May 5, 2013 - St. Leo the Great Catholic Church | Fairfax, Virginia


May 5, 2013 - St. Leo the Great Catholic Church | Fairfax, Virginia
Dear Friends,
Our parish celebrates with great joy this weekend
and next First Holy Communion. This is a most suitable
me for all of us to reflect again on the great goodness of
God manifested in the gi of the Eucharist. The following is
taken from Norms for the Distribuon and Recepon of
Holy Communion under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the
United States of America
As Catholics, we fully parcipate in the celebraon of the
Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are
encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and
frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive
Communion, parcipants should not be conscious of grave
sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person
who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and
Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession
except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity
for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of
the obligaon to make an act of perfect contrion,
including the intenon of confessing as soon as possible
(canon 916). A frequent recepon of the Sacrament of
Penance is encouraged for all.
The Lord himself gave us the Eucharist at the Last Supper.
The eucharisc sacrifice "is wholly directed toward the
inmate union of the faithful with Christ through
communion." It is Christ himself who is received in Holy
Communion, who said to his disciples, "Take and eat, this is
my body." Giving thanks, he then took the chalice and said:
"Take and drink, this is the cup of my blood. Do this in
remembrance of me" (Mt 26:26-27; 1 Cor 11:25)....
Christ is "truly, really, and substanally contained" in Holy
Communion. His presence is not momentary nor simply
signified, but wholly and permanently real under each of
the consecrated species of bread and wine.
The Council of Trent teaches that "the true body and
blood of our Lord, together with his soul and divinity, exist
under the species of bread and wine. His body exists under
the species of bread and his blood under the species of
wine, according to the import of his words."
May 5, 2013
The Church also teaches and believes that "immediately
aer the consecraon the true body of our Lord and his
true blood exist along with his soul and divinity under the
form of bread and wine. The body is present under the
form of bread and the blood under the form of wine, by
virtue of the words [of Christ]. The same body, however, is
under the form of wine and the blood under the form of
bread, and the soul under either form, by virtue of the
natural link and concomitance by which the parts of Christ
the Lord, who has now risen from the dead and will die no
more, are mutually united."
Since, however, by reason of the sign value, sharing in both
eucharisc species reflects more fully the sacred realies
that the Liturgy signifies, the Church in her wisdom has
made provisions in recent years so that more frequent
eucharisc parcipaon from both the sacred host and the
chalice of salvaon might be made possible for the laity in
the Lan Church.
Christ's presence in the Eucharist challenges human
understanding, logic, and ulmately reason. His presence
cannot be known by the senses, but only through faith—a
faith that is connually deepened through that communion
which takes place between the Lord and his faithful in the
very act of the celebraon of the Eucharist. Thus the
Fathers frequently warned the faithful that by relying
solely on their senses they would see only bread and wine.
Rather, they exhorted the members of the Church to recall
the word of Christ by whose power the bread and wine
have been transformed into his own Body and Blood.
The teaching of St. Cyril of Jerusalem assists the Church
even today in understanding this great mystery: “We have
been instructed in these ma2ers and filled with an
unshakable faith that what seems to be bread is not bread,
though it tastes like it, but the Body of Christ, and that
what seems to be wine is not wine, though it tastes like it,
but the Blood of Christ”
In Christ,
Rev. David A. Whitestone, Pastor
—Please remember in your prayers the repose of
the souls of the faithful departed, especially: Mary
Anzalone, sister in law of Arlene Anzalone.
—We ask you to remember those in need of our
daily prayers.
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, May 5th, 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/evening of recollection
for women at Saint Leo in the church, on Tuesday, May 7th,
7:30-9pm. Sponsored by Opus Dei. Call Peg: 703-620-4945.
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]
Crowning of Mary: All are invited to
participate in the annual crowning of
the Blessed Mother on May 13th, 2013
at 7 pm in the church. We will be
joining the evening CCD children for a
rosary, music, and the crowning. There
will be a small reception after the
crowning in front of the Statue of Mary
in the Stations of the Cross Garden
(weather permitting). Any questions
please call Fr. Baez at the parish office.
