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Reflections from St. Ann DC

Reflections from St. Ann DC

By St. Ann Catholic Church
Encounter hope, faith, joy, peace and love: This podcast features weekly the Sunday morning and evening Mass homilies from our pastor and celebrating priests. You'll also hear important talks at our church, including a lecture teaching us about our namesake St. Ann, the grandmother of Jesus, and so much more! #StAnn150
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If love is all we need, why is life so complicated? - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde
Hear Fr. Lucas Laborde discuss in this week's homily: If love is all we need, why is life so complicated?
12:15
October 28, 2020
Organ Music Recital LIVE at St. Ann DC with Local Artist Jay Parrotta, American Guild of Organists Fellow
St. Ann's is happy to welcome Jay Parrotta, American Guild of Organist Fellow, to play a recital on our 1999 Létourneau organ! Take a look at the Evening Program:  http://stanndc.org/documents/2020/10/Jay%20Parrotta%20Program%2010.16.2020.pdf This event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to benefit our continuing Music Program here at St. Ann DC. Read Jay Parrotta's biography here: http://stanndc.org/documents/2020/10/Jay%20Parrotta%20organist%20Biography.pdf Learn more about Mr. Parrotta on his website: justusparrotta.com Learn more about music at St. Ann DC: https://stanndc.org/music Thank you for supporting local music! Want to make a gift now? You have 3 options: 1) Visit stanndc.org/music to make a one-time or recurring donation directly on our website. 2) If you are a St. Ann parishioner and would like your gift to be recorded in your yearly total, make a donation through FaithDirect by visiting stanndc.org/give, and write in the "Notes" section "Music." 3) You can also Venmo @nataliejplumb and write "Music" in the "for" section. Your contribution is fully tax deductible.
47:28
October 27, 2020
63. Let God Do the Work: He Loves You with All His Heart - Msgr. James Watkins - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In the Book of Matthew, chapter 22, Jesus says: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. Is it, in fact, God who does this to us? Is the whole equation upside down?
13:26
October 27, 2020
Can Faith Be Invisible? - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde
How could faith be invisible?
11:58
October 20, 2020
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Responding to the Invitation - Fr. Ivan Pertine
Want to hear a terrific explanation of this past weekend's difficult Gospel message? Take a listen now on our #podcast.
15:12
October 13, 2020
62. "I Can Do All Things through Christ Who Strengthens Me" - Msgr. James Watkins - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Friday, October 16, at 7:30pm, we invite you to watch a livestreamed recital presented by local organist Jay Parrotta. Tune in live, right here: stanndc.org/music Our Youth Program kicked off for the year last weekend with a safe outdoor gathering. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited. Sign up to get more info here: stanndc.org/youth Our Parish is the new sponsor for a Food Pantry in NE DC: stanndc.org/volunteer Please bring needed food items to the sub-sacristy. October is the Month of the Rosary. We will recite the Rosary after every daily Mass. Order a custom 150th Anniversary Rosary here: stanndc.org/rosary St. Ann's Church relies solely on your contributions to maintain our parish ministries and our livestreamed Masses. Please be as generous as you can by making an offering on our website through Faith Direct at stanndc.org/give Thank you so much for your generosity!
15:11
October 11, 2020
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Should a Catholic Be Ambitious? - Fr. Lucas Laborde
Sometimes it's hard to judge when ambition has selfless roots and intentions. Here's some guidance from Fr. Lucas Laborde about how to discern our ambitions, and order them toward Christ.
12:51
October 5, 2020
61. On Anxiety - Msgr. James Watkins - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Do you suffer from anxiety? This advice could help.
17:57
October 5, 2020
On the 150th Anniversary of Louis Vierne's Birth, Listen to his 5th Symphony by Organist Eric Plutz
2020 marks the sesquicentennial of the birth of Louis Vierne (October 8, 1870), organist of Notre Dame de Paris. As such, renowned organist Eric Plutz performs the Great 5th Symphony of Louis Vierne (1870-1937). Mr. Plutz, Princeton University organist, played this recital on our 1999 Létourneau organ on Friday, September 25 at 7:30pm. This event is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit our continuing Music Program here at St. Ann DC! UPDATE: In light of recent events, while tonight’s performance was initially intended to benefit our Music Program here at St. Ann, it now seems much more appropriate to extend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in California fighting devastating wildfires. All donations will go directly toward California wildfire relief and recovery. Read Eric Plutz's biography here: https://www.ericplutz.com/biography For health reasons, this event is closed to the public and only viewable online. Want to make a gift now? You have 3 options: 1) If you are a St. Ann parishioner and would like your gift to be recorded in your yearly total, make a donation through FaithDirect by visiting stanndc.org/give, and write in the "Notes" section "California." 2) Visit stanndc.org/music to make a one-time or recurring donation directly on our website. 3) You can also Venmo @nataliejplumb and write "California" in the "for" section. Your contribution is fully tax deductible. View this event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/239978724033648/
52:59
September 29, 2020
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Vineyard of the World - Fr. Ivan Pertine
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
17:04
September 28, 2020
60. Speak These Wise Words to Your First Communicants - Msgr. James Watkins - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Welcome to St. Ann Catholic Church in Washington, DC! We are so happy to have you with us for the 11:00am livestreamed Mass. Today's announcements: If you missed the LIVE Organ Recital with Eric Plutz last Friday, you can still watch it on our website at stanndc.org/music Join us for an ONLINE Women's Bible Study, starting on Wednesday, October 7: stanndc.org/wwp St. Ann's Church relies solely on your contributions to maintain our parish ministries and our livestreamed Masses. Please be as generous as you can by making an offering on our website through Faith Direct by visiting stanndc.org/give Thank you so much for your generosity!
