Friday, September 26, 2014

October Mass Calendar

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

From the Tiber to the James - a Blog of the Virginia Catholic Conference

This blog of the Virginia Catholic Conference "taking the Catholic faith from the pew to the public square "  has just concluded a  three-part series exploring the seventh theme of Faithful Citizenship --- care for creation, discussing how Catholics can use the resources God has blessed us with responsibly to meets our needs and preserve a clean and hospitable environment for future generations.

The first of the series is entitled Care for God’s Creation: Preserving the planet for our children and generations yet unborn.

The second is entitled  Protecting the vulnerable and care for creation: Striking a balance.

The final posting is entitled Call to act on climate change is call to solidarity with world’s poor

Here is a link to this timely and interesting blog.

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Youth Rally 2014

Every year the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry sponsors RALLY, an outreach event that celebrates our faith and love of the Lord!.  Hundreds of high school students  gather for over eight hours of music, inspirational speakers, and  Mass with Bishop Loverde.
This year’s RALLY will be held  SUNDAY, October 19 from 11:30 am -8pm

Where: Marymount University, Arlington, VA.
Speakers: Bishop Loverde, Leah Darrow
Music: Royal Tailor and Lee Roessler Band
More information from the Coordinator of Youth Ministry and here


At noon on Saturday October 4th, the traditional St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals will take place at Sacred Heart Church in the lower parking lot behind the rectory.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

World Meeting of Families Next Year in Philadelphia, .

This morning, Archbishops Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family and Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., of Philadelphia, U.S.A., discussed the upcoming World Meeting of Families  which will take place in Philadelphia from 22 to 27 September 2015. 22 to 27 September 2015.
The event will be accompanied by an official catechesis that “will help parish and diocesan leaders, catechists and other interested persons prepare Catholics across the globe for next year's meeting. … It develops its teaching in ten simple steps. It starts with the purpose of our creation and moves into the nature of our sexuality; the covenant of marriage; the importance of children; the place of priesthood and religious life in the ecology of the Christian community; the Christian home as a refuge for the wounded heart; the role of the Church; and the missionary witness of Christian families to the wider world”.

“The text gives us a foundation for all of the different programming that will go into the World Meeting of Families”, noted Archbishop Chaput, “from major talks, to panels and breakout sessions, to family entertainment throughout the event. The text is currently available in English and Spanish. Portuguese, French and other language editions are planned this fall through the efforts of the Pontifical Council for the Family. The catechesis also includes the special prayer we commissioned to prepare for the 2015 gathering”.
(from Vatican Information Service News 16 September 2014)

The English language text may be purchased for $9.95 on the website of Our Sunday Visitor

Monday, September 01, 2014


The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for September is:
 “That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life”.

From USCCB Website

His intention for evangelisation is: 
“That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering”.