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Pastor Fr. Alfred J. Harris

Parish Secretary
Mrs. Soraya Strobach

Music Director
Bill Parsons

Music Director Emeritus
Don Clark

Gregory James Vines

Rectory Hours

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

727 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 289-7771


Nellie Gray's Funeral mass will be a Traditional Missa Cantata Requiem.

The choir will sing Tomas Luis de Victoria: Missa Pro Defunctis.

It will take place at St. Mary, Mother of God Parish in Washington, D.C., on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 11:00am.

St. Mary’s men’s schola will next sing for the traditional Latin Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Thursday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.  One of the notable chants for this Mass is the sequence, Lauda Sion, whose text was composed for this feast by St. Thomas Aquinas.  Dom Gueranger suggests that the poetic, yet precise and scholastic, language of St. Thomas is combined with the chant in a worthy way ‘to excite in the Christian soul sentiments of unearthly joy.’

St. Mary’s men’s schola will next sing for the traditional Latin Mass on Sunday, April 15 at 9:00 a.m., the first Sunday after Easter, also called Low Sunday.  Vidi aquam is a preparatory chant for the principal Mass on Sundays throughout Paschaltide, which is sung during the sprinkling of holy water before Mass in place of Asperges me, used during the rest of the year.

St. Mary’s men’s schola will next sing for the traditional Latin Mass on Holy Thursday (April 5) at 7:30 pm, which will mark the beginning of the Sacred Triduum of the Lord’s death and resurrection. The liturgies of these days are the most important and solemn of the year, and the chants work within the liturgies to shed light on the mysteries enacted by them. One example is the Gradual for the Mass of Holy Thursday.

Fr. Daniel Heenan of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and former St. Mary’s parishioner will celebrate the 9am Mass on October 16th. Fr. Heenan is Parochial Vicar in Guadalajara, Mexico and Head Chaplain of the St. Francis Xavier Mission Trip and the St. Junipero Serra Spanish Institute.

After Mass he will give a brief presentation on the work of Mission Tradition, the new mission office of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

October 21, 2016 at 7pm

Solemn Pontifical Mass for the Feast Day of Blessed Karl of the House of Austria.

Celebrant: His Excellency Athanasius Schneider, ORC, Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Mary Most Holy Astana, Kazahkatan.

Guest of Honor: Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine. Music by Musikanten,

Saint Mary's Schola and Saint Benet's Schola.

Reception and Program about Blessed Karl to follow at Market to Market (across 5th Street from Saint Mary's)