From the Pastor's Desk

Dear brethren,

A talent was not any kind of coin but a measure of value worth about 34 kilos (75 pounds) of silver. In this parable our Lord teaches the need to respond to grace by making a genuine effort right through one’s life. All the gifts of nature and grace which God has given us should yield a profit. It does not matter how many gifts we have received; what matters is our generosity in putting them to good use: “You think your life is for yourself? Your life is for God, for the good of all men, through your love for our Lord. Your buried talent, dig it up again” (St. Jose M. Escriva).
God bless,

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Queridos hermanos,

Un talento no era cualquier tipo de moneda, sino una medida por valor de unos 34 kilos (75 libras) de plata. En esta parábola nuestro Señor enseña la necesidad de responder a la gracia, haciendo un esfuerzo genuino a través de la propia vida. Todos los dones de la naturaleza y de la gracia que Dios nos ha dado deberían de producir un beneficio. No importa cuántos dones hayamos recibido; lo que importa es nuestra generosidad para ponerlos en buen uso: “¿Crees que tu vida es para ti mismo? Tu vida es para Dios, por el bien de todos los hombres, a través de tu amor por nuestro Señor. Tu talento enterrado, desentiérralo” (S José M. Escrivá).
Que Dios os bendiga,
— Fr. Francisco M. Tovar
 

UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS

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Dear brethren, every year we celebrate Thanksgiving Day with our family members and loved ones. As you know, in our parish we take seriously what the Lord says in the gospel of Matthew 35, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ So, I invite all of you, not only to make donations of food, water and clothing but also of your time and to help us distribute Thanksgiving Dinners on Thursday November 24th from 12Noon to 3pm at "Langley Gardens" located at the 1100 Lebanon St., Langley Park, MD 20903. For more information, please call Silvia Sorto (240) 551-4501.

Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you all!

CCD - NATIVITY PLAY

 

  • Next Rehearsal for the Nativity Play will be on Saturday, December 2nd at 9am in the Cafeteria.
  • Parents with children in R.C.I.C. II class of Maria Villanueva and Anthony Betances will have a mandatory meeting on Sunday, December 3rd at 10:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria.

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  • La próxima practica de la obra de teatro de la Natividad sera el Sábado 2 de Diciembre a las 9am en la Cafeteria.
  • Los padres de niños en clase de R.C.I.C. II de los catequistas Maria Villanueva y Anthony Betances tienen una reunion obligatoria el Domingo 3 de Diciembre a las 10:15 a.m. en la Cafeteria.

OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday: 9am - 8pm



Mass Times

Monday-Saturday: 7:30am
(St. Joseph's Chapel)
Saturday: 5pm (Choir), 6:15pm (Spanish),
8pm (Neocatechumenal Way) 
Sunday: 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:15pm (Spanish),
2pm (Haitian), 4pm (Ghanaian)
*Special schedule for Holy Week, Easter, Christmas & New Year


Confession Times

Thursday: 6pm - 7pm
(St. Joseph's Chapel - Summer time)
Saturday: 3:45pm - 4:45pm in the church

Or any other time by calling at the Parish Office

Eucharistic Adoration

Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 7:30am
Thursday: 8am - 7pm (Winter time)

Resources

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