ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH
TRIANGLE, VIRGINIA APRIL 4, 2010
After a Friday that was far from Today we welcome to our parish family
“good”: Mary Magdalene, those who have completed their preparation
heartbroken, went to the tomb and and been received into the Catholic Church
there she met a “gardener”; Two through the sacraments of Initiation.
unnamed followers, hopes dashed, They remind us of who we are and whose we
left Jerusalem for the country and are; a people of the Resurrection.
met a “stranger” on the road; The Welcome! and Thank You!
Twelve (who were now Eleven), Santiago Barrero, Olivia Beavers, Brayden Chery, Craig
convinced that there was no future, Drwiega, Allyssa Haymaker, Joshua Heatwole, Neelakshi
returned to what they knew – fishing – and met a young Johnson, Justine Meyer, Philip Riley, Thomas Sanderson,
man on the shore. Jhon Sarikaya, Michael Skelly, Kayla Smith, Frederick
May you encounter the Risen Lord where you least Armstrong, Elizabeth Drew, Gregory Guthrie, Mary Anne
expect Him. Malstrom, Sarah McDaniel, Chanel Sanderson, Olaun
Simmons, Melissa Tomes, Brian Eustaquio, Jordan
Frs. Charley, Bob, and John. Eustaquio, Amanda Gorman, Mark McDaniel, David Padilla,
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to The Easter Season—50 days of GRACE
Denise Eves and MSYM and some wonderful
volunteers for giving of themselves and their Eastertime is the 50-day
time to assemble Easter baskets. A big "thank celebration that flows from the
you" also to our wonderful parishioners for their Triduum. [Holy Thursday, Good
kindness and generosity in donating a mountain Friday, Easter Vigil] It is the
of Easter goodies. Because of you, 211 Easter baskets church’s most ancient and most
were filled for the clients at Francis House, the handicapped beautiful season. These are
at two local group homes, elderly in our community and in springtime days of blossoming
the poorest and most rural areas of our Diocese. Just orchards, of open windows, of the
knowing that, how could we not have a very blessed and great gladness of the awakening
Happy Easter! God Bless You! earth
Fifty days are a “week of weeks,”
seven times seven, with a day added so Eastertime has
Calling all New Parishioners
eight Sundays —- a mystical sign of eternity. Each year we
Please join us on April 11th
have Eastertime—50 days to sing ALLELUIA, 50 days to
following the 9:30 am Mass in
live as if God’s rule of justice and peace were fully with us.
the Br. Juniper Room to learn
more about our parish and our many ministries. Contact In times past another word for Eastertime was “Pentecost.”
Chris for more information 703-221-4044 ext 225. Now we use that word to mean the last day of Eastertime,
but “Pentecost” can mean “Fifty days” or Fiftieth day.” The
ascension of the Lord and the sending of the Holy Spirit are
We have a Coordinator for VBS!! celebrated on two solemnities of the season, but they also
Join the “Baobab Blast” Safari are celebrated throughout Eastertime. We can’t really
separate these wonders. The Lord’s incarnation, epiphany,
Vacation Bible School
passion, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and the gift
June 21st – 25th, 2010 of the Spirit are one mystery, called the “paschal mystery,”
9:00 am until 12:00 pm mystery of the Passover of the Lord.
Pre-K (must be 4 by Aug.) thru 5th grade, During the Eastertime the church reads through the Acts of
$20.00 per child includes CD and Iron-On. the Apostles, which is the sequel to Luke’s Gospel. This
Registration begins the weekend of April book is a kind of family history of the first Christians. John’s
18. Forms will be available in the church Gospel is also read during Eastertime. In this gospel Jesus
calls himself the Good Shepherd, the Gateway, the Vine,
vestibule, in the Faith Formation Office the Way, the Truth and the Life.
and on-line. Please return forms with fees
to the Faith Formation Office or in the
HAPPY EASTER today andfor the next 49 days!
From the Faith Formation Ministry Team
”catch all” box located in the church vestibule. Please
consider joining our Team of Volunteers!!
