ADMINISTRATION: Stewards of His Love

March 2020

COVID-19: Letter from the Pastor

Dear Parishioners,

As concerns and anxiety about the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus heighten around us, I wanted to reach out to you in faith and personal solidarity. Please take the time to read my letter to you all. You will see we have posted religious and spiritual sites that will give you ideas and ways to attain spiritual enrichment during these challenging times.

Meanwhile,  let us continue to pray for all those who are ill. Let us also pray that the Holy Spirit will enlighten our hearts and calm our fears with  the love of Jesus. 

Fr. Mark, Pastor

COVID-19: Notice and Updates

With Governor Hogan announcing all public schools will be closed March 16 through March 27 in the interest of public health and safety, Archbishop Gregory has indicated that all Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Washington will be closed during this same time frame.

Additionally, the State of Maryland has ordered that no public gatherings in excess of 250 people may be held until further notice. As a result of this order, Archbishop Gregory has indicated there will be no public Masses offered in archdiocesan parishes, missions, campus ministries, and chapels beginning Saturday, March 14, until further notice.

Please be aware that Archbishop Gregory has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass to all parishioners of the Archdiocese of Washington beginning SaturdayMarch 14.

Sacraments such as weddings and funerals will be celebrated on a case-by-case basis and are limited to immediate family only. If you have concerns about an upcoming Sacrament please contact the priest involved.

The Archdiocese realizes this is a significant disruption to how we all celebrate our faith and carry out the mission of the Church. We hope these changes are for a very limited period of time. Please stay home and consider watching the TV Masses that are offered.

Let us remember to keep each other - and all those impacted - close in prayer during these challenging moments.

-Father Mark Knestout


COVID-19: Spiritual Resources

-The Archdiocesan website has resources on how to receive spiritual communion: Click HERE

-Take time to read and reflect upon the readings from Sunday Mass. You can find the readings at and a Sunday Gospel reflection by clicking HERE
-The Archdiocesan website has audio and written Stations of the Cross. Click HERE
-Our Archdiocesan Sunday TV Mass is available online by clicking HERE.
-Daily Mass and prayer services are being live-streamed throughout the Archdiocese. Click HERE

-Bishop Barron's Word on Fire Ministry is also offering Daily Mass. Click HERE

-Online Adoration is available by clicking HERE.
-The publisher of Magnificat Magazine (a daily prayer missal) has made its App available free of charge to anyone wishing spiritual enrichment during these difficult days - Visit HERE - click on the Download on the App Store.

-Spiritual Enrichment from the Fransiscan Friars of the Renewal. Click HERE

-From Bishop Barron: Hope During the Coronavirus. Click HERE

-From the National Council on Family Relations: Coronavirus Coping Resources Click HERE

-Protecting Your Marriage during Coronavirus. Click HERE and HERE

-If you need a good laugh Click HERE


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We welcome all to the St. Bartholomew parish community. We strive to live a sacramental life centered on the Eucharist, committed to living and spreading the message of Jesus Christ through worship, education, service, faithful witness and careful stewardship.


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