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Deacon “Come and See” Events

Permanent deacons are ordained clergy who have received the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Deacons are called to a special ministry of charity through which they assist the needy, the hungry, the sick, the homeless, the imprisoned, immigrants, and others. As ministers of God’s Word, deacons proclaim the Gospel at Mass, preach and teach. They also exercise various liturgical roles, including baptizing, witnessing marriages, presiding at funerals and wake services, and serving as ordinary ministers of Holy Communion. The Office of Permanent Diaconate Formation of the Archdiocese of Washington will begin a new cycle of recruitment and preparation of men for the diaconate. The initial selection process for the next aspirancy class will be preceded with a series of “Come & See” events at various parishes around the Archdiocese in January-March 2018. Potential applicants should review the schedule below for the locations and dates of these events in order to take advantage of the opportunity to attend and learn more about the permanent diaconate and the formation program. Interested persons may contact Deacon Desi Vikor, Director of Formation, at 301-853-4582 or by e-mail at vikord@adw.org. The mailing address for the office is: Office of Permanent Diaconate Formation, P.O. Box 29260, Washington, D.C. 20017- 0260. Additional information is available at http://adw.org/permanentdeacons/ The schedule to “come and see” for potential applicants follows: Date Location Wed., January 17, 7:00 -9:00pm Pastoral Center Dining Room Wed., February 7, 7:00- 9:00pm St. Joseph, Largo Thurs., Feb. 15, 7:00-9:00pm St. John Evangelist, Clinton Wed., Feb. 21, 7:00- 9:00pm St. Andrew Apostle, Silver Spring Wed., March 7, 7:00-9:00pm St. Aloysius, Leonardtown Wed., March 14, 7:00-9:00pm Pastoral Center Dining Room Please RSVP to Ms. Diane Biggs, 301-853-5345 or biggsd@adw.org and let her know which session you would like to attend. Wives are encouraged to accompany their husbands.


 

LENTEN SCHEDULE

Wednesday Feb. 14thAsh Wednesday (All Masses in the Church) 8:15 am , 12 Noon, and 7 pm

Monday thru Thursday: 8:15 am Mass in the Rectory Chapel

Fridays 8:15 am Mass is in the Church followed by Stations of the Cross

Saturdays: Regular Vigil Mass at 5 pm Confession at 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Reconciliation: The light is on for You — Every Wednesday starting on Feb. 21 thru March 19 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Feast of St. Joseph: March 19th Masses at 8:15 am and 7 pm

Chrism Mass at St. Matthews Church in Washington, DC — March 26th at 7 pm

Stations of the Cross: Every Friday starting Feb.16th after 8:15 am Mass, and at 7 pm

Lenten Reflections: Every Friday even- ing following the Stations of the Cross (RB)

Rite of Sending: Feb. 17th at 5 pm Mass ♦ Rite of Election: Feb. 18th at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

RCIA Celebration of the Scrutinies: At 3 Masses on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent. March 3 at 5pm, March 11 at 8:30 and March 18 at 11 am


TO ALL  PARISH MIDDLE SCHOOLERS:
 
Did you know that Sodality is NOT FOR WOMEN & GIRLS ONLY?
    and.......
Did you know that this Catholic organization was first established for young school boys in the 16th century by a Jesuit priest?
In fact, women and girls weren't admitted to Sodality until almost 200 years later!
 
 
Please contact Sodalist Jane Turner:  jn_trnr@yahoo.com or 301-800-5310.

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  All youth servers are required to attend monthly practice sessions to strengthen their altar skills.

If you have at least received First Communion and would like to serve our parish in this important way,

Please contact Deacon Al & Jane Turner, by phone: 301-840-0255 or by email: jn_trnr@yahoo.com.

ATTENTION: ALL ALTAR SERVERS AND THOSE WANTING TO BECOME ONE!

For all youth and adults who'd like to join the Altar Servers Ministry, please complete enrollment forms, available in the ministry's mailbox (Room 3) and return to Deacon or Mrs. Turner.  


  St. Joseph Youth Ministry

 The mission of St. Joseph Youth Ministry is to create a space where high school youth can come together to learn and grow in their faith, through fellowship, adoration, and community service.  We will be adding activities to our calendar to include a youth retreat.

 We look forward to you joining us at future meetings on the 2nd and 4th  Sundays of each month at 1:00pm. If you are interested in more information about the youth ministry, please take an youth ministry information sheet from the information table in the foyer.  

                                                 

Catholic Bytes is a new Catholic podcast that offers short (5-10 minute), dynamic talks about the faith. Episodes offer listeners a variety of themes: faith fundamentals, Scripture, dogma, morals, liturgy, spirituality, saints, Church history, and personal testimonies. It is a perfect way to get your day started with a “faith-booster” on your morning commute.

