The OLA Altar Server is recruiting boys in grades 4 – 12, who have received their first Holy Communion, and who are interested in serving the Church and our Lord by becoming altar servers. There will be training provided for new servers on June 5, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Church. All interested boys, please contact Paul Naupari at Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Stanton at email@example.com. God bless you!
Remember and thank your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sisters, Friends or any special mom in your life for Mother’s Day. Novena Mass envelopes are available in the Narthex. Just return the outer envelope to the collection basket or to the Rectory Office no later than Friday, May 12 for their names to be included in the Mother’s Day Novena of Masses. Donations received for these intentions will be used for our Parish Maintenance Fund.
Catholic Charities-Hogar Immigrant Services offers English classes Tuesday and Thursdays from 7-9 pm. Registration for classes will be April 18 and 20 from 7:00-9:00pm. Many class levels are available. The cost is $50 for the semester and includes the textbook. For more information call Hogar Immigrant Services at 571-208-1572.
Clases de Inglés en Nuestra Señora de los Angeles.
Caridades Católicas – Hogar Hispano ofrece clases de inglés martes y jueves de 7:00-9:00 pm. Inscríbase el 18 y 20 de abril de 7:00-9:00 pm. Ofrecemos varios niveles. El precio de todo el nivel es de $50.00 por semestre e incluye el libro. Favor de llamar al teléfono 571-208-1572 para mayor información.
Easter flower envelopes are located in the back of the church and will also be included in the envelope mailings this month. Contributing to the Easter Flower collection is a nice way to remember our deceased family members. Please ensure that the envelopes have the names of your family members PRINTED CLEARLY, and are received in the Parish Office no later than Friday, April 7.
On March 6, our very best wishes are extended to Fr. Zacarías Martínez as he commemorates the anniversary of his ordination. Fr. Zacarías was ordained on March 6, 2004, so he has ministered for 13 years of service. Please, pray for Fr. Zacarías.
Felicitemos al Padre Zacarías Martínez porque este 6 de marzo celebra 13 años de haber sido ordenado Sacerdote. El 6 de marzo de 2014 fue ordenado Sacerdote en El Salvador. Oremos y felicitemos al Padre Zacarías por su Aniversario Sacerdotal. FELICITACIONES PADRE ZACARIAS.
“The Light Is On For You” is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Washington, in partnership with the Diocese of Arlington, to allow all Catholics to avail themselves of the sacrament of reconciliation. Confession is a wonderful opportunity to set aside our sinful ways and to draw closer to our Lord. Confessions will be held every Wednesday during Lent from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
If you have been reluctant to come to the sacrament, have been away for some time or just found it difficult to get to a Saturday afternoon confession time, this is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with Christ and His Church. Learn more here.
“La luz está encendida para ti.” es una iniciativa arquidiocesana dirigida a todos los católicos para poner a su disposición el Sacramento de Reconciliación. La confesión es una maravillosa oportunidad para poner a un lado el camino pecaminoso y poder acercarnos a nuestro Señor. Las Confesiones se harán cada miércoles durante la Cuaresma, de 6:30 a 8:00 p.m., excepto el Miércoles de Ceniza, en todas las Iglesias Católicas de la Arquidiócesis de Washington y la Diócesis de Arlington. Si tú has estado considerando y dudando hacer uso de este sacramento, si has estado lejos por mucho tiempo o siempre se te ha hecho difícil llegar a las horas de confesión los días sábados, esta es una maravillosa oportunidad para reencontrarte y reconciliarte con Cristo y su Iglesia.
The Bishop’s Lenten Appeal is in full swing and we are asking every household in our parish to support this appeal to the extent that they are able. The BLA funds many programs, services and ministries that serve people in need and further Jesus’ Mission in our diocese. Let us join together to do the Lord’s work – works that touch the lives and souls of thousands of people in our diocese. Thank you!
Our Lady of Angels is proud to announce the first Catholic Grandparents Association in the Diocese of Arlington. Open to all grandparents and approved by Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus and Pope Francis, we will meet on Saturday, February 25, at 7:00 pm in the St. Sophia Room. Light refreshments will be served. For more information email: Betty and Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Colleen and Bob at email@example.com or call Betty at 703 490-3781. We hope to see you there!
