Christ the King Family Celebration and Missions

Christ the King Family Celebration

Sunday, November 26

MASS:  11:00a.m.

Main Celebrant His Excellency Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodríguez, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington.
    • Brunch Reception immediately following Mass
  • Lower Level of Shrine of St. John Paul II
  • Cost for Brunch: Adults $26 per person      Children 12 and under $13.00
  • Adult Menu:
    • Ultimate Breakfast Buffet: Breakfast Pastries, Butter, Jam, Cream Cheese, Scrambled Eggs, Cheddar and Onion Frittata, Crisp Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Pancakes and Syrup, Breakfast Potatoes, Fresh Seasonal Sliced Fruit, Assorted Juices and Bottled Water and Coffee, Decaf and Tea)

    Children’s Menu:

    • French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, sausage links, fruit cup, chicken tenders and French fries.
    • RSVP by 17 November 2017
  • Christ the King Sunday Collection will be used to support our seminarians

Click here to register for Christ the King Missions and Celebration


Family Missions

Saturday, November 25

Family Missions at DC General Family Shelter
1900 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, D.C., 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Bring a moment of thanksgiving to God to families in the shelter by serving a Thanksgiving meal and playing games.

Mission Testimonies and Dinner at Our Lady of Bethesda, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Click her to sign up to donate food for Christ the King Homeless Thanksgiving Meal

Holy Hour at Our Lady of Bethesda, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Nocturnal adoration until 7 a.m.


Gifted & Blessed

Spiritual Gifts Workshop

The goal of Gifted and Blessed is threefold: to discover the gifts God has blessed us with, to explore why He may have chosen these gifts specifically for us, and to discern how He wants each of us to use our gifts to further His kingdom. f Saturday November 4th At Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center 7007 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 8 am – 5 pm Cost of $50 includes breakfast and lunch, as well as materials and spiritual gifts inventory from the St. Catherine of Sienna Institute.

Register here


Thy Kingdom Come!

No “Left Overs” after Family Pig Roast Sunday, September 17!

Middle-school boys and girls churning cotton-candy sticks and dousing snow cones with fruit-flavored syrup was just one of the many fun activities at Our Lady of Bethesda’s 2017 Family Pig Roast to kick off this year.  Jaws dropped as children laid eyes on the “Bounce House” and inflatable “Gladiator Ring.”  The entire dining room and back yard was swarming with activity, laughter, and faces painted with animals or a pirate’s eye-patch.

The event began with a Mass concelebrated by various Legionary priests, and the faithful who attended overflowed into the lobby.  During the homily, Fr. John Paul Durán encouraged families to be signs of God’s love for the world, parents for their children, and siblings for one another.  After the celebration of the Eucharist, the three-hundred plus attendees went outside for the barbecue.  What a feast it was!
The Cunningham family supplied two portly pigs from Mary’s Land Farm for the main course. The cooking began in the early morning thanks to Tom and his son Thomas, along with other volunteers. While some were making their way through the food line, others tossed Corn-Hole, played Ping-Pong, or gathered around the Arts & Crafts table. The new Regnum Christi missionaries made their rounds, along with Br. Andrew Torrey and Fr. Stephen Howe, to introduce themselves as they begin their first year of youth work in Washington, D.C. This celebration was our way of saying “Thank You” to God for the abundant blessings of last year and to celebrate a new year as friends and family of Regnum Christi.