[Watch this for updates. Apparently there is something after the Pontifical Mass that may conflict for some people.]
Since there is going to be a Pontifical Mass (Usus Antiquior) at Old St. Mary’s in Washington DC. (5th and H Sts. NW), this might be a good opportunity for a blognic.
The Pontifical Mass starts at 6 pm. I suppose it will end around 7:30. People could coagulate at the Irish Channel right away or go over after the Mass. Perhaps a few people might stake out a zone.
The location for the blognic will be at the Irish Channel (500 H St. NW (202-216-0046)), just across from Old St. Mary’s.
The celebrant for the Pontifical Mass on Friday evening is Bp. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop in Chicago. Juventutem Michigan is sponsoring the Mass.
For your opportune knowledge, on Friday morning there will be a Missa Cantata at 8 a.m at Old St. Mary’s commemorating Nellie Gray. This will be in the morning of the March for Life. This is sponsored by the Paulus Institute, who organized the great Pontifical Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington a few years ago. What an event that was.
Here is a quick poll to see who might be able to come to the blognic on Friday after the Pontifical Mass.
PS: I’ll be getting into DC on Wednesday. I should spend some time in the National Gallery in the afternoon, but it closes at 5. After that, supper will have to be found. Dunno… Chinese perhaps? If someone has an idea, drop me a line.