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Diocese of Arlington

(For October 15-16 bulletin)

Eucharistic Symposium with Archbishop Emeritus Charles Chaput

Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, cordially invites you to attend a Eucharistic Symposium led by His Excellency the Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput. Join us for Mass, coffee, talk, adoration and benediction from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Please register for this free event at https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/eucharistic-symposium/

We are pleased to offer complimentary childcare during the Eucharistic Symposium with Archbishop Emeritus Chaput on October 22, 2022. If you would like more information, or to register your children (of any age) please go to this link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oct22childcare). Childcare registration will close by noon on October 19th or as soon as all childcare spaces are filled. You do not need to register your child for the symposium if they will be participating in childcare instead throughout the morning.

Event Date: October 16, 2022

Expiration Date: October 17, 2022

File Attachment:
Eucharistic Symposium flyer (PDF)

 


Office of Multicultural Ministries

(For October 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 bulletins)

Black Catholic History Month Conference

November is Black Catholic History Month. During this month, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and the Office of Multicultural Ministries Black Catholic Ministry invite you to “Do This In Remembrance of Me: Remembering Black Catholic History and how it impacts our faith here and now.” The conference will feature dynamic speakers presenting on the lives of Black Catholic saints and saints to be, with an emphasis on 'remembering' how Black Catholics changed the history of our country and our own Diocese of Arlington. The conference will be held on Saturday, Novmber 5 from 12-6 p.m. It will begin at 12 p.m. with lunch in Burke Hall, and will conclude with a 5 p.m. Vigil Mass at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More. Bishop Burbidge will be the main celebrant and homilist. There is no charge for the conference but RSVPs are required. To secure your spot, email mcm@arlingtondiocese.org. Visit https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/bcm2022/ for more information.

Event Date: November 5, 2022

Expiration Date: November 6, 2022

File Attachment:
Black Catholic History Month Conference flyer (PDF)

 


St. James Catholic Church / Catholic Charities

(For October 15-16 bulletin)

Catholic Trivia Night to raise funds for Catholic Charities

Register Now! Saint James Social Outreach Committee is hosting a Catholic Trivia Night on Friday, October 21, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. Teams of 8-10 are encouraged but smaller teams and individuals are welcomed. The minimum entry fee per person is a hygiene pack (specific items listed on website) which will be donated to Catholic Charities for its Mobile Response Center, also known as the Mercy Van. These goods are desperately needed. Seating is limited. Registration link and full details can be found at Saint James website: https://stjamescatholic.org/

Event Date: October 21, 2022

Expiration Date: October 22, 2022

File Attachments:
Catholic Trivia Night flyer purple background (PDF)
Catholic Trivia Night flyer white background (PDF)

 


San Damiano Retreat Center

 (For October 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 bulletins)

Women's Retreat: Finding Christ in the Cross with Edith Stein

Escape to the Shenandoah Valley Friday-Sunday, November 18-20 for a silent weekend retreat to pray and to rest with Jesus. Fr. John Heisler will lead us in a consideration of the life and spirituality of a true feminist, Carmelite Nun, and martyr -- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. The writings and the wisdom of this great proponent of 'the Feminine Genius' will illuminate all women who seek friendship and intimacy with Jesus Christ. For more information please visit https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/edithstein.

Event Dates: November 19-21, 2022

Expiration Date: November 22, 2022

File Attachments:
Edith Stein flyer (PDF)
Edith Stein flyer small (PDF)

 

(For October 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 bulletins)

Three-Day Women's Advent Retreat at San Damiano

What a perfect way to begin Advent! The baby in the wooden manger will be the source of our salvation when he is nailed to the cross and rises three days later. During this three-day retreat from Monday-Wednesday, November 28-30, retreat leader Christine Haapala will lead four talks, two workshops, and multiple scriptural prayer meditations. These sessions will show through Sacred Art and Sacred Scriptures how to reflect more deeply on the mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary. There will be opportunities for Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and Holy Mass. Cost is $350. Visit www.sufferingservant.com for more information.

