St. Mary's Catholic Church - E

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
FOUNDED IN 1795
310 SOUTH ROYAL STREET • ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
Rev. Dennis W. Kleinmann, Pastor
Rev. Robert L. Ruskamp, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Nicholas R. Barnes, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Edward J. Bresnahan, In Residence
Rectory
310 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 • 703-836-4100 • Fax: 703-549-3605
Website: http://www.saintmaryparish.net
St. Mary’s School (PK-8) • 703-549-1646 • Fax: 703-519-0840
Mrs. Janet Cantwell, Principal (jcantwell@smsva.org)
Main Building 400 Green Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Website: http://www.smsva.org
St. Mary’s School of Religion (CCD) and (RCIA) - Fr. Nick R. Barnes, (703-836-4100)
Angela Lademan, Director of Young Adult and Youth Activities, (571-319-1975)
Director of Music - Dr. Charles Saik (703-684-5308)
Sunday Masses:
Saturday Eve Vigil - 5:00 PM
Sunday - 7:00 AM & 8:30 AM, (9:15 AM - Children’s Mass, St. Mary’s School, 400 Green St.),
10:00 AM (Nursery in Lyceum, 313 Duke St.)
11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & (Vespers - Evening Prayer 4:30 PM) 5:00 PM
Weekday Masses:
Monday through Friday - 6:30, 8:00 AM, 12:10 PM
Federal, National Holidays and Holy Days - Please see bulletin for schedule of Masses
Saturday - 8:00 AM only
Novenas and Adoration at the Church:
Miraculous Medal Novena - Monday - noon
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Thursday - 12:30 to 7:30 PM
Mother of Perpetual Help Novena and Holy Hour - Thursday - 7:30PM
Nocturnal Adoration - every First Friday, 9 PM to Saturday 6 AM
Holy Hour for Life - every First Saturday following 8:00 AM Mass
Confessions:
Monday - Friday following the 12:10 PM Mass
Saturday - 4:00 to 5:00 PM and 7:00 to 7:30 PM
Thursday - 7:30 PM (during Holy Hour)
First Saturday - 8:30 AM (during Holy Hour)
Baptisms:
Every Sunday at 2:15 PM. Please call the Rectory
to register in advance and obtain regulations
concerning godparents, etc.
Marriages:
Contact Parish Priest at least six months before
possible wedding date. Couples who are living
together will be asked to live separately during
marriage preparation time.
Project Rachel, Post Abortion Help
1-888-456-HOPE
Gabriel Project, Pregnancy Help
1-866-444-3553
Arlington Catholic Charities, Adoption Services
703-425-0100
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December 28, 2014
FROM GREEN TO GOLD
FIFTH DAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
6:30 A.M. Kim Ann Donavan
8:00 A.M. Edward Nee, Birthday
12:10 P.M. Vincent DiFelice
SIXTH DAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
6:30 A.M. Nancy Heverly
8:00 A.M. Special Intention: The Czanckas Family
12:10 P.M. Domenico and Sophia Caporaletti
6:30
8:00
12:10
11:00
12:00
SEVENTH DAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
A.M. Special Intention: The Jessey Family
A.M. Msgr. John Wingler
P.M. Special Intention: The Wells Family
P.M. Holy Hour
A.M. Special Intention: Miguel Saunders, 18th Birthday
THE OCTAVE DAY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015
8:30 A.M. Souls in Purgatory
10:00 A.M. Parishioners of St. Mary
11:30 A.M. Living and Deceased Family Members of
Lucille Chung and Gary Helmbrecht
1:00 P.M. Special Intention: Fr. John Melmer
SAINTS BASIL THE GREAT AND GREGORY NAZIANZEN
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
6:30 A.M. Rita Vassalo
8:00 A.M. Special Intention: Jonas Kelsall and Family
12:10 P.M. Maria Giuseppe, Anniversary 1/3
THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
8:00 A.M. Living and Deceased Family Members of
Lucille and Gary Helmbrecht
5:00 P.M. Rachel R. Savarino, Anniversary (Fr. Barnes)
7:00 A.M.
8:30 A.M
9:15 A.M.
10:00 A.M.
11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M.
5:00 P.M.
