Our Lady’s Center sets Thursday TLM, potluck for Vigil of Assumption

On Thursday, August 14, at 6:30 pm, a Missa Cantata for the Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. Joseph Langan, recently ordained for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, at Our Lady’s Center, 3301 Rogers Avenue, Ellicott City.  A potluck dinner will follow in the Center’s conference room.

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.  Thursday evening’s Vigil Mass, which satisfies the obligation, has been added to our seven-day schedule.

Annandale St. Michael announces Wednesday, Saturday TLM

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, August 13, a Requiem Mass will be offered at 7:15 am.  On Saturday, August 16, Low Mass of the Feast of St. Joachim will be offered at 7:00 am.

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

Fr. Carr to offer Missa Cantata at Silver Spring

A Missa Cantata with choir will be offered August 10 at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Father Richard Carr, parochial vicar at St. Michael parish in Annandale, will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Ninth 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.

Reparation for planned Oklahoma Black Mass sought by Tulsa ordinary

On Sunday evening, September 21, a Satanic Black Mass is scheduled to be held at the Oklahoma City Civic Center.  In response to this planned blasphemy, the Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery, bishop of the Diocese of Tulsa, has issued a letter exhorting all Catholics in his diocese to participate in exercises of reverence and reparation toward the Blessed Sacrament.

Bishop Slattery’s letter asks the faithful to keep a nine-day period of abstinence from August 6 to August 14 in preparation for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15.  A special prayer to St. Michael for the defense of the Church is to be offered at Mass on Assumption Day, on which intercession for the protection of the Church will be asked of Our Lady.

If the September 21 Black Mass proceeds as scheduled, the Bishop asks parishes to conduct Holy Hours and processions of the Blessed Sacrament on that evening to honor Our Eucharistic Lord against whom the sacrilege of the planned Satanic event is directed.

H/T: Fr. Z’s Blog

Saint Dominic, pray for us

Monday, August 4, is the feast of Saint Dominic, founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, who was tireless in the practice of the works of charity and penance, in the proclamation of the Gospel of Our Lord, and in the promotion of devotion to Our Blessed Mother through the Rosary.

Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary:

O Virgin Mary, grant that the recitation of thy Rosary may be for me each day, in the midst of my manifold duties, a bond of unity in my actions, a tribute of filial piety, a sweet refreshment, an encouragement to walk joyfully along the path of duty. Grant, above all, O Virgin Mary, that the study of thy mysteries may form in my soul, little by little, a luminous atmosphere, pure, strengthening and fragrant, which may penetrate my understanding, my will, my heart, my memory, my imagination, my whole being. So shall I acquire the habit of praying while I work, without the aid of formal prayers, by interior acts of admiration and of supplication, or by aspirations of love. I ask this of thee, O Queen of the Holy Rosary, through St. Dominic, thy son of predilection, the renowned preacher of thy mysteries, and the faithful imitator of thy virtues. Amen.

Saturday Low Masses scheduled for August at St. Vincent de Paul (DC)

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered on each of the remaining Saturdays of August 2014 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Washington’s Navy Yard neighborhood.

Low Mass will be offered at 7:00 am on August 9, 16, and 23, and at noon on August 30.  These Masses will appear on our seven-day schedule.

St. Vincent de Paul Church is located at 14 M Street SE, one block north of Nationals Park and one-half block west of the Half Street / Ballpark exit from the Navy Yard station on Metrorail’s Green Line.

Fr. Zuhlsdorf to speak at Juventutem Louisville spiritual conference

Father John T. Zuhlsdorf, author of Fr. Z’s Blog, will be the speaker at a spiritual conference to be hosted by Juventutem Louisville at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 639 S. Shelby Street, Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The event will feature three talks by Fr. Zuhlsdorf and a question-and-answer session, and will be highlighted by a traditional Solemn High Mass at 11:30 am.  Lunch, at a cost of $10 payable in advance, will be catered by FDKY BBQ.

All are welcome to attend this conference; those wishing to join the group for lunch should send payment no later than Friday, August 8, by mail or PayPal.  Please download the conference flier for complete details of the day’s events.

3 weekday morning TLMs scheduled at Annandale St. Michael

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered at 7:15 am on Monday and Wednesday morning and at 7:00 am on Saturday morning of this week at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale, by parochial vicar Rev. Fr. Richard Carr.

The feast of St. Dominic, Confessor, will be celebrated on Monday, August 4.  On Wednesday, August 6, the mass of the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord will be offered, while the Mass of August 9 will be that of Our Lady on Saturday with commemoration of St. Romanus.

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

Fr. Logan to offer Sunday TLM at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered August 3 at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  Fr. Aidan Logan OCSO, Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of the Military Services, will celebrate the Mass of the Eighth 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.