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February 25, 2007
FROM
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Rupert Jonas
Eddie Martel
Raymond DePlatchett
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
Elizabeth Corrigan
Bernard J. Sweeney, Anniversary
Neal Davis
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Peter F. Petrino
Thomas F. Brosnan, Anniversary
Grace R. Slater, Anniversary
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THURSDAY, MARCH 1
Jerome F. Tolson
Dorothy Griffin, Anniversary
Dorothy M. O’Connell
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FRIDAY, MARCH 2
Jason Stadstad
Special Intention: The Holden Family
David Phillips
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SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Special Intention: Elias Nagele
Michael & Margaret Rusnak
(Fr. Kleinamann)
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
Parishioners (Fr. Ruskamp)
Keith & Francis Burke (Fr. De Celles)
Special Intention: Sharon Ayoub
(Fr. Kleinmann)
Robert & Ellen Metzgar (Fr. Ruskamp)
Jamie Whelan (Fr. De Celles)
Lutgarda Mercado (Fr. Jean-Claude)
Marvin J. Brandt (Fr. Kleinmann)
Baptism
We welcome through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Garrett Sage Lian
Jack David Schwalb
LATIN MASS REMINDER: St. Mary’s offers a Novus Ordo
Latin Mass the first Sunday of every month at 10:00 AM.
The next Mass will take place on March 4th.
WOMEN'S NIGHTS on March 8th & 22ndt: beginning at
7:30pm. Please arrive at the church by 7:30pm for the first
ten to fifteen minutes of the parish Holy Hour. By 7:45pm,
meet around the corner at the "white house" at 314 Duke
St., next door to the rectory. Please contact Theresa at
703-836-4100 or [email protected] if you have any
questions.
REEN TO
OLD
Last week here I mentioned that this week I would
speak about the parish mission which begins three weeks
from now. A mission is always a great blessing for a
parish as are many other events of course. To have a
mission in the midst of Lent is quite appropriate. It is
almost like a mini-retreat. A mission is an opportunity for
increased prayer, for “fasting,” and for almsgiving--the
three usual practices of Lent.
The primary emphasis of a mission is prayer. It is
a chance to increase our devotion to prayer and to the
“end” of prayer which is our Almighty Father, His Son,
Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Our mission will begin at
the Saturday 5:00 P.M. Mass on the evening of March
17th. It will continue at all Masses on Sunday, the 18th. In
addition there will Mass offered at 7:30 P.M. on Monday,
the 19th, Tuesday, the 20th, Wednesday, the 21st, and
Thursday, the 22nd (in lieu of the Holy Hour). Confessions
will be available at least one of those nights if not more. A
mission provides an opportunity for fasting as attendance
will require giving up time which might be spent doing
something else. And finally, a mission also involves
almsgiving as a second collection will be taken up after all
weekend Masses for the priest conducting the mission.
It is our hope that we are giving and have given
you enough time to make this mission part of your Lenten
routine this year. While the added evening Masses will be
the primary part of this mission, there will be another time
when those who do not have the evenings available but
want to participate in the mission can. The 8:00 A.M.
Masses Monday through Thursday will also be preached
by the visiting priest. It is our hope to have a little social
after the Mass on Thursday evening, concluding the
mission.
The priest conducting the mission is Fr. Stephen
Valenta. He is a Conventual Franciscan Friar who was
ordained in 1951. In his 55 years of priestly service he has
worked in parishes and has been a state university
chaplain. He spent a year in Assisi, Italy studying the
prayer life of St. Francis. Following this but before
beginning his parish mission work he founded a hermitage
in New York. He has led over 450 missions, retreats, and
days of recollection all over the world. He also has given a
number of retreats to Blessed (Mother) Theresa’s sisters,
the Missionaries of Christ. Father Valenta has also written
a number of books and produced video and audio
programs. Some of them will be available while he is
visiting with us. We look forward to his joining us for a
week in Lent and for his direction with the assistance of
the Holy Spirit in helping us to grow in holiness and
spiritual fruitfulness.
Speaking of spiritual fruitfulness, two women of
our parish are within the week joining convents and will be
exploring the call to them from God to religious life. Diane
Maple, who has been a lector and very involved here at St.
Mary’s, will be entering the Visitation Sisters in Rockville,
Virginia. A special blessing was extended to her at the
8:00 A.M. Mass on Saturday. She departs for the
monastery on Friday. Another young woman from the
parish is departing soon for a convent in the Midwest. This
too then is a great blessing for our parish to have two
women entering religious life. Please pray for them as I
am sure they will be praying for us.
In Christ,
Fr. Kleinmann
First Sunday of Lent
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PRO-LIFE CORNER
OBLIGATIONS
FOR
FAST
AND
ABSTINENCE DURING LENT: Everyone
over 14 years of age is bound to observe
abstinence (NO MEAT). ABSTINENCE IS
TO BE OBSERVED ON ALL FRIDAYS OF
LENT. On Ash Wednesday and Good
Friday, everyone between the ages of 18 and 60 years of
age is bound to observe the law of fast. On these two
days ONLY ONE FULL MEATLESS MEAL IS
ALLOWED. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to
maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s
needs; but together they should not equal another full
meal. ASH WEDNESDAY AND GOOD FRIDAY ARE
THE ONLY DAYS OF BOTH FAST and ABSTINENCE.
EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT
STATIONS OF THE CROSS will take
place at 7:30 PM, followed by
CONFESSION.
LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS: Each week beginning on
Friday, February 23rd and ending on Friday, March
30th, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court
Kavanaugh, No. 54 and other parish organizations will cosponsor our annual Lenten Soup Supper. To promote
respect for life, proceeds benefit MARIH Crisis
These soup
Pregnancy Center of Alexandria.
suppers incorporate the three characteristics of the Lenten
Season: almsgiving, fasting and prayer. We share
fellowship with a simple meal consisting of meatless
soups, bread, salad and soft drinks [with PB&J for the
children] from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in Holy Family
Auditorium, St. Mary’s Lyceum. [On Friday, March 30th
St. Mary’s HSA sponsors the last soup supper in the
school cafeteria.] After cleaning up, we pray the Stations
of the Cross at 7:30 PM in the Church. Suggested
contributions are $10.00 for individuals and $25.00 for
families of four or more. For more information or to
volunteer your support in contributing to these dinners,
please contact Helen Lynch at 703-549-3742.
ROSARY REPAIRS: Bring any damaged or old rosaries
to the Rosary Repair Clinic, sponsored by the Mary
Martha Guild at the Friday Lenten Soup Suppers. For
the cost of new materials along with your donation to
MARIH Crisis Pregnancy Center, we can repair a Rosary
while you wait. For more complex repairs, we can obtain
the necessary parts, repair the Rosary and return it at a
later date. Additionally, the Mary Martha Guild offers
hand-crafted rosaries in crystal, jasper and other unique
materials. For more information about hand-crafted
rosaries, please contact the Mary Martha Guild at
[email protected] or call Mary Petrino at 703-6838877 in the evenings.
LENTEN REFLECTION SERIES BEGINS THIS WEEK!
Tuesdays February 27th, March 6th, and March 13th from
7:30-8:45pm in St. Mary's Church. Holy Hour with talk by
St. Mary's Priest. Topic is "Reflections on the Theology of
Cardinal Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI."
“Meanwhile, sonograms and embryology
have made people aware of how well
developed fetuses are while still legally
vulnerable to abortion. We even do surgery
on fetuses now, which makes abortion then
seem that much more perverse.
~ William Saletan – Pro-choice columnist, “Life After Roe,” March
5, 2006
FIRST PENANCE for St. Mary's children is Saturday,
March 3rd at 10am in St. Mary's Church for school classes
2-10 and 2-12 and Saturday, March 10th at 10am in St.
Mary's Church for CCD children and school class 2-11.
CONFIRMATION MASS is Wednesday, March 7th at
7:30pm in St. Mary's Church. Bishop Loverde is the
celebrant. Reception to follow for families and friends in
St. Mary's school gym. Confirmation rehearsal is Tuesday,
March 6th at 7pm beginning in St. Mary's Lyceum and
continuing in the Church.
ST. MARY’S HSA is hosting a Spring Auction on March
31, 2007 at Belle Haven Country Club to raise funds to
purchase new technology for the classrooms. The theme
this year is “Under the Tuscan Moon.” Please consider
supporting the auction this year so the St. Mary’s HSA can
continue to support the provision of a quality Catholic
education for our parish children by: Becoming a Sponsor
or Patron, Donating a Service or an Item, or Advertising in
the Auction Catalog. For more information or tickets to the
event, please contact Mary Ellen Rotondo at 703-7659236 or Claire Gilbert at 703-765-0163. Thank you!
MARY MARTHA GUILD: The next meeting of the Mary
Martha Guild will take place at 9:30 AM on Saturday,
March 3, 2007 in the parlor of the Sam Adams House, 314
Duke Street. Guild members may donate one hour of
prayerful service each week, either in church centered or
home-based activities that support various projects. Guild
responsibilities include the planning of church decorations,
prayer publications, care of flowers and plants that adorn
church areas during the liturgical year, and other Catholic
crafts such as making rosaries. Guild activities are ideal
for mothers and their daughters who wish to work with
others on parish projects. Father John De Celles serves
as the spiritual advisor to the Guild. For more information
about the Guild, please contact Mary Petrino at 703-6838877 (evenings) or at [email protected]
THE NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY
invites you to spend one hour in silent and
vocal Eucharistic Adoration on First Friday,
February 2, 2007 beginning at 9:00 P.M and
ending early Saturday morning, February 3,
2007 at 6:00 A.M at St. Mary’s Church. For
more information on this international Archconfraternity
committed to monthly Eucharistic adoration, contact Jeff
Petrino, President for the Deanery II Parishes at 703-6838877 or by e-mail at [email protected]
February 25, 2007
ST. MARY’S SCHOOL CAR RAFFLE: Win a 2007 BMW
X3 Sport Utility Vehicle from Passport Auto Group! Only
600 tickets to be sold. Tickets are $100 each. For
applications and information contact Diane Hynes at 703768-0631 or [email protected] Winner will be
announced at the Spring Auction on March 31.