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
Parishioners of St. Mary (Fr. Kleinmann)
Special Intention: Patricia León Duarte,
Birthday (Fr. Barnes)
Paddy Madigan (Fr. Kleinmann)
Daniel Kelleher (Fr. Ruskamp)
Living and Deceased Family Members of
Lucille and Gary Helmbrecht (Fr. Kleinmann)
Sean Dolan (Fr. Ruskamp)
Edward Nee (Fr. Barnes)
PLEASE NOTE: The rectory office will be closed Thursday, January 1, 2015 for
the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.
We find ourselves right in the midst of the beautiful and
joyous Christmas season, actually in the octave of the feast. My
hope and prayer is that everyone had a wonderful Christmas Eve
and Day and is having a very blessed season. I do want to take
this opportunity to also thank all of you for the many cards, gifts,
and wishes of a joyous season that you have extended to us
priests. As with some of the recent bulletins, this one had to be
written well over a week in advance. Thus I am writing it the
week before the week of Christmas. That obviously puts me at a
disadvantage. Even with that however we have received all
kinds of Christmas greetings and gifts, including fruit baskets,
baked goods, candy, and other types of food in addition to other
gifts. Again, we are very grateful for all of your kindness and
generosity. I will have more to say about this next week as well
when it will actually be after Christmas Day as I write that column.
Personally, I did receive a few Christmas gifts that had
something to do with my NFL team which of course would be the
Green Bay Packers. I am very thankful for those gifts. What was
not much of a gift was the last game the Packers played before
writing this particular column. That game was in Buffalo where
the Packers were defeated rather handily by the Bills, 21 to 13.
Despite the great season our quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, had
been having, you wouldn’t have known it on December 14th.
From start to finish the team was out of sync. It was one of
Aaron’s worst games ever. To say it was disappointing is an
understatement. I suppose I can better relate to Washington fans
with this game. The loss likely knocks the Packers out of the first
place in the conference, relegating them to third, and causes
them to lose home field advantage throughout the playoffs. No
doubt this is part of life, as Redskins fans know all too well this
year.
Spiritually, you knew this would come, there is a
message in all the above. Throughout our lives there are indeed
setbacks. I talked about this just two weeks ago. I wasn’t
expecting that to happen to my Packers so quickly. But
something similar can happen in our lives before God. We are
sinners; we fail God daily in one way or another, and sometimes
in some fairly significant ways. Thankfully, we can amend our
ways, be sorry, confess our sins, and be absolved of them. This
is all possible because of God’s grace and specifically because of
what Christ did and does for us. What He did for us we celebrate
in part during this season. He humbled Himself and took on
human flesh. He was born among us, not in a palace or
mansion, but in a simple stable, not in a big city like Jerusalem,
but in a small, out of the way place called Bethlehem. He lived
thirty years rather obscured from the public eye, but then lived
another three years very much in the public eye, often suffering
ridicule and persecution for what He said and what He did. That
led to His death on a cross and His resurrection which redeemed
us and provides us His forgiving and reconciling graces. That is
why we are so grateful. That is why we should daily show that
gratitude by truly trying to grow in holiness and virtue.
As we celebrate this Holy Family Sunday, we want to
pray for one another, but also particularly for families. Family life
is challenged in so many ways today, sometimes from within,
other times from without. Regardless many families, just as
many individuals, are suffering and are in need of our prayers
and sometimes even actions. Briefly, before closing I want to
mention one way of helping the children of certain families in
need. There is a mentoring program in the city that is trying to
make a difference in children’s lives. It is called soho; I’ll have
more to say about it next week.
In Christ,
Fr. Kleinmann
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
VOCATIONS
“By faith Abraham obeyed.”
If you should be called to serve the Lord as a priest,
deacon, or in the consecrated life,
call Father J.D. Jaffe at 703.841.2514, or write:
j.jaffe@arlingtondiocese.org.
O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
SEMINARIAN HOOP CHALLENGE BASKETBALL GAME ON
JANUARY 3, 2015: The Diocese of Arlington seminarians will take on the
high school men from the Quo Vadis Discernment Group in this annual
game on January 3. Please join us in cheering on the teams! Games run
from 10:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. at St. John Paul the Great High School gym in
Dumfries, VA.
