This is the archive for past current event items originally displayed on St. Mary’s parish home page under “News/Current Events.”


Join us for Eucharistic Adoration for our Priests Tues, Nov 7 8:30a.m. through Thurs, Nov 9 5p.m.  Click for more details.  
Join us on Fri, Oct 27 for a Living Rosary in church at 7p.m. sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
MASS HONORING THIS YEAR’S DECEASED will be held on Thurs, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m.  Call for more info 301-627-3255.
Join us on Fri, Oct. 13 for the final celebration in honor of our Blessed Mother’s appearances in Fatima, Portugal, 100 years ago.  Rosary, Confession, & Mass followed by ice cream, popcorn & movie.
10oth Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima – Click here for history
Fr. LaHood takes parishioners to the Nats game! 
Join Fr. LaHood on at Noon on Oct 4 at the Metropolitan Family Planning Abortion facility to pray the the sanctity of life. No rsvp needed.
Catholic Identity Presentation and Commissioning for Members of St. Mary’s Ministries – Saturdays Oct 7 and 21.  Click here for registration.
Registration for CCD/School of Religion is now open.  Click here for information. Classes begin Tues, Sept 12.
 ST. MARY’S ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC: Mark your calendar for this year’s parish picnic on Sun, Sept 24, 2017, 1p.m. to 6p.m. upper level of School.  Click here for info and to sign up.
Join us on Wed, Sept 13 to celebrate the 3rd Fatima Apparition in Fatima, Portugal by our Blessed Mother.
Interested in learning about the Catholic Faith?  Please come to our last open house on Aug 29.  Classes begin Tues Sept 5.  
Celebrate with us on July 13 the 3rd Apparition of our Blessed Mother at Fatima….
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 8th GRADE CLASS on their Graduation from St. Mary of the Assumption School on June 1.
 Join us for our June 13 Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.  Read more…
Parish Mission May 21-24:  Detailed Schedule
May Parish Mission – Volunteer Opportunities
Congratulations to those receiving the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist on Sat April 29, 2017
Congratulations to those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wed May 3, 2017
Congratulations to those entering the Church and completing Initiation at the Easter Vigil
Join us for Friday Faith Night May 12 – Movie:  “Bella”
Schedule for Lent through Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday 2017  at St. Mary’s
Pray with Fr. LaHood on Wed April 5 at 11:45a at College Park abortion facility as part of 40 Days For Life 
Congratulations to RCIA participants in the Rite of Sending and Rites of Election/Call to Continuing Conversion with photos
St Mary of Assumption parish, at the youth retreat Mount 2000, Mount St Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD, Feb 2017 
St. Mary’s RCIA Group Tours the Basilica of the National Shrine – Sun, Jan 29
St. Mary’s Parish and School Group attend Annual Youth Rally & Mass and March for Life – Fri, Jan 27
Arnolds Receive 2017 ADW Manifesting the Kingdom Award From Cardinal Wuerl
SAVE THE DATE:  Friday March 10 at 7:30p.m. for Lenten Eucharistic Adoration with Mark Forrest  
Rosary for Respect for Life and the Nation – Sun Jan 22 at 8:55am in the church.  
Baby Shower for Forestville Pregnancy Ctr. on Jan 21-22 after all masses by KOC Ladies Auxiliary.  
Full Christmas/New Year’s Mass Schedule 2016-2017
Advent:  Invite Family and Friends to Mass this Christmas.  Click here for invitation
Advent:  Slow Down for Advent – Adults
Advent:  Slow Down for Advent – Children
Presentation of Candidates for Confirmation on Dec 4 at 9:30a.m. Mass
RCIA Rites of Acceptance/Welcoming taking place on Dec 4 at 11:30a.m. Mass
Join us for a Spiritual Work of Mercy on Nov 19 at Resurrection Cemetery.  
New Painting of the Assumption of Mary unveiled August 6, 2016.  Click here for ceremony remarks and to view painting.
Ordinary Lives/Extraordinary Mission:  Please join us for our next Parish Mission on Oct 28-29!!  WE ARE CALLED!!!!
 All About the “YEAR OF MERCY” Click here for DETAILS
Join Fr. LaHood on Sept 28 from 11:30-Noon to pray at the College Park abortion facility 
Registration for School of Religion (CCD) Grades 1-8 is now open, click here for more information
Ecumenical Prayer Meeting:  Sept 15 – 6:30pm-7:30pm in St. Mary’s Church.  See bulletin for Details
Parish Picnic Sunday Sept 11 after 11:30a.m. Mass. Sign up here
St. Mary’s Soccer Registration now open!  Register by August 19.
In August, Come hear a former Evangelical explain how to answer questions about the Catholic Faith. Four sessions: Aug 2, 9, 16, & 23.  click here.
Join us for the next stage of our Parish Mission: Participate in our Evangelization Workshop Sat, Aug 13
Thinking about joining the Catholic Faith, Returning to the Faith?  Come to an Open House on Aug 24
Join us for a 4 Week Study of Pope Francis’ “Joy of Love –  Amoris Laetitia”  6/22, 6/29, 7/6 & 7/13 led by Fr. LaHood
Young Adult Ministry Interest Meeting Sat May 21 at Noon in Parish Office
Celebrate 9oth Anniversary of our school with prayer and an airborne rosary – Fri May 20 
 Congratulations to those who were Baptized and Confirmed at the Easter Vigil!  
Lent and Easter Schedule
 Redeemed Online Lenten Message
 REVISED DATES: Eucharistic Adoration to Pray for an to end Abortion – Feb 24, Mar 9, Mar 23 at 6:30p-8p
Confessions available Wednesdays in Lent: “The Light is on For You” in the church 6:30p-8p
40 Days For Life – Join us… Sign up for Prayer, Adoration, and more
 Archdiocese of Washington Men’s Conference Sat, March 19: “Man on a Mission 2016 – Men of Mercy”
“24 Hours of Mercy”:  St. Mary’s Church March 9, 7:30am to March 10, 7:30am
Natural Family Planning Presentation:  Sat Feb 27  10:30a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration with Mark Forrest, Fri Feb 19 7:30p.m.
World Marriage Rosary on Sun Feb 14 at 8:55a.m.
Mardi Gras Casino Night and Silent Auction – St. Mary’s School – Sat Feb 6
Join us for Hospitality after all  Masses Jan 9-10, 2016!
Statement of the Archdiocese of Washington on the Decision of the
Supreme Court of the United States Regarding Same-Sex Marriage
Christmas and New Year’s Day Mass Schedule
Special December Hospitality Celebration – Dec 5 and Dec 6 after all masses
St. Mary’s Thanksgiving Food Collection for Marlboro Food Bank – Wed Nov 11
St. Mary’s Thanksgiving Food Collection for Sisters of Charity – Wed Nov 18
 Join Us for “40 Days for Life”“Walk with Francis” to promote the dignity of  human life
Octoberfest – Sat, Oct 3:  Celebrating our 4 Vocations at St. Mary’s
See video of the Mass for Shut-ins with music by St.Mary’s Contemporary Choir
Interested in learning about the Catholic Faith?  Returning to the Faith? Receiving Missed Sacraments?
Homily by Fr. Thomas LaHood on Natural Family Planning & Humanae Vitae, Sunday, July 19, 2015
Humanae Vitae text by Pope Paul VI,  July 25, 1968
Follow up Information on July 8 Session:  Church’s Teaching on Same Sex Attraction
Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week July 19-July 25:  Resources
Cardinal’s Appeal 2015:  Click here