Fr. Czarnota to offer TLM Sunday at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered Sunday, June 1, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  The celebrant of the Mass of the Sunday after the Ascension 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.

Act of consecration to the Holy Spirit

From the Novena in Honor of the Holy Spirit, the oldest of all novenas, as published by EWTN:

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace, O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak Lord for Your servant heareth.” Amen.

Ascension Thursday TLM set at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered this Thursday morning, May 29, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  Rev. Msgr. Thomas Olszyk, Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of the Military Services, will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Feast of the Ascension.

Holy Mass will begin at 11:00 am.  Confessions will be heard from 10:30 to 10:55 am.

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

Annandale St. Michael Missa Cantata among Virginia Ascension TLMs

In observance of the Feast of the Ascension, the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered in several locations in Northern Virginia on Thursday, May 29.  Among the Masses to be offered is a Missa Cantata at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale, to be celebrated by parochial vicar Rev. Richard Carr at 7:30 pm.

The Feast of the Ascension, traditionally observed on the 40th day after Easter, is a holy day of obligation at which all Catholics are obliged to assist at Holy Mass. The obligation is transferred to the following Sunday in the Archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore and the Diocese of Arlington.

All Masses for Ascension Thursday of which we have been able to learn have been added to our seven-day schedule. Please check the bulletin or website of the parish in which you are interested for the latest information.

The liturgical renaissance in foresight and (early) practice

Many Catholics who were better and longer formed in the Faith than your blogmaster was in 1970 (when he was receiving his first Holy Communion at age seven) probably had a sense that the Church was on the cusp of a generation of liturgical turmoil, even if they didn’t have a sense of how very badly worship would be distorted at certain times and places.

In that year Dr. Eric de Saventhem, first president of the International Federation Una Voce, expressed a vision for the future that was by no means as grim as others’ might have been:

A renaissance will come: asceticism and adoration as the mainspring of direct total dedication to Christ will return. Confraternities of priests, vowed to celibacy and to an intense life of prayer and meditation will be formed. Religious will regroup themselves into houses of strict observance. A new form of Liturgical Movement will come into being, led by young priests and attracting mainly young people, in protest against the flat, prosaic, philistine or delirious liturgies which will soon overgrow and finally smother even the recently revised rites.

New Liturgical Movement contains a longer excerpt from Dr. de Saventhem’s lecture from which the above was quoted.

If you agree that the renaissance is well under way, you may yet wonder whether the renewed sprouting of traditional liturgy is attracting worshipers to the pews — or driving them away. Many readers of Fr. Z’s Blog have recently been sharing their diverse and occasionally surprising experiences as either a new or established attendee at the revivified TLM.

Fr. Czarnota to offer Missa Cantata at Silver Spring

A Missa Cantata with schola will be offered May 25 at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  The celebrant of the Mass of the Fifth Sunday after Easter 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.

Fr. Carr to offer TLM Friday afternoon at Annandale St. Michael

In addition to the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) already announced for Saturday morning, a Low Mass of Feria of Paschaltide will be offered at 5:00 pm this Friday afternoon at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale, by parochial vicar Rev. Fr. Richard Carr.

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

Alexandria St. Rita to celebrate patronal feast with Missa Cantata

In celebration of the feast of its patron saint, a Missa Cantata with choir will be offered at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 21, at St. Rita of Cascia Church in Alexandria.  Music will be provided by the Suspicious Cheese Lords, a men’s a cappella choral group. There will be a prelude of choral meditations beginning at 7:00 pm.

St. Rita of Cascia Church, which also celebrates in 2014 the 100-year anniversary of its establishment as a parish, is located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria at 3815 Russell Road.

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Weekday TLMs announced at Annandale St. Michael

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, May 21, Low Mass of Feria of Paschaltide will be offered at 7:00 am.  On Saturday, May 24, Low Mass of Saturday of Our Lady will be offered at 7:00 am.

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

Tuesday TLM to be offered at Silver Spring

On Tuesday, May 20, at 11:00 am, Rev. Patrick Fenton of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, will offer Mass at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Tuesday’s will be the last Mass offered by Fr. Fenton at Silver Spring before he returns to his home parish of St. Luke in Wills Point, Texas. Confessions will be heard from 10:30 to 10:55 am.

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