Third Sunday of Lent

“Repent, says the Lord

the Kingdom of heaven is at hand”. (Mt 4:17)

From the Pastor's Desk

Dear brothers and sisters,
Our Lord used current events to get his teaching across to the crowd. In today’s gospel, he tells them that these two tragedies should not be blamed on the sins of those who died; no, but they are a call to conversion. The same holds good for us: lots of things that happen in our life are meant to get us to mend our ways: “Going over all the stages of history again, we will see that in each era the Lord has given a chance to repent to anyone who wanted to convert to him” (St Clement of Rome, First Letter to Corinthians 7, 5). In this parable Jesus teaches two things: the need to produce good fruit, and the patience and tender care God spends in helping us to be good.

Have a Holy Lenten Season,

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Queridos hermanos,
Nuestro Señor usó los acontecimientos actuales para enseñar a toda la multitud. En el evangelio de hoy, les dice que estas dos tragedias no deben ser atribuidas a los pecados de aquellos que murieron; no, pero ellas son una llamada a la conversión. Lo mismo vale para nosotros: muchas de los eventos que suceden en nuestra vida tienen el propósito de conseguir que enmendemos nuestros caminos: “Con el pasar de la historia, vemos que en cada época el Señor ha dado la oportunidad de arrepentirse a toda persona que quería convertirse a él” (S. Clemente de Roma, Primera Carta a Corintios, 7, 5). En esta parábola Jesús nos enseña dos cosas: la necesidad de producir buenos frutos, y el cuidado y paciencia tierna Dios ayudándonos a ser buenos.

Que tengan una Santa Cuaresma,
— Fr. Francisco M. Tovar

Parish Activities

Our Parish is making a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from September 30 to October 11, 2019. Join us!

For more information call Julia Pinto to (240) 355-6119


Fellowship at the Cafeteria by El Salvador del Mundo Committee from 8:30am to 3:00pm.

“School for Parents” (in Spanish) at the Cafeteria from 10:15am to 11:30am.

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El Comité del Salvador del Mundo tendrá venta de comida en la Cafeteria de 8:30am a 3:00pm.

“Escuela para Padres” (en Español) en la Cafeteria de 10:15am a 11:30am.


Monday-Friday: 9am - 8pm

We close for lunch time from 12:30 to 1:30pm

Mass Times

Monday-Saturday: 7:30am (English) in St. Joseph's Chapel

Monday-Friday: 7:00pm (Spanish) in Church.

Saturday: 5pm (English-Choir), 6:15pm (Spanish),

8pm (Neocatechumenal Way)

Sunday: 8:30am and 10:30am (both in English), 12:15pm (Spanish),

2pm (Haitian) and 4pm (Ghanaian).

*Special schedule for Holy Week, Easter, Christmas & New Year

Confession Times

Monday-Friday: 5:30pm - 6:45pm in the Church

Saturdays: 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 - 2pm



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