June 2, 2013 - St. Leo the Great Catholic Church | Fairfax, Virginia


June 2, 2013 - St. Leo the Great Catholic Church | Fairfax, Virginia
June 2, 2013
Dear Friends,
It is with great joy and gratitude to God
that we congratulate Father Brendan
Bartlett on his upcoming ordination to
the Holy Priesthood on Saturday, June
8th in the Cathedral of Saint Thomas
More. Father Bartlett will celebrate his
First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving here
at Saint Leo the Great next Sunday,
June 9th at 11am.
A reception will follow in the school gym. Please pray for
Father Bartlett as he answers God’s call to serve His
people. All are welcome to come and celebrate this graced
day for our parish.
Pray also for all our priests,
most especially (of course) Father
Baez and me. Father Baez
celebrates his 8th anniversary on
June 11 and I celebrated my 24th
anniversary on May 20. Pray that
we may grow in holiness and zeal in
service to Christ and His Body,
which is you, the Church.
To live in the midst of the world
with no desire for its pleasures;
to be a member of every family
yet belonging to none;
to share all sufferings;
to penetrate all secrets,
to heal all wounds;
to daily go from men to God
to offer Him their homage and petitions;
to return from God to men
to bring them His pardon and hope;
to have a heart of fire for charity
and a heart of bronze for chastity;
to bless and to be blest forever.
O God, what a life, and it is yours,
O Priest of Jesus Christ!
Jean-Baptist Henri Lacordaire, O.P. (1802-1861)
In Christ,
Rev. David A. Whitestone, Pastor
Saint Leo’s beautiful traditional
procession on the Feast of Corpus
Christi (Body of Christ) will take place
today, Sunday, June 2nd. At the
conclusion of the 11am Mass, the
congregation will march in prayerful
procession, led by the Blessed
Sacrament, to three different outdoor
altars prepared by various parish groups, where songs and
Benediction will take place.
Please join in this celebration.
Vacation Bible School Registration
Dates Registration and Emergency
Care forms may be picked up in the
Religious Education office now. VBS
will run July 29th—August 2nd and
space is limited to 60 children (Pre-K
through 4th grade). If you have any questions, please
contact Kelly Morrison in the Religious Education Office:
703-273-4868 or [email protected].
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.
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 1866-444-3553. For volunteer information
or to donate items, contact [email protected]
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
www.arlingtondiocese.org. For questions please call the
BLA office at 703-841-2570.
—Please remember in your prayers the repose of the
souls of the faithful departed, especially: William
Hamilton, husband of Jane Hamilton; Jacob Barrido,
husband of Rebecca Barrido.
—We ask you to remember those in need of our daily prayers.
On the 1st Sunday of 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, June 2nd, is for the souls of
those parishioners, family members and friends who have
died during the last month.
There will be a silent mini-retreat for women at Saint
Leo in the church on Tuesday, June 4th, from 7:30-9pm.
Meditation and talk given, opportunity for Confession.
Sponsored by Opus Dei. For more information or if you
have questions, please call Peggy: 703-620-4945.
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: at
[email protected] or Lisa Harsh at
[email protected]. Our next scheduled
event is Mom's night out June 4th at The
Cheesecake Factory in Fair Oaks Mall at 7:30
pm. Nursing babies welcome .
Campus Ministry at George Mason University is having a
summertime barbeque for all college
students and graduating high school seniors
on Thursday, June 6th at 6:30pm at St.
Robert Bellarmine Chapel (4515 Roberts
Road, Fairfax.) It’s a great way to meet
college students from different schools!
Our student center will also be hosting
events on Thursday nights in June and July. Like us on
Facebook: College Summers with GMU CCM. Visit:
www.gmuccm.org or email [email protected].
We are pleased to announce the “Kick-off" of a New
Arlington Diocesan
Council of Catholic
OF FAITH". Please join Liz Schiavone, President of the
ADCCW and pro-life advocate Susan Muskett, on Saturday,
June 15, for a presentation on the special calling of
Catholic women today in promoting a culture of life in this
year of faith. All are welcome to attend in the “Our Lady of
Guadalupe” Room after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Coffee and
light refreshments will be provided.
Tb 1:3, 2:1b-8; Mk 12:1-12
Tb 2:9-14; Mk 12:13-17
Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a; Mk 12:18-27
Tb 6:10-11, 7:1bcde, 9-17, 8:4-9a;
Mk 12:28-34
Ez 34:11-16; Rom 5:5b-11; Lk 15:3-7
Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20; Lk 2:41-51
1 Kgs 17:17-24; Gal 1:11-19; Lk 7:11-17
June 3 through June 9
In Thanksgiving
Antonio Sinon
Robert Quinlan
Vincent Bateman
Agnes Yeo
Dr. Rafael F. Madan
Joyce Fuss
Chang Kil Kim (anniv.)
Hector Cortes (anniv)
Geraldine Willett
Dr. Rafael F. Madan
Special Intention
Samuel Jones
For the Parish
Edward Ciszek (anniv.)
Maria Arroyo
Anthony & Antoinette Papandrea
In addition to the regular schedule of Masses, Mass has
been offered for the following intentions: Eileen Ivers,
Special Intention, Arthur Murphy, Special Intention,
Elizabeth L. Sullivan, Virginia Lopez.
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.
“You give them something to eat.” Do these
words of Christ challenge you to give your all for
Him as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated
life? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514, or
write: [email protected].
at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary, in Emmitsburg, MD.
FIAT DAYS– for high school young women:
Sunday, June 30—Thursday, July 4
QUO VADIS DAYS– for high school young men:
Sunday, July 28— Thursday, August 1.
