Pastor’s Reflection, March 3, 2019
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
For this week’s bulletin blurb, I will yield to our good Bishop, Michael Burbidge, who in a very succinct way reminds us of the profound purpose and grave importance of the Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA). This collection is crucial to the operation of our entire diocese, and at the same time, on a daily basis, it aids and enhances our ability to flourish as a parish community in Orange, Virginia.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) supports the work of our diocese through programs and ministries that provide spiritual, charitable and educational assistance to men, women and children in our parishes. The theme for this year’s appeal is “Together in the Light of Christ.”
Christ our Light has truly conquered the darkness! Your participation in the BLA is a profound way to share Christ’s light with others, not only in your words, but also through the corporal works of mercy.
I respectfully ask you to consider making a gift to this year’s BLA to help continue to spread the love of Jesus Christ throughout our diocese. All BLA donations are treated as restricted gifts and are used for the sole benefit of the programs and ministries described in the appeal materials and on the diocesan website.
Please know of my sincere gratitude to the many of you who have given in the past to this appeal. With God’s grace and your generous support, we will keep Christ’s light shining brightly in our parishes, schools, families and communities.
Be assured of my prayers for you and your families.
May Our Lord Jesus bless you abundantly during this sacred Season of Lent and always.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington
I hope we will all rally “Together in the Light of Christ” to bring God’s love to the people of our Diocese by generously supporting this most worthy cause.
Your Servant in Christ,
Fr. Terry Staples
Mass Intentions for Two Weeks
(Mar 02 – Mar 08) (Mar 09 – Mar 15)
Sat 9:00am (1st Saturday) +Jean Dalton N/A
Sat 5:00pm +Amy Palmieri The Lewis Family
Sun: 8:00am +Gino Serritti Parishioners
10:30am Parishioners +Linda Treakle
Mon: 8:30am Claire Behnke OPEN
Tue: 8:30am +Paul Stein Women of Grace & Families
Wed: 12:15pm +Robert Twist +William White
Wed: 7:00pm +Linda Treakle N/A
Fri: 12:15pm +Michel Curry +Irma & +Maurice O’Neill
Sunday Offering – February 24, 2019
Regular: $3721.25 Catholic Herald: $87.00
Votive Candles: $14.05 Poor Box: $5.25
March Food Pantry- Peas, Hamburger Helper, Applesauce
Book of Acts Bible Study
Every Monday 9:15am – 11:00am or 7:00pm – 8:45pm
The study will be cancelled ONLY if Orange County Schools are closed due to inclement weather.
Join us Tuesday, March 5th, at 6:30pm
For Shrove Tuesday
Last year’s palms must be burned or buried, not thrown in the trash. Please place your palms in the basket in the Gathering Area. We will burn last year’s palms at 6:30pm on Tuesday, March 5th, with a Pancake Supper provided by the Knights of Columbus following. Please use the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Area to RSVP.
Adoration Holy Hour: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Stations of the Cross: 6:30pm-7:00pm
Soup Supper 7:00pm-8:30pm
**Catholic Relief Services “rice bowls” have been distributed to all CCD students and extra “rice bowls” are available in the Gathering Area to collect your loose change for almsgiving during Lent.
Please return rice bowls by Easter.
If you can’t make it to our Soup Suppers and want to get a meal to go, get yourself to St. Jude’s in Mineral
Friday Lenten Supper served from 4:30pm-7:30pm
Fish – Fried or baked on the grill or shrimp
Also includes hush puppies, mac & cheese or fries,
Coleslaw or applesauce, and homemade desserts.
Adults- $10 and Children- $5 / Dine-in or carry-out!
A nice meal to share with your neighbors.
