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.
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 – CS2 Marci Primeau
Priest – Father Edwin Dill
Advisory Board Chairperson – Ian Hall
Pianist/Organist – Mrs. Diane Gray
Secretary – Freda Harris
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
12 MAY 2013
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR 18 AND 19 MAY
“Today is a marvel of a feast day. Not only do we look back to Easter, when Jesus promised to be with us always. We also look ahead to Pentecost, when he will pour the love of God into our hearts through the power of his Holy Spirit.
But there’s more to the Ascension than this back-and-forth vision. Today we celebrate the day when Jesus took up his throne in heaven. Entrusted with all of creation, seated at the right hand of God, he is now surrounded by an unending cascade of heavenly worship. But what is he doing in heaven? Rather than just soaking in all the praise, he is constantly working for us—primarily by praying for us!
Don’t you find this amazing? You have someone speaking on your behalf—even singing your praises—to almighty God! Jesus is standing with you, his hand on your shoulder, like an advocate, praying not only for you but with you! He takes to himself all of your confusion, your pain, your needs, and transforms them. Miraculously, he even dissipates some of them!
You have the greatest prayer in all creation on your side. What confidence that should give you! What hope and freedom from anxiety! You don’t have to go through your days feeling overwhelmed or underprepared. Jesus himself is standing with the Father, speaking boldly on your behalf. He is the God who is for you. So who, or what, can ever stand against you?
Sure, problems and pain may still come. But even in the midst of these, you can be confident that Jesus will obtain for you all the resources you need—even when you are dealing with sickness, poverty, imprisonment, or hunger. What’s more, he will even forgive you when you fall and help you to do better next time.
“Jesus, I praise you for your heavenly glory! I believe that you are my advocate before the throne of the Father. Help me experience your support and encouragement today.””
From The Word Among Us Daily Meditations for Catholics for 12 May 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
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 _________________________________________
MILITARY: ACTIVE DUTY______ CIVILIAN______
“There are no strangers here! Only friends who have never met.”
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
For all who spread God's Word, especially missionaries and pastors, that they preserve in faith, hope, and love, let us pray to the Lord.
For world and local leaders, that they bring an end to hatred, strife, and terrorism, let us pray to the Lord.
For all mothers, that they find grace and blessing in Mary and the Holy Spirit., let us pray to the Lord.
For those who have received the Easter Sacraments, that they know the welcome and support of their faith community, let us pray to the Lord.
For all who eat at this table, especially those with unseen burdens, that they find strength and love in this eucharistic community, 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 of our community. Remember to pray for Anthony Morse and Jason DeLeon and peace in the world, let us pray to the Lord.
For those who are ill, especially Marie Kunlo, Father Ray Vandegrift, Jeanmarie Kuster, Mary Mawn, Catherine Rose MacDonald, Jimmy Carey, Father David Mudd, Samantha Setser, Nancy Swink, Wesley Berry, Diana Pabrinkis, Michael Morgan, Marceille Dillon, Sandra Sheild, Karen Lawrence, Velda Taylor, Norbert Olzmann, James Higgins, Kristen Hedrick, Matt Gehman, Phyllis Higgins and Kathy Thomas, let us pray to the Lord.
For our deceased parishioners and deceased Military, let us pray to the Lord.
CHAPEL PASS – If your Chapel passes are set to expire, holders should contact Freda at the Chapel Office (540-653-8297) and she will arrange for renewal.
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 for you to join his Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:00 pm in the Chapel Annex. He will begin the journey through The Story of the Bible. Babysitting will be available at the Annex. Please come and join us.
CONTINUE TO PRAY for our First Holy Communicants, Melanie Hassler, Stephen Haug, Cassie Lipke and Jude Wisslead.
REMINDER - There is no CCD or Advisory Board Meeting on Sunday, 12 May 2013, in honor of Mother's Day.
THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR CCD Pizza-Ice Cream Party is planned 19 May 2013. Students should report to the School Auditorium for the Rosary (1000-1020) and will be dismissed to their respective classrooms. Food (Pizza)/Drinks/Ice Cream will
be served in the Chapel Annex. Anticipate Pizzas will be
delivered ~1100(ish). Once we have things in place, each classroom will be released in an organized fashion to enjoy the pizza and ice cream.
ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. If you are a senior graduating high school, please provide your name to Bob Vanatta (email@example.com or 644-0620). Graduation gifts are expected to be handed out during the 0900 Mass on Sunday,
9 June 2013.
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: 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.
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 Advisory Board Chairperson, Ian Hall.
If you would like to submit a message to be posted in the weekly church bulletin, please contact Janet Burckell for submission via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or by phone at 540-663-2659. Please submit your request by 1200 noon on Monday of each week.
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