Plan de Mejoramiento - Gimnasio Jose Joaquin Casas

Dear Friends,
October is traditionally a month during
which we celebrate God’s great gift to us of Mary.
Mary, the woman of faith, is both a model of perfect
trust in God and our mother always praying to her
Divine Son on our behalf. As citizens and residents of
the United States we have particular devotion to her
under her title of the “Immaculate Conception”. She,
who was conceived without sin by a singular grace of
All-mighty God in view of the redemptive sacrifice of
Jesus Christ, draws us more deeply into the mystery of
Divine Love.
When we pray the Rosary we unite
ourselves to her who is most
perfectly united to her Son. In
praying the Rosary in her honor we
give honor to God who created her
and redeemed her and who has
given her to us as a mother. When
we pray the Rosary we meditate
upon the saving action of Jesus
Christ and we hear again the words
of Mary – “Do whatever He tells
you.” In addition to praying the Rosary, perhaps we
could pray this month as well the following prayer
given to us by the United States Conference of
Catholic Bishops. As individuals, as families, as a
local community, and as a nation, we experience times
of joy, sorrow, illumination, and glory. We unite these
experiences to the Lord in prayer.
Prayer for Our Nation
God our Father in Heaven, you chose
Mary as the fairest of your daughters;
Holy Spirit, you overshadowed Mary at
the Annunciation; God the Son, you
became incarnate in the womb of Mary,
your Mother. In union with Mary, we
adore you, the Most Holy Trinity and
acknowledge that you, Father, Son and
Holy Spirit, hold eternal dominion and
authority over all nations.
Most Holy Trinity, we place the United
States of America into the hands of
Mary Immaculate in order that she may
present our country to you. Through
her we wish to praise and thank you for
the great resources of our land and for
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the freedom, which has been our
heritage. Through the intercession of
Mary, have mercy on the Catholic
Church in the United States. Grant us
peace. Have mercy on our president and
on all the officers of our government.
Grant us a fruitful economy born of
justice and charity. Raise up and protect
all of our families. Through the
intercession of our Mother, have mercy
on the sick, the poor, the tempted,
sinners—on all who are in need. Above
all, we ask Mary to intercede on our
behalf that you would protect our
conscience rights and religious
freedom, upon which our country was
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Our Mother,
Patroness of our land, we honor you
and give ourselves to you. Wrap your
mantel of protection around each of us
and all our fellow citizens. Protect us
from all evil and harm. Pray for us, that
acting always according to your will and
the Will of your Divine Son, we may live
and die pleasing to God.
In Christ,
Rev. David A. Whitestone, Pastor
From Sept. 24 - Nov. 2, you are invited to join other
Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and
fasting for an end to abortion. You are also invited to stand
and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public rightof-way outside Falls Church Healthcare Center on 900 S.
Washington St. & also to help spread the word about this
important community outreach. If you would like more
information, and especially if you would like to volunteer to
help, contact: Ruby Nicdao, [email protected],
703-795-2216, or visit:
World Mission Sunday October 19
World Mission Sunday is a day set aside
for Catholics around the world to
participate in the Church’s missionary
activity through prayer and sacrifice. As
described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission Sunday is "an
important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how
to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic
celebration and for all the missions of the world."
—Please remember in your prayers the repose
of the souls of the faithful departed, especially:
Lina Rodriguez Guzman, mother of Windsor
Sanabria; Sok Hurn Yao, mother of Jane Garcia.
Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31–5:1; Lk 11:29-32
Gal 5:1-6; Lk 11:37-41
Gal 5:18-25; Lk 11:42-46
Eph 1:1-10; Lk 11:47-54
Eph 1:11-14; Lk 12:1-7
2 Tm 4:10-17b; Lk 10:1-9
Is 45:1, 4-6; 1 Thes 1:1-5b; Mt 22:15-21
—We ask you to remember those in need of our daily
prayers, especially: Patrick Laing.
In observance of the Columbus
Day Holiday, Saint Leo Rectory
office and all parish facilities will
be closed on Monday, October 13th.
