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Staff

Pastor
Pastor Fr. Alfred J. Harris

Parish Secretary
Mrs. Soraya Strobach

Music Director
Bill Parsons

Music Director Emeritus
Don Clark

Custodian
Gregory James Vines

Rectory Hours

Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 3:00pm

Address
727 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Telephone
(202) 289-7771

Email

Schedule of Masses For January 1st

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

A Holy Day of Obligation

9:00 am - Tridentine Mass

11:30am- Chinese

1:00 pm - English

The Feast of Solemnity of Mary Mother of God marks an important moment in both our civic and religious calendars. In our civic calendar we celebrate the New Year and may take the turn of the year as an opportunity to give thanks to God for what has happened in our lives in 2014 and look forward in hope to what God will do for us in 2015. In our religious calendar we celebrate Mary under her title as Mother of God-Among-Us, the woman whose vocation looks back on all of human history and who helps God to make a radical new beginning within that history — a beginning which we continue to live out from even today.

December 24, 2014

12:05pm English

5 pm English

9 pm Chinese

12am Midnight Mass Tridentine Mass (Latin)

December 25, 2014

9 am Tridentine Mass (Latin)

10:30am English

11:30am Chinese

1pm English

Mass times for Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception
at Saint Mary Mother of God Parish in Washington DC
8:00am English
12:05pm English 
5:15pm Mass and novena
7:30pm Latin (Tridentine Mass)
Schedule of Mass for Christmas Eve at Saint Mary Mother of God in Washington DC
12:05 pm - English
5:00pm - English
9:00pm - Chinese
12:00 am - Latin (Tridentine Mass)

 

There will be a celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation according to the Extraordinary Form on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington, Virginia. St. Mary’s church will have a nice representation of 12 kids, who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation that day. Please keep the Confirmandi and their families in your prayers. This is a great event for the Church and the families of St Mary Mother of God church. 
A Solemn High mass for the Blessed Karl of Austria will be offered at St Mary’s on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:00pm. Fr. James Bradley will celebrate the Mass, and Fr. Richard Mullins will preach the homily. Music will be provided by our St Mary’s Schola and polyphonic choir, Musikanten. Veneration of the relic of Blessed Karl will take place after Mass, followed by a reception at Market-to- Market Café. Our special guest will be His Imperial and Royal Highness, Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza. All are invited. For more information, please contact Suzanne Pearson at 703-524-0411 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. *

This Friday August 15th is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a Holy Day of Obligation. We celebrate this as the Virgin Mary’s heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven). Her acceptance into the glory of Heaven is seen by them as the symbol of the promise made by Jesus to all enduring Christians that they too will be received into paradise.

Traditional Latin Mass for the Holy Day of Obligation will be said at 7:30 pm

Alleluia, alleluia. Mary has been assumed into heaven: the angelic host rejoices. ALLELUIA!
Thursday, June 19th is Feast of Corpus Christi, celebrates the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

At Saint Mary Mother of God in Washington DC a Solemn High Mass will be said at 7:30pm by Fr. Zackery Akers in the Extraordinary Form. (1962 Missal)

Traditional Latin Mass for the Holy Day of Obligation will be sait at 7:30 pm

The Ascension of Our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter, is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday. On this day, the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven (Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11).

Christ’s ascension marks the definitive entrance of Jesus’ humanity into God’s heavenly domain, whence he will come again (cf. Acts 1:11); this humanity in the meantime hides him from the eyes of men (cf. Col 3:3).

