Georgetown TLM scheduled Friday at Copley Crypt Chapel

The Georgetown Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) Community announces that a Missa Cantata will be offered Friday, October 17, at 6:00 pm in Copley Crypt Chapel at Georgetown University.  Father Stephen Fields, S.J., will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.

Copley Crypt Chapel is located at the rear of Copley Hall, immediately to the north of Healy Hall on the main campus of Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington.

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.

Inquiries for further information may be directed to karl.info@verizon.net.

 

Three weekday Traditional Masses to be offered by Fr. Carr

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

  • Monday, October 13, 7:15 am
    Feast of St. Edward the Confessor
  • Tuesday, October 14, 7:15 am
    Feast of St. Callistus, Martyr
  • Saturday, October 18, 7:00 am
    Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist

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.

Fr. McDonell to offer Missa Cantata Sunday at Silver Spring

A Missa Cantata with choir will be offered this Sunday, October 13, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Father Clint McDonell of the Archdiocese of Detroit will be the celebrant of the Mass of the 18th Sunday after Pentecost.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m.

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

Our Lady’s Center schedules Tuesday evening TLM, potluck

On Tuesday, October 14, at 6:30 pm, a Low Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady’s Center, 3301 Rogers Avenue, Ellicott City, Maryland. The celebrant of the Mass will be Father Marc Lanoue, associate pastor of the parish of St. John the Evangelist in Severna Park, Maryland.  A potluck dinner will follow in the Center’s conference room.

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

Mass of O.L. of the Rosary to be offered Tuesday morning by Fr. Carr

A Low Mass of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary will be offered at 7:15 am this Tuesday morning, October 7, at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale, by Father Richard Carr.

Please note that this Mass is scheduled at the discretion of the celebrant, and is not part of the parish’s published Mass calendar. It has been added to our seven-day schedule.

St. Vincent Archabbey sets October 18 Requiem Mass for Brother Nathan

A Requiem High Mass for Brother Nathan Cochran OSB, who passed from this life in early Summer 2014, will be offered at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

From New Liturgical Movement:

Br. Nathan was a monk of the Archabbey, where he taught art and music at [St. Vincent] college, and served as curator and director for over 20 years at The Saint Vincent Gallery. He is most known for his works as the Canadian and U.S.A. Delegate for the Kaiser-Karl-Gebetsliga für den Völkerfreiden (Emperor Karl League of Prayers for Peace Among the Nations). He worked at Vatican City as the special secretary for the Beatification of Emperor Karl I of Austria. He received the Signum Memoriae Civilian Medal of Honor from H.I.R.H. Otto von Habsburg, Archduke and Crown Prince of Austria and King of Hungary; it was the first time the medal had been bestowed since 1898, and was presented in honor of Archduke Otto’s 95th birthday.

The celebrant of the Mass will be Father Cyprian Constantine OSB. Mass will be sung by the Schola Cantorum of Holy Family, Latrobe, Pa., directed by Father Stephen Concordia OSB.

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Msgr. Smith to offer Sunday Traditional Mass at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered this Sunday, October 5, 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 17th 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.

What’s wrong with the world? A meditation for the Maternity of Our Lady

Posed with the above question, the English journalist and Catholic convert and apologist G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) is famously said to have replied, simply, “I am.”  And cannot each of us, his successors in faith, own up to a similar shortcoming?

Fortunately, as Christians, we can have recourse to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, before her Son, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to the graces she is privileged to dispense if we will but ask for them.  In anticipation of the October 11 feast of the Maternity of Our Lady, the following prayer, promulgated in 1886 by Pope Leo XIII and formerly indulgenced, would be a worthy one to offer during a novena on each of the nine days beginning this Friday, October 3.

Prayer to Our Lady, Mother of Divine Providence

O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of Divine Providence, take possession of my soul with all the fullness of thy favor and protection. Govern thou my life, and direct it along the way of virtue to the fulfillment of the divine will. Do thou obtain for me the pardon of my sins; be my refuge, my protection, my defense, my guide in the pilgrimage of this life; console me in afflictions, sustain me in dangers, and in the storms of adversity afford me the security of thy guardianship.

Obtain for me, O Mary, the renewal of my heart within me, so that it may become the holy dwelling place of thy divine Son Jesus; remove far from me, weak and miserable as I am, every kind of sin, negligence, sloth, timidity and human respect; entirely expel from me pride, vain glory, self-love, and all other earthly affections which hinder the efficacy of thy patronage. O sweetest Mother of Providence, turn thy maternal regard upon me, and if through frailty or malice I have provoked the menaces of the eternal Judge and embittered the most Sacred Heart of my loving Jesus, do thou throw over me the mantle of thy protection, and I shall be safe.

Thou art the watchful Mother, the Virgin of forgiveness, and my hope on earth; oh, grant that I may have thee for the Mother of Glory in Heaven.

Hail Mary . . . (3 times).

Although a specific indulgence no longer applies to the above prayer, a visit on the patronal feast day to a parish church such as that of St. Mary Mother of God in Chinatown, accompanied by the recitation of one Our Father and the Creed, is enriched with a plenary indulgence. Note that all plenary indulgences require sacramental confession, Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff, and the absence of any attachment to sin whether mortal or venial.