Terri Schiavo: Our forgotten sister

Nine years ago, on March 31, 2005, after a decade and a half of increasing discomfiture to the agendas of her husband and eventually of the “progressive” American mediasphere, Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, age 41, was put to death by dehydration.

Please pray a Rosary today in reparation for this atrocity.  Let us ask Our Blessed Mother to intercede for the protection of all whose existence falls short of convenience-based “quality of life” standards, and for the conversion of the stewards of the culture of death.

A memorial Mass will be offered Monday evening, March 31, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. by Archbishop Charles Chaput at the Chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

Fr. Bradley to offer TLM Sunday at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered this Sunday, March 30, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  The celebrant of the Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) will be Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

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

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

Fr. Scalia to celebrate EF Vespers, Benediction at Alexandria St. Mary

On Sunday, March 30 (Laetare Sunday), at historic St. Mary Church in Alexandria, Father Paul Scalia, bishop’s delegate for clergy of the Diocese of Arlington, will be the celebrant for Solemn Vespers in the Extraordinary Form and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 7:00 p.m., with a reception to follow.

St. Mary Church is located at 310 South Royal Street in Old Town Alexandria.

Georgetown TLM scheduled Friday at Copley Crypt

The Georgetown Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) Community announces that a Missa Cantata will be offered Friday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Copley Crypt Chapel at Georgetown University.  Father Stephen Fields, S.J., will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Feast of St. John Capistran, Confessor.

Copley Crypt is located in the rear of Copley Hall, directly north of Healy Hall on the main campus of Georgetown University, 3900 O Street NW, Washington.

This is what it’s come to

As we sit comfortably in our warm homes and offices on this Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, perhaps we might consider offering one or more decades of the Rosary in reparation for the careless desecration of the remains of some of our most vulnerable fellow beings, whose inconvenient existences have been snuffed out in the exercise of what some professed Catholics would call a “sacred” right.

May God have mercy on our souls.

Tuesday Annunciation TLM announced at St. Michael Annandale

A sung Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered on Tuesday evening, March 25, at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale.

Father Joseph Bergida, parochial vicar of St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton, will offer the Mass of the Feast of the Annunciation.  Following the Mass, the faithful will be invited to make or renew their consecration to Jesus through Mary according to the teaching of St. Louis Marie de Montfort.

This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

Meditation on St. Joseph by Fr. Bradley

Here is the meditation given by Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham during the Evening of Recollection sponsored by Juventutem DC at the Church of St. Thomas Apostle in Woodley Park on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Click the arrow in the embedded player above to listen.

(Audio credit: Jeff Bedia / Internet Archive)

Fr. Bradley to celebrate Missa Cantata in Silver Spring on Sunday

A Missa Cantata with Schola will be offered this Sunday, March 23, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  The celebrant of the Mass of the Third Sunday of Lent will be Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

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

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

Homeless service night set for Sunday, March 23, at Georgetown Epiphany

Juventutem DC announces the opportunity to join them in service on Sunday evening, March 23, when Epiphany Catholic Church in Georgetown will host a group of homeless individuals for dinner and provide nighttime lodging.

Volunteers will arrive to set up at 6:00 p.m., with food service to begin at 7:00 p.m.  After clean-up, Fr. Jacob Straub will lead the group in praying Compline.

Those wishing to participate may indicate their interest via Facebook or by email.

Epiphany Church is located at 2712 Dumbarton Street NW.