From the Deacon's Desk
From the Deacon's Desk is an electronic email sent to members of Our Lady of the Presentation Parish with information concerning our parish and the Archdiocese of Washington. It is sent to our parish email list. If you received it but know of someone from our parish who did not receive it, please forward it to them. If you did not receive it or if you received it forwarded by a friend please provide your email address to the parish office and our Deacon Bill Stevens
Cardinal Wuerl’s e-Letter about the HHS mandate and religious liberty are available for download or viewing in English HHS mandate and religious liberty - English and in Spanish HHS mandate and religious liberty - Spanish.
HHS mandate and religious liberty - English
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HHS mandate and religious liberty - Spanish
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Bishop Knestout encourages all parishioners to review Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship on the political responsibilities of Catholics, which was approved by the full body of bishops in November 2007 and revised for printing in October 2011.
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
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We have received an email from Bishop Knestout, the Archdiocese of Washington Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia providing an update and asking for our assistance regarding the defense of marriage. Attached to this e-mail are two documents:
1. Letter outlining the issue at hand
2. Documents for our consideration
Thank you for your continued support of marriage.
Letter outlining the issue at hand
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Documents for our consideration
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A Lifeline for Marriage – Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing marital difficulty. For confidential information about or to register for a program contact 301-468-6764 or 410-647-0350, or visit the web site at
Separated and Divorced Catholics (SDC) of the Archdiocese of Washington is sponsoring "Separation, Divorce, and Beyond" every fourth Sunday of the month at 7:30 pm in the library of St. John the Evangelist School (10201 Woodland Dr., Silver Spring). The program is designed to provide a Catholic perspective on the process of recovery from separation and divorce. Two facilitators will guide the sessions using the book, "Divorce and Beyond" as a discussion starter. Please share this information with any Catholics who are separated or divorced or for more information contact SDC at or 301-906-9422.
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