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Blessings this Christmas

Season and Peace to  all this NEW YEAR!

Ongoing                Days of Prayer at the Washington Retreat House.  From 9 am to 3 pm,

                              4000 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, DC.  See attached to register.                   

See attached for Women's Retreat League of the Archdiocese of Washington schedule.

January 1             Blessings for a happy and healthy New Year's Day on the Solemnity of Mary, the

                             Holy Mother God and WorldDay of Peace!  

                             The Holy Father's message for this year's 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

                                                 degradationto leave their homelands."


January 4            Mary, Our Blessed Mother, asks us to pray very much, especially the Rosary.  Please

                            join the Washington Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) to pray the

                            Rosary on the 4th day of each month at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time). We welcome all to

                            phone into our ACCW Rosary by calling 605.468.8016 and insert access code:

                           357090# to pray the Rosary as a community. Our next call is scheduled for January 4,

                           2018 at 8:00 p.m.  ACCW looks forward to your joining this speical time of prayer!

January 20          Mother Teresa Society 14th Annual Day of Recollection:  "They Joy of Witness" with

                           presenter Father Mark Ivany, Director of Priest Vocations, Archdiocese of Washington,

                           Director of Spiritual Formation, Saint John Paul II Seminary.  9:30 am to 2:00 pm at

                           Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington,

                           DC 20016.  Contact:  Maris Moriarty in the Office of Vocations at 202.636.9020.

Quarterly          Flame of Love Quarterly Gathering  

                    On Saturday, June 17, the quarterly gathering begins with Mass at 12:10 pm at the

                          Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue,

                          NE, Washington, DC. 

                          Thank you to St. Mary's Sodality in Barnesville for inviting Sodalist to the

                         100th anniversary year of the Fatima special celebration.

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



                               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)


         Sodality Union Archdiocese of Washington

M                                  Mary, Mother of Mercy, lead us with grateful hearts to serve your Son, Jesus.