Honoring All who Served
Mass at 10 am only
PRAYER FOR DECEASED VETERANS
by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest,
look kindly on your departed veterans who gave
their lives in the service of their country.
Grant that through the passion, death, and
resurrection of your Son
they may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom
and rejoice in you with your saints forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
from U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops www.usccb.org
Gospel Reflection for The Most Holy Trinity
God our Father has revealed himself to us, his children. He has spoken his Eternal Word, his only begotten Son. Creating all things out of Love, he sent his Word into the world to redeem our fallen human nature and invite us to embrace the Gift of his Divine Life. The Word of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, reveals God perfectly. He became one with us, showed us the way to the Father, died on the Cross and rose from the dead so that we could share his Divine Life forever. After his Resurrection, Jesus commissioned his Apostles to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” [Matthew 28: 19] This is the wonderful revelation that we have received through the Gospel, and he remains with us always.
We have faithfully celebrated the great Mysteries of Salvation. The death and Resurrection of the Lord, his Ascension and the Gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, are all carefully proclaimed in the Creed. These Mysteries emerge from the central Mystery of our Faith, that is: God is one and three, a Trinity of Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in power and majesty. This sacred Doctrine, revealed by Christ, has been understood more clearly and expressed more confidently by the Church through the centuries. It is essential to knowing God and knowing ourselves.
Some might ask why this truth is so important for us. The answer is that it is essential to know the truth God has revealed about himself because we are created in his image and likeness. In other words, we are created to be like God in all the ways that lead us to him. We are his children, he loves us, and he wants us to receive the fullness of life and happiness. As St. Paul writes in the Letter to the Romans: “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…” [Romans 8: 16] All that God has revealed of himself through his Divine Word is given in order that we might have the fullness of life. Every truth that we are capable of receiving is made known to us so that we will come to love and serve God and thereby attain our goal of union with him.
God is all powerful, all good, all knowing and the source of all being. He is also an eternal relationship of Love. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit form a Divine Community and invite us to enter that Community through the Son, in the Holy Spirit. As we come to accept the invitation, we begin to experience the joy of heaven even while we remain in this world. In fact, we should always be joyful because Jesus embraced our human nature to prepare us to share in his Divinity. Through his death and Resurrection, he redeems us, frees us from sin and lifts us up to heaven. As his friends and disciples, we want to imitate his way of life, obey his commands, and teach others to do likewise. By his mercy, we acquire the true blessedness of heaven.
Since we know and accept these truths about God, there is evidence already that God dwells in us. The Holy Spirit makes that possible. Now if we want to make greater progress in our journey, we should assess the evidence of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Do we exhibit the gifts of charity, joy, patience, and generosity? Do we live with gentleness, kindness, and self-control?
Today as we worship God together in the community of the Church, we want to be thankful for all God’s gifts. We especially give praise and thanks to him for allowing us to know him and for the promise that as we follow Jesus, we will come to see his glory in heaven forever.
Sincerely in Christ,
Come celebrate Father Robert's Anniversary
next Sunday (June 6) after the 9:30 am and 12 Noon Masses!
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm in Church
Sunday Outdoor Mass - 9:30 am (rain or shine)*
Sunday Mass – 12 Noon (live-streamed) in Church
Weekday Masses are offered Monday thru Saturday at 8:30 am in Church
On Saturdays, Confessions are heard from 9:00 to 10:00 am.
*Outdoor option for 9:30 am Mass on Sundays -
Outdoor Mass is celebrated by the pastor on the steps of the portico. Parishioners and guests may remain in their cars or set-up lawn chairs for the duration of the Mass.
In case the weather does not cooperate, the outdoor Mass may pivot to an indoor live-streamed event. The faithful may choose to remain in their cars and view the live-streamed Mass through the Holy Cross Church GP You Tube Channel. Extra-ordinary ministers of the Eucharist will bring communion to you in your cars.
Eucharistic Adoration at Holy Cross
Every Friday from 3 to 6 pm in the main Church.
Come spend some time with Our Lord!
will go to
SO OTHERS MIGHT EAT (S.O.M.E.)
a non-profit that has been serving the poor and homeless in our nation’s capital since 1970. S.O.M.E. provides food, clothing, and health care and tries to break the cycle of homelessness by offering affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment and counseling (
). Please be generous.
Next week’s Poor Box goes to the Holy Cross Social Concerns Committee
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
- May 31 (M), 10:00 am
- June 1 (T), 8:30 am
- June 2 (W),
For the intention of the Kuan Family
- June 3 (Th),
- June 4 (F),
- June 5 (Sat), 8:30 am
The Capozzola Family
- June 5 (Sat), 5:00 pm
- June 6 (Sun), 9:30 am
- June 6 (Sun), 12 Noon
To schedule a Mass intention, email
or call the office at 301-942-1020.
Please keep the sick and elderly of our parish in your prayers, especially
Melinda Alde, Evelyn Articola, Marion Ballmann, Teresa Basso, Jerry Behnke, Albena Borisnova-Petkova,
Michael Chettle, Joyce Choi, Tom Choi, Young Choi, Luis Alejandro Guevara Coello, Dorothy Conroy, Ray Dean, Barbara Desiderati, David Dikel, John Paul Durkin, Karen Dwyer, Joe Gagnon, Kathleen Gagnon, Tracy Saur Gellerman, Demos Georganas, Myriam Gonzalez, Michael Gouzoulis, Susan Grisby, Eileen Haggart, Betty Harrison, Rudy Heglas, Carlos Hernandez, Evan Hilburn, Stephanie, Hipsley, Charlene Hubbard, Bo Hunt, Dan Johnson, Doris Johnson, Jamie Kaufmann, Mary Lee Leonard, Mary Dell Levandosky, Ray Mitchell, Palmer Jane McNeill, Markie Mlynarczyk, Richard Moellering, Jr., Nelson de Melo Dias Neto, Ellen Noland, Estelle Nguyen, William Nothwang, Sue Numrich, Silvia Pugliese, Dan Reinwall, Jessica Ringler, David Roberts, Alma Rusley, Nancy Rupertus, Rebecca Shepherd, Patricia Spodnik, David Skola, Patricia Tellish, and Philip Wright.
Please contact the Parish Secretary to add or remove someone’s name from our list.
Remember in Prayer
those who have died, especially Katie Cilano DellaTezza, sister of Michael Cilano, and our fellow citizens who have given their lives for our freedom and begun their eternal future in the hope of the Risen Christ.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
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