Continuing the restoration of an Advent tradition that had fallen into disuse after Vatican II with the abandonment of the Traditional Latin Mass, a candlelit Rorate Mass will be offered at 6:30 am this coming Saturday morning, December 16, at the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus in Baltimore.
Because no interior lighting other than candles will be in use during the Mass, those interested in the day’s Lesson and Gospel are advised to review them beforehand. A donation page has been set up on the Shrine’s website for those wishing to contribute candles for the Mass. After the Rorate Mass, there will be a potluck meal in the church basement.
The Shrine is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Street parking will be available; no parking-meter fees are charged before 8:00 am.