Padre's Page - March 18

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

BISHOP’S LENTEN APPEAL

Have you made a generous commitment yet?  The BLA funds programs such as seminarian formation, Catholic Charities, crisis pregnancy assistance, youth ministry, and much more….  Our parish goal is 100% of our parishioners participating, so please give:  every pledge counts!  If you haven’t yet made a pledge, you may do so easily online at our parish website or on the diocesan website:  arlingtondiocese.org  Here’s an update on our progress toward our goal:

                                        Goal given by Diocese ---------------$265,000

                                        Amount Parish Pledged -------------$238,500

                                        Percent of Goal -----------------------90%

                                        Number of Pledges ------------------476

ST. JOSEPH’S DAY POTLUCK SOUP SUPPER

Join us–and bring some soup to share–as we honor St. Joseph this Monday, March 19, from 5:00-7:00 PM in Benedict Hall.  It is being organized by young parishioner who is working toward his religious Arrow of Light Badge in Scouting.  There is no charge and all are welcome!

ADULT FAITH FORMATION–TALK SERIES:  THE HUMAN PERSON

  • March 19:  Fr. Paul Scalia talks on “Clarity and Charity:  The Church’s Teaching on Same-Sex Attraction”
  • For the full schedule see our parish website under “News & Events.”

HOLY WEEK…

…begins next Sunday, March 25:  Palm Sunday!  We will have processions from Clarendon Square before the 12:00 Noon Spanish Mass and before the 6:00 P.M. Mass.  Check our website for the complete Holy Week schedule and join us for all the great liturgies of that holiest of weeks.

I remain, your servant in Christ Jesus,

Father Don