There are currently 2 Masses each Sunday:
8 AM Low Mass which is a spoken service and is held in the Lady Chapel to the right side of the church as you enter. This is a quieter service with no music.
10 AM Missa Cantata or Sung Mass which is celebrated at the high altar in the main body of the church. This service makes use of the organ, choir, incense and bells.
Wednesday Mass & Class
Noon Low Mass (spoken) in the Lady Chapel followed by a Bible study and fellowship in the undercroft (downstairs) of the church. This Mass & Class is lead by Bishop Owen Williams.
Our primary Sunday service, the Sung Mass is about an hour and a half. Other services may be a bit longer - but never long enough for those who are truly worshiping God.
It has been said that our services are a bit longer than a soap opera without all of the corruption or commercials.
Anglican practice and Catholic Tradition teach us that baptism and confirmation by a bishop in succession to the Apostles are among the requirements for a regular and frequent reception of Holy Communion. We should not only be free from serious sin (the remedy for serious sin is a sincere confession), but be "in love and charity wtih our neighbour."
For those who are able to do so, ancient practice directs us to receive the Blessed Sacrament fasting.
For more information on receiving the holy Eucharist please come early and speak to the priest prior to the Mass.
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th
10:45 PM - Prelude of Christmas Music
11:00 PM – The Christ Mass (First Mass of Christmas or the “Midnight Mass”) with Organ and Choir
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th
10:00 AM – Mass of Christmas (Second Christ Mass or Mass of Christmas Day) with Organ
All Masses make use of the American edition of the Anglican Missal. As much as possible we endeavor to provide a detailed Mass booklet to help worshipers follow along.
We also offer other services like morning prayer (Matins), evening prayer (Vespers), and occasional services such as baptism and matrimony. These services are conducted according to the usage of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.
St. Mary of the Angels has a rich heritage of classical choral music and we have one of the finest organist/choirmaster in the country. In addition, our hymns are commonly selected from the 1940 Hymnal - timeless hymns that you know and love!