Craft Show Event The Ladies of Fr. Diamond
Council #6292 K of C, are hosting a craft show at
St. Leo in the school gym on Sunday October 19,
8am-1pm. Find one of a kind handcrafted
treasures, jewelry, toys, beauty products, and
More! For more information, please contact
[email protected].
Are you or someone you know interested in serving as a
lector at Mass? If so, please contact Tim Holleran at 703
-853-8107 or [email protected] for more information.
Prior experience as a lector is not necessary.
Best Practices in Senior Ministries Conference Are you
interested in starting a new senior ministry in your parish
community? Join Catholic Charities and 12 parish speakers
as we discuss “Best Practices in Senior Ministries” at a
conference at St. Timothy in Chantilly October 18th. For
more information, visit or contact Gracie
Ortiz, Program Director for Senior Services, at
[email protected] or 703-751-4083.
October 13 through October 19
Winifred Kelly
Judith Ross
Robert Shore
Laurice Cannon
Judith Ross
Linda and David Lamprey
Ramon Baez, Jr.
Judith Ross
Robert Shore
Randy Kohl
Thomas Arthur Shaver
John Dzama
Mary Fromme
Special Intention
Fred Ayoub
Victor Manuel Sanchez (anniv.)
For the Parish
Men from Catholic churches in Northern Virginia will participate
in a Kairos prison ministry weekend retreat to Buckingham
Correctional Center October 23-26. We would appreciate
assistance in baking cookies, making posters, participating in a
prayer vigil and writing letters of encouragement to those in
prison. More information available online at Contact Tom Kelly, St Leo Parishioner:
[email protected] or 703-501-0090 if you wish to
assist or for info about this prison ministry program
In addition to the regular schedule of Masses, Mass has
been offered for the following intentions: Special Intention,
Mark Gostel, Bug and Sue Gunn, Raymond Jay Gunn.
Calling all WWII veterans! Honor Flight Capital Region will
provide local WWII veterans with a special day of honor
and recognition Saturday, November 8. The trip will
include a ceremony at the WWII Memorial, & visits to other
sites including Arlington National Cemetery. Veterans are
encouraged to have a family member join them (all meals
will be provided.) The trip is free for WWII veterans; it is
simply our way of saying ‘thank you’ to America’s Greatest
Generation. Space is limited; register by October 24. For
more information, visit, or call
Michael Garceau at 312.714.4337.
Low Gluten Hosts are available for those who need them.
Please inform the sacristan before Mass begins.
Leo. The next class is Tuesday, October 14th at
7:30 pm in the St. Mark room. Please call the
rectory office (703-273-5369) to register.
The second collection next weekend is for
World Mission Sunday. Please be generous.
“Many are called, but few are chosen.”
Consider following Christ more closely as a
priest, deacon or in consecrated life. Call
Father J.D. Jaffe at 703-841-2514 or write:
[email protected].
The Institute of Catholic Culture presents:
ABRAHAM presented by Rev. Deacon Sabatino
Carnazzo on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:30pm at St.
Ambrose Church Hall, 3901 Woodburn Rd., Annandale.
Prof. Eric Jenislawski on Thursdays, October 23 & 30, 7:30
pm at St. Mary of Sorrows Church Hall, 5222 Sideburn Rd,
For additional information, please visit: or call 540-635-7155.
Fall into a new book! The Saint Leo Book
Fair will be held in the school library from
Sunday, October 19 (10am-12:30pm)
through Thursday, October 23 (weekday
hours 8:15am-3pm) Please stop by and
support the library.
Saint Leo the Great
Catholic School
invites interested parents to visit the
school and learn what makes us a
National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Applications for the current school year are
available in the school office. You may stop by
to pick one up during school hours, 8:00 am3:00 pm or access forms on our website at:
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be available
November 19. Join us for an Open House on any of the
following dates: Nov. 19, 10am; Dec. 15, 10am; Jan. 25,
12:00pm; Feb. 26, 10am, or call the school office to make an
appointment for a tour 703-273-1211.
