September 27, 2015 - St. Leo the Great Catholic Church | Fairfax


September 27, 2015 - St. Leo the Great Catholic Church | Fairfax
Dear Friends,
Many of the issues we face as both cizens and
members of the Church are complex and o!en contenous.
One such issue is immigraon. Each of us is called to reflect
upon the teaching of the Church concerning the rights and
obligaons of individuals and the “State” and to apply,
according to conscience, those teachings to the parcular
realies of a given place and me. This is o!en a messy
process since, while the teaching of the Church may be more
or less clear, the reading of the current real situaon in
society is open to mulple interpretaons. At this me I
simply wish to present paragraph 2241 of the Catechism of
the Catholic Church in the interest of promong sincere
reflecon on the part of people of faith and good will.
Minimal commentary on my part other than stang that we
need to read the text in its enrety. Perhaps it is the “canon
lawyer” in me that is sensive to the balancing of "rights and
dues and obligaons" as well the “theologian” that is very
aware that the embracing of one aspect of the truth to the
exclusion of another dimension of the truth leads to heresy.
"The more prosperous naons are obliged, to the extent they
are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security
and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his
country of origin. Public authories should see to it that the
natural right is respected that places a guest under the
protecon of those who receive him.
Polical authories, for the sake of the common
good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise
of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical
condions, especially with regard to the immigrants' dues
toward their country of adopon. Immigrants are obliged to
respect with gratude the material and spiritual heritage of
the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist
in carrying civic burdens."
What do these words from the catechism mean?
How do we understand them? How do we begin to apply
them to the concrete situaon of this me and this place?
Men and women of good will can and do come to different
conclusions in arculang parcular policies. We all need to
respect that. To be completely honest, we need to completely
honest – there is no one “Catholic” answer which is binding
upon the consciences of all the faithful. Our bishops and
other members of the clergy are engaged in the same
dynamic process as all the faithful when they consider this
and other issues. While we are called to consider their
judgments concerning the praccal applicaon of the faith
with a sincere openness, their praccal prudenal judgments
are not binding on the consciences of the faithful. What is
binding is that we make these praccal policy decisions
always from the perspecve of faith and in conformity with
September 27, 2015
the teachings of Christ and always at the very same me with
a respect for those whose conclusions differ from those of our
In Christ,
Rev. David A. Whitestone, Pastor
The Extraordinary Form Traditional Latin
Low Mass according to the 1962 Missal of
Pope St. John XXIII will be celebrated at
Saint Leo on Thursdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22
and 29 at 7:00 pm
All are welcome. Please join us.
THE SCHOLA of Saint Leo that sings the Latin chants for the
monthly Extraordinary Form Missa Cantata is seeking new
members. No past experience is necessary. Rehearsals are
Thursdays from 7-8:30pm in the Rectory Conference
Room. Please join us.
Under the patronage of Bl.
Giorgio Frassati, we are a community of young
adults (20's-30's, singles & couples) striving to
deepen our faith, serve the community, & evangelize the
culture, while enjoying coffee & outdoors-y activities.
Monday, Sept. 28: Running Group! Meet in front of the
Church at 7 pm. Come for a fun run & prayer around Fairfax
City. All skill levels welcome! We meet every Monday.
If you would like to receive our newsletter with upcoming
events, or be added to our Google Community Group, send
an email to: [email protected]
Follow us on Twitter: @FrassatiFairfax
QUIZ BOWL The Quiz Bowl is
coming!! Quiz Bowl is coming!!
Come join fellow Saint Leo parishioners
on Saturday, October 3rd in the School
Gym. Doors open at 6:15 pm. This year’s
theme is "Sequels8Part Deux8The Best Of8" and will
feature questions from previous Quiz Bowl events. The format
remains similar to years' past: each table will bring their own
refreshments and feasts to enjoy throughout the evening. The
Saint Leo’s School 8th grade will have baked goods, cookies
and dessert items available for sale/donation with proceeds to
benefit their class graduation. Coffee will be provided free of
charge. Create the best theme for your table and win a prize.
