Sodality Union Archdiocese of Washington

M                                  Mary, our Mother, intercede with Jesus to help us do whatever He tells us.


Around the Archdiocese—

      News/Events from our Sodalities and more

Blessings this coming
2018-2020 term and lovely autumn season!

                            The Holy Father's message for 2018 World Day of Peace:

                       Migrants and Refugees:  Men and Women in Search of Peace.

           "In a spirit of Compassion, let us embrace all those fleeing from war and hunger,

                    or forced by discrimination, persecution, poverty [or] environmental

                                              degradation to leave their homelands."

Ongoing          Join the Women's Retreat League's monthly programs and share in the prayers and good

                        works of the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement at the Washington Retreat House, 

                        4000 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC.  The aim of the League is to increase

                        the personal sanctity of the women of the Archdiocese.


On 4th of         Mary, Our Blessed Mother, asks us to pray very much, especially the Rosary. 

each month     You are invited to pray the Rosary with the Washington Archdiocesan Council of Catholic

                        Women (ACCW) the 4th day of each month at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time). Please join by

                        calling 605.468.8016 and insert access code: 357090# to pray the Rosary as a

                        community. ACCW looks forward to your joining this special time of prayer!

September 29-    26th International Week of Prayer and Fasting.  Ideas for Participation: Fast, Pray,

October 7            Attend holy hour vigils, Recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet daily and generally commit to

                           praying and fasting.  Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, pray for us and the whole world.

October 3           Treasures of St. Francis at 7:00 pm at the Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St., NE,

                           Washington, DC.  Procession from main church to the Portiuncula Chapel where St.

                           Francis passed from this life into eternal life.

October 6           Stephen Ministry Workshop at St. Andrew Apostle, 11600 Kemp Mill, Silver Spring, MD

                           20902.  Stephen Ministers are well-trained caregivers who provide Christian care to

                           people experiencing various difficulties in life.  See details in letter from SAA pastor

                           Rev. Dan Leary at link below.

Mondays           St. Michael's Sodality invites all to this special month's Rosary Crusade dedicated to 
this month         the victims of clergy abuse and the renewal of the Church.  Each Monday at 7 pm at St.
                           Michael the Archangel, 805 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

November 5-7    St. Paul Parish Mission:  God's Healing Love.  Monday's Theme:  Ask and you shall

                           receive; Tuesday: Falling in Love with God; Wednesday: The faith that moves

                           mountains.  Fr. Greg Bramlage is presiding at the parish mission at St. Paul Catholic

                           Church, 9240 Damascus Rd., Damascus, MD 20872.  (Missionaries of the New


November 5       Hope over Death.  You're invited to attend A Catholic Family's Journey of Forgiveness

                          and Restorative Justice. St. John Paul II Shrine, Brookland. (Catholic Mobilizing Network)

November 10   Celebrating Steadfast Witness.  African American Catholic History Mass at Mount Calvary

                         Catholic Church, 6700 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD.  (Special Honorees, The


November 17   Washington Retreat house Annual Fund Raiser and Spaghetti Dinner from noon to 4 pm. 

                        Sale items include gift baskets of all kinds, bake sale and Lots more.  4000 Harewood

                        Road, NE, Washington, DC 20017

November 17   Little Sisters of the Poor Fall Bazaar from 9 am to 3 pm, 4200 Harewood Road, NE,

                        Washington, DC 20017



January 19      Mother Teresa Vocation Society Annual Day of Recollection from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at

                       Annunciation Catholic Church, 3810 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC.  Father

                       Mark Ivany, Celebrant and Presenter

February 23    Mother Teresa Vocation Society Prayer and Fellowship, starting with 9:10 am Mass,

                       followed by presentation by Father Kevin Regan at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4101

                       Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD

March 29        Mother Teresa Vocation Society Holy Hour, Reflection and Confessions from 7:00 pm to

                      8:00 pm at Jesus Divine Word Catholic Church, 885 Cox Road, Huntingtown, MD, with

                      Father Dan Carson as Presenter

Quarterly          Flame of Love Quarterly Gathering  

                    Quarterly gatherings begins with Mass at 12:10 pm at the Basilica of the National

                          Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC. 

Ongoing             Taping of TV Masses at National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington,

                           DC.  Sodality Union Archdiocese of Washington among taping sponsors.  We invite

                           parish Sodalities to share with us your plans to attend tapings of the TV  Masses.


Sunday TV Mass airs every Sunday at 10:30 AM on WDCW-50

Ongoing             Join Mother Teresa Vocation Society in praying for vocations. 

Quarterly            Join Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW).

   Sodality Union is affiliate of ACCW, which is an affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women.  NCCW acts through its members to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service.  NCCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.

Monthly              Our Lady Rosa Mystica Holy Hour for priests devotion every 13th day of the month,

                            St. Andrew the Apostle, Silver Spring, MD


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                                   EWTN visited Holy Angels parish in Avenue, Maryland and filmed a 8-part

 documentary with Rev. Charles P. Connor entitled


                           Historic St. Clement's Island and our Mother of Light Shrine in Colton's Point, MD
                    and other historical sites were filmed!  The documentary aired July 2016

and DVD is available!

EWTN featured a biography this year about Mother Mary Lange called Providence Will Provide.  The biography of Mother Mary Lange (ca. 1794-1882), who founded the Oblate Sisters of the Providence, a religious community of black women (the first order of Black Catholic nuns in the world), in Baltimore in 1829, portrays her faith and perseverance

Remembering the

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016

Archdiocese of Washington prayer for the Year of Mercy

Almighty God and Father, You have created all things and know the desire of every heart. In this Year of Mercy, we reflect on your great love for us, and acknowledge our sinfulness and need for your healing mercy.  Trusting that you never tire of forgiving us, we open our hearts to receive your forgiveness and love. Having encountered you, Mercy itself, and guided by the Holy Spirit, may we witness to the love we have received by sharing it with those most in need: the hungry, the homeless, the afflicted, and the oppressed.  We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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Calendar for the Jubilee of Mercy

July 26 – July 31:  Jubilee for young people (World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland)

September 5:    Memorial of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta—Jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy
September 25:  Jubilee for catechists

October 8 – October 9:  Saturday and Sunday of Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary—MARIAN JUBILEE

November 1:   Solemnity of All Saints:  Holy Mass Celebrated by the Holy Father in memory of the 
    faithful departed
November 6:    In Saint Peter’s Square—Jubilee for prisoners
November 13:  Closing of the Holy Doors in the Basilica of Rome and the dioceses of the world
November 20:  Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus, King of the Universe (Closing of the Holy Door of Saint
    Peter’s Basilica and the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy) (Except from Magnificat:  Year of Mercy Companion)