Thank You From Christ House!

Many thanks to all of you generous folks who helped fill the fridge, freezer, and pantry of the Missionaries of Charity of St. Theresa of Calcutta today with wonderful foods for their Easter Sunday Lunch for their guests!  We delivered 13 hams, 13 Frozen Mixed Vegetable (1 and 2 pound bags), fresh green beans,  19 pounds of butter and five cases of sodas. Saint Raymond’s Christ House Committee thank you as do the very grateful Sister Missionaries of Charity.  May God reward your kindness and generosity.  May we each enjoy a blessed Holy Week.

To God be all the glory!

-St. Raymond’s Christ House Committee


Easter Food Project Donations Needed!

hungrySt. Raymond’s

Christ House Committee



for a special

Easter Food Project



The Missionaries of Charity (St. “Mother” Theresa of Calcutta Sisters)


at Queen of Peace Mission in Southeast Washington, D.C.


Mother Superior of the Missionaries of Charity asked if our Committee could provide :


v     Hams, spiral sliced ( 3 Total Needed)

v     Vegetables (5 Total Needed – 2 lb. bags)


To sign up, email Christ House Committee:


DROP-OFF is EARLY next week!

MONDAY, April 10th — between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm


TUESDAY April 11th —  between 8:30 am and 10 am


(The Maurer Room is to the left of the Main Rectory Entrance)


Place your food items in the ice coolers or on the kitchen cart.



To God be all the glory! THANK YOU!!!!

Thank You From Christ House


Dear Friends of St. Raymond’s Christ House Committee,

Thank you to ALL who helped and supported our parish Committee to prep and serve dinner last night at Christ House.
Eight volunteers from St. Raymond’s served up a warm meal for about 55 guests Friday evening. And we drove extra food over to the Missionaries of Charity at the Queen of Peace Mission in Washington, D.C., where four sisters serve many!
Both Christ House dinner guests and the Sisters Missionaries of the Order St. Mother Theresa founded, say “Thank you.”

To God be all the Glory!


Help Feed The Hungry!


A huge “Thank You” to all who stepped up yesterday and today to help with the remaining food donations for this week’s Friday dinner at Christ House in Alexandria!
Drop off is in St. Raymond’s parish hall at kitchen window!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  To God be all the glory!
Saint Raymond’s Christ House Committee
Menu:  Pasta Cake (similar to Lasagna Pie), Greek Salad, and Fruit for Dessert
St. Raymond’s Christ House Committee, Dinner Coordinator, Maria Sanchez-O’Brien
at OR 571-259-7379 (c) with your donation and contact information.

AUDIO: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke’s March 24th Talk on “Saint Raymond of Peñafort: The Inseparable Bond between Doctrine and Discipline.”

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Listen to the FULL audio of His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke’s Talk on “Saint Raymond of Peñafort: The Inseparable Bond between Doctrine and Discipline.” on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:00pm, here.




Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke is Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Prefect Emeritus of the Apostolic Signatura, and a member of several Vatican Congregations. He is widely held to be one of the Church’s foremost authorities on canon law, and is known for his passionate defense of Catholic doctrine.

A native of Wisconsin, he studied for the priesthood in Rome, where he was ordained in 1975 by Pope Paul VI for the Diocese of La Crosse (Wisconsin). After ordination, he served as assistant rector of the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman and taught high school religion in La Crosse. After earning his doctorate in canon law in Rome, he returned to La Crosse to serve in various diocesan posts. In 1989 he was called to Rome to take the position of Defender of the Bond of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.

In 1995 he was ordained a bishop by Pope St. John Paul II and appointed bishop of La Crosse. In 2004 he was appointed Archbishop of St. Louis, MO, where he served until 2008 when Pope Benedict XVI called him to Rome to serve as Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura (essentially the “Chief Justice” of the Church’s “Supreme Court”). Pope Benedict named him a Cardinal in 2010. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed him to his current position as Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

His Eminence’s academic achievements are many, including: from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome: Doctorate in Canon Law (1984), Diploma in Latin Letters, (1983), Licentiate in Canon Law (1982), Master of Arts in Theology (1975), Bachelor of Sacred Theology (1974); from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC: Master of Arts in Philosophy (1971), Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (1970).

2017 Lenten Series : Fr. Pollard’s 3rd Talk – Meditations on the “Anima Christi” – March 16, 2017

pollardReminder, there will be no talk this week March 23rd but the series will continue next week on March 30th.

Father Pollard Audio – COMING SOON!

Talk handouts can be viewed and printed here: The Paschal Mystery: An Intertextual Account and The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass: A Biblical Prayer.


Bio on Rev. Christopher J. Pollard, Pastor

Father Pollard attended private and public elementary schools in Annandale and Fairfax, graduating from Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria in 1989. He was a National Merit Scholar at Bishop Ireton and received the Brent Youth Award in 1989.

Father Pollard received a bachelor’s in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1992, and he holds a master’s in Catechetics from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College and a Licentiate in Philosophy from Catholic University of America. Father Pollard earned an S.T.L. in Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, while at the North American College.

After his ordination to the priesthood in 1998, he served as Parochial Vicar at St. Mark in Vienna (1998-2002), St. Agnes in Arlington (2002-2006), and St. John the Baptist in Front Royal (2006-2009), before serving as Parochial Administrator at St. Isidore the Farmer in Orange (2009). He served a term as Attaché with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations (New York) from 2009 until his appoinment as Parochial Administrator at St. John the Beloved in McLean in October 2012, where he was appointed as Pastor in January 2014.