News & Announcements

Read the latest news and announcements for our community and the Ordinariate.

The July issue of Contra Mundum is now available

The July 2017 issue  of our parish paper is now available on our sister congregation's website here. It includes a sermon by Fr. Bradford and articles and writings by noted authors, as well as news and notes for our combined community and congregation, and announcements of upcoming events. This issue features the following: "Siding with the Lord," a sermon preached… Read More

Saint John Fisher’s Suggestions for Short Private Prayer…

June Twenty-second is the Feast of Saints John Fisher, Bishop — the only one of the English Bishops to refuse the acknowledge Henry VIII's claim to be the head of the Church of England, and the only Cardinal to "earn" his red vestments, which symbolize willingness to shed his blood for the Catholic Faith —… Read More

Fr. Liias visited us Sunday

With Fr. Bradford away, we welcomed our founding pastor and good friend, Fr. Jurgen Liias, as our celebrant and preacher at Mass for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 18, 2017. We were able to catch up with Fr. Liias during the coffee hour following Mass… Read More

Fr. Liias will be here for Mass on Sunday June 18

With Fr. Bradford away, we welcome our founding pastor and good friend, Fr. Jurgen Liias, as our celebrant and preacher at Mass for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi at 11:30 am at St. Lawrence Church in Chestnut Hill (directions). Mass will be followed by coffee hour with fellowship and refreshments… Read More

June issue of Contra Mundum is now available

The June 2017 issue  of Contra Mundum is now available on our sister congregation's website here. It includes a sermon by Fr. Bradford and articles and other writings by noted authors, as well as news and notes for the congregation, and announcements of upcoming events. This issue features: "A Full Revealing" by Father Bradford "The Fear of the Lord," an excerpt… Read More

Pope Francis on Hope; B JH Newman, Whitsun…and Saint Gregory the Great

POPE FRANCIS' REMARKS at the general audience for Wednesday, May 31st spoke of the power of hope — a topic most appropriate to this Novena of Whitsunday and especially appropriate to our beloved community during these, our early years; particularly now while we hope, pray, and work for the provision of our next Pastor. During the catechesis our Holy Father quoted… Read More

Solemn Mass and Evensong on Pentecost, Sunday, Jun 4, 2017

11:30 am — Solemn Mass will include a Procession, Sermon, and the lesson reading of Acts 2:1-11 in foreign tongues. Please wear red to Mass on Pentecost. 3:00 pm — Solemn Evensong and Sermon at Saint Paul’s Anglican Church in Brockton, Mass. Bishop Hiles has invited Father Bradford to be the officiant at this service and members of our schola… Read More

Sign up for summer altar flowers

Our sign-up for summer altar flowers begins with Memorial Day weekend, with flowers needed for Sundays in June through September. You may bring arrangements from your garden or a florist. We require two larger arrangements for the high altar, or one or two smaller vases for the Marian altar, whichever you prefer. But be sure… Read More

Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Ascension, Wed. May 24th at 7:30 PM

Join us for a Solemn High Mass with Gregorian and Anglican chants as well as beautiful hymns for the Vigil of the Feast Day of the Ascension, a Holy Day of Obligation. The Divine Worship form of the Roman Rite, promulgated by the Vatican in 2015, restores traditions of English Catholicism and brings treasures from five… Read More

May Fourth: The Feast of the English Martyrs

A feast day not celebrated in the United States anywhere except the Ordinariate falls today, the fourth day of May; it honors those Catholics martyred for remaining true to the "old faith," mostly during the century and a half following Henry VIII's decision to split the English Church from its ancient submission to the See… Read More

Abp. Chaput: Saint Athanasius and the Pope’s Visit to Egypt…

Our dear brother Ed Finglas brings this excellent short essay by Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles J. Chaput, to our attention — it is very much worth the read as well as timely, as we celebrated the Feast of our "other" Patron, Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, on Tuesday. Thank you, Ed! <https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2017/05/the-land-of-athanasius-and-its-lessons>… Read More

What is the Ordinariate?

The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter recently published a one-page summary to explain what the Ordinariate is. Here is the PDF, which can be printed and distributed… Read More