November 3, 2013 - St. Leo the Great Catholic Church | Fairfax


November 3, 2013 - St. Leo the Great Catholic Church | Fairfax
Dear Friends,
“Since, then, we have a great high priest who has
passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us
hold fast to our profession of faith. For we do not have a
high priest who is unable to sympathize with our
weakness, but one who was tempted in every way that we
are, yet never sinned. So let us confidently approach the
throne of grace to receive mercy and favor and to find help
in -me of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16
These words of St. Paul are a source of profound
comfort and encouragement. Each one of us will someday
be called from this life to stand before Christ our judge.
Christ our Judge is Love. He iden-fies with our weakness
and is so eager to give to us the grace, mercy, favor, and
the help we seek. He emp-ed Himself of glory to share
perfectly our brokenness. He freely poured out His blood
for the forgiveness of our sins. He reaches out to us to give
us His life in abundance. He is close to us and supports us
during -mes of loss.
During the month of November Catholics
tradi-onally remember the dead. On the Solemnity of All
Saints we gave thanks to God for the grace He bestows
upon all the saints –those officially canonized and the
many more known only to God. On the Feast of All Souls
we prayed for all the dead whose faith is known to God
alone. In praying for them we are also made more mindful
of our own des-ny.
The following is from the Catechism of the Catholic
Church regarding the Final Purifica-on, or Purgatory: “All
who die in God’s grace and friendship, but s-ll imperfectly
purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salva-on; but
aBer death they undergo purifica-on, so as to achieve the
holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven….This
teaching is also based on the prac-ce of prayer for the
dead, already men-oned in Sacred Scripture: ‘Therefore
[Judas Maccabeus] made atonement for the dead, that
they might be delivered from their sin.’ From the beginning
the Church has honored the memory of the dead and
offered prayers of suffrage for them, above all the
Eucharis-c sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may aFain
the bea-fic vision of God. The Church also commends
almsgiving, indulgences, and works of penance undertaken
on behalf of the dead.”
November 3, 2013
St. John Chrysostom (347-407AD) wrote: “Let us
help and commemorate [the dead]. If Job’s sons were
purified by their father’s sacrifice, why would we doubt
that our offerings for the dead bring them some
consola-on? Let us not hesitate to help those who have
died and to offer our prayers for them.”
In praying for the dead, we express our love for
them and the unity we find in Christ who alone is our
In Christ,
Rev. David A. Whitestone, Pastor
Saint Leo the Great
Forty Hours
Eucharistic Devotion
7:30pm Opening Mass and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Celebrant and Homilist ~ Father David Whitestone
8:45pm Night Prayer with Benediction
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues
throughout the night.
Morning Prayer
Angelus followed by Daytime Prayer
Solemn Vespers
Reflection ~ Father Randy Sly
Followed by Night Prayer with Benediction
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues
throughout the night.
Morning Prayer
Angelus followed by Daytime Prayer
Mass with Eucharistic Procession and Benediction
Homilist ~ Father Randy Sly
—Please remember in your prayers the repose of
the souls of the faithful departed, especially:
Praccede Molinas, grandmother of Blanca
grandchildren of Rosemary and Zacarias Arce.
—We ask you to remember those in need of our daily
prayers, especially: Carrie Root.
each month, Saint Leo features 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 TODAY, November 3rdh, will be for the
souls of those parishioners, family members and friends who
have died during the last month.
Rom 11:29-36; Lk 14:12-14
Rom 12:5-16b; Lk 14:15-24
Rom 13:8-10; Lk 14:25-33
Rom 14:7-12; Lk 15:1-10
Rom 15:14-21; Lk 16:1-8
Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22
2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14; 2 Thes 2:16-3:5; Lk 20:27-38
November 4 through November 10
All Souls Novena
All Souls Novena
Mark Leverone
SSgt. Joseph A. Jagiello
Eliose Davis
Angelina Monacella
Austina Kelley
Special Intention
The Vocations Chalice: Have you heard about
our new endeavor to promote vocations? The
Vocations chalice is here! The chalice is being
passed from family to family for a week. The family
prays the prayer for vocations together. Then, at
the end of the week, they return it to the church on
Sunday so that it can be passed on to another family. Are
you interested in receiving the chalice in your home? If you
want more information, please contact the parish office and
ask to speak with Fr. Baez (703-273-5369).
