Online Bulletin

On This Mountain

10-15-2017Fr. Scott Holmer

In the first reading today, Isaiah tells us: "On this mountain, he [God] will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, the web that is woven over all nations; he will destroy death forever." Oftentimes, we hear in our culture that death is a natural part of life. However, if we reflect more deeply, we see that death is actually the opposite of life - not a part of it. If death were natural, it would not cause us to weep or cry. We have hunger because we have a natural desire for food. We have thirst because we have a natural desire for water. And we grieve when someone close to us dies because we have a natural desire to never be separated from those that we love. However, something unnatural happened in our history that caused us to be separated from God and from those we love - original sin. We were created in such a way that we would never die if we remained in communion with God and followed his will. But once we separated ourselves from God, death entered our reality.

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Announcements & Events

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

Adults seeking information regarding joining the Catholic Church and Catholics seeking to learn more about their faith are invited to attend R.C.I.A. classes which will begin in the fall.If interested, please call Fr. Holmer at 301-249-9199.

Donut Day Needs Volunteers!

We are in need of volunteers to help with refreshing the donuts, coffee, juice, etc., for 9:30am mass and set up and clean up for 11:30am mass. If you are able to help, please contact Kelly Foster at atc5869@yahoo.com or 240-765-9085.

Help Wanted: RE Kindergarten Teacher

A kindergarten teacher is needed on Tuesday afternoons at 4:15pm. Please contact Maureen Curtis at 301-249-9599 or mecnyfan@msn.com if you are able to volunteer.

Religious Education Registration

Religious Education has begun. If you have a school ages child who does not attend Catholic School, they should be coming to parish classes.

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Call to Music Ministry

The choirs are starting rehearsals! Join us this week for song, prayer, and fellowship!

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Christmas Crafters

Come and join us every Thursday at 6:30pm in Classroom 6 as we prepare for the annual St. Edward’s Christmas Market in December.

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Run for Vocations
Oct 22

Runners and walkers of all experience levels are encouraged to join with priests, seminarians, and lay people from throughout the Archdiocese in this year’s Run for Vocations/Marine Corps 10K race!

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Baptism Class
Oct 22

Please meet in the Church meeting room.

Saint Fair
Oct 24 4:30pm

All parishioners are invited to the Saint Fair that the Confirmation students will be presenting on Tue, Oct 24 at 4:30pm and 6:30pm and Wed, Oct 25 at 6:30pm in the church.

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Wed, Nov 1 - Feast of All Saints - is a Holy Day of Obligation
Nov 1

Mass times: 7:30pm Vigil Mass, 8:45am, 4:30pm, 7:30pm