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.

FSSP pilgrimage to conclude Saturday with Missa Solemnis at National Shrine

A three-day walking pilgrimage from upper Montgomery County, Maryland, to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), will conclude at 5:30 pm on Saturday, June 4, with a Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Sponsored by the Paulus Institute in cooperation with the FSSP, the Mass will be offered as an act of reparation for abortion and the sins of our nation. Musical accompaniment will be provided by a local men’s schola directed by David Sullivan and by a polyphonic choir. This Mass is being added to our seven-day schedule.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is located at 400 Michigan Avenue NE in Brookland, a five-minute walk from the Brookland-CUA Metrorail station. Ample parking is available adjacent to the Shrine and on the surface lot across Harewood Road.

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.

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.