Fiat Days Camp: Fiat Days Camp: June 30 – July 4


Fiat Days Camp: Fiat Days Camp: June 30 – July 4
June 16, 2013
Novena Prayer
Dear Friends,
As we enter into summer many aspects of parish
life seem to slow down a bit. This weekend I would like to
menon one parcular group of volunteers that never
seems to slow down. Members of the St. Leo Conference
of the St. Vincent de Paul Society respond to our brothers
and sisters experiencing hardship throughout the year with
prayer and direct acon.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is more than just a
charity. Inspired by Gospel values, SVPD leads men and
women to join together to grow spiritually by showing love
of neighbor. They do this by offering person to person
service and support to those who are needy and suffering,
regardless of their race, creed, color or status.
This past year their volunteers have touched the
lives of more than 6,000 people in their outreach. Through
their assistance line, food pantry, home visits and
community outreach they have provided financial
assistance in the amount of $41,955, and over $275,300 in
donated non-cash assistance. They assisted nearly 520
adults and 410 children for Easter, Thanksgiving and
Christmas. Over $35,900 worth of food and $65,200 worth
of gis and non-cash assistance was provided to the needy
during these three holidays. Members of the St. Leo
Conference of SVPD have responded to a wide range of
requests, counseling and referrals. This past year the
volunteers have spent over 16,000 hours and travelled
over 11,900 miles to serve those in need.
I pray that none of us forgets that the work of
Christ in which we share connues all year round. To learn
more about the work of SVDP, to volunteer, or to support
the worthwhile group in other ways please leave a
message for Tammy or Greg on the Saint Vincent DePaul
general number at 703-352-3509.
Our Bishops have called upon all of us to
rededicate ourselves to the cause of religious freedom. The
Church in the United States will join together in a special
way from June 21- July 4 in prayer for the protecon of
religious freedom and conscience rights in the face of so
many assaults on the dignity of the human person. At St.
Leo the Great we will pray together the following Novena
Prayer at each Mass:
Almighty God, Father of all naons,
for Freedom You have set us free in Christ Jesus.
We praise and bless You for the gi of religious liberty,
the foundaon of human rights,
jusce, and the common good.
Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect
and promote our liberes.
By Your grace may we have the courage
to defend them for ourselves
and for all who live in this blessed land.
We ask this through the intercession of
Mary Immaculate, our patroness,
and in the name of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
with Whom You live and reign,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
In Christ,
Rev. David A. Whitestone, Pastor
Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) Pledges Thank you to
everyone who has supported the BLA. This appeal funds
programs and ministries in our diocese that support Vocations,
Youth Ministry, Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities, Religious
Education as well as many others. You may go online to make
a payment or set up recurring monthly payments via credit
card at For questions, please call
the BLA office at 703-841-2570.
Diocesan Pilgrimage October 12 Mark your calendars to
join Bishop Loverde and our diocesan family of faith on our
biannual pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of
the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. This year's
theme is “Mary, Star of the New Evangelization, Increase
our Faith.” Plan on setting a day aside for Our Lord this Fall,
celebrating our faith with prayer, inspirational talks, Mass,
Confessions, and fellowship with thousands of other
parishioners. Check back this summer for more details
Fiat Days Camp:
June 30 – July 4
Fiat Days is a camp for Catholic women in
high school (rising freshmen – rising
seniors) to deepen their faith, learn more
about vocations, and to better discern
God’s call in their lives. Cost is only $125,
and spots are filling quickly. Register
online at
—Please remember in your prayers the repose of the
souls of the faithful departed, especially: James Witek,
husband of Carolyn Witek.
—We ask you to remember those in need of our daily
Altar Server training Any rising fifth
grader who is interested in becoming an
altar server is invited to come to learn
how. The rehearsal dates are June 29th,
July 13th and July 20th, 2013 from 10:15
am to 12:15 pm. The student must attend
at least two of the possible dates in order to become
proficient. Once they have completed their training, they
can serve during the rest of the summer during the
weekend Masses and also the weekday mass at 9 a.m. If
your child would like to wait until the end of the summer,
training will be conducted once again in September (more
details to follow). Please contact Fr. Baez to sign up (703273-5369).
For children through age 18- The Junior Legion of Mary
is open to all Catholic youth, ages 8 through 18, who are
interested in exploring holiness through prayer and active
works. To find out more, you are invited to attend the Jr.
LOM meetings on Sunday mornings at 10:20 in the St.
Mark Room, Parish Hall.
