Blessed Karl of Austria feast day Solemn High Mass set at Old St. Mary’s

A Solemn High Mass for the feast day of Blessed Karl of Austria, Emperor and King, will be offered at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at St. Mary Mother of God Church, 727 5th Street NW, Washington, home of the first shrine dedicated to Blessed Karl in the Washington area.

The celebrant of the Mass will be Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, assisted by deacon Fr. Jacob Straub, subdeacon Fr. Tyron Tomson, and homilist Fr. Richard Mullins.  Music will be provided by St. Mary’s Schola and by the polyphonic choir Musikanten, directed by Kerry Krebill.  A first-class relic of Blessed Karl will be displayed for veneration.

After the Mass a reception will be held at Market-to-Market Café across 5th Street from St. Mary’s.  Speakers at the reception will include His Imperial and Royal Highness, The Prince Imperial of Brazil, Dom Bertrand of Orléans-Braganza; Daniela Petchik, leader of Juventutem DC; and Catholic apologist Raymond de Souza.

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