Bulletin - Saint Agnes Church

Arlington, Virginia
S AI N T A G N E S C H U R C H
T HE F EAST O F T HE P RESENTATION O F T HE L ORD
M ASS I NTENTIONS
Feb
(By St. Sophronius, 6th century Patriarch of Jerusalem)
M
2
6:30 AM
9:00 AM
Tu
3
Our lighted candles are a sign of the divine splendor of the
one who comes to expel the dark shadows of evil and to
make the whole universe radiant with the brilliance of his
eternal light. Our candles also show how bright our souls
should be when we go to meet Christ.
6:30 AM
The Mother of God, the most pure Virgin, carried the true
light in her arms and brought him to those who lay in
darkness. We too should carry a light for all to see and
reflect the radiance of the true light as we hasten to meet
him.
9:00 AM
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4
6:30 AM
9:00 AM
The light has come and has shone upon a world enveloped
in shadows; the Dayspring from on high has visited us and
given light to those who lived in darkness. This, then, is our
feast, and we join in procession with lighted candles to
reveal the light that has shone upon us and the glory that is
yet to come to us through him. So let us hasten all together
to meet our God.
Th
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6:30 AM
9:00 AM
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6:30 AM
9:00 AM
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7:30 AM
9:00 AM
The true light has come, the light that enlightens every man
who is born into this world. Let all of us, my brethren, be
enlightened and made radiant by this light. Let all of us
share in its splendor, and be so filled with it that no one
remains in the darkness.
Let us be shining ourselves as we go together to meet and
to receive with the aged Simeon the light whose brilliance
is eternal. Rejoicing with Simeon, let us sing a hymn of
thanksgiving to God, the Father of the light, who sent the
true light to dispel the darkness and to give us all a share in
his splendor.
Through Simeon’s eyes we too have seen the salvation of
God which he prepared for all the nations and revealed as
the glory of the new Israel, which is ourselves. As Simeon
was released from the bonds of this life when he had seen
Christ, so we too were at once freed from our old state of
sinfulness.
February 1, 2015
5:00 PM
Su
8
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12:00 PM

THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
Souls in Purgatory 
(Maria Martins)
Aurea de Angel 
(Carmen Guardia)
St. Blaise, bishop, martyr; St. Ansgar,
bishop
Victorine Bonome 
(Manfred & Josette Manrodt)
Douglas Theisen 
(Alvin & Leona Theisen)
Weekday
John Corbley 
(Tom Corbley)
Carey & Phyllis Rainey 
(Ann McClausland)
St. Agatha, virgin, martyr
Joseph Mulroy 
(Robert & Nancy Kelleher)
James Markoe 
(Bernadette Michael & Anne Dannaher)
St. Paul Miki & Companions, martyrs
Joel & Sara Fagen
(St. Agnes Parish)
George Kormos 
(Joanne Kormos)
Weekday
Robert McNeil 
(Ruth Hazzard)
Judy Arkes 
(Jo & Kevin Lynch)
Vigil of 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Paciencia Menciano 
(Juanita Fadul)
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
William Sullivan 
(John Corso & Marian Sullivan)
Howard Dulavitch 
(Joan Biehler)
Pastor’s intention: For all parishioners
Joseph Belair  (Michael & Roxane Kerr)
indicates person is deceased
Readings: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7 • Ps 147:1-6
1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 • Mk 1:29-39
By faith we too embraced Christ, the salvation of God the
Father, as he came to us from Bethlehem. Gentiles before,
we have now become the people of God. Our eyes have
seen God incarnate, and because we have seen him present
among us and have mentally received him into our arms,
we are called the new Israel. Never shall we forget this
presence; every year we keep a feast in his honor.
For Christ’s healing of the sick we pray for: Bernardo
Labrador, Doris Pace, Rena Mariam Paaioho, Doris Hurley,
Karen Akerson, Maryann Sweeny, Chuck Hoppe, Eileen
Hayase, Paul Kemp, Thayer Thompson, Rafael Romero,
Eva Hegerova, Cesar Romero, Dexter Hamasaki, Sam
Jennings, Margaret Marie Fagen, Kenzi Mejia, Theresa
Cook, Cristia Funes, and Teddy Wiebke.
S TEWARDSHIP : P ARISH S UPPORT
Rest in Peace: May those who have died enter into the
mercy of God and the joy of the Kingdom: Vincent Riley
(father of Judith Riley).
Sunday collection
Church in Latin America
Poor box
$27,150
$4,290
$169
School Mass: Mon., Feb. 2 at 9:00 AM (Prepared by:
St. Agnes School Faculty).
www.saintagnes.org
F OURTH S UNDAY IN O RDINARY T IME
G ET I NVOLVED
Perpetual Adoration Chapel
Greg King • [email protected]
Bereavement Group
Karen Swingle • [email protected]
Fitness Club
Deborah Wooldridge • [email protected]
Wedding Committee
Juanita Acha • [email protected]
Welcome Committee
Emily Paxton • [email protected]l.com
Thank you very much to all the parishioners who donated
breakfast food and drinks for the visiting March for Life
students. They were all very grateful and appreciative for
all that was provided by our parish. Your generosity helped
make their trip possible. Please know how much your
support shown to them again this year is appreciated.