12:59
September 27, 2020
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - How to Avoid Comparing Yourself with Others - Fr. Lucas Laborde
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
13:14
September 25, 2020
59. Life's Not Fair - Msgr. James Watkins - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Welcome to St. Ann Catholic Church in Washington, DC! We are so happy to have you with us for the 11:00am livestreamed Mass. Today's announcements: Please pray for all our First Communicants, who received their First Communion on Saturday, September 19!: https://stanndc.org/news/pray-for-our-first-communicants Do you want to become Catholic or just to learn more about your own faith? Our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program starts online on September 22. It's taught by our pastor (who has experience as a professor at The Catholic University of America) — and it's free! Learn more here: https://stanndc.org/rcia We welcome students back—online—for our new Parish School of Religion academic year! PSR assists parents with classes that teach liturgy, sacrament, prayer, church history, morality, community, evangelization and apostolic life. Learn more and register: https://stanndc.org/psr Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish? Are you searching for something more in your life? Join us at St. Ann's Church for a Walking with Purpose ONLINE Women's Bible Study! http://stanndc.org/wwp We appreciate your financial support at this challenging time. Consider making a contribution online at https://stanndc.org/give
12:17
September 25, 2020
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Amazing Mercy - Fr. Ivan Pertine
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
18:01
September 14, 2020
58. Forgiveness is Greater than Your Worry - Msgr. James Watkins - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Welcome to St. Ann Catholic Church in Washington, DC! We are so happy to have you with us for the 11:00am livestreamed Mass. Today's announcements: Please pray for all our First Communicants, who receive their First Communion on Saturday, September 19!: https://stanndc.org/news/pray-for-our-first-communicants Do you want to become Catholic or just to learn more about your own faith? Our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program starts online on September 22. It's taught by our pastor (who has experience as a professor at The Catholic University of America) — and it's free! Learn more here: https://stanndc.org/rcia We welcome students back—online—for our new Parish School of Religion academic year! PSR assists parents with classes that teach liturgy, sacrament, prayer, church history, morality, community, evangelization and apostolic life. Learn more and register: https://stanndc.org/psr Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish? Are you searching for something more in your life? Join us at St. Ann's Church for a Walking with Purpose ONLINE Women's Bible Study! http://stanndc.org/wwp We appreciate your financial support at this challenging time. Consider making a contribution online at https://stanndc.org/give
13:13
September 13, 2020
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - How to Manage Conflict with Others - Fr. Lucas Laborde
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
14:59
September 9, 2020
What Is Love? - Cardinal Donald Wuerl Homily - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass - Sunday, September 6, 2020
Welcome to St. Ann Catholic Church in Washington, DC! We are so happy to have you with us for the 11:00am livestreamed Mass. Today's announcements: Please pray for all our First Communicants, who receive their First Communion on Saturday, September 19!: https://stanndc.org/news/pray-for-our-first-communicants Do you want to become Catholic or just to learn more about your own faith? Our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program starts online on September 22. It's taught by our pastor (who has experience as a professor at The Catholic University of America) — and it's free! Learn more here: https://stanndc.org/rcia We welcome students back—online—for our new Parish School of Religion academic year! PSR assists parents with classes that teach liturgy, sacrament, prayer, church history, morality, community, evangelization and apostolic life. Learn more and register: https://stanndc.org/psr Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish? Are you searching for something more in your life? Join us at St. Ann's Church for a Walking with Purpose ONLINE Women's Bible Study! http://stanndc.org/wwp We appreciate your financial support at this challenging time. Consider making a contribution online at https://stanndc.org/give
10:20
September 6, 2020
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Two Ways - Fr. Ivan Pertine
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
13:49
September 2, 2020
LIVE Organ Recital with Aaron Tan, American Guild of Organist's 2018 First Place Winner, at St. Ann DC!
St. Ann welcomed Aaron Tan, 2018 American Guild of Organists' first prize winner, to play a recital on our 1999 Létourneau organ on Friday, August 21, at 7:30pm. Donations were gratefully accepted to benefit our continuing Music Program. View the Evening Program: http://stanndc.org/documents/2020/8/Aaron%20Tan%20Musical%20Program%20August%202020%20concert.pdf Read Aaron Tan's Biography: http://stanndc.org/documents/2020/7/Aaron%20Tan%20organist%202020%20biography.pdf For health reasons, this event was closed to the public and only viewable online. All contributions support our ongoing music program here at St. Ann. Want to make a gift now? You have 3 options: 1) Visit stanndc.org/music to make a one-time or recurring donation directly on our website. 2) If you are a St. Ann parishioner and would like your gift to be recorded in your yearly total, make a donation through FaithDirect by visiting stanndc.org/give, and write in the "Notes" section "Music." 3) You can also Venmo @nataliejplumb and write "Music" in the "for" section. Your contribution is fully tax deductible. Find this event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/732621900923904/
1:01:56
September 1, 2020
How to Listen to Christ's Voice in Spite of the Noise - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
13:49
August 31, 2020
57. What Is Your Cross? Here's Why You Should Be Grateful for It - Msgr. James Watkins - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Welcome to St. Ann Catholic Church in Washington, DC! We are so happy to have you with us for the 11:00am livestreamed Mass. Today's announcements: Do you want to become Catholic or just to learn more about your own faith? Our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program starts online on September 22. It's taught by our pastor (who has experience as a professor at The Catholic University of America) — and it's free! Learn more here: https://stanndc.org/rcia We welcome students back—online—for our new Parish School of Religion academic year! PSR assists parents with classes that teach liturgy, sacrament, prayer, church history, morality, community, evangelization and apostolic life. Learn more and register: https://stanndc.org/psr Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish? Are you searching for something more in your life? Join us at St. Ann's Church for a Walking with Purpose ONLINE Women's Bible Study! http://stanndc.org/wwp We appreciate your financial support at this challenging time. Consider making a contribution online at https://stanndc.org/give
19:51
August 30, 2020
56. Don't Judge a Book by its Cover, and Think of Christ in the Eucharist - Msgr. James Watkins - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Welcome to the 11:00am Mass streamed live from St. Ann in Washington, DC! Today's Mass is celebrated by our pastor, Msgr. James Watkins. Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give back now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811 If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Today's Announcements: We are again printing bulletins! Read it here: https://stanndc.org/bulletins This past Friday, Aaron Tan, 2018 American Guild of Organists First Prize Winner, played a LIVE Recital on our organ. Rewatch the performance here: https://stanndc.org/music All proceeds benefit our ongoing Music Program here at St. Ann! Our Youth Program kicks off this year next Saturday, August 29, with an outdoor evening for Parents and Teens in Grades 6-12. Join our Teen Parent email list to get the details here: https://stanndc.flocknote.com/hsparents Are you wanting to become Catholic or just to learn more about your own faith? Our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program starts online on September 22. It's taught by our pastor (who has experience as a professor at The Catholic University of America) — and it's free! Learn more here: https://stanndc.org/rcia Please visit stanndc.org/give to support our parish at this time. If you've signed up for online giving, please contact Peter, our parish Secretary, by email or phone to cancel your envelopes: https://stanndc.org/contact-us
