A message from Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge.
Dear Brothers and Sister in Christ,
Our Diocesan priests dedicate their lives to serve and guide us on our life-long journey of faith. They have administered the sacraments, counseled, encouraged and prayed for us and our families. And just like many of us, they desire a suitable place to live once they reach retirement.
Currently, there are 182 diocesan priests faithfully serving Jesus Christ and you, the people who form our diocesan Church. Of these, 21 priests are retired; and over the next ten years, 20 additional priests will reach retirement age.
Next weekend, May 20 and 21, at all Masses, the annual second collection for retired priests will take place in all parishes in our diocese.
The funds from this annual collection will assist several special needs including the ongoing operational expenses of the Saint Rose of Lima Priests Retirement Villa, a beautiful and restful home that includes common areas and private suites for up to 15 priests. Since his retirement, Bishop Emeritus Paul Loverde has called this retirement villa his home. This special collection also will provide funds for post-retirement health care, nursing home care and the priests' pension fund.
I ask you to be as generous as possible, so that our priests, who served us so faithfully, may be fittingly care for in their retirement years.
May Our Risen Lord Jesus bless you with the gift of His peace and watch over you always.
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Arlington
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL COMES TO THE CATHEDRAL! REGISTRATIONS DUE BY
Parents, your children in rising grades K-6 can join us
June 26-30, 2017
, to experience our weeklong Vacation Bible School,
In the Beginning: The Holy Bible
from The Week of Graces. This program takes the children on a walk through salvation history, learning about Scripture, the Holy Mass, and God in a fun and adventurous way! Adult volunteers needed (must be fully VIRTUS compliant). Students in grades 7 through high school can volunteer. Contact the Religious Education Office at
. We have had very few registrations so far. On the fence? Waiting for a rainy day? Register by
or we will have to cancel Vacation Bible School due to low enrollment.
The Women's Council of St. Thomas More presents:
The Second Annual Step into Summer Family Social!
Following up on last year’s successful event, the Women's Council of St. Thomas More is once again hosting a pizza and ice cream night!
The social takes place in Burke Hall from 6:00 to 8:00, Saturday evening, May 20th.
Tickets are only $10.00 per person or $20 for a family of four (additional family members $5 apiece and children under 3 free). Tickets include pizza, ice cream with toppings, and a drink. Such a deal!
Tickets will not be sold at the door but will be on sale after all of the masses the weekend of May 13.
Join your fellow parishioners for a fun (no cooking!) evening.
The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Pancake Breakfast following 8:30, 9:45 and11:00 a.m. Masses in Burke Hall on Sunday,
Please join your fellow parishioners for a great breakfast of Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage and Rolls.
Pot Luck Dinner
Pot-Luck Dinner, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, will be on
Wednesday, May 17
Please bring a dish to share.
K-12 Religious Education
The K-12 Religious Education Program is dedicated to assisting parents with raising their children in the Catholic faith by offering a variety of programs to fit the needs of all parish families. We strive to teach the children of our parish to love as Christ loves and to serve as Christ serves.
Registration for the 2017 - 2018 will begin on June 1, 2017. See attached form to register. There will also be two opportunities to register after Mass on June 4 and June 18 after the 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 12:45 pm Masses.
There are over 200 students in the STM Religious Education program with over 30 volunteers. If you are interested in helping with this ministry next year, please contact Lynn Jones at (703)525-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible School - Registration Closes May 22
We have had very few registrations for the Vacation Bible School. If you are interested in signing up - please register by May 22 or we will have to cancel the program due to low enrollment.
Altar Server Schedule*
*As scheduled. Any changes are not reflected in the list below.
St Padre Pio Relics
May 20 - 21
St. Ann's Catholic Church
5300 North 10th Street
Arlington, VA 22205
Come and venerate the official relics of Saint Padre Pio, in this first US Tour to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Saint Padre Pio's birth and the 15 anniversary of this canonization.
Saturday May 20, 2017
(From 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm)
Sunday, May 21, 2017
(from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm)*
On Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm a special Mass will be celebrated in hour of Saint Pio.
*Public Veneration is suspended during Masses.
For information about the public veneration please call (703)528-6276. For additional information about the tour, please call (203)416-1471.
5 Million Rosaries for America
Prayer Can Change Everything!
Dynamic Catholic is asking people all over the country to join in praying 5 million rosaries for America! The rosary is an incredibly powerful prayer. It has the power to bring peace. The power to heal. The power to transform your life, the lives of your loved ones, your community, and our nation.
Check out the website for more information and to register.
Are you Registered at the Cathedral?
It is important that you are registered in our parish so that we may respond to your various needs and for you to receive offertory envelopes. You must be registered to receive a letter to be a sponsor or a godparent or for any sacramental preparation, including infant baptism, or to enroll in the CCD program. You must be registered to receive a financial statement for income taxes.
If you are 21 years old and have previously been registered at the Cathedral with your parents, please re‐register under your own name. Parish registration forms are available at the Cathedral entrances and at the rectory.
Cathedral Connection Submissions
Items for the Cathedral Connection
must be submitted to email@example.com by noon each Friday
in order to be included in the following week's edition.
All submissions must be in print-ready form.
Items received after this deadline will be held until the following issue.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Legion of Mary
Women's Council Meeting
ESL Class S
Bell Choir C
Arts and Crafts
K of C Potluck Dinner
12:30 - 8:30 pm
Mass followed by Rosary
Jr. Legion of Mary Rectory Conference Room
Parish Pizza and Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Women's Council
K of C Pancake Breakfast and
Coffee and Doughnuts
After all morning
Credit Union Open
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Spanish Legion of Mary
Rectory Conference Room
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spanish Prayer Group
2:30 English Baptisms
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