Young Adults Group

Young adults ages 18-35 are invited to join the Assumption DC YA group. We meet regularly for bible study, fellowship and prayer. Street evangelization and outreach are an integral part of our faith sharing, but we also encourage small group networking and friendship.  For more information, check out the ADC Young Adult Facebook page.

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. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, earlier this year in honor of the archdiocese’s 75th anniversary.

“It’s about relationship and getting members to be in a relationship with God and a relationship with each other in terms of building up the kingdom of God,” said Msgr. East, who has been a part of the revival since its start in 1989. “The kingdom of God we’re talking about is right here on earth. We want to make an impact, a positive impact on Southeast Washington.”

A positive effect was the reason the revival got its start 25 years ago.

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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, they know Christ in a special way,” said Ryan Hehman, director of Assumption Parish’s Pope Francis Outreach Center. “We hope our efforts reach out to those who hurt the most and are in need the most, especially those in need not just of material help, but of love and friendship.”

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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.  The parish will host other milestone events throughout the upcoming year.  For 100 years, Assumption parishioners have been a beacon of faith and hope in Southeast DC, ministering to an inner city congregation full of life and love.  Come join us throughout this year and beyond as we continue the joyful celebration of our history and faith.

One of the oldest Catholic Churches in Washington, The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was founded in 1916 in South East, Washington, DC in the Village of Congress Heights. The parish soon became a center for social and recreational activity and to this day remains a vibrant part of the life of Congress Heights/Anacostia.