Diocese of Arlington/Office of Vocations is a Charitable
Partner with the 38th Marine Corps Marathon/10K, which will
be held October 27, 2013. We have secured 25 marathon slots
for our Arlington ~ Race for Seminarians Team, and anyone
who registers on the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) site to run
the 10K can also become a member of our Team. If you (or
someone you know) are interested, please register with us as
soon as possible at
raceforseminarians.php. If you are not planning on running but
would like to sponsor a runner or make a general donation to
support the Race for Seminarians, visit h t t p : / /
Contact the Office of Vocations: 703-841-2514
[email protected] for more information.
Acts 16:11-15; Jn 15:26—16:4a
Acts 16:22-34; Jn 16:5-11
Acts 17:15, 22-18:1; Jn 16:12-15
Acts 18: 1-8; Jn 16:16-20
Acts 18:9-18; Jn 16:20-23
Acts 18:23-28; Jn 16:23b-28
Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Lk 24:46-53
May 6 through May 12
Alice Spiro
Dr. Rafael F. Madan
Deceased members, Fernandes family
In Thanksgiving
Stephanie Jagiello
Dominic and Maria Linza
Toner Family
Norma Equio Ianniv.)
Frank Ziemba
Wanda Downey
Barry Allen Gurodnick
For the Parish
Mothers’ Day Novena
Mothers’ Day Novena
Mothers’ Day Novena
Mothers’ Day Novena
Vincent Bateman
In addition to the regular schedule of Masses, Mass has
been offered for the following intentions: Special Intention,
Tim Rodino, Special Intention, Special Intention, Eileen
at Saint Leo. The next class is Tuesday, May
14th 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 is the Pastor’s Option
Parish Special Needs Collection. Please be generous.
“Those who love Me will keep my word.” Is your
love for the Lord leading you to grow in holiness
as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life?
Call Father Brian Bashista: 703-841-2514, or
write him: [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: For more information, contact
Fr. JD Jaffe, Promoter of Vocations: 703-841-2514 or email
to: [email protected]. Fee: $125.00.
Kitchen Lead Assistant for the current school
year. Hours are 10:30-1:30, Monday—Friday. Please call
703-273-1211 ext. 650 or send cover letter and resume to
Jessica Cabrera: [email protected].
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.
May 5, 2013
Faith & Food at P.J. Skidoos
Returns! Join your parish priests at P.J.
Skidoos, 9908 Fairfax Boulevard Fairfax,
on Monday, May 6th, 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
To suggest topics or submit questions you
[email protected] or 703-273-7277.
The Institute of Catholic Culture presents: PRAYING
OFFICE on Saturday, June 1st, from 10:00am- Noon in the
Guadalupe room, Parish Hall. The talk will be presented
by Prof. David Clayton.
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
id=1047 for more info/reservation form.
7th Annual Band and Strings Camp at Paul
VI Catholic High School, June 17-21 8:30noon. Open to Diocesan and public school rising 5th-9th
graders, optional jazz unit. 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 and crew. The ages served are rising 1st
graders through rising 12th graders. For a brochure &
registration form, email [email protected] or call
VOLUNTEERS is required each year for diocesan employees
& volunteers who work with children. This is accomplished by
viewing a short (30-minute) video called "Keeping the Promise
Alive." Follow-up training at St. Leo will be held Wednesday &
Thursday May 15 & 16. The film will be shown at 3 times:
8:15-8:45am, 2:15-2:45pm, & 6:00-6:30pm, in the Guadalupe
room, Parish Hall. This is not a replacement for the original
4-hour training, but is a follow-up for persons whose
original training took place a year or more ago. You do not
need to sign up ahead of time, but you will be asked to sign
out at the conclusion of the session to confirm your
attendance. Contact Mary Adams: 703-273-5369 for info.
Religious Education News
1st Communion Rehearsal – 6:45 pm in the school
FIRST COMMUNION Mass 11:00 am (divided by
classes/teacher and will meet in classrooms at
10:15 am); reception in gym following Mass
May Crowning, all family members are invited to
participate; 1st session @ 4:00 pm in the church;
2nd session @ 7:15 pm in the church
Religious Education Office:
Young Adult Holy Hour & Social All Young Adults are
invited to the Diocesan Monthly Holy Hour beginning at
8:30 PM on Friday, May 10th at St. Mary's Catholic Church
(310 S Royal St) in Old Town Alexandria. The Holy Hour
will include time for silent prayer and reflection and an
opportunity for Confession. Afterward, we'll gather for food
& drink in Old Town. For more information, contact Erin at
[email protected] or (703) 841-2549
Food pantry request: Rice, pancake mix, syrup,
May food pantry distribution:
Wednesday, May 15, 6pm - 8pm;
Saturday, May 18, 9am - noon
The Fan Care program is another way to help eligible
senior adults in the Fairfax area. A person must be at least
60 years old and meet income eligibility requirements. The
program begins on June 1 and runs through the end of
September. To request an application, call the Fairfax
County’s Department of Family Services – Fairfax Area
Agency on Aging at 703-324-7694, TTY 703-449-1186.
