Padre's Page - May 20

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

25TH ANNIVERSARY

Last Tuesday, May 15 marked my 25th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood, thanks be to God!  I would be very grateful, please, for:

  •  your prayers for my growth and perseverance and growth in holiness and in zeal;
  • a donation of $25 (in honor of my 25th!) from every parishioner to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington through Faith Direct–you can do so through the link on our website under Support/Give.

While unworthy of the honor, it has been a great blessing and joy to serve as a priest for a quarter century, including for six years (1993-1995, 2014-2018) at St. Charles.  Thanks for your wonderful collaboration and support, and thanks especially to all who have congratulated me on this momentous occasion:  may God bless you abundantly!

FORMATION IN THE FAITH

Last week we wrapped up our religious education classes for children and our adult faith formation talks for this academic year.  Thanks to our Director of Evangelization & Adult Faith Formation, Jim Schuster, to Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry, Francesca Gross, and to all the catechists, volunteers, families and children for a great year of learning more about our faith!

JOBS AVAILABLE:  PARISH BUSINESS MANAGER, RECTORY COOK

We’re looking to hire a new Business Manager, who helps the Pastor with the administrative and financial management of the parish, and to hire a new Rectory Cook to help nourish our priests!  For more information, please see our ads at:  Catholicjobs.com

I remain, your servant in Christ Jesus,

Father Don