HELP WANTED: New England spiritual center seeking resident Traditional priest

Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire, is losing their resident priest, who has been with them the last almost five years. They are looking for another priest to fill that role as soon as possible.

The center in southern New Hampshire is the hub of a small group of religious brothers, sisters, and traditional Catholic lay faithful (200+ on Sundays). They have a small school, too, and do some publishing, such as the Catholicism.org web site.

Interested priests who are able to offer the traditional Latin Mass are asked to call or send inquiries to Brother André Marie:

Email: bam@catholicism.org
Office: 603-239-6485
Mobile: 603-762-2148

St. Jean Eudes, to whom Saint Benedict Center's Religious, laity, and friends are praying to find a priest

St. John Eudes, to whom the Religious, laity, and friends of St. Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire, are praying to find a priest

Prayers to Find a Priest
O Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, please speedily send us a priest who will serve our sacramental needs in accordance with the Holy Will of God, and who will be a boon to the apostolate of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Center, our School, and all our families.

Let us Pray
O God, Who didst wondrously inflame blessed John, Thy Confessor, to promote the public worship of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and through him didst will to found new religious families in Thy Church: grant, we beseech Thee, that we who venerate his merits may also be taught by the example of his virtues, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. (Oration from the Feast of St. John Eudes: August 19)
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for us!
Saint John Eudes, Pray for us!

Note: The religious are offering these prayers in their houses along with their regular spiritual exercises. They ask individuals and families to join them in these prayers. Uniting them, for instance, to the family Rosary would be an excellent idea.

Fr. Carr to offer Traditional Mass on Wednesday, Saturday

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

On Wednesday, August 19, Low Mass of the Feast of St. John Eudes will be offered.  On Saturday, February 22, Low Mass of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be offered.

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.

A novena litany in honor of St. Louis IX, King of France

On Tuesday, August 25, the feast of St. Louis IX, King of France, is celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church. Legendary for piety, justice, and charity, Louis is the patron saint of France, hairdressers, and lacemakers.

A visit on the patronal feast day to a church such as St. Louis Church in Alexandria, 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.

Another commendable practice would be the recitation of this litany from the Catholicism.about.com website on each of the nine days up to and including the feast day on August 10:

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, . . .
Saint Louis of France, . . .
Saint Louis, scion of devout parents, . . .
Saint Louis, constant protector of the children of God, . . .
Saint Louis, steadfast teacher of piety, . . .
Saint Louis, true model of Christian virtue, . . .
Saint Louis, faithful confessor of the living Christ, . . .
Saint Louis, kingly bearer of humiliations, . . .
Saint Louis, staunch defender of the glorified Christ, . . .
Saint Louis, true martyr of the flesh by mortification, . . .
Saint Louis, detester of worldly pride and honor, . . .
Saint Louis, saviour of souls, . . .
Saint Louis, ardent lover of God, . . .
Saint Louis, kind friend of enemies, . . .
Saint Louis, rapt in prayer to God, . . .
Saint Louis, hope of sinners, . . .
Saint Louis, giver of gifts, . . .
Saint Louis, founder of charitable institutions for the afflicted, . . .
Saint Louis, generous giver of alms, . . .
Saint Louis, lavish dispenser of riches, . . .
Saint Louis, guard of the holy places of pilgrimage, . . .
Saint Louis, detester of immoderate people, . . .
Saint Louis, protector of widows and orphans, . . .
Saint Louis, defender of the sepulchre of Our Lord Jesus Christ, . . .
Saint Louis, victor over the Saracens, . . .
Saint Louis, protector of those in pagan slavery, . . .
Saint Louis, converter of unbelievers to the Christian faith, . . .
Saint Louis, visitor of hospitals and dispenser of favors to the infirm, . . .
Saint Louis, healer of the sick, . . .
Saint Louis, intercessor and patron of the French King, . . .
Saint Louis, from whom those who flee to thee obtain the infallible help of God, . . .
Saint Louis, at whose request divers diseases are miraculously cured, pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Our Father (secretly). Hail Mary (secretly).

℣. Pray for us, Saint Louis:
℟. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O Lord, King of kings, Jesus Christ, Who didst love Saint Louis and didst lead him into the heavenly Kingdom: grant that by his intercession and good works, we may participate in his glory for all eternity. Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

Msgr. Smith to offer Sunday Traditional Mass at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered this Sunday, August 16, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Reverend Monsignor K. Bartholomew Smith, pastor of St. Bernadette parish in Four Corners, will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Twelfth 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.

McLean St. John to celebrate Assumption Missa Cantata Saturday at noon

A Missa Cantata for the Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Church in McLean on Saturday, August 15, at noon. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

St. John the Beloved Church is located at 6420 Linway Terrace in McLean, near the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Birch Road, and offers ample free parking.

Alexandria St. Lawrence announces Saturday afternoon Assumption TLM

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) for the Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated at St. Lawrence the Martyr Church in Alexandria at 12:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, August 15. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

St. Lawrence the Martyr Church is located at 6222 Franconia Road, about three quarters of a mile south of the Capital Beltway (Interstate 95/495), and offers ample free parking.

Saturday morning Assumption TLM set at Washington Old St. Mary’s

A Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated at St. Mary Mother of God Church in Washington on Saturday morning, August 15. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown, two blocks from the Gallery Place / Chinatown station on Metrorail’s Red and Green Lines and about a 15-minute walk from the Metro Center station on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines.

Assumption TLM scheduled Saturday afternoon at Fairfax St. Leo

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) for the Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated at St. Leo the Great Church in Fairfax at 1:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, August 15. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

St. Leo the Great Church is located at 3700 Old Lee Highway, between U.S. Route 50 and Main Street in Fairfax. Ample free parking is available.

D.C. St. Francis de Sales announces Assumption TLM

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) in observance of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated in the convent chapel of Washington’s St. Francis de Sales Church this coming Saturday morning, August 15, at 8:00 am. Reverend Father Brian Sanderfoot will be the celebrant of the Mass.

St. Francis de Sales Church is located at 2015 Rhode Island Avenue NE, about a mile from Catholic University and from the Brookland station of Metrorail’s Red Line. The convent in the chapel of which Mass will be celebrated is located at the rear of the parking lot, immediately inside and to the right of the parking lot entrance from St. Francis de Sales Place NE.

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

Three Traditional Masses to be offered this week by Fr. Carr

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

  • Monday, August 10, 7:00 am: Feast of St. Lawrence (Low Mass)
  • Wednesday, August 12, 7:00 am: Feast of St. Clare (Low Mass)
  • Saturday, August 15, 10:00 am: Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Sung 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.