Father Diamond Council
Events & Calendar
Meetings – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
8:00 PM
Providence Hall
5/9, 10, 11, &12
Officers/Chairmen Meeting 7:30 PM
Rosary to End Abortion 8:00 AM
KOVAR Tootsie Roll Drive
Funds for Intellectual People with Disabilities
First Degree & Council Meeting 8 PM
Preceded by Food & Rosary 7 PM
Family Breakfast at Providence Hall
Join the Knights of Columbus. Call Pat McGuire 703-218-2986
High School Students: Got Tough Quesons? Join
us for “Stump the Priest!” Join us tonight for
HSYG! 6:00-8:00pm. Dinner, Dessert, Games, and
shenanigans. 8th Graders Welcome!
Middle School Students: EDGE THIS WEEK, May 10! “Yes,
Mother: Mary, Mother of God” 7:00-9:00pm in the
Guadalupe Room. Dinner provided! Games, give-a-ways and
more! See you there!
Quesons? Email Melissa or Erik at [email protected]
Sunday, May 26th will be our End of the Year BBQ. There will
be a Praise and Worship Concert by a new, up and coming
Catholic band called “The Restless.” It will be open to the
enre Parish. 8:30pm, St. Leo Gym. See you there! (Free,
donaons accepted).
We are in desperate need of VANS and CONTRACTORS: Vans
to transport teens and tools, and Contractors to help
accomplish the work at the sites. Please contact Greg Kava is
you are interested and willing to assist us in this way!
[email protected]
Are you an adult who has a desire to do relaonal ministry
with Middle or High School age youth? We're looking for
YOU! We need adult volunteers who are willing to help with
our Youth Nights this school year. Contact Erik or Melissa
for more informaon, at [email protected]
Girls CLC Meets THIS Monday, May 6th. 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 7:30pm-9:00pm.
Boys CLC Meets THIS Wednesday, May 8th. 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
To learn more about CLC’s (Catholic Life Communies) visit
our website:
Want to stay updated on youth events? Visit our website for
calendar & registraon forms. h2p://
"It is love alone that gives worth to all things." -St. Teresa of Avila.
7 Grade Pre-HSPT & Lunch Bishop O'Connell High School
offers 7th graders the chance to take a practice High School
Placement Test, or Pre-HSPT, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm on
Saturday, May 11 and Saturday, May 18. Following the PreHSPT, all participants will be provided a lunch. The cost for the
test and lunch is $40. For more information and to register, visit or call 703-237-1433.
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. 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,
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
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.
May 5, 2013
“Aquellos que Me aman guardarán mi
palabra.” ¿Es su amor para el Señor que le
lleva a crecer en la santidad como un
sacerdote, diácono o en la vida consagrada?
Llamar al Padre Brian Bashista (703) 8412514, o escriba a: [email protected].
Coronación de la Virgen Maria: Todos
están invitados a participar en la
coronación de la Virgen María el lunes, 13
de mayo del 2013 a las 7 pm. Rezaremos
un rosario, tendremos musica, y después
de la coronación habrá un refrigerio al
frente de la iglesia. Para mas 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 25
de mayo, 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
(Jueves) Ensayo de la Primera Comunion
(nos reuniremos en la escuela a las 6:45)
5/11 (Sabado) Primera Comunion: (asignados según la
clase) Nos reuniremos en la escuela a las 9:30 am;
Santa Misa sera a las 11:00.
NO HABRA CLASES – Dia de Madres
Cena de las Catequistas –
salon Guadalupe a las 7:00
Clausura de clases 11:00 – 12:30 y tendremos la
floral y rezo del Santo Rosario.
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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