Event Dates: November 28-30, 2022

Expiration Date: December 1, 2022

File Attachment:
Women's Advent Retreat flyer (PDF)

 


Office of Marriage, Family, and Respect Life

(For October 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 bulletins)

Praise and Worship Holy Hour

Join us for praise and worship on Tuesday, November 15, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fr. Juan Puigbo will lead us in prayer along with musician, Mike Tenney. Our special intention is for conversion and healing in families. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. All are welcome. Please bring a friend.

Event Date: November 15, 2022

Expiration Date: November 16, 2022

File Attachment:
2022 Holy Hour Flyer- September thru December (PDF)

 

(For October 15-16 bulletin)

Mass in Celebration of Respect Life Month

Celebrate Respect Life Month with the Very Rev. Jamie Workman, Vicar General of the Diocese of Arlington, on Sunday October 30, at 10:30 a.m. at St. William of York Catholic Church, 3130 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, VA, 22554. All are welcome.

Event Date: October 30, 2022

Expiration Date: October 31, 2022

File Attachment:
Respect Life Month Mass 2022 flyer (PDF)

 

(For October 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 bulletins)

Divine Intimacy Retreat for Married Couples

All married couples are invited to join us for an incredible retreat weekend Friday, November 4-Sunday, November 6, 2022, led by Dan and Stephanie Burke. Dan is the author and editor of more than 15 books on authentic Catholic spirituality. He and Stephanie host the weekly Divine Intimacy Radio show on EWTN Radio and together they lead the Avila Institute committed to authentic Catholic formation for clergy, religious and laity. The Divine Intimacy Retreat is designed to draw married couples more deeply into communion with God and each other. Register at arlingtondiocese.org/divineintimacyretreat.

Event Dates: November 4-6, 2022

Expiration Date: November 7, 2022

File Attachment:
Divine Intimacy Retreat flyer (PDF)

 

(For October 15-16 and 22-23 bulletins)

Behold, I Make All Things New - Healing from Divorce Retreat

All who desire an encounter with the healing power of Christ are welcome at this event on Saturday, October 29, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church in Fairfax. If you have been affected by a divorce/broken trust/abuse/deficiency of love or have wounds that are affecting your identity or self-worth, come and encounter the healing power of Jesus Christ. Anyone who has been married and divorced/annulled, their children, family, friends, and anyone touched by divorce. This retreat will focus on the beauty and power held within our God-given identity, it will offer opportunities for inner healing, forgiveness, and drawing closer to God through surrender and trust. Promise of the Father: Unity, community, healing, and wholeness in the Body of Christ. Visit the website to register for this event: www.promiseofthefather.com

Event Date: October 29, 2022

Expiration Date: October 30, 2022

File Attachment:
https://promiseofthefather.com/

Curación de las heridas causadas por el divorcio

3 de diciembre de 2022 de 10:30 a 15:00 horas en la Iglesia Católica St. Leo the Great, Fairfax.

Todos son bienvenidos, especialmente aquellos que desean un encuentro con el poder sanador de Cristo. Si ha sido afectado por un divorcio / confianza rota / abuso / deficiencia de amor o tiene heridas que están afectando su identidad o autoestima. Cualquier persona que haya estado casada y divorciada / anulada, sus hijos, familiares, amigos y cualquier persona afectada por el divorcio. Este retiro se centrará en la belleza y el poder en nuestra identidad dada por Dios, la curación interior, el perdón y el acercamiento a Dios a través de la entrega y la confianza. Promesa del Padre: Unidad, comunidad, sanidad y plenitud en el Cuerpo de Cristo. Inscripción: www.promiseofthefather.com.

Event Date: December 3, 2022

Expiration Date: December 4, 2022

Inscripción:
https://promiseofthefather.com/

 


Office of Vocations

(For October 15-16 and 22-23 bulletins)

FIAT S'More Saturday with the Sisters

High school girls are invited to come pray, chat and grill with the IHM Sisters (Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) at the FIAT S'More Saturday with the Sisters. Saturday October 29, 4:30-8 p.m. at St. James Convent in Falls Church. Sponsored by the Office of Vocations. For more information and to register visit www.ArlingtonDiocese.org/FIAT, or contact vocations@arlingtondiocese.org or 703-841-2514. Deadline to register: Monday, October 24.

