Saint Leo the Great Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotion


Saint Leo the Great Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotion
October 25, 2015
Saint Leo the Great
Forty Hours
Eucharistic Devotion
Dear Friends,
I had originally planned to write some more in this
week’s bullen concerning the Church’s teaching on
principles which need to guide our individual prudenal
judgments in maers pertaining to social jusce and
economic policy. I will hold off on that for a while because
of ever increasing concern expressed by a number of
parishioners regarding the ongoing Synod on the Family
taking place in Rome.
There have been many reports in both the secular
and religious media which both reassure and disturb those
who seek to understand the Church’s teaching concerning
marriage and family life and seek support and guidance
from the Church in living out the truth somemes in the
face of not only uncertainty but outright hoslity. As
events unfold I would encourage all of us to pray very hard
for our Holy Father and for all parcipants in the Synod.
We face many significant challenges to the faith and are at
the same me presented with many opportunies to
express the unchanging teaching of Jesus Christ faithfully
transmied by the Church through the centuries in new
and even unexpected ways. Reading many blogs and
websites I personally sense that there is a lot of heat being
generated but lile light. To all, I suggest these following
links as sources for good (not perfect) informaon – , ,, and
Let us connue to pray for one another and in a
special way for all families!
As a small child, while Christmas, Lent and Easter
were always my favorite mes of the year, Halloween was
prey cool too. If any “trick or treaters” happen to be out
and about St. Leo next Saturday evening I invite them to
stop by the rectory. We will be ready for you!
In Christ,
Rev. David A. Whitestone, Pastor
Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church
will celebrate the Feast of Saint Leo
with The Forty Hours Eucharistic
Devotion beginning with Vespers
at 7:00 pm on Sunday, November 8th,
and continuing through 7:00 pm Mass on Tuesday,
November 10th. Father Jean-Luc Zadroga, OSB, will
lead our Forty Hours Devotion this year. Please sign
up on the sheet in the Church Vestibule to spend some
time in prayer with the Lord.
In honor of our patron saint, we remind all parishioners of
the PLENARY INDULGENCE which the Church grants us
on our patronal feast day, so long as we visit the Church on
the feast day, and also, pray for the intentions of the Pope,
and receive the sacraments of Confession and Holy
Communion within several days (about 20) before or after
the feast day. Please join in honoring our patron, St. Leo
the Great, during our Forty Hours Devotions, and on his
Feast Day, Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Returns to St. Leo Nationally
singer/songwriter, Michael John Poirier, returns to
St. Leo for a third visit on Sunday,
November 1. He will lead a prayer
concert, “Songs and Stories from The Camino” at 7:00pm.
Don’t miss this truly unique prayer opportunity! All are
welcome. There is no entrance fee, though a free-will
offering will be collected in support of this family ministry.
The second collection next
weekend, Oct. 31—Nov. 1,
will benefit the Little Sisters
and their work with the
elderly poor.
The Little Sisters conduct Saint Joseph’s Home for the
Aged in Richmond. For over 130 years, these Sisters
have cared for the aged who have limited resources. In
order to maintain their home, the Sisters go out daily
to solicit gifts of money and food for their Residents.
Any help you may be able to give them will be greatly
Please be generous.
There is no special envelope in your envelope packet
for this collection.
—Please remember in your prayers the repose of
the souls of the faithful departed, especially:
Florence Yoo, aunt of Nancy Rosenkranz; Patrick
Laing, husband of Alice Laing; John Brahaney,
husband of Shirley Brahaney.
Rom 8:12-17; Lk 13:10-17
Rom 8:18-25; Lk 13:18-21
Wednesday Eph 2:19-22; Lk 6:12-16
Rom 8:31b-39; Lk 13:31-35
Rom 9:1-5; Lk 14:1-6
Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29; Lk 14:1, 7-11
Rv 7:2-4, 9-14; 1 Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12a
—We ask you to remember those in need of our daily
prayers, especially: Sara Long, Brennan Fowler.
