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


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 –  Fr. Dill

Advisory Board Chairperson – Commander Tom Setser

Pianist/Organist – Mrs. Diane Gray


ATTENDANCE:     151                                                                                 


OFFERING:  $980.00









17261 JONES ROAD, STE 207





Fridays – 12:00 Noon

Saturdays – 5:00 PM

Sundays – 9:00 AM


Chapel Office: 540-653-8297/98  

Fax: 540-653-7278





14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 6, 2014


You have revealed them to the childlike. (Matthew 11:25)

Life is an adventure for little children. If you give them a present, they might play with the wrapping paper or the box it came in as much as the gift itself. Give a young boy a small fire engine, and he’ll imagine himself putting out a giant fire. Give a young girl a doll, and she’ll treat it as her own child. Children are also curious and imaginative, capable of intently focusing on the task at hand—especially when it comes to playtime!

Children have a tendency to keep things simple. They trust their parents. They believe everything their parents tell them. By contrast, we adults ask far too many questions. We like to think things through, weighing the pros and cons and examining every angle. While that’s usually a good thing, too much examination can make it hard for us to be trusting. This is especially true when it comes to faith. That’s why Jesus encourages us to be “childlike” (Matthew 11:25).

Following Jesus is an adventure. It’s about delving into the heart and mind of God. It’s about, as St. Ignatius of Loyola used to say, using our imagination to picture ourselves in biblical times, watching Jesus multiply the loaves and fishes or journeying to the Promised Land with the children of Abraham. It’s about being like an inquisitive child during story time: “Why did the food multiply? How can Jesus be everywhere at the same time? What does an angel look like?”

Whether you are at Mass, at prayer, or just talking to Jesus in the midst of your day, don’t settle for the same old routine. Discipleship should be an adventure, so go ahead and ask him to open your eyes and give you new insights into his stories and his love for you.

One more thing: children love a good hug. So today, imagine Jesus putting his arms around you and drawing you close to his heart. Hear him telling you how precious you are to him. Dare to be a child again.

“Here I am, Jesus, ready for a new adventure with you today.”

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To be friends with God means to pray with simplicity, like children talking to their parents – Pope Francis (twitter@pontifex)


Scripture Readings for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 13 July 2014

Isaiah: 55:10-11

Romans 8:18-23

Matthew 13:1-23










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

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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.





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 “There are no strangers here!  Only friends who have never met.”




That the members of the Church be filled with the Spirit and recommit themselves as good stewards, let us pray to the Lord:


That the leaders and people of this great country provide adequate care for those injured in its service, let us pray to the Lord:


That those responsible for public safety, especially firefighters, police, and military personnel, let us pray to the Lord:


That as we celebrate Independence Day weekend, we remember and celebrate our dependence on God, let us pray to the Lord:


That all who gather at this table find in their faith the strength to meet every difficulty, let us pray ot the Lord:


For our deceased parishioners, for John E. Burchell,  J. B., and Harold Hasenfus, their family and friends,  and deceased Military, let us pray to the Lord:


For the safety of all those who serve in the armed forces, especially those from the families in our community, let us pray to the Lord:


For all religious leaders; our Holy Father, Bishops and Chaplains and for an increase in vocations, let us pray to the Lord









CONSIDER NOMINATING yourself  or a fellow parishioner to serve on the Sacred Heart Advisory Council.  September will be the election for the positions which will then begin in October 2014.

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS include disbursements made throughout the year. If you know of a worthy Catholic agency or organization that you would like to recommend for consideration for receipt  of a contribution, send the information to Advisory Chairperson, Commander Tom Setser for the Advisory Council.

DECEMBER  9th  and  10th   visit from Bishop Coyle

Pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. John E. "J.B." Burchell, Sr. He was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Chapel and of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Mr. Burchell's funeral Mass was July 4 at 11AM at St. Anthony's, celebrated by his grandson Rev. Jason Burchell, USN.

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

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 each month.  The lector will be reading the entire sick list aloud the first weekend each month.  The name will remain on the list in the bulletin for one month, unless you notify Meredith.

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. 


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.


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.


THE WEEKLY BULLETIN for the Sacred Heart Catholic Community of the Dahlgren Chapel can be read on line. The website is  Any updates such as mass cancellations for inclement weather can be found posted on the latest bulletin.


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.




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 the bookracks


USA Mass schedules can be found at or by calling 410-676-6000


Sacred Heart Website is located at