June 23, 2013 - St. Leo the Great Catholic Church | Fairfax, Virginia


June 23, 2013 - St. Leo the Great Catholic Church | Fairfax, Virginia
Dear Friends,
“For he who sings praise, does not only praise, but also
praises joyfully; he who sings praise, not only sings, but
also loves Him for and to whom he is singing.”
St. Augus ne
I cannot begin to express my gratude to Lorraine
Neill our Director of Music and the leaders of our various
choirs for all of their dedicaon and service this past year.
In sharing their gis and love of music they have truly
helped all of us enter more fully into the great mysteries of
our faith as we gather to celebrate the sacraments.
As we begin the summer in earnest our choirs will
take some well deserved me off returning in September.
Unfortunately Ma% Anderson who has been our organist
the past couple of years will be leaving us shortly to move
to Boston. He will be sorely missed. He has been a joy not
only to listen to but to work with. We wish him all the best.
Carter Stevens will soon be joining us as parish organist.
Again thanks to all!
This month thirteen of our servers have graduated
from high school and are beginning to move on to the next
phase of their lives: Marco DeGuzman, Anthony DeSans,
James Hogan, Nicholas Lellock, Seamus Lowry, Patrick
Maribojoc, Vincent McGonigle, Emmanuel Meneses, Sean
Moran, Manuel Sebasan, Warren Smith, and Carlo Tirso.
Father Baez and I express our deep gratude for your
faithful service. It is certainly our prayer that the pa%ern of
service to the Lord you have so consistently lived out over
these years has prepared you to hear and respond to God’s
plan for you in life as you move forward.
The feast day of St. Jose Maria Escriva is celebrated
this Wednesday June 26. All are invited to the Guadelupe
room following the 9 AM Mass to view a short film about
his life and the work of the society he founded – Opus Dei.
Focusing on the universal call to holiness given to all the
bapzed faithful, St. Jose Maria truly ancipated the
teachings of the Second Vacan Council.
In Christ,
Rev. David A. Whitestone, Pastor
June 23, 2013
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
at www.arlingtondiocese.org/pilgrimage.
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 www.arlingtonvocations.org.
Can Catholics be “pro-Gay Marriage?” June 26 and
June 27 Join us for a presentation by Sr. Clare Hunter,
F.S.E., on whether Catholics can be “pro-gay marriage.”
There are two opportunities to attend: Wednesday, June
26, at St. James in Falls Church, and Thursday, June 27, at
St. Veronica in Chantilly. The talk will run from 7:30 pm to 9
pm both days. For more information, contact the Diocese of
Arlington Office for Family Life at (703) 841-2550.
Unbound Freedom Conference July 27 You are invited to
the Unbound Freedom Conference, for those who find
themselves struggling with the same sin area time after
time, those who feel hopeless in finding freedom, and those
who wish to tap into the potent power of the Gospel. The
Conference begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 pm and will be
held at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus in
Founders Hall, 3301 Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Register at
http://unboundfreedom2013.eventbrite.com. This event is
sponsored by the Diocese of Arlington Unbound Prayer
Learn Natural Family Planning (NFP) The Couple-toCouple League offers NFP classes throughout Northern
Virginia. Classes consist of three, 3-hour sessions spaced
one month apart. Total cost for course and materials is
$160 per couple (Spanish courses are $55). For more
information or to see upcoming classes, visit
www.nfpvirginia.com. For virtual classes, visit http://
—Please remember in your prayers the repose of the
souls of the faithful departed, especially: Agnes
Matheny, mother of Pat Matheny.
—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 (703-273-5369).
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.
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 info or to donate
items, contact [email protected]
Peter’s Pence
Next week, our diocese will take up
the Peter’s Pence Collection, which
provides the Holy Father with the
funds he needs to carry out his most
important charitable works. The
disadvantaged victims of war,
oppression, and disasters. Your gift
makes you a pilgrim of charity around the globe.
Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80
Gn 13:2, 5-18; Mt 7:6, 12-14
Gn 15:1-12, 17-18; Mt 7:15-20
Gn 16:1-12, 15-16; Mt 7:21-29
Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22; Mt 8:1-4
Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18;
Mt 16:13-19
1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21; Gal 5:1, 13-18;
Lk 9:51-62
June 24 through June 30
Special Intention
Linda and David Lamprey
Special Intention
Thomas Shaver
Marta A. Benavides
Anthony V. Maenza
Jack Evans
Joseph Monacella, Jr.
Paul Mack
Special Intention
Kenneth Mast
Leonard Gross
For the Parish
John Bloomingdale
Henry Gorko
Felipa Lucrecia Vega-Diaz
Wanda Downey
In addition to the regular schedule of Masses, Mass has
been offered for the following intentions: Arthur Murphy,
Special Intention, Dr. and Mrs. Donald Stewart, Dr. George
Benz, Edgar Novack, Frederick O’Brien.
at Saint Leo. The next class is Tuesday, July 9th
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 for the Peter’s Pence
Collection. Please be generous.
“The Lord called me before I was born.” Do you
pray to know your vocation which was given to
you before you were born? Could it be as a
priest, deacon, sister or brother? 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 www.bishopoconnell.org/
sportscamps 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.
Office wish list: Multi-use
Tape, Mobile scanner.
June 23, 2013
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 www.InstituteofCatholicCulture.org or
call 540-635 - 7155.
For addi onal informa on regarding any of the above events,
please contact Carolyn Smith: [email protected]
or 703-273-5369.
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.
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 tshirt; team discounts available) Please contact Coach Meg
Ashley: 703-352-0927 x503 or visit http://www.paulvi.net/
document.doc?id=1047 for information.
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: http://www.pvivball.com/summer-camps.
at: [email protected]
Saint Leo the Great Mini-Hoopster Camp
June 24-27 for Girls & Boys Grades K—2 (9am-1:30pm)
Visit www.pvibasketball.com for camp info.
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.
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 24th "Clarity and Charity: the Church's Teaching
on Homosexuality" ~ Reverend Paul Scalia.
Contact Erin: [email protected] or (703) 841-2549.
Father Diamond Council
Events & Calendar
Meetings – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
8:00 PM
Providence Hall
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.
There are NO CLC’s this week due to High School
To learn more about CLC’s (Catholic Life Communies) visit
our website: stleosyouth.com
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!
Visit: www.stleosyouth.com for calendar & registration forms.
Want to stay updated on youth events? *Visit our website for
the full calendar & registraon forms. www.stleosyouth.com
"It is love alone that gives worth to all things."
-St. Teresa of Avila
Teen Bereavement Workshop
Haven of Northern Virginia will offer this FREE
workshop for teens who are grieving the death
of a loved one. The workshop will be held on
Wednesday, June 26 from 7:30-9 pm. Space is
limited. Registration is required. Please call 703-8417000,
email [email protected] or visit
www.havenofnova.org to register or for more
Bereavement Workshop
“Journey Through Grief”
will be offered on Saturday, July 13 from 24 pm by Haven of Northern Virginia. The
workshop is FREE. Space is limited, Registration is
[email protected]
www.havenofnova.org to register or for information.
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 23, 2013
One Day Abortion Recovery Retreat for Women July 27
This retreat is a safe place to renew and rebuild hearts
broken from abortion. It offers a supportive and confidential
environment where you can begin the process of healing.
For more information or to register, please call Project
Rachel: (888) 456-HOPE / 1 (888) 456-4673 or email:
[email protected].
Marriage Help Is your marriage in trouble?
Retrouvaille can help; please call (703) 351-7211 or visit
"El Señor me llamó antes de que yo naciera."
¿Ora usted para saber si su vocación, le fue
dada antes de nacer? ¿Podría ser como un
sacerdote, diácono, hermana o hermano?
Llame al Padre J. D. Jaffe al (703) 841-2514, o
escriba a: j.jaffe@ arlingtondiocese.org.
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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