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 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 Michael Geoghegan
Religious Program Specialist – RP2 Greyson Harrelson
Priest – Father Treston
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
Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Times
17 November 2013
Scripture Readings for 23 and 24 November 2013
2 Samuel 5: 1-3
Colossians 1: 12-20
Luke 23: 35-43
The Happy Community
Living in community is hard. In a family, a school, or the workplace, it is hard to get along with others. There are benefits to community life. When you cannot make it on your own, others lift you up. You benefit from the skills and love they share. And when others need help, you are there. You feel satisfied when you use your gifts to help someone else. A happy community enjoys many blessings. The gifts of individuals are marvelous to behold, but even more so is the result—the community becomes its own living force, with its own love, devotion, and commitment.
It works as long as everyone helps out. As soon as someone does not, resentment creeps in, and the beauty of the community is destroyed.
Paul the Apostle faced this problem when he and his companions visited the Thessalonians. Some people were taking advantage of others. It was not working, and it would never work. So the missionaries set an example. They were guests. They did not have to do anything to help out, but they did. “We wanted to present ourselves as a model for you,” Paul wrote. “When we were with you, we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat.” There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Your church is a community. It relies on your faith, your participation, and your help. You eat and drink the Eucharist. Do you also work?
By Paul Turner, copyright © 2009, Resource Publications, Inc.,. All rights reserved.
Reprinted with permission from Lectionary Bulletin Inserts, Year C: First and Second Readings.
The purpose of Jesus’ predictions
and of Luke’s recollection of them, was reassurance. Jesus wanted his followers
to draw strength from his continuing presence with them, a presence that would
be assured in the Church through the gift of his Holy Spirit.
In our troubling times, as we witness destruction and upheaval at least as disturbing as those in today’s Gospel, we need that reassuring presence more than ever. Let our faith be strengthened by Jesus’ words.
By Father Greg Friedman, with the Sunday Soundbite for St. Anthony Messenger Press,
Liturgical Bits and Byes
prayer at liturgy differ from other forms of prayer?
Liturgy is defined as the “work of the Church.” It is what the Church does that makes it uniquely itself. The Church is the assembly of believers, gathered by God to do worship in the name of Jesus Christ. Therefore the prayer of the Church is communal prayer, not individual prayer. It comes from our individual prayer, arises from our habit of prayer as individuals and as groups outside of liturgy. The prayer we do during liturgy is the prayer of the assembled Body of Christ. It is a collective prayer, which we offer to God by the right (and the duty) which comes from our baptism. When we gather to pray at liturgy, we come not as a group of individuals, but as the Church itself.
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 our deceased 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!
Holy Days of obligation masses will now be at both 12 noon and 1730.
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 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