SOLEMNITY OF MARY,
THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
JANUARY 1, 2015
Holy Day of Obligation
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Holy Hour at 11:00 P.M.
12:00 A.M. Midnight Mass
Masses on Thursday, January 1, 2015
8:30, 10:00, 11:30 A.M. and 1:00 P.M.
SECOND COLLECTION FOR THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
During the weekend of January 3-4, 2015, a second collection will be taken
to help the Little Sisters of the Poor, who have provided a home and
compassionate care for Virginia’s elderly since 1874. The Sisters will be
present at all the Masses to explain their mission and to ask for your
support. Because their Residents are of limited financial means, the little
Sisters depend upon the charity of friends and benefactors to operate their
Home. Your generosity will enable the Sisters to continue welcoming the
needy elderly and providing them with the love and dignity they deserve.
www.littlesisteresofthepoorvirginia.org
ST. MARY’S PLAYGROUP: The St. Mary’s Playgroup has adjourned for
the holidays and will resume meeting on Monday, January 5 at 9:30 A.M. in
the St. Joseph’s Room of the Lyceum. Our group is open to parishioners
who are parents or caregivers of infants and toddlers. In addition to the
Lyceum, we also meet at local parks and other no- or low-cost locations. If
you are interested in joining us, please contact Kerri Griffin at
stmarystots@gmail.com.
SAINTS ANNE AND JOACHIM SOCIETY will be meeting in the
Lyceum auditorium on Thursday, January 15, from 12:45 - 4:15 P.M. to
view the DVD "Restless Heart/The Confessions of St. Augustine". Bring a
brown bag lunch. Drinks and light dessert will be provided. Open to
members, friends and parishioners. If interested or for more information,
please contact Liz Gardenier (703.765.1589) or Barbara Juszczyk
(703.683.6834).
ST. MARY'S CHURCH DECORATIONS: Since 1795, the decoration of St.
Mary Catholic Church and Sanctuary has been an important expression of
the reverent observance of Advent and the joyful celebration of Christmas.
With a rich heritage more than two centuries old, St. Mary's has always
maintained a distinctly liturgical and historic appearance. Decorations will
be maintained through the Twelve Days of Christmas. After that time,
selected decorations including the Crèche and Christmas decorations will
remain in place until Monday, February 2, 2015 (the Feast of the
Presentation, also known as "Candlemas") following the Vatican
tradition. Church decorations, flowers and vintage Crèche figures, designed
to give glory to “our newborn King,” also remind us of the great gift of the
Catholic Faith which our ancestors have handed down to us. To protect and
preserve our Christmas decorations for future generations, we ask everyone
to please refrain from touching the crèche figures, Christmas flowers and
ornaments – instead, let them prayerfully touch you. May you experience
the many blessings of the Christmas Season!
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PRO-LIFE CORNER
"Acceptance, love, esteem, many-sided and united
material, emotional, educational and spiritual
concern for every child that comes into this world
should always constitute a distinctive, essential
characteristic of all Christians, in particular of the
Christian family: thus children, while they are able
to grow "in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with
God and man, offer their own precious contribution
to building up the family community and even to the
sanctification of their parents.”
Familiaris Consortio, Saint John Paul II
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE: The annual March for Life will be held on
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 beginning at 12:00 noon with a rally on the
Mall at 7th St. between Jefferson Dr. and Madison Dr., followed by the March
to Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court. A chartered bus will pick up
parishioners in front of St. Mary’s Church at 11:45 A.M. and return at
approximately 3:30 P.M. Please sign up no later than January 16th in the
rear of the Church if you plan to ride the bus – seats are limited! If you
would like to meet St. Mary’s parishioners at the MARCH, the group plans
to gather at 7th St. and Madison Drive next to the National Gallery of Art.
For additional information, please call Suzan Cummins at 703.782.6757.
THE MARIH CENTER is an emergency pregnancy service offering
alternatives to abortion and support to women in crisis and their babies. We
are in URGENT need of size 0-3 and 3-6 months winter boy and girl baby
outfits (especially girl tops), including sleepers, onesies, bibs, bath towels
(preferably hooded), and socks (sizes to 2T). Additionally, we need sizes
12 months and 2T WINTER boy and girl outfits and coats/hats, size 3
months up to 2T. MaRiH Center is located at 3230-B Duke Street, in the
basement of the Carpetland store and is open Monday through Thursday
from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. (Access is
through the blue door on the left side of the building in the parking area of to
the left of the store.) Any questions, call Jean Toth-Allen (parishioner) at
703.768.0053, or the MaRiH Center at 703.370.4774.