In case of inclement weather please
check the website or call the school
office. Financial Aid packets available
upon request.
PLEASE NOTE: Saint Leo parishioners receive preferential
status in Pre-School through eighth grade applications.
In-parish families must be registered.
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Faith & Food at P.J. Skidoos
Please join us on Monday, November 3rd at
7:00 pm, for an evening of fellowship and lively discussion
over dinner (appetizers on us!). Be sure to bring your
friends! All ages are welcome!
To suggest topics or submit questions you would like
answered, please contact Carolyn:
[email protected] or 703-273-7277.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a
process for bringing into the Catholic Church both those who
have never been baptized and those who were baptized in a
non-Catholic church. RCIA is also the best way for adult
Catholics who have never been confirmed to prepare for the
final Sacrament of Initiation.
Every September, a new RCIA class begins at St. Leo the
Great and we invite any adult who would like to join the
Catholic Church, be confirmed, or who is simply interested in
learning about the teachings and customs of Catholic
Christianity to come and join us. While classroom work is part
of the process, RCIA is more than a class; it is a gradual
introduction to the customs, beliefs, practices, and devotions
of Catholicism. There is no obligation, only an opportunity to
RCIA meets on Tuesdays from 7:30pm-9:00pm
in the Guadalupe Room, Parish Hall.
For additional information, please contact Carolyn Smith:
[email protected] or 703-273-5369.
St Mark & OLGC Bowling League at Bowl America Fairfax
on Tuesday 8pm. To sign up or for information, call Dorothy
Mecimore: 703-222-0164. New bowlers welcome.
Food Pantry Request: Hash & Glucerna
for seniors, fruit, powdered milk, hot cereal,
canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, flour,
cooking oils & sprays, unscented baby
wipes, tissues, and toilet paper.
No expired food or jumbo service food cans.
October Pantry Distribution:
Wednesday, Oct. 15: 6-8pm; Saturday, Oct. 18: 9am - noon
Winter Fuel Assistance Program opens Tuesday,
October 14. Contact Virginia Dept. of Social Services,
or online:
Give Hope through SVDP National Vehicle Donation
Program. Proceeds helps all the Arlington Diocese
Council SVDP Conferences with funds to further assist
our mission and serve others. You can donate
online: Vehicles, boats, motorcycles,
motor homes, ATV, heavy equipment, farm
equipment and classic cars can be donated.
NO HSYN TONIGHT! Enjoy the Columbus
Day holiday with your family!!!
Religious Education News
There will be no Religious Education classes on Sunday,
Oct. 12 and Monday, Oct. 13 due to Columbus Day.
There will be a Confirmation Parents Meeting for all parents
who have children who will be confirmed in the fall of 2015.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00
pm in the school gym. We will be giving you important
information about your child’s preparation for Confirmation.
There will be a First Communion Parents Meeting for all
parents who have children who will receive First Communion
in the spring of 2015. The meeting will be held on Tuesday,
October 28 at 7:00 pm in the school gym. We will be giving
you important information about your child’s preparation for
First Communion.
Religious Education Office:
Theology on Tap Join us after the talk for a
post-TOT show with Marie Miller & Kenny
Kohlhaas! Arlington Fall 2014 Theology on
Tap series, "Stories of Faith, Hope &
Conversion," will be held Monday evenings Sept.29 - Nov.
3. Adults (ages 21-39) single and married of all faith
backgrounds are invited to O'Sullivan's Irish Pub 3207
Washington Blvd., Clarendon (across from St. Charles
Borromeo). Talk begins at 7:30 pm & ends with Q&A at
8:30 pm. Arrive early to get a seat! Questions? Contact
Erin Healy: 703-841-2549 or [email protected]
Oct. 13- "Turning Our Lives Upside Down:
Encountering the Living God" ~Ron & Terry Riggins,
Director of RCIA, Church of the Nativity; Coordinator,
Unbound Prayer Ministry for the Diocese of Arlington.
