October 2, 2022

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2 October 2022

Ordinary Form
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Habbakuk 6,1a.4-7
Psalm 95,1-2.6-7.8-9
2Timothy 1,6-8.13-14
Luke 17,5-10

Extraordinary Form
17th Sunday post Pentecost

Ephesians 4,1-6
Psalm 32,12.6
Psalm 101,2
Matthew 22,34-46

October 2
Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels

The Church teaches that every human being has a guardian angel given to them at birth. St. Basil the Great said, "Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd, leading him to life." Some have thought that priests have a second angel, but this is not taught by the Church.

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September 25, 2022

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25 September 2022

Ordinary Form
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 6,1a.4-7
Psalm 146,7.8-9.9-10
1Timothy 6,11-16
Luke 16,19-31

Extraordinary Form
16th Sunday post Pentecost

Ephesians 3,13-21
Psalm 101,16-17
Psalm 97,1
Luke 14,1-11

Elder Maldonado is about to be ordained a Deacon!

When Mauricio was accepted into the seminary for the Diocese of Arlington in July 2015, he left St. John the Beloved and our Ameri-can shores as a pioneer. He was the second participant (after our very own Mauricio Portillo) in the pilot program between the Dio-cese and the Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso in Madrid, Spain. In addition to philosophy and theology studies there, he lived in the seminary Hogar Sacerdotal Padre Laforet. The pilot program for native Spanish-speaking seminarians took advantage of what our Vocations Directors described at the time as the best ecclesiastical institution in the Spanish-speaking world.

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September 18, 2022

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18 September 2022

Ordinary Form
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 8,4-7
Psalm 113,1-2.4-6.7-8
1Timothy 2,1-8
Luke 16,1-13

Extraordinary Form
15th Sunday post Pentecost

Galatians 5,25-26; 6,1-10
Psalm 91,2-3
Psalm 94,3
Matthew 7,11-16

Why are the Mass Times not published?

On December 4 of last year the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship addressed a letter and a Responsa ad Dubia (response to questions) to the Presidents of each Bishops Conference in the world. It began and concluded the cover letter with these beautiful words:

“It is sad to see how the deepest bond of unity, the sharing in the one Bread broken which is His Body offered so that all may be one (cf. Jhn 17:21), becomes a cause for division.”

“Let us entrust our service “to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph 4,3), to Mary, Mother of the Church.”

The Responsa gave some specific guidance to good bishops like ours that, among things:

This Congregation... can grant, at the request of the diocesan Bishop, that the parish church be used to celebrate according to the Missale Romanum of 1962... Moreover, such a celebration should not be included in the parish Mass schedule, since it is attended only by the faithful who are members of the said group.

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September 11, 2022

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11 September 2022

Ordinary Form
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Exodus 32,7-11.13-14
Psalm 51,3-4.12-13.17.19
1Timothy 1,12-17
Luke 15,1-32

Extraordinary Form
14th Sunday post Pentecost

Galatians 5,16-24
Psalm 117,8-9
Psalm 94,1
Matthew 6,24-33

September 11
End of the Siege of Malta (1565)

The Knights of St. John had been forced from their fortress in Rhodes in 1522, and for a while were homeless, until the Holy-Roman Emperor, Charles V gave them the Island of Malta. The Grand Master of the Order of St. John in 1565 was 71 year-old Jean Parisot de la Valette. He was raised with tales of the epic bravery of his ancestors who had served in five different crusades with distinction. A knight since the age of 20, he had been defeated and expelled from Rhodes years earlier, and had even been a galley slave to the Turks in 1541, rowing up to twenty hours a day, before escaping and swearing revenge.

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September 4, 2022

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4 September 2022

Ordinary Form
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 9,13-18b
Psalm 90,3-4.5-6.12-13.14.17
Philemon 1,9-10.12-17
Luke 14,25-33

Extraordinary Form
13th Sunday post Pentecost

Galatians 3,16-22
Psalm 73,20.19.23
Psalm 89,1
Luke 17,11-19

9th Annual Scannell Cup in the Books

9th Annual Scannell Cup

Thank you to all the tee box sponsors of our annual charity golf tournament:

Sage Underwriting
Susana & Daniel Kelley
Kearney & Company
The Jean Beatty Group
Sweeney Barn
Paragon Home Care & Potomac House
Catholic Information Center
Jacobeen Architecture
Knights of Columbus, Council 11806
Bishop Ireton High School
Ed & Beth McFadden
Steve & Jill Gatti
Charlie McCoy
Tom Repke & Karla Palmer
Craig and Trish Maloney
Juan & Heather Tuason

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