On the 1st Sunday of each month, Saint Leo parish offers
a blessing for Expectant and Adopting Parents in support
of life & family. The blessing will take place after the 9am
Mass in the church. Parents in any stage of pregnancy or
the adoption process are invited.
THE 11 AM MASS NEXT SUNDAY, November 1st, will
be celebrated for the souls of those parishioners, family
members and friends who have died during the last
month. If you would like to have someone remembered in
the Prayers of the Faithful at this Mass, please call 703273-5369.
The Extraordinary Form Traditional
Latin Low Mass according to the
1962 Missal of Pope St. John XXIII
will be celebrated at Saint Leo on
Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 pm.
The Sung Mass in Latin (Missa
Cantata) will be celebrated
Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 pm.
All are welcome. Please join us.
THE SCHOLA that sings the Latin chants for the monthly
Extraordinary Form Missa Cantata is seeking new
members. No experience necessary. Rehearsals are on
Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm in the Rectory Conference
Room. Please join us.
St. Leo Adult Bible Study will begin its
2015-2016 study on Thursday, Oct. 29
at 7:30 pm in the St. Matthew Room. Our
study topic will be The Biblical Basis of
the Sacraments. Have you ever wondered
why the Church has seven sacraments,
and where they come from? Has anyone ever told you that
sacraments aren't "Biblical?" If so, you'll enjoy learning
about the ancient roots and Scriptural connections of these
practices, which the catechism calls "the masterworks of
God." You will need a Catholic edition of the Bible, both Old
and New Testaments. Come, join us! Questions? Call
Norma Jo Shore at 703-978-3361, or [email protected].
October 26 through November 1
Joseph and Rose Cesarini
Mary Rodriguez
Special Intention
Samuel Jones
Charles Tychsen
Ken Whitehead
Ad Brault
Dr. Rafael F. Madan (anniv.)
Basilio A. Reyes
Esther Ziemba
Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez
Bernott Family
For The Parish
Hugh Bob Farrell
deceased of the parish
Carlota Elisa Quintero
Special Intention
In addition to the regular schedule of Masses, Mass has
been offered for the following intentions: Special Intention,
John Brosnan, Special Intention, Margie Diamond, Special
Intention, Special Intention.
Leo. The next class is Tuesday, November 10th
at 7:30 pm in the St. Mark room. Please call the
rectory office (703-273-5369) to register.
Low Gluten Hosts are available for those who need them.
Please inform the sacristan before Mass begins.
The second collection next weekend will benefit the
Little Sisters of the Poor. Please be generous.
October 25, 2015
“What do you want Me to do you for you?”
Could your answer be the grace of a
vocation to the priesthood or consecrated
life? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at 703-841-2514,
or write: [email protected].
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
(RCIA) is a process for bringing into the Catholic Church
All Saints Play and Party Sunday, November 1, 2-4 pm
in the Guadalupe Room. Come celebrate All Saints Day
with a play performed by children of the parish, “Late Night
with the Saints,” where Jay Betterman will interview several
great saints. There will also be saint themed games and
activities. For more information and to RSVP please contact Kathleen Leffas: [email protected]
The Ladies’ Auxiliary for the
Father Diamond Council Knights
of Columbus 6292, is hosting a
Craft Fair at Saint Leo
in the school gym TODAY
Sunday October 25,
from 8 am until 1 pm.
both those who have never been baptized & those who
were baptized in a non-Catholic church. RCIA is also the
way for adult Catholics who have never been confirmed to
prepare for the final Sacrament of Initiation, Confirmation.
Every September, a new RCIA process begins at St. Leo.
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 classes are 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 learn! RCIA meets on Tuesdays, from
7:30-9 pm in the Guadalupe Room.
Adult Confirmation Adults who wish to receive the
Sacrament of Confirmation need to attend the RCIA
classes on Tuesday evenings. Classes have begun and
will continue through March, 2016. Adult Confirmation will
take place at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in
Arlington, on May 14 & 15, 2016.
For more information about any of the above, please contact
Carolyn at [email protected] or 703-273-5369.
