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Cardinal Wuerl incenses the new altar at St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish in Chillum, which he dedicated during a March 8 Mass there, and he also blessed the church’s stained glass windows that depict the Glorious and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.
Cardinal Wuerl incenses the new altar at St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish in Chillum, which he dedicated during a March 8 Mass there, and he also blessed the church’s stained glass windows that depict the Glorious and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:18 PM
Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated Mass at St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish in Chillum March 8 for the Third Sunday of Lent. During the Mass, he blessed the church’s stained glass windows that depict the Glorious and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary and dedicated the church’s new altar.
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  • Boston cardinal ‘comes home’ to St. Matthew’s Cathedral
    The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C. – which this year celebrates its 175th anniversary – is not only the official seat of the Archbishop of Washington and at the center of decades of Catholic history in the nation’s capital, but it is also a place that remains close to the heart of Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley. 
  • Cardinal’s Mass celebrates Our Lady of Vietnam Parish’s 25th anniversary
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    College sophomore Brian Tierney and his father were sitting on the stoop of their home looking at the stars when he asked his dad about his Baptism, only to find out it had never happened. It was an “interesting revelation,” for the 19-year-old politics major at The Catholic University of America, but soon with support from resident ministers (students spiritual advisors in the dorms), seminarians from his Latin class and Capuchin friars, he found his way to the RCIA class on campus and began studying about the Catholic faith.  
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  • Cardinal Wuerl dedicates new altar and blesses stained glass windows at a at St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish, Chillum
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated Mass at St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish in Chillum March 8 for the Third Sunday of Lent. During the Mass, he blessed the church’s stained glass windows that depict the Glorious and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary and dedicated the church’s new altar. 
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    A 14-movement musical interpretation of the Stations of the Cross, composed by 14 different Catholic University of America alumni, students, faculty and staff, premiered recently at the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda. Performed by two violins, viola and cello, each movement was played as a musical meditation after Msgr. Peter Vaghi, pastor of the parish, prayed the station the music was composed to represent. 
  • A one-woman performance about St. Faustina will be presented Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter Church in Olney.

     

     
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew kicks off 175th anniversary with prayer service
    The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, which was founded in 1840, kicked off its 175th anniversary celebration with a Jan. 25 Ecumenical Choral Vespers held during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 
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