April 04, 2021 - Easter Sunday - Resurrection of the Lord
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- Year B
Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 (R/.24)
Colossians 3:1-4 or 1Corinthians 5:6b-8
o read Sunday's readings on the USCCB website.
Seeing Is Believing
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Spiritual Communion Before Mass
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
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Sunday Mass at 10 am on
Our Lady of Perpetual Help - DC
Sunday Mass at 10 am on
St. Luke's -DC
Sunday Mass at 11 am on
St. Teresa of Avila - DC
Sunday Mass at 9:30 am on
St. Charles Borromeo - NY
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St. Gabriel's - DC
Sunday Mass at 10:00 am on
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Click here to view the April Sick List
Saturday, April 03
People of the Parish
Sunday, April 04
People of the Parish
Monday, April 05
For: Bill Espenshade - Deceased
By: Fr. Carroll
Tuesday, April 06
For: Moses Ezenwa - Deceased
By: Bernadine Okpala
Wednesday, April 07
For: Sis. Mary Hugh - Deceased
By: Fr. Carroll
Thursday, April 08
For: Sis. Mary Eugene - Deceased
By: Fr. Carroll
Friday, April 09
For: Patricia Stewart - Deceased
By: Kathy Perry
Remember to pray for each other and all those effected by the coronavirus and our parish and surrounding communities Sick and Shut-Ins.
, Niece of Kathy Perry: Prayers for her hospital stay and recuperation.
Please continue to pray for the parish and surrounding communities Sick and Shut-In. Especially pray for peace and strength for every person who suffered a loss and will be facing time without their loved ones.
News & Updates
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
UPDATE TO THE MASS SCHEDULE
Fr. Carroll has decided that, in light of the current ADW and district restrictions, it would be best for Incarnation to keep it's current schedule of one Mass per week for the time being.
Mass will continue to be celebrated on Sundays at 10:00 AM until further notice
Some guidance from the Archdiocese has recently been revised, however. We are now able to have opening and closing processions, and Altar Servers are able to once again participate (with their parent's permission).
Thank you for doing your part to keep all our members safe by practicing social distancing and wearing a face mask when attending Mass. DC and ADW guidelines help protect everyone.
Parishioners who are unable to attend Mass are encouraged to watch the ADW Sunday Mass on TV, online, or watch one of the other alternative live streams listed above. You can make your weekly sacrifices on our website
or mail/drop them off at the church office. After hours, please label and drop envelopes in the Carl Fisher Center mail door slot.
We appreciate your continued support of our parish. Please pray for each other as we will pray for you. We look forward to the time when we can worship together again as one big family.
YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
The Josephites produced a
Year of St. Joseph
Year of St. Joseph | Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart (josephites.org)
. (Daily Prayer to St. Joseph cards will be available in the church soon.)
OUT OF THE OFFICE
Fr. Bob Zawacki will be here during the first week of April, while Fr. Carroll is away.
EASTER FLOWER OFFERING DONATION
Attached is the flower offering listing from donations received thru March 21.
EASTER FLOWERS DONATIONS 2021A.pdf
LECTIO DIVINA RESOURCES OCTAVE OF EASTER
Select pdf below
Easter Sunday Octave of Easter.pdf
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
12:00 – 1:45 pm Rosary
2:00 pm Stations of the Cross
7:00 pm Good Friday Service
4/03/21 Holy Saturday 4:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass (LENT ENDS)
4/04/21 Easter Sunday 1
FOOD DISTRIBUTION - ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
t. Vincent de Paul has two days monthly for food distributions. Please note that food will be distributed on the third Friday of each month 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and fresh produce will be distributed on the third Tuesday of each month from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. Please contact the church office should you need additional information.
Religious Ed Corner
RCIA Sessions are being held virtually on Saturday evenings at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, please contact Francis Young via email at
to receive the Zoom link to join in.
Incarnation has one RCIA candidate who will come into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter vigil.
Zoom with us to Sunday School! All children are welcome!
Our next sessions are Sundays, April 11 and April 25 at 11:30 AM. For additional info or to register, please contact the Religious Education office at
or call the church office at (202) 396-0942.
Honey Baked Gift Card Fundraiser
Our Sunday School program needs your help. The continuing pandemic has changed the way we interact and teach the faith to our children. We are selling Honey Baked Ham gift cards to help offset new program costs associated with virtual learning. Please check out our Honey Baked fundraising page at
. Gift cards are perfect for any meal or celebration, not just hams, and they never expire. Get electronic gift cards instantly by email, or plastic gift cards by mail in 7-10 days. Redeem at any Honey Baked location nationwide or online. For more info, please call the church office at (202) 396-0942.
