August 1, 2021 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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- Year B
Exodus 16: 2-4, 12-15
Psalm 78:3-4, 23-25, 54
o read Sunday's readings on the USCCB website.
Bread of Life
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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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Saturday, July 31
Sunday, August 01
For: People of the Parish
Monday, August 02
For: Mary Laviege - Deceased
By: Tony Williams
Tuesday, August 03
For: Patsy Mitchell - Deceased
By: Tony Williams
Wednesday, August 04
For: William A. Brown, Sr. - Deceased
By: William A. Brown, Jr.
Thursday, August 05
For: Lucy & Alfred Nicholson -
By: Tony Williams
Friday, August 06
For: Antonio Brady - Intentions &
By: Curtis & Sheila Williams
Prayers for the Braswell family on the recent passing
Robert Braswell Jr.,
, daughter of Betty Noble: Prayers for her health.
, Cousin of Mary Arnett: Prayers for her health.
Prayers for increased spirituality and wellness for family.
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
Mass will continue to be celebrated on Sundays at 10:00 AM until further
Fr. Thomas Frank, SSJ
, is on vacation and will return on August 11, 2021.
Fr. John Ekeocha
will be the celebrant for our Sunday mass until Fr. Frank returns.
COVID-19 LITURGICAL GUIDELINES
The Archdiocese of Washington recently released updated Covid-19 liturgical guidelines. The following revisions modify the earlier guidelines that we've been following:
Liturgical celebrations no longer need to abide by capacity restrictions, which
allows us to use all pews. Social distancing of 3 feet is still required between
individuals from separate households.
The use of masks while gathered indoors is required for everyone aged 2 and above, regardless of vaccination status.
The use of masks by ordinary and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion while distributing Holy Communion, vaccinated and non-vaccinated, is still required during the distribution. Distribution of the precious blood is still prohibited.
Holy Water stoups may be used.
Hard copy bulletins and other printed liturgical materials may be used.
The opening procession, the offertory procession, and the closing recession can be resumed.
We will continue to avoid physical contact during the Lord's prayer and the sign of peace.
We will continue to have hand sanitizer and face masks available at the entrances to the church, and we will continue to clean and disinfect the church weekly.
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.
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 are available on the rear table.)
LECTIO DIVINA RESOURCES FOR EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Lectio Divina 18th Sun.pdf
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.
07/31 - Gene Watson, III
08/02 - Chanita Stewart, Jamie Rhock
08/03 - George Hunt
08/04 - Warren Randall
08/05 - Gill Freeman
08/06 - Alexander & Arielle Rivers
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AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE
CATHOLIC CHARITIES DC
is helping DC
for food stamps.
Eligibility is based on household size, household income, and household expenses.
Applications are submitted
online and processed within a 30 day period. Call the automated hotli
ne at 301-453-5560 and someone from
within 24 hours
and the Spanish-language
are currently available online at
EVENTS AT MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY
Monthly Memorial Masses Have Resumed at Mount Olivet 2
Saturday every month in the Chapel at 9:30 am Rev. Everett Pearson, Celebrant.
All are welcome. Join us as we find comfort together, deepen our faith in God, and remember the lives of our beloved who have died and gone before us.
[August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11]
2021 ANNUAL APPEAL UPDATE
Thank you if you have made a gift to the 2021 Annual Appeal.
stands at 65% of our goal of $19,000.
If you have not yet made your gift (which will be credited to our parish) please do so today by visiting
. Your donation helps our parish community and local Church in many ways: promoting vocations, strengthening Catholic education, expanding prolife and evangelization ministries, sustaining diverse communities, and supporting many more charitable works that would be difficult to undertake on our own. 100% of your gift to the Annual Appeal is restricted to the ministries that are a part of the Annual Appeal and cannot be used for any other purpose. For more information, visit
Report attached below. Select pdf below.
32nd Annual East of the River Revival - SAVE THE DATE
Theme: "In the Midst of it All"
Revivalist: Fr. Robert P. Boxie, III
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11 AM to 4:30 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
Monday, October 4, 2021, 7 PM at St. Luke Catholic Church
Further details are forthcoming.
Revival Novena Prayer -
Beginning Sunday, August 1st for the next nine Sundays.
AROUND THE REGION
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Update:
he Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance to individuals nationwide who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. A dedicated call center, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, has been established to help individuals and families who apply: 1-844-684-6333, TTY: 1-800-462-7585. More information regarding COVID-19 funeral
assistance can be found at:
Preventing Targeted Violence and Protecting the Safety and Security of Houses of Worship through Faith and Community Based Approaches in the US and in Europe
August 17th | 2:00 PM - 3:15PM ET
With the uptick of targeted violence and safety and security concerns of faith and community groups, the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in partnership with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Administration, DHS Center for Prevention, Programs and Partnerships and the Department of Justice, Community Relations Services is hosting a webinar to highlight faith and community based approaches to ensure the safety of houses of worship in the US and in Europe.Register for Event
2021 Annual Appeal_June Progress Report_FINAL.pdf
Be well and stay safe.
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