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    JB Anacostia-Bolling, DC - Chaplain

    The Chaplain Division establishes and implements religious ministries pursuant to the First Amendment of the Constitution and provides pastoral care, unit visitation, counseling, worship services and religious education to joint, departmental and base-level military, civilian personnel and families supporting over 24,000 personnel assigned to the National Capitol Region.

    The Catholic community of St. Michaels is exciting and diverse. It is our mission to provide for the spiritual needs and foster the spiritual growth of our members through proclaiming God92s Word, celebrating the sacraments, building up the community, offering religious education and formation, and serving all God92s people. We work hard to encourage and enable all parishioners to share actively in the life of our community according to their time, talent and financial resources.

    Catholic Mass is held weekdays at 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at 5 p.m., and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel center.

    Confessions are heard Saturdays at 4 p.m. in the chapel center.

    Religious education is held Sundays from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the chapel center classrooms.

    The heart of the Christian faith is worship, Bible study, fellowship and service. In order to meet the needs of our Protestant community, the Bolling Chapel offers three styles of worship: Liturgical, Praise and Gospel. Each one is open to everyone, and our worshippers are encouraged to find the worship service which best meets their needs. A growing Sunday school is held throughout the school year and seasonal services and observances are advertised in the Protestant newsletter, "The Chapel Life."

    Protestant Worship services are held Sundays as follows:
    Liturgical service at 8:15 a.m. at chapel two
    Praise Service at 11 a.m. at chapel two
    Gospel service at 11:15 a.m. at the chapel center

    Liturgical service holds communion every Sunday. Praise and Gospel services hold communion the first Sunday of the month.

    Religous education is held Sundays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the chapel center classroom from September to May.

    For more information on Islamic services contact Senior Master Sgt. Talib Abdulkhabir at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., (301) 981-3431.

    For information on Jewish services, contact Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Cohen at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., (301) 981-2111.

    Hindu study is held Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. at the chapel center.

    For more information, call lay leader Ramachandra Bhat at (202) 767-4307 or e-mail ramachandra.bhat@pentagon.af.mil.

    If something is troubling you, please come in and talk about it. Helping people is our highest priority. Things discussed with a chaplain are confidential.

    An appointment is recommended, but walk-ins are always welcomed. To arrange counseling, call the Chapel Center at (202) 767-5900. Emergency cases may be seen any time on a walk-in basis during duty hours or by calling the Command Post at (202) 767-4011 after duty hours and asking for the Duty Chaplain.

    Weddings take place in the base chapels by appointment only. The chapel provides a handbook to assist you in planning for a wedding at Bolling Air Force Base. Pre-marital counseling is normally required. Start preparing for your marriage early.

    Water baptism is a faith specific rite, ordinance or sacrament. Contact the chapel to be connected to the chaplain who best represents your faith group. We have chaplains who provide infant baptism, infant and child dedication and adult baptism.


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    202-433-3752 or 202-433-2058