Fr. Carr to offer Easter Saturday TLM

Low Mass of Easter Saturday in the Extraordinary Form will be offered at 7:00 am on April 2 by Reverend Father Richard Carr at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale.

Please note that this Mass is scheduled at the discretion of the celebrant, and is not part of the parish’s published Mass calendar. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

The infinite value of the Holy Sacrifice

From the writings of Passionist Father Ignatius of the Side of Jesus (1801-1844), whose devotion and zeal helped to spark the restoration of the Catholic Faith in early nineteenth-century England:

The Church can count about twenty million martyrs, who, by shedding their blood for the Faith, have become so many victims immolated to the living God. What an honor would the voluntary sacrifice of all creatures put together give to God! Yet, all these acts of religion, and a hundred others still more perfect, and offered by the noblest of creatures, would not bear a comparison with the excellence of the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon our altars. God is more honored by one single Mass than He could be by all the actions of Angels and of men, no matter how fervent, perfect, or heroic they might be. The spotless Victim that is offered in Sacrifice is of merit proportional to the Majesty to whom it is offered. Has God been offended? Do we need new assistance? Do we groan under the tyranny of our passions? Do we languish under oppressive and painful disease? Do we wish to thank God for His benefits? Have we to satisfy His justice? We find abundantly in this Sacrifice wherewith to supply all our necessities, satisfy all our duties, and pay all our debts. The Mass is a universal remedy, the tree of life and immortality. God receives here the homage of the beloved Son in whom He is well pleased. Here is a Victim which disarms Divine wrath. This is a Sacrifice of propitiation which cannot fail of being acceptable. We, by uniting ourselves to Our Lord, who is here in the quality of Mediator between us and His Father, immolate ourselves with Him; and the joining of our prayers with His mediation enhances their value immensely, and their acceptance in the sight of God.

The School of Jesus Crucified

Easter Monday High Mass, potluck set at Our Lady’s Center

On Monday evening, March 28, at 6:30 pm, High Mass of Easter Monday 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. Everyone is invited to attend.

Reverend Father Joseph Langan, associate pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in the Fullerton neighborhood of Baltimore, will be the celebrant. A schola will provide musical accompaniment. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

Fr. Czarnota to offer Easter Missa Cantata at Silver Spring

A Missa Cantata with schola will be offered Sunday morning, March 25, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. The celebrant of the Mass of Easter 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.

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, March 26, at 10:00 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. Markey to conduct Good Friday services at Silver Spring

Good Friday services will be held at midday on Friday, March 25, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Reverend Father Greg Markey of the Diocese of Bridgeport will lead Stations of the Cross at 11:30 am, followed by the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death at 12:30 pm. Confessions will be heard beginning at 10:30 am.  UPDATED: Because of time constraints, there will be no opportunities for Confession that morning.

A second collection will be taken up for the Holy Land.

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

Fr. Langevin to offer Dominican Rite Mass on Palm Sunday at Silver Spring

A Low Mass in the Traditional Dominican Rite will be offered Sunday, March 20, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. The celebrant of the Mass of Palm Sunday will be Reverend Father Dominic Langevin OP, Instructor in Systematic Theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 am. Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 am. A second collection will be taken up for Easter flowers for Old St. John’s Church.

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

St. Joseph’s Day Morning of Recollection to be conducted Saturday at St. Thomas Apostle

The Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri in Washington will conduct a Morning of Recollection at St. Thomas Apostle Church in Woodley Park on the Feast of St. Joseph, Saturday, March 19.

Saturday morning’s program includes the following events:

  • Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form at 8:30 am, with an opportunity for Confession beginning at 8:00 am
  • Breakfast in the Parish Hall at 9:30 am
  • A spiritual conference in the Parish Hall at 10:00 am
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (with an opportunity for Confession) at 10:45 am
  • Benediction at 11:45 am
  • Mass in the Ordinary Form at noon, followed by the Perpetual Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

All are welcome to attend. There is no charge for any of the day’s events.

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

Missa Cantata for St. Joseph feast day set for Saturday morning at Annandale St. Michael

A Missa Cantata for the Feast of St. Joseph will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 19, at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

St. Michael Church is located off Ravensworth Road about a half mile south of Little River Turnpike, about three quarters of a mile inside the Beltway, and offers ample free parking.

Georgetown TLM scheduled Friday evening at Copley Crypt Chapel

The Georgetown Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) Community announces that a Missa Cantata for the Vigil of the Feast of St. Joseph will be offered Friday evening, March 18, at 6:00 pm in Copley Crypt Chapel at Georgetown University. This Mass is being added to our seven-day schedule.

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.