Sixth annual Nellie Gray Mass set for Friday afternoon at Chinatown Old St. Mary’s

The Paulus Institute will sponsor the sixth annual Nellie Gray Mass at 4:00 pm this Friday, January 19, 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.

Very Reverend Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, Moderator of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Washington, will offer a Solemn High Mass for Forgiveness of Sins. Choral accompaniment for the Mass on behalf of the vulnerable unborn, in whose defense Miss Gray worked tirelessly for many years until her death in 2012, will be provided by the St. Mary’s Schola under the direction of David Sullivan.

St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown.

Fifth annual Nellie Gray Mass set at Chinatown Old St. Mary’s

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.

Annunciation Missa Cantata set for Monday evening at Chinatown Old St. Mary’s

A Sung High Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be offered at 7:30 pm on Monday evening, April 4, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church.

Reverend Father Luke Melcher will be the celebrant of the Mass, which has been added to our seven-day schedule.

St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown.

UPDATE: Nellie Gray Mass moved to 3 p.m. because of snow

We have just been informed that the time of the fourth annual Nellie Gray Mass, which was scheduled to be offered at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 22, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church, has been cancelled advanced to 3:00 pm because of the heavy snow forecast for the area.

Readers planning to attend Masses anywhere in the Washington area this weekend are advised to check parish web pages and this site for schedule updates.

Fourth annual Nellie Gray Mass headlines list of pro-life TLMs on January 22

The Paulus Institute will sponsor the fourth annual Nellie Gray Mass at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 22, 2016, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church, which was the late Miss Gray’s place of Sunday worship. Friday afternoon’s Mass for the intentions of the unborn, on whose behalf Miss Gray worked tirelessly until her death in 2012, will come at the conclusion of the annual March for Life in Washington. The Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa, will offer a pontifical Solemn High Mass from the faldstool.

St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown. This Mass, as well as other local pro-life Masses on January 22, has been added to our seven-day schedule. Additional Masses in observance of the annual March for Life can also be found on the Juventutem DC Facebook page.

Corpus Christi High Mass, procession set at Washington Old St. Mary’s

A sung High Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church.

The Mass, which has been added to our seven-day schedule, will be followed by a Eucharistic procession. Readers are reminded that the feast day also coincides with the monthly first-Thursday worldwide Eucharistic novena for the 2015 Synod on the Family.

St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown.

Bishop Schneider to speak, offer Mass in D.C. February 14-15

Acclaimed author of Dominus Est! It Is the Lord, Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Mary Most Holy in Astana, Kazakhstan, will visit Washington, D.C., on the weekend of February 14-15, 2015, to deliver a lecture and to celebrate Holy Mass.

On Saturday afternoon, February 14, at 2:00 pm, Bishop Schneider will speak on the topic “Some Aspects of the Renewal of the Church and Its Liturgy” at the Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Avenue NW. His Excellency’s lecture, which is sponsored by the Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy, will be followed by a reception generously provided by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.

Bishop Schneider will also be the celebrant of the regularly scheduled Traditional Latin Mass at 9:00 am on Sunday, February 15, at St. Mary Mother of God Church, 727 Fifth Street NW. Readers may recall that Old St. Mary’s was the venue of last month’s Pontifical Mass for Life, also sponsored by the Paulus Institute.

Both Saturday’s lecture and Sunday’s Mass are open to the public.

REMINDER: Third annual Nellie Gray Mass set at Old St. Mary’s

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.

Third annual Nellie Gray Mass set at Old St. Mary’s

We are informed via Fr. Z’s Blog that 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.  The Mass will come at the conclusion of the annual March for Life in Washington.

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.

Monthly Solemn High Mass to resume Sunday at Old St. Mary’s

A Solemn High Mass will be offered at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church (“Old St. Mary’s”) at 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 14, for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

St. Mary Mother of God Church is located at 727 Fifth Street NW in Chinatown.  Solemn High Mass is offered at Old St. Mary’s at 5:00 pm on the second Sunday of each month from September through June in addition to the weekly Sunday morning 9:00 am Mass.