2015 B ISHOP ’ S L ENTEN APPEAL
S TEWARDS OF C HRIST S HARING G OSPEL J OY !
Next weekend, each family in our parish will be asked to
complete a Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) pledge form at
Mass. If you have already donated through the mail or
online or are not able to participate, there will be places to
note that on the form. Please read the newsletter being
distributed with today’s bulletin that contains detailed
information about how the BLA funds are distributed
throughout our diocese. Please prayerfully consider making
a pledge to support the many programs and ministries that
serve the people of our diocese. Every pledge is important!
V OLUNTEERS WHO W ORK WITH Y OUTH
All adult volunteers who have substantial contact with
children and all employees who work with children are
required to comply with the Diocesan Policy on the
Protection of Children/Young People before initiating
service. This policy requires these volunteers to complete
an application, forms for a background check and a seminar
on Protecting God’s Children (VIRTUS). The seminar must
be completed within 45 days of submitting the forms for the
background check.
There will be a VIRTUS seminar at St. Agnes on Tuesday,
February 24 at 6:00 PM until approximately 9:30 PM in the
Parish Center. Registration is online at VIRTUS. ORG .
Please register as soon possible because space is limited.
The schedule for other seminars offered throughout the
Diocese is also available on that website. If you plan to
volunteer with children at St. Agnes School or with any
St. Agnes program or have any questions, please contact
Joan Biehler, Program Coordinator, at 703-525-1166 or
email at [email protected] for information about the
Seminar and/or a forms packet.
The Institute of
Catholic Culture
~ PRESENTS ~
CARRYING OUR CROSS
An ICC Lenten Retreat
~ WITH ~
Rev. Msgr. Charles Pope
Sundays, February 22 & March 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
Event Location:
St. Agnes Church Hall
FREE ADMISSION! NO RESERVATION REQUIRED!
For more information, please visit
WWW .I NSTITUTEOF C ATHOLIC C ULTURE . ORG
or call (540) 635 - 7155
S T . AGNES Y OUNG ADULT M INISTRY
All Young Adults are invited to join us, February 4 at the
convent at 7:00 PM for dinner/reflection on that week's
readings, before heading over to Fiat Lux. Also, join us for
our next Bible Study & Brews on February 11, led by our
very own Fr. Edlefsen. Contact Kristin for more
information at [email protected]
S T . AGNES Y OUTH M INISTRY
All High Schoolers are invited to Sunday Night Live
(SNL), on Sunday, February 8. Our topic of the night is
Lent: What’s it all mean? We are not meeting on Sunday
2/1 or 2/15, but will return on February 22, for our Monthly
Holy Half Hour & Confessions.
All 7th and 8th Graders are invited to our next Ignite
night on February 6 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Parish Hall.
We will have snacks, games and answer the question,
"What is love?"
Friendly Reminder: Our next WorkCamp Meeting is
Monday, February 9 at 7:00-8:30 PM in the convent. We
will be enjoying a team dinner and preparing our
fundraising letters.
Attention Parishioners: We need your help! This year, 10
of our teens are preparing to spend one week of their
summer vacation on a local mission trip. We need two
contractors (a.k.a. handymen) to accompany us to
WorkCamp. Do you have basic handmen skills? Contact
Kristin at [email protected] for more info. We do
need these contractors signed up in February, to secure the
spots for our teens.
This week, please pray one Hail Mary for the following
intention: in gratitude for the Core Team members who
serve our High School Teens each week.
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S AI N T A G N E S C H U R C H
S AINT AGNES S CHOOL
Catholic Schools Week: Students, teachers and parents
enjoyed the whirlwind of activities surrounding Catholic
Schools Week. It was so nice to spend a week reflecting on
and celebrating the wonderful gift of Catholic education
and what it means to our children, our families and our
community. Thank you to the teachers, parents and
volunteers who worked hard to make the week a success.
Diaper And Baby Item Collection: The St. Agnes girls'
Challenge Club is collecting diapers and baby items to
donate to A Woman's Choice crisis pregnancy center in
Falls Church. The center assists women in crisis
pregnancies with counseling and material goods to help
them choose life for their babies. Items we are collecting
include diapers (any size), wipes, baby shampoo and lotion,
baby clothes, receiving blankets, baby towels and
facecloths, crib sheets, blankets, toys, and pacifiers. Larger
items such umbrella strollers can also be donated. Used
items in good condition are also welcome. Please place
items in the specially marked boxes near the office by
February 6th. Thank you for your help with this project. For
more
information,
contact
Anne
Jones
at
[email protected] or Kathryn Foley at 703-2433238.
February virtue of the month: Sacrifice.
Upcoming Events:
Feb
Mon
2
9:00 AM Mass
Report Cards Sent Home
Wed
4
Science Fair
Thu
5
Hot Dog Day
B ROTHER D ENNIS & ASSOCIATES
(P ARISH S OCIAL O UTREACH )
Ultrasound technology has advanced to the stage of nearmiraculous ability to “see” into the womb and to create a
life-like image of the developing child. Until recently,
though, such technology has only been available in a
doctor’s office, clinic or hospital.
