September 12, 2021 - Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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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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Click here to view the September Sick List
Saturday, September 11
Sunday, September 12
For: People of the Parish
Monday, September 13
For: Koissy Eulalie - Deceased
By: Alice Aguehounde
Tuesday, September 14
For: Valery Sopi - Deceased
By: Alice Aguehounde
Wednesday, September 15
For: Francine Nickens-Frink - Happy
By: The Family
Thursday, September 16
For: Angela Maddox - Deceased
By: Marie Richardson
Friday, September 17
For: Joseph Riley - Deceased
By: Joyce Thomas
🕯️ : Lori Bossard
, Sister of
: Prayers for her health.
Prayers for her sister,
for continued physical recovery
on post surgical recovery.
Fr. John Ekeocha,
prayers of condolence on the passing of his
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
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 TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Lectio Divina 24th Sun.pdf
HOLY NAME SOCIETY
The Holy Name Society will begin meeting via Zoom Conference on Monday, September 13 at 7:00 PM. The dial in information will be provided soon. Those who may be interested in becoming a member of the Holy Name Society, should contact Jerome Brigham, Jr. at 301-213-5994
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Parish Council will meet on Saturday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Bis. Carl Fisher Center, Upper Level.
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.
09/11 - Victor Onyeka-Ben
09/12 - Barry Wilson, Karen Somerville, Denzel Amanfo
09/13 - Amber Banks, Dorothy M. Brown
09/15 - Patricia Lee, Emma Miller, Francine Nickens-Frink
09/12 - Tim & Melissa Littlejohn: celebrating
years of marriage
09/17 - Greg & Loretta Ransome: Celebrating
years of marriage
Religious Ed Corner
Everyone is invited (cradle Catholics, new Catholics and those wanting to become Catholic) to the Incarnation RCIA program to begin on Sunday, September 19 after the 10:00 a.m. mass in the Candlelight Room.
"Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more". Luke 12:48.
God has led me to change the books being used for the RCIA classes to the
"My Catholic Life"
series that was developed by Priests, Deacons and Lay People in the Catholic Church. Please click on this link
to be directed to the lessons to be covered in RCIA. Should you or anyone be interested in the RCIA program, please contact me, Francis Young, at 240-305-6740 or email at
Back-to-Sunday School Meeting
for Catechists and Volunteers on Sunday, September 19 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM in the Upper Fisher Center.
Welcome Back to Sunday School
. Classes begin Sunday, October 17. We offer classes for students in PRE-K to 12th grade.
required by September 30 so we can prepare a safe environment for your child. For additional info on our Sunday School program, please contact the Director of Religious Education at
or leave a message at the church office at (202) 396-0942.
Get the Kid's Bulletin Here
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. [October 9, November 13, December 11]
EAST OF THE RIVER FALL REVIVAL
Attached below is the East of the River Fall Revival and Youth Rally fliers.
Please note important details below concerning the Youth Rally. Also included for your quick reference is the link to the Release and Consent Form for the Youth Rally.
Completed Release and Consent Forms are required for participation in the Youth Rally.
The deadline for all completed forms is Sunday, September 19, 2021. We need a close to accurate count so we can plan and shop accordingly.
REMINDER: This is a Hybrid model of the Youth Rally. Therefore, there will be limited capacity for 60 youth.
I strongly encourage those youth who are age appropriate and plan on attending in person receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the Youth Rally. We will continue to follow all mandates from the CDC, ADW and DC's DOH.
Release and Consent Form:
Revival Novena Prayer -
To be recited each Sunday thru October 03.
32nd Annual ERRC.pdf
ERRC 2021 Youth Rally.pdf
AROUND THE REGION
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Update:
The 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:
Sponsored by the Workers of St. Joseph, September 11 at 4:00 pm. Click pdf for flyer below.
ST FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH - RAFFLE
Historic St. Francis Xavier Church, Baltimore, MD is having a cash raffle to benefit their restoration project. Tickets and prices are $10/1 ticket or $25/3 tickets. 1st prize - $5,000, 2nd prize - $1,500, 3rd prize - $1,000.
Drawing is Sunday,
October 17 and you must be present to claim prize.
Click pdf for flyer below.
Tickets are available in the Incarnation church office, Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. before Sunday, October 10.
ST JAMES MAJOR PARISH - RAFFLE
The St. James Major Parish, Prichard, AL, is having a cash raffle to benefit their Ministries. Tickets and prices are $1/each ticket. 1st prize - $1,000. 2nd prize - $300, 3rd prize - $100, 4th prize - $50.
Drawing is Saturday, October 09.
You do not need to be present to win.
Click pdf for flyer below.
Tickets are available in the Incarnation church office, Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. before Saturday, October 02.
We invite you to Save-the-Date for the Journeying Together
Virtual National Celebration
Saturday, October 2, 2021
, from 3:00-5:00 pm ET. Join us virtually for a fun and interactive tim
e of fellowship and celebrations, games, and more. All are welcome! You are also encouraged to invite a friend or colleague who can enjoy and benefit from the experience. More information on registering for this free event coming up soon. Any other questions text/call Stefanie Miles (301) 642-6606.
St Francis Xavier Raffle.pdf
St James Major Raffle.pdf
National Virtual Celebration.pdf
Be well and stay safe.
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