TLMs scheduled for Sunday, Monday at Silver Spring

A Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form is scheduled at 8:00 am on Sunday, December 31, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. The celebrant of the Mass of Sunday in the Octave of Christmas will be Reverend Father Zachary Akers, a native of the Washington area who was ordained in 2014 for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and currently serves as the Fraternity’s Director of Development at their Pennsylvania headquarters. Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 am.

Additionally, a Low Mass is scheduled at 10:00 am on Monday, January 1. The celebrant of the Mass of the Octave of the Nativity will be Reverend Father Vincent Rigdon, pastor of Our Lady of the Presentation parish in Poolesville, Maryland. Confessions will be heard from 9:30 to 9:55 am.

Silver Spring TLM Congregation meets at the Historic Church of St. John the Evangelist, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Forest Glen. Ample free parking is available at the Knights of Columbus Hall across the road.

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.