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Ash Wednesday! Ashes have been placed on the forehead of believers as a symbol of humble repentance for centuries. The ashes are prepared by burning palm leaves left from the previous Palm Sunday. This year, it might help us set a special tone for Lent by adding a new dimension to the act. Ashes could symbolize all those things in our past and in the past of our world that Jesus came to redeem. Recall the words of the prophet Isaiah, who said "the Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted — to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, to comfort those who morn, to give them a garland instead of ashes" (Isaiah 61:1-3). Out of the ashes can come new life.

Try not to glimpse a particular act or word of Jesus, but his whole life and mission. The dichotomy between the fullness of Jesus' life and the emptiness that may be found in our own often inspires a visceral need to repent; however, this perspective quickly turns sorry into hope. Jesus' life can kindle the desire and the strength to find better purposes and goals for ourselves. 

Jesus did not come to leave us in the ashes of death and sorrow.  When Jesus spoke of his followers, he said "I came that they might have life and have it abundantly" (John 10:10). This does not mean that we are intended to live in luxury, but that our lives should be full of meaning. We have the warmth of God's forgiving love, and a duty, as Christ's followers, to respond to His call.

We are called to share who we are and what we are in Christ. Responding to this call moves us from emptiness to fullness. Repentance gives way to new motivation. And motivation moves us out to find the abundant life that God wants from us.

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Saturday, February 6 - Vigil of the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1: IS 6:1-2a, 3-8, Reading II: 1 COR 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11, Gospel: LK 5:1-11 (75)
4:00 pm Fr. Defayette      Confessions
5:00 pm Fr. Defayette       Joseph Aenekatt †

Sunday, February 7 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1: IS 6:1-2a, 3-8, Reading II: 1 COR 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11, Gospel: LK 5:1-11 (75)
7:30 am  Fr. Brailsford & Deacon Biberich       For the People of the Parish
9:00 am  Fr. Defayette      For the Resurrection Preschool Staff
                Fr. DeSiano          (RW)  Intention Announced at Mass
10:30 am  Fr. Beal       John Hillman †
12:15 pm Fr. Brailsford & Deacon Biberich       Kathy Bouchal
4:00 pm   Fr. Defayette   (RW)  Intention Announced at Mass

Monday, February 8 - Memorial of Saint Jerome Emilani; Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin
Reading: 2 SM 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13, Gospel:  MK 5:1-20(323)
9:00 am                             Youth of the Parish

Tuesday, February 9 - Weekday
Reading: MAL 3:1-/HEB 2:14-18, Gospel:  LK 2:22-40 or 2:22-32(524)
9:00 am                              Thomas Fean

Wednesday, February 10 - Ash Wednesday
Reading: 2 SM 24:2, 9-17, Gospel: MK 6:1-6 (325)
6:30 am                              Resurrection Single Persons
9:00 am                              Daniel Egan, Jr. †
3:00 pm                              (RW)  Intention Announced at Mass
5:30 pm                              Resurrection Families
7:30 pm                              Priests & Deacons

Thursday, February 11 - Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes

Reading: 1 KGS 2:1-4, 10-12, Gospel: MK 6:7-13 (326)
9:00 am                              Maureen Looney †

Friday, February 12 - Lenten Friday
Reading: SIR47:2-11, Gospel: MK 6:14-29(327)
9:00 am                              Klaus Kerris

Saturday, February 13 - Vigil of the First Sunday of Lent

Reading 1: IS 6:1-2a, 3-8, Reading II: 1 COR 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11, Gospel: LK 5:1-11 (75)
4:00 pm           Fr. Beal     Confessions
5:00 pm           Fr. Beal     Robert Madden †

 

Mass Celebrants listed in italics, when available.
Schedule of Celebrants subject to change. Mass intentions: To obtain a Mass intention for deceased, living, and other special intentions, please contact the parish office (301-236-5200).  Low Gluten hosts will be available at 9:00 am and 10:30 am Masses on Sunday.  
† - The person is deceased.

 

Please keep the following members of our parish community in your prayers

For the sick, especially: Laverne Brooks, Linda Bussnik, Thomas Curro, Jan Delfin, Martha Doyle,  Joe Easley, Ann Engelstad, Michael Finnegan, Pat Flick, Richard Keffer, Malia Magson-Adekunle, Emma Roman, Bernie Spalding, Lisette Terranova, Madeline White, Alvin Whitley,  and those who have no one to pray for them.  May Jesus, the Divine Physician, grant His healing grace to these, our brothers and sisters; and may our prayers bring them encouragement and hope.

