21st Annual Filipino Pilgrimage at the National Shrine

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception invites the faithful to participate in the 21st Annual National Filipino Pilgrimage on Saturday, June 23. This pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage will begin at 10am with a Novena in the Crypt Church. The day’s events include Confessions and a reflection on “Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace” by Father Alejandro Pestano. Mass will begin at 2pm in the Great Upper Church, celebrated by the Bishop of Antipolo, Most Reverend Francisco M. de Leon. Immediately following the Mass, pilgrims are invited to join the procession to the Our Lady of Antipolo oratory for a blessing. For a detailed schedule, please visit www.antipolo.us.

 

Global Rosary Relay at the National Shrine

On Friday, June 8, join the 2018 Global Rosary Relay for Priests at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. In addition to this date being the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it has also been     designated as World Priest Day. The National Shrine will be one of 170 shrines from 68 countries participating in the Global Rosary Relay, praying in thanksgiving to God for his priests and imploring the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of All Priests, for her priestly sons. The National Shrine’s “leg” of the relay begins at 5:45pm, immediately following the 5:15pm Mass in the Crypt Church.

 

Pray for Vocations

In 2017 there were 3552 Catholic parishes in the United States which were without a resident pastor.  Please, pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  A Holy Hour on Saturday, June 2nd, at 11 am will include a special dedication for an increase in vocations.

 

GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE

               APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
                  GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE

                OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

                
ON THE CALL TO HOLINESS 
                    IN TODAY’S WORLD

 

You can find it online. 

Type on your web search engine: Rejoice and Be Glad. Then click on Gaudete et exsultate: Apostolic Exhortation on the call to holiness in ... 

(Msgr. wanted to buy a thousand copies for distribution, but they will charge $10.95 each)

 

               APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
                  GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE

                OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

                
ON THE CALL TO HOLINESS 
                    IN TODAY’S WORLD

 

You can find it online. 

Type on your web search engine: Rejoice and Be Glad. Then click on Gaudete et exsultate: Apostolic Exhortation on the call to holiness in ... 

(Msgr. wanted to buy a thousand copies for distribution, but they will charge $10.95 each)

 

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE

OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

ON THE CALL TO HOLINESS 
IN TODAY’S WORLD

You can find it online. 

Type on your web search engine: Rejoice and Be Glad. Then click on Gaudete et exsultate: Apostolic Exhortation on the call to holiness in ... 

(Msgr. wanted to buy a thousand copies for distribution, but they will charge $10.95 each)

 

Retreat Center

OUR LADY OF BETHESDA RETREAT CENTER

 

Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala

Spend an evening discovering the Mary Magdalene you never knew! Our special guest speaker will be Jennifer Ristine, a     Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi. Jennifer has been   serving at the  recently excavated site of ancient Magdala in the Holy Land since 2014. Through archaeological discoveries,     historical texts, scriptural sources, and a survey of traditions, she offers a mosaic-like representation of the figure and importance of Mary     Magdalene. Suggested donation for this event is $25 per person. Advance registration is appreciated. 

 

Marriage Workshop: Healing Your Love

Tools for Overcoming Obstacles in Marriage

May 19-20, 2018

A Christ-Centered Marriage Renewal Workshop for couples looking to reconnect, repair, and re-energize their marriage. Adapted for the Catholic couple, this workshop is based on the international best-selling books Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love and Created for Connection by Dr. Sue Johnson.  The workshop will offer married couples instruction and guidance through healing conversations that can move them toward forgiveness and re-bonding. This is a two-day workshop, but couples will not stay overnight. The registration fee includes the workshop fee, all materials, expert guided assistance during the workshop from therapists and facilitators, plus breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the weekend. Cost to attend: $475 per couple; Early-Bird rate: $400 per couple        registered before April 16th.

 

Book Now! Plan your Vacation with Christ!