Mother of Perpetual Help Prayer Group Please join us to
pray for all our needs every Wednesdays 6:00pm–6:45pm
in the church. For more information, please call the church
office or e-mail Linda Click at [email protected]
Don’t forget to register for our 2013
Vacation Bible School! Registration
forms may be picked up in the Religious
Education Office daily. VBS will run July
29th-Aug 2nd and space is limited to 60
children (Pre-K — rising 4th grade). Contact, Kelly Morrison
in the Religious Education Office: 703-273-4868 or
[email protected] if you have questions.
St. Leo Mom's Group Welcoming all mothers for
faith-filled fellowship. We have monthly Bible
studies, outings with the children, mom's night
out and meals for new moms. For more
information, please contact Michele Healy:
[email protected]
[email protected].
Gabriel Project Ministry Are you an
expectant mother? Would you like to have a
friend supporting and accompanying you on
your journey to motherhood? Gabriel Project is
a parish-based ministry that assists pregnant
women with material, emotional, and spiritual
support. Please call our confidential helpline at
1-866-444-3553. For volunteer information or
to donate items, contact [email protected]
2 Cor 6:1-10; Mt 5:38-42
2 Cor 8:1-9; Mt 5:43-48
2 Cor 9:6-11; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
2 Cor 11:1-11; Mt 6:7-15
2 Cor 11:18, 21-30; Mt 6:19-23
2 Cor 12:1-10; Mt 6:24-34
Zec 12:10-11, 13:1; Gal 3:26-29;
Lk 9:18-24
June 17 through June 23
Father’s Day Novena
Father’s Day Novena
Father’s Day Novena
Father’s Day Novena
Father’s Day Novena
Special Intention
Henry Budzynski
Helen Bradford
Mitchell Mathew Maichak
Dr. Rafael F. Madan
Luis Villanueva
Jay Bistay
For the Parish
Ella Mae Howes
Alice Gorko
Alberto Casas & Jeanette Arechavaleta
Cecilia Gillen
In addition to the regular schedule of Masses, Mass has
been offered for the following intentions: Arthur Murphy,
Special Intention, Special Intention, Faustino Molina, In
Thanksgiving, Donato and Rosalina Casiato.
at Saint Leo. The next class is Tuesday, June
11th 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.
“I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Is Christ
inviting you to let Him live in you through singlehearted service as a priest, deacon or in the
consecrated life? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514,
or write: [email protected].
Youth Sports Camps at Bishop O'Connell Learn a new
sport this summer or brush up on your skills! The coaching
staff at Bishop O'Connell High School offers summer youth
sports camps for field hockey, girls lacrosse, volleyball,
football, soccer, basketball & baseball. Many programs offer
before & after care. Visit
or call 703-237-1400 for more information.
Are you an older adult parishioner who is
homebound and need food? Please call us at
703/352-3509 to see how we may help you.
Food pantry request: Pancake mix, syrup, jam, peanut
butter, hot cereal, boxed cereal, brown and white rice, and
low sodium canned food. Diapers needed in size 5/6.
June distribution dates: Wednesday, June 19, 6 - 8pm;
Saturday, June 22, 9am - 12noon.
Office wish list: Multi-use
Tape, Mobile scanner.
June 16, 2013
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
Please call Mrs. Cynthia Washington, Assistant
Principal and Director of Admissions at 703-2731211, ext. 645 to request a tour.
All completed applications, with copies of
supporting documents, may be sent through the
mail or hand-carried to the school between the
hours of 9am and 2pm. Acceptance letters for the 2013–2014
school year will be mailed once
completed applications are received.
Financial Aid packets are also
available upon request. In the event
of inclement weather, please check
the website, or call the school office,
703-273-1211 for information.
Applications available:
PLEASE NOTE: Saint Leo parishioners receive preferential
status in Pre-School through eighth grade applications.
Faith & Food at P.J. Skidoos
Returns! Join your parish priests at P.J.
Skidoos, 9908 Fairfax Boulevard Fairfax,
on Monday, July 8th, at 7:00 pm, for an
evening of fellowship & lively discussion over dinner
(appetizers on us!). Be sure to bring your friends! All ages
are welcome! To suggest topics or submit questions you
[email protected] or 703-273-7277.
The Institute of Catholic Culture presents “The Common
Good: Learning to Live in a Catholic Society” on
Sunday, July 7th, at 7:30 pm in the Guadalupe room,
Parish Hall. Presenter: Prof. John Cuddeback, Ph.D.
Free admission! No reservation required.
For more information about the Institute of Catholic
Culture, please visit or
call 540-635 - 7155.
For addional informaon regarding any of the above events,
please contact Carolyn Smith: [email protected]
or 703-273-5369.
Paul VI High School Girls Soccer Camp for girls ages 7-13
Developing soccer technique & tactics in a positive, fun
environment July 8-12, 9am-3pm. Cost: $185 (includes camp t
-shirt; team discounts available) Please contact Coach Meg
Ashley: 703-352-0927 x503 or visit
document.doc?id=1047 for information.
