BAPTISM – Baptism preparation class for the parents will be held in the Chapel Annex as required. Parents need to be registered parishioners. Parents should request the sacrament at least one month prior to the desired date. Contact Meredith Rinko firstname.lastname@example.org
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION – The sacrament is celebrated from 4:20 to 4:50 PM on Saturday and from 8:30 to 8:50 AM on Sunday. The sacrament may be requested of the priest on Friday after the noon Mass.
CONFIRMATION – Contact Bob Vanatta, CCD Coordinator, for details (644-0620).
SACRAMENT OF THE HEALING – If you are in need of the Sacrament of the Healing because of an illness or a stay in hospital or need to request it for a family member, contact the chapel office at 653-8297. The sacrament will be administered by the weekend priest so please call as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.
MARRIAGE – If you are planning to marry and at least one of the couple is active military, you should contact Rosemarie Blades (663-3115) to arrange for the necessary pre-Cana sessions. This should be done at least six months before the planned wedding date. If neither of the couple is active military, the marriage preparation has to be initiated with the pastor of either party. In most cases for those living in the vicinity of Dahlgren, that would be the pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Colonial Beach.
Base Chaplain – LT Randy Gibson
Religious Program Specialist – RP2(FMF) Greyson Harrelson
Priest – Father Kevin
Advisory Board Chairperson – Tom Setser
Pianist/Organist – Mrs. Diane Gray
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY SOUTH POTOMAC
17261 JONES ROAD, STE 207
DAHLGREN, VIRGINIA 22448-5133
Saturdays – 5:00 PM
Sundays – 9:00 AM
Chapel Office: 540-653-8297/98 Fax: 540-653-7278
Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time
2 March 2014
I will never forget you. (Isaiah 49:15)
Have you ever noticed how mothers have an unparalleled capacity to love? No matter how tough a job she has raising her children, a mother will pour herself into it with all her heart. She is always worried about the welfare of her children. She makes countless sacrifices for them. She is committed to forming her children and teaching them how to live. She tirelessly protects and defends them, no matter what threats may come their way.
No wonder the prophet in today’s first reading uses the vocation of motherhood to illustrate God’s love for us! We are so used to thinking of God as our heavenly Father, but it’s good every now and then to be reminded how much women—especially mothers—reflect God’s goodness, love, and devotion as well.
Every time we see a mother comforting her child, we can get a glimpse of the way God wants to comfort us. Every time we see a mother staying up all night with a sick child, we can remember God’s promise to carve us in the palm of his hand (Isaiah 49:16).
Whenever we see a mother worrying about choices her adult children are making, we can recall Jesus’ words: “How many times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings!”(Luke 13:34).
Every time we see a mother giving her child advice or correction, we should think about the psalmist’s prayer, “Your hands made me and fashioned me; give me insight to learn your commands” (Psalm 119:73).
It’s impossible to say where the world would be without a mother’s love. And it is just as hard to imagine where we would be without our loving God.
So every time you think about your mother today, think about God. And rejoice in the love that surrounds you!
“Here I am, God. I am so grateful to be your child!”
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Scripture Readings for Ash Wednesday March 5, 2014
2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2
Matthew 6:1-6, 6-18
Scripture Readings for 8 and 9 March 2014
Genesis 2: 7-9; 3: 1-7
Romans 5: 12-19
Matthew 4: 1-11
PRAYER FOR OUR
MEN AND WOMEN
IN THE MILITARY SERVICE
O Prince of Peace, we humbly ask Your protection for all our men and women in military service. Give them unflinching courage to defend the rights of all who are imperiled by injustice and evil. Guard our churches, our homes, our schools, our hospitals, our factories, our buildings and all those within from harm and peril. Protect our land and its people from enemies within and without. Grant an early peace with victory founded upon justice. Instill in the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere a firm purpose to live forever in peace and good will toward all. Amen.
Franciscan Mission Associates
P.O. Box 598, Mount Vernon, NY 10551
Please register with the chapel if you are attending Mass here. Be sure to update any information that may have changed. If you are unsure, please fill out a new form.
Please fill out and place in the Collection Basket.
FAMILY NAME _________________________________________
MILITARY: ACTIVE DUTY______ CIVILIAN______
“There are no strangers here! Only friends who have never met.”
