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The East of the River Revival will be held Saturday, September 30 at Incarnation - the Youth Rally and October 2 - 4 at Holy Family in Hillcrest Heights.
The Revivalists Fr. Roy Lee has asked us to pray this Novena. We will start praying this on Saturday, August 5 and continue through October 1.
A Prayer for our Revival 2017
Almighty and loving Father, we humbly pray that You will bless our revival with powerful assistance of your Sweet Spirit. Grant that our parish may respond to this time of grace and mercy through “Where there is Light There is Hope”.
Help us put aside all things that crowd our lives so that we can schedule these four days to come together as a praying and fasting Catholic community. We ask for the grace to learn to live the simplicity that Jesus taught in our complex world.
Bless our revival priest, Fr. Roy Lee, preacher and teacher. Prepare his heart with the message you have for us. Fill him with your Sweet Spirit to help us to be transfigured in Christ. May Mary, Our Mother, our model and guide, obtain from her divine Son, all that we need to make this time of spiritual renewal.
This we ask of You, Father, Son, and Sweet Holy Spirit who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen!
With the arrival of autumn, I'd like to invite you to join Faith Direct, our parish's electronic giving program. Our to-do lists can get lengthy during this season, but Faith Direct's eGiving program will give you one less thing to remember each week--no more envelopes to find before you go to Mass.
Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: MD651.
Please do not forget that St. Joseph Catholic Church needs your sustained gifts too. Faith Direct makes it easy with our new app! Download it from the App Store or Google Play and use church code (MD651) to start giving today!
Thank you for your continued support of our parish family with your time, talent and treasure! We will be keeping you and your families in prayer throughout the year!
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.
If you are a Catholic who has been away from the Church, know that St. Joseph of Largo parish has been thinking about you. We invite you to be an active part of us again.
LANDINGS is an eight-week program that offers “a safe place to land,” a place for listening and for being heard, a place for asking questions and for reconnecting with the faith as an adult.
During the eight-week LANDINGS program, a small group of active Catholics, some of them “returnees” themselves, meets with a small group of inactive or returning Catholics to share and explore their faith together.
If you are interested and want more information, please call or email us. Registration is required.
Please contact us for more details.
Contact: Freddie M. Poole at 301 430-0619/ firstname.lastname@example.org or
Michael Akpan at 301 249-0130/ email@example.com
LANDINGS participants say:
“The warm, inviting atmosphere of LANDINGS facilitated my return to Catholicism after thirty-five years. This program is a wonderful mix of discussion about theology, philosophy, and real life. The LANDINGS Team is fantastic!”
“I was a lapsed Catholic for 12 years. I felt a spiritual calling but wasn’t sure returning to the Catholic Church was right. LANDINGS was vital in confirming my decision to return to the Catholic faith.”
RELATED LINKS: www.landingsintl.org is the home page of LANDINGS International, for LANDINGS programs all over the world.
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.
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!
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-503-3170.
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: email@example.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.
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
... 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
WHO CAME TO WORSHIP
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
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.
A 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.