In addition, there will be raffle prizes throughout the evening so
everyone has a chance to win something. Buy a table ($125 up to 10 people) or sign up as an individual ($15) and you’ll be
placed with others also looking for a team. Interested?
Email us at: [email protected].
—Please remember in your prayers the repose of
the souls of the faithful departed.
—We ask you to remember those in need of our
daily prayers.
Next Sunday, October 4th, is the Feast of
St. Francis of Assisi. We will celebrate the
blessing of animals Saturday, Oct. 3rd
in front of the church at the statue of
Saint Francis at 10:30 AM.
On the 1st Sunday of each month, Saint Leo parish offers 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 NEXT SUNDAY, Oct.4th, will be for the
souls of those parishioners, family members and friends who
have died during the last month. If you would like to have
someone remembered in the Prayers of the Faithful at this
Mass, please call 703-273-5369.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS: Next Saturday, Oct. 3, we
will hold First Saturday devotions beginning with 9 am Mass,
ending with Benediction. Come, pray for peace and an end to
An Evening of Praise, Worship, & Adoration will be held
Saturday, October 3rd from 7-8:30 pm at Saint Leo in the
Church. All are welcome for prayer, beautiful music,
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction.
Interested in serving at the Lord’s altar?
Please email Father David Dufresne at:
[email protected] to register as a
new server or to RSVP if you would like to do the
training to brush up. Training sessions will be on
the following Saturdays from 8am-9:30am:
Oct 3 - Serving Sunday Mass
Oct 10 - Serving Daily Mass
Oct 17 - Serving Funerals and Weddings
2015 Diocesan Pilgrimage: ‘Oh Mary, Keep Our Family
Alive in Love!’ October 3 The 2015 Diocesan Pilgrimage will
take place on Saturday, October 3 at the Basilica of the
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Please join
Bishop Loverde and our diocesan family in celebrating Mary’s
unique role in aiding us to live out the mission of the family -to
be fully alive in love. For more information, please visit
Sacristans Needed: There is an immediate need for sacristans
and substutes for Saturday 5 PM and Sunday Masses.
Training will be provided. If you can help in this important
ministry, please contact Linda Leightley at 703-273-2089.
Zec 8:1-8Lk 9:46-50
Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; Jn 1:47-51
Neh 2:1-8; Lk 9:57-62
Neh 8:1-4a, 5-6, 7b-12; Lk 10:1-12
Bar 1:15-22; Mt 18:1-5, 10
Bar 4:5-12, 27-29; Lk 10:17-24
Gn 2:18-24; Heb 2:9-11; Mk 10:2-16
September 28 through October 4
Joseph Nguyen Ngoc Trunh
Col. Joseph E. Laposa
Joseph Le Ngoc Ban
Claire Sheehan
Caroline Curran
Fred DiMonte
Joseph and Rose Cesarini
Hank Urban
Betty Schnabel
Hugh Bob Farrell
Respect Life
Alberto Zavoli
For The Parish
Thomas Umholtz
deceased of the parish
Consuelo Ramos
Mary Adams
In addition to the regular schedule of Masses, Mass has
been offered for the following intentions:
McCracken, David Kinder, Special Intention, William
Leo. The next class is Tuesday, October 13th 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 Catholic University
of America. Please be generous.
“Would that all the Lord's people were prophets,
and that the Lord would put His spirit on them.”
All Catholics share the prophetic ministry of the
Lord through baptism. Is He calling you to bear
witness to His truth as a priest, deacon or in the
consecrated life? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at 703-841-2514,
or write: [email protected].
