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Almsgiving this Lent

Posted: 2/28/18 | by | Category: Lent, Uncategorized

Dear Parish Family. The Church reminds us during Lent of the need for almsgiving, which we are obligated to do as a matter of fraternal charity and justice. There are many ways to give, but I would like to highlight two particular initiatives in our local Church to provide help for the hungry. First isContinue Reading »

Founder’s Day

Posted: 11/10/16 | by | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Parish Family, Our parish Founder’s Day is just around the corner. This year, it falls on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. It is my hope that all of us will be able to participate in this great opportunity to come together as a parish family and celebrate our wonderful parish. The celebration begins with aContinue Reading »

A vocation we take to heart

Posted: 9/20/16 | by | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Parish Family, Last year, at this time, we had Pope Francis with us in our city. The Holy Father addressed Congress, visited the poor of the city, prayed in the Cathedral, and canonized the Franciscan friar Junipero Serra. In the Mass of Canonization, on the steps of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, PopeContinue Reading »

Kraków in the Capital

Posted: 7/19/16 | by | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Parish Family, Next week the Church Universal will celebrate the gift of our young people to our family of faith and the whole world as pilgrims begin to gather for World Youth Day in Kraków and here locally at “Kraków in the Capital” on the campus of The Catholic University of America, Saturday JulyContinue Reading »

Louis and Zelie Martin

Posted: 10/7/15 | by | Category: Events

Dear Parish Family, Most Catholics have heard of St. Therese, also called, the Little Flower. On October 18th, her parents, Louis and Zelie Martin will be canonized in Rome at St. Peter’s Basilica. Our parish will be very blessed that same day that Archbishop Arthur Roache, Secretary for the Congregation of Divine Worship will beContinue Reading »

Update on Papal Mass Tickets!

Posted: 8/26/15 | by | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Parish Family, How blessed we are that our Holy Father, Pope Francis, will be visiting Washington, D.C.! So many share our excitement and are eager to attend the Papal Mass on September 23, 2015, at 4:15 pm, at the BNSIC and the grounds of CUA. How I would love to be able to offerContinue Reading »

Papal Mass Tickets

Posted: 8/14/15 | by | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Parish Family, The Papal visit of Pope Francis to the United States is a little over a month away. The Archdiocese has given St. Thomas Apostle Parish 25 tickets for the Papal Mass on the grounds at Catholic University. We will use an equitable means to distribute the tickets in such a way thatContinue Reading »

Catholic Identity

Posted: 6/28/15 | by | Category: Weekly letters

Dear Parish Family, Cardinal Wuerl recently wrote a pastoral letter on Catholic Identity. I encourage all of our parishioners to read it and it is readily accessible on the Archdiocesan website, www.adw.org. In the letter encourages Catholics to be coworkers in the New Evangelization, to develop their knowledge and love for their faith and thenContinue Reading »