Reflections from St. Ann DC

Reflections from St. Ann DC

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Encounter hope, faith, joy, peace and love: This podcast will feature weekly the Sunday morning 11:00am Mass homilies, Sunday evening 7:00pm Mass homilies, and important talks at our church, such as distinguished theologian George Weigel’s “Theology of a Catholic Parish” lecture in November in honor of our parish’s 150th anniversary this year! #StAnn150


7. Jesus Came to Establish “Division, Not Peace” and a “House Divided”? - the Gospel Explained
Aug 19 • 11 min
This Gospel message sounds weird to our ears. Msgr. James Watkins explains in this homily on the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time what Jesus is trying to tell us in the Luke 12 Gospel, verses 49-53: Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I have come to set the earth…
6. The Fascinating Dogma of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary - A Homily by Msgr. James Watkins
Aug 15 • 7 min
There are only two infallible dogma in the history of the Catholic Church proclaimed by the Catholic Church. The first is the Immaculate Conception, proclaimed on December 8, 1854 by Pius IX. The second infallible dogma is the Assumption. On November 1,…
5. Time: A Gift, Our Treasure - Msgr. James Watkins’ Homily on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 13 • 8 min
Msgr. James Watkins explains what it means to “be ready” and the precious gift of time. Gospel of Luke 12: Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings…
4. Workaholics, Vacation, People, Places and Things: Msgr. James Watkins Tackles ‘Greed’ - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily
Aug 4 • 17 min
Beginning with a prayer for the victims of the mass shootings this weekend in El Pasos, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Msgr. James Watkins explains today’s readings - “Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!” (Ecclesiastes…
Farewell and Thank You to Fr. Deogratias Kateregga!
Jul 30 • 1 min
After visiting us and serving with us for three weeks, Fr. Deo has returned to Uganda. He gave these touching remarks at all Masses last weekend, thanking St. Ann’s parishioners for their generosity, prayers and kindness. #StAnn150
Meet the Grandmother of Jesus: Her Life, Art and Teaching - by Natalie J. Plumb, Caitlin Greenhill Caldera and Susie Chorro
Jul 29 • 56 min
In this episode, meet St. Ann, the grandmother of Jesus. Hear about the history of art depicting this great saint, prayers and devotions to invoke her intercession, and popular pilgrimage sites that honor her. We even tell the story of a mini miracle that…
3. A Story from Msgr. James Watkins on Prom 40 Years Ago and Being Persistent with the Father - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul 28 • 5 min
Msgr. James Watkins tells a story of his childhood: Forty years ago, he asked a girl to his senior prom. He needed money in order to go. Watkins had to be persistent with his father in asking for help, much like we should do with our Father in heaven.…
2. Feast of Saint Ann Homily - Msgr. James Watkins
Jul 26 • 8 min
Learn more about the life of the patroness of our church, St. Ann, and her husband St. Joachim, in this homily Msgr. James Watkins gave on her Feast!
1. 30th Priesthood Anniversary Homily - Msgr. James Watkins
Jun 23 • 5 min
On the occasion of his 30th priesthood anniversary, Msgr. James Watkins, pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church in Washington, DC, counts his many blessings during his #30yearsapriest. Watkins also reflects on the priesthood, the Eucharist and the mystery of…
The priesthood of Christ: How we may encounter Jesus through the Holy Eucharist
Oct 28, 2018 • 15 min
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, year B. Hear a selection of our special Gregorian-Chant Mass along with Msgr. James Watkins’s teachings of the oldest Christian order, the order of Melchizedek. Ponder on the priesthood that Jesus instituted for our…
Homily 10/14/18
Oct 14, 2018 • 22 min
Listen to the latest Homily from St Ann’s pastor Monsignor Watkins
Homily 09/30/2018
Sep 30, 2018 • 11 min
Listen to Fr Watkins’s homily at St Ann’s, Washington DC. God Bless!
Homily 09/23/2018
Sep 28, 2018 • 19 min
Listen to Fr Watkins’s Homily at St Ann’s Washington DC