St. Catherine Labouré
11801 Claridge Road, Wheaton, MD 20902

St. Catherine Labouré

Catholic Church  

"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." -Pope John Paul II

St. Catherine Labouré (Zoe) was born 1806 in Fain-Les-Moutiers France, 9th of 11 children. She entered the Sisters of Charity in 1830 and took the name Catherine. In November 1830 Mary appeared to her and asked for a medal to be made (Miraculous Medal). Mary had rays coming from gems on her fingers. Those without rays symbolized graces we forget to ask for. For the next 46 years Catherine led a hidden life, and cared for old men. She died on 12/31, 1876. She was canonized in 1947. Her body is incorrupt to this day.

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of
Guadalupe, Mexico
August 11 – 16, 2015

Travel to Mexico City with Fr. Morrow to visit the Basilica and miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Historic Center & Cathedral, tomb of Bl. Fr. Miguel Pro, the incorrupt body of Bl. Sebastian of Aparicio, Aztec Ruins, daily Mass and Holy Hour, and more. The cost, $1845 per person, includes airfare, hotel, deluxe bus transportation, tour guide, meals & more. See or contact Nancy Murray, 301.980.8693 for more information.

Deadline: May 8, 2015.

The Religious Education Program is in need of more catechists and volunteers for the upcoming year. If you are available to help, please contact the office
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Sunday Mass
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Eucharistic Adoration
Weekdays from 7:30am - 9:30pm

Saturday (Eng / Español) - 3:30pm-4:30pm
Or by appointment
Welcome to St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church
Our purpose at St. Catherine Labouré is to build the Body of Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We are a people with a deep conviction of faith that seeks to grow in the experience of Christ's love. We aspire to be a vibrant, welcoming, worshipping community.
Dear Parishioners, 

After consulting with the Parish Council, Hispanic Committee, Clergy and Staff, and inquiring among the parishioners about the need for an additional Spanish Mass on Sunday morning and hearing from the English speaking parishioners their desire to continue with the 9 am Mass in English. The Parish Council, the Hispanic Committee and I, had thought of having both Masses on Sunday mornings at 9 am - one in the church and one in the Claridge Room. The problem is that the Mass in the Claridge Room would not have kneelers, or missalettes, and sadly no Tabernacle. This was a dilemma requiring further consultation and much prayer.

I officially, on Monday, June 15, 2015, accepted the unanimous recommendation of the Parish Council, to add one Mass in Spanish on Sunday mornings.

The Sunday Mass Schedule will be adjusted as follows effective August 2, 2015 :

           7:00 am English 8:30 am Spanish 10:00 am English

          11:30 am English 1:00 pm Spanish

I thank you for your cooperation in helping me find a solution to this predicament.

God Bless you.  
           Fr. Mike —Pastor
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Ô Marie, conçue sans péché, priez pour nous qui avons recours à vous

"O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."
English - 7:00am, 10:00am, 11:30am
Espanol - 8:30am, 1:00pm

Mass Times
Sunday (English) - 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am
Domingo (Espanol) - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday (English) - 8:30am, 5:15pm
Sabado (Espanol) - 7:00pm

Weekdays (English) - 7:00am, 8:30am, 12:00pm
De lunes a viernes (Espanol) - 7:30pm

Vigil (English) - 7:30pm
Day (English) - 7:00am, 8:30am, 12:00pm
Day (Spanish) - 7:30pm
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him,
we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.

Novena of Miraculous Medal
Wednesdays (English) - 7:00am, 8:30am
Loving Father, Thank You for the gift of life and for the freedom to love and worship You. Through the power of the Holy Spirit inspire us to be Your witnesses. Grant us the courage to boldy and joyfully stand in protection of our freedom. In Your mercy, guard our religious freedom so we may continue to live out our faith and transform the world in which we live. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Last Updated: 07-13-2015 (Lc)

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