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 Eileen Shea at 663-2003 or email@example.com.
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 Michael Geoghegan
Religious Program Specialist – RP2 Greyson Harrelson
Advisory Board Chairperson – Tom Setser
Pianist/Organist – Mrs. Diane Gray
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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
First Sunday of Advent
1 December 2013
Scripture Readings for 7 and 8 December 2013
Isaiah 11: 1-10
Romans 15: 4-9
Matthew 3: 1-12
It seems that everywhere you look these days you’re being urged to be prepared for something. It could be as practical as our retirement or natural disasters or as outlandish as Armageddon or the so-called zombie apocalypse. And of course, we need to get ready for the holidays—which is probably a mixture of both the practical and the outlandish!
And yet in the midst of all the chatter, a quieter, gentler voice invites us, “Prepare the way of the Lord!” Ready your heart and your mind. Fix your eyes on the child in the manger. Step aside from the onslaught of materialism for a bit, and prepare to receive the good gifts God has for you this Advent.
That’s right. God, your heavenly Father, has many gifts stored up for you. He wants to give you his support and comfort as you walk through your day. He wants to give you peace in the midst of trials. He wants to give you a joy that is based not on fulfilled desires but on his constant presence. He even wants to give you hope and energy when your stamina flags!
If you have a hard time imagining this, just think about your own heart. You know how to give gifts to the people you love. It’s almost instinctual! Well, God loves you completely. He has a real affection for you, warts and all, and he wants to show you his love in tangible, concrete ways. Like you, he can’t help himself. He just wants to show you how much you mean to him.
So make this Advent a time of eager expectation. Set aside time to talk—and listen—to God every day. Quiet your heart, and wait for his still small voice to whisper to you. He has good things to say. Go ahead and let yourself be surprised or caught unaware by what he does as you prepare for Jesus’ birth. Believe that he really does want to delight you!
From the Word Among Us daily meditation for 1 December 2013
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
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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 all who believe in Christ persevere in their life of prayer, especially in time of war and religious persecution, let us pray to the Lord.
That nations band together to provide effective aid for populations stunned by war or natural disasters, let us pray to the Lord.
That faith communities work diligently to promote respect for life, let us pray to the Lord.
That people treat the earth’s finite resources with tender care, let us pray to the Lord.
That all of us taking part in this great mystery recognize it as the center of all our celebrations and ministries, let us pray to the Lord.
For all our religious leaders; our Holy Father, Bishops and Chaplains and for an increase in vocations, 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. Pray for peace in the world, let us pray to the Lord.
For the souls included in the November Green Book for Prayers let us pray to the Lord.
For the friends and family of Genevieve Walter, Betty Jo Gayle / Stanton, our parishioners and deceased military,
let us pray to the Lord.
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!
Christmas Masses - Saturday- (4:30 music begins) 5pm Mass Sunday- 9am Mass.
The Loyola Retreat House, in Faulkner, MD a few miles over the Nice bridge is having an advent day of prayer on Monday, December 9, 2013. It begins with coffee, juice, pastries and fruit and will also include lunch. This year's theme is He "Pitched His Tent" and is a celebration of the Eucharist. All are invited to spend time in meditation, reflecting on the theme for the day. The cost is $40. For more info:
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 GEOGHEGAN 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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