Evensong and Benediction at 4 p.m. EDT

DSC02001The picture above shows Benediction during our annual Eucharistic Procession with St. George’s Roman Catholic Church the year Bishop Lopes presided.

This afternoon at 4:00 p.m. EDT Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will live stream Evensong and Benediction via Facebook.

You can find the bulletin with the Psalms and Canticles here.

We have Choral Evensong and Benediction once a month on the first Sunday of the month, followed by wine and cheese.   This will be our first virtual edition, and unfortunately there will not be enough people for the Canticles to be done in four-part harmony.   But join us anyway.  Afterwards, I will be having a glass of wine and some cheese in solidarity!

 

Palm Sunday Ordinariate Masses April 5

Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption, Warwick St.  London

Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham

Here are some links to Masses for Palm Sunday in various ordinariate parishes around the world.

For the United Kingdom, online Masses  in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham can be found here.

For Australia, Msgr. Carl Reid of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross celebrated Mass here.

In North America, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham  live streamed Mass Sunday at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT).  (see above)

St. John Vianney Catholic Church will live stream Mass at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT) via their Facebook page.

91983923_10158211175873134_2173776716231606272_nMy parish Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be live streaming Mattins at 9:20 a.m. and Holy Mass at 10:00 a.m. here.  

You can find the bulletin for both Mattins and Mass here. 

Annunciation will also be live streaming Evensong and Benediction at 4:00 p.m.  EDT.

 

Church of the Incarnation in Orlando will offer a pre-recorded sung Mass at 10:15 a.m. EDT via YouTube    Their Sunday bulletin is here.

Also at 10:00 a.m. EDT, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, will be broadcasting the Mass live.

St. Aelred Catholic Church in Athens, Georgia, will also be celebrating Mass via their Facebook page at 10:00 EDT.

Our Lady & St. John will be streaming on their Facebook page at 3:00 PM EDT.

St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Omaha will live stream Mass tomorrow at  10:30 and putting it up on their YouTube channel.

Mount Calvary in Baltimore will broadcast Mass for the Fourth Sunday Lent  at 10:00 a.m. EDT via their YouTube channel.

Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas will be live streaming the 11:00 a.m. CDT Mass via its Facebook page. The recorded Mass will then be uploaded to Atonement’s YouTube channel.

Sat-Sun 9 a.m. 12 pm. 2 p.m. (PDT)
Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. (PDT)

Go here to the Holy Martyrs Facebook page to watch these Masses live.

The Catholic Church of St Mary the Virgin in Arlington, Texas, will be live streaming its Sunday Masses at 8:00 am, 10:30 am, and 6:00 pm (CDT) via their Facebook page.

Here are some of the Facebook pages of Ordinariate parishes.   Leave a note in the comments section if I missed yours.

CANADA

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church,  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Catholic Parish of St. Thomas More, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

St. John Henry Newman, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

UNITED STATES

Our Lady and St. John Catholic Church, Louisville, Kentucky

Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, Murietta, California

St. Alban’s Catholic Church, Rochester, New York

St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Omaha, Nebraska

Holy Nativity Catholic Church, Payson, Arizona

Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas

St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church, Fort Worth, Texas

St. George Catholic Church, Republic, Missouri

St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Cleburne, Texas

The Catholic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Arglington, Texas

Please let me know if you would like your Facebook page added here.

 

David Torkington on the Cloud of Unknowing

20200113_170350Before the pandemic, some of us in our parish began a Lenten School of Prayer, during which we have been reading David Torkington’s book   Wisdom from the Christian Mystics: How to Pray the Christian Way.

We began meeting via the internet two weeks ago and we have another meeting this evening.   I’m glad we did, because it has helped me keep my focus on prayer despite all the temptation to binge on social media and bad news.

During this time of social distancing and isolation, many of us are experiencing anxiety, loneliness, and fear.   Some of us have had loved ones who have become sick or have died; some of us have loved ones who work on the front lines in the healthcare industry or as hospital chaplains; some of us have lost our jobs and none of us knows what the future holds regarding the economy.

Prayer helps ease these fears because it draws us closer to God who is the Prince of Peace.

However, maybe some of us are finding the old tried and true methods of drawing closer to God are not “working” in the same way they used to.  Even with the imposed extra time we have at home, maybe we’re finding it’s not that easy to pray—and that maybe the excuse we had that we were “too busy” masked something deeper that now comes to light.

One of the classics in the English Catholic mystical tradition is The Cloud of Unknowing and now might be a time to revisit this patrimonial work.  To help with that, David Torkington kindly send me a chapter of his book  Wisdom from the Western Isles on The Cloud with permission to post it here on the blog.