All podcasts are offered for free and can be accessed through the website: www.catholicbytespodcast.com. More information can also be accessed on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CatholicBytes) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/catholicbytes).
Catholic Bytes is an initiative of seminarians from the Pontifical North American College, Rome. It offers to a global audience the expertise and experience of faith filled priests, seminarians, and laity from across the world who are currently studying at various pontifical universities throughout Rome. And if you listen carefully, you may hear the familiar voice of a certain St. Joseph’s parochial vicar – but to find out which one, you’ll need to tune in!

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STUDY SESSIONS HERE AT ST. JOSEPH'S  are on WEDNESDAYS, IN CLASSROOM 1 FROM 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM. THIS PROCESS, WHICH IS THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF  ADULTS [ R.I.C.A.], IS FOR THOSE AGE 16 AND OLDER.   ADULTS BAPTIZED IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, NEEDING TO COMPLETE THE SACRAMENTS OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND/OR CONFIRMATION ARE ALSO WELCOMED TO COME AND PREPARE TO RECEIVE THESE SACRAMENTS. 

TO REGISTER OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Deacon Al Turner 

AT

301-503-3170

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for those 16 years or older will begin Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in Classroom 1 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm RCIA is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment and formation for approximately eight months.
If you are NOT baptized or baptized in another Christian church and desire to become Roman Catholic orif you were baptized in the Catholic Church but never received Confirmation or First Holy Communion or if you would like to expand your understanding of the Catholic faith, you are invited to participate in the process of RCIA. For additional information or to register, contact Deacon Al Turner at: revmral@msn.com or 301-503-3170.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

  Looking for a traditional Latin Mass? 

(fulfills Sunday Mass Obligation)

Our Lady Queen of Poland Parish

9700 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring, MD. 20910

1/2 mile west of Georgia Ave. off Forest Glen Rd.

Sundays at 8:00 a.m.

Check the website for more information

http\\wwwtradlatinmass.org

       
       
 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


      

... Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?" 

YOU CAME TO MASS TO RECEIVE THE WORD OF GOD

TURN THE PHONES OFF.....NO E-MAILS, NO TEXTING AND  NO GAME PLAYING

IF YOUR PHONE CONTACTS ARE THAT IMPORTANT,  PLEASE GO TO THE ROSEMONT ROOM  SO AS NOT TO DISTURB THOSE

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The Archdiocese of Washington produces a weekly Sunday TV Mass filmed in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is a wonderful ministry for those members of our Catholic family who are unable to be physically present with a local worshipping community for the Sunday Eucharistic Liturgy.

The Mass airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WDCW-50:
  • On cable; Dish or Direct TV subscribers: Ch. 50
  • Comcast: Ch. 23 in Washington, DC and Montgomery County; Ch. 3 in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland
  • RCN: Ch. 15
  • Verizon: Ch. 3

 

 

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  • St Joseph Memorial Wall Candles are available for subscription in the Church Business Office.  Candles stay lit for one year and cost $300 per candle.  That's less than $.85 cents a day!  Candles may be lit for non-members and can be renewed yearly.  Light a candle on a birthday, an anniversary, at Christmas or during a wedding or funeral mass.  Light one for yourself as a Special Intention.  Location and at which mass to dedicate and light your candle are your choice and your year starts at the time of lighting.

 

                                                                                      Eucharist very special act of consecration is that of the bread and wine used in the Eucharist, which according to Catholic belief involves their change into the Body and Blood of Christ, a change referred to as transubstantiation. To consecrate the bread and wine, the priest speaks the Words of Institution.

  •         PLEASE, do not take large gulps from the chalice, one small sip is all that is necessary.

                IF, you encounter a small bit of the Host while taking the chalice, CONSUME IT!  

                During the consecration, a small piece of the Host is placed in the chalice.  The Body & Blood of Christ.

                 


 

  •  Letters of Good Standing are available to REGISTERED, ACTIVELY ATTENDING/PARTICIPATING parishioners.  Please bring your school form letters to the business office, once validated you will be able to pick them up in the office.  Only letters issued by the schools will be accepted.

 


  • St. Joseph's Memorial Wall. Would you like to honor a deceased member of your family? St. Joseph Bereavement Support Ministry is taking applications for the deceased members of St. Joseph's Parish to be added to the garden Memorial Wall this Spring. For applications and more information, call Sandra James (301) 773-3196, or Etoile de Hawkins (301)-336-0284. You may also call Karen Marshall at the Front Office (301)-773-4838 ext.10.

 


  • Registration for Religious Education Classes and rites of Christian Initiation of Children (R.C.I.C.) will begin the weekend of August 26 /27 through the weekend of September16/17 after each Mass.  These classes are for students who are not in Catholic school and are in the 1st grade through 8th grade and for those children 6 yrs through 15 yrs old who have not completed or begun the Sacraments of Initiation (RCIC).  When you come to register, please bring a copy of your child's Baptismal certificate and a small school picture.   For more information about these classes, please contact : Bernadette Crawford at the church office or you can contact her by email at stjoreled@yahoo.com.