Three Traditional Masses to be offered by Fr. Carr

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

  • Monday, June 1, 7:00 am: Feast of St. Angela Merici (Low Mass)
  • Friday, June 5, 6:30 pm: Feast of St. Boniface (Low Mass)
  • Saturday, June 6, 7:00 am: Feast of St. Norbert (Low Mass)

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.

Corpus Christi High Mass, procession set at Washington Old St. Mary’s

A sung High Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church.

The Mass, which has been added to our seven-day schedule, will be followed by a Eucharistic procession. Readers are reminded that the feast day also coincides with the monthly first-Thursday worldwide Eucharistic novena for the 2015 Synod on the Family.

St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown.

Fr. Czarnota to offer Missa Cantata at Silver Spring

A Missa Cantata with choir will be offered May 31 at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  The celebrant of the Mass of Trinity Sunday will be Reverend Father Paul Czarnota of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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.

After Trinity hiatus, Sunday Vespers to resume June 7 at D.C. Oratory

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, have announced that, after a one-week break for Trinity Sunday, the Community will resume public celebration of Solemn Vespers and Benediction on Sunday afternoons the following week.

Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office, will not be conducted on Trinity Sunday, May 31, but will resume each Sunday at 4:00 pm beginning on Sunday, June 7.  The service, sung entirely in Gregorian chant, is believed to be the only such weekly public celebration of the traditional Office on the Eastern Seaboard.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to assist in the preparation of the music beginning at 3:30 pm. After Vespers, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed briefly for adoration and Benediction.

St. Thomas Apostle Church is located at 2665 Woodley Road in Woodley Park, one block up from the Woodley Road Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

Fr. Carr to offer Traditional Mass on Wednesday, Saturday

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

On Wednesday morning, May 27, Low Mass of Ember Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost will be offered. Low Mass of Ember Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost will be offered at 6:50 am on Saturday morning, May 30; note the earlier start time because of the extra readings for Ember Saturday.

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.

Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian announces Pentecost Saturday TLM

A Solemn High Mass in observance of the Ember Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost will be celebrated at Washington’s Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Church on Capitol Hill this coming Saturday morning, May 30, at 9:00 am. Reverend Father James Bradley will be the homilist of the Mass. The mass will include both propers and Ordinary in Gregorian chant.

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

Fr. Dufresne to offer Traditional Mass on Wednesday, Saturday

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered this week at 6:00 pm on Wednesday evening, May 27, and at 7:00 am on Saturday morning, May 30, by Reverend Father David Dufresne at St. Leo the Great Church, 3700 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

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.

How to hear Mass well (part 2)

This is the second in a series of excerpts from an article written around the year 1800 by Reverend Father Leonard Gossine and republished in the March 31, 2015, issue of The Remnant:

[W]e must hear Mass in a three-fold manner. First, by remembering at the beginning of the Mass, that we ourselves should be the offering of reconciliation to God’s justice, but that Jesus, the Son of God, out of infinite love, gave Himself to us as an offering by which we become reconciled with His Father, perfectly glorify and thank Him; and though the priest stands alone at the altar, alone speaking, and with his hands offers the sacrifice, we must unite ourselves with him and offer the sacrifice with him. The first manner of hearing Mass is to perform the sacrifice with the priest, doing as far as we can, in spirit, that which he does, remembering that we have met not only to hear Mass, but at the same time to perform and offer the sacrifice with the priest.

To be continued…

Fr. Straub to offer his final Sunday Traditional Mass at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered this Sunday, May 24, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Reverend Father Jacob Straub of the Diocese of Covington will be the celebrant for the Mass of Pentecost Sunday, which will be his last Sunday Mass offered at the Silver Spring congregation.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 am.  Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 am. After Mass, attendees will have the opportunity during the weekly social hour at the rectory to bid farewell to Fr. Straub, who will be returning to Kentucky.

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, May 26, at 6:30 pm, a Low Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady’s Center, 3301 Rogers Avenue, Ellicott City, Maryland. A potluck dinner will follow in the Center’s conference room.

Reverend Father Canisius Tah will be the celebrant. Father Tah, associate pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City, was ordained in June 2014 for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

This Mass is being added to our seven-day schedule.