Parish Updates ...August 31, 2019
Progress Report on Phase 3 Capital Campaign
Some good news! We have made much progress in designing and costing the Third and Final Phase of our Capital Campaign.
We have already written to you about the preliminary design of Phase 3 (earlier weekly bulletin, flocknotes, and pulpit announcements). Now the time has come to implement...
September 1, 2019
First Reading: Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29
Psalms 68:4-7, 10-11
Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24
Luke 14:1, 7-14
Listen to Bishop Barron's Homily, "IGNATIAN DETACHMENT"
The parish office will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
The 9 am daily Mass will still be held.
For more information on RCIA, click here.
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.
If you missed the fingerprinting at OLHOC,
please contact Nereida Tellechea to get a list of approved locations to do the fingerprinting.
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
. Fingerprinting must be done 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...
please contact Nereida Tellechea email@example.com
please contact Nieda Tice Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org
Save The Date:
Sunday, September 29th
All Youth Night Kickoff
4 pm - Mass
5-6:30 pm - Food, Fun & Fellowship for
FIAT (elementary), EDGE (middle school) &
Life Teen (high school)
“We pray for His gifts of wisdom and courage..” “We also seek His assistance as we continue to discover the meaning and purpose of our Catholic Faith and applying all the lessons discovered in our books and classrooms and on our electronic devices in ways that we live in union with the Lord, with one another, and with people everywhere.”
Archbishop Gregory's homily at Opening of Schools Mass
Please be thinking about the upcoming
OLHOC Annual Coat Drive.
Starting Labor Day weekend we will be collecting new/gently used coats, hats, gloves, etc. for children and adults. A collection box will be outside the Fr. Martin Hall.
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 and jelly are especially needed. Thank you!
Music will be provided by Libation, we will have games for the kids.
Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be provided.
Please bring sides such as: salads, veggies, macaroni and cheese, pizza, water, drinks, desserts or whatever you prefer.
The Picnic is a Parish affair! Everyone is invited, and we ask everyone to help. Help is especially needed for set-up, and clean-up.
Please let us know how many are coming, the side dishes you are bringing, and how you can help make the picnic a success
If you have questions, please
Gina Hall, our Parish Picnic Coordinator, or call the office.
To sign up for the picnic, click here.
Tuesday Scripture Study
- Join us on Tuesday mornings after the 9 am Mass to study the readings for the next Sunday.
Wednesday Scripture Study
– The Friday night scripture study has been changed to Wednesdays. They will be begin at 7:30, following the 7 pm Mass
– The first Friday of each month the evening Mass is said in Latin. This Mass is dedicated to promoting Priesthood.
—Join members of the Marian Group on the first Saturday of the month after the 9 am Mass. Learn more about consecrating your life to Jesus through Mary.
Join us on the first Saturday of each month as we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet as a community at 3 PM.
Faith Direct is a great way to simplify your giving – and it’s the most cost-effective, environmentally-friendly way for us to receive your gifts.
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Please help keep our church clean.
If you see trash, please pick it up and throw it away. Thanks!
on Saturday, August 31 at 8:30AM