A big “thank you” to all who helped to assemble the bulk mailing for this year’s car raffle. Many hands help make God’s work easier and quicker; again thank you. If you haven’t received your tickets, you will be getting them in the mail soon. If you need more tickets you can pick them up at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School Office. If everyone sells their 10 tickets the fundraiser could net over $150,000. Please consider selling your tickets plus a few more. You do NOT need to be present to win. If you have any question about the car raffle, please contact Bill Petrak at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will have a chance to see all five 2017 vehicles starting on March 4th.
This month many of us will receive a mailing from Bishop Burbidge regarding the 2017 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA). The theme for the 2017 BLA is “Offering hands to serve and hearts to love.” After reflecting upon the many blessings that God has given you, please prayerfully consider making a pledge to this important appeal that funds many programs and ministries that serve the people in our diocese. Through your support of this important appeal, you become the hands and heart of our Lord Jesus!
Children are needed to sing for the Christmas Pageant (4:30 pm) and Mass at 5:00 pm on 12/24/16. There will be rehearsals during December. Please contact June Marino at 703-494-1909 for more information and to sign up.
Singers: Rehearsals have begun for our Advent and Christmas Liturgies. Prayerfully consider joining our choir rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in the Church to make our celebration more joyful. For more information call June Marino at 703-494-1909.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington - Hogar Immigrant Services is recruiting volunteer teachers for our ESOL program at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church for the Winter 2017 semester. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 7- 9pm starting on January 10. You only teach once a week. Get to know your fellow parishioners and neighbors. Provide a valuable service to your community while at the same time answering the Church’s call to welcome the stranger. Please call 571- 208-1572 or email email@example.com for more information.
New Lighthouse Catholic Media ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS CDs have arrived! They make great stocking stuffers, provide inspirational listening as you drive 95, and offer thoughtful reflections as we prepare for the birth of Christ. Still only a $4 donation.
Help OLA mount a beautiful display of Christmas flowers at the altar by making Memorial Donations for departed loved ones. Memorial envelopes are in the pews and in your collection envelope packets. Please PRINT all information on the envelopes and return them to the collection basket or the parish office by Friday, December 16th. A list of all those remembered will be available in the narthex after all Christmas Masses. Please print clearly so we will be able to spell the names of your loves ones correctly. Offerings will benefit our Parish Maintenance Fund.
Knights of Columbus will begin selling “Keep Christ in Christmas” holiday cards after Mass. These cards are very handy for sending out holiday family gathering invitations to your family and friends.
Friday, November 11th, is a Federal Holiday. The Rectory office will be closed. Masses and confessions will be at their regular time. If you have an emergency, or an urgent need to speak with a priest, please call (703) 494-2444
El viernes 11 de Noviembre es día festivo; la Rectoría estará cerrada. Habrá Misas a las 6:30am y a las 9:30am, y confesiones a las 6:30pm. Si tiene alguna emergencia o necesita hablar con un Sacerdote por favor llame al 703-494-2444.
The Novena will begin on Wednesday, November 2 through Thursday, November 10th. The envelopes with names to be remembered and your offering should be returned to the collection basket or the Parish office by Thursday, Oct. 27th. Offerings will benefit our Parish Maintenance Fund.
La Novena empezará del miércoles 2 de noviembre hasta el jueves 10 de noviembre. Los sobres para las ofrendas están disponibles en el vestíbulo y en su paquete de sobres mensuales. El último día para entregar los sobres con los nombres en memoria de sus seres queridos y su ofrenda, es el jueves 28 de Octubre. Las ofrendas recibidas beneficiarán al mantenimiento de los edificios de la parroquia.
Monday, October 10th is a Federal Holiday. The Parish office will be closed. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am. There will be no confessions at 6:30 pm., nor will there be a 6:30am mass. If you have an emergency, or an urgent need to speak with a priest, please call (703) 494-2444.
El Lunes 10 de Octubre es día festivo; la Rectoría estará cerrada. No habrá Misa a las 6:30am, ni confesiones a las 6:30pm. Sólo habrá Misa a las 9:00am. Si tiene alguna emergencia o necesita hablar con un Sacerdote por favor llame al 703-494-2444.
Starting on Thursday, September 15th, we will be working on our next project. We have a contract with a firm to refinish the pews and replace the kneelers. This work will continue through early December. As sections of pews are taking out, chairs will be supplied. While the pews are, we will also be replacing the floor tile and carpet underneath, where needed.
