Padre's Page - December 10

Dear Friends, here’s what’s up this week:

CATHOLIC CHARITIES CHRISTMAS COLLECTION Please be sure to give generously to the annual diocesan Christmas second collection for Catholic Charities, which serves thousands of needy families with a variety of services throughout Northern Virginia.  You can give easily, electronically, through FAITH DIRECT, for which you’ll find a link on our website.  For more information about all the good Catholic Charities does, check out this week’s bulletin insert.

FORUM CHRISTMAS CONCERT Join us for our annual Christmas Concert this Friday, December 15!  Happy hour begins at 7:30 P.M., and the concert at 8:00 P.M.  The full schedule is available at forumarlington.org or at the FORUM Facebook page.

ADVENT Our parish is offering many activities to help everyone prepare to celebrate the coming of Christ:  The full list of events and resources is available on our website:  stcharleschurch.org

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE Please note that, this year, Christmas falls on a Monday, the day after the Fourth Sunday of Advent, so faithful Catholics should attend Mass twice in those days:  once to observe Sunday (on Saturday evening, Dec. 23, or on Sunday morning, Dec. 24), and once to observe Christmas, which is a Holy Day of Obligation (on Sunday evening, Dec. 24, or on Monday morning).  Attending once on Christmas Eve (Sunday) does not satisfy both obligations.  Please plan ahead accordingly!  Again, the full schedule is available on our website:  stcharleschurch.org

Your servant in Christ Jesus,
Father Don