SEARCH FOR THE LONGEST MARRIED COUPLE: This is the fifth
consecutive year for the highly-acclaimed project recognizing couples for
their long marriages. Sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter,
couples are selected from nominations submitted. In addition to the longest
married couple in the entire United States, recognition will also be given to a
couple from each state who has achieved that distinction. Nominations are
open to all husband and wife couples regardless of religious affiliation. The
contact information for sending in a nomination, which simply requires the
name of the couple, their wedding date, and where they currently reside,
along with a contact phone or e-mail address of the individual nominating
the couple is as follows: E-mail: wwmelmc2015@gmail.com, regular mail
Dick & Diane Baumbach, 8924 Puerto Del Rio Drive Suite 402, Cape
Canaveral, FL 32920, or phone number 321.613.5180. Nominations must
be received by January 10, 2015.
THANK YOU!
Catholic Charities thanks you for your generous support!
Your generous support during our Annual Christmas Collection fosters hope
and allows us to continue helping our neighbors.
www.ccda.net
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
God gave us the greatest gift of love when He sent His son to redeem us.
He asks us to love one another as He loves us. Take the time to grow
deeper in love with God, your spouse and your family at a Worldwide
Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Weekends are February 20-22, 2015 in Herndon, or April 17-19, 2015 in
Fredericksburg. For more information or to apply, visit our website at
renewmarriage-vanorth.org or contact us at applications@renewmarriagevanorth.org or 703.378.4150.
December 28, 2014
TODAY'S READINGS
First Reading: Those who honor their parents will be greatly blessed and will
atone for sins (Sirach 3:2-6,12-14) or Genesis 15:1-6; 21:1-3.
Psalm: Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways (Psalm 128)
or Psalm 105.
Second Reading: Be thankful; do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus
(Colossians 3:12-21 [12-17]) or Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19.
Gospel: The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom (Luke 2:22-40
[22, 39-40]).
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96:1-3, 5b-6; Lk 2:22-35
1 Jn 2:12-17; Ps 96:7-10; Lk 2:36-40
1 Jn 2:18-21; Ps 96:1-2, 11-13; Jn 1:1-18
Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21
1 Jn 2:22-28; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 1:19-28
1 Jn 2:29 — 3:6; Ps 98:1, 3cd-6; Jn 1:29-34
Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday:
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Monday:
Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord;
Saint Thomas Becket
Tuesday:
Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord
Wednesday: Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord;
St. Sylvester I
Thursday: The Octave of the Nativity of the Lord;
Mary, the Holy Mother of God; World Day of Prayer for Peace
Friday:
Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen; First Friday
Saturday: The Most Holy Name of Jesus; First Saturday
PARISH CHOIR: The parish choir meets every Wednesday evening at 7:30
P.M. in the lyceum auditorium (313 Duke St.) We welcome new members to
sing at the 10 A.M. Sunday Mass. Please contact Dr. Saik at 703.684.5308
or csaik@stmaryoldtown.org.
ST. MARY’S CONTEMPORARY CHOIR welcomes singers and
instrumentalists to its music ministry. Rehearsals take place Tuesdays
starting at 7:15 P.M. in the church choir loft. The choir sings at the 8:30
A.M. Mass. For information, contact Claire Fallon at 703.683.2509 or
Cla.fallon@comcast.net.
LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY
Would you like to develop a deeper relationship with God by learning how to
pray in the spirit of St. Ignatius? Come be part of a 12 week series for all
women entitled, Lord, Teach Me To Pray (LTMTP).
LTMTP is a three-part prayer series based on Ignatian Spirituality. Part 1,
“Praying Christian Virtues”, will introduce you to the meditative and
contemplative way of prayer devised by St. Ignatius of Loyola.
We will meet as a group 2 hours each week for 12 weeks. Each participant
will be asked to spend 15 minutes in prayer each day on the assigned
Scripture passages.
