St. Mary Mother of God Church
5th and H Sts. NW, Washington, DC,
Fri. Jan. 25, 8:00 a.m., the Day of the 2013 March for Life
The Paulus Institute, an association of the Catholic faithful dedicated to the propagation of the Sacred Liturgy, is pleased to sponsor a Mass in remembrance of Nellie Gray, the ardent prolife advocate and architect of the annual March for Life.
Fr. Alfred J. Harris, pastor of St. Mary’s, has graciously scheduled the Mass for the convenience of all who can attend. Fr. Harris celebrated Nellie’s Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s in the traditional form, a Missa Cantata, with Sean Cardinal O’Malley and Donald Cardinal Wuerl participating in choir.
The Mass will be in the extraordinary form (traditional Latin Mass), dear to Nellie’s heart. For years, she was a regular figure in the third row pew of St. Mary’s at the Sunday 9 a.m. traditional Mass. Recently, Nellie had desired a Mass for March participants to be arranged by The Paulus Institute at St. Mary’s.
The Mass will be that of the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, patron of The Paulus Institute, providentially occurring on the date of this year's March. The celebrant will be Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, F.S.S.P. St. Mary’s schola will sing the propers. A professional choir will sing a prelude of the Stanford "Beati Quorum Via" and Offertory Bruckner "Os Justi" and Communion "Justorum animae" by Saint-Saens. The ordinary will be the Rhineberger Mass in G.