Located at 1937 Davis Highway in Mineral, VA
Prayer List for our Sick and Other Special Needs
Muriel Ackerman, Leah Adam, Matthew Adam, Nadia Anderson, Taylor Auth, Steve Barberio, Carmen Befumo, Joe Befumo, Paula Befumo, Stephen Bergstrom, Len Besterman, Blake Bethune, Dinoo Billimoria, Eliza Blazek, Kenny Blazek, Joan Bond, Mark Bond, Mel Bond, Ronnie Bond, Jennifer Bowman, CJ Brown, Declan Burke, Weston Bye, Logan Cannon, Eve Casella, Nathaniel Capps, John Chebuske, Bruce & Diane Clark, Harold Coldren, Adam Colvin, Joseph Craft, Ed Cyrus, Mike Daddezio, Kathy Davis, Leonard Deeds, Caitlyn Dodd, Therese Donofrio, John A. Dormer, Jackie Early, Millard Edwards, Jennifer Ernst, Jeannie Fedorek, Jack Firiollo, Maureen Flanagan, Chris Fursman, Peggy Gaines, Shane Garner, Amy Gentry, Susan Gray, Vicky Gunnett, Alice Gunning, Elizabeth & Ernest Harbin, Donna & Chester Hart, Edward Heynoski, Terri Hibbs, Alice Honenberger, Alice Houska, Devin Humes, Alverna Hylton, Carol Johnson, Victoria Kavanaugh, Nora Lloyd, Barbara Lonick, Sherry Martin, Brian McHugh, Kim Metzer, Michael Miller, Stephanie Minter, Dana Mosticone, Peggy Newman, Retta Noto, Jackie Olsen, Julie Pais, Barbara Pfeiffer, Bernadette Pontious, Sarah Ponton, Pauline Przybocki, Michael Rebar, Owen, Brittney and Annie Reed, Samuel Reeve, Hope Ritz, Jim Roberts, Abby Rundle, Oscar Scott, Linda Sorrentino Alex Staples, Mike Staples, Tim Staples, Barbara Strogis, Theresa & Colton, Mimi Voissem, Tara Von Kuhn, Margaret Ward, Thad Weaver, Betty Wilson, Marie Young, Theresa Zanettis
In Memoriam: Barry Mangum and Linda Treakle
Prayer List for our Loved Ones in the Armed Forces
PFC Jarad Anderson USA PFC Taylor Auth USMC
CAPT William Blickle, IV USA SGT Marc Bowman USMC
Brian Collins PO Chad Crawford USN
LT Richard Day, III USA A1C Stetsin Fielding USAF
ENSN David Joubert CAPT Thadeous Larkin USA
COL Jason Loschinskey USAF PFC Ryan McWilliams USA
LCPL Zachary Mitchell USMC SFC Harrison Newton USA
CAPT Gretchen Pace USA MAJ Aaron Pauli USAF
CDR Eric Pauli USN SPC5 Robert Pauli USA
MAJ William Pauli USAF E3 Kevin Phillips USN
MSGT Matthew Phillips USAF 2nd LT Kiara Pontious
CAPT Mitchell Przybocki USAF LT Daniel Robey USN
SK1 Angel Semerling USCG BM2 Lewis Semerling USCG
PO3 Sabrina Slack USCG ET1 Christopher Stone USN
SPC Gregory A. Sublett USA SSG John D. Sublett USA
2nd LT Edward Von Kuhn CPL Knox Walters USMC
CAPT Evan Weaver USA CWO4 John Weaver USA
PVT Daniel Young USA SPC Paul Williams III
A Pro-Life Opportunity
You have an amazing opportunity to pre-screen the movie Unplanned before it hits theaters nationally. Reserve your complimentary ticket on March 28th for the 7:00 pm screening and bring your friends to support ThriVe Women’s Healthcare of Central Virginia (formerly The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia). Help us raise funds for our centers and get the word out about what the nation’s leading abortion provider is doing behind their doors.
This promises to be an evening you won’t forget!
Unplanned Movie Pre-Screen Details:
Date: March 28, 2019
Where: Regal Stonefield, 1954 Swanson Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901
Time: Doors Open at 6:00 pm, Show time: 7:00 pm
-Tickets must be reserved in advanced and tickets are limited, first come, first serve. No one under 18 admitted due to the “R” rating.
Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers
Saturday Readers/EM: Joe Pauli, Cheryl Pauli (EM)
Mar 02 Ushers: John Clemente & John Robert Clemente
5:00pm Altar Servers: Grace, Isaac & Vince
Sunday Readers/EM: James Dillon, Louise Monticello (EM)
Mar 03 Ushers: Romie Powell & Aubrey Treakle
8:00am Altar Servers: Eric & Matthew, Jamie
Sunday Readers/EM: Jesse Evans, Karen Primeau (EM)
Mar 03 Ushers: Ron Lloyd & David Bowman
1030am Altar Servers: Joseph, Peter & Christopher
Counters: John & Carol Keeney, Jesse Evans
Ash Wednesday – 3/06
12:15pm Readers/EM: James Dillon, Pat Harbin (EM)
7:00 pm Readers/EM: Carolyn Comes, Karen Primeau (EM)
Saturday Reader/EM: Daniel Strogis, Hazel Arruda (EM)
Mar 9 Ushers: John Phelps & John Robert Clemente
5:00pm Altar Servers: Grace, Abby & Joseph
Sunday Readers/EM: Charlcie Fielding, Louise Monticello(EM)
Mar 10 Ushers: Mike Monticello & Gordon Genovese
8:00am Altar Servers: Shane, Eric & Matthew
Sunday Readers/EM: Carolyn Comes, Jesse Evans (EM)
Mar 10 Ushers: Scott Johnson & Craig Lawson
10:30am Altar Servers: Jackson, Christopher & Peter
Counters: Chris & Tina Riley, Thomas Allsbury
Have you ever wanted to go on a pilgrimage?
Fr. Staples is hosting a pilgrimage to the Holy Land October 7-18, 2019, and a $500 deposit reserves your spot. The height of the trip will be a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but you will also visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses was laid to rest; the ancient city of Petra, Nazareth, where you will celebrate Mass and visit Mary’s well; Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus; and Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle, where married couples will have the opportunity to renew their vows.
If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Staples at:
540-672-4933, ext. 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal ~ Together in the Light of Christ
This weekend every household in our parish will be asked to complete a Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) pledge form at Mass. The BLA provides an opportunity to unite as a Catholic family and support programs, ministries and services that no single individual or parish could offer by itself. After reflecting upon the many blessings that God has given you, please prayerfully consider making a pledge of support to this important appeal that furthers the Mission of Jesus Christ in our diocese. Your gift is very important! Every donation, regardless of the amount, is vital to the success of the BLA.
EPIPHANY CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN CULPEPER is hosting an Open House on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Tour the school, meet the teachers and enjoy light refreshments. Information about enrollment and tuition assistance will be available. Door prizes will include three $50 Walmart gift cards, but you must be present to win. Please make plans to join us! The school is located at 1211 East Grandview Avenue, Culpeper.
Contact the school @ www.epiphanycatholicschool.org or
540-825-9017 for more information.
CHARLOTTESVILLE CATHOLIC SCHOOL is currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year for grade Pre-K through 8th. For more information email email@example.com or call 434-964-0400.
MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL HIGH SCHOOL in Fredericksburg is open for applications for the 2019-20 school year. Please contact: 540-548-8748 for more information.
Called & Chosen 8th Grade Event with Bishop Burbidge
All 8th grader students in the diocese are invited to the
Go Forth: Called & Chosen event with Bishop Burbidge on Tuesday, March 5, at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas.
The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and includes a
vocations rally, Mass, and lunch, and concludes by 1:30 p.m.
All 8th graders must be accompanied by an adult;
space is limited to 8th graders and their chaperones.
Please arrive early so all can be seated before 10:00.
For more information contact the Office of Vocations firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-841-2514.
(8th grade students in Catholic schools will be coming
with their classes.)