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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

 

ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY

The St. Joseph, St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry is in need of food donations as requests for our service have increased. We are appealing to our St. Joseph Family to help those in need by donating non-perishable food items during this Thanksgiving season. 

To ensure that we receive items that are needed, food recommendations are provided below. Food categories have been paired with the first letter of your last name.

Please bring your food items and leave them near the St. Joseph Statue. Thank you for sharing your gifts for those in need.

A-C              Canned Proteins

                   (Tuna, salmon, and chicken)

 

D-F             Canned Fruits

                   (Pineapple, peaches and pears) 

 

G-I              100% Fruit Juice

                   (All sizes, including fruit boxes)

                                                         

J-N              Pasta and Sauces

                   (Spaghetti sauce)

 

O-S             Soups

                   (Beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, tomato)

                                                    

T-Z             Cereal

                  (Cheerios, cornflakes, grape nuts, raisin bran, Oatmeal, cream of wheat, grits)

 

 PLEASE DO NOT DONATE PERISHABLE FOOD OR ITEMS PACKED IN PLASTIC BAGS, GLASS, OR OUTDATED FOOD 


 

 

 

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!
 
The Marian Tweens and Teens Group will be exploring more Sodality history at its next Get-Together on Saturday, February 17th, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm in Rosemont A.
 
In honor of Black History month, all middle school age girls AND BOYS are invited to meet the "living history" of Our Lady of Grace Sodality.
Long-time Sodalists will "faith share" wisdom and memories  of their devotion to Mary, with fellowship, fun and food at this Marian Tweens and Teens Group event.  So Middle Schoolers, plan to come!!!
 
Please RSVP with Sodalist Jane Turner:  jn_trnr@yahoo.com or 301-800-5310.
 
 

Why is the Blessed Virgin Mary so important in your life now?  How can she help you draw closer to Jesus?  Come see, for fun and faith-sharing, food and fellowship at the next Get-Together of the Marian Tweens and Teens Group on Saturday, February 17th, from 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m. in the Rosemont Room. This is  an outreach ministry of  Our Lady of Grace Sodality.

Participants are invited to explore the connection of the Blessed Mother Mary to their real-life interests and concerns. 


Our Lady of Grace

Please RSVP with Sodalist, Jane Turner, by cell - 301-800-5310 or by email - jn_trnr@yahoo.com.


Religious Education

These classes are for students who are not in Catholic school and are in the 1st grade through 8th grade and for those children 7yrs through 15 yrs old, who have not completed or begun the Sacraments of Initiation (R.C.I.C.). Religious Education will begin Tuesday, September 19th and Saturday, September 23rd . All new registrations should be accompanied with a copy of your child Baptism certificate and a small school picture. Contact Bernadette Crawford in the church office for questions, details or concerns. 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

 
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. 

   

 

College Bound Scholarship

St. Joseph has a College Bound Drive. This 2017 College Bound Class consisted of 14 remarkable parishioners who dedicated consistent service to various St. Joseph ministries. As a self-supported initiative, your contributions are the sole support of the COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP. Donors wishing to support the College Bound Fund may place their contributions in the clear marked box in the Foyer through the first of August. Awards take place during the 11:00 a.m. Mass in August before deserving students continue their educational pursuits at the college of their choice.