UPDATE: Nellie Gray Mass moved to 3 p.m. because of snow

We have just been informed that the time of the fourth annual Nellie Gray Mass, which was scheduled to be offered at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 22, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church, has been cancelled advanced to 3:00 pm because of the heavy snow forecast for the area.

Readers planning to attend Masses anywhere in the Washington area this weekend are advised to check parish web pages and this site for schedule updates.

Fourth annual Nellie Gray Mass headlines list of pro-life TLMs on January 22

The Paulus Institute will sponsor the fourth annual Nellie Gray Mass at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 22, 2016, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church, which was the late Miss Gray’s place of Sunday worship. Friday afternoon’s Mass for the intentions of the unborn, on whose behalf Miss Gray worked tirelessly until her death in 2012, will come at the conclusion of the annual March for Life in Washington. The Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa, will offer a pontifical Solemn High Mass from the faldstool.

St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown. This Mass, as well as other local pro-life Masses on January 22, has been added to our seven-day schedule. Additional Masses in observance of the annual March for Life can also be found on the Juventutem DC Facebook page.

Reparation for planned Oklahoma Black Mass sought by Tulsa ordinary

On Sunday evening, September 21, a Satanic Black Mass is scheduled to be held at the Oklahoma City Civic Center.  In response to this planned blasphemy, the Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery, bishop of the Diocese of Tulsa, has issued a letter exhorting all Catholics in his diocese to participate in exercises of reverence and reparation toward the Blessed Sacrament.

Bishop Slattery’s letter asks the faithful to keep a nine-day period of abstinence from August 6 to August 14 in preparation for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15.  A special prayer to St. Michael for the defense of the Church is to be offered at Mass on Assumption Day, on which intercession for the protection of the Church will be asked of Our Lady.

If the September 21 Black Mass proceeds as scheduled, the Bishop asks parishes to conduct Holy Hours and processions of the Blessed Sacrament on that evening to honor Our Eucharistic Lord against whom the sacrilege of the planned Satanic event is directed.

H/T: Fr. Z’s Blog