Father Diamond Council
Events & Calendar
Meetings – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
8:00 PM
Providence Hall
Redskins Game – 4:00 Providence Hall – Big Screen TV
Columbus Day Celebration – 10:30am Columbia Square, DC
Bingo Fairfax Nursing Home 7:15 PM
Meeting – Rosary 7:30, Meeting 8:00 Providence Hall
Family Breakfast after 7:30 & 9:00 AM Masses
in Providence Hall– Everyone invited!
Craft Fair - School Gym 8:00AM to 1:00PM
Giant, Shoppers Food Warehouse & Safeway Food Cards for
sale – at Parish Hall every weekday at 3:00 PM or call Larry
Novak - 703-978-6137
Join the Knights – Contact Pat McGuire – 703-218-2986
Rally! Mark your calendars for Sunday
October 19th! Rally is one of largest gatherings of high
school age teens from all around the diocese. Come for a
day of faith and fun!
RCIT (Rite of Christian Initiation for Teens) If you are in
high school and are looking to receive, Baptism, First
Communion, or Confirmation please email Erik at
[email protected]. Registrations for sacramental prep
classes now available!
NO GIRLS CLC THIS WEEK (Columbus Day). Each week
we break open the Gospels and reflect on scripture. Having
tea parties and eating cupcakes are part of the weekly fun!
Interested? Join us NEXT Monday, October 20. Contact
Laura Bennett at [email protected].
Boys CLC is this Wednesday, October 15. Each week we
break open the Gospels and reflect on scripture. Playing
ultimate frisbee, board games, or jamming out are part of
the weekly fun! Interested? Contact Erik Teter at:
[email protected]
Middle School
"Thursday Takeovers" continue THIS WEEK on October
16th, from 3:30-5:30pm. 6th-8th graders are invited to come
for snacks, games, and ultimate frisbee. We meet in the
Youth Room. This is a weekly event!
"On Fire!" is a once month, large group event. This year's
theme is "Living a Life of Virtue." We meet for Mass,
followed by a free dinner in the gym, games a brief talk,
giveaways, and a bonfire with s'mores. Mark your
calendars for November 8!
Cox Farms Trip! Saturday, October 18. Meet for 9:00 am
Mass, followed by a trip to the farm. We will leave St. Leo at
10am! We will need drivers and chaperones. More details &
a permission slip will be online. Each month, we will have a
service trip or fun field trip planned
Volunteer! Do you have a heart for youth ministry? We
are looking for YOU! We are in need of adult volunteers
with hearts on fire for Christ! Must be at least 21 years of
age, and be fully compliant with the requirements of the
Diocesan Office for the ProtecƟon of Children/Young
People. We need volunteers for both our High School and
Middle School Youth Ministry Programs.
QuesƟons? Email Erik or Melissa at [email protected]
Follow Bishop Loverde on Twitter! Pioneering the
#NewEvangelization, follow @Bishop_Loverde for
pastoral updates, inspiration and more.
Carlos Albert Ibay Join us at St. Mary of Sorrows on
Sideburn Rd. in Fairfax for a concert by Carlos Ibay on
October 18th at 7:30pm in the Worship Center. Carlos has
sung for Pope Francis in Rome. He’s won many awards
and has enchanted audiences on five continents. Tickets
are $25.00 each and will be sold through the St. Mary’s
front office. All proceeds will go to the Building Fund. For
information call (703) 978-4141.
Horarios e Información
Santas Misas:
domingos a la 1:00 pm
sábados–5 pm (Vigilia),
domingos–7:30, 9, 11:00, 5pm
Confesiones en español: Los domingos desde las 12:00pm
a 12:50pm.
Bautizos: Preparación- llamar a Carlos Cea: 703-8362139.
RCIA Para Adultos: domingos 10:30 am—12pm Salon Juan
al lado de la iglesia. Para información, llamar al Diacono Jose
Lopez 703-222-7704.
Matrimonio: Todo Católico que desee contraer matrimonio
debe contactar la parroquia por lo menos seis meses antes del
evento. Para mayor información comunicarse con Diacono
Jose Lopez 703-222-7704.
Catequesis Para Niños y Jóvenes: domingos 11– 12:30.
