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 – Msgr. Cassin

Advisory Board Chairperson – Tom Setser

Pianist/Organist – Mrs. Diane Gray


ATTENDANCE      195                                                                                                                   


OFFERING:  $ 1397.00






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



5th Sunday of Lent

6 April 2014

God’s word is living, and touches each of us differently.   In today’s readings, I was moved by the words, believe, Spirit, never die, always hear, forgiveness, and thankfulness.

Lazarus had died.  He had been in the tomb for four days.  But Jesus said to Martha, “Your brother will rise.  This illness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God; that the Son of God may be glorified through it.   I am the Resurrection and the life, whoever believes in me even if he dies will live and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die”

Jesus prayed to the Father and said, I thank you for hearing me, I know that you always hear me’ but because of the crowd there, I have said this that they may believe that you sent me.”  In a loud voice, Jesus called out to Lazarus and said, “Come Out.”  The dead man came out and many began to believe because of what they had seen. (John 11:1-45)

Reflection:  This is what the Sovereign Lord said, “I will put my Spirit in you that you; may live; and I will put my law in your minds and write it upon your hearts so that you will know that I am the Lord your God.”  If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then the One who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through His Spirit dwelling in you. (Ezekiel 37: 12-14, Romans 8:8-11, Jeremiah 31:33)

How do I know that the Spirit is dwelling within me?  We must believe in Christ through faith.  Jesus said, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.  My Father will love him; and we will come to him and make our home with him… The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” This is all that God has asked of us throughout the ages; to be faithful and obedient. -  Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, the Patriarchs, the chosen people, all people (John 14:23-26, Ephesians 3:17, Genesis 2:16, 6:22, 21:12, Exodus 19:5, John 14:15-21, Matthew 22:37,1John 53:3-5)

In the struggles and trials of life; what if I fail?   Know that God is always there with mercy and forgiveness, trust in him, listen to his voice and when you ask, pray as Jesus did with thanksgiving. (Psalm 130:1-7, John 11; 41)

Action:  Lent is a time to reflect on our lives.  What do I need to do to come closer to God and what do I need to give up that pulls me away from God?


Scripture Readings for 12 and 13 April 2014

Isaiah 50:4-7I

Philippians 2:6-11

Matthew 21:1-11





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.


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That the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church continue to proclaim the value of human life, let us pray to the Lord:


That the nations of the world know the love and peace of Jesus in order to rise like Lazarus, let us pray to the Lord:


That those preparing for the Easter sacraments learn to die to self like Jesus in order to rise like Lazarus, let us pray to the Lord:


That the sick be healed, the dying be comforted, and their caregivers be renewed in spirit, let us pray to the Lord:


That those who gather around this table reach out with love to those who grieve, 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 the sick and chronically ill, let us pray to the Lord:


For our deceased parishioners and deceased Military, let us pray to the Lord:






Advisory Council Meeting Sunday April 13th 11:30am in the Annex.


Meatless Dinners during Fridays of Lent. The dinners are held in the Annex at 6pm. If you wish to attend please bring any dish such as soups, fish, breads or salads as long as they are meatless. We then have a wonderful potluck dinner together. This year we would like to change things a bit, if you are over 60 please don't feel the need to bring anything. This is our Thank you for all you have done for the church over your years of service! Don't miss this wonder opportunity to have meals with your Catholic family. This is one of the best ways to build the Church as the body of Christ comes together in fellowship.


MAKING LENT HOLY - Three pillars of Lent:  prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  Make Lent holy in anticipation of the celebration of Easter.


REGULATIONS OF LENT:  Abstinence from meats is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years and older on all Fridays in Lent.


FASTING:  is to be observed by all Catholics who are 18 years of age, but not yet 60.  Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal.  Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one's needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.


World Wide Marriage Encounter 
“While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”  Christ is our light and He can show us the way to a better marriage.  Restore, renew and rekindle your marriage at an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.  The next weekend is Apr. 11-13 in Fredericksburg, VA.  For more information visit our website at: or call 
703) 378-4150.

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 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  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 the bookracks

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

Sacred Heart Website is located at