Parish Time Capsule Found After 25 Years

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Jimmy Cardano, GK of Father Kidd Council is holding the lost Time Capsule. BK Roberto Ramiro helped to probe and shovel it up. Found behind the church, it was buried 25 years ago by Father Kidd.

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We looked at the contents of the time capsule discovered recently by our Knights:

The time capsule consisted of a jar (the lid had rusted away) and a PVC tube that was taped closed at the ends. Unfortunately, both leaked and a combination of mud and water had reached the contents. The subsequent decomposition was extensive and the notes, cards, and photographs were largely destroyed. Indeed, much had turned into a messy pulp. There was a cassette tape left by the kindergarten children. It was also wet and the mechanism hopelessly jammed.

In any case, a promise was kept and the time capsule was openned. We hope that the children engaged with this process grew up to be happy and healthy adults. Today many would have their own families. We pray that they both handed on and continued to live their Catholic faith. As for those who have passed away, may they rest in the peace of Christ.

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40 Days for Life Rosary Outside Abortion Clinic

12189187_10153247087263435_5092225855791138626_oJimmy Cardano, (GK) Roy Cobo (DGK) and I said a Pro-Life Rosary outside the Greenbelt Abortion Clinic today as part of the 40 Days for Life.

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Silver Rose Celebration on November 10

Join us for the Pro-Life Silver Rose Celebration!

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125th Anniversary Celebration of Holy Family Church

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Bishop Martin Holley was the main celebrant for the 12 Noon Mass.

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There were a number of dignitaries in attendance: Congresswoman Donna Edwards, State Senator Doug Peters and Delegate Joe Vallario.

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The Prayers of the Faithful were offered in many languages to reflect Parish diversity.

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The Bishop Walsh Color Corps of the Knights of Columbus gave a greater solemnity to the celebration.

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Parishioner and long-time radio personality Francis (Jerry) Clark was our dee-jay.

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264 people had reservations and then we had to add another table. A great time was had by all… wonderful jazz music… great food… good company… and many memories!

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One of Our Own Awarded as Outstanding Teacher

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The Washington Post has honored teaching excellence in the Washington region for three decades with the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award for their work in the classroom, creativity and contribution to the improvement of education. One of our own Knights of Father Michael C. Kidd Council and a parishioner at Holy Family is a 2015 winner! Here we see Apollo Cordon in a WP pic from Greg Powers. He teaches at the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College. In Prince George’s, he taught biology at Largo High School for seven years before moving to the academy in 2012. He has also been an adjunct professor of biology at Prince George’s Community College since 2006. Colleagues point out that 100 percent of Cordon’s students have passed the state’s biology assessment, required for graduation.

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Helping at Shepherd Cove Shelter

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BK Craig Hebron and BK Terry Johnson delivered the Smart Trip Cards ($700 worth) and toiletries to Ronnetta Williams, the coordinator for Shepherd’s Cove Family Shelter. They bought more deodorant and women’s hygiene products to make the donation equal. Craig and Terry are Knights at Fr. Kidd Council and Parishioners of Holy Family Church.

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New Officers for FY 2015-16 & Award Winning Council

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We voted tonight for our incoming officers: Jaime Cardano, Jr. (GK), Romero P. Cobo (DGK), Michael Turner (Chancellor), Emmanuel Abongwa (Advocate), Innocent Okeke (Warden), Kevin Renze (Treasurer), Alex Wong (Recorder), Paul J. Wrabel (Inside Guard) and Greg Rozanski (Outside Guard). Congratulations!

Trustees for the FY 2015-16 are Ken Zemrowski, PGK, Manny Rodriguez, PGK, and Andres Padilla, PGK.

DGK Jimmy Cardano sits here at his table with all the awards and reports for the past fraternal year.

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Father Joe’s 29th Anniversary as a Priest

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A recent photo of Father Joe saying Mass. 29 years a priest! Made a deacon the year earlier, that is 30 years ordained. “Ah, and a few critics did not think I would last the week in 1986!”

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Bishop Martin Holley Comes to Holy Family for Confirmations

holleyBishop Martin Holley confirmed our teens at Holy Family Parish tonight. He was my classmate at CUA many years ago. Everything went well.

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PG Choral Society: Beethoven’s Mass in C Major

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All are invited to this free presentation of Beethoven’s Mass in C Major by the PG Choral Society. It is Sunday, May 17 at 4 PM at Holy Family Church, Mitchellville, MD. They always do a great job. Come and enjoy and be inspired!

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