The series starts February 3rd in St. Mary’s Lyceum 313 Duke Street, and
will meet from 9-11am. If you would like to join us, contact Bonnie Hourigan
at 571.309.1693, or Melissa Manaker at 703.350.5015, by January 26th.
"The world being unworthy to receive the Son of God directly from the
hands of the Father, He gave His Son to Mary for the world
to receive Him from her." -Saint Augustine
PRAYER, SUPPORT, AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR ALCOHOLICS
AND THOSE AFFECTED BY ALCOHOLISM: Calix is an association of
Catholic alcoholics, and all persons of goodwill, Catholic or non-Catholic,
affected by alcoholism, who are maintaining their sobriety through
participation in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. The group’s first
concern is to interest Catholics with an alcoholic problem in the virtue of total
abstinence. Its second stated purpose is to promote the spiritual
development of its membership. This diocesan-recognized group has a
priest assigned as its chaplain. There is currently one regular meeting in
Leesburg every Saturday at 10 A.M. For more information about the group,
please contact calix_nova@yahoo.com.
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DIVINE MERCY CORNER
"My daughter, know that My Heart is
Mercy itself. From this sea of Mercy,
graces flow out upon the whole world.
No soul that has approached Me has
ever gone away unconsoled.
All misery gets buried in the depths of
My Mercy, and every saving and
sanctifying grace flows from
this fountain..."
(Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary 1777)
JESUS I TRUST IN YOU!
DIVINE MERCY CENACLE
The Divine Mercy Cenacle meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10 A.M. in
the St. Joachim Room to experience the splendor of our Catholic Faith
through Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and The
Diary of St. Faustina, using a formation manual written by the Marians of the
Immaculate Conception and Dr. Bryan Thatcher. Cenacles are now
worldwide. Please stop by to visit and learn more about how Trust in God
reveals God's Love and Mercy and healing that Our Lord offers each one of
us. All are welcome. For questions, please call Harry or Lynne Dolton at
703.960.0592.
FIRST FRIDAY NOCTURNAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Will you accept Our Lord's invitation to watch one hour with Him? Join
brother and sister adorers for an hour of vocal and silent prayer at St. Mary
Catholic Church. Adoration begins with Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament at 9 P.M., First Friday, January 2nd and ends with Benediction
at 6 A.M., First Saturday, January 3rd. We especially need participation
Saturday any hour between 12 Midnight and 6 A.M. Everyone is welcome.
Security is provided. Please consider membership in the Nocturnal
Adoration Society for many perpetual spiritual benefits. For information,
contact Jeff Petrino at jeffrey.petrino@gmail.com or 703.785.5854.
VIRTUS REFRESHER SESSIONS
Virtus Refresher sessions have been scheduled on Monday, January 19,
2015, in the Holy Family Auditorium of St. Mary's Lyceum, 313 Duke Street,
Alexandria, VA.
The 27-minute DVD will be presented every 45 minutes between 9 A.M.
and 5:45 P.M. that day. The refresher is for all volunteers who have
attended the initial 4 hour Virtus training before February 2014, and who
wish to volunteer at St. Mary's School or Parish activities with CCD, CYO
Sports, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Mass babysitting, Youth Ministry, Young
Catholic Daughters, etc.
Viewing times are as follows:
9:00 A.M., 9:45, 10:30, 11:15 A.M.;
12:00 noon, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:15, 5:00, and 5:45 P.M.
Please direct questions about compliance or other Protecting God's
Children Program-related issues to:
Patricia A. Binninger
St. Mary's Parish-School Liaison
Phone: 703.836.4100, ext. 27
E-mail: pbinninger@stmaryoldtown.org
PRAYER TO THE HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH
Mother Mary, bless the mother of our family. Help her to be pure and kind,
gentle and self-sacrificing. For the more she resembles you, the better will
our family be. Saint Joseph, bless the head of our family. Obtain for him the
strength, the wisdom, and the prudence he needs to support and direct
those under his care. Lord Jesus, bless the children of our family. Help them
to be obedient and devoted to their parents. Holy Family of Nazareth, make
our family and home more and more like yours, until we are all one family,
happy and at peace in our true home with you in Heaven. Amen.