FAIRFAX Under the
patronage of Bl. Giorgio Frassati, we are a
community of young adults (20's-30's,
singles & couples) striving to deepen our
faith, serve the community, & evangelize
the culture, while enjoying coffee & outdoors-y activities.
Every Monday: Running Group! Meet in front of the
Church at 7 pm. Come for a fun run & prayer around
Fairfax City. All skill levels welcome! We meet every
Every Wednesday: Whiskey and Wisdom at Auld
Shebeen, 6-7:00 pm. Every other week of W&W we will
discuss the wisdom in the book of "Letters to a Young
Catholic," led by Mike Horvath. Next discussion Oct. 21.
Friday, October 30: Confession, Adoration, Bonfire.
Confessions at 7 pm, Adoration at 8 pm with bonfire
following. Bring a friend and something to share around
the fire. (Fire pit located to the right of the church)
If you would like to receive our newsletter with upcoming
events, or be added to our Google Community Group,
send an email to: [email protected]
Follow us on Twitter: @FrassatiFairfax
Fall into a new book! The Saint Leo School
Book Fair will be held in the school library
beginning Sunday, Oct. 25 (10 am—12:30 pm)
through Thursday, Oct. 29 (weekday hours 8:15
-3:00). 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 am-3:00
pm or access forms on our website at:
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year
are available. Call the school office to make
an appointment for a tour 703-273-1211.
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.
Religious Education News
Parents of Fall 2015 Confirmation candidates:
Confirmation robes will be distributed on Monday,
November 2 from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Religious Education
Office. Parents must pick up the robes. Parents of St. Leo
the Great School students may pick up robes earlier in the
day if prior arrangements have been made.
There will be a First Communion Parents Meeting for all
parents who have children who will receive First
Communion in the spring of 2016. The meeting will be
held on Wednesday, 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:
Scouting for Food is coming to our
parish November 14. A vital special work to help
serve the needs in our community providing food
for the holiday programs, and carries the pantry
through the slow donation months of January and
February. Twelve dedicated Scout troops will be collecting
food and bringing to our parish. We need more adult
volunteers during the afternoon slot of 1-4 pm to help
weigh/sort and stock/clean up. Volunteer kitchen help
needed in the morning. Please call 703-352-3509 today.
Sacristans Needed: There is an immediate need for
sacristans and substitutes for Saturday 5 PM and Sunday
Masses. Training will be provided.
If you can help in this important ministry, please contact
Linda Leightley at 703-273-2089.
Father Diamond Council
Events & Calendar
Meetings – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
8:00 PM
Providence Hall
Fraternalism Night – 7:00 Providence Hall
1:00 Redskins/Buccaneers game Providence Hall
Meeting and 2nd Degree – 7:00 Rosary, 8:00 Mtg
4th Degree Exemplification @ Westfields
Crèche Lighting and Spaghetti Dinner
Christmas Dinner & Dance
Giant, Shoppers Food Warehouse & Safeway Food Cards
for sale – at KofC Hall every weekday at 3:00 PM or call
Larry Novak - 703-978-6137
Join the Knights – Contact Joe Gesker – 703-435-4811
Girls CLC is this week, Monday, October 26,
from 7:30-9pm. Each week we break open the
Gospels and reflect on scripture. Having tea pares and eang
cupcakes are part of the weekly fun! Interested? Contact
Laura Benne at [email protected]
Boys CLC is this week! Join us Wednesday, October 28, from
7:30-9 pm. Each week we break open the Gospels and reflect
on scripture. Playing ulmate frisbee, board games, or
jamming out are part of the weekly fun! Interested? Contact
Mike Paquee at [email protected]
October 25 for the next part in Salvaon History: "Broke." We
will meet for Mass at 5:00 pm, followed by a great dinner,
fellowship, fun & faith. Evening concludes at 8:00 pm. Open
to all 9th-12th grade students. Bring a friend! This semester we
will talk about Salvation History, "the story."
Middle School
Thursday Takeovers con7nue this Thursday, October 29. We
meet weekly 3:30-5:00 pm for snacks, games, and prayer!
Mark your calendar for our next ON FIRE: November 21!
