Pray the Rosary every day for victory and peace

Click the play button in the audio bar below to hear a sermon that was preached at the Church of St. Thomas Apostle in Washington, D.C., by Reverend Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7, 2014.

We thank Brother Rector Jeff Bedia of the Little Oratory for the audio file.

Msgr. Wadsworth to celebrate solemn 25th anniversary ordination Mass Wednesday at St. Thomas Apostle

A Missa Solemnis for the Feast of St. Jerome will be celebrated at 7:00 pm this Wednesday evening, September 30, at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church by Reverend Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Msgr. Wadsworth, who was ordained to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ on September 30, 1990, is assistant pastor of St. Thomas Apostle Church and moderator of the community-in-formation for the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in the Archdiocese of Washington. He also serves as Executive Director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL).

All are invited to attend Wednesday evening’s Mass, which will be followed by a drinks reception in the parish hall. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule.

St. Thomas Apostle Church is located at 2665 Woodley Road in Woodley Park, one block up from the Woodley Road Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

Our Lady’s sorrows: a participation in salvation

Click the play button in the audio bar below to hear a sermon preached at the Church of St. Thomas Apostle in Washington, D.C., by Reverend Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri on the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15, 2015.

We thank Brother Rector Jeff Bedia of the Little Oratory for the audio file.

Solemn Vespers to mark St. Philip Neri quincentenary Wednesday

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Oratory founder St. Philip Neri with Solemn Vespers and Benediction in the Extraordinary Form this Wednesday, July 22, at 7:00 pm.

 

The liturgy will be conducted by the Oratorian Fathers and secular associate clergy led by community Moderator Reverend Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, with the assistance of the Brothers of the Little Oratory led by Brother Rector Jeff Bedia. Choral accompaniment will be provided by the Vespers schola of St. Thomas Apostle Church (Dr. Candy Bartoldus, director), along with the men’s schola of Washington’s St. Mary Mother of God Church directed by David Sullivan. The public is encouraged to attend and to join in the singing of the traditional evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

St. Thomas Apostle Church is located at 2665 Woodley Road in Woodley Park, one block up from the Woodley Road Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

After July 19 hiatus, Sunday Vespers to resume July 26 at D.C. Oratory

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, have announced that, after a one-week break on Sunday, July 19, the Community will resume public celebration of Solemn Vespers and Benediction on Sunday afternoons the following week.

Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office, will not be conducted on the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 19, but will resume each Sunday at 4:00 pm beginning on Sunday, July 26.  The service, sung entirely in Gregorian chant, is believed to be the only such weekly public celebration of the traditional Office on the Eastern Seaboard.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to assist in the preparation of the music beginning at 3:30 pm. After Vespers, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed briefly for adoration and Benediction.

St. Thomas Apostle Church is located at 2665 Woodley Road in Woodley Park, one block up from the Woodley Road Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

After Trinity hiatus, Sunday Vespers to resume June 7 at D.C. Oratory

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, have announced that, after a one-week break for Trinity Sunday, the Community will resume public celebration of Solemn Vespers and Benediction on Sunday afternoons the following week.

Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office, will not be conducted on Trinity Sunday, May 31, but will resume each Sunday at 4:00 pm beginning on Sunday, June 7.  The service, sung entirely in Gregorian chant, is believed to be the only such weekly public celebration of the traditional Office on the Eastern Seaboard.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to assist in the preparation of the music beginning at 3:30 pm. After Vespers, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed briefly for adoration and Benediction.

St. Thomas Apostle Church is located at 2665 Woodley Road in Woodley Park, one block up from the Woodley Road Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

After Ascension hiatus, Sunday Vespers to resume May 24 at D.C. Oratory

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, have announced that, after a one-week break for the Sunday after the Ascension, the Community will resume public celebration of Solemn Vespers and Benediction on Sunday afternoons the following week.

Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office, will not be conducted on the Sunday after the Ascension, May 17, but will resume each Sunday at 4:00 pm beginning on Sunday, May 24.  The service, sung entirely in Gregorian chant, is believed to be the only such weekly public celebration of the traditional Office on the Eastern Seaboard.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to assist in the preparation of the music beginning at 3:30 pm. After Vespers, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed briefly for adoration and Benediction.

St. Thomas Apostle Church is located at 2665 Woodley Road in Woodley Park, one block up from the Woodley Road Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

Dublin Palestrina Choir to perform Monday 4/13 at St. Thomas Apostle

A program of sacred music performed by the Palestrina Choir of Dublin, Ireland, will be presented at 7:30 pm on Monday evening, April 13, at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church. The one-hour program, presented free of charge, will include both a cappella and accompanied selections.

Palestrina Choir at STA
Under the leadership of director Blánaid Murphy, the Palestrina Choir has maintained its reputation as Ireland’s finest Catholic choir. The group’s Washington engagement will be the second of only two performances during its April visit to the United States, the other being an engagement at New York’s Carnegie Hall the previous Friday.

St. Thomas Apostle Church is located at 2665 Woodley Road in Woodley Park, one block up from the Woodley Road Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

After Easter hiatus, Sunday Vespers to resume April 12 at D.C. Oratory

The Oratorian Fathers of the Community of St. Philip Neri, currently in formation at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church, have announced that, after a one-week break for Easter, the Community will resume public celebration of Solemn Vespers and Benediction on Sunday afternoons the following week.

Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church’s Divine Office, will not be conducted on Easter Sunday, April 5, but will resume each Sunday at 4:00 pm beginning on Sunday, April 12.  The service, sung entirely in Gregorian chant, is believed to be the only such weekly public celebration of the traditional Office on the Eastern Seaboard.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to assist in the preparation of the music beginning at 3:30 pm. After Vespers, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed briefly for adoration and Benediction.

St. Thomas Apostle Church is located at 2665 Woodley Road in Woodley Park, one block up from the Woodley Road Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.

St. Thomas Apostle to conduct traditional Holy Saturday Tenebrae

A traditional Holy Saturday choral celebration of Tenebrae will be held at Washington’s St. Thomas Apostle Church on Saturday morning, April 4, at 9:00 am. The service will include the traditional morning offices of Matins and Lauds sung in Gregorian chant.

The Oratorian Church of St. Thomas Apostle is located at 2665 Woodley Road NW in Woodley Park, one block west on Woodley Road from the Woodley Park Metrorail and Metrobus stops at Connecticut Avenue.