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The Church is Called to Help

I have attended two meetings with Christian churches of Ward 8 that have discussed initiatives to help our community, especially in relation to stemming the violence. I would like us as a parish to think and pray about what we are called to do now and in the future to help our neighborhood. Here are […]

Two become one

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 4, 2015 Upcoming revival and healing Mass Cali boy Laurel woman Diff Types of healing Weddings Examples 29% Catholic divorce 80%. Cohabitation divorce 4%. NFP divorce Marr prep “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” – Confucius Two become one One […]

Jesus, Show Us the Way

The 25th annual East of the River Revival starts Monday, offering four days of faith-based events for the young and old hoping to reconnect with their religion. This year’s revival theme is “Jesus, Show Us the Way,” a message thatMsgr. Ray East said ties in well with the local synod called by Cardinal Donald W. […]

Hearts built by God to be attached only to Him

The East of the River Revival was awesome! Indeed, it was powerful, electric stuff with the Holy Spirit. I was there on Monday night when the revivalist, Deacon Harold, gave a rousing, inspiring, and insightful talk. The Lord moved some hearts through him! There were some entertaining moments as well. When the deacon spoke about […]

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 […]