No experience necessary. Contact Sharon Gardner at Please Note:
email@example.com for more information. There is no morning Mass on Monday, April 5th;
the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, April 5th.
Religious Education Calendar
Holiday Break for Holy Week and Easter
CYM GO F
March 27-April 8 A place for ALL high school teens. K
Classes resume Saturday, April 10, 2010 No prerequisites, no special skills needed.
Bring a friend. A place to connect your life
Registration forms for Religious Education for the and your faith.
school year 2010-2011 will be mailed mid-April April 4 No CYM HAPPY EASTER!!!!
to currently registered RE families. Registrations April 11 CYM Easter Egg Hunt
will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Work Camp registration has started.
Open registration will begin the weekend of We are sending 40 teens and 8 adults to
May 2nd. You must be a registered member of Kearny, NJ, August 1-7, 2010. We have 16
the parish and registration fees must accompany the teen spots left and 1 Adult spot open.
registration forms. If you wish to serve as a catechist or co- We will be doing fund raising to help offset
catechists in the program, you have a priority for scheduling. the total cost. Get your registration and
Please call the RE office to speak with Marianne to find out deposit in to hold your spot. If you need more time with the
more about serving as a catechists. Training and deposit $ please speak to me personally.
background investigations are required.
Questions, please contact Mindi Bartosch,
The OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults) 703-221-4978 x235, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
is a process by which interested adults can find out more
The Angels of God-
about the Catholic faith and choose to be initiated into the
A Threshold Bible Study by Fr. Stephen Binz.
faith. For more information and to schedule an initial
interview please call Margaret at 703-221-4978. The Monday Night Bible Study Group will begin a
OCIA Schedule new study, The Angels of God, on Monday, April
Mystagogia for the Newly Received, our Neophytes 18th at 7PM. This study enhances today's
April 7 at 7:30 PM fascination with angels with an overview of the
Bible's presentation of God's angels as guardians and
Middle School Youth Ministry Events messengers. Understanding their presence throughout
biblical history will enhance your awareness of their
April 18—MSYM Night-More Info to invisible presence with us today. To register for this study,
follow please call 703-221-4978 before April 12th.
May 2 - MSYM End of the Year Family
Gathering 6:30 PM.
Sacramental Prep Upcoming Dates:
MSYM is open to all parish middle school students. For
more info contact, Denise Eves at email@example.com. First Communion Retreat
Sat. April 17th 10 AM-3PM
in the Parish Center
For all 2nd graders preparing for 1st Communion.
There’s still time for you to sign up! If Questions contact Sharon in the Faith Formation office.
you have carpentry or painting skills and
are available on April 10th or 17th, we’d The Easter flowers were donated in memory of the
love your help. Through our partnership following: John, Mary, and Paul Ferenschak;
with the Fuller Center for Housing and in conjunction Clifford, Sophie and Anna Betz; Kevin Stumm;
with Project Mend A House and Catholics for Housing, Stanley and Josephine France; Jean Jurick;
we are assisting with two local projects on these days. Vernon and Gloria Unger; Trudy Unger; Frank
We will be renovating or improving properties for and Laura McNierney; Joseph and Virginia Wohlers;
homeowners on extremely low incomes. This is a Lawrence Dreis; Rosemary and John Wenzel; Dorothy and
wonderful opportunity for parents, teens, whole families. Arthur Peitler; Peggy Irons Woynicz; Bryan Richardson; Mr.
If you are interested, please contact Chris at and Mrs. John Tiano; Helen Baron; Jennie Fenton; Lorenzo
firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-221-4044 ext 233. Manno; Candida Imbarlina; Marco Imbarlina.
Baptismal Preparation Class—Our next class will be held Sunday, April 11, 2010, from 1:30—2:30 p.m. in the Br.
Juniper Room. This class is for all those who are expecting a baby or have a child who has not been baptized.
