Mass on Mass

Massachusetts Ave near 35th and Fulton NW

Washington, DC

About

Be the change you want to see in the Catholic Church. Come celebrate at an inclusive, public, open-air Mass led by a Roman Catholic woman priest on Sunday, October 13. The triangle park is located on “Mass” Ave. near the Naval Observatory, just two blocks up the hill from the Vatican Embassy.

Break bread with one of over 250 Catholic women around the world who have become priests as part of an underground movement launched in 2002, with the secret ordination of seven women on the Danube River in Germany (conducted by a male bishop). Some of the women are married, some are single, many are mothers and grandmothers, and all are prepared in theology, liturgy, and sacraments in the Catholic tradition. There are now eight Roman Catholic women priests in the DC-Baltimore-Annapolis region who hold weekly Mass. Breaking the rules? More like living into the always-changing Church, and following their calling in an act of prophetic obedience.

“Behold, I am making something new.” (Isaiah 43:19) Be a part of history by witnessing the simple goodness of inclusive Catholic ordination.

The first Mass On Mass took place on Mother’s Day/Vocations Sunday in May 2019. Both events are in solidarity with Maria 2.0, a Catholic women’s strike in Germany to help bring about serious reform.

All are encouraged to wear white. Rain or shine. Bring a friend, a lawn chair or blanket, and a snack to share afterwards if you’d like.

WHIMM

Mass on Mass is being organized by WHIMM (Washington Home Inclusive Monthly Mass), a Roman Catholic movement begun in February 2019 by Washington, DC-area neighbors to help renew the Church by experiencing a new model of ordained ministry. Once a month, we hold a home Mass led by a Roman Catholic Woman Priest from the Baltimore-Annapolis-Washington Living Water Inclusive Catholic Community. The hope is to build something better so we can see it and flourish in it. The gatherings are inclusive, and all are welcome at the table to celebrate God’s creation.

For more information on WHIMM, email us at whimmdc@gmail.com.