Past Events

Photo of part of the temporary altar and some of the attendees of the Traditional Latin Mass in Room H-137 of the United States Capitol on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the invitation of Speaker Johnson, Chairman Jordan, and Rep. Meuser, marking the first anniversary of the infamous FBI memo targeting traditional Catholics. Photo credit: Ed Condon/Pillar Media.

Latin Mass at the U.S. Capitol

On January 23, 2023, an internal FBI memo was leaked, in which traditional Catholics were called “violent extremists” and compared to domestic terrorists.

On the one year anniversary of that memo, Tuesday, January 23, 2024, we celebrated the Traditional Latin Mass in the United States Capitol, as fully American as anyone else.

An estimated 60-70 faithful were in attendance, ranging from an infant to octogenarians.

We wish to thank Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, and Congressman Dan Meuser, as well as their respective staffs, for their show of solidarity with American traditional Catholics and their help in making this Mass happen.

The Mass was widely reported in Catholic and secular media, including in The Pillar (here and here), Catholic News Agency, the National Catholic Register, the Catholic World Report, Catholic Vote, Fr. Z's Blog, Rorate Cæli, LifeSite News, OnePeterFive, CatholicCulture.org, Crisis Magazine, the Daily Caller, and National Review Online.

Contrary to some media reports, this private Mass was indeed licit.

ALMS Speaker Series: Dr. John C. Rao

For the December installment of the ALMS Speaker Series, Dr. John C. Rao delivered a lecture on "Criminal Ugliness: The Modern Western Assault on the Good, the True, and the Beautiful."

Dr. Rao holds a D.Phil. in Modern European History from the University of Oxford and is a former associate professor of history at St. John's University in New York City. Since 1991 he has served as the Director of the Roman Forum.

Special thanks to Holy Family Academy for allowing us to hold this event on their campus.

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Watch the lecture here on YouTube.

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DC Rosary Rally for the Latin Mass & Bishop Strickland

Bishop Strickland has been removed from his office as Bishop of Tyler in eastern Texas, in part because he refused to implement Traditionis custudes and cancel the Latin Mass.

We have been praying the Holy Rosary outside the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC, every week for over a year, for the intention of the restoration of the traditional Latin Mass to its former liberty.

This week, join us for the full traditional Rosary – all 15 mysteries – as we add Bishop Strickland to our prayers.

Same time, same place – 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, outside the Apostolic Nunciature.

If you haven't been to the DC Rosary Rally in a while, now is the time to return. Bring your friends. The Church is desperately in need of prayers and bold, public witness to the absolute necessity of Tradition.

For those who live afar or can't make it in person, we invite you to add your pledge of prayers to our Spiritual Bouquet for Bishop Strickland.

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ALMS Speaker Series: Ed Pentin

For the November installment of the ALMS Speaker Series, Ed Pentin delivered an exclusive update on "The Synod on Synodality: New Springtime or Pandora's Box?"

Mr. Pentin is a leading Vatican correspondent, writing for publications including the National Catholic Register, EWTN, and the Catholic Herald UK. He is the author of The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family (Ignatius Press, 2015) and The Next Pope — The Leading Cardinal Candidates (Sophia Institute Press, 2020).

Events and speakers like this are only possible with your support. Please prayerfully consider contributing by making a tax-deductible donation to the Arlington Latin Mass Society.

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Emperor Karl League of Prayer: Feast Day Mass and Lectures

On Sat. Oct. 21 at 2 p.m., the Emperor Karl League of Prayer sponsored the annual Solemn Mass for the Feast of Bl. Karl of Austria at St. Mary Mother of God in Washington, DC. (Due to the Archdiocese of Washington's implementation of Traditionis custodes, this Mass was in the Novus Ordo.) 

Veneration of the relic of Bl. Karl followed, and Archduke Paul Hapsburg, son of Hungarian ambassador to the Holy See Eduard Hapsburg and cousin of Bl. Karl, was in attendance.

ALMS Speaker Series: Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

For the October installment of the ALMS Speaker Series, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski delivered a lecture on "Liturgical Obedience, The Imitation of Christ, & The Seductions of Autonomy."

Dr. Kwasniewski is a renowned theological and liturgical scholar, a regular contributor to publications including New Liturgical Movement, OnePeterFive, Rorate Caeli, LifeSiteNews, and Latin Mass Magazine, and a composer of sacred music. Among his most recent works are The Once and Future Roman Rite (TAN Books, 2022) and The Road from Hyperpapalism to Catholicism (Arouca, 2022).

Special thanks to Holy Family Academy for hosting us for this event.

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ALMS Speaker Series: Fr. Richard Nichols, SJ

For the September installment of the ALMS Speaker Series, Father Richard Nichols, S.J., delivered a lecture on the history of the Jesuits' relationship with the traditional Latin Mass.

Father Nichols is a priest of the Society of Jesus and a chaplain at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

Special thanks to the Holy Land Franciscan Friars for allowing us to hold this event at the Monastery.

Watch the lecture on here on YouTube.