La próxima reunion es el domingo 18 de abril. Ambos padres, con los padrinos (si ellos viven en esta área) tienen que asistir
a estas dos charlas. Serán en la sala Júniper Room después de la misa dominical a la 1:30 p.m. Cada charla dura dos
horas. Como su atención es esencial, será mejor que otras personas responsables cuiden a sus niños. Les esperamos,
estimados amigos. El próximo domingo de Bautismos es le 16 de mayo. Elegimos la fecha de bautismo durante la primera
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH
TRIANGLE, VIRGINIA APRIL 4, 2010
Thank you for participating in 76 bags of food were distributed at Francis
Operation Rice Bowl. By walking in House last week. We are in constant need of:
solidarity with our global family this Lent, cereal, peanut butter, jelly tuna, canned
you are helping to transform the world. fruits and vegetables, pasta and sauce,
Please place Rice Bowl contributions in a zip-lock bag and rice (in 1lb boxes only), boxed dinners.
place them in the Catch-all. Checks may be written to St. Please help by donating food in unbreakable containers.
Francis with Operation Rice Bowl in the memo.
Many Members, One Body, our parish support
A couple spots are still available for the Sister Parish group for Catholics who are gay and lesbian and
Mission Team trip to Lima scheduled for July 6-15th. their families will hold their monthly meeting this
Check the bulletin board for details and to pick up an Thursday, April 8th at 7 pm in the St. Catherine
application or contact the Outreach office.
Calling Seniors of All Ages!
Join us for a Spring Adventure on April 15th
as we visit Chatham, a Civil War historical home WE ARE ONE FAMILY UNDER GOD
on the banks of the Rappahannock. Bring a Postcards for the US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s
brown bag lunch to the St Catherine Room at postcard campaign for immigration reform are still available
noon. Dessert and beverages will be provided. Please in the vestibule. 518 postcards have been delivered by our
RSVP at 703-221-4312 so transportation can be made parishioners so far!
A JOURNEY of HOPE
Come Home is our annual program for inactive or Thank you again to all who took part in the Rally to
alienated Catholics. This three session Support Immigration Reform last month. Check out the
series provides an opportunity to reconnect photos on the parish website!
with your Church in a confidential,
nonjudgmental setting. The program will be The Winter Shelter Program has ended and our parish
offered May 17 & 24 and June 7th at has agreed to be responsible for
7:30pm in the Brother Juniper Room. For brunch at the Drop In Shelter on
more information or to register, please contact Joe Mitcho Saturday mornings. There is a
at email@example.com or 703-670-8039. complete list of needs as well as
directions and sign up sheets
Spring Yoga Back by Poplar Demand! available on the Outreach bulletin board.
A 6 week series of Christian yoga will be
offered beginning April 20th. Registration The 2010 Census questionnaire should take only a few
are available on the parish website and on minutes to complete. When you receive you questionnaire
the table in the vestibule. in the mail, please fill it out and send it back right away.
The 2010 Census questionnaire is not only simple, it’s
safe. It does not ask immigration status, and by law, the
KAIROS COOKIE REQUEST
Census Bureau cannot share an individual’s answers with
"I came for the cookies, but I found love and anyone, including welfare and immigration agencies.
Jesus." In Prince William County, for each person not counted, the
Be a part of the flame that draws souls to community may not receive approximately $1300 per year
Christ. Bake cookies for the KAIROS prison or more than $13,000 over a 10-year period. The federal
retreat beginning April 22. This gift of love requires a lot government will distribute more than $400 billion annually
of cookies! Bake Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Peanut to states and communities based on the results of the
Butter, Molasses, or Sugar, 2" in diameter. To be sure 2010 Census . Data collected from the Census will
cookies are soft but not crumbly, please cool determine redistricting on the state and local level, as well
completely before packaging 12 to a quart-size Ziploc as determine how many seats each state will have in
bag. Please follow specific prison rules: No candy, Congress.
