D.C. St. Francis de Sales sets Vespers for New Year’s Eve

Solemn Vespers in the Extraordinary Form will be sung at 5:00 pm this Sunday, December 31, at Washington’s St. Francis de Sales Church. At the conclusion of Vespers, the Te Deum will be chanted, gaining all in attendance a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions.

St. Francis de Sales Church is located at 2018 Rhode Island Avenue NE in Washington. Ample free 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.

After Easter hiatus, Sunday Vespers to resume April 12 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 Easter, 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 Easter Sunday, April 5, but will resume each Sunday at 4:00 pm beginning on Sunday, April 12.  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.

Fr. Heenan to celebrate EF Vespers, Benediction at Leesburg St. John

On Sunday evening, March 15 (Laetare Sunday), the Institute of Catholic Culture will host a traditional service of Vespers and Benediction at St. John the Apostle Church in Leesburg, Virginia.

Reverend Father Daniel Heenan FSSP, parochial vicar of San Pedro en Cadenas in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, will be the celebrant for Solemn Vespers in the Extraordinary Form and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 7:00 pm. Music will be provided by Chorus Sine Nomine of Arlington. A reception will follow.

St. John the Apostle Church is located at 101 Oakcrest Manor Drive NE in Leesburg.

Sunday Solemn Vespers, Benediction continue at D.C. Oratory

A weekly celebration of Solemn Vespers and Benediction that was initiated last October at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church will continue through the Lenten season and beyond. The Sunday afternoon Vespers service is an integral part of the Woodley Park parish’s liturgical program, which is administered by the Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at St. Thomas Apostle.

Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office, is offered each Sunday at 4:00 pm.  The service is sung entirely in Gregorian chant; those interested in participating are encouraged to assist in the preparation of the music beginning at 3:30 pm. Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of the Archdiocese of Mary Most Holy in Astana, Kazakhstan, who will be visiting Washington this coming weekend, will be among the attendees on Quinquagesima Sunday, February 15.

St. Thomas Apostle Church is located at 2665 Woodley Road in Woodley Park.