March for Life
St. Anthony’s will be providing a bus for those parishioners who wish to attend the March for Life. On Friday, January 19th people from all over the country will come together and march on the streets of Washington DC in defense of the unborn. To sign up please pass by the church office or sign up with the KoC after each Mass starting January 6. For more information and to sign up please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The bus will depart the parish parking lot at 11:00 am and return at 4:00 pm. Spaces are limited so we kindly ask that you sign up ASAP; the bus donation is $10.00 per person.
Marcha por la vida
Tendremos un autobús para los feligreses que deseen asistir a la Marcha por la Vida. El viernes 19 de enero, personas de todo el país se reunirán y marcharán por las calles de Washington DC en defensa de los no nacidos. Para inscribirse, pase por la oficina de la iglesia o inscríbase con los Caballeros de Colón después de cada misa a partir del 6 de enero. Para obtener más información y para inscribirse, envíenos un correo electrónico a email@example.com. El autobús partirá del estacionamiento de la Parroquia San Antonio de Padua a las 11:00 am y regresará a las 4:00 pm. Los espacios son limitados, por lo que le pedimos amablemente que se registre lo antes posible; la donación del autobús es de $10.00 por persona.
Seniors Luncheon and Fellowship
All seniors are cordially invited to attend the monthly Seniors Luncheon
Date: Friday, February 2
Time: After the noon Mass
Location: Room #117 (School building)
Diocese Launches Communications Survey
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and the Department of Comm
Lare, Kenya Mission Trip
Commissioned By Christ Mission Trip to Africa – Lare, Kenya – July 5-15, 2018. Deadline to Register: February 15, 2018.
Commissioned By Christ missionaries will be involved with any number of projects, including repairing houses for needy families in the surrounding villages, working on construction initiatives to improve the basic sanitary needs, delivering food and/or clothing, and much more! We will be staying at the Mother of Mercy Secondary School for girls and will be able to assist in the classrooms, paint murals in the gathering hall, and make new friends. This will be a 10 day mission trip, which includes travel days. Estimated cost: $2,100 (includes airfare, insurance, room, board, and one day Safari). Fr. Jeb Donelan will be the Chaplain for this mission trip.
Q&A meeting for Kenya and Peru 2018 Mission Trips – Friday, January 5, 2018, 7pm to 8pm, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Learn more at http://www.commisionedbychrist.org or contact Michelle.Haworth@commissionedbychrist.org.
Donations for Altar Flowers
Donating altar flowers is a simple way to honor a loved one, glorify God, and beautify the altar. You can choose any Sunday. Flowers can be donated in honor of a living person or in memory of someone who has died, in celebration of an anniversary or other milestone, or in thanksgiving for friends or family. Their names will appear in the bulletin on the Sunday you select. If you prefer, you can simply give the flowers to the Glory of God. They are truly a gift that touches many people!
Please consider a donation to the flower fund today. Flowers for the church costs $140 weekly. If more than one gift is received for a Sunday, the additional money is placed in the general Flower Fund. To download the form Click here.
Inclement Weather Closing Policy
St. Anthony of Padua Parish follows Fairfax County Public Schools regarding closings due to inclement weather. Cancellation of Religious Education Classes will be announced on Facebook (Click here).
This includes the Parish and School Meeting Rooms, evening and weekend activities. If Fairfax County Public Schools closes evening or weekend activities due to inclement weather, our meeting room facilities will also be closed.
Catholic Formation by Fr. Marcus Pollard
About fifty years ago, the Church made clear that parents were the first teachers of the faith for their children. Then and now many parents may have heard those words, but were not sure what they meant.
Additionally, the Church also began to teach clearly that the faithful were the first missionaries of the Faith to the world. Both when those words were said and today, this is a concept that is difficult for most Catholics. To continue reading – Click here