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Advent is preparing the way

First place! It has been many years since we Redskins fans can say that our beloved team is first in our division in early December. And, we are actually surging, with some analysts saying that we are playing our best football of the season. This is exciting! Now, I know, it is possible that this […]

The Origins of Advent

First Sunday of Advent What is Advent? Advent, which comes from the Latin word for “arrival” or “coming,” is a period of preparation for the birth of our Lord. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and is the start of the Christmas season, which lasts through the Baptism of Our Lord. The first Sunday of […]

Truth vs Feelings

34th Sunday in Ordinary Time Nov 22, 2015 Christ the King – “Truth versus Feelings” Gospel / feast Kingdom in this world? Truth Mission of Christ Truth of kingdom Truth vs feelings Kingdom of God v Kingdom of world http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_11.21.15.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Two Judgments-One Soul

One of the new happenings at Assumption that I forgot to mention in last week’s bulletin is the young adult group. We had our first social event a couple weeks ago, and then our first Bible study last week. What a great group! They are good, fun, and smart people. At Bible study, we discussed […]

Big Weekend for Assumption

Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time This is a big weekend in our parish. First, we distributed over 200 Thanksgiving baskets with turkeys to families in our neighborhood yesterday through the generosity of St. Pius and Our Lady of Mercy parishes. Second, today is the awesome feast of Christ the King! Third, Cardinal Wuerl installs me […]

All In

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Times Nov 8, 2015 Skins / Pats deal All in Both widows / livelihood Gospel: Her offering is “much esteemed” by God (Francis de sales) Lk 4:26: OT widow esteemed by Christ          Trust that God will provide          “Do not be afraid” Widows Show who rich and poor really are Backwards, many […]

The Solemnity of All Saints

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Nov 1, 2015 ALL SAINTS DAY – “Saints think they are sinners; sinners think they are saints” All Saints Canonized + not canonized       Canonized De porres JP II Bakhita Therese, KateriNot canonized Mourn / regular confessees Meek / JP II seminary thy will be done Peacemakers / DC Pastor Bringing […]

Important Parish Announcements

  A parishioner recently told me, “after your installed (as pastor), I hope you get your act together” when it comes to notifying the parish of important, new matters and events. This was half-joking, half-serious. We both laughed, but I will take this opportunity to heed that great advice. We have a new and improved parish […]

Solemnity of All Saints

On All Saints Day, we celebrate all the men and women (canonized and uncanonized saints) who reside in heaven. I’d like to draw special attention to one of the saints on the rear wall of our church: St. Martin de Porres. Please read below about his life and his healing ministry. We should make this […]