Event Date: October 29, 2022

Expiration Date: October 30, 2022

File Attachment:
FIAT S'More Saturday (PDF)

 

(For October 15-16 bulletin)

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time -- October 16, 2022

”Beloved: Remain faithful to what you have learned and believed.” Are you being called to teach the word of God as a priest, deacon, religious sister or brother? Call Father Michael Isenberg (703) 841-2514, or write: michael.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org.

Event Date: October 16, 2022

Expiration Date: October 17, 2022

 

(For October 22-23 bulletin)

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time -- October 23, 2022

”All who humble themselves will be exalted.” Is humble service as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life your path to holiness and eternal glory in Christ? Call Father Michael Isenberg (703) 841-2514, or write: michael.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org.

Event Date: October 23, 2022

Expiration Date: October 24, 2022

 

(For October 29-30 bulletin)

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time -- October 30, 2022

”But you have mercy on all, because you can do all things.” Are you called to be a vehicle of God's mercy as a priest, deacon, sister or brother? Call Father Michael Isenberg (703) 841-2514, or write: michael.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org

Event Date: October 30, 2022

Expiration Date: October 31, 2022

 


Office of Development

 (For use in bulletins at parish discretion)

Gifts for Seminarian 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 John French at john.french@arlingtondiocese.org or (703) 841-3819 with questions.

Expiration Date: N/A
File Attachment:
SEEF Flyer
SEEF Bulletin Ads 2022 3.5 x 2
SEEF Bulletin Ads 2022 3.5 x 3
SEEF Bulletin Ads 2022 3.5 x 4

 

(For October 15-16 bulletin)

October 16, 2022, Stewardship Reflection, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

”Proclaim the word, be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient...” 2 Timothy 4:2
It is not always convenient to be a good steward, especially when all the temptations of our busy and materialistic world get in the way. Now add our own pride and ego into the equation and living a stewardship lifestyle may be downright uncomfortable! Remember, God didn't call us to be comfortable. He never said that we would have an easy life. Rather, He called us to be faithful!

16 de octubre de 2022, Domingo 29o del Tiempo Ordinario

“...Proclama la palabra, persiste sea oportuno o no...” 2 Timoteo 4:2 No siempre es conveniente ser un buen corresponsable, especialmente con todas las tentaciones que nuestro mundo ocupado y materialista nos pone en el camino. Si sumamos ahora nuestro orgullo y ego a la ecuación, vivir un estilo de vida de corresponsabilidad puede ser francamente incómodo. Recuerde, Dios no nos llamó para que estuviéramos cómodos. Él nunca dijo que tendríamos una vida fácil. Mas bien, ¡nos llamó a ser fieles!

Event Date: October 16, 2022

Expiration Date: October 17, 2022

 

(For October 22-23 bulletin)

October 23, 2022, Stewardship Reflection, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

”for whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:14
Pride and ego are the root causes of most of our sins. Thinking your time is so valuable or your talent is better than anyone else or your money gives you status is another way of making those things 'gods' before God. Pride is the opposite of humility. Remember, all that we have and all that we are is a gift from God. We should be humbled by God's incredible generosity and be grateful for all we have been given. Ultimately, gratitude leads us to humility.

23 de octubre de 2022, Domingo 30o del Tiempo Ordinario

“Porque todo el que se ensalza será humillado, pero el que se humilla será ensalzado.” Lucas 18:14 El orgullo y el ego son la raíz que causa la mayoría de nuestros pecados. Pensar que su tiempo es tan valioso o su talento es mayor que el de los demás o que su dinero le da estatus es otra forma de hacer de esas cosas “dioses” ante Dios. El orgullo es lo opuesto a la humildad. Recuerda, todo lo que tenemos y todo lo que somos es un don de Dios. Debemos sentirnos humildes por la increíble generosidad de Dios y estar agradecidos por todo lo que se nos ha dado. Finalmente, la gratitud nos lleva a la humildad.

