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It’s good that we are here

2nd Sunday in Lent One place in the world you’d want to be? On the mountain @ Transfiguration    “It’s good that we are here”    Awesome / Glory Life in Christ    It’s good that we are here    Peace, happiness, joy The gift of the present    Mass / Eucharist    Grace http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_2nd_Sunday_Lent_2019.MP3Podcast: Play in new […]

Filled with the Holy Spirit

1st Sunday of Lent Ash Wed Ninevites Fasting / repentance Christ     Model for fasting; spiritual and physical     Filled with the Holy Spirit     On his game: strong and clear-minded     Able to see lies of devil and resist his temptations “Filled with the Holy Spirit”      Eucharist Go all in on Lent / “no one […]

Lenten Preparation & FAQ

The holy and penitential season of Lent starts this Wednesday. Here are the main events in the church during Lent: ● Ash Wednesday Mass, 12:10 pm ● Daily Mass, 12:10 pm ● Eucharistic Adoration, Wednesdays, 10 am – 6 pm ● Confessions, Wednesdays, 11 am – 12 noon ● Stations of the Cross, Fridays, after […]

Unpacking the Sermon on the Mount

We are in the midst of St. Luke’s account of the Sermon on the Mount with today’s Gospel (Lk 6:27-38). The Sermon might get more notoriety in St. Matthew’s Gospel, but the Lord’s words still pack a powerful punch through St. Luke. I’d like to do a little un-packing here with many of the strong […]

50th Anniversary ADW Annual Appeal

Frequently Asked Questions How much of my donation will be used for administrative overhead? NONE. Every penny of your contribution – 100% – goes directly to the programs and charities that are part of the Appeal. All administrative costs associated with the Appeal are paid for from separate funding sources of the Archdiocese. How can […]

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord

6th Sunday Msgr Al Schwartz     Poverty of Christ “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord” Poor     Fruitfulness / Success     Vertical / Horizontal “Blessed are the poor” Promises – next lifeResurrection / Eucharist http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_6th_Sunday_2019.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

50th Anniversary of the Annual Appeal

 A Time for Reflection The theme of the 2019 Appeal is “Our Faith. Our Hope. Our Mission.” and is much different from a one-time special collection. It is a pledge campaign where you can make a gift, today, payable over ten months that will help support the ministries and mission of all our faith communities […]

Encountering God

Getting ahead in the world is something many see as important. Success, a comfortable life, and worldly securities are seen as what is needed to achieve happiness. Whether or not we like to admit it, these pursuits are operative in many of our lives. As much as we want to believe in the Gospel, we […]