17:30
August 23, 2020
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Determination of the Samaritan Woman - Fr. Ivan Pertine
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
15:50
August 18, 2020
55. Should I Really Forgive 77 Times? A Reflection on the Socratic Method, Mercy and "the Art of Conversation" - Msgr. James Watkins Homily - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, August 16, 2020
Welcome to the 11:00am Mass streamed live from St. Ann in Washington, DC! Today's Mass is celebrated by our pastor, Msgr. James Watkins. Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give back now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811 If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Today's Announcements: We are excited to announce that we have begun to again print bulletins! Take a look here: https://stanndc.org/bulletins This Friday, August 21 at 7:30pm, tune in on our Facebook page right here - or at stanndc.org/music - to hear a LIVE Recital with Aaron Tan, 2018 American Guild of Organists First Prize Winner. The concert will benefit the ongoing music program at St. Ann’s and is closed to the public for health reasons. Our Youth Program kicks off this year on Saturday, August 29 with an evening for Parents and Teens in Grades 6-12! Contact Natalie at director@stanndc.org for more details. Our pastor Msgr. Watkins is away from August 17-21. Please pray for him that he has a restful break. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
20:28
August 16, 2020
54. Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Msgr. James Watkins Homily, Ave Maria and the Rosary - LIVE at St Ann DC - Saturday, August 15, 2020
Today we celebrate the #Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary! This Solemnity honors the day when Our Blessed Mother was assumed into Heaven, Body and Soul. Today is a Holy Day, but without obligation. This is the only Mass celebrated today at our church.
33:13
August 15, 2020
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Tiny, Whispering Sound that Changes You, the World and All Life Within - Fr. Lucas Laborde
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
15:02
August 12, 2020
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Embrace the Situation - Fr. Ivan Pertine
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
16:52
August 5, 2020
The Church, the Loaves and the Fishes - Cardinal Donald Wuerl Homily - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass - Sunday, August 2, 2020
Welcome to the 11:00am Mass streamed live from St. Ann in Washington, DC! Today's Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, and co-celebrated by Msgr. James Watkins. Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give back now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811 If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family
07:49
August 2, 2020
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - On pearl trading, King Solomon, and the 1980 Winter Olympics - Fr. Lucas Laborde
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
15:45
July 29, 2020
53. Feast of St. Ann - Msgr. James Watkins Homily - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass - Sunday, July 26, 2020
Happy Feast of St. Ann! Welcome to the 11:00am Mass streamed live from St. Ann in Washington, DC! Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Learn more about the Tilma Replica of Our Lady of Guadalupe now displayed in our church and this devotion here: https://stanndc.org/events/wwm Read along with our pastor Msgr. James Watkins' homily here: https://bit.ly/312Ntl9 Give back now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811 If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family
24:46
July 27, 2020
Novena to St. Ann
Can't join us in person for the Novena? Recite this prayer for 9 days for a special intention! Learn more about our patroness: https://stanndc.org/who-is-st-ann
01:35
July 20, 2020
52. Who are the 'Weeds'? Is It Me, Him...You? - Msgr. James Watkins Homily - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass - Sunday, July 19, 2020
Welcome to the 11:00am Mass streamed live from St. Ann in Washington, DC! Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Learn more about the Tilma Replica of Our Lady of Guadalupe now displayed in our church and this devotion here: https://stanndc.org/events/wwm Read along with our pastor Msgr. James Watkins' homily here: https://bit.ly/2ZHZZa4 Give back now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811 If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family
22:30
July 19, 2020
51. Mysteries of the Catholic Faith: Are They Classified? - Msgr. James Watkins Homily - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass - Sunday, July 12, 2020
Welcome to the 11:00am Mass streamed live from St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Read along with our pastor Msgr. James Watkins' homily here: https://bit.ly/2DB382T Give back now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811 Replay Thursday's Chesapeake Orchestra Brass Concert LIVE at St. Ann DC, right here: https://stanndc.org/music
17:54
July 12, 2020
Chesapeake Orchestra Brass Concert LIVE at St. Ann DC
From the comfort of your couch, watch a virtual concert at St. Ann's benefiting those in need in our neighborhood. This event is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. In conjunction with the Chesapeake Orchestra and Music Director Jeffrey Silberschlag, along with St. Mary's College of Maryland, enjoy a performance with 3 of the Brass-playing Silberschlag family of 17 musicians, trombonist Bryan Bourne, and pianist Lior Willinger. The Program: Featured Artists: Jeff Silberschlag, Trumpet Zachary Silberschlag, Trumpet Nathaniel Silberschlag, Horn Bryan Bourne, Trombone Lior Willinger, Piano Performing: Canzona Decima - Adriano Banchieri (edited by Jay Lichtmann) O Quam Gloriosum - Tomas Luis de Victoria (arranged by James Haynor) Two Rondeau’s - Francois Couperin, and Jean F. Dandrieu Solo Piano Piece - Lior Willinger Arietta, Allegretto, Moderato - Franz Joseph Haydn (arranged by David R. Thomas) Gabriel’s Oboe - Ennio Morricone Featuring Bryan Bourne and Jeff Silberschlag Solo Piano Piece - Lior Willinger Ave Maria - Schubert (arrangement, Jeffrey Silberschlag) Featuring Jeffrey and Zachary Silberschlag Jeff Closing talk Canzona Bergamasca - Samuel Scheidt(arrangement David R. Thomas) Rondeau - Jean Joseph Mouret (arrangement David R. Thomas) Music Director of the Chesapeake Orchestra & Professor of Music at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Jeffrey Silberschlag, joins sons Zachary, the Principal trumpet of The Hawai'i Symphony, and Nathaniel, the Principal horn of The Cleveland Orchestra, with trombonist, Bryan Bourne, former Principal trombone of the President's Own United States Marine Band, and pianist Lior Willinger for an ONLINE concert of Brass and piano music from St. Ann Catholic Church. These Brass-playing Silberschlags are part of a family of 17 musicians, whose members have held principal positions in The New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Italian National Symphony RAI, Hawai'i Symphony New York City Opera Orchestra - National Co., The Orchestra Now, and The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Want to make a gift now? You have 3 options: 1) If you are a St. Ann parishioner and would like your gift to be recorded in your yearly total, make a donation through FaithDirect by visiting stanndc.org/give, and write in the "Notes" section "Concert." 2) Visit stanndc.org/music to make a one-time or recurring donation directly on our website. 3) You can also Venmo @nataliejplumb and write "Concert" in the "for" section. Your contribution is fully tax deductible. Thank you for your generosity!