FREE MONEY WITH AMAZON SMILE
Remember to Smile when you shop on Amazon with the
Incarnation Amazon Smile link
. Every time you shop
our Sunday School program receives a donation from Amazon at no cost to you. Start your Amazon shopping through our link, and shop like normal, same great products and prices. Bookmark our link on your PC and phone so you automatically start at our Amazon Smile page. Don’t forget anyone with the link can help us earn, so please share our link with your family and friends.
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AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE
A Note on the COVID-19 Vaccine:
Throughout the past few weeks, there have been many conversations within the Catholic community about the safety and morality of COVID-19 vaccines. The Archdiocese of Washington supports and affirms the statement published on March 2, 2021 by the
, which states: “given the world-wide suffering that this pandemic is causing, we affirm again that being vaccinated can be an act of charity that serves the common good.”
A December 2020 statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith clarifies that “when ethically irreproachable Covid-19 vaccines are not available…it is morally acceptable to receive Covid-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses in their research and production process.”
CATHOLIC CHARITIES DC
is helping DC
for food stamps.
As families continue to experience the financial hardships due to Covid-19; the budget for groceries becomes smaller and smaller. But there may be programs that can help. One of these programs is known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps, helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Eligibility is based on household size, household income, and household expenses. Applications are submitted online and processed within a 30 day period. An experienced Catholic Charities team member can help. Call the automated hotli
ne at 301-453-5560 and someone will return the call within 24 hours
and the Spanish-language
are currently available online at
FREE TAX PREPARATION & HELP!!!
Once again, the Catholic Charities Financial Stability Network (FSN) is providing
tax preparation!!! Why pay $$$ to have your taxes prepared; when you can keep those $$$ in your wallet!
Those who normally DO NOT file taxes because of “low” or “no” income are still eligible for stimulus payments for last year ($1,200.00) more in the case of child dependents and this year ($600.00)!!! The VITA Program can help them file so that they can receive those payments!!!!
Those who need assistance to claim these benefits are invited to email the Catholic Charities VITA program. This program will assist families to file their taxes and receive this year and last year’s stimulus benefit checks.
Bilingual staff and volunteers are available to assist parishioners. Program Manager is Deacon Jim Shanahan
PRINCE GEORGE'S EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The County’s Department of Housing has restarted its Emergency Rental Assistance Program. This program is open to landlords to apply on behalf of their tenants, and to tenants if their landlord refuses to participate in the program.
For this round of funding, the County has partnered with several community non-profit organizations to assist county landlords and tenants with completing the application and uploading it to the proper on-line portal. Information on how to apply for rental assistance is here:
ARCHDIOCESE JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
The ADW has posted two job positions for the Office of Worship, set forth below. One is for the director position, and the other is for an assistant position.
Director, Office of Worship
Liturgical Assistant, Office of Worship
Eat the Scroll
ministry is inviting people to participate in their online Bible Study which will begin April 6
. Please RSVP at
MADE IN GOD'S IMAGE BANNER
Several people have asked where they can order the MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE anti-racism banners and yards signs. Please contact Mitchell Operchuck (
or 301.881.7446 x 107) for more information.
AROUND THE REGION
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Update
Hello Faith Leaders,
I wanted to pass along the below message from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.
"On March 24, FEMA released the interim policy guidance on the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program. It will be a reimbursement program for eligible funeral expenses for deaths related to COVID-19 that occurred after January 20, 2020.
Please see the press release for more information about the newly released policy:
FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths
The program is not yet active, but is anticipated to begin in early April. This bulletin is simply a notice to provide awareness of the impending launch, allowing individuals an opportunity to begin to gather documentation and case workers time to gain familiarity. If your organization provides funeral assistance please take a look at how your program may interact with the FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program to avoid duplication of benefits. For those accustomed to conventional natural disaster responses please note that FEMA intends to establish a dedicated toll-free phone number for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance, separate from DisasterAssistance.gov.
For those looking for more specific details about the program please go to the
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
website. Have a comment, question or looking for information? E-mail us at
Rev. Thomas Bowen Director
Mayor's Office of Religious Affairs
Be well and stay safe.
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