Saturday, January 25, 2014

Solemn High Mass following March for Life

On Wednesday, January 22nd, following the 40th annual March for Life in Washington, DC, a Solemn High Mass in the Presence of a Greater Prelate was held at a filled-to-capacity Old St. Mary's in Chinatown for the repose of the soul of the March for Life foundress, Nellie Gray, who passed away in 2012.

Fr. Abbot Philip Anderson of Clear Creek Abbey, Oklahoma, was the celebrant for the Mass, Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth (of the Oratorians in Formation in the Community of St. Phillip Neri, Washington, DC) assisted as deacon, and Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP as subdeacon. Bp. Thomas Paprocki (Springfield, Illinois) assisted in choir, as did other clerics.

A social, sponsored by Juventutem Michigan and Juventutem DC, was held following the Mass and attended by more than 200 young people.

The following pictures of the Mass are courtesy of Juventutem Michigan; other photos of the Solemn High Mass, Holy Hour from the evening of January 21st, early morning low Mass before the March, and Juventutem social following the Solemn High Mass can be found here.

Bishop Paprocki with leaders of Juventutem affiliates from around the country at the social following Mass

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