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 – Commander Tom Setser

Pianist/Organist – Mrs. Diane Gray










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




Pentecost Sunday

June 8th, 2014


They were all filled with the Holy Spirit.  (Acts 2:4)


Today we celebrate that great day when the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and the apostles.  The power of God was on display in a dramatic way as three thousand people accepted the gospel, repented, were baptized, and joined the Church.


What followed was an exciting and continuous display of God’s power.  People came together for prayer and the Eucharist.  Many were healed of sicknesses or delivered from demons.  Some felt compelled to care for the poor, and others, to proclaim the gospel abroad.  Despite tensions from within and persecution from without, the Church continued to grow, all because the spirit was at work.


Not long after today’s events, a “second Pentecost” occurred, this time to a group of Gentiles in Caesarea (Acts 10:44-48).  Once again, Peter preached the gospel, the Holy Spirit was poured out, and many were converted.  The people who had come with Peter – all faithful Jews – “were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit should have been poured out on the Gentiles” (Acts 10:45).  Then when Paul ventured out on his missionary journeys, the same thing happened: the gospel was preached, the Spirit was released, people were changed, and the Church grew.


You have the Holy Spirit no less than Peter and Paul and the apostles did.  This same Spirit wants to help you draw close to Jesus, and he wants to make you into his instrument of salvation.  So take some time today to accept the challenge.  Ask him to guide you in the truth.  Ask him to take from what is Jesus’ and make it known to you (John 16:13-14). And then try your best to follow the apostles’ example by looking for opportunities to share the good news so that the Spirit can touch more and more people.


“Come, Holy Spirit, and fill me with your love.  Send your fire and renew the face of the earth.”


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“The Holy Spirit impels us to open the doors and go forth to proclaim and bear witness to the good news of the Gospel, to communicate the joy of faith, the encounter with Christ.”                         -- Pope Francis



Scripture Readings for “The Most Holy Trinity” 15 June 2014

Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9

2 Corinthians 13:11-13

John 3:16-18













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


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.





Please fill out and place in the Collection Basket.


FAMILY NAME _________________________________________




TELEPHONE NUMBER__________________________________


EMAIL ADDRESS_______________________________________


MILITARY:  ACTIVE DUTY______               CIVILIAN______



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










For all entrusted with the word of God, for preachers, presbyters, pastors and parents, let us pray to the Lord:


For the firefighters, postal workers, garbage collectors, for all who work to keep this complex world going, let us pray to the Lord:


For print and broadcast journalists, for all who provide truthful information in the media, let us pray to the Lord:


For the faithful of all nations, for those who share Christ’s good news in varied languages, let us pray to the Lord:


For the newly baptized and confirmed, for all members of this assembly, let us pray to the Lord.


For the members of this community of faith, that they take seriously their baptismal call to service, 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 those who are ill and for our deceased, including our Military, let us pray to the Lord.





Advisory Council Meeting:  June 8, 2014  11:30am in  Chapel Annex.


CONGRATULATIONS to the 2014 High School Graduates. Please keep Samantha Fedak, Jacob Gray, Samantha Setser, Michael Such, Derek Vanatta and Meghan Yanchulis in your prayers.


Knights of Columbus Council 7812 will host an Altar Server Recognition/Pizza Party on 26 June 2014 @ St. Anthony's Hall from 6:00-7:30 PM. All altar servers from St. Elizabeth, St. Anthony, and Sacred Heart are requested to attend.


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.


In today’s Gospel Jesus said, “Receive the Holy Spirit”.  Do you feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in your marriage?  
Enrich your marriage at an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend
The next weekends are Sep 12-14 and Nov 14-16 in Herndon, VA.  
For more information:   visit  website at  703-378-3150, or contact us at 
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.


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.


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.


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.


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.




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