Fr. Heenan to offer Saturday TLM at Purcellville St. Francis

Reverend Father Daniel Heenan fssp will offer a Traditional Latin Mass at 10:30 am this Saturday, October 15, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Purcellville, Virginia. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

Father Heenan attended high school in Northern Virginia and is a graduate of Christendom College with degrees in Philosophy and History. He was ordained for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter on June 24, 2014, in Leesburg, Virginia, and now serves the Fraternity’s apostolate in Guadalajara, Mexico.

St. Francis de Sales Church is located at 37730 St. Francis Court (Virginia State Route 722) in Purcellville, a half mile from the northbound Berlin Turnpike (Virginia State Route 287) exit off Virginia State Route 7. Ample free parking is available.

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.

Juventutem DC schedules Lenten recollection day at Lourdes Chapel

A Lenten Day of Recollection sponsored by Juventutem DC will be held at midday on Monday, March 16, in Lourdes Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

Reverend Father Daniel Heenan FSSP, parochial vicar of San Pedro en Cadenas in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, will offer a Traditional Low Mass at 11:30 am. Mass will be followed by a recollection on the theme “Make unto You Friends of the Mammon of Iniquity (Luke 16:9): Lenten Almsgiving.” Confessions will be available before Mass beginning at 10:45 am.

Contributions are being solicited to help the FSSP continue to expand its apostolic outreach in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Fr. Heenan writes about this work in a recently published article at New Liturgical Movement that includes a donation link.

Mater Ecclesiae Fund makes leap of faith

Because of a decrease in the number of grant applications and a sharp increase in financial support, the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations has decided to make financial awards to all 23 applicants who submitted requests for financial assistance in 2014.  According to the Fund, “This act equates to a commitment to raise an additional $75,000 each year for more than a decade.”

Often, men and women who have discerned a religious or priestly calling are impaired from pursuing their vocation by large amounts of outstanding student loans, whose settlement normally must be arranged prior to entering the novitiate or seminary. The Mater Ecclesiae Fund seeks to remove these impairments by paying candidates’ student loan installments while candidates pursue their vocations.

At present, more than 100 men and women are being helped by the Mater Ecclesiae Fund to follow their vocations. The fund has assisted a number of newly ordained priests, including Fr. Daniel Heenan who was ordained last Saturday in Leesburg as a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

Contributions to the Mater Ecclesiae Fund are tax-deductible and may be made year-round. While the 2014 grant application cycle has completed, the 2015 application cycle is expected to open on September 15, 2014.

First Masses set for FSSP ordinands

Rev. Fr. Daniel Heenan and Rev. Fr. Zachary Akers, who were ordained on Saturday at St. John the Apostle Church in Leesburg by Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln as priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, will each be celebrating several First Masses as prescribed in the Rite of Ordination.

Father Heenan will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, June 15, at 9:30 am at Christ the King Chapel of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.  Other First Masses to be offered by Fr. Heenan:

Father Akers will celebrate his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, June 15, at 12:30 pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Front Royal, Virginia.  Other First Masses to be offered by Fr. Akers:

  • Monday, June 16, 7:00 pm, Our Lady of Angels Church, Woodbridge
  • Tuesday, June 17, 10:30 am, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel), Washington
  • Thursday, June 19, 7:30 pm, St. Mary Mother of God Church, Washington
  • Sunday, June 22, 11:00 am, St. Joseph Church, Richmond, Va.