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE ILL, INCLUDING:
Marie Abadjoby
Matt Adams
Lyn Albrecht
Jack Allen
Baby Mercy Amaya
Patricia Amaya
Dutch Anderson
Aaron Araya
Pat Areno
Mark Aud
Mary Averna
José Ayala
Karina Banta
Romula Baptista
Roberta Bauer
Dolores Benavides
Tori Benecchi
Amy Bilyeau
Arthur Binninger
Baby Simon Blouin
Baby Brady Blythe
Tom Boiles
Chris Bosworth
Robert Bowen
Baby Gunner Christopher Breiner
Theresa Bresnahan
Roger Bruce
Jake Bulmer
Dailey Byrd
Jerry Caesar
Dorothy Campbell
Brian Campion
Martha Canning
Steve Carrier
Ron Celeste
Charles M. Chamberlain, Jr.
Elise Champagne
Sr. Maureen Christopher
Julia Chung
Nedra Chung
Will Cofer
Beatriz Coquilla-Canete
Sister Anne Correale
Dorothy Cotton
Clem Cowley
Carter Cox
Dan De Celles
Paul Delaney
Dan Doherty
Christina Donald
Kathleen Dorsey
Tracy Doyle
Bill Dumire
Sandra Elias
Jessica Elmschaeuser
Lisa Flowers
Liliana Fore
James Fusco
George German
Michael Giancarlo
Betty Gibbs
Ornella Giofre
Regina Giuseppe
Millie Goods
Lorraine Grippi
John Guerin
Tom Guerin
Joan Gullen
Hubert Hahn
Charlotte Hales
Luca Harmon
Mike Hart
Jonah Hepp
Don Hilbert
Rosemary Hilsabeck
Carol Holver
Helen Hoover
Irene Interlandi
Aidan James
Bethany Johnson
Laura McMurray Jones
Melissa Jurkewicz
Karen Kroesen Klare
Stephen Klare
William Kleinmann
Baby Christian A. Knight
Larry Koblenz
Jackie Kruse
Arnold Kunkler, Jr.
Joy Labez
Alexandria Lang
Fr. Robert Lange
Anthony Lapallo
Thomas Larsen
Patricia León-Duarte
John Linehardt
Anthony Lodato
Baby Samuel Looney
Frank Lopapa
Emma Lopo-Sullivan
Peter Lor
Thomas Lovely
Michael Luken
Holden Mauk
Melanie McCollum
Eileen McDonough
Brother Shamus McGrenra
James McGrath Family
David McGugan
William McNamara
Frank Medico
Janice Melone
Scott Miller
Anne Minghorance
Ace Mitchell
Nola Moss
Edward Muckerman
Dan Morrow
Anna Munro
Edward Nee, Jr.
Betty Nesky
Terry Nunnan
Geraldine Petrino
Dee Phillips
Kathryn Phippen
Natasha Powderly
Tina Porter
Carol Purves
Ira Ravitz
Edward Redmond
Blair Riggs
Enery Rodriguez
Rosa Rodriguez
Gerard Rosekruns
Mary Ann Rowe
Michael Ryan
Heather Saparoff
James Saunders
Peter L. Scheetz
John Scheuren
Jeffrey Schuldenfrei
Margaret Grace Scolese
Laura Scott
John Shannon
Baby Joey Shaw
Michael Schryock
James Snyder
Mike Stachura
Anthony Stapleton
Peter Stapleton
David Stefans
Mary Stier
John Street
Catherine Sullivan
Mary Sullivan
Carson Svilich
Irene Swiadek
Anne Szczepanski
Kevin Taylor
Gayle Temple
Ray Tobin
John Tracy
Mary Tremont
Dr. Trimber
Jane Trimber
Marie Walton
Gloria Wanchock
Larry Ward
Mike Welch
Kimberly Ross Weston
Margaret Whelan
Angela White
Arthur Wiese
Nanette Wiese
Baby Carly Theresa Wyvill
Thomas Zamaria
Robert Zapalac
Yolanda Yebra
Jacob Z.
Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest your weary ones.
Bless your dying ones. Soothe your suffering ones. Pity your afflicted ones.
Shield your joyous ones. And for all Your love's sake. Amen.
Saint Augustine
PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THE DECEASED, INCLUDING:
Dick Cunningham, John David Dorsett, Anna Dunn, Darren Eger,
Chris Holden and Will Marmura
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus,
in union with the Masses said throughout the world today,
for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the
universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, please pray for them. Amen.
