This is the archive for past current event items originally displayed on St. Mary’s parish home page under “News/Current Events.”
April 17, 2020: Letter to Parishioners from Fr. LaHood
(Update and Divine Mercy Sunday – April 19)
April 8, 2020:  Letter to Parishioners from Fr. LaHood
(Holy Week and Easter update)
MAR 20, 2020:  Letter to Parishioners from Fr. LaHood 
on the Coronavirus and St. Mary’s Activities
Fri, February 28 at 7p.m. for Music, Meditation and Prayer with Mark Forrest, Irish Tenor.  For more information, call the Parish Office at 301-627-3255.
Men of St. Mary’s:  Retreat February 28- March 1, 2020 at Loyola on the Potomac.
SHROVE TUESDAY SUPPER: The Knights of Columbus will host a Pancake Supper on Tues, Feb 25 from 5 – 7 in the school’s multipurpose room. Pancakes and sausage will be served. Donations welcome.
Roaring Twenties Gala Sat, Feb 22, 2020 sponsored by St. Mary of the Assumption School
Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctity of Life in the Church on Fri, Jan 24 from 8:30am to approx. 5:00p.m.  If you can’t make the March, please consider Adoration.
Registration Open for School of Religion (CCD)
Registration Open for the Sacraments 1st Communion and 1st Reconciliation
Registration Open for the Sacrament of Confirmation
Youth Ministry (Grades 8-12)  2019-2020 Calendar of Events (updated)
Join us for Lessons and Carols this Advent on Sat, Dec 21 at 7p.m. in the Church
CYO Girls and Boys Basketball Sign up
Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Celebrated on Monday, Dec 9, 2019 – 8:00a.m. Mass
Parish Picture Directory:  Sign up now online to make an appointment to have your picture taken for the directory
St. Mary of the Assumption SCHOOL – annual Christmas Craft Fair on Sat, Dec 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Msgr. Hughes Family Life Center and Gym.
Fish Fry Fri, Nov 8 from 11am-7pm at St. Mary’s Church. $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Children
 Living Rosary on Fri, Oct 25 at 7:00p.m. in the church sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Annual Parish picnic on Sun, Sept 22  from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.  Click here for details. 
Fr. LaHood to lead prayer at College Park abortion facility Wed Sept 25 and Wed Oct 2. Please join us.
Join us in welcoming our new School principal Mrs. Lewis (nee Miss Stickley).  
Farewell Letter from Nicholas Morrison, our summer Seminarian.
Funeral:  Myrtle Harrison Viewing: Friday, July 19th 10:00 am in the Church ;  Funeral: Friday, July 19th at 11:00 am
If you missed our Parish Ministry Fair and would like to learn about our Ministries, contact R. Piazza at
Congratulations to our 8th Graders from our Parish and School who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 8 from Most Reverend Roy Campbell.
Congratulations to new members of the Catholic Church and to those receiving Sacraments at the Easter Vigil 
Don Leonard:  Viewing:  Monday, June 17th 10:30 am-Noon in the Church; Funeral:  Monday, June 17th at Noon
Join us at St. Mary’s for “The Feast of Mercy – A Day of Extraordinary Grace” April 14-15, 2019
Confession during Lent:  Mondays at St. Mary’s from 6:30pm-8:00pm. (Except April 15).  The Light is on for you.
 Congratulations to our RCIA Elect and Candidates for their participation in the Rite of Sending and Rites of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion on March 10.
Eucharistic Adoration with Mark Forrest, Friday, March 15 at 7:00pm in the church.  
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry on Fri Mar 8, 11am-7pm at red building behind St. Mary’s Church.
Under the Tuscan Sun – Casino Night and Silent Auction Sat, Feb 23, 2019
We have a LEGION OF MARY Praesidium, Que en Assumed into Heaven, here in the parish.
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week:  CALLING ALL ALUMNI to join students, teachers, parents, and your fellow graduates for an Open House at the school after 9:30am Mass, January 27th – Light lunch begins at 11
World Youth Day in D.C. – Saturday, Jan 26, 2019Annual Baby Shower – Jan 19-20, 2019 for the Forestville Pregnancy Center
 Christmas Mass Schedule 2018
ADVENT CARING TREE in Church:  Gift items due back Dec 9. (301-627-3255)
Registration for School of Religion-CCD  (Grades 1-8)
New Rectory – Gift Registry Information
Annual Christmas Craft Fair, St. Mary of the Assumption School, Sat Dec 1, 9am-4pm
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, Mon, Nov 19 at 7:30p.m. 
Dr. William Keimig to speak on “Spiritual Combat: Knowing what you need to fight against Satan.” Thurs Nov 8 at 7p.m. in the Church
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary: Join us on Sunday Oct 7 at 4:00p.m.
Fish Fry Friday, Sept 28 11a.m.-7p.m. red building next to the Church
 Titus Butler Funeral Arrangements: Viewing 9:00 to 11:00 am, Funeral Service at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 29th.
Parish Picnic, Sunday, Sept 23 after 11:30a.m. Mass (location: school grounds)
Interested in Learning about the Catholic Faith, Contact us at 301-627-3255 or click here
Flyer:  Walking with Purpose Women’s Bible Study Fall 2018
Registration Form:  Walking with Purpose Fall 2018
Eucharistic Adoration:  Flyer on Tuesdays Eucharistic Adoration Sign Up.
St. Mary’s Yard Sale:  July 14, 2018  9am-2pm.  Tables available.
ST. MARY’S SUMMER CAMP: Two Weeks: July 9 -13 and July 16-20. Sports, games, contests, etc. all in faithfilled  fun camp!  Click here
Fish Fry at St. Mary’s:  Friday, June 1 from 11:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.
Upcoming activities sponsored by St. Mary’s Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary: May Crownings, Marian Day of Prayer, Flowers for the May altar.
Congratulations to those Newly Confirmed by Most Rev. Herbert Bevard on April 25, 2018
Join us for a presentation on “Redemptive Suffering”  on May 1 at 6:30p.m. in the Family Life Center by Fr. Kevin Regan
Annual Walk for Life – After all masses on April 29 sponsored by our Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus.
Congratulations to those entering into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on March 31 
Congratulations to our First Holy Communicants  – Sat March 24, 2018
Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration – Join us on Sun Apr 8 from 1:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU: Wednesdays during Lent, Confession will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 Congratulations to our RCIA who participated in the Rite of Sending and Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at the Shrine on Sun Feb 25
Linda Trott is retiring after 25 years of dedicated service to St. Mary’s!  Join us on Sun Mar 18 after 11:30a.m. mass in the red bldg to honor her hard work.
Eucharistic Adoration Feb 23 at 7:30p.m. with meditations by Int’l Tenor Mark Forrest 
Total Consecration to Mary – Begins February 20, 2018
March For Life – Photos of School and Church Participants in the March on Fri Jan 19 
Flyer: St. Mary’s Women’s Bible Study Information Flyer – Lent 2018
Online Registration: Women’s Bible Study
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