Special Intention
Christopher Heasly
Dr. Rafael F. Madan
Maj. Walter A. Jagiello
CYO Basketball is in need of a 5th grade
boys coach. If interested, please contact
Brian Gormley: 571-481-0676.
In addition to the regular schedule of Masses, Mass has been
offered for the following intentions: Jose Sieiro Garcia, Special
Intention, Baby Maria, Special Intention, Special Intention,
Special Intention, Jerry O’Dell, William O. Parker, Special
Intention, Special Intention, Teresa Ayson Jumat, Amira & Anis
Mini-retreat/Evening of Recollection for Women at Saint Leo
on Tuesday, November 5th from 7:30-9:30 pm in the
church. This is a great way to begin the Thanksgiving month,
and to contemplate all the many gifts we have to be grateful
for. Come and bring a friend! Sponsored by Opus Dei. For
more information, please call Peggy at 703-620-4945.
Mass for the Cause of Servant of God Frank Duff
Bishop Loverde will celebrate a Mass to commemorate
Legion of Mary Founder Frank Duff on November 7th at 7:30
pm at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More. All are invited.
Request for assistance A newly registered parishioner
who lives near the government center and who is not able
to drive has requested assistance in getting to Mass at
Saint Leo on Sundays. If you are able to be of assistance,
please contact the rectory office, Monday through Friday
from 8am-4pm (703-273-5369).
For the Parish
deceased Knights of Columbus
Salvatore Anzalone
Dolores Benalcazar (anniv.)
Laurice Cannon
Leo. The next class is Tuesday, November 12th
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 this week benefits the Retirement Fund
for Religious. Please be generous.
“The Son of Man came to seek out and to save
the lost.” Will you share in Christ’s saving
mission as a priest, deacon or in the
consecrated life? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at: 703841-2514, or write: [email protected].
ADVENT CALENDARS It's time again to stock up on
chocolate-filled Advent calendars for your family, friends,
and neighbors. What a great way to build anticipation for
Christmas -- enjoying a bit of chocolate and a Bible quote
each day! St. Leo School 8th grade will sell Advent
calendars after Masses in November to raise money for
graduation. You may also purchase a calendar to be
donated to a wounded soldier. (We will take care of the
delivery). Stop by our table outside the church. Last year
we sold out early! Questions, please call Mary Beth
Carchia: 703-352-3616. Thank you for supporting the 8th
grade class at St. Leo!
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
The first Open Houses for Preschool and
Kindergarten through Grade 8, for school
year 2014-2015 will be held on Wednesday,
November 20th from 10-11:30am in Parish Hall.
Principal’s welcome will begin at 10am followed
by a tour of the school. Applications will be
available for pickup at the open house, and
during the school day from 9am to 2pm, and on the school
website: starting Wednesday,
November 20th. Please RSVP to Mrs. Cynthia Washington,
Assistant Principal and Director of Admissions at 703-2731211, ext. 645 to reserve a place.
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 2014–2015 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.
In-parish families must be registered.
November 3, 2013
Faith & Food at P.J. Skidoos Returns!
Join your parish priests at P.J. Skidoos, 9908
Fairfax Boulevard
Fairfax, on Monday,
November 4th, 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 would like answered,
please contact Carolyn: [email protected] or
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
is a process for bringing into the Catholic Church both those
who have never been baptized and those who were baptized
in a non-Catholic church. RCIA is also the best way for adult
Catholics who have never been confirmed to prepare for the
final Sacrament of Initiation.
