Ascension Thursday TLM set at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered at 5:00 pm this Thursday afternoon, May 5, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Reverend Father David Friel of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Feast of the Ascension.

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

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

A Low Mass in the Traditional Dominican Rite will be offered Sunday, May 21, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. The celebrant of the Mass of the Fifth Sunday after Easter 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 7:10 to 7:50 am.

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

Fr. Markey to offer his final Sunday TLM at Silver Spring

A Missa Cantata with choir will be offered this Sunday, May 14, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Reverend Father Greg Markey of the Diocese of Bridgeport will be the celebrant for the Mass of the Fourth Sunday after Easter, which will be his last Sunday Mass offered at the Silver Spring congregation.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 am. Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 am. After Mass, attendees will have the opportunity to leave donations and greeting cards in a box at the community room of the rectory for Fr. Markey, who will be returning to Connecticut. At that time attendees may also add their signatures and prayer offerings to a greeting card for Fr. Vincent Rigdon, chaplain of the Silver Spring TLM Congregation, who is celebrating his 40th anniversary of priestly ordination.

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

Msgr. Smith to offer Sunday TLM at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered this Sunday, May 7, 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 Third Sunday after Easter. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 am. Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 am. Fr. George, Pastor, and Our Lady Queen of Poland Parish Congregation extend a full welcome to the Traditional Latin Mass congregation to join with them in celebration of Polish Constitution Day on the church grounds after the noon Polish Mass.

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

Weekly Sunday TLM to begin at Alexandria St. Rita

A weekly Sunday Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at St. Rita of Cascia Church in Alexandria beginning this coming Sunday, May 7, at 9:30 am. These Masses will be in addition to the regular Low Masses that are offered at St. Rita’s on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm.

The Traditional Mass on the first and fourth Sunday of each month will be a Missa Cantata. Low Mass will be offered on the other Sundays. These Masses will appear on our seven-day schedule.

St. Rita of Cascia Church is located at 3815 Russell Road, at the north end of Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood. Ample free parking is available on the church’s lots, which may be entered either from Russell Road or adjacent Mount Vernon Avenue.

Fr. Carr to offer TLM on Monday morning, Friday evening

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered on Monday morning and Friday evenng of this week by Reverend Father Richard Carr at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale.

On Monday morning, May 1, at 6:45 am, Low Mass of the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker will be offered.  Low Mass of the Feast of Pope St. Pius V will be offered at 5:30 pm on Friday evening, May 5.

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.

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

A Low Mass in the Traditional Dominican Rite will be offered Sunday, April 30, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. The celebrant of the Mass of the Second Sunday after Easter 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 7:10 to 7:50 am.

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

Understanding of Truth is more than the practice of a set of rules

From Pope St. John Paul II’s encyclical Fides et Ratio (1984):

The interpretation of sources is a vital task for theology; but another still more delicate and demanding task is the understanding of revealed truth, or the articulation of the intellectus fidei. The intellectus fidei, as I have noted, demands the contribution of a philosophy of being which first of all would enable dogmatic theology to perform its functions appropriately. The dogmatic pragmatism of the early years of this century, which viewed the truths of faith as nothing more than rules of conduct, has already been refuted and rejected;114 but the temptation always remains of understanding these truths in purely functional terms. This leads only to an approach which is inadequate, reductive and superficial at the level of speculation. A Christology, for example, which proceeded solely “from below”, as is said nowadays, or an ecclesiology developed solely on the model of civil society, would be hard pressed to avoid the danger of such reductionism.

If the intellectus fidei wishes to integrate all the wealth of the theological tradition, it must turn to the philosophy of being, which should be able to propose anew the problem of being—and this in harmony with the demands and insights of the entire philosophical tradition, including philosophy of more recent times, without lapsing into sterile repetition of antiquated formulas. Set within the Christian metaphysical tradition, the philosophy of being is a dynamic philosophy which views reality in its ontological, causal and communicative structures. It is strong and enduring because it is based upon the very act of being itself, which allows a full and comprehensive openness to reality as a whole, surpassing every limit in order to reach the One who brings all things to fulfilment.115 In theology, which draws its principles from Revelation as a new source of knowledge, this perspective is confirmed by the intimate relationship which exists between faith and metaphysical reasoning.

114 Cf. Congregation of the Holy Office, Decree Lamentabili (3 July 1907), 26: Acta Apostolicæ Sedis 40 (1907), 473.
115 Cf. John Paul II, Address to the Pontifical Athenaeum “Angelicum” (17 November 1979), 6: Insegnamenti, II, 2 (1979), 1183-1185.

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Annunciation TLM to be celebrated at D.C. St. Francis de Sales

A Low Mass in observance of the Feast of the Annunciation will be celebrated at Washington’s St. Francis de Sales Church this coming Saturday morning, March 25, at 8:00 am. Reverend Father Brian Sanderfoot will be the celebrant of the Mass.

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St. Francis de Sales Church is located at 2015 Rhode Island Avenue NE, about a mile from Catholic University and from the Brookland station of Metrorail’s Red Line. Parking is available in a surface lot behind the church that may be accessed from St. Francis de Sales Place NE.

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

Fr. Markey to offer Sunday TLM at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered this Sunday, March 19, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Reverend Father Greg Markey of the Diocese of Bridgeport will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Third Sunday of Lent. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

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. Ample free parking is available.