7th Annual Band and Strings Camp at Paul VI Catholic High
School, June 17-21 8:30-noon. Open to Diocesan & public
Students prepare light pop, sacred, & classical selections,
performance last day in historic Donald Heet Auditorium for
family and friends. $80. Questions: [email protected].
Bishop Ireton High School 2013 Summer Camps Camps
offered: theater, basketball, soccer, football, baseball,
lacrosse & crew. Ages served: rising 1st graders through rising
12th graders. For brochure & registration, email
[email protected] or call 703-212-5190.
Paul VI Girls & Boys Summer Basketball Camps
June 17-21 / July 8-12 / July 22-26 for Grades 2-8 (9am4pm) Visit for camp info.
Saint Leo the Great Mini-Hoopster Camp
June 24-27 for Girls & Boys Grades K—2 (9am1:30pm) Visit for camp info.
PVI Volleyball Camp June 24- 28 5:30– 9:00pm at Paul VI
High School (10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax). Cost: $225. Our
camp is for girls & boys between the ages of 8 and 14 who
have had either limited or no volleyball experience. Register
now: Questions?
Contact Coach Sam Farrar at: [email protected]
Religious Education News
Registrations for CCD 2013-14 are accepted throughout
the summer. Please note the kindergarten class can only
accept the first 12 students enrolled. CCD Classes begin
the week of September 8th.
Catechists Needed: We are still in need of catechists &
aides for the 2013-2014 CCD school year (Sunday morning
(bilingual classes), & Monday afternoon & evening sessions).
Please contact the CCD Office: 703-273-4868 if you can help.
CCD Catechist Meeting 7:00-8:30pm in Parish Hall.
This is a mandatory meeting for ALL CCD Catechists.
Diocesan requirements for all catechists and volunteers
mandate that anyone involved with children must renew
VIRTUS certification by viewing the 20 minute update video
annually. This video will be presented at the meeting.
CCD Parent Mtg for K-8 in the gym 7:00-8:00 pm
Religious Education Office:
Theology on Tap All young adults are welcome to
join us for our Summer 2013 Theology on Tap "six
pack" Monday evenings June 3rd- July 8th. The
summer 2013 series, "Healing the Culture: An Easter
People in a Broken World," will open at 7:15pm and
the talk will begin at 7:30pm at "Ireland's Own" (111 N. Pitt St.,
Old Town Alexandria.)
Monday, June 17th "Understanding God through Science and
Reason" - Professor Greg Townsend.
Contact Erin: [email protected] or (703) 841-2549.
Father Diamond Council
Events & Calendar
Meetings – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
8:00 PM
Providence Hall
Last Monthly Family Breakfast till 9/15
Columbiettes Meeting 7 PM
Council Business Meeting 8 PM
Preceded by Food and Rosary 7 PM
Giant, Shoppers Food Warehouse & Safeway Gift Cards
for sale at Providence Hall every weekday at 3:00 PM
or call Larry Novak: 703-978-6137
(Profits benefit scholarship funds and St Leo PTO)
Join the Knights of Columbus. Call Pat McGuire 703-218-2986
High School Summer Events:
Star"ng July 1st M&M&M (Monday morning
Mass & Breakfast) Join us for 9:00am Monday
Mass followed by breakfast on us all summer
July 3rd - 6pm Nats Game! Join us to watch the Naonals take
on the Brewers!
July 9th - Cupcake Wars! Boys vs. Girls. Boys currently hold
the tle of champions for their caramel cupcake topped with
candy bacon. Will they be able to pull out a win this year? Or
will the girls come back with a cool culinary creaon and steal
the tle? Come and find out! Contact the youth office for
more info:[email protected]
August 7th - Kings Dominion! Come join us for awesome fun
filled day at Kings Dominion.
August 16th -17th: Boys CLC Summer Workshop (Virginia
Beach and Busch Gardens) Any boys interested in checking
out our boys CLC are welcome to join us for summer
workshop. We will head down to VA Beach for a day stay the
night in Norfolk and then hit up Busch Gardens. Contact Erik
Teter: [email protected] or 703-591-6089.
Middle School Students: The Summer Events Calendar is
online! Check it out!
Junior High WorkCamp! “Come and Follow: The Unexpected
Journey” July 24-28. Be a part of this incredible
experience! Approximately 100 middle school students from
4 parishes will come together for 4 days of service to our local
community. This is a great opportunity to live out our faith in
service to others. Parcipang parishes are: ST LEO, ST MARK,
ST MARY, and ST JAMES. Registra"ons available in the
rectory office. Register soon! Space is limited! Contact
Melissa Land or Erik Teter at 703-591-6089 or
email: [email protected].
