Parish Updates ...September 6, 2019
A TIME TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS:
A NEW BEGINNING IN THE JOY OF CHRIST!
This coming Sunday September 15, we enter our 40th YEAR as a parish. While we advance in age and wisdom, we remain one of the youngest parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington. In the Bible, 40 is a significant number: the people of Israel wandering 40 years in the desert before entering the Promised Land, Jesus fasting 40 days in the desert. In our society today, 40 Years of age is an important milestone for anyone. It is the entrance into the FIFTH DECADE of life, often referred to as MID-LIFE. For some of us, reaching the mid-life point raises the level of anxieties and one talks about Mid-Life Crisis. For others, reaching mid-life is just the opposite; it is an opportunity to rethink the purpose of life in a creative and positive way. At OLHOC.....
Join us on the first Saturday of each month as we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet as a community at 3 PM.
September 8, 2019
First Reading: Wisdom 9:13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17
Second Reading: Philemon 9-10, 12-17
Gospel: Luke 14:25-33
Listen to Bishop Barron's Homily, "THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP"
JOIN US AS WE BEGIN OUR
40th YEAR CELEBRATION AS A PARISH!
We will begin in prayer with:
The Picnic is a Parish affair, everyone is invited!
Hamburgers & hotdogs will be provided,
Please bring sides to share
such as: salads, veggies, macaroni and cheese, pizza, desserts... or whatever you prefer.
Fun & Fellowship:
Games & activities for kids provided by the youth,
music by Libation...
Help is much appreciated from helping with set-up, serving, clean-up...
Youth - please sign up below to volunteer or contact Marlen firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know how many are coming, so we can be better prepared.
If you have questions, please
Gina Hall, our Parish Picnic Coordinator, after the Mass this weekend or call the office.
To sign up for the picnic, 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:
- Morning of Recollection & Orientation for Catechists 9 am - 11:30 am
- Parent Orientation for Children attending Religious Education
Other Upcoming Dates:
- Catechetical Sunday (Commissioning of Catechists) 10 am Mass
- CCD Begins
Questions, please contact Nereida at email@example.com
For more information on RCIA, click here.
Please be thinking about the upcoming
OLHOC Annual Coat Drive.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
please contact Nieda Tice Palmer email@example.com
Save The Date:
Youth Ministry Questions, contact Marlen firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Click here to learn more…
Please help keep our church clean.
If you see trash, please pick it up and throw it away. Thanks!
on Friday, September 6 at 9:57AM