Events and Special Liturgies, 2017 – 2018

During the year we have many special liturgies and events. Here is a sampling from the current liturgical year.

The Solemnity of Pentecost, Sunday, May 20, 2018

Solemn Mass for Whitsun at 11:30 AM began with a Procession with a Station at the Font.

The first reading of Acts 2:1-11 was recited in various languages from English to German to Latin to Spanish to Japanese to Irish Gaelic and French:

Father vested with Chasuble and Maniple before the Offertory. This video shows Father censing the altar:

The recessional:


At the Solemn Evensong & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 5:00 PM. the Most Reverend Arthur L. Kennedy was the preacher. The officiant was Fr Bradford with Deacon Michael Connelly assisting.

Bishop Connelly preaching:

A reception followed.

Sung Mass with Decalogue and Solemn Evensong & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Sunday, February 25th

Reverend Father Peter Stravinskas was our guest homilist. Fr. Stravinskas was here last March for a Lenten Mission. You can read about the mission and Father’s background here.

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Thursday, February 22nd

Solemn Mass and Sermon at St. Lawrence Church. This is the Feast of Title of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.


At 7:30 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018 we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a blessing and distribution of candles, solemn Procession, and Solemn High Mass and Sermon. The blessing of throats followed this service as well as a reception.

Here are some photographs from the evening: