Rorate Caeli

Rorate on the Road ... in Hagerstown, Maryland

Yesterday, Rorate was roaming the Pennsylvania countryside, and needed a traditional Latin Mass that didn't require a ride two hours into Washington, D.C. A friend from the area recommended we check out the new(er) TLM at St. Mary's Church in downtown Hagerstown, MD. And we're really glad we did.

St. Mary's is a nice, old church that has kept its main altar, side altars and altar rail. The crowd was over 50 people and we were treated to a surprisingly firm sermon, part of which was based on Halloween, and what was acceptable as good fun for kids and what wasn't -- even what led to homes and people allowing evil to enter them via the way they dress themselves and their homes during Halloween. 

The time of the Mass is 12:50 p.m. every Sunday and there's a very large parking lot, so there's no need to worry about finding a spot. 

We'd recommend this Mass for anyone in the area and urge those of you that know serious Catholics there to send them this post and ask them to give it a try. 

224 W. Washington St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-0390 tel