59:28
July 11, 2020
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fools for Christ - Fr. Ivan Pertine
Welcome to the 7:00pm Young Adult Mass at St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
14:28
July 8, 2020
50. What Does July 4 Mean to You? Freedom from, or Freedom of, Religion? Dependence or Interdependence? - Msgr. James Watkins Homily - Sunday, July 5, 2020
In this homily, our pastor Msgr. James Watkins makes important distinctions between freedom from and freedom of religion, dependence and interdependence, and joy and happiness. Welcome to the 11:00am Mass streamed live from St. Ann in Washington, DC! If you wish to attend in person, please read this update with Mass times, health guidelines and important considerations: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
18:31
July 5, 2020
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde - Are Christ's Expectations for Us Unrealistic?
Welcome back to the 7:00pm Sunday Mass at St. Ann DC! Dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day obligation remains in effect. Many options are available for participating in Mass when we cannot be present at the liturgy. As always, if you feel sick, please stay home. We are so happy to welcome you back! Revised Mass Schedule: 5:00pm Saturday Vigil for Sunday (Music/No Congregational Singing) 7:30am Sunday (No Music) 11:00am Sunday (also Livestreamed, Music/No Congregational Singing) 7:00pm Sunday (Music/No Congregational Singing) 12:00pm Noon Daily Mass - Monday through Friday The 9:00am Mass is temporarily suspended to allow volunteers to properly sanitize the church between all Masses. 4:00 to 4:45pm Saturday Confessions, in the Holy Family/Cry Room off the vestibule of the church Updated June 22, 2020 Church Hours: MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM SATURDAY: 4:00 to 6:00 PM SUNDAY: 7:10 to 8:30 AM, 10:40 AM to 12:00 PM, and 6:40 to 8:00 PM Parish Office Hours: TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Public health and safety precautions remain in effect. Read more and learn how to volunteer: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family
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June 30, 2020
Cardinal Donald Wuerl: Homily on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day obligation remains in effect. Many options are available for participating in Mass when we cannot be present at the liturgy. As always, if you feel sick, please stay home. We are so happy to welcome you back! Revised Mass Schedule: 5:00pm Saturday Vigil for Sunday (Music/No Congregational Singing) 7:30am Sunday (No Music) 11:00am Sunday (also Livestreamed, Music/No Congregational Singing) 7:00pm Sunday (Music/No Congregational Singing) 12:00pm Noon Daily Mass - Monday through Friday The 9:00am Mass is temporarily suspended to allow volunteers to properly sanitize the church between all Masses. 4:00 to 4:45pm Saturday Confessions, in the Holy Family/Cry Room off the vestibule of the church Updated June 22, 2020 Church Hours: MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM SATURDAY: 4:00 to 6:00 PM SUNDAY: 7:10 to 8:30 AM, 10:40 AM to 12:00 PM, and 6:40 to 8:00 PM Parish Office Hours: TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Public health and safety precautions remain in effect. Read more and learn how to volunteer: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family
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June 28, 2020
49. Let's Talk about Anger, Patience, Vengeance and Justice - Msgr. James Watkins Homily - Sunday, June 21, 2020
Today we celebrate the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time today at St. Ann's Church — welcome! Our pastor Msgr. Watkins has announced something very exciting: With gratitude to God, St. Ann's Church reopens for *public* Masses starting Monday, June 22, with a maximum capacity of 100 persons per Mass! Read more about this important update: https://stanndc.org/news/masses-open-to-the-public-starting-monday-june-22-welcome-back-st-ann-dc-family Read along right here with Msgr. Watkins' homily: https://bit.ly/3hMp3DO Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
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June 21, 2020
48. Corpus Christi Sunday - Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ - Msgr. James Watkins Homily - Sunday, June 14, 2020
Today the Church celebrates one of the most important Feasts in her liturgical calendar, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ! Traditionally this Feast is remembered as Corpus Christi. Read along with Msgr. Watkins' homily: https://bit.ly/3fzV7sT Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
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June 14, 2020
47. What Is the Holy Trinity? A Teaching on the Subject from Our Pastor Msgr. Watkins - Sunday, June 7, 2020
Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday. Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Western Christian liturgical calendar. #Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Here is the pastor’s homily: https://go.aws/2BHPzhb Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811
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June 7, 2020
46. Celebrate the Church's Birthday! Pentecost Sunday Full Livestreamed Mass with Cardinal Wuerl and Msgr. Watkins - Sunday, May 31, 2020
Today for Catholics, we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, a very special celebration of the Holy Spirit's descent upon the Apostles and Mary in the upper room. After Jesus' resurrection, the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles and empowered them to proclaim Jesus' message in different languages before the entire city. Because 3,000 people came to faith in Jesus Christ that day, the Church is declared born this day. Pentecost is the Church's #birthday! Many Catholics may remember the Sacrament of Confirmation they received: Join us for this reverent service in asking the continued presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and His continued intercession as our powerful Advocate! Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811 When you cannot receive Communion in-person, saying the prayer of Spiritual Communion can be an equally powerful way to receive Jesus. Here is a text below: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separate from You. Amen. Per the request of our Holy Father Pope Francis, if you need a guide on how to pray the Rosary daily as a family this May, find one here: https://stanndc.org/rosary
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May 31, 2020
45. Have You Grown Closer to Our Lord During this Pandemic? Ascension Sunday Mass & Memorial Day Prayer, Blessing Full Livestreamed Mass - Sunday, May 24, 2020
