Lenten Schedule Confession Schedule for Lent Schedule for Holy by jolinmilioncherie


TRIANGLE, VIRGINIA                                                                                            MARCH 25, 2012

                                                                                         Lenten Schedule
                                                                                      Mass will be celebrated at
                                                                              8:45 am & 12 noon Monday through Friday.
                                                                                    Stations of the Cross Fridays:
The GEICO gecko is everywhere. With his fake English
                                                                               7:15 pm English and Spanish at 8:00 pm.
accent and understated approach to life, he has made
GEICO a household name in car insurance.                                         Confession Schedule for Lent
                                                                     Confessions will be heard every Wednesday during Lent
When the gecko first appeared in GEICO advertising in                             from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.
1999, he was a replacement for live actors who were on                       In addition to Saturday’s from 4—5pm.
strike. The first ads using the gecko played off the
supposed confusion between the name GEICO and the                  If you would like to make a donation for Easter Memorial
word “gecko”. In those early ads the gecko fended off              Flowers, and remember your loved ones in
phone calls from people who were supposedly trying to call         this way please fill out the information on the
GEICO for insurance and instead got the gecko's number.            envelope on the table in the vestibule and
Today GEICO uses the gecko in a variety of ways from               drop it in the catch-all box. These names will
standard television and print advertising that has him             be listed in the bulletin during the Easter Season.
traveling across America to save people money on car
                                                                                        Schedule for
While the gecko commercials are clever, it is the tagline                        Holy Week and Easter Sunday
they have that closes the sale. "Fifteen minutes could save                                April 1—April 8
you 15% or more on car insurance," gets people to call or
go online to get a quote. As omnipresent as the gecko is,           April 1       Palm Sunday
he doesn't appear in every GEICO commercial. But the                Regular Mass Schedule
tagline is always there, reinforcing the company's mantra
that if you just give them fifteen minutes you'll be able to        April 4           Wednesday
save a lot.                                                         6:30-8 PM         Individual Confession
We in the Church aren't as creative in the marketing world.         April 5           Holy Thursday (No Morning Mass)
Advertising efforts, even well-thought out and coherent             9:00 AM           Morning Prayer
ones just don't have the pizzazz that billion dollar                8:00 PM           Mass of the Lord’s Supper
campaigns can attain. It is rumored GEICO spent nearly                                La Cena del Señor: 8:00 PM en el
three-quarters of a billion dollars in advertising in 2010. I                         Centro Parroquial
would like to think we would rather spend our dollars on
feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and healing the             April 6           Good Friday (No Morning Mass)
sick, than on slick ad buys.                                        9:00 AM           Morning Prayer
But the GEICO tag-line might be something we want to use            3:00 PM           Musical Meditation on the Stations of the
for ourselves this Lent or at least what is left of it. "Fifteen                      Cross (Presented by all of St. Francis’
minutes could save you..." offers a lot of possibilities as we                        Choirs and Musicians)
prepare for Easter. What spiritual endeavors could we               5:00 PM           Via Crucis - Through the streets - in
undertake for fifteen minutes every day? Fifteen minutes of                           Spanish - Starting on Graham Park Rd in
Bible reading? Or fifteen minutes of prayer? What about                               Triangle
fifteen minutes on the phone with a shut-in? Or fifteen             8:00 PM           Liturgy of Good Friday
minutes writing in a spiritual journal? Maybe we collect all
the fifteen minutes of a week: that's almost two hours to           April 7           Holy Saturday
help at serving a meal at the Winter Shelter or use to assist       9:00 AM           Morning Prayer / Blessing of Easter foods.
the poor through volunteering at St. Francis House. During                        Note: No Saturday 5:30 p.m. Mass
Lent one could use fifteen minutes to celebrate the                 8:00 PM           Easter Vigil
sacrament of reconciliation.
                                                                    April 8           Easter Sunday
It doesn't take a whole lot of imagination, just a desire to                          (Note changed times for Masses)
make a commitment, to realize that fifteen minutes could            6:30 AM           Mass
save you!                                                           8:00 AM           Mass
                                                                    9:30 AM           Mass
New Location                                                        9:45 AM           Mass - Children’s Mass - in Parish Center
                                                                    11:00 AM          Mass
The Poor Box and the Catch-All Box have been relocated              12:30 PM          Mass
to the wall in the vestibule of the church. Why? We                 1:30 PM           Misa en Español
needed a more “secure” place for people to leave a
donation and/or any other type of envelope or paperwork.                      Note: No 5:30 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday
                                                 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

