Parish Updates ...August 23, 2019
FIRE, ANGUISH, DIVISION
Do you believe that Jesus came to set the Earth on
, to be in
until the Baptism in the Spirit is accomplished, or to establish
? When proclaiming Luke's GOSPEL last Sunday (Luke 12:9-53), THESE THREE WORDS TOUCHED MY HEART: FIRE, ANGUISH, and DIVISION. Seen in a different context than Luke's Good News, such as the secularized world that surrounds us, THESE THREE WORDS may take away our SENSE OF PEACE AND COMFORT!
Whether or not we recognize it, most of us, including myself, are...
August 25th, 2019
First Reading: Isaiah 66:18-21
Psalms 117:1, 2
Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13
Listen to Bishop Barron's Homily, "THE NARROW GATE"
Limited space for each session,
so sign up TODAY to get your preferred session!
To register or for more info, click here.
Save The Dates:
September 7th - Morning of Recollection & Orientation for Catechists 9 am - 11:30 am
September 8th - Parent Orientation for Children attending Religious Education
September 15th - Catechetical Sunday (Commissioning of Catechists) 11:30 am Mass, celebrated by Bishop Dorsonville followed by Parish Picnic
September 22 - CCD Begins
For more info. OLLC Preschool, click here.
For volunteer options with children or youth, please click here.
On-Site Fingerprinting at OLHOC
THIS Sunday, August 25th 12:45 pm (in narthex)
The Archdiocese has recently updated their Child Protection policies and have re-instituted
fingerprinting for all adult volunteers (ages 18+)
, meaning that all future
and current volunteers
(even if currently cleared under old non-fingerprinting policy) must be fingerprinted unless they have already done so
. Our Lady Help of Christians is offering
on-site fingerprinting for all those who serve in the following ministries who have contact with children/youth:
CCD/Children's Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, Sacramental Preparation Team (First Communion & Confirmation Team), Altar Servers, Children's/Youth Choir...The fingerprinting on Aug 25th is being provided only for volunteers of OLHOC, not for volunteers of other parishes.
If you fill out the paperwork beforehand it will only take a few minutes per person. Please contact either Nereida or Nieda for more information on how to sign up and to confirm if you are in need of fingerprinting.
please contact Nereida Tellechea firstname.lastname@example.org
please contact Nieda Tice Palmer email@example.com
Please pray for our youth in the Youth Leadership Team 2019-2020 as they gather for tomorrow's kickoff retreat!
Save The Date:
September 29th - All Youth Night Kickoff Mass at 4 pm followed by FIAT, EDGE & Life Teen.
For more information on RCIA, click here.
Non-perishable foods donated to "Sharing Sunday" may be left in the designated box near the door to Fr. Martin Hall.
All donations go to the Food Bank of Southern Maryland.
Cereal and peanut butter & jelly are especially needed. Thank you!
To sign up for the picnic, click here.
Seeking Coordinator for Parish Picnic
Are you being called to share your talents with your parish?
There are many helping hands to assist, we need a leader!
Please prayerfully consider taking one of these important roles in our parish.
Please call the office (301)645-7112, or email
Have you connected with OLHOC on Social Media?
for current events, photos, videos, and conversation. Hope to see you there.
Traveling This Summer!
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Please help keep our church clean.
If you see trash, please pick it up and throw it away. Thanks!
on Friday, August 23 at 8:17PM