Today we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord into heaven live — the 11:00am Mass at your parish as you know it! Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811 When you cannot receive Communion in-person, saying the prayer of Spiritual Communion can be an equally powerful way to receive Jesus. Here is a text below: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separate from You. Amen. Per the request of our Holy Father Pope Francis, if you need a guide on how to pray the Rosary daily as a family this May, find one here: https://stanndc.org/rosary
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May 24, 2020
44. Sixth Sunday of Easter Full Livestreamed Mass - Sunday, May 17, 2020
This is the Sixth Sunday of Easter Mass live today. Read along with our pastor Msgr. Watkins' homily: https://bit.ly/36iAk9P Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811 When you cannot receive Communion in-person, saying the prayer of Spiritual Communion can be an equally powerful way to receive Jesus. Here is a text below: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separate from You. Amen. Per the request of our Holy Father Pope Francis, if you need a guide on how to pray the Rosary daily as a family this May, find one here: https://stanndc.org/rosary
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May 17, 2020
43. Mother's Day & Fifth Sunday of Easter Full Livestreamed Mass and Rosary - Sunday, May 10, 2020
Happy #MothersDay! This livestreamed service with our pastor Msgr. Watkins asks the intercession of Mary, Our Mother, for the intentions of and safety for each of our earthly mothers. Follow the readings for today's Mass here: http://usccb.org/bible/readings If you need a guide on how to pray the Rosary, find one here: https://www.newadvent.org/images/rosary.pdf Follow Msgr. Watkins' homily: https://bit.ly/2YQM9SE Give now: https://membership.faithdirect.net/DC811 When you cannot receive Communion in-person, saying the prayer of Spiritual Communion can be an equally powerful way to receive Jesus. Here is a text below: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separate from You. Amen.
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May 10, 2020
42. Fourth Sunday of Easter: Full Livestreamed Mass - Sunday, May 3, 2020
This is the Fourth Sunday of #Easter Mass live from your parish today.
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May 3, 2020
41. Third Sunday of Easter: Full Livestreamed Mass - Sunday, April 26, 2020
Our pastor Msgr. Watkins wants so much to offer Mass for each of you while we cannot gather for public health reasons: Today he celebrated the Third Sunday of Easter, live from St. Ann's, for you, your health and your intentions. Follow his homily here: https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/15715/documents/2020/4/Third%20Sunday%20of%20Easter%20Homily%20in%20the%20Midst%20of%20Coronavirus%20-%20Msgr.%20James%20Watkins%20April%2026%202020.pdf
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April 26, 2020
40. Divine Mercy Sunday-Second Sunday of Easter: Full Livestreamed Mass - Sunday, April 19, 2020
Our pastor Msgr. Watkins wants so much to offer Mass for each of you while we cannot gather for public health reasons - and so he is! Today he celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday, also known as the Second Sunday of Easter, live from St. Ann's, for you, your health and your intentions.
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April 19, 2020
39. Easter Sunday: Full Livestreamed Service with Cardinal Wuerl - Sunday, April 12, 2020
Join us to rejoice and be glad: Christ is risen today! Alleluia! Use this track to listen to Easter Sunday Mass, celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and concelebrated by our pastor Msgr. James Watkins, from the comfort of your home.
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April 12, 2020
Stations of the Cross
Use this track to pray the Stations of the Cross from the comfort of your home.
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April 10, 2020
38. Good Friday: Full Livestreamed Service - Friday, April 10, 2020
Come, let us adore. #GoodFriday
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April 10, 2020
37. Holy Thursday: Full Livestreamed Mass - Thursday, April 9, 2020
Our pastor Msgr. Watkins wanted so much to offer Mass for each of you while we cannot gather for public health reasons - and so he did! Today he celebrated the Holy Thursday Mass, live from St. Ann's, for you, your health and your intentions.
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April 9, 2020
36. Palm Sunday: Full Livestreamed Mass - Sunday, April 5, 2020
Watch this morning's #PalmSunday Mass LIVE from our parish.
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April 5, 2020
35. Fourth Sunday of Lent: Full Livestreamed Mass - Sunday, March 29, 2020
Our pastor Msgr. Watkins wanted so much to offer Mass for each of you while we cannot gather for public health reasons - and so he did! Today he celebrated the Fifth Sunday of Lent, live from St. Ann's, for you, your health and your intentions.
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March 29, 2020
34. Laetare Sunday-Fourth Sunday of Lent: Full Livestreamed Mass - Sunday, March 22, 2020
Our pastor Msgr. Watkins wanted so much to offer Mass for each of you while we cannot gather for public health reasons - and so he did! Today he celebrated Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, live from St. Ann's, for you, your health and your intentions.
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March 22, 2020
Second Sunday of Lent - Fr. Lucas Laborde - The Light of the Transfiguration
Ever wanted to know more about the Transfiguration? Now is your chance.
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March 11, 2020
Cardinal Donald Wuerl: Homily on the Second Sunday of Lent
“We are really members of God’s family," said Cardinal Wuerl, parishioner of St. Ann and celebrant of the Second Sunday of Lent's 11:00am Mass. “Think about that. Let us just thank God for that.” #Lent #Lent2020
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March 10, 2020
First Sunday of Lent - Father Ivan Pertine - Temptations
What is the nature of temptation? What are its sources?
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March 3, 2020
33. Temptation is Not a Sin - Msgr. James Watkins - 1st Sunday of Lent
Jesus shows us this firsthand in this week's Gospel.
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March 2, 2020
Ash Wednesday: A Call to Walk in the Desert with Jesus, Take Up our Cross, and Follow Him
Some pro-tips for a fantastic #Lent: 1) Partake in the sacraments as much as possible, especially confession. 2) Make a sacrifice that is challenging for you. 3) Help those in need.
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February 27, 2020
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Ivan Pertine - Love Like Jesus
How do we truly love like Christ? Ask Him: "Jesus, take my heart and give me yours." This is a very powerful prayer.
