News & Announcements

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

Solemn Evensong and Benediction on Sunday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM

Solemn Evensong and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be held on the Second Sunday of Easter, which is Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The Very Reverend Romanus Cessario, OP, will preach the homily. Father Cessario is Professor of Systematic Theology in Saint John’s Seminary and Senior Editor of Magnificat magazine. In 2013, the Dominican… Read More

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 9th   11:30 am — Blessing and Distribution of Palms with Solemn Procession, the Reading of the Passion, Solemn Mass, and Sermon The Service of Tenebræ,  Wednesday in Holy Week,  April 12th 7:30 pm — This candlelight service of chanted psalms and lessons begins in light and ends in total darkness; it is a beautiful way… Read More

Stations of the Cross & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Fri. April 7th

The Stations of the Cross followed by the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be offered Friday, April 7th at 7:30 in the evening. The Homily will be delivered by Rev. Father Jürgen Liias after the Stations and before Benediction. Fr. Liias was the founding pastor of our Community. Click here to see a downloadable, printable copy of the poster… Read More

April issue of Contra Mundum is now available

The April 2017 issue  of Contra Mundum is now available 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: "Who Spake by the Prophets" by Reverend Deacon Michael J. Connolly "The Shadow Of Christ," an… Read More

Stations of the Cross & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Fri. March 31

The Stations of the Cross followed by the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be offered Friday, March 31st at 7:30 in the evening. The Homily will be delivered by Rev. Father Richard S. Bradford after the Stations and before Benediction. Please note: for this one time, the service will be at St.Teresa of Avila Church in West Roxbury (directions… Read More

A Special Lenten Devotion in Billerica this Sunday…

Our dear Friend Kevin Roy, Sacristan of Saint Andrew Parish North Billerica — where we were made to feel so very much a part of the greater Church, and especially of that wonderful parish family as we prepared for and then celebrated our Pontifical Mass during Bishop Lopes' Episcopal Visitation last September —  sends word of a… Read More

News on Father Paul Wattson’s Cause for Canonization….

Our dear friend Richard Chonak forwards news of movement in Father Paul Wattson's cause for canonization, begun in 2015. Father Paul and Mother Lurana were Episcopalian Anglocatholics who founded Franciscan-charism orders at Garrison NY in the late 19th century on the Holy Mountain of Graymoor: these two founders, with their male and female orders of the Society… Read More

Three-Day Lenten Mission This Starts This Friday…

We are very blessed to welcome an old friend of Father Bradford and the Congregation of Saint Athanasius as featured homilist for a three-day Lenten Mission which begins this Friday, continues through the great Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord — familiarly, "Lady-Day" — and which will end with our Mass on Sunday morning. Details of events… Read More

Stations of the Cross & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Fri. March 17th

The Stations of the Cross followed by the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be offered Friday, March 17th at 7:30 in the evening at St. Lawrence Church in Chestnut Hill. The Homily will be delivered by Bishop Emilio S. Allue after the Stations and before Benediction. Click here to see a downloadable, printable copy of the poster with a list… Read More

Stations of the Cross & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Fri. March 10th

The Stations of the Cross followed by the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be offered Friday, March 10th at 7:30 in the evening at St. Lawrence Church in Chestnut Hill. The Homily will be delivered by Deacon Michael J. Connolly after the Stations and before Benediction. Click here to see a downloadable, printable copy of the poster with… Read More

Luncheon meeting on evangelism and growth, Sunday, March 12th

We will have a meeting after Mass on Sunday, March 12, to discuss evangelism and growth. Bishop Lopes has given us some major goals to reach in order to ensure our long-term viability. Your commitment is important as we hear and share ideas. A catered luncheon will be served so all can attend… Read More

Solemn Evensong & Benediction on Sunday, March 5th at 5:00 PM

We will have Solemn Evensong and Benediction celebrated by Father William Bradford and shared with The Congregation of St. Athanasius at St. Lawrence Church in Chestnut Hill. A reception follows… Read More