The Paulus Institute will sponsor the third annual Nellie Gray Mass at 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church, which was the late Miss Gray’s place of Sunday worship. Thursday afternoon’s Mass will come at the conclusion of the annual March for Life in Washington. This Mass is being added to our seven-day schedule.
The Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, will offer a pontifical Solemn High Mass of the Holy Innocents from the faldstool. Also participating in the votive Mass for the unborn, in whose defense Miss Gray worked tirelessly for many years until her death in 2012, will be assistant priest Reverend Father John Zuhlsdorf, deacon Reverend Monsignor Charles Pope, and subdeacon Reverend Father Paul Scalia. Choral accompaniment will be provided by The Schola Cantorum from The Lyceum School of South Euclid, Ohio.
St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown.