Our Parish

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Let us Pray for our Holy Father!

O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all Your faithful people, mercifully look upon Your servant Francis I, whom You have chosen as the chief Shepherd to preside over Your Church.  We beg You to help him edify, both by word and example, those over whom he has charge, that he may reach everlasting life together with the flock entrusted to him.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

God bless you!

Fr. Marcus Pollard

Listen to Fr. Jeb Donelan homilies http://revjeb.wordpress.com/

To check the Christmas Mass schedule, please select the Calendars tab on the website bar above.

For three Fridays leading up to Christmas, 11/28, 12/5 and 12/19 the Friday evening Holy Hour will include: the Divine Mercy Chaplet, a talk and confessions. The theme of these talks will be: Finding the Peace of Christ Amidst the Turmoil of Life.” Confessions will continue after Holy Hour if needed, until the line ends.

Parish Office Hours:
Monday- Friday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
The Parish Office will be closed on the following days in observance of the Holidays:
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – Holiday
January 1, 2015 – Feast of Mary Mother of God
Go Forth with Hearts on Fire  A Pastoral Letter on the New Evangelization by the Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington
The best message — Me, an evangelist? — Before you Go.  
http://yearoffaith.arlingtondiocese.org/  On the homepage of this site you will find a brief video from Bishop Loverde
inviting Catholics of our diocese into the Year of Faith.
This week’s cover story in the Arlington Catholic Herald describes some of the ways
our diocese is embarking on the Year of Faith.

Food Pantry Help Needed

Every day volunteers collect food from up to 10 different locations.  Could you help?  We still need a volunteer to collect bread from the Bailey’s Crossroads Panera at 8 PM on Sunday evenings.  Perhaps you could work as a team with a friend, alternating weeks.  Please call Ubaldo Cisneros at 703-820-7111.

Ways to Support Corpus Christi School

1.  Make an annual pledge to the United Way (#8725), the Combined Federal Campaign (#31218), the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (#8029), and/or America’s Charities. 2.  By registering your store cards with the codes of Corpus Christi: Giant: 02449; Harris Teeter:  4391; Safeway:  6491706; and/or Target (166121).  3.  By cutting out and returning to School and/or the Parish Office Campbell labels for education; General Mills box tops for education; and Tysons food labels.

Snow/ Inclement Weather Closings

St. Anthony of Padua Parish follows Arlington County  Governmet regarding closings due to inclement weather. Cancellation of Religious Education Classes will be announced on the parish voicemail message by calling 703-820-7111 on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

This includes the Parish and School Meeting Rooms, evening and weekend activities.  If Arlington County Government closes evening or weekend activities due to inclement weather, our meeting room facilities will also be closed.

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