             LENT 4.5—Christian Simplicity                                     Anuncios y Noticias
 Our focus this week is on Water, obviously the most vital    Charlas bautismales – la próxima charla bautismal se
 element of life. Millions of people, most of them women,     lleva el 25 de marzo. Por favor asegúrese de llenar la
 spend hours every day walking miles to collect water. At     aplicación y el padre lo llamará. Ambos padres y padrinos
 home, the average American uses about 150 gallons            (si ellos viven en esta área) deben asistir a la charla. La
 daily. Learn how you can save this precious resource.        charla se ubica en la Sala Juniper Room y dura dos horas.
                                                              Como su atención es esencial, recomendamos no traer a
    Go to www.lent4.5.org for additional resources.
                                                              sus niños. Por favor registrarse en la Mesa de Información
 If you would like to look deeper into the topic of WATER,    y entrega el formulario lo más pronto que pueda.
 join Br. Frank for a movie and discussion this Monday,
 March 26th at 9:30am in the St. Catherine Room.              Actividades Litúrgicas Para la Cuaresma y Pascua
                                                              Confesiones: los miércoles 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. y los sábados
                                                              a las 4 p.m.
             Attention ALL VISITATION MINISTERS               Todos los viernes hay la Santa Vía Crucis a las 7:45 p.m.
             (New and Old)!                                   Jueves Santo el 5 de abril La Misa de la Cena Pascual del
             Please join us for a meeting in the Library on   Señor a las 8 p.m. y se llevará en el gimnasio de la
             Tuesday evening, March 27th at 7:30pm.           escuela.
                                                              El Viernes Santo el 6 de abril El Solemne Vía Crucis y La
          BEREAVEMENT GROUP FORMING                           Pasión del Señor a las 5:30 p.m. Comenzamos caminando
                                                              en frente del Todos Mercado en Triangle Plaza
Grief is a process that is often eased by
                                                              El domingo de la Pascua el 8 de abril La Misa de la
journeying with others. If you have recently
                                                              Resurrección del Señor se llevará a las 1:30 p.m. en el
lost someone close to you, please join us
                                                              Templo de San Francisco de Asís Triangle, Virginia
for a four week series on Monday
mornings at 9:30am beginning April 23rd, in the St.           Colecta de comida – cada domingo – no es solo para los
Catherine Room. Please contact the Outreach office to         niños! Ayudamos a algunos de 90 familias cada semana.
register or if an evening session would be preferred.         Siempre se necesita cereal, pasta de maní, mermelada,
                                                              fruta y verduras en lata, pasta y salsa, atún, hamburger
Calling Seniors of All Ages                                   helper y cheese macaroni.
         Our Thursday Lunch Bunch will meet for a docent
         lead tour of the Marine Corps Museum on April        Biblias – se vende biblias de pasta dura y
         5th. Bring a brown bag lunch and meet in the         pasta ligera. Son $17 y $5 dólares, Piden al
         St. Catherine Room at noon to carpool.               Señor Felipe en el vestíbulo.
Dessert and beverages will be provided.
                                                              El Grupo de Oración se reúne todos los
                                                              viernes a las 7:30 p.m. en el Comedor en la Escuela de
       Fighting Hunger: One Rice Bowl at a Time               San Francisco. Hay actividades y lecciones para los niños,
This week, through Operation Rice Bowl, we learn about        también. Le esperamos, que Dios le bendiga.
those who are unable to enter the
marketplace and earn a living. We pray                        Recordatorio: Hay velas disponibles en la iglesia, al lado
for all those who struggle to find work,                               de las estatuas de San José y María. Donación:
and fast for those who cannot afford to                                $ 1 cada una. Por favor, coloque el sobre con el
feed their families. We give so that                                   dinero en la caja general, ubicada en el
CRS can help marginalized people obtain loans in order to              vestíbulo.
save money, start small businesses and work toward a
brighter future.                                              When Did I See you Hungry, Lord….

