Msgr. Smith to offer Sunday Traditional Mass at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered this Sunday, September 6, 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 15th 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.

A couple of updates to the site

In response to the kind requests of our readers, we have added a new page of Masses that are offered outside of the immediate commuting area (which we define as within one hour of the Capital Beltway).

You are invited to submit a request via the (also new) event news page if you’d like us to add a Mass that you don’t see on our lists, or if you’d like to share any other traditional-liturgy-related event of interest to our readers.

Alexandria St. Rita to inaugurate First Friday Traditional Mass

The parish of St. Rita of Cascia in Alexandria has announced that a Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at 8:00 am on the First Friday of each month beginning this Friday, September 4. This monthly Mass, which is in addition to the Tuesday and Thursday evening traditional Masses now offered weekly at St. Rita’s, will be added to our seven-day schedule.

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, and offers ample free parking.

St. John the Baptist: our patron and exemplar for the coming trials

Here is a sermon preached at the Church of St. Thomas Apostle in Washington, D.C., by Reverend Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri on the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, August 29, 2015.


We thank Brother Rector Jeff Bedia of the Little Oratory for the link and the illustration by Caravaggio.