A Renaissance Ladymass:  Chantry sings music of Victoria and Byrd at St. Mary Mother of God on Saturday may 17.  Chantry returns to St. Mary Mother of God on Saturday May 10 at 8:00 p.m. for an evening of Renaissance masterpieces for the Blessed Virgin Mary by Victoria and Byrd, two of the greatest of all choral composers.   Victoria’s sunny Missa Quam pulchra es is based on the composer’s motet of that name, which sets a text from the Song of Songs traditionally associated with the Virgin Mary.  Byrd’s luminous Propers for the Votive Mass of the B.V.M. in Paschal Time grace the pages of his final masterwork, the Gradualia.  The Washington Post describes Chantry’s singing as having “Edge-of-seat vitality . . . an evening of exceptionally interesting and moving music.”  All Arts Review calls Chantry “one of the musical glories of Washington.”  Tickets ($35 regular, $15 students K-college) will be available at the door.  More information is available at chantrydc.com or 202-625-2855
May 10  Chantry 8 p.m. www.chantrydc.com
May 25 Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble 3 p.m.
May 31 Eya 8 p.m. www.eyaensemble.com
May 25 Guest choir from Bishop Carrol High School, Wichita KS 9:00 a.m. (CANCELLED)
Daily Masses as usual until Thursday
Maundy Thursday at 
7:30PM  (Extraorinary Form - Traditional Latin Mass)
Good Friday Service at 12:05 PM - Stations of Cross at 2:30 PM

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 7:30 PM (Chinese)
Easter Sunday: 9:00 AM (Extraorinary Form - Traditional Latin Mass)
Mass 10:30 AM (Novus ordo) 
Mass 1:00 PM (Novus ordo)

Therewill not be a 7:30 PM Mass
Palm Sunday
Vigil at 5:00 PM on Saturday (Novus ordo)

Sunday at 8:45 Blessing of Palm in Courtyard (Latin)
Mass at 9:00 AM (Extraorinary Form - Traditional Latin Mass)

Mass 10:30 AM (Novus ordo)
Mass 1:00 PM (Novus ordo)

High Mass 5:00 PM (Extraorinary Form - Solemn High Mass)

Mass 7:30 PM (Novus ordo)
 
Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
12:05 PM (English)
7:30 PM (Traditional Latin Mass)
 
The Light is on Confessions every Thursday in Lent from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
                     
Stations of the cross every Friday in Lent after 12:05 Mass
 
                   
A Memorial Mass for Nellie Gray will be said on Wednesday, January 22nd at 6pm.
The Mass will be said in the Extraordinary Form - as know as - the Traditional Latin Mass.
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 5:00 PM (Ordinary Form) 
Christmas Day: Midnight(Traditional Latin Mass),9:00 AM(Traditional Latin Mass),
10:30 AM(Ordinary Form)  1:00 PM(Ordinary Form) 
Chantry sings music of Cristóbal de Morales at St. Mary Mother of God on Saturday Dec. 14.  Chantry returns to St. Mary Mother of God on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8:00 p.m. for an evening of Christmas masterpieces by the great Renaissance Spanish master Cristóbal de Morales, for over a decade a member of the Sistine Chapel choir who was called by contemporaries “the light of Spain in music.”  The program includes Morales’s great Missa Quaeramus cum pastoribus, which celebrates the birth of Christ with “questions for the shepherds,” as well as Mouton’s motet Quaeramus cum pastoribus on which Morales’s Mass is based.  It also features Morales’s famous Magnificat Secundi toni (in the version sung only in the Sistina) and Christmas motets written for the Sistine Chapel choir.  The Washington Post describes Chantry’s singing as having “Edge-of-seat vitality . . . an evening of exceptionally interesting and moving music.”  All Arts Review calls Chantry “one of the musical glories of Washington.”  Tickets ($35 regular, $15 students K-college) will be available at the door.  More information is available at chantrydc.com or 202-625-2855.

Friday November 1 is All Saints Day 
Masses at 8:AM(Latin), 12:05 PM (English), and 7:30 PM(Latin).
 
Saturday November 2 All Souls Day
Masses are at 9:00 AM(Latin) and 5:00 PM Sunday Vigil
Mass will be offered at Saint Mary Mother of God in Washington DC on Monday, October 21st at 7:30pm (5th Street and H Street NW). Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Teodoro de Faria, Emeritus Bishop of Funchai, Maderia - the diocese in which Blessed Karl died. Veneration of the relic of Blessed Karl and a reception with refreshments will follow the Mass. For more information, please contact Suzanne Person at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.