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

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

  • Monday, September 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Low Mass)
  • Tuesday, September 15: Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Low Mass)
  • Saturday, September 19: St. Januarius and Companions (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.

Lauda, Jerusalem! Charles Town Canons to celebrate two ordinations in October

On Saturday morning, October 17, at 10:00 am, two brothers of the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem will join the Very Reverend Prior Daniel Augustine Oppenheimer CRNJ as priests of the Charles Town, West Virginia, monastic community.

Dom John Berchmans Tonkin CRNJ and Dom Alban Baker CRNJ will be ordained to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ at the hands of the Right Reverend Athanasius Schneider ORC, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, during a traditional Mass of Ordination in the presence and with the approval of their Ordinary, the Most Reverend Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston. The ordinations will be celebrated at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 49 Crosswinds Drive, Charles Town. A reception will follow.

On each of the two days following, a public First Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by one of the new ordinands at the Priory of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 301 South George Street, Charles Town. Dom John Berchmans will celebrate a First Mass on Sunday morning, October 18, at 10:15 am. On Monday evening, October 19, Dom Alban will celebrate a First Mass at 7:30 pm.

Fr. Tunink to offer Missa Cantata at Silver Spring

A Missa Cantata with choir will be offered Sunday, September 13, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Reverend Father Shawn Tunink of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, will be the celebrant of the Mass of the 16th 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. Old St. John is the home of Our Lady Queen of Poland & St. Maximilian Kolbe parish, which this week welcomes its new pastor, Reverend Father Jerzy (George) Frydrych, S.Ch.  Fr. George comes to Our Lady Queen of Poland from St. Maximilian Kolbe parish in San Diego after previous assignments in San Francisco and Houston.

TLM, recollection set for Monday afternoon at Lourdes Chapel

On Monday afternoon, September 14, at 4:00 pm, a Missa Cantata for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross will be offered at Lourdes Chapel of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington.



The Mass will be celebrated by Reverend Father Brian Sanderfoot, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church in Northeast Washington, who will offer a recollection afterward, “What Does Active Participation in the Extraordinary Form Mean?” A social gathering will conclude the afternoon’s events, which are sponsored by Juventutem DC and are open to all.

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

Georgetown TLM scheduled Friday evening at Copley Crypt Chapel

The Georgetown Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) Community announces that a Missa Cantata will be offered Friday, September 11, at 6:00 pm in Copley Crypt Chapel at Georgetown University in memory of all those killed in the terrorist attacks on that date in 2001.

This Mass is being added to our seven-day schedule. Note that all masses in the Fall 2015 semester will be scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm.

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.

Marian reception to follow Tuesday evening TLM at Alexandria St. Rita

The Legion of Mary at St. Rita of Cascia Church in Alexandria announces that, immediately following Tuesday evening’s 7:30 pm Traditional Latin Mass at St. Rita’s, they will be sponsoring a reception in honor of the Nativity of Mary. All are welcome to attend.

St. Rita of Cascia Church is located at 3815 Russell Road, just off Mount Vernon Avenue at the north end of the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria. Ample free parking is available.

Fr. Carr to offer Traditional Mass on Tuesday, Saturday

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

On Tuesday morning, September 8, Mass of the Feast of the Nativity of Mary will be offered. Mass of the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary will be offered on Saturday morning, September 12.

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 prayer in honor of St. Cyprian

On Wednesday, September 16, the feast of St. Cyprian is celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church. A pagan magician who converted to Christianity and became a bishop in North Africa, he promulgated the doctrine of the apostolic primacy of the Pope as occupant of the chair of Peter. Refusing under duress to renounce the Faith, St. Cyprian won the palm of martyrdom in ad 258 during the persecution conducted under the Roman emperor Valerian.

A visit on the patronal feast day to a church such as Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian on Capitol Hill in Washington, 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 prayer attributed to St. Cyprian from the MyCatholicSource website on each of the nine days up to and including the feast day on September 16:

Good God, may we confess your name to the end; may we emerge unmarked and glorious from the traps and darkness of this world. As you have bound us together by charity and peace, and as together we have persevered under persecution, so may we also rejoice together in your heavenly kingdom. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Pater, Ave, Gloria)

Georgetown TLM Community releases Fall schedule of Masses

The Georgetown Traditional Latin Mass Community has released its schedule of Masses for the Fall 2015 semester.  All Masses will be offered on Friday evenings at 6:00 pm beginning this Friday, September 11, and will be accompanied by a Gregorian student schola.

Masses will be offered on the following Fridays.

  • September 11: Requiem Mass for those killed on this day in 2001
  • September 18: St. Joseph of Cupertino, Confessor
  • October 16: St. Hedwig, Widow
  • October 30: Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart for Friday
  • November 13: St. Didacus, Confessor
  • November 20: St. Felix of Valois, Confessor
  • December 4: Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart for First Friday

All Masses are offered in Copley Crypt Chapel of the North American Martyrs, located at the rear of Copley Hall directly north of Healy Hall on the main campus of Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington.