The Paulus Institute will sponsor the fifth annual Nellie Gray Mass at 3:00 pm this Friday, January 27, 2017, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church, which was the late Miss Gray’s place of Sunday worship. Friday 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.
Reverend Father Paul Scalia of the Diocese of Arlington will offer a Solemn High Mass of the Holy Innocents. 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 deacon Reverend Father Luke Melcher of the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana, and subdeacon Reverend Father Ernest Cibelli, Administrator of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hagerstown, Maryland. Choral accompaniment will be provided by the Vox in Rama Choir from the Church of the Holy Innocents in New York City.
St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown.