ADMINISTRATION: Stewards of His Love

December 2017

Adopt a Family for Christmas

This Christmas season, our St. Bartholomew Parish and School community will once again be adopting several local families in need. Each of these families will have varied needs from basic clothing, winter coats, work boots for men, shoes for family members, gifts for children, etc. Our goal is to provide each family member with at least one item that they specifically need/request as well as a few small toys/gifts for the children and perhaps one gift for the family (movie passes, gift card to a local restaurant, etc.). Each grade at St. Bart’s (Pre-K through 8th grade) will be linked up with one family. We also have several other families that we would like to help this year through the generosity of our Parish.

There will be different ways to assist. We will have a sign-up table after several masses on Sunday, December 3rd in the Parish Hall. We are also asking for donations for grocery gifts cards again this year in the hope that we can provide some grocery money to each of the families. We will also be accepting cash/check donations to help purchase items or help with bills (i.e. electric or heating bills, etc.). Either of these types of donations may be dropped off in the Parish rectory marked “Christmas Adopt a Family Program”.

KEY DATES:
Sunday December 3rd after 8:30am, 10am masses and 8pm mass ---- Sign up to adopt a family or purchase a gift from the list
Saturday, December 16th --- All gifts should be brought to the Parish Hall (time TBD) for wrapping and sorting. We will need volunteers to wrap gifts, tag them and sort by family. We will also need 4-6 people willing to transport everything to St. Martin’s for delivery as well.

If you will be out of town on December 3rd, but wish to help by adopting a family, purchasing a gift or donating in some other way, please contact Barb Henry on cell (703-283-9966) or by email bhenry@bermanent.com. Many thanks and God Bless! Download the flier HERE!

 

Christmas Events and Mass Schedules

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR‛S MASS SCHEDULE Download schedule for posting HERE!

Fourth Sunday of Advent in the morning – Sunday, December 24
7.00 a.m., 8.30 a.m., and 10.00 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: there will be NO 12 noon, 6.00 p.m.
or 8.00 p.m. Masses for Fourth Sunday of Advent in the afternoon

Christmas Eve - Sunday, December 24
5.00 p.m. Children’s Liturgy (Fr. Mark) 7.30 p.m., Bilingual (Fr. Tim) 10.30 p.m. Mass at Night (Fr. Mark) (Christmas Carols begin at 10.10 p.m.)

Christmas Day – Monday, December 25
8.30 a.m., (Fr. Mark), 10.00 a.m., (Fr. Tim) and 12 Noon (Fr. John)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – Sunday, December 31
7.00 a.m., 8.30 a.m., 10.00 a.m., 12 noon, 6.00 p.m. (Spanish) and 8.00 p.m.

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 (not a Holyday of Obligation)
10.00 a.m. And don’t forget.......

ST. BART’S THANK-YOU DINNER
for all volunteers and spouses, Saturday, January 6, 6.00 p.m.

Photos of Recent Advent Events!

Click HERE to visit the Parish Photo Galleries for pictures of recent Advent Season events at St. Bart's. Enjoy!

 

Year-End Gifts of Stock

Many parishioners like to give a major donation to St. Bartholomew Church at Christmas time because there is no Archdiocese assessment on the amount of the gift.  Click on the link HERE for instructions on how to donate appreciated shares of stock.  You will find that this is a very tax efficient method of making a donation.

Thank you for your generous gift to our parish community!

 

January 2018

Men's Discernment Retreat, Feb. 2-4

Cardinal Donald Wuerl invites men in their 20’s – 40’s who are considering a call to the priesthood to attend a discernment retreat led by priests of the Archdiocese of Washington at Saint John Paul II Seminary. The retreat will offer time away from your daily routine and provide an opportunity for prayer and reflection to examine God’s call.

Registration is now open at www.DCPriest.org. Download the flyer HERE

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