“The Church – I  repeat once again – is not a relief organization, an enterprise or an NGO, but a community of people, animated by the Holy Spirit, who have lived and are living the wonder of the encounter with Jesus Christ and want to share this experience of deep joy, the message of salvation that the Lord gave us."
Pope Francis
World Mission Sunday 2013
ADMINISTRATION: Stewards of His Love

Parish Leaders

As head of the Body, in persona Christi, the pastor offers his care and service to the members of the parish, who in turn offer him the gift of their own vocations, gifts, talents and friendship. The complementary vocations to the priesthood, religious life, marriage and the laity ensure that Christ is present in every aspect of human life in the parish boundaries and beyond.

Fr. Walter J. Tappe

Principal, St. Joseph's Regional Catholic School
Dr. Janine Bertolotti
301- 937-7154

Director of Religious Education
Ms. Rohanie Bacchus

Coordinator of Special Needs Ministry
Mrs. Mary Wade

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Contact the Parish Office, 301-474-4322, sthughoffice@gmail.com

Director of Music
Mrs. Jennifer Goltz

Ms. Magdalena Gutierrez, Business Manager

Parish Groups
Catholic Family Ministry (CFM), Debbie Clarke, 301-931-8040, daclarke01@gmail.com
Knights of Columbus, David Mann, kofc10885@gmail.com
Ladies of Charity, Mary Ann Tretler, 301-313-0920, mary_tretler@yahoo.com
Respect Life Ministry, Thomas Trunk, 240-593-6982, tomjtrunk@hotmail.com
Sodality of Our Lady, Rita Radich, 301-459-7653, RRadich@aol.com

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Inclement Weather Policy

Evening Parish events (NOT Liturgies) follow the Prince George's County School System. If schools are closed or dismiss early, evening events are cancelled.
An event is deemed to be a meeting, a class, or a social gathering.

The Mass and Confession schedule, and other scheduled Liturgies such as Stations of the Cross, will be followed unless announced otherwise.
Weekend Parish events will be announced.
Announcements will be made here on the website, on our Facebook page, and left on the answering service.
All are urged to be cautious and do what they deem to be safe.


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Prayer for the Church

My sweet Lord, look with mercy upon your people and especially upon the Church, your mystical Bride. Do not let sin darken the life of your Church, your holy Bride. Moved by love and wishing to reconcile the human race to yourself, you gave us your only-begotten Son. He became our Mediator and our justice by taking on all our injustice and sin out of obedience to your will, eternal Father, just as you willed that he take on our human nature. What an immeasurably profound love!

-St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)

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