Volunteer Opportunity- bake Italian cookies for our upcoming Italian dinner

The upcoming Italian Dinner Night on Saturday May 12th is in need of volunteers to bake Italian Cookies as the Master Pastry Chef, Cindy Leaf, ran into a snafu and her oven is broken and it will not be repaired or replaced until after May 12th!

Please consider baking two or more dozen Italian Cookies in your home ovens OR join us in the parish kitchen on any of the following dates and times to bake in the parish kitchen: 1) Monday, 9 am-4pm
2) Tuesday, 11am-4pm 3) Wednesday, 9 am-9pm 4) other times on Thursday and/or Friday — TBD

To receive a recipe(s), please e-mail Cindy Leaf at Cleaf@cox.net (or to receive via text, call her cell at 571-215-9634) AND sign up on our perfect potluck site at https://perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=WFPH6432&v=4be8e06d27 so Cindy can keep track of the types and dozens of cookies being baked. And, thank you for your help during this Cookie Crisis!

If you choose to bake cookies at home, you may pick up your ingredients TODAY, Saturday or Sunday. Stop by the Parish Kitchen for your Recipe(s) ingredients between 3 and 6 pm TODAY, or from 2-5 pm on Saturday and 12 to 5 pm on Sunday.

Regarding delivery of baked cookies, please deliver baked, cooled, and wrapped cookies to the parish hall at the kitchen window by 12 noon on Saturday, May 12th.

Thank you for your efforts to help get the Italian Dinner Cookies baked in time for the Italian Dinner Night!

To God be all the Glory!

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