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February 25, 2020
32. Follow the Example of Jesus, Just Walk Away - Msgr. James Watkins - 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus is an example to follow in this week's Gospel; He doesn't get angry or lash out: He just walks away. Who do you need to walk away from right now?
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February 24, 2020
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde - God Says We Desire Too Little, Not Too Much
Have you ever thought that maybe God's will for you is to give you more, not less?
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February 20, 2020
31. A Personal Testimony on How the Annual Appeal Helped Our Very Own Pastor - Msgr. James Watkins - Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Msgr. Watkins explains how the Annual Appeal has helped him personally - something we all didn't realize. Still want to contribute to the #ADWAppeal, but didn't get a chance? Visit stanndc.org/give today.
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February 19, 2020
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde - Salt that Keeps Its Flavor
According to this past weekend's Gospel, we are the "salt of the earth." How do we keep our flavor?
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February 11, 2020
30. Was Jesus Really Born on December 25?, The Festival of Light, the Light of the World, Inviting Just One and Signs of Faith - Msgr. James Watkins - 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Why we light up the church, an answer to "what was Jesus' actual birthday?" and an invitation from our pastor.
07:53
February 10, 2020
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord - Fr. Lucas Laborde - Bridging the Gap Between Generations
We're nostalgic and disconnected from past generations: How do we reconcile this? If we don't change the hearts of people, our "change" will not last.
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February 5, 2020
29. Our God Submits to the Tradition of His Times - He Didn't Need Baptism, Presentation...He Did It Anyway - Msgr. James Watkins - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Jesus did not need to be baptized. He did not have to be presented in the Temple. He being fully God, Jesus could have done without these human traditions. But with humility, He chose to enter entirely into our humanity.
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February 4, 2020
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Ivan Pertine - Part 2: Christ's Adventure is Our Own
What are the ingredients for a good adventure?
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January 28, 2020
28. So Many Opinions, So Little Time: Finding Truth in the Noise - Msgr. James Watkins - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
We are bombarded - with emails, texts, phone calls, news, interruptions... the list could go on. What should we listen to, and how should we tune out the noise? Msgr. James Watkins gives some practical tips on how to shape our minds and hearts to hear and heed what really matters.
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January 26, 2020
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Ivan Pertine - Part 1: The Adventure of Discipleship
Have you always wanted to go on the biggest adventure of your life? Here's the place to start.
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January 22, 2020
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord - Fr. Lucas Laborde - We Are Affirmed in the Father
Are you lacking motivation and drive? Do you need to reconnect with something that inspires you? A first step: Rest assured in the arms of Our Father. He affirms you as His child.
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January 15, 2020
27. Do You Know When You Were Baptized? Here's Why You Should - Msgr. James Watkins - Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
When Jesus approached John the Baptist to be baptized, John "tried to prevent him." Jesus insisted. Why on earth was this so important? In this homily, we discover the answer.
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January 14, 2020
Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord - Fr. Lucas Laborde - Overcoming Compartmentalized Faith
Are we afraid of what God can do through us? Are we afraid, like Herod in this week's reading, that God might take what's good from us instead of give what's best to us?
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January 7, 2020
26. On the Insecurity of the Herods from a Metaphysics Professor - Msgr. James Watkins - Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord
King Herod "was greatly troubled" at the news of Jesus, "the newborn king of the Jews." He asked the magi to find Jesus and to "bring me word" - not stating that he intended to kill him. What was all this mess about? From a metaphysics professor at The Catholic University of America, take a listen to this homily: a fascinating psychological take on the insecurity of the Herods.
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January 5, 2020
A Sermon Resolving Your 2020 New Year's Resolutions - Msgr. James Watkins - Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God
Want some help with all the resolutions you may have already broken? Listen to this sound advice. Keep listening after the homily to pray the rosary in honor of our Mother's Feast today!
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January 1, 2020
Feast of the Holy Family - Fr. Ivan Pertine - Leadership in the Family
How can we best live like the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph? What is the role of woman in a family? What is the role of man? What do the stats show us about family these days?
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December 31, 2019
25. Was Jesus’ Family Perfect? - Msgr. James Watkins - Feast of the Holy Family
Jesus needed to grow and learn, perhaps not in His divinity, but certainly in His humanity, just like we do. His family faced conflict and struggles just like we do. What was it like?
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December 30, 2019
24. How Would You Have Saved the World? Msgr. James Watkins' Homily on the Nativity of the Lord
This Christmas, we contemplate: How would you have saved the world?
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December 26, 2019
Fourth Sunday of Advent - Fr. Ivan Pertine - God speaks to us, even in dreams
Realize that God can speak to you, too, sometimes in very unique ways. This Christmas season, may our ears be attentive to His Word.
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December 24, 2019
23. Put Yourself in the Place of Mary: Can You Walk in Her Shoes? This Advent Will You Surrender Your Plan to God's? - Msgr. James Watkins - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mary's fiat is the perfect example for us. What are your plans? Is God calling you to let them go and follow His?
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December 23, 2019
How Mary Our Mother Could Intercede to Save Your Life
Learn what makes our 150th anniversary custom commemorative rosary so special! Learn more at stanndc.org/rosary
04:50
December 19, 2019
Third Sunday of Advent - Fr. Lucas Laborde - Keeping Hope in Challenging Circumstances
This Advent, learn how to overcome trials in this life, looking toward the next.
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December 18, 2019
22. Who is Mary, Why We Pray the Rosary and How the Devotion Began - Msgr. James Watkins - Third Sunday of Advent
Who is Mary and do Catholics worship her? What's the big deal about the rosary? Why do Catholics have this devotion and when did it start?
14:44
December 17, 2019
Second Sunday of Advent - Fr. Lucas Laborde - The Eye-opening Conversation
We've all had life-altering conversations. Perhaps this Advent we can have one with Christ.
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December 10, 2019
First Sunday of Advent - Fr. Lucas Laborde - Enter Into Your Inheritance
One of the noted resources in this homily is the "Best Advent Ever" program. Find it here: https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever
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December 4, 2019
20. How to Wait with Purpose this Advent - Msgr. James Watkins - First Sunday of Advent
How can we wait with purpose this Advent?
