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ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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  • As Franciscan parish, St. Camillus embraces care for creation
    Each year at the March for Life, the youth of St. Camillus Parish in Silver Spring carry a banner that reads “Choose Life,” with words like abortion, death penalty, injustice and environmental degradation all crossed out. “We are very proud of our consistently pro-life banner,” said Father Jacek Orzechowski, a Franciscan priest at St. Camillus Parish. “...Care for creation, justice, respect for life [all] really fit together. They are part the seamless garment, a consistent ethic of life.” 
  • Cardinal Wuerl dedicates new altar at St. John the Evangelist
    “It is a day of rejoicing,” said Donald Cardinal Wuerl at the consecration of a new parish altar in Clinton, Maryland on Sunday, May 17. “May all who have come today and all to come who will celebrate at this altar be unified in [God’s] peace.” 
  • 10 ways one parish is going green and saving money
    Father Peter Daly, pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in Prince Frederick, has found that caring for creation is not only an important part of a living faith, but going green often saves the church money in the long run. “A lot of people think environmentalism is about feeling warm and fuzzy about the environment; it’s about actually looking at the hard facts of our energy consumption and realizing there’s a better way to do this,” he explained. 
  • Cardinal Donald Wuerl announced the following priest appointments this week. They are effective as indicated. 
  • The human impact of gun violence was displayed outside St. Rose of Lima Church in Gaithersburg in recent weeks, and on May 31, a panel of experts spoke at the parish on the moral duty to protect human life. 
  • Encyclical offers practical tips for parishes, individuals to help the environment
    Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Sí, on Care for Our Common Home” is a call for global action as well as an appeal for deep inner conversion.  
  • Eucharistic Adoration offered in support of priests to be ordained this year
    Throughout the Archdiocese of Washington, Eucharistic Adoration is being offered at parishes as an opportunity for the faithful to offer their prayers and spiritual support for men being ordained this year on June 21.  
  • Jubilarian priests include four marking their 60th anniversaries
    Sixteen priests of the Archdiocese of Washington celebrating milestone anniversaries this year will be honored at a May 12 Mass celebrated by Cardinal Wuerl at the St. Ursula Chapel of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Hyattsville. The Mass, followed by a dinner, will honor four priests celebrating their 60th anniversaries, two priests celebrating their 50th jubilees, five priests marking their 40th  jubilees, and five priests who were ordained 25 years ago. 
  • Two priests of Archdiocese of Washington marking their 50th anniversaries
    Two priests of the Archdiocese of Washington are marking their 50th anniversaries this year. The archdiocese’s 16 jubilee priests were honored at a May 12 Mass celebrated by Cardinal Wuerl. 
  • Five priests of Archdiocese of Washington marking their 40th anniversaries
    Five priests of the Archdiocese of Washington are marking their 40th anniversaries this year. The archdiocese’s 16 jubilee priests were honored at a May 12 Mass celebrated by Cardinal Wuerl. 
  • Five priests of Archdiocese of Washington marking their 25th anniversaries
    Five priests of the Archdiocese of Washington are marking their 25th anniversaries this year. The archdiocese’s 16 jubilee priests were honored at a May 12 Mass celebrated by Cardinal Wuerl. 
  • 5 ways to have another First Holy Communion
    In parishes across the world, May is the month of First Holy Communion. Little girls in their white veils and boys in their suits are lining up to receive the most amazing gift they will ever be given, Jesus truly present in the Eucharist. 
  • 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
    At an April 12 Mass marking the 25th anniversary of Our Lady of Vietnam Parish in Silver Spring, Cardinal Wuerl praised the parish’s legacy of faith and determination.  
  • Snapshots of faith: Three Easter journeys
    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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