September 27, 2015
Faith & Food at P.J. Skidoos
Please join us on Monday, October 5th at
7 pm, for an evening of fellowship and
lively discussion over dinner (appetizers on us!). Be sure
to bring your friends! All ages are welcome! Contact
Carolyn: [email protected], 703-273-7277.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Music Liturgy at St. Leo the Great
Joining the music ministry gives us a chance to minister to
others through music – to serve the church. What a
privilege to be used by God for this purpose! Is God calling
you to join one of our groups and to serve the church in this
way? If so, the best time to join is NOW. Please contact our
music director, Lorraine Neill: 703-273-4682 or
[email protected] if you would like information.
CANTORS are needed for Masses not covered by one of
our choirs or during the summer months when our choirs
take a well-deserved vacation. If you are a trained musician
and are interested in becoming a cantor at St. Leo, please
contact our music director for more information. An audition
for this position will be required.
YOUTH CHOIR registration is closed due to the
overwhelming response. Thank you for your interest.
TEEN CHOIR is accepting new teens entering 7th gradehigh school. We are looking for singers & instrumentalists
to join us! The group rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7–
8 pm. The group sings twice monthly alternating between
the 5 pm Mass on Saturday and the 5 pm Mass on Sunday
& the 9:00 am on Sunday.
ADULT CHOIR sings at 11 am Mass Sunday. Rehearsals
are Wednesday evenings 7:30– 9 pm. This traditional choir
sings 4-part music. It is helpful if you have some
experience singing in a choir. They also prepare the music
for Holy Days, Christmas Midnight Mass, Confirmation,
Holy Week, and various other celebrations where music is
needed throughout the year.
ADULT HANDBELL RINGERS meet Wednesday evening
at 6:30 pm in the St. Cecilia music room. The group plays
for Midnight Mass, Easter and other liturgies throughout the
year. New members are welcome.
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR sings at 9 am Mass under the
direction of Ann LaBarge. This choir rehearses Thursday
evening in the St. Cecilia music room at 7:30 pm. If you
would like to sing in this choir, contact Ann at
[email protected]
SPANISH CHOIR sings at 1 pm Mass under the direction
of Noemi Solares. The choir rehearses Tuesday evening in
the St. John room at 7:30 pm. If you would like to sing in
this choir, contact Noemi at [email protected]
is a process for bringing into the Catholic Church both
those who have never been baptized & those who were
baptized in a non-Catholic church. RCIA is also the way
for adult Catholics who have never been confirmed to
prepare for the final Sacrament of Initiation, Confirmation.
Every September, a new RCIA process begins at St. Leo.
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 classes are 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 learn! RCIA meets on Tuesdays, from
7:30-9 pm in the Guadalupe Room.
Adult Confirmation Adults who wish to receive the
Sacrament of Confirmation need to attend the RCIA
classes on Tuesday evenings. Classes have begun and
will continue through March, 2016. Adult Confirmation will
take place at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in
Arlington, on May 14 & 15, 2016.
For more information about any of the above, please contact
Carolyn at [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
Applications for the current school year are
available in the school office. You may stop by to
pick one up during school hours, 8:00 am-3:00
pm or access forms on our website at:
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year
are available. Call the school office to make
an appointment for a tour 703-273-1211.
Financial Aid packets available upon request.
PLEASE NOTE: Saint Leo parishioners receive preferential
status in Pre-School through eighth grade applications.
In-parish families must be registered.
Religious Education News
Catechists and assistants are needed for this school
year. Please call Toni Haaland at 703 273-4868 if you
would like to help teach the Faith. Training is provided. All
volunteers must be fully compliant with the requirements of
the diocesan Office for the Protection of Children/Young
People. Please volunteer as soon as possible so that we
can help you to begin the process.
Religious Education Office:
The Ladies’ Auxiliary for the Fr. Diamond Council
Knights of Columbus 6292, is hosting a Craft Fair at
St. Leo Sunday October 25, from 8 am ~ 1 pm. We
are accepting registrations from vendors interested in
renting booth space: $40 per table; $50 for electric
access. Contact: [email protected]
or call Lynne Morrison 703 691-8838.