You don’t have to travel far to get away! Plan a get-away with Christ--in Bethesda! Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center offers silent weekend retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola throughout the year. Here are some          upcoming weekends:

Spiritual Exercises for Women

Jun 1-3, 2018 / 3-day retreat / $225 per person

Jun 28-Jul 1, 2018 / 4-day retreat / $300 per person

July 19-26, 2018 / 6-day retreat / $600 per person

 

Spiritual Exercises for Men

August 17-19 / 3-day retreat in Lent / $225 per person

 

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center offers silent retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Located at 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817. Visit our website www.ourladyofbethesda.org or call 301-365-0612.

 

Saint John Paul II National Shrine Events

Behold! Adoration and Confession: Thursday Adoration from 7-8pm, hosted in collaboration with parishes and groups of the Archdiocese of Washington, and “The Art of Prayer” series on Sundays from 6-7pm, on interior prayer with time for silent meditation followed by a Sunday Vespers service.

 

Evenings with the Merciful Jesus: Each evening of the 22nd of the month , from 7 to 10pm, will feature a talk, adoration with praise and worship music, confession, refreshments, and fellowship for young adults. Admission and parking are both free! This Month, Sr. Gaudia will be speaking on human mercy. She will explore how we can apply St. Faustina's Prayer to be  Merciful to Others to our own lives as well as how St. Faustina is an example of what it means to live a life of Christ-like mercy.

 

 

Sunday Game Plan Videos

Below are links to 5 videos – the first is from our new series, Sunday Game Plan, then the latest from Fr. Bill Byrne’s 5 Things, a new video contest for middle and high school students, a video about one of our priests on the way to Sainthood, and lastly a message from Bishop Dorsonville about the V (5th) Encuentro.

 

Please take some time to watch and share these videos.  I am finding many people throughout our archdiocese who still do not know about our YouTube channel, WashArchdiocese, so if you would, please share these videos and our channel with your friends and family.  And if you are not subscribed, please click this link to easily subscribe today!

 

*NEW SERIES!* Sunday Game Plan | 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time:

https://youtu.be/GZp8zpYXBFc

 

The 5 Delightful Mysteries of the Rosary:

https://youtu.be/Ojw79UP94zA

 

Love Saves Lives | Pro-Life Video Contest:

https://youtu.be/D6b4bX2qdkI

 

Venerable Aloysius Schwartz Mass:

https://youtu.be/m_XTFPlFksk

 

V Encuentro | Obispo Mario Dorsonville:

https://youtu.be/6vQajDIAu4o

WashArchdiocese YouTube Channel

Below are links to 5 videos – the latest from Fr. Bill Byrne’s 5 Things, our Principal of the Year, the latest Parish Encounter video (Holy Name with Fr. Bill Carloni), the Solar Eclipse with Fr. Peter Giovanoni and lastly, the first in our new music video series.

 

Please take some time to watch and share these videos.

 

Please, check our YouTube channel, WashArchdiocese, for more...

 

5 Myths about the Priesthood | 5 Things with Fr. Bill Byrne:

https://youtu.be/GARK0TIaOtE

 

Distinguished Principal of the Year:

https://youtu.be/ddhE_gVik6U

 

Holy Name of Jesus Parish | #ADWparish Encounters:

https://youtu.be/tlQUEINDCog

 

Solar Eclipse 2017 with Astronomer Priest:

https://youtu.be/5FTgHJbyejo

 

Play Before the Lord: Music Video Series (Filmed at Immaculate Conception Church, NW DC):

https://youtu.be/Uh_GwZPM1KA

Make a Difference for Christians in Syria

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC is part of the Franciscan Custody (province) that has served the people and shrines in the Holy Land for 800 years. Please keep the Franciscan friars and parishioners in Syria in your prayers as they struggle to keep our Catholic faith alive in the midst of the war that has engulfed this second cradle of Christianity, the place of St. Paul’s conversion. Learn more at myfranciscan.org/Syria or call 202-526-6800, x895.

 

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