News & Announcements

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

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

Join us for the Feast of St. Athanasius, Tues. May 2nd at 7:30 PM

Join us for a Solemn High Mass with Gregorian and Anglican chants as well as beautiful hymns honoring St. Athanasius, one of the four Greek Doctors of the Church. The Divine Worship form of the Roman Rite, promulgated by the Vatican in 2015, restores traditions of English Catholicism and brings treasures from five hundred years… Read More

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