Formed: A Lent to Remember


Formed: A Lent to Remember
A Lent to Remember explores the ways God reaches out to each of us with his mercy. Through Christ’s suffering on the cross in the Paschal Mystery and his perpetual reception of his people in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, God makes his love, his very self, present to us in the world. By reflecting on the Paschal Mystery and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite of Confession, A Lent to Remember communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience his indescribable love this Lent.

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Confession Schedule During Lent

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: (Except Holy Thursday)
Feb. 15 – March 16: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
March 19 –March 27: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday: (Except Ash Wednesday, when there are no Confessions)
Feb. 15 – March 16: 6:15pm – 7:00pm, and after 7:00pm Mass
March 19 –March 27: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, and after 7:00pm Mass
Friday: 6:00 pm—6:30pm
Morning: 8:30am–9:00am, & after 9:00am Mass;
Afternoon: 3:30pm–5:00pm
Sunday: 1/2 hour prior to 8:45am, 10:30am & 12:15pm Masses
(Sunday Confessions should end when Mass begins)

Important Meeting TONIGHT of the Fairfax County Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC)

Dear parishioners:

I’m sorry for this late notice, I just discovered this myself, but here is an important meeting TONIGHT of the Fairfax County Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC). Please consider attending the meeting to signify your solidarity with the many families in our parishes whose children attend Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

The attached documents indicate that the FLECAC will be considering a recommendation to change the FLE curriculum in a manner that obscures the fundamental truth that “that biological sex and the socio-cultural role of sex (gender) can be distinguished but not separated” (Amoris laetitia, 56). In other words, the FLECAC may recommend the inclusion of what is known as the ideology of gender (or gender ideology) in the FLE curriculum in the FCPS.

I hope that you will take the time to read these documents, and as a result, understand the significance of Thursday’s meeting. Click here for the 11 Jan 18 Meeting Minutes. Click here for the Agenda 8 Feb 18.

The meeting is open to the public, and will take place at: Gatehouse Administration Center, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042, Room 3050/3051, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Although there will not be the opportunity to give testimony at the hearing, your presence would be a powerful witness to the truth about human sexuality.

Try to attend if you can. I will try to be there if I can rearrange my schedule.

God bless.

Fr. De Celles

Trail Life Mulch Sales

Please support our Trail Life Mulch Sales! $4.50 for a 3 cubic foot bag of double shredded hardwood mulch and $3.50 for a 1 cubic foot bag of topsoil. Order and pay online at by March 11th or order by mail by downloading this form and mailing order and check by March 8th at…/uploads/2018/01/2018-Mulch-Sales.pdf. Pick up order at St. Raymond’s church parking lot March 23rd (4-7pm) or March 24th (8am-Noon). Option for driveway delivery is available for additional donation.
To print order form, click here.

No Religious Education This Weekend 13-15 January 2018




until further notice

by order of the fire marshal

due to freezing weather conditions

causing “frost heave” issues

with the parish hall/basement entrance doors.

(Freezing has caused the outside pavement to rise, causing the outside hall/basement doors to be stuck closed creating a fire evacuation hazard).

All other events in the Church or Rectory will follow the normal St. Raymond’s Policy on Weather Closings.

(Note: Masses and Confessions

are never cancelled due to weather