Event Date: October 23, 2022

Expiration Date: October 24, 2022

 

(For October 29-30 bulletin)

October 30, 2022, Stewardship Reflection, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

”But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, 'Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor, and if I extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.'“ Luke 19:8
We are all called to gratefully give back to the Lord in proportion to the gifts we have been given. This means everyone isn't called to give the same amount, but everyone is called to give equal sacrifice. Open your heart and talk to God about how you use your money. How is God calling you to be more generous with your financial resources and possessions?

30 de octubre de 2022, Domingo 31o del Tiempo Ordinario

Domingo 31o. del Tiempo Ordinario “Zaqueo se levantó y dijo: ―Señor, voy a dar la mitad de todo lo que tengo a los pobres. Y si a alguien le he robado, le devolveré cuatro veces lo que le robé.” Lucas 19:8 Todos somos llamados a devolver al Señor con gratitud en proporción a los dones que nos ha dado. Eso significa que todos no somos llamados a dar en la misma medida, pero todos somos llamados a dar el mismo sacrificio. Abra su corazón y hable con Dios acerca de cómo utilizar su dinero. ¿Cómo lo está llamando Dios a ser más generoso con sus recursos financieros y posesiones?

Event Date: October 30, 2022

Expiration Date: October 31, 2022

 


Catholic Charities

(For October 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 bulletins)

Farm Gleaning with the St. Lucy Food Project

Commissioned by Christ is joining Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington St. Lucy Food Project to glean crops at Parker Farms on the northern neck of Virginia through a series of One Day Mission trips. These are great family events and provide an opportunity to help feed the hungry. They are also a great service project for church groups, bible studies, book clubs and confirmation students. The 2022 mission trips are scheduled for Saturday, October 15, and Saturday, November 5. Please note that inclement weather or lack of crops may require these events to be postponed a week or cancelled. Each mission trip is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and end no later than 11 a.m. Children ages 10 to 17 are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. You may choose to extend your mission trip or can sign up just to help upload the truck and sort the crops into smaller bins for distribution at the St. Lucy Warehouse in Manassas, VA. This event occurs between 1-3 p.m.. Registration for the warehouse mission is separate from the gleaning mission due to space limitations at the warehouse. For more information or to sign up for any of the four mission trips visit www.cbc-missions.org and click on Local Service Project. You may also contact the CBC (Commission By Christ) Farm Gleaning Mission Trip Volunteer Coordinator, Tom Pedagno, at tcp167@verizon.net.

Event Dates: October 15, November 5

Expiration Date: November 6, 2022

File Attachment:
Farm Gleaning Flyer (PDF)

  


St. Leo the Great Catholic Church

(For Octiber 15-16 bulletin)

"St. Mary Magdalene-At the Feet of Jesus" Drama Performance

"St. Mary Magdelene-at the feet of Jesus," a one-woman drama about repentance and God's mercy, comes to St. Leo the Great Catholic Church on Saturday, October 22. This story shines a holy and reverent light on this great saint and brings familiar Bible stories to life. Mary Magdalene was one of the few disciples to remain at the foot of the cross and to announce the Resurrection. Main themes of the drama include her friendship with the Blessed Mother, and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Catholic performer Nancy Scimone portrays Mary Magdalene. Recommended for ages 10 and higher. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. and live performance at 7:30 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets are $10. per person for dinner and play; or $5. for the 7:30 p.m. performance only. Please email Carolyn Smith at carolynsmith.stleos@gmail.com for advance reservations. Tickets are also available at the event. Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church, 3700 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
MaryMagdaleneDrama.com/about-the-drama

Event Date: October 22, 2022

Expiration Date: October 23, 2022

File Attachment:
St. Mary Magdelene-At the Feet of Jesus flyer (PDF)

 


Basilica of Saint Mary

(For October 15-16 and 22-23 bulletins)

