Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Reader Needs Some Help...

A reader has posed a question to me:

We (her and her husband) live in the Diocese of Arlington. They are looking for a traditional Catholic Church in the district. We have been to St. Mary's (in Chinatown) but wonder if there are others. Can you help?

In the past, our readers have suggested: St. Bernadette's in Silver Spring, MD, St. John Newman (Gaithersburg) and Little Flower (Bethesda).

Any in the district that someone can recommend? (Oh, and please don't recommend Trinity in Georgetown.)


Mr Flapatap said...

I recommend St Gabriel and the Basilica of the National Shrine.

Michael said...

Define traditional.

Read my descriptions of the District's churches at www.capitolcatholic.blogspot.com

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

There are a number of good parishes that offer the TLM: St. John the Baptist in Front Royal, St. Lawrence in Alexandria, I believe St. Michael's in Annandale also offers the TLM. St. John the Beloved in McLean has either the NO in Latin or the TLM. Ditto St. Catherine of Siena in Great Falls. St. Mary's in Old Town is also good -- not sure about the TLM there. Other good parishes: St. Raymond of Penafort in Springfield, Holy Trinity in Gainesville. Stay away from Good Shepherd in Alex. Our Lady of Good Counsel in Arlington, St. Charles in Arlington, St. Anthony's in Falls Church. You can tell a lot about a parish by looking at its website.



First, I enjoy your blog and have periodically stopped by it.

I think a parish that hosts VOTF meetings, would not be considered traditional (St. Rose of Lima). A parish which stands up and applaudes VP Biden (Trinity). Parishes which allow for open prayers to change the church's teaching on homosexuality or celibate clergy. (St. Al's). These are what I would not call traditional.