CARPENTER’S SHELTER: On March 1st we will be
serving dinner to the residents of the shelter. Please sign
up for food in the book at the rear of the church. For more
information, please contact Barbara Halicki at 703-3707026. Thank you!
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READINGS
First Reading — God brought us into this country, this
land flowing with mild and honey (Deuteronomy 26:4-10).
Psalm — Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble
(Psalm 91).
Second Reading — The word is near you, in your mouth
and in your heart (Romans 10:8-13).
Gospel — Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus was led into
the desert for forty days (Luke 4:1-13).
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday:
Is 55:10-11; Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10; Lk 11:29-32
Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Mt 7:7-12
Friday:
Ez 18:21-28; Mt 5:20-26
Saturday: Dt 26:16-19; Mt 5:43-48
Sunday:
Gn 15:5-12, 17-18; Ps 27; Phil 3:17 — 4:1
[3:20 — 4:1]; Lk 9:28b-36
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
First Sunday of Lent; Rite of Election;
Rite of Calling the Candidates to Continuing
Conversion; Rite of Sending
Friday:
First Friday; World Day of Prayer;
Abstinence
Saturday: St. Katharine Drexel; First Saturday
Sunday:
Please pray for all those who are ill, including:
Lovanne Graham
Will Andahazy
Constance McAloon
Charmaine Atkenson
Joseph R. Green, Sr.
James McAloon
Chris Ballard
Vince Guida
Mary McDermott
Joe Barbano
Todd Hansen
John Monahan
Teagan Bryne
Lewis Harper
Betty Murphy
Terri Clark
Theresa M. Hayes
Gregory Naile
Clyde Colley
Daniel Scott Holden
Betty Nesky
Jane Condon
Lisa Kittner
Betty Nieman
Stephanie Dimond
Mary T. Kocourek
Aniyah Nick
Barbara Dwyer
Tommy Lathwell
Karen Papouleas
Bitsy Foster
Jane Lewis
John Pierpoint
Helen Fraser
Thomas Lovely
Elizabeth Santos
Loretta Fusco
Kathy Lynch
George Stelluto
Garrett Golubin
Marjorie Talyor
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all
those who have died, including:
Elizabeth Corrigan and Geraldine Lash
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STs. ANNE & JOACHIM SOCIETY (Senior Group):
Participants in the study of the Gospel of John, sponsored
by the Spirituality Committee of the Sts. Anne and Joachim
Soc. will meet at 10:00 am on Thursday March 1 in the St.
Joseph's room of the Lyceum on Duke Street. Chapter 7
will be discussed. Fr. Kleinmann will mentor.
YOUTH GROUP NIGHTS March 4th, 11th, and 18th:
March 4th is a PIZZA PARTY, and we will have a special
talk given by a seminarian on Lent. He’ll be joining us from
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. You won't want to miss this...
All Teens are welcome to join us from 7-9 PM in the parish
Lyceum Auditorium for our Pizza Party Youth Group Night
on Sunday, March 4th.
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS: Girls' Club returns to St. Mary's
School! Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
February 27th. Please be sure to hand in your signed
permission slips to the Junior High office since all girls
need to have one to participate. All 7th and 8th Grade
girls are welcome, and we will hope to see them there.
WORKCAMP APPLICATION FORMS:
Due IMMEDIATELY (Monday, Feb. 26th), at the Rectory.
Please note that there will be no guarantee of spots open.
TEEN LOUNGE ~ Next Open on March 2nd! Open to all
High School Teens. Please join us on Fridays from 3:15 to
5:15pm in the Loft of the Lyceum. Teens, this area is just
for you!
*TEENS*: If you have questions about any of these
events, please contact Theresa at [email protected]
or 703-836-4100.
THANK YOU FROM THE HOLY CROSS SISTERS: On
July 15th, Sister Anne F. Tardiff, CSC, was invited to give a
little history of the Sisters of the Holy Cross at St. Mary’s
Parish and tell about a few of the ministries they are
currently involved in. The Holy Cross Congregation would
like to thank your pastor, Father Kleinmann, and the parish
community for the generous response to the CSC Fund.
Please keep them in your prayers as you are in theirs.
They are looking forward to the beatification of Father
Basil Anthony Moreau, their founder, in September in
Rome.
PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
SHRINE: Catholic Daughters are sponsoring a trip to
Guadalupe, Mexico City, Mexico, October 10-14, 2007.
The tour includes visits to the Guadalupe Basilica,
Tepeyac Hill--site of the apparitions, the home of Saint
Juan Diego, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Teotihuacan
pyramids built 2000 years ago, and key sites of "old
Mexico." Fr. Kleinmann will accompany the group.
Reservations are due March 15. For more information,
please contact Marjorie Niehaus at 703-836-8038;
[email protected] . Brochures and applications are
on tables in the back of St. Mary's Church.