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Pope Francis
Evangelii Gaudium, 28
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125th Anniversary Celebration

In Fall 2017, St. Anthony of Padua will celebrate 125th years of presence and grace in Brookland. Praise the Lord for his goodness to our parish community all of these years! Join us in celebration:

125th Anniversary Book
Please call or e-mail Deacon John Feeley with ads for the 125th Anniversary book. The committee is trying to have everything ready for printing by July 5. Deacon John will be in the vestibule after all masses this weekend, 6/24 - 25, and next, 7/1 - 2, to scan precious family photos to be included in memorial ads. You can also e-mail your messages of congratulations and any photos to johnjfeeleyjr@aol.com. You will be sent a copy of the finished ad before we go to press. These ads will be included in all 800 copies of our large, fully illustrated 125th anniversary book. The book will be available at the Anniversary dinner dance on November 4, 20017 and the following weeks of our anniversary year. 

125th Anniversary Mass Celebration
Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl will celebrate our anniversary Mass on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the 10AM liturgy. Mark your calendars!

125th Anniversary Dinner Dance
Don't miss this great celebration! The Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM, in the great Room of the Pryzbyla Center at the Catholic University of America. Our celebration of St. Anthony of Padua Parish’s quasquicentennial will begin with a cocktail hour with a full, cash bar, followed by dinner, a special guest speaker and dancing, music for all provided by The Old School Singers and dee jay, Dave Merriweather. Individual tickets are $60. Tables, which seat eight guests, are $450. Plan now to be part of this great celebration of our patron saint, our parish and our neighborhood. Call Deacon John Feeley (202 526 8754, email: johnjfeeleyjr@aol.com) or the parish office with any questions.


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