News & Announcements

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

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

March issue of Contra Mundum is available

The March 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: "Grow in Your Love of Jesus," a lenten message from George Cardinal Pell "The Business of the… Read More

Solemn Mass on Ash Wednesday

Jesus meets His Mother. Woodcut by Eric Gill, 1917. We will celebrate The First Day of Lent, commonly called Ash Wednesday, with the Blessing and Imposition of Ashes, Litany of Penitence, Solemn Mass, and Sermon. Note that this Mass starts at 8:00 PM, rather than our usual evening start time of  7:30… Read More

Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross & Benediction

Father Bradford has announced the schedule for our 2017 Lenten Devotions. The Stations of the Cross followed by the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be offered each Friday from March 10th through April 7th at 7:30 in the Evening. A Homily, by a different preacher each week, will be delivered after the Stations and before… Read More

Solemn High Mass for the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter

Join us on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:30 PM to celebrate the North American Ordinariate's Sixth Feast of Title and Dedication. The Solemn High Mass will be in the Divine Worship form of the Roman Rite, promulgated by the Vatican in 2015 for the use of the Ordinariates, with Gregorian and Anglican chants as well… Read More

Candlemas on February 2nd

Come and celebrate Candlemas (otherwise known as the Presentation of our Lord or the Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin) with us on Thursday, February 2nd at 7:30 PM at St. Lawrence Church in Chestnut Hill. The Liturgy will include the Blessing of Candles and Procession, Solemn High Mass, and a homily by His Excellency Arthur L… Read More