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Let God Do His Thing

Baptisms     Prep: Reviving!     Could you teach?     Catholicism 101 / RCIA Readings     Baptism – cleansing waters          Disease (leprosy)= sin          Physical (OT) / spiritual (NT)     Confession – remove excommunication      Eucharist – give thanks Grace (thru priest)   […]

Choose Life

A few weeks ago, I started our conversation about the upcoming election.  My main point was that Catholics vote according to our consciences, not according to political party or candidate.  And, our consciences are formed by the Lord through the Church.  So, that leads to the question: what does the Church say about this election?  […]

Faith is a Gift

Last week, I had a fascinating conversation with a Jewish man who married a Catholic woman with whom I’m friends. They have two kids who are in their early teens and have been raised Catholic. It was very intriguing to hear him speak about the Catholic faith because he has read and discussed much about […]

Heaven, it’s all good

26th Sunday (Children’s Mass) Heaven      What’s your pic of heaven      It’s all good!      How do we get there? Righteousness      Doing what is right / good      Living for others and not yourself Devotion      Sunday Mass / Eucharist   http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_26th_Sunday_2016.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Do You Give of Your Time, Talent and Treasure?

Beloved parishioners, You will see a copy of the parish financial report in this week’s bulletin. As you will notice, we are very blessed to be in a solid financial situation. I said in my homily last week that everything we have comes from God. This is true for us as a church, as a […]

Our True Wealth is in Heaven

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bible study Cycle / readings / themes Gospel Similarities / prodigal son Use of money / small matters Belongs to another Heaven / Great matters Belongs to us Eucharist http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_25th_Sunday_2016.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Vote Your Conscience

We’re less than two months away from Election Day in the U.S. As Catholics, we vote according to our conscience, not according to political party or candidate. God gives us our consciences (His voice within us) and the Church helps to form them. So, on behalf of the Church, I’ll be presenting the best materials […]

How to Start a Conversation of Faith

Last week, I had dinner with several priests who are pastors in D.C. They asked how things are going in our parish, and I told them about our new street evangelization program which begins this weekend. They were intrigued, and wanted to know all about it! It was obviously good and reaffirming to see the […]

A New Saint: Teresa of Calcutta

Today, the Church canonizes Blessed Teresa of Calcutta a saint! We rejoice with the Missionaries of Charity that their founder is, in fact, in Heaven. This is what a canonization is: a statement of fact that the person is in Heaven and that he or she lived a life of heroic virtue. To get a […]