Chapter 5

 

The Cloud of Unknowing

 
 
 
 

Once again Peter arrived almost half an hour late. It was most uncharacteristic of him, but I knew he had a lot on his plate.

“Now that I have briefly outlined the mystic way,” he said, “let me come to the predicament in which you find yourself.

“Everybody who prays seriously and consistently for any length of time will eventually find themselves on the other side of first fervour, at the threshold of the night. This is the moment when the vast majority who come this far in prayer usually pack it all in – I know I nearly did. All my attempts at prayer were a complete failure. Each time I tried to pray in the way I once could I simply got nowhere. The Scriptures, the devotions, the meditations that moved me before moved me no more. Two tormentors always accompanied me to prayer. The first was a raking desire for God, the second was a mind full of distractions that drove me crazy, because I couldn’t do anything about them. So my heart was restless inside and outside the prayer that I thought was pointless. I was continually tempted to pack it all in and do something more constructive with my time.”

 

“That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling,” I said, “and the truth is I have been making a run for it, but I don’t seem to be getting very far because nothing satisfies me any more. I can’t even get any pleasure out of the hobbies and the enthusiasms that used to excite me before.”

“Right,” said Peter. “All that you are saying confirms that you are on the right, not the wrong, path. In this strange new world in which you find yourself, it’s as if you are caught between heaven and earth. Your heart wants to reach out and touch the love that has already touched you, but endless distractions vie with one another to draw you away from what you desperately desire. What you must now learn to do is to keep your heart’s gaze fixed upon God, come hell or high water – nothing else matters. You can forget all the forms of prayer that helped you so much in the past, because they won’t help you to continue in the future. Now you must learn to travel by contemplation, not by meditation.

 

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Divine Worship Mass for Passion Sunday

Online Masses today in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham can be found here.

 

Msgr. Carl Reid of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross celebrated Mass here.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham will be live streaming Mass Sunday at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT).

St. John Vianney Catholic Church will live stream Mass at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT) via their Facebook page.

My parish Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be live streaming Mattins at 9:20 a.m. and Holy Mass at 10:00 a.m. here.   You can find the bulletin and hymns here. 

Church of the Incarnation in Orlando will offer a pre-recorded sung Mass at 10:15 a.m. EDT via YouTube below.

 

Also at 10:00 a.m. EDT, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, will be broadcasting the Mass live.

Our Lady & St. John will be streaming on their Facebook page at 3:15 PM EDT.

St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Omaha will be recording Mass tomorrow and putting it up on their YouTube channel.

Mount Calvary in Baltimore will broadcast Mass for the Fourth Sunday Lent  at 10:00 a.m. EDT via their YouTube channel.

Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas will be live streaming the 11:00 a.m. CDT Mass via its Facebook page. The recorded Mass will then be uploaded to Atonement’s YouTube channel.

 

Sat-Sun 9 a.m. 12 pm. 2 p.m. (PDT)
Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. (PDT)

Go here to the Holy Martyrs Facebook page to watch these Masses live.

Here are some of the Facebook pages of Ordinariate parishes.   Leave a note in the comments section if I missed yours.

CANADA

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church,  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Catholic Parish of St. Thomas More, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

St. John Henry Newman, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

UNITED STATES

Our Lady and St. John Catholic Church, Louisville, Kentucky

Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, Murietta, California

St. Alban’s Catholic Church, Rochester, New York

St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Omaha, Nebraska

Holy Nativity Catholic Church, Payson, Arizona

Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas

St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church, Fort Worth, Texas

St. George Catholic Church, Republic, Missouri

St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Cleburne, Texas

The Catholic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Arglington, Texas

Please let me know if you would like your Facebook page added here.

 

The Annunciation of Our Lord

What a joyful day in the Church calendar! The moment when the Incarnation began!

Here are some links if you are looking for a Catholic Mass according to Anglican tradition.

For Masses of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, go here.

Mass with Fr. Mayer, of St. James Catholic Church today

 

Msgr. Carl Reid, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross celebrates Mass for the Annunciation here:

Other Masses today.

Watch the Facebook page of Holy Martyrs Catholic Churchin Murietta, California.  Fr. Bartus has been celebrating Mass every day at 12:30 pm. Pacific time.

St. Alban’s Catholic Church in Rochester, New York,  will  offer Mass this evening at 7 pm.

I will post others as I am made aware of them. Please leave information in the comments section if you’d like your service added.

St. Aelred Catholic Church in Athens, Georgia has a live streamed Mass.

Vigil Masses of Annunciation from yesterday:

Mount Calvary Catholic Church, Baltimore, MD

 

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ottawa, First Evensong and Vigil Mass: