April 7 - Saint Rita Catholic Church

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April 7 - Saint Rita Catholic Church
ST. RITA CHURCH
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
MONDAY, APRIL 8
THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
7:00 AM
ELIZABETH T. BURKE (L)
7:30 PM
SANTIFICATION OF PRIESTS
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
EASTER WEEKDAY
7:00 AM
MATTHEW FOLEY (D)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
EASTER WEEKDAY
7:00 AM
THE HUGHES FAMILY (L)
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION ~ 7:30AM-8:00PM
CONFESSIONS HEARD FROM 7:00-8:00PM.
10:00 AM
MS. DELSEY ALVAREZ (L)
School Mass
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
ST. STANISLAUS, BISHOP AND MARTYR
7:00 AM
TOM HUGHES (L)
7:30 PM
LADISLAUS ZAJAC (D)
Traditional Latin Mass
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
EASTER WEEKDAY
7:00 AM
TINA MOORE (L)
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
ST. MARTIN I, POPE AND MARTYR
8:00 AM
ROB LUCIER (D)
5:00 PM
MARIE WILLY (D)
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
7:15 AM
ELIZABETH MILLS-GRACEY (L)
8:30 AM
MARY KETCHEM (D)
11:00 AM
Missa Pro Populo—Mass for the People
1:00 PM
CELEBRANT’S INTENTION
HE IS RISEN!
Rejoice and be glad!
PARISH FINANCIAL UPDATES
Regular collection for March 25-26 … $12,149
Additional R&R donations … $48
Holy Thursday … $243 Good Friday … $223
Easter Flowers … $397 Easter Offering … $290
Miscellaneous second collections … $13
Cascia Account ~ Poor Box … $403
Our Faith does not lack humor … but abounds in it, the most tender,
most cheery, most lasting humor. St. Lawrence, directing the roasting of
his own body with the nicety of a cook; the Irish peasant who gives
thanks in feeling a bit more rheumatism today than yesterday; and the
elderly nuns who can be merry in the abode of death. In it’s fullness,
perhaps only the saints have it, those serene beings who laugh at the
follies and pettiness that surrounds them, to whom no adversity can
dishearten and no suffering sour; whose eyes are bright with eternal
merriment looking on the fashion of this world which quickly passes
away. Lord, grant us this “cheery” Faith, so badly needed in our day!
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APRIL 7, 2013
Parish Updates
Thank you so much for your continued interest in our Parish
Booklet Rack. Just a reminder that all items in the Booklet Rack
are for sale and are clearly marked as such. Payment envelopes
can be found in the upper right hand corner; follow the
instructions for their return. God bless you+
Bishop’s Lenten Appeal 2013: Saint Rita Parish is holding steady
in having reached 96% of its goal of $134,000. The next report
should (hopefully!) announce our success at 100% or more. It’s
never too late to pledge; look for the pledge envelopes in both the
church pews and vestibules.
Now that the Lenten Season is past, we have returned to our
usual Confession schedule as found on the front cover of the
bulletin. Our generous clergy provide the Sacrament seven times
each week. The Church strongly encourages monthly confession.
Look for the Examination of Conscience forms located in each
vestibule year round.
Feeding the Hungry: For over 25 years
members of Saint Rita Parish have provided
bag lunches for the hungry: street people,
mothers and their children, older adults—
anyone who asks, receives. Each volunteer
makes 10 bag lunches every 8 weeks.
Lunches consist of a sandwich, fruit, cookies, and whatever else
the volunteer wants to include. The bagged lunches are brought to
the Salvation Army Family Service office on Bellefonte Street,
where they are distributed on a daily basis. If you would like to
join this ministry, please email [email protected] or call
her at 703-683-5138.
The Saint Rita School’s 13th Annual Silent Auction — Great
Gatsby Gala will be held next week, Saturday, April 13th, at The
Carlyle Club in Old Towne Alexandria. Over $65,000 was raised
at this event last year. These funds constitute a vital piece of the
school budget, providing for operating expenses as well as capital
investments such as computer laptops, science equipment,
classroom Bibles, and playground and recess equipment. And the
Gala is a wonderful event spent with members of our Parish
community. We hope you’ll consider making a reservation today!
Register Online at saintrita-school.maestroweb.com. Refer all
your aucti on questi ons t o Leigha Doerrer at
[email protected]
The Respect Life Mass for April will be
celebrated on Saturday, April 27th, at
8:00AM. The Rosary will follow at the
Duke Street abortion facility. The Respect
Life intention for April is for our Lord’s
final Respect Life victory — through the
dauntless efforts of Holy Mother Church and her faithful people.
The May Baptism class will be held on Thursday, May 2nd, at
7:30PM in the Parish Center Lounge. Please call Joanne for more
information and to register, 703-836-1640, x10.
March 31, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Lord Jesus,
This year, our annual Lenten retreat and Holy Week have been taking place in a uniquely
different setting: within the Year of Faith. This Year is a priceless opportunity for each one of us
to deepen our relationship with the Lord Jesus within the Community of His Disciples, the
Church. He reaches out to embrace us with His ever-faithful merciful love, inviting from us a
response of love: love for Him and for one another.
The central mystery of our faith – the Dying and Rising of Jesus Christ – proclaims clearly and
intensely how much God loves us! Through the suffering, death and Resurrection of His Onlybegotten Son, Whom He sent to be our Redeemer and Saviour, the love of God is revealed and
made present. The Risen Lord Jesus stands before us on Easter as once He stood before His
Disciples in the Upper Room, proclaiming peace and pointing to the wounds in His hands, feet
and side, enduring signs of His love poured out to save us.
In the face of such love, how can we not but offer Him our love: love for Him and, because of
Him, for all our brothers and sisters? In the face of such love, how can we not discover enduring
hope even in humanly impossible situations, the desire to be as faithful as we can to our
individual vocations, the strength to witness to Truth and to live Charity in daily life? In the face
of such love, how can we not recommit ourselves to living the Faith by deepening our
relationship with the Lord Jesus within the Community of His Disciples, the Church?
Yes, the love of the Risen Lord Jesus embraces us and unites us to be His disciples, living our
Faith daily!
Assuring you of my prayers on Easter and throughout the Easter Season, and also reaffirming my
pastoral love for each of you, I remain,
Faithfully in the Heart of Christ,
Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde
Bishop of Arlington
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31 de marzo del 2013
Queridos hermanos y hermanas en el Señor Jesús Resucitado,
Este año, nuestro retiro anual de Cuaresma y la Semana Santa han tenido lugar en un ambiente
singularmente distinto: dentro del Año de la Fe. Este año, cada uno de nosotros tiene una
oportunidad invalorable de profundizar nuestra relación con el Señor Jesús dentro de la
Comunidad de Sus Discípulos, es decir, dentro de la Iglesia. Él se acerca para abrazarnos con Su
Amor Misericordioso, siempre fiel, y nos invita a darle una respuesta de amor: amor por Él y de
los unos por los otros.
La Muerte y Resurrección de Jesucristo, el misterio central de nuestra fe, proclaman de forma
clara e intensa ¡cuánto nos ama Dios! A través del sufrimiento, la muerte y la resurrección de Su
Hijo Unigénito, enviado por Dios como nuestro Redentor y Salvador, se revela y se hace
presente el amor de Dios. El Señor Jesús Resucitado aparece ante nosotros en la Pascua como lo
hiciera una vez ante Sus Discípulos en el Cenáculo, proclama la paz y muestra las heridas de las
manos, los pies y el costado, señales perdurables del amor que nos dio para salvarnos.
Ante tanto amor, ¿cómo podemos dejar de ofrecer nuestro amor a Dios: nuestro amor por Él y,
por causa de Él, por todos nuestros hermanos y hermanas? Ante tanto amor, ¿cómo podemos
dejar de descubrir la esperanza perdurable aun en situaciones humanamente imposibles, el deseo
de ser tan fieles como podamos a nuestras vocaciones individuales, la fortaleza de dar testimonio
de la Verdad y de practicar la Caridad en nuestra vida diaria? Ante tanto amor, ¿cómo podemos
dejar de renovar nuestro compromiso de vivir la Fe profundizando nuestra relación con el Señor
Jesús dentro de la Comunidad de Sus Discípulos, es decir, dentro de la Iglesia?
Sí, el amor del Señor Jesús Resucitado nos abraza y nos une para que seamos Sus discípulos y
vivamos nuestra fe a diario.