Mobile ultrasound technology –equipment that can be
carried and used in a specially equipped van—takes this
technology directly where and when it is needed most. Two
years ago, thirteen local Knights of Columbus Councils
raised the funds needed to do just that: to purchase a mobile
clinic and ultrasound machine to allow A Best Choice
Mobile Ultrasound and Pregnancy Resource Center to bring
this technology to college campuses, to abortion clinics, to
pro-life pregnancy resource centers that do not have
ultrasound machines—or even a mall or a parking lot if that
February 1, 2015
is most convenient for the woman. “Our aim is to reach
women where they are, with a time-critical intervention and
provide them with a free, non-invasive ultrasound, which
enables them to see and hear the heartbeat, and encounter
the humanity of their developing child.”
Because A Best Choice is a Christ-centered ministry and,
therefore, a truth-centered ministry, its counselors and
medical professionals not only show women the ultrasound
images but explain to them their child’s stage of
development, pointing out the child’s very real human
features and encouraging their clients to listen to the child’s
heartbeat. Most clients, even those who are otherwise
abortion-minded, choose life once they see the reality of
their child. And A Best Choice is ready with
compassionate, on-the-spot counseling and to refer her to
the many resources available in the DC area to support her
and her decision.
This week, Brother Dennis is honoring Bishop Loverde’s
request to “support A Best Choice Mobile Ultrasound and
Pregnancy Resource Center in their endeavors to reach
women in their moment of need” through our offering of
$1,800. You can learn more about A Best Choice at
WWW.ABESTCHOICE1.ORG.
I N AND AROUND O UR D IOCESE AND B EYOND …
2nd Annual Catholic Business EXPO: February 10, at
ReMax Premier Conference Center 44675 Cape Court
#110, Ashburn, VA from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM with a
cocktail reception. Sponsored by Catholic Business
Network of Northern Virginia Dulles Chapter. Free
admissions to the general public. Booth Spaces available at
a nominal fee of $25.00! Register Now Space is Limited.
Great way to showcase your business and network with
other
Catholic
Businesses.
Contact
[email protected] or call 703-904-6806.
Enjoy Valentine's Day with a romantic evening with
Dinner and Music at the Waterford in Springfield
sponsored by the Knight of Columbus Council 9407. Avoid
reservations & wait times. Price includes professionally
catered meal and gratuities. Space is limited, it is
recommended to purchase your tickets early. Visit
WWW . VDAYGALA . COM for more information or contact
the planning committee at [email protected]
All women of the parish are invited to hear MAGGIE
GALLAGHER, co-founder of the National Organization
for Marriage (NOM), speak on "THE MEANING OF
MARRIAGE" on Feb. 21 at Yuma Study Center, 4101
Yuma St., NW, DC, 10:00-11:45 AM. To register, please
email Mary O'Keeffe, [email protected] For more
information email Carol Naill at [email protected] to
ask for the flyer with more details.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: In today's
second reading St. Paul talks about the fact that married
couples have to deal with the anxieties of the world.
Sometimes those stresses can really have a negative impact
on our marriages. Get away from all those worldly anxieties
and take time to just focus on God and each other by
making a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on
Feb. 20-22 in Herndon. Information: RENEWMARRIAGE VANORTH . ORG
or
contact
us
at
[email protected] or 703-378-4150.
The American Council of the Blind is seeking volunteers
for its annual day on Capitol Hill. Date: Tuesday, February
24. Times: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. We will probably meet in
the Rayburn cafeteria, toward the rear of the room. Wear
good walking shoes, dress neatly, and come prepared for
the weather. You’ll need money for Metro and lunch or
snacks. You can work a few hours, half a day, or all day,
depending on your schedule. Contact Sharon Lovering,
[email protected] or 202-559-2044 for more details or to
sign up.
Lenten Silent Retreat For Women, Feb. 27 – Mar. 1:
Experience God's peace and acceptance at the Dominican
Retreat house in McLean. Fr.Dennis Mason, Franciscan, is
our Retreat Director. The Retreat begins at 7:15 pm Friday
and lasts until 3 p.m. Sunday. Contact the Dominican
Sisters at 703-356-4243 www.dominicanretreat.org 7102
Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA - or Mary Green 703850-0971 [email protected]
Overcoming Sin & Evil at this Year’s Men’s
Conference! All men of the parish are invited to the sixth
annual diocesan Men’s Conference on March 7th, 2015.
This year’s conference – entitled Victory Over the
Common Enemy – will feature renowned speaker Fr. Larry
Richards and author Neal Lozano exploring the presence of
sin and evil in our lives, and how to overcome them.
Breakfast, lunch, and Mass with Bishop Loverde will be
included. Registration begins January 1st. Please note the
new conference location - Foxchase Manor in Manassas.
Go to WWW . ARLINGTONDIOCESE . ORG / MEN for more
details or to register.