Sodality is a Door to Spirituality and a Channel to Service
Sodality Union "unite[s] the Sodalities of the Archdiocese in a fourfold bond of Community: (a) a common Commitment; (b) a common way of life; (c) a deep concern for all; and, (d) a filial love for Mary." (Sodality Union Manual)
SODALITY UNION AFFILIATED PARISHES
The Sodality Union Executive Council thanks all Sodality members for uniting with us in our spiritual journey, and
remains in prayer to Jesus through Mary with affiliate parish Sodalities:
Assumption (DC), Church of the Incarnation (DC), Holy Angels (MD), Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian (DC), Holy Family (MD), Holy Redeemer (MD), Jesus the Divine Word (MD), Mount Calvary (MD), Nativity (DC), Our Lady of Fatima (Riverdale Park, MD), Our Lady of Mercy (MD), Our Lady of Perpetual Help (DC), Our Lady Queen of Peace (MD), Our Lady of the Wayside (MD), Shrine of Sacred Heart (DC), Sacred Heart (MD), St. Anthony of Padua (DC), St. Augustine (DC), St. Benedict the Moor (DC), St. Bernadette (MD), St. Bernadine of Siena (MD), St. Bernard of Clairvaux (MD), St. Columba (MD), St. Dominic (MD), St. Elizabeth (MD), St. Francis de Sales (MD), St. Francis Xavier (DC), St. Gabriel (DC), St. Hugh of Grenoble (MD), St. Jane Frances de Chantal (MD), St. John Baptist de la Salle (MD), St. Joseph (Largo, MD), St. Luke (DC), St. Margaret of Scotland (MD), St. Martin of Tours (DC), St. Mary, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine (Barnesville, MD), St. Mary (Bryantown, MD), St. Mary (Clinton, MD), St. Mary (Piscataway, MD), St. Michael the Archangel (Silver Spring, MD), St. Philip (MD), St. Pius X (MD), St. Raphael (MD), St. Thomas the Apostle (DC), St. Thomas More (DC), St. Teresa of Avila (DC), St. Catherine Laboure (MD), Mother Seton (MD), St. Vincent de Paul (D)
Sodality Union Membership and Governance
“Each Sodality duly authorized by the Ordinary within the Archdiocese of Washington shall be eligible for membership. … The General Body shall include individual members of all affiliated parish Sodalities.” “Dues shall be paid annually by each affiliated parish Sodality on or before September 30 of each year.” (In response to requests about dues, we ask that annual dues please be sent directly to our Treasurer. For direct contact information, please see the president’s monthly letter sent to all Prefects via email or contact us at ExecCouncil@SodalityUnionADW.org. We look forward to all Archdiocese's Sodalities active membership, especially as we approach Sodality Union's 100 Anniversary in 2018.)
Sodality Union “serve[s] as a voice of the Sodalities [throughout the Archdiocese] so that they may speak and act as a unit in Christian values.”
Governance of Parish Sodalities
“It is recommended that the structure of the affiliated Parish Sodality
correspond to that of Sodality Union.”
FORMATION for Individual Parish Sodalists
It should be stressed to the candidates that being a member is not just a series of activities; it is a Way of Life. It is not just a club one joins, but a life one leads. It is not a hobby for one’s spare time, but a vocation. It will affect one’s whole day; one’s whole life. To live this Way of Life one must have a goal, a program, a model, and a dedication. To know what we want is our goal, to know what to do is our program, to know how to act, we must have a model- and that model is Mary, our Mother; to know how to give oneself without reservation is our dedication. The candidate also sees that God has an urgent need of our help. He/she realizes, too, that God is extending a special invitation to devote oneself, in a special way, to help Him do His magnificent work here on earth. Belonging to a Sodality also gives a Sodalist an opportunity to work in a Church-approved organization for the flourishing of God’s Plan.
PRAY THE ROSARY!
Our Lady of Czestochowa, pray for us.
Sodality Union Archdiocese of Washington
M Mary, Mother of Mercy, lead us with grateful hearts to serve your Son, Jesus.