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Emperor Karl League of Prayer: Lecture Mini-Series

On Wed. Sept. 27 and Wed. Oct. 4, Suzanne Pearson of the Emperor Karl League of Prayer delivered lectures on Bl. Karl as Patron for Young People and on Bl. Karl's Amazing Faith, respectively, at St. Mary Mother of God in Washington, DC.

The Collegium: Gala

On Fri. Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m., the Collegium Sanctorum Angelorum (or simply The Collegium) held its gala at the Columbus Club of Arlington, featuring Tim Flanders, editor of OnePeterFive, and special guest Patrick Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society

Guests had the opportunity to meet the faculty and students of The Collegium, hear its schola and musicians, and listen to Mr. Flanders' message about The Collegium addressing the cultural crisis.

On Saturday, September 9, 2023, Catholics from across the country took part in the Third National Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage, in penance and reparation for the destruction of the Western liturgical patrimony through Traditionis custodes and its various local implementations, and praying for the restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass and sacraments to their former liberty.

Photos from the pilgrimage are available here on Facebook. Our president Noah Peters' speech on the steps of St. Matthew's Cathedral in DC is available here on YouTube, and prepared remarks by special guest Michael Hichborn, president of the Lepanto Institute, are published here at Rorate Caeli.

Dominican Rite High Mass & ALMS Speaker Series: Fr. Leo Camurati, OP

For the August installment of the ALMS Speaker Series, Father Leo Camurati, OP, delivered a lecture on the Dominican Rite, followed by a Sung Votive Mass of St. Dominic in the same rite.

Father Camurati is a Dominican Friar of the Eastern Province and a high school chaplain in the Archdiocese of New York.

Watch the lecture here on YouTube.

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ALMS Speaker Series: Sr. Dede Byrne, POSC

On Saturday, July 29, Sister Deirdre Byrne, POSC, will deliver a lecture for the ALMS Speaker Series, on "Being in the State of Grace as God's Foot-Soldiers." 

Sister's talk followed the weekly DC Rosary Rally at 9 a.m. at the Apostolic Nunciature, and marked the one year anniversary of consistent weekly witness to the power and beauty of the Traditional Latin Mass.

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Pilgrims gathered at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC.

The Second Semi-Annual National Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage for the Restoration of the Latin Mass took place on Saturday, March 25, 2023, the Feast of the Annunciation.

Cruel and unjust restrictions on the celebration of Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), having taken effect last fall, continue to plague the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Arlington and the Archdiocese of Washington, as well as many other places throughout the world.

Over 100 faithful sons and daughters of Holy Mother Church from near and far braved the cold and heavy rain to make the 5-mile pilgrimage from St. Thomas More Cathedral in Arlington, Virginia, to St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral in Washington, DC, praying for the restoration of the liberty of the Traditional Latin Mass and sacraments.

So long as the Christifideles continue to suffer under these restrictions, it will remain necessary to make public acts of penance and reparation, and to witness boldly and openly to the beauty and evangelistic power of the traditional Roman Rite liturgy. And so the National Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage will continue until unfettered access to the Latin Mass is restored to the faithful.

Next pilgrimage will be Saturday, September 9, 2023.

Speaker Series: Father John Perricone

The second installment of the ALMS Speaker Series was on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at the chapel of Holy Family Academy in Manassas, Virginia.

Father John Perricone offered reflections on "Why the Extraordinary Form is Extraordinary," and about the principal aspects of the Traditional Latin Mass that guarantee fidelity to the Catholic Faith and personal sanctification.

Father Perricone is a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, where he celebrates the Latin Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Jersey City, NJ. 

Many thanks to Holy Family Academy for graciously hosting this event.

Watch the lecture here on YouTube

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Day of Worship with the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem

On Sunday, January 29, 2023, members of the ALMS Fellowship visited with the Canons Regular in Charles Town, WV, for a day of worship, beginning with Sung Lauds early in the morning, later followed by Solemn Mass, fellowship with the Canons, and concluding with Solemn Vespers and Sung Compline.


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Speaker Series: Praying with Art ft. Renata Wieczorek

On Sunday, December 18, 2022, as the first installment of the ALMS Speaker Series, local Catholic artist Renata Grzan Wieczorek presented Advent meditations on praying with sacred art at the National Gallery in Washington, DC. View details here.

The Catholic Mass: Discussion ft. +Schneider, Kwasniewski, Montagna

On Tuesday, October 17, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., Sophia Institute Press hosted a pair of talks by Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Diane Montagna, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington. The topic was Bishop Schneider's recent book, The Catholic Mass: Steps to Restore the Centrality of God to the Liturgy.

Dr. Kwasniewski's talk, titled "Cursed Cultus or Worthy Worship: The Choice that Faces Us", as well as Bishop Schneider's talk and the subsequent Q&A, may be viewed at right.

On September 17, 2022, approximately 300 Catholics went on pilgrimage from the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington, Va., to the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, DC, marking the 15th anniversary of the eponymous motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI, and making a public act of sorrow and reparation for the restrictions on the TLM recently implemented in the Diocese of Arlington, the Archdiocese of Washington, and elsewhere throughout the world. The pilgrimage will continue until the Western liturgical patrimony is liberated.

Pilgrims gathered at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC.