The Catholics We Need to Save the Church  Should Have Seven Characteristics:  


Christ transformed the world of his generation with the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. We can transform the world of our generation with these seven characteristics, in addition to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

1. Discern the purpose for which your were created.

2. Totally dedicate your life to accomplish that purpose.

3. To become more like Christ each day.

4. To make the Eucharist the epicenter of you life (frequent Holy Communion, Adoration, prayer).

5. To have great devotion to Our Lady (daily rosary) and her son (daily Chaplet of Divine Mercy).

6. Make the Sacraments and Sacramentals central to your life.

7. Read and study the Sacred Scripture daily. "Those who are ignorant of scripture are ignorant of Christ." Saint Jerome From the homily of 12/8/2019 by Msgr. John B. Brady.




Pro Life News

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Holy Land Tours and Faith Pilgrimages

Take a step to where Jesus walked


Catholic Charities - Temple Hills  


Catholic Charities has expanded its services at its Susan Denison Mona Center at 5859 Allentown Way in Temple Hills. They now offer the following services:

Dental Clinic – Dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, dentures and other services.

Primary Healthcare Clinic – Physical exams, blood tests, and other services (staffed by Doctors Community Hospital).

Legal Network – Assists with all non-criminal issues (i.e. landlord-tenant, child support, employment, etc.).

Financial Stability Network - Provides self-help literature, personal consultation, classroom training, tax preparation and referrals for all financial issues.

Immigration Legal Services – Assists with all immigration-related issues.


For more information, please contact Deacon Jim Shanahan (202-772-4310 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

PAPAL Documents



The weight of authority behind a teaching of the Papal Magisterium depends on the dogmatic history of the teaching and the intention of the Supreme Pontiff. Papal addresses and documents invariably contain teachings in several categories of authority. Some of these teachings will be “of the faith” (de fide), requiring the assent of Catholics by reason of the virtue of faith’s obligation to God revealing. Among such de fide teachings will be those which have been solemnly defined (such as the divinity of Christ or the Immaculate Conception of Mary), and those which, while they have not been solemnly defined, belong to the infallible ordinary Magisterium, having been taught “semper et ubique” (always and everywhere). Examples of the latter include the evil of certain sins, such as abortion or adultery, or the restriction of the priesthood to men.....



Training for Extraordinary Ministers of
Holy Communion

A workshop will instruct the faithful on how to serve effectively as an EMHC in the parish setting as well as when taking Holy Communion to the sick and shut-ins. It is intended primarily for those who wish to be certified as an EMHC in the Archdiocese of Washington, but it is open to all. A $5 registration fee must be paid at the door. Please RSVP by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Workshop questions? you may call Maria Hamm in the Office of Worship at 301-853-4594.   


Tours at the Basilica  

For information on future tours, please visit or call (202) 526-8300.


St. John Vianney Healing Mass
St. Mary Church, Newport


Monthly Healing Masses - In honor of St. John Vianney.  Masses are on the 1st Thursday of each



Confessions: 6:00 P.M.

Mass: 6:30 P.M.


The Litany of St. John Vianney will be recited after Communion and Fr. Michael Briese will offer prayers of healing for body and soul. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available before and during Mass.


11555 St. Mary’s Church Rd. Charlotte Hall, MD

20622 Parish Office Phone 301-934-8825

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The Roman Calendar for A.D. 2021 








The Roman Calendar for A.D. 2021..Cont'd






December 2020 




In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning - John 1:1-2 NIV