Al reiterarles mis oraciones durante la Pascua y la temporada pascual y mi amor pastoral por
cada uno de ustedes, me es grato suscribirme,
Fielmente en el Corazón de Cristo,
Monseñor Paul S. Loverde
Obispo de Arlington
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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER—DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Divine Mercy Sunday and the
Extraordinary Grace Promised by Jesus
On April 30, 2000, His Holiness John Paul II, in
response to the wishes of the Christian faithful, declared
“the second Sunday of Easter henceforth throughout the
Church will also be called Divine Mercy Sunday” (cf.
Homily: 30 April 2000 and Decree: Congregation of
Worship). The desire for this celebration was expressed by
our Lord to Saint Faustina, and can be found recorded in her
Diary:
… My daughter, tell the whole world about My
inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a
refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor
sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy
are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those
souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that
will go to Confession * and receive Holy Communion [on
this day] ** shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and
punishment.
On that day all the divine floodgates through
which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw
near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy
is so great that no mind, be it of man or an angel, will be
able to fathom it throughout all eternity …
The Feast of mercy emerged from My very
depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly
celebrated on the First Sunday after Easter. Mankind
will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My
Mercy (Diary #699).
*Confession within a reasonable time before the Feast is
sufficient. One must be in the state of grace to receive the
extraordinary grace promised by our Lord.
**Diary #300
Our parish painting of Divine Mercy, now on display in
the Sanctuary, is the original image of Jesus, The
Divine Mercy, painted in 1934 under Saint Faustina’s
direction by Eugene Kazimirowski.
Have you prayed
your
ROSARY
today?
LOST AND FOUND: Don’t hesitate to call Joanne for
assistance, 703-836-1640, x10. All found items are bagged and
dated, with unclaimed items being kept for a period of three
months. We hope to repeat these ads on a more frequent basis in
the hopes of forestalling any disappointment!
To all Parish Women:
We need your ideas!
Our parish is planning to form a new
group for all parish women and your
input is needed. Please come join us
for wine and hors d’oeuvres and meet with Father Gee on
Friday, April 19th, at 8:00PM in the Parish Center to
share and discuss ideas. The meeting will be preceded by
recitation of the Rosary in the church at 7:30PM (please
enter through one of the side doors of the church).
To assist the process, please complete a survey of
your preferences and interests prior to the meeting. To
receive a copy of the survey, please email Cindy Hart at
[email protected] Surveys are also available in the
Russell Road vestibule (with a box for their return).
Completed surveys are needed by Wednesday,
April 17th. You are invited to complete the survey even if
you are unable to attend the meeting. For more information,
please email or call Cindy Hart at 703-739-1541.
Thank you for your help as we seek to form this
new ministry for women!
**
The attached letter from Bishop Loverde dated
March 31 arrived too late for our Easter bulletin! As its
message embraces the entire Easter Season, we are
happy to present it to you this Divine Mercy Sunday.
News From Elsewhere
Retreat planned at Loyola On the Potomac: Saint Rita
parishioners are invited to participate in a coed retreat at Loyola
on the Potomac, an idyllic setting for quiet recollection and
deeper prayer. This Jesuit retreat house is in a secluded location
directly across the Potomac River: 9270 Loyola Retreat Road,
Falkner, Maryland 20632. They can be reached at 301-392-0819
or toll free at 866-277-2668 (Lisa) … or check them online at:
www.loyolaonthepotomac.com. (Complete retreat schedule found
here.) Leo Lewis is the local contact and can be reached at 703836-8632.
The retreat will be held April 26-28 with the theme
being, “Speaking As One Friend to Another.” (Spiritual Exercises
#54)
** Take note of the side bulletin board ads regarding the
following events:
• Internet and Mobile Safety Workshop for parents; held
at Bishop Ireton High School on Wednesday, April 17th, at
6:30PM. “Must-have” information for parents wanting to educate
and protect their children in today’s digital world.
• “The Incredible Shrinking Person: Dementia and
Personhood Debate” with national pro-life activist and speaker,
Father Paul Schenck. This event will be held at the Saint Mary
Church Lyceum in Alexandria on Friday, April 19th, at 7:30PM.
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