St. Catherine Labouré
11801 Claridge Road, Wheaton, MD 20902
301-946-3636 |

St. Catherine Labouré

Catholic Church - Iglesia Católica  

Canonically Established: 1951
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Languages: English, Spanish
"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."-Pope John Paul II
"La libertad no consiste en hacer lo que nos gusta, sino en tener el derecho a hacer lo que debemos." -Juan Pablo 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.

Pope Francis said, “Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity. Precisely because all the articles of faith are interconnected, to deny one of them, even of those that seem least important, is tantamount to distorting the whole.” Living Catholic and Faith Foundations, adult formation courses for the Archdiocese of Washington, provide you with the opportunity to deepen your understanding of Christ and his Church. To learn more or to sign up for these programs, visit the Archdiocese of Washington adult formation page at

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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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Committed Adorers Needed
Please visit Adoration Chapel and leave name, contact phone, & desired day & time you desire to cover.

Sunday Mass
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception airs Mass every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Check your local listing for station information.

Welcome to St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church
Our purpose is to build the Body of Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We are 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, and worshiping community.

Bienvenidos/as a la Iglesia Católica “Santa Catalina Labouré”
Nuestro propósito es construir el Cuerpo de Cristo bajo la guía del Espíritu Santo. Somos gente con una profunda convicción de fe que busca crecer en la experiencia del amor de Cristo. Aspiramos a ser una comunidad vibrante, acogedora y de adoración.

It is time to register for Religious Education Classes 2016-2017! We invite you to register for faith formation and sacramental preparation (First Communion and Confirmation). We also prepare children/teens over 7 years old who have not been baptized. Children of any age with special needs are welcome to our program. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 8:30am to 9:50am. Re-Registrations for current students Each year a registration form is required, even if your child was previously enrolled. Re- Registrations forms were sent home with the students. Please complete the form and mail it back along with the payment as soon as possible. Registration for new families in the program. Please take a registration form from the Bulletin area of the church foyer, complete it and mail it back along with the payment and copy of required documents. RCIA Do you know someone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Were you baptized Catholic, but did not have the opportunity to receive First Communion or Confirmation? We have a program called RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) which is the formal process of entering into full communion with the Catholic Church. For more information contact the Religious Education Office at (301)946 3636 or k here to edit text

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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."
Mass Times - Horario de Misas
Sunday (English) - 7:00am, 10:00am, 11:30am
Domingo (Español) - 8:15 am, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday (English) - 8:30am, 5:15pm
Sábado (Español) - 7:00pm
Weekdays (English) - 7:00am, 8:30am

Holy Day of Obligation
Vigil (English) - 7:30pm
Day (English) - 7:00am, 8:30am, 12:00pm
Día (Español) - 7:30pm
Eucharistic Adoration - Adoración Eucarística
Weekdays from 7:30am - 9:30pm
Días de Semana 7:30am a 9:30pm

Monthly Confessions & Holy Hour - Confesiones Mensuales y Hora Santa
1st Friday/Viernes (Eng/ Esp) 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Or by appointment - O por cita 301-946-3636
1st Friday Holy Hour (English) 7:30pm
1er Viernes Hora Santa (Español) 8:30pm

Novena of Miraculous Medal
Wednesdays (English) - 7:00am, 8:30am
Youth Group
Every Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Russell Room
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.
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 boldly 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.

Padre amoroso, gracias por el don de la vida y de la libertad para amarte y adorarte. A través del poder del Espíritu Santo inspíranos a ser Tus testigos. Concédenos el coraje de defender y proteger con valentía y con alegría nuestra libertad. En Tu misericordia, protege nuestra libertad religiosa para que podamos seguir viviendo nuestra fe y transformar al mundo en el que vivimos. Te lo pedimos por Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén.

Site Last Updated: 08-10-2016 (LC)

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