Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Mass and Confession Schedule

7:30 a.m.⎪9 a.m. (ASL Interpreted)⎪10:30 a.m.⎪
10:30 a.m. gym⎪12:30 p.m.⎪5:30 p.m. 
Filipino Mass every 4th Sunday 3:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. (Except Federal Holidays)⎪8 a.m.⎪
11 a.m.⎪5:30 p.m.
8 a.m.⎪11 a.m.⎪5:30 p.m. (Fulfills Sunday Obligation)
Holy Days of Obligation
Eve before Feast Day  - 5:30 p.m.
Feast Day - 6:30 a.m.⎪8 a.m.⎪11 a.m.⎪5:30 p.m.
Sacrament Of Reconciliation (Confession)
Friday and Saturday after 11 a.m. Mass (if no funeral)
Saturday: 4-5 p.m. & after 5:30 p.m. Mass
OR anytime by appointment

Pastor's Column

January 14, 2018

Dear Parish Family:

Fifty-five years ago this August, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed to the world his dream of racial equality and justice for all. This weekend we celebrate his memory and pray for the realization of that dream. Many good things have happened since that memorable speech here in Washington; but some have confused the prophet’s message with their own selfish desires. As a Christian and preacher of the gospel, Dr. King was deeply imbued with a sense of God’s presence and an awareness that God’s will comes before that of any human pursuit. The Scriptures that are being proclaimed this weekend remind us that we are not our own. We have been purchased, and the price is that of the blood of Christ! John the Baptist directed the attention of his followers towards the one who is the “Lamb of God.” They were curious but also had to know that lambs were sacrificial victims. God continues to disturb people at night, as he did to Samuel. A call or “vocation” cannot be ignored; otherwise the one called will always live with the awareness that something is missing. A vocation is never given as a “prize” to be grasped but as a “mission” to be fulfilled. Dr. King’s “mission” is still in process. What is yours and how are you responding?

Blessed New Year,
Father Bill Foley