduled absence of pastor Reverend Father Joel Kiefer fssp. Note that all the times below are subject to change.

  • Tuesday morning’s Mass, ordinarily offered at 7:00 am, will be offered at 6:00 am.
  • In the absence of another celebrant, no Mass will be offered Wednesday through Friday.
  • Saturday’s Mass, ordinarily offered at 7:00 am, will be offered at 12:10 pm.

It is advised to check the parish website or bulletin for updates to this schedule. The regular Mass schedule is expected to resume on Sunday, January 14.

The National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori is located in downtown Baltimore. Parking is available nearby in metered spaces, on surface lots, and in garages. There is no charge for street parking on weekdays before 8:00 am or after 6:00 pm. However, motorists are cautioned not to park on the south side of Saratoga Street, or on Park Avenue north of Saratoga Street, during weekday morning rush hours from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.

Msgr. Smith to offer TLM this Sunday at Silver Spring

A Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered Sunday, January 7, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Celebrant of the Mass of the Feast of the Holy Family will be Reverend Monsignor K. Bartholomew Smith, pastor of St. Bernadette’s parish in Four Corners.

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. Ample free parking is available at the Knights of Columbus hall across the street.

Epiphany blessings, High Mass set at Baltimore St. Alphonsus

Blessings for the Feast of the Epiphany and a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered on Saturday morning, January 6, at the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus in Baltimore.

At 9:00 am, Reverend Father Joel Kiefer fssp, pastor of St. Alphonsus parish, will bless water and chalk for use in the home along with gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The faithful may bring water in their own containers (as long as the container’s mouth is not too small and it is reserved for the use of holy water) or purchase Lourdes water at the parish store to be blessed. Mass will follow at 10:00 am. Coffee will be served after Mass, and attendees are invited to bring lunch or brunch items to share.

The Shrine is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Street parking will be available for $2.00 per hour. Free parking will be available one block away in the surface lot at the southeast corner of Liberty and Saratoga Streets.

Monday evening TLM set at Crystal City Lourdes

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered at 7:00 pm this coming Monday evening, January 8, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Arlington. Reverend Father Eric Shafer, parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Church in Winchester, Virginia, will be the celebrant of the Mass, which has been added to our seven-day schedule.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church is located four blocks west of U.S. Route 1 in Crystal City and offers ample free parking. Metrorail provides frequent service on the Blue and Yellow Lines to the Crystal City station, a 15-minute walk from the church.

Epiphany water, chalk to be blessed this Saturday at McLean St. John

The venerable and powerful blessing of Epiphany Water will be done according to the Traditional Latin Rite at St. John the Beloved Church in McLean on Saturday evening, January 6, at 7:30 pm in the church. Those who wish to take home blessed Epiphany Water should bring a small empty container, worthy of and designated for this use. Those unable to attend may see the sacristan to obtain Epiphany Water. Blessed Epiphany Chalk for home use will also be available that weekend.

St. John the Beloved Church is located at 6420 Linway Terrace, near the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Birch Road in McLean. Ample free parking is available.

Baltimore St. Alphonsus to offer additional Sunday TLM in 2018

balt2Beginning this coming Sunday, January 7 (Feast of the Holy Family), the worship schedule at the Shrine of St. Alphonsus in Baltimore will expand to include two traditional Latin Masses each Sunday:

  • A quiet low Mass at 8:00 am
  • A high Mass or low Mass with hymns at 11:00 am

The weekday Mass schedule will remain unchanged:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:10 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7:00 am

The Shrine is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Parking is available nearby in metered spaces, on surface lots, and in garages. There is no charge on Sunday for parking on the street or on the surface lot at the corner of Liberty and Saratoga Streets. During the week, motorists are cautioned to heed meter charges and street parking restrictions, especially during morning rush hours.

Fr. Carr to offer TLM this Monday morning

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered at 10:00 am on Monday morning, January 1, at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale. Reverend Father Richard Carr will celebrate Low Mass of the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord.

Please note that this Mass is scheduled at the discretion of the celebrant, and is not part of the parish’s published Mass calendar. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.