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 – Father Dill

Advisory Board Chairperson – Tom Setser

Pianist/Organist – Mrs. Diane Gray




OFFERING:  $1391.00






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



Fourth  Sunday of Lent

30 March 2014


Anoint him, for this is the one.  (1Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13)


Even from the earliest days, there was a strict hierarchy in every Jewish family.  The father was the head of the household, and his eldest son was the heir apparent.  All the other sons had lesser places in the home and stood to inherit less than their older brother.


But Scripture tells us about some people who operated outside of this hierarchy and became powerful servants of God in their own right.  For example, Deborah was a woman living in a man’s world (Judges 4-5).  Jacob outshone his older brother, Esau (Genesis 27).  And Gideon, the “most insignificant” in his father’s house, rose up to become a great warrior and liberator of his people (Judges 6-7).  David, the youngest of Jesse’s sons, fits right in that pattern.


By traditional standards, these limitations should have kept these people from rising up to positions of leadership in Israel.  But God uses a different method of selection.  He places an emphasis on how a person thinks and acts, not on that person’s place in the family or society.  As he told Samuel, he looks at the heart, not the appearance.


Even today, God is looking for people with pure hearts, people who will be faithful and obedient.  He is looking for people who are willing to be formed by him.  King Saul, David’s predecessor, had turned away from God, but in David, God found a man with a soft heart, and a willing spirit.


God isn’t looking for the smartest, the wealthiest, the most beautiful, or the flashiest person.  He is looking for people who are committed to him and who strive to model their lives after his teachings.


We are God’s anointed ones.  He has blessed us and filled us with his grace.  May we rise up today and tell the Lord that we want to serve him and honor him with our lives.


“Lord, give me the desire to follow you and the strength to help build your Church.”

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The Special Intentions of Pope Francis


“Dear Lord,

During this season of Lent, we pray that all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women, in every land.  We also pray for vocations throughout the world.  May many young people accept the Lord’s invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel!”




Scripture Readings for 5 and 6 April 2014

Ezekiel 37:12-14

Romans 8: 8-11

John 11: 1-45






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





For all God’s people, that we recognize our blindness and repent, so Christ may heal us, let us pray to the Lord:


For national and local representatives, that they consider the long-term effects of their laws, let us pray to the Lord:


For all who are physically or mentally challenged, that they and their families face life with courage and compassion, let us pray to the Lord:


For those who take their blessings for granted, that they learn generosity of spirit, let us pray to the Lord:


For those preparing for the Easter sacraments and their sponsors, that their faith, nourished by this community, grow deeper each day, 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, let us pray to the Lord:


For the sick and chronically ill {on the 1st Sunday of the month add: especially ...}, let us pray to the Lord:


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






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.


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.


FLASH  (Full of Life at Sacred Heart)

The Annual Youth Retreat for Sacred Heart is in the works! All youth of the Sacred Heart Catholic Chapel from grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend. Keep watch in the Bulletin for more information as it comes along. The retreat will be held at Camp St. Charles and will be from Friday- Sunday (dates are pending)


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.

RAY 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