Archive for September, 2017

Sistine Chapel Choir Concert: Touching the Spirit of the Divine

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Making a pilgrimage to experience the wonders of Rome is always memorable.  Now, some of that beauty will travel to our community for what will prove to be an equally memorable evening.  Two years after Washington received the extraordinary gift of a pastoral visit by Pope Francis, the nation’s capital will welcome “the Pope’s Choir,” […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Our First “Venerable” Washingtonian

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

On this coming Saturday, September 16, the Church of Washington will celebrate a special Mass in commemoration of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz at Saint Andrew the Apostle Church in Silver Spring.  Please join us spiritually with your prayers thanking God for this holy pastor and also for the intention of our sisters and brothers in need […] [Read more]

The Blessing of Unity in Multicultural Diversity

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

As the Second Vatican Council affirms, “All men are called to belong to the new people of God. Wherefore this people, while remaining one and only one, is to be spread throughout the whole world and must exist in all ages, so that the decree of God’s will may be fulfilled” (Lumen Gentium, 13). During […] [Read more]

A Mission of Mercy

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Teamwork lies at the heart of the victories won at the University of Maryland’s XFINITY Center in College Park. Today and Sunday, the arena will be the site of a different kind of teamwork and inspiring victories as it is transformed into a mobile dental clinic with 100 treatment stations and also a health screening […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Our Gift to Mary on the Feast of Her Nativity

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Tomorrow is an unusual observance in the life of the Church. We celebrate the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Why is this unusual?  After all, it seems absolutely natural to celebrate a birthday, in fact, some might say it would be unusual not to celebrate the birthday of a beloved family member or friend.  […] [Read more]

Labor Day and the Vocation to Work

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Human work plays an important role in God’s plan.  As Pope Francis notes, “According to the biblical account of creation, God placed man and woman in the garden he had created not only to preserve it (‘keep’) but also to make it fruitful (‘till’)” (Laudato Si’, 124).  Early Church fathers also saw in the Book […] [Read more]

Working for the Care of Creation

Friday, September 1st, 2017

When the Holy Father has something important to communicate to the Church on a particular topic, he will sometimes do so in the form of an encyclical letter. Since his election, Pope Francis has issued two encyclicals: Lumen Fidei (2013), on faith, and Laudato Si’ (2015), on the care for our common home. Encyclicals, as […] [Read more]