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  While the indulgence is no longer in effect, the prayer, we think, is still worth a pause: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.
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.

G’town TLM Community to celebrate Summorum anniversary Mass Monday

The Georgetown Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) Community announces that Mass will be offered Monday, July 7, at 7:00 pm in Copley Crypt Chapel at Georgetown University.  Father Stephen Fields, S.J., will be the celebrant of the Mass honoring the anniversary of the issuance of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum.

Copley Crypt is located in the rear of Copley Hall, directly north of Healy Hall on the main campus of Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington.

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

Msgr. Smith to offer Sunday TLM at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered July 6 at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  Monsignor K. Bartholomew Smith, pastor of St. Bernadette parish in Four Corners, will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Fourth 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.

Ab omne hoste faciat esse securos

July 3 is the date of the feast of St. Irenaeus in the traditional calendar.  Renowned for his refutations of Gnosticism, he exemplified the exhortation of the Apostle Paul at a time — not unlike our own — foreshadowed in the latter’s second letter to Timothy (4.3-5):

Erit enim tempus, cum sanam doctrínam non sustinébunt, sed ad sua desidéria coacervábunt sibi magístros, pruriéntes áuribus, et a veritáte quidem audítum avértent, ad fábulas autem converténtur. Tu vero vígila, in ómnibus labóra, opus fac Evangelístæ, ministérium tuum ímpie.

For there will come a time when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but having itching ears, will heap up to themselves teachers according to their own lusts, and they will turn away their hearing from the truth and turn aside rather to fables. But be watchful in all things, bear with tribulation patiently, work as a preacher of the Gospel, fulfill your ministry.

The Secret Prayer of the Mass of the Feast of St. Irenaeus:

Deus, qui credéntes in te pópulos nullis sinis cóncuti terróribus: dignáre preces et hóstias dicátæ tibi plebis suscípere; ut pax, a tua pietáte concéssa, christianórum fines ab omni hoste fáciat esse secúros. Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.

O God, Who do not allow the nations that believe in You to be troubled by any distress, graciously accept the prayers and sacrificial gifts Your people dedicate to You, so that the peace bestowed by Your love may make Christian lands safe from every foe. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Early July TLM schedule announced by 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, July 2, Low Mass of the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be offered at 7:00 am.  On Saturday, July 5, Low Mass of the Feast of St. Anthony Mary Zaccharia will be offered at 7:00 am.  These Masses have been added to our seven-day schedule.

No weekday Low Masses will be offered at St. Michael’s the week of July 6, as Fr. Carr will be out of town.

Redemisti nos, Domine, in sanguine tuo

From the Introit of the Mass for today’s Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Apoc. 5.9-10):

Redemísti nos, Dómine, in sánguine tuo, ex omni tribu et lingua et pópulo et natióne: et fecísti nos Deo nostro regnum.

You have redeemed us, O Lord, with Your Blood, out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us for our God a kingdom.

Consider assisting at Holy Mass today for the salvation of souls.