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:

Ordinariate Mass in Scotland for Tuesday

Ordinariate Mass in Scotland 

Holy Mass according to Divine Worship: The Missal will be here from 8am every day until 8pm.

Holy Mass is recorded in the Oratory Chapel of Saint JosephInverness, each day.
You can make a Spiritual Communion by taking part in the Mass at any time during the day by clicking on the ‘play’ button.  If you have any special prayer requests please click here.

A PDF version of the Mass from Divine Worship: The Missal is available here.

Because of the restriction at present in place Fr Len Black celebrates this Mass alone – the responses are pre-recorded.

Light a candle for hope!

At 7 pm this evening, Christians in the United Kingdom participated  #Light a Candle for Hope: a National Call to Prayer.
Here’s an excerpt of the article at that link:
Presidents of Churches Together in England have issued a call to prayer in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is for all churches and people of prayer to join on Sunday 22nd March, Mothering Sunday.

They write….

This Mothering Sunday, 22nd March, we are calling all churches to a National Day of Prayer and Action. At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.

At 7pm this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.

Whether you are continuing to worship as congregations or not, we have the great privilege and freedom to be able to call upon God, wherever we are, individually and corporately, for healing in our nation. We would pray for all in leadership at this time, making decisions about the containment of the COVID-19 virus, for those working in health and social care, and especially for the most vulnerable, whether elderly or those with underlying health conditions.”

Let’s do that in North America tonight at 7 pm.
Interestingly,  I received the following email from a member of our parish on Thursday. It suggests lighting the candle and praying between 8 pm and 9 pm each evening.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The challenges of these present days are unfamiliar.  Perhaps they have us feeling more cold, distant, suspicious, and despondent toward our neighbour. This is not in keeping with the hope and charity which animate our Christian lives. There is still much to be thankful for in this time when we are unable to gather safely in our churches to worship God, to give thanks, to pray for our needs, and to support one another by our physical presence.

And so, I invite you to step into our Christian tradition, which is an anchor in uncertain times, and join together in prayer. Each evening between 8pm and 9pm place a lit candle visibly in a window of your homes. Please take time during that hour to pray. This could include praying Compline from the Divine Office/Liturgy of the Hours, praying the Rosary or the Jesus Prayer, or reading and meditating on Holy Scripture. Please also take time to offer prayers for delivery from affliction and for an increase in hope. Let our neighbours know that Christians are praying for them and for our local community at this time. Let our hope in the Risen Lord shine into the night dispelling fear and anxiety, and that He may heal our afflictions through His peace and great mercy.



WARNING: Please be careful and do not leave a lit flame in a room unattended.

Ordinariate Parishes live streaming Mass for Laetare Sunday

Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham

Msgr. Carl Reid has already celebrated the Mass for Laetare Sunday in Sydney, Australia.

You can find it at the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross Facebook page.

DSC07124A number of parishes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter are live streaming Mass for Laetare Sunday tomorrow.   If you would like Mass times for your parish added, please do so in the comments section.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham will be live streaming Mass Sunday at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT).   Here’s the note from Fr. Charles Hough regarding Mass on Sunday.

This coming Sunday you will have the opportunity to view Mass at the Cathedral
on our website ( beginning at 9:00 a.m. We will keep this video up
until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. This will continue on Sundays for the foreseeable

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

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 , Sunday March 22nd 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.

In the meantime, here is an interesting reflection from Fr. Scharbach of Mount Calvary Catholic Church.

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

As we close ourselves in and businesses close down, the projected longterm effects on our livelihood start to look more ominous. When will the economy recover? This crisis could be a defining event for a generation as global relationships are permanently changed along will our public habits. It already feels, at times, like the end of the world as we know it.

All this may not be as catastrophic as the fall of Rome, but the perspective of Augustine in the wake of that disruption can apply to us as well:

“Rome has collapsed and your hearts are outraged by this. Rome was built by men like yourself. Since when did you believe that men had the power to build things that are eternal? Your souls, filled with the light of the Holy Spirit, will not perish.”

In all this is abundant hope. Joseph said to his brothers: “What you intended for evil, God intended for good.” If Joseph were a metaphor for a civilization, there would be a lot of permanent loss during his time in the dungeon. But God used that trial to raise him up to a place much higher than he was before.

Likewise, St. Augustine writes, “The whole of history since the ascension of Jesus into heaven is concerned with one work only: the building and perfecting of this ‘City of God’.”

God will ultimately use this trial for the good of his people who are citizens of the City of God.

In Christ,
Fr. Scharbach

For those on the West Coast,  Holy Martyrs Catholic Church has the following schedule of Masses online:

Noon Daily  (3 pm.  EDT)
10 AM & Noon Sundays  (1 PM and 3 PM EDT)

12:30pm – 6pm Daily

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.


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


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