In No Greater Love, You Will Experience the Unconditional Love Christ Has for You. We often hear about Jesus’ passion and death, but imagine experiencing them for the very first time. In No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion, we are going to walk step-by-step with Jesus on his journey from his agony in the garden to his crucifixion on Calvary. Along the way, we will unpack the biblical background to these events, the prophecies, and most especially, the ways Jesus is inviting us to walk more closely with him today.
No Greater Love is a five-part Bible study program that begins February 29 at 6:30 pm.
The evening will include dinner and fellowship. The cost is $30 to cover the costs of materials and food.
Contact: Dominique at 301-444-3495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Archbishop Gregory has chosen the theme Hearts Filled With Hope for the 2020 Annual Appeal. In the midst of these turbulent waters as a Church, we are reminded of Jesus’s hand that is always extended forth to pull us from depths and bring us closer to Him.
The Annual Appeal is one way to reach out and support other members of the Body of Christ. It offers help to those who are suffering spiritually and physically. It supports education from childhood through adulthood, from lay formation to priestly formation. It reaches out to those who are not members of the Body through evangelization efforts
The Appeal supports the mission and ministries throughout the Church of Washington. Your contribution has a direct impact by providing education to children in need, training for seminarians and deacons, healing ministries for people in crisis, and much more. Visit appeal.adw.org to learn more about how you can help.
SCAM ALERT Many parishioners have been receiving fraudulent emails from someone pretending to be Father Lee. Please know that Father Lee will never ask for money via email. If you have not responded to it, please do not respond. If you did respond, please do not take any action and refrain from further communications with the fraudulent individual. 90% of hacks are due to user error. So as you read your emails, BE ALERT! Some security tips/red flags to keep in mind to avoid being a victim of a cyber attack:
1. Check who the sender of the email is.
Hackers will pretend to be someone you know and create a fake email. Confirm that the sender actually has the correct email address that you may have in your address book
Hackers can make an email that looks like the real one by taking advantage of similar-looking letters.
Ex: a lowercase R and N will look like a lowercase M (rn = m)
Ex: an uppercase I will look like a lowercase L (I = l)
2. Is the email asking you for something that normally isn’t asked?
Is someone asking you to buy something that they wouldn’t normally reach out to you for?
Is someone asking for personal information that they shouldn’t be asking?
Is the person stressing how urgent the matter is but says they are unavailable by phone?
3. Call and verify
If you receive a suspicious email asking for either personal information or asking you to purchase something, make a phone call to the person who is requesting information/money.
Don’t do anything until you talk to that person on the phone
Many times, ignoring and deleting a suspicious email is sufficient. If the email was legitimate and you know the person who sent it, they will likely follow up with you personally if they’re still waiting for a response from you.
What should you do if you become a victim of a cyber attack? You can report it to the following government organizations:
Contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about problems with mortgages, credit and loan-related fraud including money transfers, student loans, credit reports, and other financial services
Report identity theft, when someone steals your personal information to apply for credit, file taxes, and commit other fraudulent acts, to IdentityTheft.gov
ADULT CHOIR: Have you been waiting for the perfect time to sing with the Adult Choir? Now is the time! You are invited to join the choir for the beautiful seasons of Lent and Easter. The choir sings during the 10:45 am Mass on Sundays and will also sing for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. For more information, contact our parish music director, Amy Massey. Phone: 301-924- 3838 ext. 215, or email at email@example.com.