Food Pantry Needs: Rice/quinoa/couscous, milk
tomato sauce, flour, cooking oils & sprays, jam,
peanut butter, mashed potatoes, hash, crackers,
canned fruit, cereal & toilet paper. No expired food/jumbo
service food cans.
Giving Tree for Elderly. If you are a registered elderly
parishioner, please contact us now to discuss your needs.
Our Conference may be able to provide you with a little extra
this Christmas. Call 703/352-2324, mention Giving Tree and
leave your contact information.
Scouting for Food is coming to our parish Nov. 14. We need
a Coordinator for this event. Youth, if you are seeking service
hours, you will need to contact us for orientation. Call 703-352
-3509. Please start saving your copier box lids.
May you take some time to reflect in your heart, God's calling
to you to serve those in need through St. Leo's Society of
Saint Vincent de Paul Conference. Call 703/352-3509 today!
Father Diamond Council
Events & Calendar
Meetings – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
8:00 PM
Providence Hall
Ladies’ Ice Cream Social Providence Hall 6:00 pm
State Meeting – Burke VA – 8:00 am
1:00 PM Redskins & Eagles Game Providence Hall
Officers & Chairmen Meeting – 7:30 Providence Hall
Rosary to end Abortion -8:00 in front of church
Fall Festival Concessions
Corporate Communion – 9:00 Mass
Honoring Past Knights – Reception in Providence hall
October 10 & 11
Membership Drive
Join the Knights – Contact Joe Gesker – 703-435-4811
Girls CLC is this week, Monday, September 28,
from 7:30-9 pm. Each week we break open the
Gospels and reflect on scripture. Having tea pares and eang
cupcakes are part of the weekly fun! Interested? Contact
Laura Benne< at [email protected]
Boys CLC is this week! Join us Wednesday, September 30,
from 7:30-9 pm. Each week we break open the Gospels and
reflect on scripture. Playing ulmate frisbee, board games, or
jamming out are part of the weekly fun! Interested? Contact
Mike Paque<e at [email protected]
High School Youth Night Kick-Off is TONIGHT!! We will meet
for Mass at 5:00 pm, followed by a delicious dinner, Papal
games, and Highlights from the Pope's Visit to Philly! Evening
concludes at 8:00pm. Open to all 9th-12th grade students.
Bring a friend! This years theme: "Show Know Mercy!"
Middle School
Thursday Takeovers con<nue this Thursday, October 1. We
meet weekly 3:30-5:00 pm for snacks, games, and prayer!
Mark your calendar for our next ON FIRE: October 17!
#BlessedAreThoseWhoMourn. We will meet for 5:00 pm
Mass, followed by dinner, Adoraon, Confession, a Bonfire
and S'mores! This year's theme is #BLESSED.
Volunteer! Do you have a heart for youth ministry? We are
looking for YOU! We are in need of adult volunteers with
hearts on fire for Christ! Must be at least 21 years of age, and
must be fully compliant with the requirements of the
Diocesan Office for the Protection of Children/Young People.
We need volunteers for both our High School & Middle
School Youth Ministry Programs.
Questions? Email Melissa at [email protected]
From Sept. 23 – Nov. 1,
our parish will join with
communities participating in 40 Days of Life, a life-saving
campaign made up of three components: Prayer and
Fasting, Peaceful Vigil, and Community Outreach. Please
stop by the table in the church vestibule to learn what you
at: or contact Ruby Nicdao:
[email protected], 703-795-2216.
PVI Catholic High School invites all Middle School
students and parents to a special night for Future VI
Man. There will be free food, tee shirts and admission
to our varsity football game at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 2nd.
“FINDING JOY IN ADVENT” a day featuring Fr. Andrew
Fisher, pastor of St. Ambrose Church in Annandale, and
Elizabeth Foss, Arlington Catholic Herald columnist and
author, will be held on Saturday, November 7, at St. Mark
Parish in Vienna. Also offered are how-to workshops and
vendors, who present ideas and resources to more fully
celebrate Advent as you prepare for the Christmas Season.