Friday, July 5: Watch the Naonals take on the Brewers!
Thursday July 11: Laser Tag at Shadowlands in Chanlly!
Thursday, July 18: UPRTM Presents: The Wizard of Oz! Enjoy
this classic musical with your family!
Monday August 5: Water Wars and Capture the Flag!
Girls CLC Meets THIS Monday, June 17th. Each week we break
open the Gospels, grow deeper in our faith and build strong
relaonships. Usually cupcakes or other sweet treats are
involved. Meet in the Youth Room from 7:30-9:00pm.
Boys CLC Meets THIS Wednesday, June 19th. Each week we
break open the Gospels, grow deeper in our faith and build
strong relaonships. Crazy madness and creave games
usually ensue. Meet in the Youth Room from 7:30-9:00pm.
Visit: for calendar & registration forms.
Summer Theology & Apologe"cs Courses Star"ng Soon
Enrich your life and learn more about the Faith! There is
sll me to sign up for a summer course at the
Christendom Graduate School, at both the Alexandria and
Front Royal campuses. Courses run from June 22/24 –
August 2. At our convenient Alexandria campus we are
featuring a special team-taught Apologecs course with six
professors, all lecturing on fascinang topics of their
specialty! At the Front Royal we are offer six courses,
including Sexual & Biomedical Ethics and Patriscs. We
welcome both degree-seeking and casual students; and
audit students can take a course for as liRle as $240. WE
ALSO HAVE ONLINE COURSES. For more informaon,
please call 703-658-4304 or visit
graduate. Menon this ad and we will waive the
registraon fee!
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: Todos los viernes a las 7pm
Todos los sábados de 3:30 a 5:00pm. Los domingos desde
las 12:00pm a 12:50pm.
Bautizos: Preparación- llamar a Carlos Cea: 703-8362139 ó Padre Ramon: 703-273-5369.
RCIA Para Adultos: domingos 10:30 am—12pm Salon
Juan al lado de la iglesia. Para información, llamar al
Diacono Jose Lopez 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 el Padre Ramon al 703-273-5369.
Grupo de Jóvenes: domingos 2:30–5pm—
Información: Guadalupe Barrera 703– 655–2729.
Catequesis Para Niños y Jóvenes: domingos 11–
12:30. Llamar a: 703-273-4868.
Catequesis para Niños especiales ó sordos:
domingos 11:00am—12:30pm
Información: 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: lunes 7:30—9 pm ó domingo 11 am—
12:30 pm. Llamar a Padre Ramon: 703-273-5369.
Información general: llamar a Diacono Jose Lopez
June 16, 2013
Young Adult Canoe & Kayak
Trip Our Canoe/Kayak trip is
back! Join us on Sat., June 22nd
for a 10 mile excursion on the
Shenandoah River in Bentonville, VA. River condions for
canoeing & kayaking are said to be ideal in June with higher
water levels! The costs for the day are $27/person
per (shared) canoe & $36/person per (single) kayak. Register
by Sunday, June 16th. For more informaon, please contact
Erin at [email protected] or 703-841-2549.
"Yo ya no vivo, pero Cristo vive en mí." ¿Esta
Cristo invitándote a que dejes que Él viva en ti
a través de un solo corazón sirviendo como
sacerdote, diácono o en la vida consagrada?
Llame al Padre J. D. Jaffe al (703) 841-2514, o
escriba a: [email protected].
Para niños de 8 a 18 años—La Legion de Maria tiene un
grupo de Jovenes que se reúnen todos los domingos en el
Salon de San Marcos a las 10:20 am. Los niños aprenden
sobre la Virgen y hacen trabajos de caridad. Es una buena
oportunidad de poner en concreto lo que aprenden en la
catequesis los domingos. Para conocer mas, hablen con el
Padre Baez o pasen por el Salon de San Marcos el
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.
¡Vamos a Adorarlo! Todos los últimos sábados del més,
adoramos al Santisimo Jesucristo durante una Hora
Santa. Estan invitados a la proxima Hora Santa que sera el
29 de junio, 2013 a las 6:30 pm en la iglesia para
prepararnos para la llegada del año nuevo.
Grupo de Oración Sábados 6-8:30pm, Salon de Nuestra Sra
de La Guadalupe. Información: Jose Ferrufino: 703-250-1343.
Educación Religiosa
Catequesis: Se necesitan catequistas bilingues para los
domingos de 11:00 am a 12:30 pm. Intresados por favor
comunicarse a la oficina de Educacion Religiosa 703-2734868, o por correo electrónico: [email protected].

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