Fr. Saguto to offer Sunday TLM, give talk at Baltimore St. Alphonsus

Fr. Kiefer to offer additional Sunday Mass at 7:00 am

fr_gerard_sagutoThis Sunday, October 8, at 11:30 am, the Traditional Latin Mass at the Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore will be celebrated by Reverend Father Gerard Saguto, North American District Superior of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. After Mass, Father Saguto will give a talk in the Shrine’s courtyard. All are invited to attend.

Also, this Sunday only, Shrine pastor Reverend Father Joel Kiefer will offer an additional Low Mass at 7:00 am.

The Shrine is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Free street parking for Sunday Mass will be available, as well as in the lot at the corner of Saratoga and Liberty Streets. Attendees are advised to be aware of road closures for Sunday afternoon’s Columbus Day parade.

Fatima talks, Mass set for Saturday at Baltimore St. Alphonsus

This Saturday, September 23, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, the Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore will host a series of events related to Our Lady of Fatima.

After a continental breakfast in the church hall, Reverend Father Anthony Mastroeni of the Diocese of Paterson will give talks in the morning and afternoon and will celebrate Holy Mass at noon. There will be a potluck lunch after Mass, for which attendees are asked to bring an item to share.

Those planning to attend should notify Susan Krebs by email on inDeoFidemus@verizon.net. There is no charge for Saturday’s program; however, a free will offering will be taken up to support the Shrine and Reparation Society.

The Shrine is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Free parking for the day’s events will be available in the lot at the corner of Saratoga and Liberty Streets.

Visiting Fr. Insco FSSP to offer Masses, first blessings at Baltimore St. Alphonsus

A visiting priest of the Priestly Society of St. Peter, Reverend Father Caleb Insco, will offer the 12:10 pm Masses at the Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore this Wednesday, September 13, and Friday, September 15.

Father Insco, a recent FSSP ordinand, will offer individual First Blessings after Friday’s Mass and Sacred Heart devotions. All members of the faithful are encouraged to receive Fr. Insco’s blessing, which is indulgenced during a priest’s first year after ordination.

The Shrine is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Parking is available nearby in metered spaces, on surface lots, and in garages.

CORRECTION: Revised TLM schedule to begin this week at Baltimore St. Alphonsus

Three weekday Masses to move to midday

Beginning this Monday, August 21, the time of the weekday Traditional Latin Mass at the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore will change to 12:10 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the TLM will continue to be offered at 7:00 am as previously. Confessions will be heard from 11:30 am to noon Monday through Saturday, as well as during the half-hour previous to every [CORRECTION: Sunday, not necessarily weekday] Traditional Latin Mass.

The Shrine is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Parking is available nearby in metered spaces, on surface lots, and in garages. There is no charge for street parking before 8:00 am on weekdays; however, motorists are cautioned not to park on the south side of Saratoga Street, or on Park Avenue north of Saratoga Street, during weekday morning rush hours from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. MTA bus service runs frequently on Saratoga Street and on nearby Cathedral Street.

Baltimore St. Alphonsus to welcome Fr. Kiefer at Sunday post-TLM social

A social will be held at the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore after the 11:30 am Traditional Latin Mass this coming Sunday, August 6, to welcome new pastor Reverend Father Joel Kiefer to the parish. Father Kiefer, a member of the Priestly Society of St. Peter, assumed pastoral duties at the Shrine this past Tuesday, August 1, succeeding interim administrator Reverend Father William Spacek of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

The Shrine, located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore, now offers the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday at 11:30 am and every weekday at 7:00 am. These Masses are listed on our seven-day schedule.

Baltimore St. Alphonsus sets patronal feast TLM for Wednesday evening 8/2

In observance of the feast day of the parish’s patron saint, a Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at 7:00 pm this Wednesday evening, August 2, at the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore. Reverend Father Joel Kiefer fssp, St. Alphonsus’ newly installed pastor, will be the celebrant of the Mass, which has been added to our seven-day schedule.

A visit to any church on its patronal feast day, accompanied by the recitation of one Our Father and the Creed, is enriched with a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions.

The National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Parking is available nearby in metered spaces, on surface lots, and in garages. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 pmMTA bus service runs frequently on Saratoga Street and on nearby Cathedral Street.

Daily Traditional Mass to begin Tuesday at Baltimore St. Alphonsus

Beginning this Tuesday, August 1, the regularly scheduled 7:00 am Mass at the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore will be a Traditional Latin Low Mass. The introduction of the TLM at the weekday morning Mass was announced this morning by Reverend Father William Spacek, whose term as interim parish administrator ends July 31.

The 7:00 am Traditional Mass will be offered by incoming pastor Reverend Father Joel Kiefer of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. For the time being, it is anticipated that the regularly scheduled 12:10 pm weekday Mass will continue to be an English Novus Ordo offered by a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Also, the faithful are reminded that this Wednesday, August 2, is the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, the parish’s patron. A visit to any church on its patronal feast day, accompanied by the recitation of one Our Father and the Creed, is enriched with a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions.

The National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Parking is available nearby in metered spaces, on surface lots, and in garages. There is no charge for street parking before 8:00 am on weekdays; however, motorists are cautioned not to park on the south side of Saratoga Street, or on Park Avenue north of Saratoga Street, during weekday morning rush hours from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. MTA bus service runs frequently on Saratoga Street and on nearby Cathedral Street.

Fr. Kiefer FSSP to become pastor of Baltimore St. Alphonsus

Parish to remain under diocesan jurisdiction

It was announced today that Reverend Father Joel Kiefer of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) will become the pastor of the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore effective August 1, 2017. The announcement was made during Holy Mass at St. Alphonsus on Sunday morning, July 9, by Reverend Father William Spacek, who will remain as parochial administrator for the remainder of the month of July.

The appointment of Fr. Kiefer ensures that Baltimore Catholics will continue to have permanent access to the Traditional Mass and Sacraments at St. Alphonsus after the retirement earlier this year of Reverend Monsignor Arthur Bastress. In addition, a priest will be appointed to offer the Novus Ordo Mass to the English- and Lithuanian-speaking parishioners of St. Alphonsus. The parish will remain within the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Fr. Kiefer, a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, previously served as pastor of the Fraternity’s North American Martyrs parish in Seattle.

February 3 TLM moved to evening at Baltimore St. Alphonsus

The National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore announces that its regular Wednesday Traditional Latin Mass on February 3 has been rescheduled from 12:10 pm to 7:00 pm. In observance of the feast of St. Blase, throats will be blessed. This change has been posted to our seven-day schedule.

St. Alphonsus Church is located at 114 West Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. Parking is available nearby in metered spaces, on surface lots, and in garages.

Baltimore St. Alphonsus sets morning Traditional Mass, devotions for July 4

At 10:00 am on Saturday, July 4, the Traditional Latin Mass will be offered by Reverend Monsignor Arthur Bastress at the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori, 114 W. Saratoga Street, Baltimore.

Because of the observance of Independence Day, Saturday morning’s Mass will be the only Mass offered that day at St. Alphonsus. Mass will be followed by the First Saturday devotions of the Holy Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Free on-street parking will be available all day.