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We Have Good News

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Anniversary celebration recap Psalm – “Go out to all the world and tell the good news!” (Old) newcomers “Family” Examples of parish evangelization First (like Israel) “District” Street Evangelization YA dinner / invite second (like Gentiles) “I will send” Salvation etc “I do not know where u r from” http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_21st_Sunday_2016.MP3Podcast: Play […]

Proclaim the Greatness of the Lord

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant” – Lk 1:46-48 On behalf of the Anniversary Committee, I hope that you truly enjoyed our celebration of the parish’s 100th anniversary. Our ancestors would be happy with what we […]

Centennial Celebration Gallery

On Sunday, August 14, the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Washington, D.C. celebrated it’s 100th year with a Centennial Mass and luncheon.  Bishop Wuerl was in attendance and parishioners from throughout the years came to honor the history and faithfulness of this parish home.  Enjoy these images from the event.

Congratulations on 100 Years!

Beloved parishioners, Congratulations on your 100th anniversary!  I am so happy for you, and proud of you as your spiritual father.  When we kicked off our jubilee celebration last August, I wrote to you about the spiritual significance of our anniversary: It is a year of particular celebration and graces that originated in Sacred Scripture and […]

Be Prepared

19th Sunday – Hospital story Anointing Funerals – Prepared? Univ. / family —> call priest! Salvation, but healing Gospel Be prepared! YG story? Always ready / state of grace Sacraments Relationship w Christ Stay in touch Be vigilant (as would with a friend) http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_19th_Sunday_2016.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Store Up Treasure in Heaven

8th Sunday How do we spend our free time? Prayer?  Service? Heavenly things or earthly? Building up or going around? True leisure = renewal Too much = idolatry Mass / Eucharist – greatest way to become rich in what matters to God http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_18th_Sunday_2016.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Anointing of the Sick

“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the presbyters [i.e. “priests”] of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, […]

State of Grace

This saying of the Lord from today’s Gospel (Lk 12:32-48) is part of the funeral rite for Christians. It is the Gospel passage used at the “Vigil of the Deceased”, otherwise known as a viewing or wake. As Catholics, we understand that to “be prepared” means to be in a state of grace (the Grace […]

NBCC issues call to prayer

The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) invites Black Catholics and all people of good will to join in a time of prayer and action. We believe in the power of prayer. We also believe that we must cooperate with how God will answer our prayers. Hence, the NBCC asks you to join us in offering […]