Every September, a new RCIA class begins at St. Leo the
Great and 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 classroom work is 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
RCIA meets on Tuesdays from 7:30pm - 9:00pm in the
Guadalupe Room.
The Institute of Catholic Culture presents “Mary: The
New Eve– Untying the Knot of Sin” Thursday, Nov. 14,
7:30pm in the Guadalupe room, Parish Hall. Presenter,
Bishop Nicholas Samra. FREE
RESERVATION REQUIRED. For more information, 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.
Fr. Don Rooney, is planning a trip to the Holy Land (Israel
& Jordan) from Sunday night, February 9 to Friday, February
21, 2014. If you are interested, please call Margaret Ford,
Fredericksburg Travel at 540-373-6900. Deposits must be in
as soon as possible. The price of the trip is $3880 & includes
round-trip airfare, all meals (except one dinner in Petra), taxes
and transportation. There is no substitute in faith formation for
an actual visit to the places where Jesus, lived, worked and
changed the world. Please don’t miss this opportunity.
We are planning to visit these places: TEL AVIV/JOPPA,
GALILEE, tours of many shrines, CAPERNAUM, CANA
(renewal of vows), NAZARETH, JERICHO, QUMRAN, THE
days), tours of many shrines, JORDAN, LOST CITY OF
High School Students: Join us TONIGHT for
High School Youth Night! Theology of the
Body con$nues with “Hope and Redemp$on
in Christ” 6pm-8pm! St. Leo Gym. Dinner is provided.
Religious Education News
RCIT is meeting for class at 2:15pm in Room 23 in the
school TODAY, Sunday, November 3.
Registration Deadline for RCIT was Friday, November 1.
Religious Education Office:
All young adults are welcome
to join us for our fall 2013
Theology on Tap "six pack" on
Monday evenings Sept. 30th –
Nov. 4th. The fall 2013 series,
“Want to be Truly Great? Come, follow Me,” will focus on
the life of a saint, and how we can practically apply their
lived Heroic Virtue in the 21st century. Please note, we
have a NEW LOCATION! The series will be held
from 7-8:30 p.m. at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub located at
3207 Washington Blvd. in Clarendon (across from
St. Charles Borromeo).
Monday, November 4th– Saint Joan of Arc ~
Daniel Gee, Pastor, Saint Rita Catholic Church.
Father Diamond Council
Events & Calendar
Meetings – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
8:00 PM
Providence Hall
Giant, Shoppers Food Warehouse & Safeway Food Cards
call Larry Novak - 703-978-6137
Interested in joining the Knights, contact John Eldred 703-932-1322
Through your gift to St. Leo's Conference SVDP,
you can joyfully show your love for our Lord by
helping your neighbor who is hungry, hopeless,
alone and frightened.
Your gifts have helped us in October to bring God's love and
mercy to several individuals & families providing food,
utilities, housing security deposits, shelter and comfort.
To give thanks for all that God has given to you, have you
considered answering the call to help serve the poor by
joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul?
Call 703/352-3509 to volunteer today!
Middle School Students: Join us on Saturday, November
9!!! "SUIT UP: Voca$on in the Church:” 3:00pm-4:45 pm.
Snacks. Crazy games. Fun people. Faith. Join us aBerwards
for the 5:00pm Sunday Vigil Mass! Families encouraged to
join us.
[email protected]
Salva$on Saturdays at Saxby’s: Saturday, November 9!
Join us for a study of the Old Testament and Salva-on
History! This is a new Bible Study for High School Students.
10:30am-11:30am. Bring your Bible. Email Melissa
at [email protected] for more info. We will be
mee-ng every other Saturday.
Girls CLC is this Monday, November 4th. Each week we
break open the Gospels, grow deeper in our faith and build
strong rela-onships. Crazy madness and crea-ve games
usually ensue. Meet in the Youth Room from 7:30-9:00pm.
