News & Announcements

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

The Holy Land…with Bishop Lopes

The descriptor "life-changing" is used casually, and far too often, rarely accurately: but your verger can assure you, from personal experience (as can my wife and several other members of our community) that a pilgrimage to the Holy Land truly merits it. The Ordinariate has announced that Bishop Lopes will be leading a group limited to… Read More

Our Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Assumption is Monday, August 14

Join us at St. Lawrence Church in Chestnut Hill on Monday evening at 7:30 PM for a Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a holy day of obligation and attending this Vigil Mass fulfills that obligation.  … Read More

Save the date(s)!

In September our sister congregation, the Congregation of St. Athanasius, will observe the 20th anniversary of its erection in the Archdiocese of Boston. The actual date was Sunday, September 28, 1997 when 29 men and women were received and confirmed and the Congregation of St. Athanasius erected and given parish status. They have observed the anniversary… Read More

The August issue of Contra Mundum is now available

The August 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: “Great Conversion Stories,” an article by John Janaro… Read More

Music of Our Mass Updated…

Since our move to Chestnut Hill we have adopted many traditions of our fellow worshippers; among these is use of The Hymnal 1940 and, during Trintytide, its Fifth Communion Service with the Gloria sung to "Old Scottish Chant." The page on our website which describes the music used at our Masses has now been updated to… Read More

A New Video for our YouTube channel…See it here first!

Parishioner Corrine Paige has been doing good work increasing our community's presence on social media — thank you, Corrine! This new initiative goes hand-in-hand, as a second front, with the similarly excellent work our webmaster, Susan Russo, has been carrying out with our established web presence. We are blessed to have two such diligent workers in… Read More

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 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