The Science and Significance of Eucharistic Miracles

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the Basilica of Saint Mary's Lyceum Auditorium, 313 Duke Street, Alexandria, there will be a multimedia presentation by Steve Hemler and Lee Granger of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA), which will highlight the importance of the Holy Eucharist and provides an overview of the amazing findings of scientific studies of several Eucharistic miracles. The consistent teaching of the Catholic Church is that the Eucharist is truly the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ under the appearance of bread and wine. But most people, even many Catholics, doubt this teaching. In order to manifest Christ's Real Presence and dispel doubts, God sometimes provides us with Eucharistic miracles, which include consecrated hosts being transformed into real human flesh and blood. This presentation will strengthen faith in the Real Presence and equip attendees with new information for sharing with family and friends about the importance of regularly attending Mass.

Event Date: October 25, 2022

Expiration Date: October 26, 2022

 


St. James Catholic Church

(For October 15-16 and 22-23 bulletins)

Padre Pio Relics

Saint Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his adoration of charity and love for the people around him. He bore the wounds of Christ, which is still something that cannot be explained. Beginning in 1918, at the age of 30, he reported bleeding from his hands, feet and side -- the stigmata wounds of Christ's crucifixion. The wounds were said to have lasted 50 years, until his death. Saint James will be hosting the Padre Pio Relics Tour on Sunday-Monday, October 23-24. The public veneration of the relics will be on Sunday, October 24, from 4-7 p.m., and Monday, October 24, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 1-7 p.m. The noon Mass on Monday will be a Votive Mass. The event will end Monday evening with guest speaker Fr. Jerome Fasano in the church at 7 p.m. He presentation will be on Padre Pio's life and the influence Padre Pio had on his own life.

Event Dates: October 23-24, 2022

Expiration Date: October 25, 2022

 


St. Paul VI Catholic High School

(For October 15-16 bulletin)

St. Paul VI Open House

St. Paul VI Catholic High School, Chantilly, VA invites all middle school families to attend the open house on Sunday, October 16 from 1-4 p.m. There will be special presentations and representatives from our faculty and staff on hand to answer all your questions as well as take student-led tours of our beautiful new campus. Visit www.paulvi.net for more information.

Event Date: October 16, 2022

Expiration Date: October 17, 2022

 

Saint John Paul II National Shrine

(For October 15-16 bulletin)

Celebrate the Feast Day of Saint John Paul II

Honor the feast day of Saint John Paul II with a visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23. All the feast day events are free and include:
October 20: An evening of prayer and preparation for the feast day of Saint John Paul II. Includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a meditation led by Fr. Seith, solemn vespers, benediction, and a reception. Cosponsored by the Saint John Paul II Seminary. October 21: Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, who was beatified by Saint John Paul II in 1980. Includes Mass featuring Eagle Dancers and Butterfly Dancers from the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. Cosponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. October 22: Solemn Mass in honor of Saint John Paul II celebrated by Bishop Roy E. Campbell, prayer at the Hour of Mercy, and an Evening with the Merciful Jesus. October 23: “Mary's Thread,” a play on Our Lady in the life of Saint John Paul II followed by Sunday Mass celebrated by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. There will also be daily opportunities for confession, veneration of a first-class relic of Saint John Paul II, and a plenary indulgence. For more information, visit: www.jp2shrine.org/events.

In honor of Saint John Paul II, we hope that you will consider supporting the Shrine in its mission to preserve and share his legacy. You can visit our website, www.jp2shrine.org/donate or text the amount to 202-740-9438 to give today!

Event Dates: October 20-23, 2022

Expiration Date: October 24, 2022

File Attachment:
Feast Day of Saint John Paul II flyer (PDF)

 


Office of Communications

(For October 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 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 events affecting the Church. Read the policies on child protection and responses from Bishop Burbidge and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at www.arlingtondiocese.org/childprotection  

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  (For October 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 bulletins)

Sign Up For the Diocesan E-Newsletter!

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: arlingtondiocese.org/email.

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