This Sunday, February 2nd, is Candlemas. Before the 9:00am Extraordinary Form Mass there will be a blessing of the candles and a procession. The Mass following the blessing will be a Latin High Mass with our men's schola singing Gregorian chant and a choral quartet singing sacred polyphony. People are invited to bring their candles. See you on Sunday at 8:30am
Planning to attend the March for Life? Join our parish to walk, pray, and peacefully march for the defense of human life. A group will meet at the church at 12pm and walk over to join the march on Constitution Ave. Parishioners, family, friends, and visitors are more than welcome!
Our Young Adults will be studying life issues at their weekly Wednesday evening 6:30 pm meeting following the parish adoration at 5:30 pm Wed, Jan 22 - Is choice true freedom? Wed, Jan 29 - Contraception - Contramarriage Wed, Feb 5 - "The beauty of the aged is their gray hair" (Prov 20:29) Wed, Feb 12 - A false dichotomy: pro-life and social justice
For our Extraordinary Form Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord on the feast day itself, Monday, January 6, at 7:30 p.m., Chantry will sing splendid Renaissance polyphony including Byrd’s great Gradualia Propers for Epiphany and—since for the Renaissance the Star of Bethlehem was related to another star, Mary the Star of the Sea—Victoria’s beautiful Missa Ave maris stella. The music for the Mass will also include great motets inspired by the story of the Magi.
Contemplate the Christ Child Our parish Wednesday evening Young Adult group is studying Pope Benedict XVI's book on the Infancy Narratives. The group meets at 6:30 PM in the rectory following the 5:30 PM adoration in the church. Jan 8: The Wise Men and the Star Jan 15: The Presentation of Christ Coming soon... March for Life and studying the Church's teaching on life issues
Christmas at St. Mary’s Christmas Eve Tuesday 24 December: 8:15pm - Mass in Chinese; 10pm - Mass in English; Midnight - Extraordinary Form Mass (Latin) Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December:9am - Extraordinary Form Missa Cantata; 10:30am - Mass in English; 11:30am - Mass in Chinese; Dec. 26-31 Normal Schedule New Year’s Day - Wednesday 1 January: 9am - Extraordinary Form Mass for the Octave of Christmas; 11:30; Joint English/Chinese Mass for the Mother of God Jan 2-3 No Mass Jan. 4 Regular Schedule Resumes
Wednesday December 18 - Join the early music ensemble, the Suspicious Cheese Lords, for their annual Christmas concert. It’s a musical journey through the Yuletide story, from texts associated with Advent, to the Annunciation and the Visitation, through Christmas and into Epiphany. Repertoire will include works of Renaissance composers William Byrd, Hans Leo Hassler, Christopher Erbach, and Pedro de Cristo, among others. The evening’s featured work will be a Magnificat (Secundi Toni) by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Sing-along carols round out the evening! suspiciouscheeselords.com
Fr. De Rosa is seeking volunteers to help with sacristy work. The tasks are simple but important to the proper maintenance of our sanctuary: some ironing, vacuuming, checking up on supply stocks…perhaps a commitment of one hour per week at a time of your choosing. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact the Rectory.
Our parish Wednesday evening Young Adult group is beginning to study Pope Benedict XVI's book on the Infancy Narratives. The group meets at 6:30 PM in the rectory following the 5:30 PM adoration in the church. DEC 11 | Why the Genealogies? DEC 18 | The Birth of Christ To be continued in January 2020...
Latin Mass Attendees will mark the feast on Sunday at 9am as per the Extraordinary Form Ordo. In the English mass calendar (Ordinary Form) the observance feast is transferred to Monday Dec. 9. English masses will be celebrated Mon. Dec. 9 at midday and at 6:30pm.
Join our young adult group for a day hike Saturday December 14th. It will be an all day event, and we encourage people to drive if you have a car. The group will meet at ST. MARY'S at 9am to depart. Contact the group leaders Br. Luke & Br. Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know if you're joining!
This Saturday December 7, following the 9am mass Sr. Mary Bernadette of the Daughters of Charity will offer part of our continuing series on parish devotions. She’ll be explaining the history, theology, and practice of the devotion to the Miraculous Medal. This particular devotion has been a huge part of our parish history so we encourage all to attend as we deepen our relationship with Mary our Mother.
Special Mass November 23rd at 10:00 am: We will celebrate mass at our parish cemetery here in DC on 2121 Lincoln NE Road, praying in a particular way for the souls of our deceased parishioners and for the founders of our community.
All Saints Day (Friday November 1) 8:00 am Latin Noon English 7:30 pm English with a special visiting choir All Souls Day (Saturday November 2) 9:00 am Latin solemn mass will be offered in the extraordinary form
Rev. James Bradley, a longtime friend of St. Mary’s has been appointed Assistant Professor of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America and will join in residence at St. Mary’s Rectory this coming year.
Father Vincent De Rosa will offer a Solemn High Mass on Monday, October 21, at 7:00 pm, to celebrate the feast of Blessed Karl. Saint Mary's Schola and the polyphonic choir Musikanten will sing. Veneration of the relic of Blessed Karl will take place after Mass, followed by a reception downstairs. Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine, grand-daughter of Blessed Karl, will be our special guest. All are cordially invited. To volunteer to help, please contact Lauren Higgins or Suzanne Pearson. Parking Info: Mention "Blessed Karl" at the Fairfield Hotel across the street for $15 valet parking
The Catholic Standard featured the celebration of our parish's newest additions: the Fifth Joyful Mystery painting by local Virginia portrait and religious artist Henry Wingate. From the article: "The celebration marked the end of a project that was in the works for a number of years. The old paintings, also of the Joyful Mysteries and which filled five niches behind the altar above the sanctuary, were coated with grime from years of incense and candle smoke. Father De Rosa said the paintings were removed from the church during “the iconoclasm of the post-conciliar period” after the Second Vatican Council and placed in the basement, where moisture damaged them beyond repair. After receiving a costly quote to restore the paintings, pastor-emeritus Father Alfred Harris decided instead to commission Wingate to create a new set. "