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 WORSHIP

 
“…So he went in to stay with them. And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him…”
Luke 24: 29-30

At the heart of the Church’s liturgical life is the celebration of the Sacraments which are real and spiritual encounters with our Lord Jesus Christ. It is through the Mass, as well as the other Sacraments, prayers, Eucharistic Adoration, and other devotions, that we most perfectly glorify God and offer praise and thanksgiving for His blessings.


Information on Public Masses as Montgomery County reopens  is <HERE>.

Archbishop Gregory has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during this time to all parishioners of the Archdiocese of Washington. This means that missing Mass during this current state of emergency does not carry the weight of sin.


Sunday Masses

Saturday Vigil at 5:00 PM

Sunday at 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM

Weekday Masses

Monday through Friday 8:30 AM

First Friday at 7:00 PM (not January 1)

Saturday at 9:00 AM

Feast of Saint Andrew

Monday, November 30 at 7:00pm

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

(Vigil) December 7 at 7:00pm

December 8 at 6:30am, 8:30am, 12:00pm, and 7:00pm

Christmas

(Vigil) December 24 at 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 12:00am

December 25 at 8:00am and 10:00am

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

(Vigil) December 31 at 5:30pm and 7:00pm

January 1 at 8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am

 


Confessions

Monday though Friday at 9:00 AM

Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Saturday at 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM

Anointing of the Sick

First Friday of the Month during the 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM Mass

Please contact the rectory when a relative of fellow parishioner is sick or hospitalized

Adoration

Wednesday from 9:15 AM to 9:00 PM

First Friday after 7:00 PM Mass with Praise and Worship until 9:00 PM

Morning Prayer

Monday through Friday at 8:10 AM

Perpetual Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Mondays following the morning Mass

Rosary
Monday through Friday following the morning Mass and Saturday at 3:00 PM

 

The Holy Eucharist

Central among the Sacraments is the Holy Eucharist, which is the source from which all the Church’s power flows and the summit toward which all our activity is directed. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist is the highest form of worship that the Church can offer, and all who are made sons and daughters of God by faith and baptism are called to full, active, and conscious participation in it. Through the Eucharist, the covenant between the Lord and man is renewed, drawing the faithful into the compelling love of Christ and setting them on fire.  Through the Holy Mass, “the faithful may express in their lives, and manifest to others, the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church.” (Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy )

 

The Eucharistic Fast

The regulation for fasting is considered a means of spiritual preparation for receiving the Eucharist and a symbol of reverence for the Sacrament. The Eucharistic Fast is limited to one hour before actually receiving the Eucharist. It pertains to all solid food and all drinks, except water. Taking medicine does not break the fast. The fast applies to priests who celebrate the Mass and by the faithful, regardless of what time of day the Mass is celebrated and Communion is received. Those who are sick, in hospitals – even if not confined to bed – and those caring for the sick, may receive communion even if they have taken food during the previous hour.

 

Reception of the Eucharist

In and through the Sacrament of the Eucharist, Christians are fully joined to Christ. Therefore, individuals preparing to receive Holy Communion should be mindful to hold the Blessed Eucharist in highest honor and to reverence the Sacrament with the greatest adoration. Genuflections, respectful silence and other signs of reverence for the Blessed Sacrament are appropriate recognitions of God’s mysterious gift of Christ for us in this Sacrament.

 

2021 Liturgical Calendar

The 2021 liturgical year begins on the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020.

Cycles: Lectionary for Mass

  • Sunday Cycle (Year B) November 29, 2020 – November 21, 2021
  • Weekday Cycle (Cycle I) January 11, 2021 to February 16, 2021 May 24, 2021 to November 27, 2021

 

 

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Adoration

December 2
Wed 02

Confession

December 2
Wed 02

Food Drive

December 2
Wed 02

Daily Mass

December 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
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Daily Mass

December 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am