Pope Francis is coming to the Archdiocese of Washington and you are invited to be a part of the journey! This September we welcome Pope Francis first and foremost by committing to follow his inspirational example. We are challenging local individuals and organizations to take the pledge to Walk with Francis by choosing to pray or serve or act in a new way to advance his mission and ministry in the next year. Your pledge will be presented as a gift to the Holy Father during his visit. Visit walkwithfrancis.org to take the pledge online.
Morning of Service – A Wider Circle
Saturday, August 22nd 9am-12pm
A Wider Circle (9159 Brookville Rd, Silver Spring) **please note parking instructions below**
Take part in a morning of service with 270Catholic as we join with A Wider Circle’s ‘Neighbor-to-Neighbor’ program, which provides basic need items for people transitioning out of shelters or simply living without life’s necessities. This activity will include sorting through donations, re-stocking the showrooms, and helping to load up trucks or client’s vehicles as they are getting ready to go home. **Please park at Woodlin Elementary School (2101 Luzerne Ave, Silver Spring MD 20910). When you walk out of the school parking lot make a right and then another right to follow the short path leading up to the warehouse.**
Tuesday, August 25th 7:30-8:30pm; fellowship to follow
St Mary’s Historic Chapel (520 Veirs Mill Rd Rockville MD 20852)
Join us for praise and worship adoration, scripture reflection, silent meditation and the option of confession. Following Holy Hour we’ll gather in the rectory yard for a BBQ and fellowship! Minimum $5 donation will be appreciated! Holy Hour is always the LAST Tuesday of the month, so mark your calendar for next month too!
Thursday, September 10h 6-8pm
Miller’s Rockville Alehouse (1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852)
All young adults (20s and 30s) are invited for Happy Hour from 6-7pm with a dynamic talk and Q/A to follow from 7-8pm.
MoCo Parish/Local Events
DC United outing for young adults
Sunday August 22nd at 7pm
Join St. Jude’s young adults (20s and 30s) for an outing to watch the DC United men’s soccer team take on the San Jose Earthquakes at RFK stadium. Tickets are $27. Please email Xiomy Esteban by Fri Aug 14th if interested: email@example.com.
Sept. 4-12, 2015
Sponsored by the St. Lawrence & St. Catherine Societies! You can go for 1 night, the weekend, or the whole week! Women’s beach house fits 10 and the gents’ house 9. Daily mass and holy hour, jet-skiing, volleyball, tennis, and much more! $240 (meals included) for a week if you RSVP by Aug. 21. Email Dan Smyth at firstname.lastname@example.org for all the details.
St. Rose of Lima Parish Fiesta Flea Market – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Friday, September 11th – Thursday, September 17th: Setup
Saturday, September 19th: Fiesta
Looking for a way to serve? St. Rose of Lima Parish in Gaithersburg needs volunteers for their Annual Fiesta on September 19th. Volunteers are needed for preparation and setup of the flea market from Sept. 11-Sept 17 as well as during the Fiesta on Sept. 19. The Annual Fiesta is a wonderful event that serves as a fundraiser, community-building event, an opportunity to evangelize neighbors in the surrounding community, and outreach to many needy local families. For more information and to volunteer, contact Sandy Diederich at email@example.com.