|Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church|
|2015 Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast|
|Washington, D.C. 20018|
Gospel Lk 10:17-24
The seventy-two disciples returned rejoicing and said to Jesus,
“Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.”
Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky.
Behold, I have given you the power
‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions
and upon the full force of the enemy
and nothing will harm you.
Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you,
but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
At that very moment he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said,
“I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows who the Son is except the Father,
and who the Father is except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”
Turning to the disciples in private he said,
“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
For I say to you,
many prophets and kings desired to see what you see,
but did not see it,
and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”
"Let us always
belong to God, unreservedly and without interruption. May He ever live
and reign in our hearts."
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cancellations or postponements.
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NEW: The Saint Francis de Sales School Alumni Association Page.
Saturday, October 3, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, St. Francis de
Sales' Fall Yard Sale.
Sponsored by SFdS Social Concerns Ministry.
|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!|