Baltimore St. Alphonsus sets patronal feast TLM for Wednesday evening 8/2

In observance of the feast day of the parish’s patron saint, a Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at 7:00 pm this Wednesday evening, August 2, at the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore. Reverend Father Joel Kiefer fssp, St. Alphonsus’ newly installed pastor, will be the celebrant of the Mass, which has been added to our seven-day schedule.

A visit to any church on its patronal feast day, accompanied by the recitation of one Our Father and the Creed, is enriched with a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions.

The National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Parking is available nearby in metered spaces, on surface lots, and in garages. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 pmMTA bus service runs frequently on Saratoga Street and on nearby Cathedral Street.

Daily Traditional Mass to begin Tuesday at Baltimore St. Alphonsus

Beginning this Tuesday, August 1, the regularly scheduled 7:00 am Mass at the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore will be a Traditional Latin Low Mass. The introduction of the TLM at the weekday morning Mass was announced this morning by Reverend Father William Spacek, whose term as interim parish administrator ends July 31.

The 7:00 am Traditional Mass will be offered by incoming pastor Reverend Father Joel Kiefer of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. For the time being, it is anticipated that the regularly scheduled 12:10 pm weekday Mass will continue to be an English Novus Ordo offered by a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Also, the faithful are reminded that this Wednesday, August 2, is the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, the parish’s patron. A visit to any church on its patronal feast day, accompanied by the recitation of one Our Father and the Creed, is enriched with a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions.

The National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Parking is available nearby in metered spaces, on surface lots, and in garages. There is no charge for street parking before 8:00 am on weekdays; however, motorists are cautioned not to park on the south side of Saratoga Street, or on Park Avenue north of Saratoga Street, during weekday morning rush hours from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. MTA bus service runs frequently on Saratoga Street and on nearby Cathedral Street.

Benedict Francis de Sales sets patronal feast TLM for Thursday evening 1/29

To celebrate the traditional feast day of the parish’s patron saint, the Traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 29, by Reverend Father Kevin Cusick at St. Francis de Sales Church, 7185 Benedict Avenue, Benedict, Maryland. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

Immediately following Mass, Juventutem will sponsor a gaudeamus reception in the parish rectory. All Mass attendees are welcome to attend and to bring a food item to the reception.

St. Francis de Sales Church is located in Charles County 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.