Co-sponsored by Living Advent and the Arlington Diocese
Council of Catholic Women.
Register now at Space is limited.
EnCourage is a Catholic support community for parents,
family, and friends who want to reach out in truth and
compassion to loved ones experiencing same-sex
attractions. Standing by the true teachings of the Roman
Catholic Church, EnCourage members support one
another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer,
and fellowship. EnCourage meets the first Monday of each
month at St. Veronica Parish in the school building, room
P205, at 7:30 pm. St. Veronica is located at 3460
Centreville Rd, Chantilly. For info, or to reach a priest who
works with EnCourage, email: [email protected].
Even if you’re not comfortable with the idea of group
meeting, priests working in this ministry will help you!
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: Los domingos desde las 12:00pm
a 12:50pm.
Bautizos: Preparación- llamar a Carlos Cea: 703-8362139.
RCIA Para Adultos: Domingos 11:00am-12:15pm, Salón Juan
en el Centro Parroquial. Para información, llamar al Diácono
José López, 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 Diacono
Jose Lopez 703-222-7704.
Catequesis Para Niños y Jóvenes: domingos 11– 12:30.
Llamar a: 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: sabado 5:00—6:30 pm ó domingo 11
am—12:30 pm.
Información: Virginia Pierson —[email protected]
Para información, llamar al Diacono José López 703-222-7704.
Grupo de Oración Sábados 6-8:30pm, Salon de Nuestra Sra de La
Guadalupe. Información: Jose Ferrufino: 703-250-1343.
September 27, 2015
“Ojalá que todo el pueblo de dios fuera profeta y
descendiera sobre todos ellos el espíritu del Señor.”
Todos los católicos comparten el ministerio
profético del Señor por medio del bautismo. Te está
llamando para dar testimonio de Su verdad como
sacerdote, diácono o en la vida consagrada? Llama al Padre
J.D. Jaffe al (703) 841-2514 o escríbele a:
Registraciones para las Clases de Educación Religiosa
Registraciones para las clases de Educación Religiosa estarán
abiertas hasta el lunes 31 de agosto. Nuestra oficinas está
abierta de Lunes a Jueves 930 am- 330 pm. Hojas de
registración están disponible en el web-site de la Parroquia.
Por favor llame a Toni Haaland o Virginia Pierson al 703-2734868 si usted tiene alguna pregunta.
Programa de Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos
(RICA) Este programa es para todos los adultos (18 años para
arriba) que les falte uno de los sacramentos de iniciación
(bautizo, comunión, o confirmación). Las clases comenzarán el
domingo, 27 de septiembre, a las 10:30am en el salón San
Juan del centro Parroquial. Para mayor información, llamar a
Gustavo y Sandra Solares, 703-346-0409.
Voluntarios para el Programa de RICA: Si desea participar
en el RICA como voluntario, por favor ponerse en contacto con
Gustavo y Sandra Solares al 703-346-0409.
Estudio Bíblico: La Gran Aventura - Concordancia de la
Biblia Este estudio es para conocer la historia de la Salvación.
Estudiaremos 14 libros de la Biblia que nos mostrarán la
historia completa del cristianismo. Clases serán los viernes,
7:15-8:45pm en el salon San Juan del Centro Parroquial de
San Leo y comenzarán el 25 de septiembre. Costo es de $25
para cubrir el material. Para información, llamar a Gustavo y
Sandra Solares, 703-346-0409.
Clases de inglés disponibles en San Leo Caridades
Católicas -Hogar Immigrant Services ofrece clases de inglés
los sábados 10 a.m.-12 p.m. La inscripción para las clases
será el 12 de septiembre de 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Ofrecemos varios
niveles de clase. El precio de las clases es $50.00 por el
semestre e incluye el libro.
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.
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 será el 31 octubre.
September 27, 2015

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