Radiating Christ

This prayer, cited and praised by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and frequently associated with Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and her Missionaries of Charity, was written in the 1800s by noted English convert Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman.

Dear Jesus,
help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Thy spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly
that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine.
Shine through me,
and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with
may feel Thy presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me
but only Jesus!
Stay with me,
and then I shall begin to shine
as Thou shinest,
so to shine as to be a light to others;
the light, O Jesus, will be all from Thee;
none of it will be mine;
it will be Thou shining on others through me.
Let me thus praise Thee in the way Thou dost love best
by shining on those around me.
Let me preach Thee without preaching,
not by words but by my example,
by the catching force of the sympathetic influence
of what I do,
the evident fulness of the love my heart bears to Thee.
Amen.

Fr. Straub to offer Traditional Latin Mass Sunday at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered August 31 at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Father Jacob Straub of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Twelfth 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 announces Tuesday, Saturday TLM

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

On Tuesday, August 26, Low Mass of the Feast of St. Zephyrinus will be offered at 7:15 am.  On Saturday, August 16, Low Mass of the Feast of St. Rose of Lima will be offered at 7:00 am.

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.

Georgetown TLM Community releases Fall schedule of Masses

The Georgetown Traditional Latin Mass Community has released its schedule of Masses for the Fall 2014 semester.  All Masses will be offered on Friday evenings at 6:00 pm and will be accompanied by a Gregorian student schola.

Masses will be offered on the following Fridays.

  • September 12: The Most Holy Name of Mary
  • September 19: St. Januarius, Bishop and Companions, Martyrs
  • October 3: St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin
  • October 17: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin
  • October 31: Friday in the 20th Week after the Octave of Pentecost
  • November 14: St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr
  • December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe

All Masses are offered in Copley Crypt Chapel of the North American Martyrs, located at the rear of Copley Hall directly north of Healy Hall on the main campus of Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington.

Fr. Straub to offer Missa Cantata at Silver Spring

A Missa Cantata with schola will be offered August 24 at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Father Jacob Straub of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Eleventh 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.

Three weekday Masses to be offered at Annandale St. Michael

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

  • Monday, August 18, 7:15 am: Requiem Mass
  • Friday, August 22, 6:30 pm: Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Saturday, August 23, 7:00 am: Feast of St. Philip Benizi

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.

Msgr. Smith to offer traditional Mass Sunday at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered August 17 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 Tenth 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.

Fr. Rigdon to offer TLM at Silver Spring for Feast of Assumption

A Low Mass will be offered August 15 at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  Father Vincent Rigdon, pastor of Our Lady of the Presentation parish in Poolesville, will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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.

Springfield St. Raymond sets first Solemn High Mass for Assumption

A Solemn High Mass will be offered at St. Raymond of Peñafort Church, 8750 Pohick Road, Springfield, at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 15, in celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The faithful are reminded that the feast of the Assumption is a holy day of obligation.  As on Sundays, Catholics are obliged to assist at Holy Mass on that day.

Friday evening’s Solemn High Mass will be the first ever offered at the parish.  Music for the Mass will be provided by the Suspicious Cheese Lords, a local men’s vocal ensemble.  A guide to the Extraordinary Form is included in this Sunday’s parish bulletin.

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

Assumption Missa Cantata to be offered at Benedict St. Francis de Sales

On Friday, August 15, at 8:00 pm, a Missa Cantata for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. Kevin Cusick at St. Francis de Sales Church, 7185 Benedict Avenue, Benedict, Maryland.

The faithful are reminded that the feast of the Assumption is a holy day of obligation.  As on Sundays, Catholics are obliged to assist at Holy Mass on that day.

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

St. Francis de Sales Church is located in Charles County about 45 minutes to an hour south of the Capital Beltway (I-95/495). Established in 1903, the Benedict parish has offered the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday since the first Sunday of Advent 1989.