Adult Faith Enrichment

Upcoming Offerings February – May 2016

Joint Adult Faith Program with St. John the Baptist Parish

Journeying with Pope Francis

Time: Saturdays, 3pm – 4:30 pm (to allow attendance at 5pm Mass)

Feb. 27- Pope Francis and the Church Outside the Walls

Deacon David Suley. MA, D.Min. (St. John's)


March 19 Pope Francis, Non-Judgment and the Hard Truth of the Faith

Susan Timoney, S.T.D. (Resurrection)


Scripture Study

Times: Tuesday mornings after the 9am Mass (9:30 – 11am)

Tuesday afternoons at Riderwood 3pm – 4:30pm

Acts of the Apostles: Missionary Adventures of the Early Church

Feb. 16, 23; March 1, 8, 16 (Wed), 23 (six weeks during Lent)

Deacon David Suley


Lenten Soup and Bread

Time: Wednesdays during Lent – 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Please join us for camaraderie and meaningful reflection of the Lenten season. Each week we will hear a guest speaker during a soup and bread supper. You may attend any or all of these events. We ask that you consider bringing a pot of soup or loaf of bread to one of these gatherings. This Lenten tradition has become known for its delicious soups and breads handcrafted by our parishioners! Advance notice of bringing soup or bread is tremendously helpful; please notify Jennifer Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-728-6620.

Feb. 17 - CRS: Living Lent: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving

(Catherine Albornoz)

Feb. 24 - Eastern Montgomery Assistance Network (EMEAN)

(Kristianne Taweel

March 2 – Poverty and the Environment (Lucille Mostello)

March 9 - CRS: Practicing Global Discipleship during the Jubilee

Year of Mercy (Edward Hoyt and Jonathan Lewis)

March 16 –Shepherd's Table (Jacki Coyle)


Sunday Morning Series

Times: Sundays, 10:15-11:30 am – Youth Center

March 6 - Snapshot of the Bible (Deacon Chuck)

March 13 – How Can We Pass on our Catholic Faith to our

Children (Mike and Linda Carey)

April 10 - How to Deal with Bullying (speaker TBD)

April 17 - Catholic Social Teaching – Our Best Kept Secret

(Frances Beard)

April 24 - Anger Management for Parents (speaker TBD)


Parish Renewal Lenten Retreat

Prayer That Makes a Difference

Monsignor Nicholas Amato

Times: March 13-15: 7:30pm – 9pm

March 14-15: After 9AM Mass

Riderwood: March 13: 4pm

The goal of communication is not communication; it is communion. In our world of laptops, smart phones, and readers, we find ourselves communicating more than ever. Yet the bonding and communion with God, ourselves, and one another has not kept pace with technology. We find ourselves even less understood, cared for, or nurtured by one another.

In our Lenten retreat, we will learn the fine art of prayerful presence where God can be experienced directly. Such a way of praying can make a difference in our relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another. From such prayer, we are able to “put on Christ,” as our very lives begin to flow to and from God, and we discover who we are “in God.” Join us for this time of renewal and self-understanding, as we experience first-hand ow contemplative prayer can flower into action.

Father Nicholas is a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and was ordained in 1970. He has served over 20 years as a pastor. Father is a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and has done sabbaticals in Rome, Israel, and at Mepkin (Trappist) Abbey in South Carolina. He serves as adjunct faculty at the Shalem Institute in Washington, DC, and is the creator of the Mepkin Priest Wellness Program. His full-time ministry includes directing contemplative retreats, preaching parish missions, and offering days of recollection. He has Masters degrees in Counseling and Theology, and a Doctorate in Educational Management.