Llamar a: 703-273-4868.
Sacramentos para Estudiantes de Secundaria: llamar
a la Oficina de Jovenes al teléfono 703-591-6089, ó email a
[email protected].
Legion de Maria: sabado 5:00—6:30 pm ó domingo 11
am—12:30 pm.
Información: Virginia Pierson —[email protected]
Para mas información, llamar al Diacono José López 703222-7704.
GED: Comienza el domingo 7 de septiembre 2:30 -4:00 pm
Alfabetización: Comienza el domingo 7 de septiembre
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Clases de Convalidación: Comienza el sábado 13 de
septiembre 7:00—9:00 pm
Programa Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos (RICA)
Clases para adultos (18 años o mayores) que deseen recibir
los sacramentos de bautizo, confirmación, y comunión
comienzan el domingo, 14 de septiembre, y de 11am a
12:15pm en el salón San Juan del centro parroquial. Para
mayor información, llamar a Gustavo o Sandra Solares,
tel. 703-346-0409.
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“Muchos son los llamados pero pocos los
escogidos.” Considera seguir a Cristo más
estrechamente como sacerdote, diácono o en
la vida consagrada. Llama al Padre J.D. Jaffe
al (703) 841-2514 o escribe a:
[email protected].
Nuevo Coro de San Leo San Leo tiene una nueva
directora de Coro para la misa en español, Noemi
Solares. Estamos en busca de participantes ya sea
que hayan sido antes parte del coro o que quieran
ahora ser miembros del nuevo grupo. Si usted
esta interesado y desea formar parte, las prácticas serán los
dias miércoles a las 7:30pm en el salon St. John y domingos a
las 12:00pm en el salón St. Cecilia del centro parroquial. Para
mayor información enviar email a [email protected].
Hora Santa: Jesus nos dijo ¿No puedes acompañarme por
una hora? El grupo de oración de la parroquia los invita a una
Hora de Adoración delante del Santísimo normalmente todos
lo últimos sábados del més. La próxima hora santa será el 25
de octubre.
Se ofrece clases de inglés Caridades Catolicas – Hogar
Hispano ofrece clases de inglés en la Iglesia San Leo Magno
los sábados de 10 am a 12 pm. Ofrecemos varios niveles de
clase. Llame a 571-208-1572 para más información.
Estudio Bíblico – Epístola de Santiago y Carta de Pablo
a los Gálatas El estudio bíblico comenzará el 19 de
Septiembre. Estudiaremos la Epístola de Santiago “Perlas
para una Vida Santa” durante 11 semanas y en enero
entraremos al estudio de los Gálatas “Liberados para Vivir
una Vida Plena”. En el estudio de Santiago aplicaremos la
sabiduría de Santiago en nuestras vidas diarias. Este
estudio es para todos los que luchamos para vivir una vida
verdaderamente cristiana y nos ofrece muchas soluciones
prácticas. En el estudio de Gálatas aprenderemos lo que
significa tener una relación de hijos con Dios Padre. El
estudio se llevará a cabo todos los viernes de 7:30 a
9:00pm en el salón San Juan del centro parroquial. El costo
es de $25 para el material. Para mayor información o para
registrarse, llamar a Sandra Solares, 703-346-0409.
Grupo Divina Misericordia y Compasión ¿Conoce a alguien
que se encuentre solo y enfermo? ¿Sabe de alguien que
necesite de la palabra de Dios y de la compañía de miembros
de su iglesia? Un grupo de personas de nuestra parroquia
visita a los miembros de la comunidad que se encuentran
enfermos en los hospitales ó en sus casas. Se brinda
oraciones y compañía a todas aquellas personas delicadas de
salud. Tambien un ministro le puede traer comunión ó puede
pedir que un sacerdote le visite para recibir los sacramentos.
Por favor llamen a Gilma Orozco al 571-238-6634.
Grupo de Oración Sábados 6-8:30pm, Salon de Nuestra Sra
de La Guadalupe. Información: Jose Ferrufino: 703-250-1343.
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