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Diocese of Arlington

(For December 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 bulletins)

What is #JOY?

How can you experience more JOY this Advent and Christmas? Our #JustOneYes (JOY) movement encourages all in the diocese to increase their connection to God. How can you join the movement? Commit to a daily Rosary, daily Mass, your favorite prayer, or an extra holy hour a week, something that brings you closer to Christ. Register your JustOneYes at www.arlingtondiocese.org/JustOneYes

Text JustOneYes to (833) 602-8554 to receive weekly encouragement during the Advent Season to complete your “yes”!

Event Dates:  December 1-25, 2019

Expiration Date:  December 26, 2019

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Office of Vocations 


(For December 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 bulletins)

Seminarians Hoops Challenge Basketball Game

Join the fun as the high school men from the Quo Vadis discernment group take on the Arlington seminarians, with Bishop Burbidge as referee. There will be contests and vocational testimonies at halftime. The event is Saturday, January 4, 2020, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. John Paul the Great High School. Families and CYO teams are welcome. There is no need to RSVP for the event itself.

Event Date:  January 4, 2020
Expiration Date: 
January 5, 2020

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Quo Vadis Basketball Flyer

  

(For December 14-15 bulletin)

Third Sunday of Advent -- December 15, 2019

Do you rejoice in the Lord?  Is He asking you to consider a vocation as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life? Call Father Michael Isenberg  (703) 841-2514, or write: michael.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org.

Event Date:  December 15, 2019
Expiration Date: 
December 16, 2019

 

(For December 21-22 bulletin)

Fourth Sunday of Advent -- December 22, 2019

God chose to become man to lead us in a path of righteousness, is God calling you to grow in holiness?  He may be inviting you to the priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life. Call Father Michael Isenberg  (703) 841-2514, or write: michael.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org

Event Date:  December 22, 2019
Expiration Date: 
December 23, 2019


Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life

  (For December 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 bulletins)

Join the First Saturday Rosary Team

Did you know that the 'no-show' rate can go up by 70% when there are people peacefully praying outside an abortion facility? Please join the prayer team every First Saturday to pray the rosary at 10:30 am at the Falls Church abortion facility. The next First Saturday is on January 4, 2020. The facility is located at 900 S. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 For inquiries, contact Amy McInerny at (703) 841-3817 or respectlife@arlingtondiocese.org

Event Date: January 4, 2020
Expiration Date: January 5, 2019 

 

(For December 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 bulletins)

Local Musicians Lead Praise and Worship

Join us for prayer, praise and worship on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at St. Leo Catholic Church in Fairfax from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  The next Holy Hour will be held on Tuesday, January 14 when Valerie and Rocco Repetski will perform.  Our special intention will be for conversion and healing in families.  Confession will be available.  All are welcome.  Please bring a friend. To learn more visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/healingandconversion/ or email info@helpafterabortion.org

Event Date:  January 14, 2020
Expiration Date: 
January 15, 2020

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PRPR_Flyer Template 2020 (Jan through June)

  

(For December 14-15 and 21-22 bulletins)

Give a Gift for Life

Please give a Gift for Life this season to help Project Rachel provide counseling and healing retreats to those who suffer the effects of abortion.  One participant wrote: “The day [retreat] made me realize how far I have stuffed this experience and how much healing I need…I am glad I took this step - thank you for making the start of healing possible.” For more information and/or to donate:  www.arlingtondiocese.org/giftforlife

Event Date:  December 22, 2019
Expiration Date: 
December 23, 2019

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GFL 2019_Flyer (front and back)

 


Office of Development

(For December 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 bulletins)

End of Year Giving

Help our Parish…Help Others
During this Advent season, while we are preparing for Christmas with friends and family, it's important to stop and reflect on the many blessings that God has given us. It is also a time to be mindful that not everyone is as fortunate. While shopping for gifts and planning gatherings with loved ones, please consider setting aside an extra part of your budget to support the work of (insert your Parish Name) with a tax-deductible donation.

(insert your Parish Name), provides assistance to needy families and individuals, including (insert examples of services).  Last year, we provided assistance to (insert number) of people; people who didn't have anywhere else to turn for help. Any amount you are able to share will be greatly appreciated in helping us help others.  Please make your check payable to our parish and note “special needs” when you mail it or place it in the basket.  May God bless you and your family this Christmas!

Event Date:  December 29, 2019
Expiration Date: 
December 30, 2019

 

  (For December 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 bulletins)

Gifts for Education Endowment Fund (SEEF)

Please support our seminarians and SEEF, a permanent endowment fund established in 2011. SEEF's income provides funding for annual seminarian expenses such as room, board, tuition, health insurance and books, which total almost $45,000 per seminarian. Please give generously! To donate, make checks payable to: “Foundation for the CDA - SEEF.” Mail to:The Foundation, 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 811, Arlington, VA 22203. Contact Gretchen Koch at g.koch@arlingtondiocese.org or (703) 841-3819 with questions.

Expiration Date: TBD

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SEEF Flyer

(For December 14-15 bulletin)

December 15 Stewardship Reflection

3rd Sunday of Advent
“You too must be patient.  Make you hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand.” JAMES 5:8
Patience is another one of those things many of us struggle with.  We want things to go according to our plan and our schedule. Any change brings anxiety and fear.  Through daily prayer we better align ourselves with God's will and His plan, which is far better than anything we can come up with on our own. 

Event Date:  December 15, 2019
Expiration Date: 
December 16, 2019

 

(For December 21-22 bulletin)

December 22 Stewardship Reflection

4th Sunday of Advent
“When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.”  MATTHEW 1:24
Putting our complete trust in the Lord without expecting anything in return.  Striving to put God first in all things and follow Him wherever He may led us.  As we prepare for the birth of our Lord, pray for the strength and courage to be a model of discipleship, just as Joseph was.