Quo Vadis and Fiat Days are camps for young Catholics to
deepen their faith, learn about all vocations, and to better
discern God’s call in their lives. Online registration at:
www.arlingtonvocations.org. For more information, contact
Fr. JD Jaffe, Promoter of Vocations: 703-841-2514 or email
to: [email protected]. Fee: $125.00.
St Mary of Sorrows will hold a White Elephant Sale
June 6th with $5 admission. FREE all other days: Friday,
June 7th (10 am-8 pm), Saturday, June 8th (9 am-7 pm) and
Sunday, June 9th (8 am- noon). 703-323-0345.
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: www.saintleothegreatschool.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Saint Leo parishioners receive preferential
status in Pre-School through eighth grade applications.
June 2, 2013
Faith & Food at P.J. Skidoos
Returns! Join your parish priests at P.J.
Skidoos, 9908 Fairfax Boulevard Fairfax,
on Monday, June 3rd, 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.
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 http://www.paulvi.net/
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 www.pvibasketball.com for camp info.
Saint Leo the Great Mini-Hoopster Camp
June 24-27 for Girls & Boys Grades K—2 (9am1:30pm) Visit www.pvibasketball.com for camp info.
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.
Middle School Students: The Summer Events
Calendar is online! Check it out!
Religious Education News
Religious Education Office:
Family Fun Bingo Fundraiser for the
Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax Burke on
Saturday, June 8, 1—3 PM in Saint Leo
School Gym. All Ages Welcome! Tickets
available $12 each. Includes: 2 Bingo
Cards to play the entire time, snacks and
beverages. Additional Cards may be purchased on site $1./
Card/Game. Prizes for each game donated by local
merchants. Call Lisa Carroll 703-426-2824 for tickets.
Theology on Tap returns Monday, June 3rd!
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. PiM St., Old Town Alexandria.)
Monday, June 3rd "One Way Conversa7ons: Social Media and
Rela7onships" ~ Dr. Michael Horne, Program Director,
Catholic Chari7es Family Services counseling clinic,
Fredericksburg, VA. Ques7ons? Contact Erin at
[email protected] or (703) 841-2549.
Father Diamond Council
Events & Calendar
Meetings – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
8:00 PM
Providence Hall
Officers/Chairmen Meeting 7:30 PM Providence Hall All members are welcome to attend
Rosary to End Abortion 8:00 AM Eaton Pl. Abortion Facility
Bingo at Fairfax Nursing Center 7:15 PM
Council Business Meeting at 8 PM
preceded by Food and Rosary at 7:30 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)
Middle School students! Register for 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.
Par7cipa7ng parishes are: ST LEO, ST MARK, ST MARY, And ST
JAMES. Registra4ons are available in the rectory
office. Register soon! Space is limited! For ques7ons contact
Melissa Land or Erik Teter at 703-591-6089 or
email: [email protected].
Ques7ons? Email Melissa or Erik at [email protected]
Girls CLC Meets THIS Monday, June 3rd. Each week we break
open the Gospels, grow deeper in our faith and build strong
rela7onships. Usually cupcakes or other sweet treats are
involved. Meet in the Youth Room from 7:30pm-9:00pm.
Boys CLC Meets THIS Wednesday, June 5th. Each week we
break open the Gospels, grow deeper in our faith and build
strong rela7onships. Crazy madness and crea7ve games
usually ensue. Meet in the Youth Room from 7:30-9:00pm
High School Summer Events:
Star4ng 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 Na7onals take
on the Brewers!
July 9th - Cupcake Wars! Boys vs. Girls. Boys currently hold
the 7tle 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 crea7on and steal
the 7tle? Come and find out! Contact the youth office for
more info:[email protected]
August 6th - 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.
Join the Knights of Columbus. Call Pat McGuire 703-218-2986
To learn more about CLC’s (Catholic Life Communies) visit
our website: stleosyouth.com.
Summer Theology Courses at Christendom Graduate
School Enrich your life and learn more about the Faith by
taking a summer course at the Christendom Graduate
School! The six-week session runs from June 24 – August
3. At our convenient Alexandria campus (on Queen of
Apostles Parish grounds) we are offering Christology (Tues
& Thurs evenings), and a special team-taught Apologetics
course on selected Mon & Wed evenings and some
Saturday mornings. At the Front Royal residential program
we are offering Patristics, Sexual & Biomedical Ethics,
Catechetical Norms & Methods, Old Testament, Holy Spirit
& Ecclesiology, and Theological Research Seminar. We
welcome both degree-seeking and casual students, on
either a part-time or full-time basis. We have low tuition
rates and discounts for seniors, catechists, and Catholic
school teachers. WE ALSO HAVE ONLINE COURSES. For
more information, please visit www.christendom.edu/grad,
call 703.658.4304, or email us: [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 Lee Cena: 703-273-4868.
Catequesis para Niños especiales ó sordos:
domingos 11:00am—12:30pm
Información - Lee Cena: 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 2, 2013
"Dadles vosotros algo de comer." ¿Fueron
estas palabras de Cristo un desafío a darlo
todo por El, como un 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
Consagración a Jesús a traves de la Virgen Maria: Todos
están invitados después de la misa en español del domingo, 2
de junio del 2013 a participar en la Consagración de si mismo
a Jesús de acuerdo al libro de San Luis Maria de Montfort, el
gran santo mariano. Esto tomara lugar en la misma iglesia.
Después de la consagración, habrá un pequeño refrigerio
auspiciado por la Legión de María. Si deseas más
información , llame al Padre Baez.
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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