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. "
Listen to this episode of DC Theology on Tap as we hear live Q&A from Archbishop Wilton D Gregory. Archbishop Gregory joins us with his thoughts on young adults in the Church, prayer, current issues facing us a Church and how we can remain engaged members of our local communities.
St. Mary’s will be hosting a talk on the Brown Scapular on Saturday, July 20 at 9AM. This is the first in a 5-part series of talks on Marian devotions that will take place over the coming year. Speaking on the Brown Scapular will be Br. Pier Giorgio Pacelli of the Discalced Carmelite Friars in Washington, DC. Br. Pier Giorgio will discuss the history of the Scapular from St. Simon Stock through the French Revolution and into the present, as well as the importance of the Scapular as a Marian devotion. The morning’s events will begin with a holy hour at 9AM featuring Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, there will also be an opportunity to venerate a relic of St. Simon. Coffee and refreshments will accompany the talk in the school hall following Benediction. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the rectory.
A traditional Latin High Mass will be offered on Thursday, June 20th at 7:30 p.m. for the feast of Corpus Christi. The High Mass at Saint Mary's will be followed by a brief Eucharistic procession. Our men's schola will sing Gregorian chant for the Mass and procession. This is a terrific opportunity to bring a friend to experience what will be a beautiful liturgy!
Saint Mary's is pleased to announce we will offer the traditional observance of Holy Week inclusive of the sacred Triduum according to 1962 Missal. Mark your calendars and tell your friends! See the full schedule by clicking the above link.
Monday, March 25, 2019 is the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (with a Commemoration of the Monday of the Third Week in Lent). We will have a traditional Latin sung Mass here at Saint Mary's at 7:30 p.m., with Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony sung by our men's schola and quartet. The image of the Annunciation (the first Joyful Mystery of the Rosary) is the first of our paintings in the sanctuary. Please invite your friends and family to Mass on this important day at Saint Mary Mother of God parish.
On March 23, DC-based early music ensemble Chanrty will perform Motets from Handl's great Opus Musicum at Saint Mary's. The concert begins at 8:00 pm and ends at 9:30 pm. The 374 motets in Handl's great Opus Musicum provide music for the entire liturgical year.
On Saturday, February 2nd, a traditional Latin Solemn High Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. here at Saint Mary's for the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The local men's choir "The Suspicious Cheese Lords" will sing the music, including sacred polyphony, for the feast also known as Candlemas. Our fourth painting in the apse will be installed in time for the Mass. Please come -- and invite family and friends to attend with you for what will be a beautiful morning.
On January 27, our parish community will receive one of the auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville. His Excellency will lead us in a Holy Hour and Benediction at 10:00 am. Note: The 10:30 am English Mass is canceled that day, but those who frequent that Mass can still satisfy their Sunday obligation at the 1:00 pm or 7:30 pm Mass. See you!
Join us on Friday, January 18th 2019!! Our annual Nellie Gray Mass, honoring our late parishioner who founded the March for Life,will be at 4:30pm. It will be a solemn high traditional Latin Mass commemorating Saint Prisca. Saint Mary will be having Masses as early as 8:00am at every hour that day. Groups from the East Coast will be celebrating Mass before attending the March for Life! Thousands upon thousands of American travel to the Nation's Capital every year around the tragic anniversary of Roe v. Wade to remember the more than 60 million Americans who have died because of abortion.
A Low Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be offered in honor of Our Lady's First Saturday on January 5 at 9:00 am. The Mass will be followed by a Rosary and a Holy Hour (1 full hour) sponsored by the Downtown DC Serra Club to pray for an increase in priestly and religious vocations.