Are you an adult and would like to become Catholic or complete your sacraments? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for you! Sign up today at the Religious Education office. Classes begin on Monday, September 12, at 7:30pm in the St. Sophia room in the school
Please join us in welcoming Zoila Arévalo, new director of our Youth Ministry Program! Zoila has been a parishioner for more than 20 years. She comes with the background knowledge as a teacher, coach and
mentor from Prince William County School System where she gained experience in working with teens. Welcome Zoila, we wish you all the best!
"Greetings! My name is Philip Quigley. I am the newly elected Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Fr. Edwin F. Kelley Council 5750. This fraternal year, the officers of Council 5750 shall include: Deputy Grand Knight: Joe Ortman, Chancellor: Charles G. Wheeler, Recorder: To Be Appointed, Financial Secretary: Michael W. O’Bar, Treasurer: Steven J. Moore, Lecturer: William Petrak, Advocate: Steven Bow, Warden: Eduardo Londres, Inside Guard: Daniel Andu, Outside Guard: Duane Hufford, Trustee (1 Year) PGK James Halley, Trustee (2 Year) PGK Komla Kudiabor, Trustee (3 Year) PGK James Doe. Our Parish Pastor, Fr. Kevin O’Keefe, is our Chaplain. The Knights of Council 5750 are here to help and support the parish and the community. Please visit www.KC5750.org for more information about our Council."
The School Building is going to be closed during the Summer, due to some maintenance and renovations. We won’t be able to schedule any meetings. Thank you for understanding. Enjoy your Summer time!
Atención: Todos los grupos que se reúnen en el colegio, favor de tomar nota. El domingo 3 de julio empezarán las renovaciones en el colegio; por tal motivo, el edificio estará cerrado durante el verano mientras estén trabajando. Pensamos que la renovación estará terminada aproximadamente el 21 de agosto. Continuaremos actualizándolos acerca del progreso
de la obra.
Please Note: Monday, July 4th, is a Federal Holiday. The Rectory office will be closed. There is no 6:30 am Mass nor 6:30 pm confessions. Mass will be at 9:00 am. If you have an emergency, or an urgent need to speak with a priest, please call (703) 494-2444
The school office will be closed for the month of July and will reopen on August 16 and August 18 from 9:00 am - Noon.
Last weekend, Bishop Loverde announced a number of clergy assignments. Effective June 29, 2016, our very dedicated Father Ramon Baez, parochial vicar will become a parochial vicar at Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria; and Father Zacarias Martinez, parochial vicar at Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria, will become a parochial vicar at Our Lady of Angels.
During these coming weeks, let us thank Father Ramon Baez for his service, his kindness and generosity to Our Lady of Angels community, during these past two years, and let us prepare to welcome Father Zacarias to our parish community.
El Obispo Loverde ha anunciado varios cambios en el clero. A partir del 29 de junio de 2016, nuestro querido Padre Ramón Baez, será el nuevo vicario parroquial de la parroquia de El Buen Pastor en Alexandria, VA. El Padre Zacarías Martínez, quien trabajaba en la parroquia de El Buen Pastor, será el nuevo vicario parroquial de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles.
Durante las próximas semanas, agradezcamos al Padre Baez por su servicio, su amabilidad y generosidad con nuestra parroquia en estos últimos dos años, y preparémonos para dar la bienvenida al Padre Zacariaz a nuestra familia parroquial.
The Legion of Mary and the New Evangelization: Do you wish to know what the “New Evangelization" is all about? Did you know that the Legion of Mary, a worldwide apostolate for over 90 years, was way ahead of its time in being an instrument of bringing Christ’s message to the world? Did you know that Fr. Baez will be traveling with a group of Legion of Mary members from OLA to Cuba to knock on the doors of those who are unaware of the Gospel message? Were you aware that personal holiness is not just something for priests, deacons, and religious but for everyone? If you want to learn more, the Legion of Mary is for you. It is more than just a bunch of Seniors sitting around praying the rosary. We will be at all masses on May 21-22 in the vestibule of the church to answer questions. Our blessed Mother is calling you. Will you answer the call? For more details please call the Rectory office to speak
with Fr. Baez. 703-494-2444.
This weekend our very best wishes are extended to Fr. O’Keefe, as he commemorates the anniversary of his ordination (May 20). This was a very special day for all of us as he committed his life to serving God’s people. Fr. O'Keefe was ordained by the Most Rev. Bishop John Keating. He has been selfless in his service to our parish as well as the other parishes in the diocese that he has served. Please remember him in your prayers and offer your congratulations to him for his years of service to the people of the diocese of Arlington.
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