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December 3, 2019
19. Turkey, Stuff(ing) & Tradition: Who Is Your King? - Msgr. Watkins - Solemnity of Christ the King
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
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November 30, 2019
God's Stability - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Ivan Pertine
Is there something that you just can't stand? That, too, will pass. "God is God. Nothing escapes His providence. Everything will pass."
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November 19, 2019
18. Execution, Fear, Evil, Depression and Rebuilding the Temple: Do Not Be Afraid - Msgr. James Watkins - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
"You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed." A lesson from this week's Gospel? Do not be afraid.
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November 18, 2019
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde - The challenge of the Sadducees: those who don’t find the idea of heaven attractive
What is the challenge of the Sadducees - in other words, those who don’t find the idea of heaven attractive?
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November 13, 2019
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Ivan Pertine - The Art of Conversation
What is the art of conversation?
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November 5, 2019
George Weigel on the History and Theology of a Catholic Parish - Women Empowerment, Education, Science, Love, Religion & War
Do you have questions about women empowerment in the Church? Wonder when education in America began and how? Learn about the fascinating history of the Catholic Church in this noteworthy lecture by George Weigel, author, theologian and Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Weigel gave this presentation in a distinctly Catholic setting — our church — in celebration of St. Ann's 150th anniversary as a church this year (2019-2020). "The Church in the United States was largely run by women and has been for the last 150 years. Women ran the schools, women ran the hospitals, women ran the social service agencies... This was one of the few venues prior to the last 50 years in American life where intelligent, service-oriented, assertive women could find a leadership role in society." "The faith has to be proposed. People have to be invited. And they have to be engaged." See photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJaofeq Celebrate with us! Follow #StAnn150 Read Weigel's biography:  https://eppc.org/author/george_weigel/
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November 4, 2019
17. The Murmurs, the Crowds Condemn Him: Why Isn't Zacchaeus Condemned? - Msgr. James Watkins - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
"The moment you think you're more righteous, you just sinned. That's the beauty of it, in paradox. Christians rejoice in their sinfulness: 'O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam, that has gained for us so wonderful a Redeemer!' Had it not been for sin, friends, there would be no need for a Savior."
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November 4, 2019
All Saints Day - Fr. Lucas Laborde - We Are ALL Called to Holiness
"We all have a vocation to be a saint, but no one has a vocation to be a saint in the same way you do."
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November 4, 2019
16. All Saints Day Homily - We Need Friends on Heaven and Earth - Msgr. James Watkins
“God ordered friendship as a natural good for us,” Msgr. Watkins says. “If that is true in the natural order, it is also true in the supernatural order. We need *friends* in heaven. This is the communion of saints.” #AllSaints
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November 1, 2019
Fr. Ivan Pertine - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
From the Gospel of Luke 18:9-14: Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. "Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, 'O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity -- greedy, dishonest, adulterous -- or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.' But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, 'O God, be merciful to me a sinner.' I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
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November 1, 2019
15. Perfect People, Being Human and Needing God - Msgr. James Watkins - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
He did everything right. What was his mistake?
07:56
October 30, 2019
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde - Spiritual Resilience in the Face of Evil
"When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" (Lk 18).
14:55
October 24, 2019
Solemn Mass to Commemorate 150th Parish Anniversary - Fr. John Raphael Homily - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
"We are extraordinarily blessed by Almighty God to be here today."
16:07
October 20, 2019
14. Gratitude: Do Not Delay - Msgr. James Watkins - Homily on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ten lepers were cleansed — but only one returned to give thanks in this weekend's Gospel. Do we delay our gratitude? If you really mean gratitude, show it, so that one day Jesus can say to us, too: "Stand up and go; your faith has saved you" (Lk 17).
07:45
October 15, 2019
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde - Balancing Discipline and Emotions
How do we balance discipline and emotion?
12:08
October 15, 2019
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde - It is Faith that Enables Good Living
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Lucas Laborde
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October 7, 2019
13. The First Doctors, Poverty Among Us, Lazarus & More - Msgr. James Watkins Homily - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
"God's gift of precious life is no less beautiful when accompanied by sickness or illness, hunger or poverty, mental or physical handicaps, loneliness or old age. At these times, life takes on extra splendor...so often in and through the weakest of human vessels, God continues to show us the power of His love." Who are the poor around us? How can we really serve them? Is there more than one way?
09:40
September 30, 2019
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Why is the Dishonest Steward Praised? - Fr. Lucas Laborde
This weekend's Gospel reading — Luke 16:1-13 — is quite confusing. What does it mean? Fr. Lucas Laborde explains. Here is the full Gospel text: Jesus said to his disciples, "A rich man had a steward who was reported to him for squandering his property. He summoned him and said, 'What is this I hear about you? Prepare a full account of your stewardship, because you can no longer be my steward.' The steward said to himself, 'What shall I do, now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me? I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg. I know what I shall do so that, when I am removed from the stewardship, they may welcome me into their homes.' He called in his master's debtors one by one. To the first he said, 'How much do you owe my master?' He replied, 'One hundred measures of olive oil.' He said to him, 'Here is your promissory note. Sit down and quickly write one for fifty.' Then to another the steward said, 'And you, how much do you owe?' He replied, 'One hundred kors of wheat.' The steward said to him, 'Here is your promissory note; write one for eighty.' And the master commended that dishonest steward for acting prudently. "For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light. I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth? If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another, who will give you what is yours? No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon." #DailyGospel
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September 24, 2019
12. The Miracle of the Pietà Statue's Pilgrimage to St. Ann: How She Got Here of Her Own Doing - Msgr. James Watkins - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019
Are you at your wit's end trying to muster your own resources, time and talent to accomplish something? Listen to this.
11:41
September 23, 2019
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Who are the pharisees today? - Fr. Ivan Pertine
Fr. Ivan Pertine answers in this week's homily: "Who are the pharisees today?"
16:20
September 19, 2019
11. Losing Things, Suffering Love and the Perfect Gift: Msgr. James Watkins Tackles 'Loss' - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily
Have you ever lost something? Someone? Are you searching for reasons? Msgr. James Watkins tackles this difficult question of suffering love and "loss" in this week's homily.
