Dear Friends, here’s what’s up this week:
ADULT FAITH FORMATION–BOOK DISCUSSION: THE POWER & THE GLORY
Join us this Monday, April 30, for a discussion of the first part of Graham Greene’s powerful novel “The Power and the Glory” at 8:00 P.M. in Benedict Hall: it is a gritty but compelling account of a priest’s imperfect but dogged faithfulness in the face of persecution.
JOB AVAILABLE: PARISH BUSINESS MANAGER
We’re looking to hire a new Business Manager, who helps the Pastor with the administrative and financial management of the parish. For more information, please see our ad at: Catholicjobs.com
This May 15 marks my 25th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood, thanks be to God! Please join me for a solemn anniversary Mass this Saturday, May 5, at 5:00 P.M. The only gifts I hope for are these two, please:
- 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! I remain,
Your servant in Christ Jesus,