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 –Tom Setser

Pianist/Organist – Mrs. Diane Gray


ATTENDANCE:   120                                                                                


OFFERING:  not taken due to Spend Down







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




17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

27th July 2014

In Matthew the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant who is searching for a fine pearl and when he finds it; sells all that he has and buys it. Like the merchant, the one who understands the supreme value of the kingdom gives up whatever he must to obtain it. (Matthew 13:44-46; Footnote- New American Bible)

 Reflection:  God himself should be the goal of our desires; yet, how often do we place others, money, sports, vacations or material possessions before God.

The Father has revealed to the childlike the mysteries of the kingdom. Just as children have complete dependence on, and trust in their parents, so must we in respect to God. The childlike accepts and the revelation of his words sheds light giving understanding to the simple.   Acceptance depends upon the Father’s revelation; but is granted to those who are open to receive it and refused to the arrogant. (Psalm 119:130, Matthew 11:25, 8:3 -footnote- New American Bible

Reflection:  How easy it is to be indifferent or lukewarm.  Have we become too busy, too absorbed in our daily activities that we are not open to receive God’s word.

We know that God makes everything work for good for those who love God and who are called according to his purpose.  For those he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters (Romans 8:28-30)

 Reflection: God chose you from the very beginning. He chose you as the first-fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.  To this end he has also called you to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ponder the happiness, the glory that awaits you when you walk in his ways and observe his decrees.  (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14)


Prayer: O Lord my soul longs for your salvation, your promise of eternal life.  Have compassion on me. Strengthen me.  Lead me from the ways of arrogance and pride and open my eyes to see clearly the wonders of your teachings. I trust in your word for your word is truth.   Your word is my hope. It lights my way. Teach me wisdom and knowledge.  Help me to find joy and insight as I study your ways.  To obey your laws is to love you.   I will give you thanks and with a sincere heart I will praise you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit now and forever.  (Psalm 119)

                Scripture Readings for 2nd and 3rd Aug 2014

                                                Isaiah 55:1-3

                                                Romans 8:35-39

                                                 Matthew 14:13-21





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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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.”









For all who minister in a Church, eager to share its lasting treasure, let us pray to the Lord:


For wise leaders and brave public servants, working patiently for peace in a violent world, let us pray to the Lord:


For all who work in difficult, unjust conditions, seeking fair pay and a safe environment, let us pray to the Lord:


For those who care for the sick and the dying, showing the Lord's love in their daily actions, let us pray to the Lord:


For the children of this assembly, teaching adults how to trust in God’s mercy, 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


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



CHAPEL WORK DAY   Aug 2nd, rain date is the 9th of August, 8:30 - 11:30am.  People are needed to work on bushes, grass, grounds, as well as help cleaning on the  inside.  Please bring whatever tools / equipment  that you have.  A  SIGN-UP SHEET  will be placed in the back so that food can be ordered for  LUNCH afterwards.

CCD  will begin on September  7, 2014. 

CONSIDER NOMINATING yourself  or a fellow parishioner to serve on the Sacred Heart Advisory Council.  There will be 3 vacancies. 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 the Chairperson,       Tom Setser for the Advisory Council.

DECEMBER  9th  and  10th   visit from Bishop Coyle

Marriage Encounter Weekend  “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he  has and buys that field.” Find again the treasure of your early marriage. The next weekends are Sep 12-14 & Nov 14-16 in Herndon. For more information or to apply, visit our website at or contact us at or 703-378-4150.


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.


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.

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.   


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.


CATHOLIC CHARITIES now at St. Elizabeth’s for Individual or Family/Parenting Therapy. St. Elizabeth is hosting two trained psychologists on a regular basis. If you are interested or are in need of counseling or therapy, please contact them directly at the Fredericksburg office to make arrangements confidentially. Ask for Dr. Michael Horne or Anne Devine at  540-371-1124.


THE GUADALUPE FREE CLINIC was established in 2005 by Fr. Magat (then parochial vicar) on the grounds of St. Elizabeth's Church in Colonial Beach to provide health care for residents of Westmoreland County who

could otherwise not afford it.  In its previous fiscal year (July 2012 to June 2013), it provided care to 262 people who made a total of 1851 visits.  The demand for services continues to grow.


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.


The Knights of Columbus Council #7812 has been providing support to the clinic since its beginning.  One source of support is through the sale of Food Lion Gift Cards.  5% of the face value of the card represents profit which goes directly to the clinic.  Last year $503 was raised through the sale of the gift cards.  Please help by buying these cards.  They are available from Steve Heitmeyer at Sacred Heart Chapel and from Dan Green at the 8:15 Mass or from Ralph Cruise at the 10:30 Mass at St.

Anthony's.  For more information, contact Dan Green at


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