dried fruit or raisins inside, no sugar or sprinkles on
top. Please label each bag. You may leave the cookies AR RAFFLE—We have only two weeks left to
at the parish office. Last pickup will be on Tuesday, April purchase Car Raffle tickets. All tickets must be
21, at 3:00 p.m. Thank you for remembering "the least of returned by Monday, April 12th at 4:00 p.m.
these, His brethren." Remember the price of a ticket is $5.00. Please
return your tickets as soon as possible. Many thanks to all
Open AA Step Study Group Friday night who have participated in this fund raiser for our parish. If
Group meets 7-8:00 p.m. in the St. Catherine Room. you would like to purchase tickets please call the parish
Come study the 12 Steps to Recovery. office at 703-221-4044.
Parish Office Hours - Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Phone 703-221-4044 Fax 703-221-3246
Emergency Number - 703-447-3686
Saturday Vigil—5:30 PM;
SUNDAY, April 4—Easter Sunday—8:00, 9:30 AM 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM Espanol,
8:00 PM People of the Parish, Vigil 5:30 PM
7:00 AM Aurora Ilagan Monday—Saturday 8:45 AM
8:30 AM Hazel Turner RECONCILIATION
Stephen Pishock Saturday: 4:00—5:00 PM and by appointment
Elvira Faiella Franciscan Friars 703-221-4044
10:30 AM Mary Mancuso Fr. Charles, Miller, O.F.M., Pastor
Michael Slade x227
10:45 AM Bryan Richardson Fr. Bob Menard, O.F.M., Associate Pastor
12:30 PM x226
12:30 PM Misa en español (Gym) Fr. John Heffernan, O.F.M., Associate Pastor
MONDAY, April 5—Easter Monday
8:45 AM No Mass Parish Staff 703-221-4044
TUESDAY, April 6—Easter Tuesday Maureen Britt, Secretary
8:45 AM x222
WEDNESDAY, April 7—Easter Wednesday Marcia Connolly, Receptionist
Edward Knapp, Business Manager
THURSDAY, April 8—Easter Thursday x223
8:45 AM Barbara Stouffer, Finance Asst/PGC Coordinator
FRIDAY, April 9—Easter Friday x232
SATURDAY, April 10—Easter Saturday Faith Formation Ministry 703-221-4978
Margaret Bruni, Director
8:45 AM x237
4:00 PM Sacrament of Reconciliation Sharon Slavinski, Sacramental Prep
Mass Intentions on Sunday, April 11th x238
5:30 PM Elizabeth Brack, Secretary
8:00 AM x234
9:30 AM Jeff Bachman Marianne Hayes, RE Coordinator
12:00 PM Kathleen Garland x236
Rodolfo R. Cruz Mindi Bartosch, Youth Ministry Coordinator
1:30 PM Misa en español
5:30 PM People of the Parish Parish Outreach
Readings for the Week of April 4, 2010 Anne Tunney, MSW, Director 703-221-4312
Monday: Acts 2:14, 22-33; Matthew 28:8-15 Francia Salguero, Asst. (Habla Español) 703-221-4044
Tuesday: Acts 2:36-41; John 20:11-18 x225
Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10; Luke 24:13-35 Francis House 703-221-6344
Eileen Bolen, Coordinator, Emergency Assistance
Thursday: Acts 3:11-26; Luke 24:35-48
Friday: Acts 4:1-12; John 21:1-14 Music Ministry 703-221-4044
Saturday: Acts 4:13-21; Mark 16:9-15 x231
Sunday: Acts 5:12-16;
Revelation 1:9-11a,12-13, 17-19;
John 20:19-31 SPONSOR OF THE WEEK
We would like to thank
Grow in your Roman Catholic Faith
Centering Prayer Tuesdays 11:00-12:00 noon
in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the church. for sponsoring an ad in our weekly bulletin.
All are welcome.
All those who are sick: Karalyn Diaz,
Samantha Gudenkauf and James
Gudenkauf, Jim Singsank, LaVonne
Pavlak, Michael Strati, Hellen Dodson, Maria Moore, Bob
Williams, Amy Wilking, Melissa Massouh.