Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church
2015 Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast
Washington, D.C. 20018

 

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A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify to the light,
so that all might believe through him.
He was not the light,
but came to testify to the light.

And this is the testimony of John.
When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests
and Levites to him
to ask him, “Who are you?”
He admitted and did not deny it,
but admitted, “I am not the Christ.”
So they asked him,
“What are you then? Are you Elijah?”
And he said, “I am not.”
“Are you the Prophet?”
He answered, “No.”
So they said to him,
“Who are you, so we can give an answer to those who sent us?
What do you have to say for yourself?”
He said:
“I am the voice of one crying out in the desert,
‘make straight the way of the Lord,’

as Isaiah the prophet said.”
Some Pharisees were also sent.
They asked him,
“Why then do you baptize
if you are not the Christ or Elijah or the Prophet?”
John answered them,
“I baptize with water;
but there is one among you whom you do not recognize,
the one who is coming after me,
whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.”
This happened in Bethany across the Jordan,
where John was baptizing.

 

 

 

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"Let us always belong to God, unreservedly and without interruption. May He ever live and reign in our hearts."
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Fr. Brian Sanderfoot

Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church

2015 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20018

Reverend Brian Sanderfoot

Pastor

 

Deacon


Secretary & Office Manager

 

 

Mission Statement

 
Mary's Garden 2012  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! SFdS Church
 

"Truly CHARITY has no limit; for the LOVE OF GOD has been poured into our hearts
by His Spirit dwelling in each one of us, calling us to a life of DEVOTION
and inviting us to bloom in the garden where He has planted
and directing us to radiate the beauty and spread the fragrance of His Providence."

Saint Francis de Sales