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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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  • Daily boot camp at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish offers physical and spiritual exercises for participants
    Early in the pre-dawn hours of every weekday – long before the church at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Hyattsville is open for daily Mass-goers – a group of hardy souls gathers outside the church to get “Fit for Christ.”
  • St. Patrick’s in Rockville celebrates golden jubilee
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated the 50th anniversary Mass at St. Patrick Parish in Rockville on May 28, joined by a dozen former and current parish priests as concelebrants. Cardinal Wuerl celebrated the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ and reminded those present about the “connectedness of God’s family around the world” through parishes similar to St. Patrick’s.
  • Cardinal Wuerl announces priest appointments
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl announced the following priest appointments, effective as indicated.
  • Cardinal Wuerl announces priest appointments
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl announced the following priest appointments, effective as indicated.
  • What SOME volunteers bring to the table
    St. Pius X is one of more than 30 Catholic parishes that like dozens of other churches, community, school and business groups, are part of the Provide-A-Meal volunteer program at SOME (So Others Might Eat), an interfaith organization founded in 1970 to bring help and hope to the poor in the nation’s capital.
  • Holy Name Parish celebrates 125 years of 'faithfulness to mission of the Church'
    A small red brick church sits along 11th and K streets in Northeast D.C. Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, although small in size and number of parishioners, is long on history and is once again growing.
  • Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy serving as Missionary of Mercy
    Lent in the Jubilee Year of Mercy began in an unforgettable way for Father William Byrne, who during the Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome was among the more than 700 priests from around the world commissioned by Pope Francis to be Missionaries of Mercy, to preach and teach about God’s mercy during the jubilee year.

  • Catholics invited to venerate relics of St. Sharbel at Our Lady of Lebanon
    Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Washington will host the relics of St. Sharbel Makhluf – a 19th century monk, hermit and miracle worker – on March 5 and 6.
  • Year after year, Capitol Hill church reliable way station for pro-lifers
    March for Life hospitality at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill Catholic Church starts at 4 a.m. That's when the first volunteers arrive at the basement parish hall to fire up 20 rented urns for coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
  • Restored organ connects parish to its roots of faith
    In 1879, a Steer & Turner tracker organ traveled by train from Westfield, Massachusetts, down the East Coast. At Union Station, it was loaded onto a horse and buggy, and installed at Immaculate Conception Parish in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington. For nearly 140 years, the instrument provided soul-lifting music during thousands of Sunday liturgies, weddings, and funerals.
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew, ‘landmark of faith in nation’s capital,’ celebrates 175th year
    Almost six weeks after Pope Francis prayed at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating the cathedral’s 175th anniversary. At the Nov. 1 Mass, he encouraged the cathedral’s parishioners and guests to emulate the lives of the saints.
  • New cemetery blessed at Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish in Owings
    On the sunny fall morning of Oct. 31, members of Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish in Owings gathered as Cardinal Wuerl blessed their new cemetery.
  • Walking the Walk with Francis
    During Masses on the weekend of Sept. 5-6, members of parishes across the Archdiocese of Washington took the Walk with Francis Pledge to honor Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to the nation’s capital. Students at Catholic schools have also begun taking the pledge. Here are some examples of the many thousands of people who have taken the Walk with Francis Pledge.
  • Dual milestones
    Our Lady’s Church in Medley’s Neck marked a double milestone Aug. 16 with a Mass observing the 250th anniversary of the parish and officially installing Father John Nguyen as its pastor.
  • St. John Vianney Parish marks 50 years of prayer, service and family fun
    Welcoming people to the 50th anniversary Mass of St. John Vianney Parish in Prince Frederick on Aug. 2, Father Peter Daly noted, “This is a great occasion. Fifty years of prayer, faith and grace in this place.”
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