Boys CLC is this Wednesday, Nov. 6th Each week we break
open the Gospels, grow deeper in our faith and build
strong rela-onships. Crazy madness and crea-ve games
usually ensue. Meet in the Youth Room from 7:30-9:00pm.
To learn more about CLC’s (Catholic Life Communi es)
visit our website:
RCIT is mee$ng for class at 2:15pm in Room 23 in the
school TODAY, Sunday, November 3.
Registra$on Deadline for RCIT was Friday, November 1.
Want to stay updated on youth events? *Visit our NEW
website for the full calendar and registra$on
forms. hEp://
“It is love alone that gives worth to all things.”
-St. Teresa of Avila
FATHERS OF THE SAINTS A Morning of Recollection for Men
in Honor of Christ the King on Sat., Nov. 23 (8:15am-12:30pm)
at St. John the Beloved Church (6420 Linway Terrace,
McLean.) Rev. Christopher Pollard and Rev. Daniel Hanley will
direct. Register by sending a check payable to WAY for $30
(incl. breakfast & materials) to Vivian Zini, 5022 Veronica Rd.,
Centreville, VA 20120 by Nov. 18. For info, contact Dr. Robin
Maas: [email protected], 703-534-5821).
The Couple to Couple League of Northern Virginia presents
Frustrations with Fertility: Becoming an Advocate for Your
Reproductive Health.. This forum will feature a medical
expert discussing how women can obtain optimal health by
charting their fertility as well as options that exist to heal
health problems typically treated with hormonal birth
control. Thursday, November 7 at 7:30pm at St. Charles
Borromeo Church in Arlington, Visit: or
call Jessica Davidson: 301-841-7505 for information.
Arlington Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
Morning of Reflection “How Striving for Holiness Builds a
Culture of Life” on Saturday, November 15 at Our Lady of
Good Counsel, Vienna. The morning will feature Jeanne
Monahan, President of March for Life. Registrations $20.
Mail in Deadline: November 8th. No Walk Ins. For
information, please contact Liz Schiavone: 703-471-4047 or
email: [email protected].
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
November 3, 2013
"El Hijo del Hombre vino a buscar y a salvar
a los perdidos." ¿Compartirá la misión
salvadora de Cristo como sacerdote, diácono
o en la vida consagrada? Llame al Padre J.
D. Jaffe al (703) 841-2514, o escriba a:
[email protected].
Misa por la Causa del Siervo de Dios Frank Duff
El Monseñor Paul Loverde celebrará una misa en memoria del
fundador de la Legion Frnak Duff el 7 de noviembre a las 7:30
pm en la Catedral de San Tomas Moro. Todos estan invitados.
Curso de Planificación Natural Familiar Todas las parejas
casadas por la iglesia ó en preparación con un sacerdote para
casarse están invitados al curso de planificación natural
familiar. ¿Deseas librarte de los anticonceptivos de te están
dañando el cuerpo? Parejas que planifican naturalmente
tienen en promedio de permanecer unidos en matrimonio de
mas de 90% Ofreceremos el curso en San Leo comenzando
el 9 de noviembre a las 7 pm en el Salon de San Juan. Las
otras dos fechas son el 23 de noviembre y el 14 de
diciembre. Para mas información llame a la parroquia.
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 hora santa será el 16
de noviembre.
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.
Quiere Mejorar su Inglés?
Inscríbase en Clases de
Inglés! Ofrecemos clases de inglés en San Leo Magno los
sabados de 10 am a 12 pm. Inscríbase los sabados a partir de
las 10 am en la parroquia (salon de Guadalupe). El costo de
las clases es $50 por un semestre entero de 12 semanas, e
incluye el libro. Para más información, llame a Caridades
Católicas, Hogar Immigrant Services al 571-208-1572.
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 bilingües para los
domingos de 11:00 am a 12:30 pm. Las personas
interesadas por favor comunicarse a la oficina de
Educacion Religiosa 703-273-4868, o por correo
electrónico: [email protected].
November 3, 2013

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