St. Thomas Apostle to conduct traditional Holy Saturday Tenebrae

A traditional Holy Saturday choral celebration of Tenebrae will be held at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church on Saturday morning, April 4, at 9:00 am. The service will include the traditional morning offices of Matins and Lauds sung in Gregorian chant.

The Oratorian Church of St. Thomas Apostle is located at 2665 Woodley Road NW in Woodley Park, one block west on Woodley Road from the Woodley Park Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

Fr. Straub to conduct Good Friday services at Silver Spring

Good Friday services will be held at midday on Friday, April 3, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Reverend Father Jacob Straub of the Diocese of Covington will lead Stations of the Cross at 12:15 pm, followed by the Sacred Liturgy of Good Friday at 1:00 pm. Confessions will be heard beginning at 11:00 am.

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

The spiritual journey of Holy Week

The following excerpt from the writings of St. Andrew of Crete, the theme of a spiritual conference given by Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth at the Oratorian Church of St. Thomas Apostle in Washington on March 28, 2015, is offered as a meditation for Holy Week as we prepare to commemorate the Passion of Our Lord and to renew our baptismal promises at the Vigil Mass of Easter.

Come, together let us ascend Mount Olivet and meet Christ as He returns today from Bethany and advances of His own free choice to His Passion, thus completing the mystery of our salvation. For He comes freely to Jerusalem as He once came from Heaven in order to exalt us with Himself. But He does not come with pomp and circumstance, like a man ascending a throne: He shall not dispute or shout aloud, nor shall anyone hear His voice upraised. He is meek and humble, and goes poorly clad.

Therefore, let us now devote ourselves to the Passion mystery and imitate those who went to meet Him. Ours is not to strew the way with palms but with ourselves, humbled in spirit, upright in mind and will.

Thus we shall receive the Word when He comes, and shall have God for our Guest.

The Word rejoices to come to us as our familiar Friend and to draw us to Himself. He has indeed ascended beyond the heavens and entered into the glory of His Godhead, but His love for mankind does not permit Him to depart from us, for He seeks to make us sharers of His exaltation.

Let us put on His grace, then, or, rather, His very self: As many of you as have been baptized in Christ, have put on Christ. Then we can make of ourselves a path for His feet to tread, and shout each day what the children sang: Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord: the King of Israel.

Fr. Tunink to offer Palm Sunday Traditional Mass at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered Sunday, March 29, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  The celebrant of the Mass of Palm Sunday will be Reverend Father Shawn Tunink of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

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.

Saturday morning of recollection to be held at St. Thomas Apostle

A morning of recollection on the theme “The Journey of Holy Week” will be conducted on Saturday, March 28, at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church.

At 8:30 am, a Sung Mass will be offered, followed by a spiritual conference at 9:45 am. Confessions will be heard beginning at 8:00 am.

The Oratorian Church of St. Thomas Apostle is located at 2665 Woodley Road NW in Woodley Park, one block west on Woodley Road from the Woodley Park Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

Annunciation Sung Mass to be offered Wed. A.M. at St. Thomas Apostle

A Sung Mass celebrating the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be offered at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church on Wednesday morning, March 25, at 7:00 am. Both the ordinary of Mass XVII and propers of the feast day will be sung in Gregorian chant.

The Oratorian Church of St. Thomas Apostle is located at 2665 Woodley Road NW in Woodley Park, one block west on Woodley Road from the Woodley Park Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

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, March 27, at 6:30 pm in Copley Crypt Chapel at Georgetown University. Reverend Father Stephen Fields SJ will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Feast of St. John Damascene.

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.

Our Lady’s Center to host veneration of True Cross relic on March 27

A relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ will be made available for veneration on March 27 at Our Lady’s Center in suburban Baltimore. The relic will be displayed after the Center’s noon and 7:30 pm  Novus Ordo Masses. On each occasion, veneration will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, and Stations of the Cross.

Our Lady’s Center is located at 3301 Rogers Avenue in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian announces Annunciation TLM

A Solemn High Mass in observance of the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated at Washington’s Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Church on Capitol Hill this coming Wednesday evening, March 25, at 7:30 pm. Reverend Father Jacob Straub will be the celebrant of the Mass. Music will be provided by the choir and schola of St. Luke’s Ordinariate Community.

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

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Three Traditional Masses to be offered by Fr. Carr

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

  • Monday, March 23, 7:00 am
    Monday in Passion Week
  • Wednesday, March 25, 9:30 am
    (note the midmorning start time)
    Feast of the Annunciation
  • Saturday, March 28, 7:00 am
    Saturday in Passion Week
    Commemoration of St. John of Capistrano

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.