Padre's Page - August 26

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

ADDRESSING THE SCANDALS

As you know, Fr. Dyer and I addressed this painful issue at last week’s Masses.  This week, please be sure to read Bishop Burbidge’s letter inserted in this week’s bulletin.  Please also refer to the webpages of our diocese (www.arlingtondiocese.org) and of the U.S. bishops’ conference, the USCCB (www.usccb.org) for more information.  Let us all continue to pray and work for healing, for justice and for purification in the Church.

HAITI SCHOOLS SUPPORT

Please prayerfully consider supporting the children at the schools of our sister parish in Haiti, Our Lady of Perpetual Help:  your donations provide a quality education and hot meals for hundreds of children.  For more information, see our parish website under SERVE–PARISH CHARITIES.

REGISTRATION FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & YOUTH MINISTRY…

…is now open.  Parents, please register all your children and teens for our dynamic programs of ongoing formation in our faith.  You can do so easily online:  visit our website under the LEARN menu.

RCIA       

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, formation for non-Catholics who wish to become Catholic and for Catholics who have not received all their sacraments, begins in September.  To sign up, please see our parish website under LEARN–DISCOVER.

I remain, your servant in Christ Jesus,

Father Don