The Catholic Beer Club at St. Mary's is hosting a fellowship on December 7, the Vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be said in the church at 5:30 pm, followed by the gathering at Capitol City Brewing Co. in downtown Washington, DC.
St. Mary Mother of God is partnering with Patricia Handy Place, an emergency housing facility in the neighborhood, to give warm blankets to women living in the shelter, as well as winter clothing and needed toiletries. Please click on the link above for details on how to donate.
Baby Timmy has high-risk neuroblastoma and needs both financial and spiritual support. His mom, Mary Anne, is a former parishioner at St. Mary’s. Please consider donating to his GoFundMe page (click the link above), spread the word and offer prayers for his speedy healing.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: the moment when Mary was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven. It’s a day marked by one of God’s most wonderful gifts, hope. In view of what her son Jesus would do, Mary was born without the stain of original sin, a perfect vessel to bring the Christ into the world. Because she was without sin, at the moment of her death, she did not have to wait for her body and soul to rise together to heaven.
This past Laetare Sunday a photo of the parish was taken as a retirement gift for Fr. Alfred Harris, Pastor of Saint Mary Mother of God in Washington DC. Many people have asked for the photo. Member of the parish can download it here.
A traditional Latin solemn pontifical Mass will be offered on April 28 at 1 p.m. in the upper church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast D.C. Our men's schola will be singing Gregorian chant for it, and other members of our parish will be involved with this beautiful liturgy, to be offered by Archbishop Alexander Sample. We hope to see you up there.
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.