 

For all the prayers written in the Book of Intentions: The Book of Intentions, located near the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in our Church, is there for Parishioners to write their cares and concerns to our lord through the intercession of our Blessed Mother. Please remember all these special intentions in your prayers.

 

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them, and their families, as they perform their duties. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

For the souls of our faithful departed, especially: Thelma, Arseneau, John Bieberich, Warren Bunker, Andrew Burlas, Kathleen Bursley, Jim Garritty, Jim Hamill, Thomas Hearl, Sharon Kemp, Dr. Michael Kurilla, Mary MacDonald Allen Partington, Jeffrey Peacock, Augustine Ramirez. May their souls, and the  souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen.

 

 

If you wish to place someone on the Prayer list, please call the Parish Office at 301-236-5200. Names will be included for 6 weeks, and can be renewed if the family desires.

 

Saturday, January 30 - Vigil of the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:00 pm    Fr. Defayette        Confessions
5:00 pm   Fr. Defayette        Audre Rumpf

Sunday, January 31 - The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am   Fr. Brailsford       For the People of the Parish

9:00 am   Msgr. Kazista      John Bieberich †
                  Fr. Defayette       (RW)  As Announced at Mass

10:30 am Fr. Brailsford       John Bieberich †
12:15 pm Fr. Beal                Sharon Kemp †

2:30 pm   Cameroonian Community Mass

4:00 pm   Msgr. Kazista      (RW)  As Announced at Mass

Monday, February 1 - Weekday

9:00 am                                 Joselito Castaneda †

Tuesday, February 2 - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
9:00 am                                 For Resurrection Parishioners
                                                in need of Healing

Wednesday, February 3 - Memorial of Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr; Saint Ansgar, Bishop

9:00 am                                 For Parishioners who are sick & all
                                                those in need of healing
3:00 pm                                 (RW)  As Announced at Mass

Thursday, February 4 -Weekday

9:00 am                                 Knights of Columbus Council #9808

1st Friday, February 5 - Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin & Martyr

9:00 am                                 George Kurian
9:30 - 11:00 am                   Exposition and Adoration
                                                of the Blessed Sacrament

7:30 - 9:00 pm                      Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction
                                                of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday, February 6 - Vigil of the Ffifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:00 pm   Fr. Defayette       Confessions
5:00 pm   Fr. Defayette       Joseph Aenekatt †

Mass Celebrants listed in italics, when available. Schedule of Celebrants subject to change.

Mass intentions: To obtain a Mass intention for deceased, living, and other special intentions, please contact the parish office (301-236-5200). 
Low Gluten hosts will be available at 9:00 am and 10:30 am
Masses on Sunday.

† - The person is deceased.

Shrove Tuesday has moved to Shrove Sunday!

The Knight's of Columbus #9808 Council is hosting a pancake breakfast following the 7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 10:30 am Masses on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Amadeo Room. Tickets are available at the door for $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. 

Please contact Chirs Kolb, Grand Knight at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions!

 

Today, January 30, is Father Jeff's birthday. Happy Birthday, Father Jeff! May God Bless you today and always!

 

 

 

The concert 'Winter Stillness: Music Inspired by Chant' has been postponed by one week. It will be held at Riderwood Chapel on Tuesday evening, February 2nd at 7:00 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding! Due to the Montgomery County School Inclement Weather Policy which has schools closed on January 27, the Youth Event of Making Valentine Cards for the Military and Children has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 2, from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Keffer Parish Life Center Youth Center.

Due to the Montgomery County School Inclement Weather Policy which has schools closed on January 27, the Youth Event of Making Valentine Cards for the Military and Children has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 2, from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Keffer Parish Life Center Youth Center.

INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE JANUARY 26:

The concert 'Winter Stillness: Music Inspired by Chant' has been postponed by one week. It will be held at Riderwood Chapel on Tuesday evening, February 2nd at 7:00 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding! Due to the Montgomery County School Inclement Weather Policy which has schools closed on January 27, the Youth Event of Making Valentine Cards for the Military and Children has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 2, from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Keffer Parish Life Center Youth Center.

Due to the Montgomery County School Inclement Weather Policy which has schools closed on January 27, the Youth Event of Making Valentine Cards for the Military and Children has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 2, from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Keffer Parish Life Center Youth Center.