Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ordinariate Congregation Moving to Washington D.C.

We have received this news from a parishioner of the Ordinariate Church of St Luke in Bladensburg, Maryland:

St. Luke’s Church in Bladensburg, Maryland, which came into the Catholic Church in October, 2011, will be moving into the District of Columbia this autumn. Upon moving, St Luke’s will become the first congregation of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in the nation’s Capital.

The Archdiocese of Washington has arranged for the Ordinariate community to relocate to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, located at 1315 8th Street, NW (at the corner of 8th and N Streets, NW) in the fast-growing Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC. The beautiful church, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The interior is well-suited to Ordinariate worship, and features a fine organ, an altar rail, and an eastward-facing high altar.

Immaculate Conception’s location offers the Ordinariate community a remarkable opportunity to continue its liturgical and evangelical work in the very heart of the DC metro area.

This coming Saturday, June 28th, the Pastor of St Luke’s Church, Fr. Mark Lewis, will celebrate a Low Mass at Immaculate Conception at 10:00 AM. Following the Mass, Fr. Mark will lead a tour of the church and host a question-and-answer session with members of the legacy DC-area Ordinariate discernment groups and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the Ordinariate.

For more information, please contact Fr. Mark Lewis at

The Church of the Immaculate Conception

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