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
That the Church continue preaching the good news, let us pray to the Lord:
That the unemployed and the underemployed know the compassion of God, let us pray to the Lord:
That the children of the world grow in awareness, joy, and light, let us pray to the Lord:
That all in this gathering be a reflection of welcoming hospitality, let us pray to the Lord:
Ash Wednesday: services at 12 noon and 5:30pm with Father Dill.
World Wide Marriage Encounter: Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Bring God into your marriage. Restore, renew and rekindle your marriage on the next upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on Apr. 11-13 in Fredericksburg, VA. For more information visit our website at: (703) 378-4150 or website renewmarriage-vanorth.org
Sacred Heart's Mardi Gras (Fat Tues.) dinner is BACK! We need help to make this a successful event. Mardi Gras takes place on March 4th this year. Anyone interested in helping please sign-up at the back of the church. All are welcome to help. In the past this has been a large fellowship with food and fun for all ages. Who will get the baby in the King Cake this year?
The Annual Youth Retreat for Sacred Heart is in the works! All youth of the Sacred Heart Catholic Chapel from grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend. Keep watch in the Bulletin for more information as it comes along. The retreat will be held at Camp St. Charles and will be from Friday- Sunday (dates are pending)
PRAY THE ROSARY – So little time it takes to do so much good! The rosary is said every Monday night in the Chapel at 6:30 pm. Come and join us!
CHAPEL PASS – If your Chapel passes are set to expire; holders should contact the Chapel Office (540-653-8297) to have it renewed.
PLEASE REMEMBER, before placing any flyers or leaflets in the vestibule to be shared with all of our parishioners, approval should first be obtained at the Chaplain's office.
CHAPLAIN GIBSON would like to invite you to the weekly Dahlgren Chapel base-wide Wednesday night dinner at 5:15 pm at the Chapel Annex. Please come and join us
AWANA will meet on Sunday evenings 5:30 – 7:45 for all children ages 3 years – 6th grade. Plan to bring your children to this opportunity to learn more about God in a fun and exciting way.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Please consider getting involved in the many ministries within the chapel community. No matter your age, you may find a place within the Catholic community to volunteer some time. Consider any one of the following ministries: Sunday Mass Fellowships, Chapel Clean Up after Mass, Grounds Clean Up, Advisory Board Member, Choir, Bereavement, CCD, Fellowship Set Up, Ushers, Lectors,
Social Committee, Ministers of the Eucharist, Individual Child or Adult Education, Chapel Clean Up, Altar Servers, Sacristans, and the Circle of Prayer. Contact any Advisory Council Member to find out how to get involved. Council Member information can be found on the bulletin board in the vestibule.
FL@SH (Full of Life at Sacred Heart) - All Middle School and High School youth are welcome to join for continued sharing of faith through exploration of the Catholic Faith, community service, and FUN! Fun filled activities throughout the year--retreats, concerts, holiday gatherings and other group activities. For more information, please contact Steve and Kathy Young at 540-735-4504.
FOOD DRIVE – Continue to support the NSASP Dahlgren Food Bank by bringing in food donations. Please leave your donations in the vestibule of the Chapel.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS – If you would like to post a message or update the sick or deceased list for the congregation to pray for, please contact Meredith Rinko for submission via email@example.com. Please submit your request by 1200 noon on Monday of each week. Please resubmit the names that you would like to be placed on the sick list as they will be placed in the bulletin the first weekend of each month.
THE WEEKLY BULLETIN for the Sacred Heart Catholic Community of the Dahlgren Chapel can be read on line. The website is www.rc.net/mo/sacredheart. Any updates such as mass cancellations for inclement weather can be found posted on the latest bulletin.
Prayer Chain – Ann Albertson 663-2290
CCD Coordinator – Bob Vanatta 644-0620
Youth Group Coordinator – Steve and Kathy Young 540-735-4504
Father Cassin 301-843-8916 X15 and Father Dill 301-439-3171 are a phone call away if you need to talk to a priest
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are available to take Holy Communion to the sick and homebound
Arlington Catholic Herald is available free of charge in the vestibule
Living Faith: Daily Catholic Devotional is available free of charge in
USA Mass schedules can be found at www.masstimes.org or by calling 410-676-6000
Sacred Heart Website is located at www.rc.net/mo/sacredheart