The Divine Life of God

04-29-2018Pastor's MessageRev. Scott Holmer

This Sunday our confirmandi will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Bishop Dorsonville will seal our young people with the Holy Spirit and unite them ever more closely to the divine life of Jesus Christ. Please keep them in your prayers that they may remain in communion with Jesus throughout their lives.

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Sealed with the Holy Spirit

04-22-2018Pastor's MessageRev. Scott Holmer

Next Sunday at 2:00pm, Apr 29, Bishop Dorsonville will be celebrating our Confirmation Mass for our 8th grade Confirmandi. They have been preparing all year with retreats, service to the Church and to the poor, as well as weekly catechesis. Our Director of Religious Education, Maureen Curtis, along with all of our catechists and volunteers have worked very hard to prepare our young people for the challenge of living their Catholic faith in the midst of an increasingly secular culture. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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Go and Announce the Gospel of the Lord

04-15-2018Pastor's MessageRev. Scott Holmer

I am sorry that I will miss seeing you this weekend. I will be leading a retreat in Faulkner, MD at the Loyola Retreat House for the ordained permanent Deacons of the Archdiocese of Washington and their wives.

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Divine Mercy Sunday

04-08-2018Pastor's MessageRev. Scott Holmer

Today we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. On February 22, 1931 Jesus appeared to a simple nun, Sister Faustina, with a wonderful message of mercy for all mankind. Jesus asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. This Feast, which had already been granted to the nation of Poland and been celebrated within Vatican City, was granted to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sr. Faustina on 30 April 2000.

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Easter Sunday

04-01-2018Pastor's MessageRev. Scott Holmer

Easter Sunday is the holiest of all days in the Christian calendar. Why is that? Throughout Jesus' life, everybody was asking the question: "Who is this Jesus of Nazareth?" Many will admit that Jesus was a great teacher. Many will agree, like the Muslims, that Jesus was even a great prophet. However, Jesus claimed to be more than this. He made some very outrageous claims. He claimed that and He and the Father were one. How arrogant! He said that we must eat His flesh and drink His blood. How disgusting! He said that He would rise from the dead after three days. How absurd! We should not be too hasty to judge those who put Jesus to death. Imagine if someone today was making the same claims and getting many people to follow him. We would consider that person a danger to society.

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