#BlessedAreTheMeek. We will meet for 5:00 pm Mass,
followed by dinner, games, at talk a Bonfire and S'mores! We
will be having a sock and coat drive for those who need warm
clothes this winter. Please consider bringing a new package of
socks and/or gently worn coat to donate. This year's theme is
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 must be
fully compliant with the requirements of the Diocesan Office for
the Protection of Children/Young People. We need volunteers for
both our High School & Middle School Youth Ministry Programs.
Questions? Email Melissa at [email protected]
For more information, calendars and registration forms,
check out our website:
Paul VI Catholic High School Annual
Open House Sunday, Nov. 1, 1-4 pm.
Group presentations at 1:15 & 2:15 in
Father Heet Auditorium. This is the perfect
opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th graders &
families to explore the benefits of Catholic
high school education. Visit or email
[email protected] for info about PVI. Current 8th
graders are encouraged to set up a Panther for a Day
experience by emailing [email protected]
“FINDING JOY IN ADVENT” a day featuring Fr. Andrew
Fisher, pastor of St. Ambrose Church in Annandale, and
Elizabeth Foss, Arlington Catholic Herald columnist and
author, will be held on Saturday, November 7, at St. Mark
Parish in Vienna. Also offered are how-to workshops and
vendors, who present ideas and resources to more fully
celebrate Advent as you prepare for the Christmas Season.
Co-sponsored by Living Advent and the Arlington Diocese
Council of Catholic Women.
Register now at Space is limited.
EnCourage is a Catholic support community for parents,
family, and friends who want to reach out in truth and
compassion to loved ones experiencing same-sex
attractions. Standing by the true teachings of the Roman
Catholic Church, EnCourage members support one
another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer,
and fellowship. EnCourage meets the first Monday of each
month at St. Veronica Parish in the school building, room
P205, at 7:30 pm. St. Veronica is located at 3460
Centreville Rd, Chantilly. For information, or to reach a
priest who works with EnCourage, please email:
[email protected]. Even if you are not
comfortable with the idea of group meeting, priests working
in this ministry will help you!
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 11:00am-12:15pm, Salón Juan
en el Centro Parroquial. Para información, llamar al Diácono
José López, 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 información, llamar al Diacono José López 703-222-7704.
October 25, 2015
“¿Qué quieres que haga por ti?” ¿Podría
ser tu respuesta a la gracia de una
vocación al sacerdocio o la vida
consagrada? Llama al Padre J.D. Jaffe al
(703) 841-2514 o escríbele a:
Programa de Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos
(RICA) Este programa es para todos los adultos (18 años
para arriba) que les falte uno de los sacramentos de
iniciación (bautizo, comunión, o confirmación). Las clases
comenzarán el domingo, 27 de septiembre, a las 10:30 am
en el salón San Juan del centro Parroquial. Para mayor
información, llamar a Gustavo y Sandra Solares, 703-3460409.
Voluntarios para el Programa de RICA: Si desea participar
en el RICA como voluntario, por favor ponerse en contacto con
Gustavo y Sandra Solares al 703-346-0409.
Estudio Bíblico: La Gran Aventura - Concordancia de la
Biblia Este estudio es para conocer la historia de la
Salvación. Estudiaremos 14 libros de la Biblia que nos
mostrarán la historia completa del cristianismo. Clases
serán los viernes, 7:15-8:45 pm en el salon San Juan del
Centro Parroquial de San Leo. Costo es de $25 para cubrir
el material. Para información, llamar a Gustavo y Sandra
Solares, 703-346-0409.
Clases de inglés disponibles en San Leo Caridades
Católicas -Hogar Immigrant Services ofrece clases de
inglés los sábados 10 am-12 pm. La inscripción para las
clases será el 12 de septiembre de 10 am-12 pm.
Ofrecemos varios niveles de clase. El precio de las clases
es $50.00 por el semestre e incluye el libro.
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.
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 será el 31 octubre.
Grupo de Oración Sábados 6-8:30pm, Salon de Nuestra Sra de La
Guadalupe. Información: Jose Ferrufino: 703-250-1343.
October 25, 2015

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