Event Date: December 22, 2019
Expiration Date: 
December 23, 2019

 

(For December 28-29 bulletin)

December 29 Stewardship Reflection

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
“Wives, be subordinate to your husbands…Husbands, love your wives…Children, obey your parents in everything…Fathers, do not provoke your children…”   COLOSSIANS 3:18-21
Pope Francis said that families, through their life of prayer and love, become “schools of true human growth.”  Being credible witnesses of Christian love, especially that of family members, exerts the most positive influence on our children.  We are all children of God, let us pray and love each other as God, Our Father, does for us.

Event Date:  December 29, 2019
Expiration Date: 
December 30, 2019

 


Catholic Charities

(For December 14-15 bulletin)

2019 Annual Parish Christmas Collection

Your Gifts to the 2019 Annual Parish Christmas Collection for Catholic Charities are Deeply Appreciated and Still Needed!

Thank you for your generous support of Catholic Charities this year. Your support is vital to our work, and we are grateful for your gifts.  If you missed the opportunity to give in dire need, you may still do so by making a year-end gift in support of Catholic Charities by going online at www.ccda.net/donate.

Event Date:  December 14-15, 2019

Expiration Date:  December 16, 2019

 

(For December 14-15 and 21-22 bulletins)*

Advent Giving Tree: This Christmas, Give a Gift to Someone in Need

Catholic Charities with your help wants to ensure families have the essentials (a warm meal and gasoline for their car) and items that they need (such as winter clothing) to celebrate the holiday. This year we would especially appreciate donations of grocery and other gift cards to brighten the season of someone who might otherwise go without.  As you pass your parish's Giving Tree, Catholic Charities will provide any gift cards it receives from your church to a senior, to a family in need, homeless person, an unemployed person, or for an individual who is hungry. Thank you!

*If your parish participates in the Giving Tree program and plans to include Catholic Charities as a recipient

Event Date: December 22, 2019
Expiration Date: 
December 23, 2019

    


Saint John Paul II National Shrine

 

(For December 7-8 bulletin)

Advent Meditation: Feast of Saint John of the Cross

Join the Saint John Paul II National Shrine on Saturday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m. for an Advent meditation with live music and poetry by Saint John of the Cross and Saint John Paul II followed by 12:00 p.m. Mass in honor of the Feast day of Saint John of the Cross. RSVP for this free event at JohnOfTheCross.eventbrite.com.

Event Date:  December 14, 2019

Expiration Date:  December 15, 2019

 

 

(For  December 14-15 bulletin)

Family Advent Celebration

Visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine on Sunday, December 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for a Family Advent Celebration! A troupe of young people will perform The Last Leaf, a 20-minute play by Thomas Hischak, based on one of O'Henry's beloved short stories. The play will be followed by the annual Blessing of the Bambinelli, singing of Advent Carols, and seasonal refreshments. RSVP for this free event at AdventCelebration.eventbrite.com

Event Date: December 15, 2019

Expiration Date: December 16, 2019

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Family Advent Celebration flyer

 

(For December 14-15 bulletin)

Advent Lessons and Carols

Join us for a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine with beautiful, traditional songs of Christmas paired with Saint John Paul II's reflections on the Nativity story. The concert will be followed by seasonal refreshments and singing traditional Christmas carols around the tree. RSVP for this free event at JP2LessonsAndCarols.eventbrite.com

Event Date:  December 22, 2019

Expiration Date:  December 23, 2019


Youth Apostles

(For December 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 bulletins)

Sing of Mary!

The Youth Apostles House in McLean has a brand new fiberglass outdoor statue which they cannot use and need to sell - Our Lady of Grace, in Antique stone finish, 56" tall:  https://www.marianland.com/orlandi/mary/dt_F9080.html   With it is a  21" base: https://www.marianland.com/orlandi/pedestals/F8369.html    These would make an excellent addition to an outdoor garden area or the beginnings of a beautiful Marian garden. It is still wrapped and unused. The Youth Apostles hopes to recover the cost of this lovely statue and base, $2000.  Please contact Father David Sharland, YA for further info at 703-888-9476 or fatherdavid.vtccm@gmail.com. 

Event Date:  December 29, 2019
Expiration Date: 
December 30, 2019

 


Office of Communications

  (For December 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 bulletins)

  

Diocesan Resource Page on Issues Affecting the Catholic Church Available

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington website includes a resource page where parishioners can access information regarding the recent events affecting the Church. Read the policies on child protection and responses to the crisis from Bishop Burbidge and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at www.arlingtondiocese.org/childprotection  

Event Date:  N/A
Expiration Date: 
TBD

  (For December 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 bulletins)

Please Consider Adding 'Searching for More' to Your Podcast List!

'Searching for More' features interviews and discussions on a range of topics affecting Catholics in today's world. Guests include clergy, local Catholics, doctors, technology experts, Catholic news anchors, and even Hollywood actors starring in epic biblical dramas. In addition to interviews, some podcasts will emanate from inspiring talks, speeches, homilies, and lectures given throughout the Diocese. The podcast is dedicated to the patronage of our diocesan saint, St. Thomas More. 'Searching for More' joins the 'Walk Humbly' and 'Catholic Herald' podcasts as diocesan audio offerings.

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 (For December 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 bulletins)

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Receive special video messages from our bishop, learn about unique opportunities to get involved, and be the first to know the news about our Diocese - straight to your inbox. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/CDAsignup

Expiration Date: TBD