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And the Two Shall Become One Flesh

This Sunday’s Gospel (Mk 10:2-16) gives me a chance to make a few points about the glorious sacrament of Holy Matrimony in my homily and this bulletin reflection: “But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to […]

Pope Represents Authority of Heaven

Last Wednesday’s Gospel (Lk 9:1-6) at Mass was so fitting for the Holy Father’s full day in D.C. That is the passage where the Lord tells the Apostles to “take nothing for the journey” but the authority and power he gives them. Pope Francis’s universal popularity is based, in large part, to his simplicity and […]

Don’t Forget to Pray for Our Pope

This is a historic week in our beloved city of Washington, and particularly for the Archdiocese. If you are not able to be with Pope Francis physically on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, be with him spiritually. PRAY that God will protect him and keep everyone safe during the events. PRAY that God will inspire his […]

Outreach Center bears name and spirit of Pope Francis

  TEST Volunteers and staff of the Pope Francis Outreach Center in Southeast Washington say they hope the upcoming visit to Washington of its namesake will help the faithful better know and love the poor. “Pope Francis said that the poor are not to be pitied because Jesus is present among them. In their suffering, […]

We Are Called to Serve the Poor

From today’s second reading: “Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?” – Jas 2:5 How blessed are we as a parish to serve those who are heirs of the kingdom? How blessed are […]

Centennial Celebration Begins

  August 2015 begins the year-long Centennial Celebration for Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Southeast DC.  Parishioners gathered for a special Mass with Cardinal Wuerl on August 2 to join their prayers in thanksgiving to God and His Blessed Mother for the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Assumption Parish. […]