Bulletin 2-1-2015 - Saint Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church

St. Stephen the Martyr
Catholic Church
Established as a Mission: October 6, 1957
Building Dedicated: April 21, 1963
Became a Parish: June, 1975
St. Stephen Ministry Connections
Altar Servers
Beth Hubbard
Bulletin Editor
Laura Burgess
Trudy Maher
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Doug Zuke
Finance Council
Richard Corrigan (540)751-0479
Nadia Stanfield
Prayer Vine
Kathleen Lambiasi (703)754-8224
Adult Faith Inquiry
Kathy Frick
Religious Education Dennis Pierce
Dennis Pierce 703-754-8444
[email protected]
Middleburg Community Charter School
101 North Madison Street, Middleburg, VA
Sunday, 9:15-10:30am
8th Grade will meet in the Parish Hall
Marriage Help – Retrouvaille has helped tens of
Lectors Needed for St. Stephen the Martyr
thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or
misery in their marriage. This program can help you too.
For confidential information about or to register for the
program beginning the weekend of February 27,
call: 703 351 7211 or
Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Sunday Mass and
other special occasions. If you are a member of the
parish, have been confirmed, have a love of Sacred
Scripture and are comfortable at public speaking, please
consider serving our parish in this important and
rewarding ministry. Training will be provided. For more
info, please contact Nadia Stanfield at 540-253-5356 or
[email protected]
If you are new to the area (or maybe not so “new”) and
would like to become a parish member, you can
register at St. Stephen the Martyr by completing a
registration form.
Copies of the Arlington Catholic Herald are
available in the narthex.
Please pick one up on your way out.
Registration forms are available in the narthex or from
the Parish office.
Women’s Conference, March 28
All women of the Diocese are encouraged to attend the
annual Women’s Conference at Foxchase Manor in
Manassas with Kerri Caveizel and the founder of Mary’s
Shelter, Kathleen Wilson. The conference will focus on
Transforming Suffering into Joy. It will begin with Mass
celebrated by Bishop Loverde at 8:45am. Confessions
will be offered from 7-8:45am. Online registration starts
January 1. No registration at the door. Please visit:
www.arlingtondiocese.org/women for more details.
Seven Loaves Serving the Community
Seven Loaves thanks you for remembering
those we serve by bringing your food items
on Sundays and leaving them in the basket
located in the narthex, Please visit our
website www.sevenloavesmiddleburg.org or
call 540-687-3489.
Let us pray for women and men who are
suffering in the aftermath of an
abortion, that they may find healing,
consolation and strength through the
sacraments and prayer.
“Let each of you lead the life that the Lord has
assigned, to which God has called you.” If you are
considering a vocation to the consecrated life or
priesthood, call
Father J. D. Jaffe 703-841-2514 or write
j.jaff[email protected]
“You will look for me but not find (me), and where I am you cannot come.” (Jn 7:34) These may be
appropriate words for the next couple of weeks. It’s my yearly get-away before Lent. I won’t be going to
Mardi Gras; beads are for praying not throwing. I’m headed to the mountains to look for snow.
Hopefully, it won’t be in my backyard in Virginia but on the slopes. If you need a priest, please call a
neighboring parish. My brother priests will be glad to help, except the pastor of St. John’s in Leesburg
(he’ll be with me). Our offices will be open as normal and our parochial staff is at your service. For those
at St. Stephen’s there is no need to break any good habits of devotion to the Eucharist. Thankfully,
Deacon Jack will be sharing his ministry and daily leading the parish in a Communion Service.
In the mean time, for the next two Sundays, bring out your palms! I hope to collect our dried up palms
from last Palm Sunday (or even before). The palms that we have adorning a crucifix, a holy image or
maybe they are part of those sundries that never really found a special place. Regardless, bring them to
church and deposit them in the specially marked basket. We’ll burn them after St. Stephen’s 10:45am
Mass, Sunday, February 15, and prepare them to be our Ash Wednesday ashes.
Join us for the ceremony.
Christ’s Peace,
Fr. Murphy
Men’s Conference, March 7
Masses at St. Stephen the Martyr and
St. Katharine Drexel can be offered for living and
deceased loved ones. Please call the parish
office to schedule.
All men of the diocese are invited to the sixth annual
diocesan Men’s Conference. This year’s conference,
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 are included. Registration begins
January 1. Please note the new conference location:
Foxchase Manor in Manassas. For more details or to
register go to www.arlingtondiocese.org/men
Next Weekend’s Second Collection
is for the Building Fund for
St. Stephen the Martyr and
St. Katharine Drexel Mission
Next weekend, each family in our parish will be asked to
complete a Bishop’s Lenten Appeal 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!
Thank you!
Separated? Divorced? Widowed??? The Rebuilding
Program sponsored by the Arlington Diocese Office for
Family Life helps people of all faiths who are separated,
divorced, or widowed and want to move on with their
lives. The nine week program starts Sunday, February
22 and meets Sunday evenings 5:30 - 8:00 PM at the St.
