|Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church|
|2015 Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast|
|Washington, D.C. 20018|
Gospel Lk 9:51-62
When the days for Jesus' being taken up were fulfilled,
he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,
and he sent messengers ahead of him.
On the way they entered a Samaritan village
to prepare for his reception there,
but they would not welcome him
because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem.
When the disciples James and John saw this they asked,
"Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven
to consume them?"
Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.
As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him,
"I will follow you wherever you go."
Jesus answered him,
"Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head."
And to another he said, "Follow me."
But he replied, "Lord, let me go first and bury my father."
But he answered him, "Let the dead bury their dead.
But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
And another said, "I will follow you, Lord,
but first let me say farewell to my family at home."
To him Jesus said, "No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God."
"Let us always
belong to God, unreservedly and without interruption. May He ever live
and reign in our hearts."
Please see the Parish Events page for events, special interest,
cancellations or postponements.
Also view the Calendar page for more events
Please view the Gospel Choir page.
NEW: The Saint Francis de Sales School Alumni Association Page.
|Being the visible body of Christ in the territory assigned to St. Francis de Sales Parish and conscious of our founding as a congregation in 1722, we the community of St. Francis de Sales, state that we come to joyously worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to strive for full justice in our personal and public affairs, to reverence and care for the earth and its bounty, to bring glad tidings to the poor and the oppressed, to heal the many wounds that abound in every life and to live our lives in such a way that all who see us will truly know that God indeed exists. We invite all persons to come and taste how sweet the Lord is!|