09:38
September 18, 2019
Highlights: St. Ann's History, Architecture and Stained Glass Windows Tour
Do you know what the Pietà in our church is made of? Can you tell which saints are depicted in our stained glass windows? Hear all the highlights of this past Saturday's stained glass, history and architecture tours during Art All Night!
1:00:20
September 15, 2019
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Counting the Cost - Fr. Ivan Pertine
Fr. Ivan Pertine explains this difficult Gospel that tells us to "hate" our family by hitting on three key points in his homily: 1) Put God first. Above everything. Everything. 2) Deny yourself. Take up your cross. Sacrifice. 3) Give Jesus everything. Turn it over to Him. If you can't, ask Him for the grace to eventually.
17:32
September 10, 2019
10. Could You Give Up Your Cell Phone? - A Msgr. James Watkins Homily
Jesus tells us in Luke 14: “...anyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.” How do we digest this? How can we apply its meaning? Msgr. James Watkins dissects this 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel message.
12:56
September 9, 2019
9. Can we "Humble Ourselves" in Washington? - A Msgr. James Watkins Homily
Luke 14 tells us in the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time's Gospel: "For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted." Is this realistic in Washington?
15:32
September 3, 2019
8. Get to Know Jesus: Body to Body, Blood to Blood - A Msgr. James Watkins Homily
We hear from Jesus in today's Gospel in Luke 13 that some people will hear "I do not know you; depart from me..." when attempting to enter heaven. How can we be sure that Jesus will "know" us when we want to enter His Kingdom at the end of our lives? How can we develop a personal relationship with Christ here and now? Msgr. James Watkins explains in today's homily on the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
16:04
August 25, 2019
7. Jesus Came to Establish “Division, Not Peace” and a “House Divided”? - the Gospel Explained
This Gospel message sounds weird to our ears. Msgr. James Watkins explains in this homily on the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time what Jesus is trying to tell us in the Luke 12 Gospel, verses 49-53: Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three; a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.’”
11:48
August 20, 2019
6. The Fascinating Dogma of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary - A Homily by Msgr. James Watkins
There are only two infallible dogma in the history of the Catholic Church proclaimed by the Catholic Church. The first is the Immaculate Conception, proclaimed on December 8, 1854 by Pius IX. The second infallible dogma is the Assumption. On November 1, 1950, Pius XII declared the dogma of the Virgin being assumed, Body and Soul, into heavenly glory. Both infallible dogma are about Mary. This is fascinating. But why?
07:34
August 15, 2019
5. Time: A Gift, Our Treasure - Msgr. James Watkins' Homily on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Msgr. James Watkins explains what it means to "be ready" and the precious gift of time. Gospel of Luke 12: Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.   Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” 
08:53
August 13, 2019
4. Workaholics, Vacation, People, Places and Things: Msgr. James Watkins Tackles 'Greed' - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily
Beginning with a prayer for the victims of the mass shootings this weekend in El Pasos, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Msgr. James Watkins explains today's readings - "Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!" (Ecclesiastes 1) - in light of our own struggles with busyness, exhaustion, and making people, places and things "deities," when they possess us more than we possess them.
17:09
August 4, 2019
Farewell and Thank You to Fr. Deogratias Kateregga!
After visiting us and serving with us for three weeks, Fr. Deo has returned to Uganda. He gave these touching remarks at all Masses last weekend, thanking St. Ann’s parishioners for their generosity, prayers and kindness. #StAnn150
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July 30, 2019
Meet the Grandmother of Jesus: Her Life, Art and Teaching - by Natalie J. Plumb, Caitlin Greenhill Caldera and Susie Chorro
In this episode, meet St. Ann, the grandmother of Jesus. Hear about the history of art depicting this great saint, prayers and devotions to invoke her intercession, and popular pilgrimage sites that honor her. We even tell the story of a mini miracle that happened here at St. Ann's: Parish patroness, pray for us! Speakers (in order of appearance): Natalie J. Plumb, Director of Communications and Youth Ministry, St. Ann Catholic Church Caitlin Greenhill Caldera, Artist, Art Consultant Susie Chorro, Director, Gold Leaf Studios We hear first of St. Ann in the non-biblical gospel of James. Childless after 20 years of marriage, Anna (as named in the book of James) and St. Joachim begged God for a child. An angel appeared separately to the two parents saying they would conceive a child to be called Mary, who was to be dedicated to God. Mary's parents were obedient and we have so much to learn from them and their daughter.
56:23
July 29, 2019
3. A Story from Msgr. James Watkins on Prom 40 Years Ago and Being Persistent with the Father - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Msgr. James Watkins tells a story of his childhood: Forty years ago, he asked a girl to his senior prom. He needed money in order to go. Watkins had to be persistent with his father in asking for help, much like we should do with our Father in heaven. This would be his only prom. This Sunday's Gospel from Luke 11 reads: "And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?"
05:16
July 28, 2019
2. Feast of Saint Ann Homily - Msgr. James Watkins
Learn more about the life of the patroness of our church, St. Ann, and her husband St. Joachim, in this homily Msgr. James Watkins gave on her Feast!
08:44
July 26, 2019
1. 30th Priesthood Anniversary Homily - Msgr. James Watkins
On the occasion of his 30th priesthood anniversary, Msgr. James Watkins, pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church in Washington, DC, counts his many blessings during his #30yearsapriest. Watkins also reflects on the priesthood, the Eucharist and the mystery of our salvation.
05:00
June 23, 2019
The priesthood of Christ: How we may encounter Jesus through the Holy Eucharist
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, year B. Hear a selection of our special Gregorian-Chant Mass along with Msgr. James Watkins's teachings of the oldest Christian order, the order of Melchizedek. Ponder on the priesthood that Jesus instituted for our salvation. Christ has set himself as the chief intermediary with God the Father, through his Holy sacrifice at the Mass in the Eucharist.
15:19
October 29, 2018
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22:13
October 14, 2018
Homily 09/30/2018
Listen to Fr Watkins's homily at St Ann's, Washington DC. God Bless!
11:19
September 30, 2018
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September 28, 2018
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September 27, 2018