Padre's Page - April 29

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

SILVER JUBILEE

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,

Father Don