Woodbridge St. Elizabeth Ann Seton sets Friday evening TLM

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) for Ember Friday in the Octave of Pentecost will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Woodbridge, Virginia, on Friday, May 20, at 7:00 pm. This Mass is being added to our seven-day schedule.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church is located at 12805 Valleywood Drive in Lake Ridge. Ample free parking is available.

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

A Low Mass in the Traditional Dominican Rite will be offered Sunday, May 15, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. The celebrant of the Mass of Pentecost 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 Catholic Relief Services. All are invited to share coffee and doughnuts after Mass in the downstairs community room of the rectory.

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

Pentecost Missa Solemnis to be celebrated at Silver Spring St. Bernadette

Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, May 15, at St. Bernadette Church in Silver Spring. The vocal group Chantry will sing Palestrina’s Missa “Dum Complerentur” in celebration of Pentecost Sunday. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

St. Bernadette Church is located at 72 University Boulevard East (Maryland State Route 193) in Four Corners, about a half mile north of the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495). Ample free parking is available.

Fr. Carr to offer TLM this Saturday morning

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered at 7:00 am on Saturday morning, May 14, at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale. Reverend Father Richard Carr will celebrate Low Mass for the Vigil of Pentecost.

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.

D.C. St. Francis de Sales announces Assumption TLM

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) in observance of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated in the convent chapel of Washington’s St. Francis de Sales Church this coming Saturday morning, August 15, at 8:00 am. Reverend Father Brian Sanderfoot will be the celebrant of the Mass.

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. The convent in the chapel of which Mass will be celebrated is located at the rear of the parking lot, immediately inside and to the right of the parking lot entrance from St. Francis de Sales Place NE.

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

Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian announces Sacred Heart TLM

A Missa Cantata in observance of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be celebrated at Washington’s Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Church this coming Friday morning, June 12, at 8:00 am. Reverend Father James Bradley will be the celebrant of the Mass.

Both propers and Ordinary will be sung in Gregorian chant. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Church is located at 1357 E. Capitol Street on Capitol Hill.

Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian announces Pentecost Saturday TLM

A Solemn High Mass in observance of the Ember Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost will be celebrated at Washington’s Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Church on Capitol Hill this coming Saturday morning, May 30, at 9:00 am. Reverend Father James Bradley will be the homilist of the Mass. The mass will include both propers and Ordinary in Gregorian chant.

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

Wednesday TLM set at Annandale St. Michael

The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered on Wednesday morning, June 11, at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale, by parochial vicar Rev. Fr. Richard Carr. Low Mass of Ember Wednesday within the Octave of Pentecost will begin at 7:00 am.

Because Fr. Carr will be in attendance at Saturday’s FSSP ordination Mass in Leesburg, there will be no Saturday Low Mass at St. Michael.

Wednesday’s Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

Times and places, all are hers

From a meditation for Pentecost Wednesday in The Liturgical Year, by Dom Prosper Guéranger, tr. Dom Laurence Shepherd OSB (Fitzwilliam, N.H.: Loreto, 2000):

It was necessary that this Church should last for all ages, and that she should traverse the earth in such wise that her name and mission might be known to all nations; in a word, she was to be Catholic, that is, universal, taking in all times and all places. Accordingly, the Holy Ghost made her Catholic. He began by showing her, on the day of Pentecost, to the Jews who had flocked to Jerusalem from the various nations; and when these returned to their respective countries, they took the good tidings with them. He then sent the apostles and disciples into the whole world; and we learn from the writers of those early times, that a century had scarcely elapsed before there were Christians in every portion of the known earth. Since then, the visibility of this holy Church has gone on increasing gradually more and more. If the divine Spirit, in the designs of His justice, permitted her to lose her influence in a nation that had made itself unworthy of the grace, He transferred her to another where she would be obeyed. If, at times, there have been whole countries where she had no footing, it was either because she had previously offered herself to them and they had rejected her, or because the time marked by Providence for her reigning there had not yet come. The history of the Church’s propagation is one long proof of her perpetuity, and of her frequent migrations. Times and places, all are hers; if there be one wherein she is not acknowledged as supreme, she is at least represented by her members; and this prerogative, which has given her the name of Catholic, is one of the grandest of the workings of the Holy Ghost.