Members of the body of Christ

From a sermon preached on the Second Sunday after Easter 2014 by Rev. Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham:

Monsignor Ronald Knox, commenting on the parable of the good shepherd which we hear in today’s gospel, writes that just as the shepherd guides and cares for each of his flock individually, so God in this very church “doesn’t see a mob of people hearing Mass; he sees you and me” (Knox, Homily on 31 August 1947). Of course, we come as the Church at prayer in the Eucharistic sacrifice, but we also come, each of us, as the individuals who make up the Body of Christ, to receive the sacrament of his body and blood. The Lord knows us each and we, by our reverence and devotion to him in Holy Communion — by our proper disposition and preparation — come to know and acknowledge him.

First Communions, May procession to highlight Silver Spring TLM

Two young members of the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland, will receive their First Holy Communion at Holy Mass this Sunday, May 3.  The celebrant of the Mass of the Second Sunday after Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) will be Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Solemn High Mass with choir will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m.

The front pews will be reserved for the First Communicants and their families and friends. It is requested that the First Communicants and their families and friends be permitted to receive Holy Communion first and to return to their pews before the rest of the congregation approaches the altar rail for Communion.

Immediately after Mass there will be a May procession and crowning of the statue of the Blessed Virgin, which is adjacent to the church. All of the congregation is invited to participate in this tribute to Our Blessed Mother.

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

Silver Spring announces Passion Sunday TLM

A Low Mass will be offered this Sunday, April 6, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  Rev. Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (UK) will be the celebrant of the Mass of Passion Sunday.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m.

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

Fr. Bradley to offer TLM Sunday at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered this Sunday, March 30, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  The celebrant of the Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) will be Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m.

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

Meditation on St. Joseph by Fr. Bradley

Here is the meditation given by Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham during the Evening of Recollection sponsored by Juventutem DC at the Church of St. Thomas Apostle in Woodley Park on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

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(Audio credit: Jeff Bedia / Internet Archive)

Fr. Bradley to celebrate Missa Cantata in Silver Spring on Sunday

A Missa Cantata with Schola will be offered this Sunday, March 23, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  The celebrant of the Mass of the Third Sunday of Lent will be Fr. James Bradley of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m.

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

Wednesday evening of recollection set at St. Thomas Apostle

Juventutem DC announces that Fr. James Bradley will conduct an evening of recollection on St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on Wednesday evening, March 19, at the Church of St. Thomas Apostle, 2665 Woodley Road NW, Washington.

A spiritual conference (not including Holy Mass) will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Confessions and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow.