8:00 AM - Said Mass - Rite 1
This is a simple mass conducted from the Book of Common Prayer (1979) using Rite 1 (traditional) language. There is no music. Scripture readings are taken from the New Revised Standard Version of The Holy Bible and the psalms are drawn from the BCP Psalter. There is a sermon. The mass lasts one hour.
9:30 AM - La Misa en Español - Lutheran or Episcopal Ordo (Orden luterano o episcopal)
Esta misa es conducida enteramente en español. La misa sigue el orden luterano utilizando el Libro de Liturgia y Cántico o sigue el orden episcopal utilizando el Libro de Oración Común. Hay música y un sermón. La misa dura una hora con refrescos en seguida.
This mass is conducted entirely in Spanish. The mass follows the Lutheran Ordo using the Libro de Liturgia y Cántico or the Episcopal Ordo using the Book of Common Prayer. There is music and a sermon. The mass lasts one hour and is usually followed by coffee hour.
11:00 AM - High Mass - Rite 2, occasionally Rite 1
This mass incorporates the full ceremonial of Western liturgical tradition. The parts of mass are largely chanted and incense is used (lots of it!). The primary structure of the mass utilizes Rite 2 (contemporary language) from the Book of Common Prayer (1979), but includes elements from the Anglican Missal. The Ordinary of the Mass (i.e., the Gloria, Creed, Sanctus/Benedictus, and Agnus Dei) varies between Rite 1 and Rite 2 language, seasonally. The mass also uses the chanted propers of the day. The Scripture readings are taken from the New Revised Standard Version of The Holy Bible, but the psalms, which are chanted, utilize a variety of psalters. On special Holy Days and on various occasions the mass may be offered using Rite 1 language. There are hymns at this mass and are taken from The Hymnal 1982 and Lift Every Voice and Sing II. From mid-to-late-October until Corpus Christi Sunday there is a choir consisting of volunteers from the parish and three paid section leaders. There is a sermon. The mass generally lasts an hour-and-a-quarter to an hour-and-a-half, but may run longer on major Solemnities and Holy Days. There is normally a lavish coffee hour immediately following. (During construction of our parish hall, coffee hours have been scaled back significantly.)
7:00 PM - Low Mass
This is one of our weekday masses. It is a Rite 2 low mass, meaning it is simple in its celebration, and recognizes various Holy Days, feasts, and commemorations, according to Holy Women, Holy Men, as they occur. The mass may be conducted entirely in English or bilingually in English and Spanish, depending on the make-up of the congregation that evening. A homily is offered by the priest and is interactive; anyone may participate, but no one is required to do so. Often there is an offertory hymn sung a capella. The mass lasts 30-45 minutes.
First Thursday of the Month
7:00 PM - Rosary & Devotions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Every month on the first Thursday of the Month members of the Cell of the Holy House of Our Lady of Walsingham and St. Martin de Porres gather to pray the Rosary and offer special prayers at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. The traditional Roman rosary is used and the mysteries vary seasonally. (Advent through Epiphanytide: Joyful; Lent: Sorrowful; Eastertide: Glorious; Ordinary Time: Luminous) For each mystery a meditation and prayers are offered using a resource from the Holy House in Walsingham, UK. Following the Rosary, an office hymn of the Blessed Virgin is sung and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament follows immediately thereafter. The service lasts one hour. It is not necessary to be a member of the cell to participate. All are welcome.
9:30 AM - Low Mass or Morning Prayer
Worship occurs every Friday morning and alternates weekly between Morning Prayer and Low Mass. Morning Prayer (Rite 2) comes directly from the Book of Common Prayer (1979) and is lay led. When mass is celebrated, it is a Rite 2 low mass and recognizes various Holy Days, feasts, and commemorations, according to Holy Women, Holy Men, as they occur. The mass may be conducted entirely in English or bilingually in English and Spanish, depending on the make-up of the congregation that morning. A homily is offered by the priest and is interactive; anyone may participate, but no one is required to do so. Often there is an offertory hymn sung a capella. Morning prayer lasts 30 minutes and low mass lasts 30-45 minutes.