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PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL OUR MILITARY AND CIVILIAN MEMBERS
SERVING IN HARM’S WAY, INCLUDING:
Michael Andriani
Kyle Biddle
Timothy Blaine
Casey Chandler
Matthew Constantino
Peter Culbert
Mark Dobson
Neal Jones
Rey Gonzalez
Jeremy Hill
Douglas N. Krawczak
Albert Martins
Mark Martins
Megan McGarry
Christopher Moore
Edward Joseph Parry, III
Chris Quayle
Brian Riva
William St. Clair
Brett Taylor
Jon Tomita
Case Wilson
Thomas Wissler
Brian Wong
Almighty and Eternal God, those who take refuge in You will be glad and
forever will shout for joy. Protect these soldiers as they discharge their
duties. Protect them with the shield of Your strength and keep them safe
from all evil and harm. May the power of Your love enable them to return
home in safety, that with all who love them, they may ever praise You for
Your loving care. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
CATHOLIC BUSINESS NETWORK (CBN): Making a New Year’s
Resolution to get more involved? Start off the New Year by joining the
Alexandria Chapter of the Catholic Business Network (CBN) for its January
Breakfast! Ray McKenna saw a need for a Catholic Sports Ministry and in
2006 founded Catholic Athletes for Christ. Come and hear Ray speak about
his spiritual work with athletes. Our breakfast will be held January 8th, 7:309:00 A.M., at Walker’s Grille (6909 Metro Park Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310,
www.walkersgrille.com). Please invite sports coaches or anyone interested
in sports that you think will benefit from hearing Ray speak! Pre-registration
$15.00/Walk-ins $20.00 (Please be prepared to pay at the door). RSVP by
January 6th at peleopold@firstcommand.com. Questions? Call Philip
Leopold at 703.658.2943. To learn more about CBN and to join visit
www.cbnnova.org.
SOCCER & MUSIC EVENTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High school invites middle school
students to participate in their annual 3v3 Soccer Tournament (Jan. 10)
and their annual Band and Choir Music Festival (Jan. 24).
For more information about each event, and to register, please visit:
www.jpthegreat.org. Questions? Please email:
info@jpthegreat.org or call 703.445.0218.
2015 YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL AT BISHOP O’CONNELL HIGH
SCHOOL: All 6th through 8th grade students are invited to a day of music
clinics, performances and more on Saturday, January 3, 9:30 A.M. to 2:30
P.M. The event is free, but reservations are necessary so we can plan for
your students! Visit www.bishopoconnell.org/youthmusic for more
information and to RSVP. Questions? Contact Peter Kadeli (vocal director)
at pkadeli@bishopoconnell.org or Ron Isaacson (instrumental director) at
risaacson@bishopoconnell.org, or call 703.237.1462.
BE A JOB COACH FOR A NEW REFUGEE: Catholic Charities seeks
volunteer coaches to assist job-seekers who are refugees. Are you recently
retired and looking for a way to give back to your community? Do you have
a professional background in human resources, talent management, and/or
recruiting? Provide coaching and support in resume writing, self-marketing,
job searching, interviewing, and networking skills to our clients. For more
information, please contact sodwyer@ccda.net.
PRAYER TO JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH
O most loving Jesus, Who by Thy sublime and beautiful virtues of humility,
obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience and gentleness, and by the
example of Thy domestic life, didst bless with peace and happiness the
family Thou didst choose on earth, in Thy clemency look down upon this
household, humbly prostrate before Thee and imploring Thy mercy.
Remember that this family belongs to Thee; for to Thee we have in a
special way dedicated and devoted ourselves. Look upon us in Thy loving
kindness; preserve us from danger; give us help in time of need, and grant
us the grace to persevere to the end in the imitation of Thy Holy Family; that
having revered Thee and loved Thee faithfully on earth, we may bless and
praise Thee eternally in heaven. Amen.
O Mary, most sweet Mother, to thy intercession we have recourse, knowing
that thy Divine Son will hear thy prayers. And do thou, O glorious Patriarch,
St. Joseph, assist us by thy powerful mediation, and offer, by the hands of
Mary, our prayers to Jesus. Amen.
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