Parish Lent Retreat
Mark your calendar! You are cordially invited to attend our Parish Lent Retreat with Fr. Steve Shultz on March 21-23 starting at 7:30pm at the Church.
A Lent to Remember
Stations of the Cross during Lent on Fridays
English: 6:15 pm
Español: 7:35 pm
Seniors Luncheon and Fellowship
All seniors are cordially invited to attend the monthly Seniors Luncheon
Date: Friday, April 6
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. Please note that during Lent we don’t place flowers on the Altar. 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