Bishop Schneider to celebrate Bl. Karl pontifical Mass Saturday at Old St. Mary’s

A Pontifical Solemn High Mass for the feast day of Blessed Karl of Austria, Emperor and King, will be offered at 1:00 pm this Saturday afternoon, October 21, 2017, at Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church, home of the first shrine dedicated to Blessed Karl in the Washington area.
Karl Poster 2017 first.pdf

The celebrant of the Mass will be His Excellency Athanasius Schneider orc, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Mary Most Holy in Astana, Kazakhstan. Music will be provided by St. Mary’s Schola, by St. Benet’s Schola, and by the polyphonic choir Musikanten, directed by Kerry Krebill. A first-class relic of Blessed Karl will be displayed for veneration.

After the Mass a reception will be held nearby on Fifth Street NW. Guests of honor at the reception will be Prince Dmitri Galitzine, great-grandson of Blessed Karl, and Princess Alexandra Galitzine.

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, will conclude at 5:30 pm on Saturday, June 6, with a Solemn High Mass at the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Chorus Sine Nomine will be singing Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices and several motets by Palestrina, Bruckner, and Victoria. Chant will be sung by the St. Mary’s Schola.

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.