ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
New priest appointments
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, announced the following appointments this week. They are effective as indicated.
Religious men and women gather for Mass to celebrate jubilee anniversaries
The Archdiocese of Washington honored 16 religious women and men who are celebrating jubilee anniversaries with a Mass at the St. Ursula Chapel in the archdiocese’s Pastoral Center on Feb. 5. The principal celebrant was Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
At adult and family rally and Mass, people encouraged to support unborn and mothers
At the Adult and Family Rally and Mass for Life on Jan. 27 preceding the 44th annual March for Life, participants were encouraged to be people of prayer and action, standing up for the dignity of all life, unborn and born, and supporting women facing crisis pregnancies.
In visit to seminary, pope’s representative offers encouragement to next generation of priests
Celebrating Mass during his first visit to the Saint John Paul II Seminary in Washington, Archbishop Christophe Pierre – the apostolic nuncio to the United States – emphasized several themes that have become hallmarks of Pope Francis’s papacy.
Archdiocese to host three rallies and Masses before March for Life
Because of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump with its parade and festivities, this year’s archdiocesan Rally and Mass For Life and the annual national March for Life will be held Jan. 27, about a week later than usually held.
Carroll’s Charlene Howard teaches social justice as a lifelong work of faith
On the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Charlene Howard’s social justice class at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington would reflect on the civil rights leader’s legacy, by hearing a recording of his soaring oratory, but first, they prayed.
‘Catholics in Annapolis’ event planned for Feb. 15
On Wednesday Feb. 15, the Maryland Catholic Conference will host “Catholics in Annapolis” from 3-8 p.m., which will provide the opportunity for people to learn about the issues of importance to Catholics, to visit their legislators’ offices, and gather with bishops, Catholic leaders, and all members of the General Assembly at a reception in the Miller Senate Office Building.
Women from archdiocese to pray rosary to celebrate feminine genius
Women from the Archdiocese of Washington are gathering via Facebook Live to pray a rosary in thanksgiving for the gift of the feminine genius and for the grace to become guardians of culture on Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Dr. King offered a prophetic witness to emulate today, priest says at annual Mass
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader who led a non-violent movement against racism, was remembered at a Jan. 14 Mass as a “prophet” whom today’s faithful are called to imitate.
Faith leaders gather to pray for migrants during National Migration Week
During a Jan. 11 interreligious prayer service, leaders of eight different faith communities gathered together at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington to pray for migrants, during this year’s National Migration Week. The theme for the week is “Creating a Culture of Encounter.”
Manifesting the Kingdom Awards
Just as the Star of Bethlehem pointed the way to Jesus during the Magis’ journey, many men and women in the Archdiocese of Washington point to Christ through their lives, said Cardinal Donald Wuerl, during a Jan. 8 Mass.
Coming back to church changed young adult’s life
In college, Nicole Calaro says she “kind of fell away from the Church,” and at a low point in her life then, she turned back to God in prayer.
Mass and concert to honor Dr. King’s legacy
On Saturday Jan. 14, the Archdiocese of Washington is hosting a concert and liturgy to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Seminarian Ebuka Mbanude strives to become a saintly priest
Ebuka Mbanude came to the United States from Nigeria in 2007 to receive a quality education and make a new life for himself. He started out working two jobs – one at Kentucky Fried Chicken and one at Target – and in 2009, he began to achieve his goal by attending the University of the District of Columbia, studying biology.
From Rockville to Rome, seminarian’s journey guided by prayer
For Deacon Bob Kilner, studying as a seminarian in Rome sometimes involves literally walking in the footsteps of saints.
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