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 http://traillifeusa.straymonds.org/?page_id=512 by March 11th or order by mail by downloading this form and mailing order and check by March 8th at http://straymonds.org/…/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

ALL EVENTS

IN THE PARISH HALL AND BASEMENT

ARE CANCELED

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

March For Life 2018

The 45th annual March for Life is on January 19 in Washington, D.C.

“Life is the Loving, Empowering and Self-Sacrificial Option”

Come and be inspired by dynamic speakers and the sight of tens of thousands of like-minded individuals who have traveled from across the country. Please bring your family to give witness to Our Lord and reject the culture of death that is so prevalent in our society.

Buses leave after 10:30am Mass
Buses return between 4:30 and 5pm.
Join us in the parish hall for a
warm Chili Dinner!

Support those that March for Life: Crock pot specialties, Mac & Cheese, rolls, cookies and fruit are all needed to support those who will visibly stand for life in D.C. on Friday, January 19th. We need at least 25 crock pots of chili to feed the 4 busloads of parishioners attending the event. Kitchen helpers are needed too! Please sign up via Signup Genius by clicking here or contact Sheri Burns at burnsfamily77@verizon.net to let her know how you can help.

Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols are scheduled for Sunday, December 10th, at 7:00 PM with a reception to follow. For more information go to the link at the top of this website entitled “Lessons and Carols”.
(Snow Date: Sunday, December 17th, at 7:00 PM)