Corpus Christi Mass, devotions set for Thursday at Benedict St. Francis de Sales

A Solemn High Mass and eucharistic devotions will be celebrated this Thursday, May 31, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Benedict, Maryland.

Eucharistic Adoration will begin at 9:00 am Thursday morning and continue throughout the day, including a Holy Hour of Reparation at noon. A Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 6:00 pm, followed at 7:15 pm with a Eucharistic procession through the town of Benedict and concluding with Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 8:00 pm.

St. Francis de Sales Church is located at 7185 Benedict Avenue in Benedict, Maryland, about 45 minutes to an hour south of the Capital Beltway (I-95/495). Established in 1903, the parish has offered the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday since the first Sunday of Advent 1989.

Missa Cantata for Seven Sorrows of Mary set at Clifton St. Andrew

A Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated at 7:00 pm this Thursday evening, September 15, at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton, Virginia.

Holy Mass will be preceded by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by Rosary, Novena and Benediction beginning at 6:30 pm. Confession will be available from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Adoration will continue after Mass from 8:00 to 9:00 pm.

St. Andrew the Apostle Church is located just north of Compton Road (Virginia State Route 658) about a mile east of Centreville Road (Virginia State Route 28). Ample free parking is available.

Missa Solemnis for Feast of St. Dominic set at Clifton St. Andrew

A Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated at 7:00 pm this Thursday evening, August 4, at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton, Virginia. Parochial vicar Reverend Father Joseph Bergida will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Feast of St. Dominic. Father Bergida will be assisted by Reverend Father Christopher Mould, pastor of St. Andrew’s, as deacon, and Reverend Father Paul Scalia, Bishop’s Delegate for Clergy in the Diocese of Arlington, as subdeacon.

Holy Mass will be preceded by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by Rosary, Novena and Benediction beginning at 6:30 pm. Confession will be available from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Adoration will continue after Mass from 8:30 to 9:00 pm.

Enrollment in the Angelic Warfare Confraternity, a Dominican apostolate devoted to purity and chastity, will be offered at 8:30 pm in the St. Padre Pio Room.

St. Andrew the Apostle Church is located just north of Compton Road (Virginia State Route 658) about a mile east of Centreville Road (Virginia State Route 28). Ample free parking is available.

St. Barnabus 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. Barnabus, Apostle, Saturday, June 11.

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 9:45 am
  • A spiritual conference in the Parish Hall at 10:15 am
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (with an opportunity for Confession) at 11:00 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.

Oratorians, FSSP seminarians to celebrate Vespers and Benediction Sunday at St. Thomas Apostle

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, will conduct their weekly service of Solemn Vespers and Benediction in the Extraordinary Form this Sunday, June 5, at 4:00 pm.

The liturgy will be conducted by Oratorian and secular associate clergy led by community Moderator Reverend Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, accompanied this week by visiting seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). Assistance to the clergy and seminarians will be provided by the Brothers of the Little Oratory led by Brother Rector Jeff Bedia. Choral accompaniment will be provided by the Vespers schola of St. Thomas Apostle Church directed by Vincent Bury. The public is encouraged to attend and to join in the singing of the traditional evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office.

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

St. Thomas Apostle, home of Sunday EF Vespers, to offer Missa Solemnis for Epiphany

A Solemn High Mass will be offered for the Feast of the Epiphany at 7:00 pm this Wednesday evening, January 6, at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church. Once a holy day of obligation in the United States, Epiphany celebrates the discovery of the Christ Child by the Magi and is the traditional close of the season of Christmastide in the Roman Catholic Church.

Every Sunday at 4:00 pm, the office of Vespers is celebrated at St. Thomas Apostle by the Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri according to the 1961 Roman Breviary. The service, sung entirely in Gregorian chant, is one of the few weekly public celebrations of the traditional Office on the Eastern Seaboard. Everyone interested in participating is encouraged to assist in the preparation of the music beginning at 3:30 pm. After Vespers, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed briefly for adoration and Benediction.

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

Solemn Vespers to mark St. Philip Neri quincentenary Wednesday

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Oratory founder St. Philip Neri with Solemn Vespers and Benediction in the Extraordinary Form this Wednesday, July 22, at 7:00 pm.

 

The liturgy will be conducted by the Oratorian Fathers and secular associate clergy led by community Moderator Reverend Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, with the assistance of the Brothers of the Little Oratory led by Brother Rector Jeff Bedia. Choral accompaniment will be provided by the Vespers schola of St. Thomas Apostle Church (Dr. Candy Bartoldus, director), along with the men’s schola of Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church directed by David Sullivan. The public is encouraged to attend and to join in the singing of the traditional evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

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

After July 19 hiatus, Sunday Vespers to resume July 26 at D.C. Oratory

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, have announced that, after a one-week break on Sunday, July 19, the Community will resume public celebration of Solemn Vespers and Benediction on Sunday afternoons the following week.

Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office, will not be conducted on the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 19, but will resume each Sunday at 4:00 pm beginning on Sunday, July 26.  The service, sung entirely in Gregorian chant, is believed to be the only such weekly public celebration of the traditional Office on the Eastern Seaboard.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to assist in the preparation of the music beginning at 3:30 pm. After Vespers, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed briefly for adoration and Benediction.

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

After Trinity hiatus, Sunday Vespers to resume June 7 at D.C. Oratory

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, have announced that, after a one-week break for Trinity Sunday, the Community will resume public celebration of Solemn Vespers and Benediction on Sunday afternoons the following week.

Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office, will not be conducted on Trinity Sunday, May 31, but will resume each Sunday at 4:00 pm beginning on Sunday, June 7.  The service, sung entirely in Gregorian chant, is believed to be the only such weekly public celebration of the traditional Office on the Eastern Seaboard.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to assist in the preparation of the music beginning at 3:30 pm. After Vespers, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed briefly for adoration and Benediction.

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

After Ascension hiatus, Sunday Vespers to resume May 24 at D.C. Oratory

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, have announced that, after a one-week break for the Sunday after the Ascension, the Community will resume public celebration of Solemn Vespers and Benediction on Sunday afternoons the following week.

Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office, will not be conducted on the Sunday after the Ascension, May 17, but will resume each Sunday at 4:00 pm beginning on Sunday, May 24.  The service, sung entirely in Gregorian chant, is believed to be the only such weekly public celebration of the traditional Office on the Eastern Seaboard.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to assist in the preparation of the music beginning at 3:30 pm. After Vespers, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed briefly for adoration and Benediction.

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