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PASTOR’S REFLECTION

10 December 2017

Second Sunday of Advent

Advent is a privileged season of grace. For the attentive soul, it is an opportunity to express, and in some measure to obtain, the deepest longing of the human heart – the longing for God. Leo Tolstoy, the Russian writer (1828-1910), observed that man is made up of three things: body, soul and longing for God. In this sacred season, we actively await, anticipate, and experience the presence of Emmanuel – God with us. To prepare to meet the Lord at the hour of our death, and to prepare to meet the Lord when we celebrate His birth, we must, among other things, by a determined faith and love, prepare to meet the Lord when He comes under the humble guise of bread and wine. Let us learn from a great man of faith, St. Francis of Assisi, who about a year before his death wrote to all Franciscans:

Continued…

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Liturgical Roles

Saturday: Dec 16, 5:00 pm

Readers:      Jesse Evans

EM:         Patricia Harbin

Ushers:         John Robert Clemente, Tom McDonnell

Altar Servers:    Abby & Joseph

Sunday: Dec 17, 8:00 am

Reader:       James Dillon

EM:          Louise Monticello

Ushers:         Romie Powell, Mark Hogan

Altar Servers:   John, Jamie, Shane

Sunday: Dec 17, 10:30 am

Reader:        Len Whitehead

EM:              Karen Primeau

Ushers:          Craig Lawson, Scott Johnson

Altar Servers:    Joseph

Counters:       John & Carol Keeney, Jesse Evans

Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 10

  • Mass – 8:00 am
  • CCD – 9:10 am – 10:15 am
  • Mass – 10:30 am

Monday

  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Legion of Mary – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Women of Grace – 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tuesday

  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Women of Grace – 9:30 am – 11:00 am
  • RCIA – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday

  • Choir Practice – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday

Friday

  • Mass in Dogwood Village – 10:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Mass – 12:15 pm
  • Adoration – 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday

  • Confession – 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 17

  • Mass – 8:00 am
  • CCD – 9:10 am – 10:15 am
  • Mass – 10:30 am

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Online Giving
St. Isidore now provides Online Giving, a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation.

Getting started is easy—just visit our Giving Website.

When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account. And you won’t have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays!

If you still want to place something in the offertory basket, just pick up one of our “I GAVE ONLINE” cards on your way into church and use that at offertory time.

Contact Information

14414 St. Isidore Way

Orange, VA 22960-2573

(540) 672-4933

stisidore2001@gmail.com

Father Staples’ direct email: stisidore.frstaples@gmail.com

Weekend Mass Schedule

  • Saturday evening: 5:00 pm
  • Sunday morning: 8:00 am and 10:30 am

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