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Saturday, October 01, 2016
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  • Our Lady of Mercy parishioner sees Mother Teresa live on through Missionaries of Charity in India
    After graduating from Brown University, Alexander Blum, a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, Maryland, decided to spend a year serving the poorest of the poor in Titagarh, India. He is living and working at Gandhiji Prem Nivas, which is a center for patients with Hansen’s disease (another name for leprosy), run by brothers of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by St. Teresa of Calcutta.
  • Holy Name parishioners and former students gather to celebrate birthday of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz
    As a child, Venerable Aloysius Schwartz always had a simple birthday celebration, with a cake and one present, said his sister, Dolores Vita. This year, on what would have been his 86th birthday, the man who could become the first saint from Washington had a more extravagant celebration, when Holy Name of Jesus Parish was filled with people who had gathered to celebrate a Mass in thanksgiving for his ministry.
  • Former youth minister at St. Elizabeth Parish arrested and charged with abuse
    Brian Patrick Werth, a former youth minister for St. Elizabeth Parish in Rockville, was arrested by Montgomery County Police on Sept. 7 and charged with one count of fourth-degree sexual offense, one count of sexual abuse of a minor, and second degree assault. The 32-year-old Montgomery Village resident was arrested after detectives had investigated allegations of sexual abuse of a teenage St. Elizabeth parishioner.
  • A Blue Ribbon for St. Patrick’s School in Rockville
    As the students of St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Rockville left at the end of the day on Sept. 28, their blue smiling lips were a sign of the celebration that had just occurred – St. Patrick’s had just been named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
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