Martin De Porres Center in Alexandria. Topics include
adaptation, grief, anger, self-worth, openness, love, and
relatedness. For more information email
[email protected], visit us on the web at
http://www.copingrebuilding.com or call us at 703-5962673.
St. Katharine Drexel Mission
Bull Run Catholic Community
Established September 10, 2000
Made a Mission June, 2005
Office Phone—703-754-8444
St. Katharine Ministry Connections
Altar Servers
Bulletin Submissions
Jack Ligon
Paul Walters
Katherine D. Frick 703-754-8444
[email protected]
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Fran Betzner
Finance Council
Jim Lemanski
Food Pantry
Celeste Corrigan
Fundraising Committee Dianne Lemanski
Melanie Shipley
Meals Ministry
Kim Golub
Dennis Pierce 703-754-8444
[email protected]
RE classes
Prayer Vine
Adult Faith Inquiry
Set up Crew
Steering Committee
Dan Rogers
Louise Miscio
Frances Gallagher
Kathleen Lambiasi
Kathy Frick
Joan White
Scott Parker
Tom Kehoe
Sunday, 4pm to 5:30pm
Moving? Change of Address, Telephone #?
Please help us to keep our database current by advising
the Parish Office of any changes in your address,
telephone number or if you are moving out of the
parish or are changing parishes. Call Laura to update
your records 540-687-6433.
[email protected]
Ministry to Homebound
Money Counters
Battlefield High
From Catholic Charities
Volunteer with the St. Lucy Project’s Main Food
Distribution Hub in Manassas
We are seeking individuals to help support us in the
Catholic response to feeding the hungry. Please contact
Debra Beard, Volunteer Coordinator for more information
at [email protected] or 703-479-2975
More dates are now available due to the earlier positive
response. Parishioners still needing an appointment can
sign up on-line or after Mass for the following dates:
Thursday, February 5, from 2-9pm; Friday, February 6,
from 2-9pm; and Saturday, February 7, 10am-5pm. Don’t
miss out on being part of St. Katharine Drexel’s history.
What are you reading for Lent?
Lent begins on February 18 and provides a wonderful
opportunity to expand our faith and deepen our
relationship with God. Good spiritual reading can add to
this joyfully penitential time. Why not browse the shelves
of the new Mission Office Library and find a volume for
your Lenten journey? The library is open during normal
Mission Office hours.
All Photo Appointments are at the Mission Office
Do you have an immediate family member in the
Armed Forces? As part of the upcoming SKD directory,
a page will be dedicated to photos of family members of
SKD parishioners. If you would like to have a picture of
your loved one included in the directory, please contact
Kathy Frick in the Mission Office for details.
Inclement Weather Policy for Masses at BRMS
If Prince William County Schools are closed, Mass will
be cancelled. In the event that PWCS has not made
a decision by 7am & St. Katharine Drexel Mission
feels Mass cannot be celebrated because of the
weather, a cancellation notice will be posted on our
website: www.katharinedrexelcc.org or call 703-754
-8444. Drivers & set-up crew will be contacted via a
phone tree.
To arrange for your baby’s Baptism or
to find out about Baptism Classes,
please call the parish office
February 1, 2015
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations,
to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you.”
Psalm 106 (105):47
Special Intention
St. Stephen
Jim Vaglia †
Valeria & Gino Breglio †
St. Katharine
Robert L. Morgan †
People of the Parish
Communion Service
Communion Service
Communion Service
Communion Service
Communion Service
The Presentation of the Lord
Malachi 3:1-4/Psalm 24:7-10/Hebrews 2:1418/Luke 2:22-40
Tuesday Saint Blaise, Bishop, Martyr
Saint Ansgar, Bishop
Hebrews 12:1-4/Psalm 22:26b-28, 30-32/
Mark 5:21-43
Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15/Psalm 103:1-2, 1314, 17-18a/Mark 6:1-6
Thursday Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr
Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24/Psalm 48:2-4, 911/Mark 6:7-13
Saint Paul Miki, Martyr, and Companions,
Hebrews 13:1-8/Psalm 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9c/
Mark 6:14-29
Saturday Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21/Psalm 23:1-6/
Mark 6:30-34
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Job 7:1-4, 6-7/Psalm 147:1-6/1 Corinthians
9:16-19, 22-23/Mark 1:29-39
Sunday, February 1
Religious Ed, St. Stephen the Martyr,
Middleburg Charter School, grades 1-7
Grade 8, Parish Hall
Religious Ed, St. Katharine Drexel,
Battlefield High School
Tuesday, February 3
Abiding Love Prayer Group, Kathleen
Lambiasi 703-754-8224
This Weekend’s Second Collection
Is for the Arlington Catholic Herald
For Those Who Serve - Please
pray for all the brave women and men in
harm’s way; especially
SSGT David Hearing, First Lt. Ben Griffin,
SN David O’Flynn, Christopher Goubeaux,
Caitlyn Tschida, LCPL Timothy Tschida, and
Ens. Elizabeth Cotter
Let Us Pray for… David Fuller, Craig Fulmer,
Brittany Leap, Patricia Lengauer, Jackie Lorzing,
Victor Ramirez, Gail Seely, Marilyn Walker, and
Joan White