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The Pastor’s Corner


Odds and Ends                       

 Next week, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Its theme this year is “Mercy Changes the World.” Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support the young mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve some of the poorest of the poor. Please keep the Mission in your prayers and be generous in next week’s collection for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith.

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            The Arlington Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima (the Blue Army) will sponsor a diocesan-wide Eucharistic Holy Hour on Sunday, October 23 from 3 – 4 pm in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 13752 Mary’s Way, Woodbridge.

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            We received an offer from Joe’s Steakhouse here in Winchester to donate 25% of sales on the last Sunday of each month to Sacred Heart Academy. All anyone has to do is to join them on October 30th after the Masses.

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            Kairos, an International Prison Ministry, is holding a retreat November 3-6 at the Women’s Correctional Center of Virginia in Goochland. Consider making the commitment to pray for one hour at home or in our church for the women inmates during this retreat. There will be more information in the narthex next weekend.


                                                In Our Lord,

                                                Father Stan Krempa

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