Please plan to stop by the Great Hall of the Rectory after Mass on the weekend of July 1 - 2 as we gather to express our gratitude and best wishes to two beloved rectory priests – Parochial Vicar, Fr. Rafael Barbieri, and Priest in Residence and Director of the Office of Worship for the Archdiocese of Washington, Fr. Ismael N. (Mel) Ayala.
Both priests received new assignments from Cardinal Wuerl, to be effective Wednesday, July 12. Fr. Rafael will be the new Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Lourdes in Bethesda, MD, and Fr. Mel will be the new Pastor of St. Nicholas in Laurel, MD.
The receptions will be held after all Masses that weekend, including the Vigil Mass on Saturday, July 1.