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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Dr. King offered a prophetic witness to emulate today, priest says at annual Mass
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader who led a non-violent movement against racism, was remembered at a Jan. 14 Mass as a “prophet” whom today’s faithful are called to imitate.
Faith leaders gather to pray for migrants during National Migration Week
During a Jan. 11 interreligious prayer service, leaders of eight different faith communities gathered together at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington to pray for migrants, during this year’s National Migration Week. The theme for the week is “Creating a Culture of Encounter.”
Manifesting the Kingdom Awards
Just as the Star of Bethlehem pointed the way to Jesus during the Magis’ journey, many men and women in the Archdiocese of Washington point to Christ through their lives, said Cardinal Donald Wuerl, during a Jan. 8 Mass.
Coming back to church changed young adult’s life
In college, Nicole Calaro says she “kind of fell away from the Church,” and at a low point in her life then, she turned back to God in prayer.
Faith, and food, helped bring people together at Bishop-designate Brennan’s multicultural parish
Marta Monzón said that from the first moment she met then-Father Mark Brennan in 2003, she knew he was a caring priest. A couple of months earlier, her husband – who was well known in the Gaithersburg business community and for his support of the Spanish Catholic Center there – had died suddenly.
Mass and concert to honor Dr. King’s legacy
On Saturday Jan. 14, the Archdiocese of Washington is hosting a concert and liturgy to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Archdiocese to host three rallies and Masses before March for Life
Because of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump with its parade and festivities, this year’s archdiocesan Rally and Mass For Life and the annual national March for Life will be held Jan. 27, about a week later than usually held.
Seminarian Ebuka Mbanude strives to become a saintly priest
Ebuka Mbanude came to the United States from Nigeria in 2007 to receive a quality education and make a new life for himself. He started out working two jobs – one at Kentucky Fried Chicken and one at Target – and in 2009, he began to achieve his goal by attending the University of the District of Columbia, studying biology.
From Rockville to Rome, seminarian’s journey guided by prayer
For Deacon Bob Kilner, studying as a seminarian in Rome sometimes involves literally walking in the footsteps of saints.
Supporting Catholic school is a legacy for St. Augustine Parish and its pastor
Ten days before Christmas, Father Patrick Smith, the pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Washington, stopped by several classrooms at St. Augustine Catholic School. Upon seeing him enter the room, the third graders stopped their vocabulary work, stood up and said, “Good afternoon, Father Pat, may the peace of the Lord be with you.”
World Youth Day pilgrimage helped lead man on journey to seeking the priesthood
For Mattia Cortigiani, the journey from his home in Empoli in the Tuscan region of Italy to the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Hyattsville began with a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Madrid that included a stop at Lourdes, Francis in 2011.
Priests, seminarians and lay people from archdiocese participate in 100-mile bike ride in support of vocations
Participants in the Oct. 8 Sea Gull Century in Salisbury may have been surprised to see Saint John Paul II ride by them on a bike. But if they looked a little closer, they would have seen that it was actually a group of priests and seminarians, mostly from the Archdiocese of Washington, who had a picture of him on the back of their jerseys.
For Deacon Andrew Wakefield, priesthood is the missing puzzle piece for his life
After growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Deacon Andrew Wakefield first came to Washington while he was volunteering with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working as a case manager for Miriam’s Kitchen. Through this experience, he discovered a desire “to live a life for others; to help people in tangible ways.”
Retired priest has no regrets after five decades of priesthood
Reflecting on his life and work, Msgr. Francis Kazista sat in a chair and smiled, leaning on his cane.
For Msgr. Wilson, life as a priest involves ‘doing what God wants me to do’
When Msgr. Michael Wilson was a young man and considering his future, he thought he would be a career military man like his father, and as a matter of fact, started working toward attending the United States Military Academy.
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