A Sister Parish Meeting will be held at on March 29th at      Next Saturday, March 31st will be the last
7:30pm in the St. Catherine Room. All are welcome to          weekend for the Winter Shelter. Many thanks to
attend!                                                       our generous parishioners who have been
                                                              supplying hearty dinners since November. On
                                                              April 7th, we will begin delivering breakfast
    Your generosity assisted 93 families last week.
                                                              items to the Shelter. Details and suggested items are
                      We are in constant need of:
                                                              available on the bulletin board.
                     Cereal, peanut butter, jelly,
            Canned fruits and vegetables, Pasta and sauce
                  Tuna, Boxed dinners (Hamburger Helper).             Many Members, One Body, our parish support
Please help by donating food in unbreakable                           group for Catholics who are gay or lesbian and
containers.                                                           their families will not meet in April. Our next
Additional assistance is frequently needed at Francis                 meeting will be May 3rd at 7pm in the St.
House, call Francia at 703-221-6344 for details.                      Catherine Room.
TRIANGLE, VIRGINIA                                                                                      MARCH 25, 2012

                Faith Formation Office                          Confirmation
       Phone: 703-221-4978 Fax: 703-221-3246
           Office Hours: 8:00 am-3:00 pm                        Confirmation Candidates looking for service hours
                                                                remember to check the Holy C.O.W (Catholics
March 25        Sunday RE Session                               Out Working) hotline. Call 703-583-3545 for
      29        Thursday RE Session I&II                        service opportunities.
      31        Saturday RE Session
                                                                We are planning another trip to Potomac Place Assisted
                (Lenten Service Project)
                                                                Living on Saturday March 24 ,2012 from 2:30-5pm. We
                Open to all Sessions-Special Olympics
                                                                would like to take 8-10 Confirmation Volunteers to play
                Basketball Game-3:30pm-5:00pm
                                                                cards with the residents. If you have the gift for cheering
April 1-12      Easter Break
                                                                others up, contact Beth Benham at bethb@stfrncis.org.
                (Classes resume on Saturday, April 14th)
                                                                Project Easter Basket: April 1,2012 from 1-3pm.
 RE& SFAS Lenten Service Project- Basketball Game               Volunteers (Confirmation Candidates) will be preparing
              for Special Olympics                              Easter Baskets for Francis House.
Come join us on March 31st for our Lenten Service Project
                                                                The Easter items we are in need of are (candy, small
to support Special Olympics. The presentation followed by
                                                                toys, books, stickers) to fill the baskets. Please note we
the basketball game will begin at 3:30pm until 5pm.
                                                                have plenty of basket grass and eggs from last year!
Concession items needed i.e. bake goods. Come meet
                                                                There will be a huge Easter Basket in the vestibule after
athletes from Special Olympics and cheer the teams on!
                                                                all masses to start collecting supplies. Thank you for your
Flyers were sent home to RE and SFAS children. For
more information please contact Marianne Hayes at
703-221-4978 or recoor@stfrncis.org.                            If you have any questions on the Confirmation Program
                                                                please contact Beth Benham at bethb@stfrncis.org.
                  ADULT CONFIRMATION
If you or anyone you know has been worshipping at Mass for      First Communion Preparing Volunteers Needed:
a number of years and has never been confirmed,
please contact Sister Janice at 703-221-4978 to                 On Saturday March 31st from 10am-2pm, Volunteers
be enrolled in preparation sessions for Adult                   are needed to help cut felt for 1st Communion banners for
Confirmation in the spring on Trinity Sunday.                   their retreat. Please contact Beth Benham at
Deadline for enrollment: is Easter Sunday.                      bethb@stfrncis.org.
                                                                This Sunday March 25th children will be starting the
Baptismal Preparation Class—Our next class will be              Mass focus booklet. The booklets were given out at the
held this Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 1:15pm—2:00               First Communion Parents meeting. If you did not get one
p.m. in the Br. Juniper Room.                                   please contact Beth Benham at bethb@stfrncis.org.

                   New Day and Time                             Sports News!
                     Centering Prayer                           St. Francis CYM High School basketball
                    Mondays 10-11 am                            team is looking for girls grades 8-12 to
             in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel                    participate on their co-ed team. They play
                       in the church.                           local parish teams, games are on
                     All are welcome.                           Sundays, and no fee required. Come on out and play for
40 Days for Life                                                a great team. For more information, contact
                                                                Coach Dunn 540-657-9006.
More than 294 babies have been saved since the campaign
began! Keep praying and fasting, and please join us in                           Middle School Students
standing vigil in Manassas. Many people are coming out for                              BASH 2012
the first time and realizing God's grace when they peacefully                    Your Place in God’s Plan
and prayerfully confront evil at its doorstep. Reports          BASH is the largest gathering of Catholic Junior High
document that over the past nine 40 DFL campaigns 5,045         students 6th -8th graders. It will be held at Paul VI
lives that have been spared from abortion (and those are        Catholic School Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:00 pm –7:30
just the ones we know about), 61 abortion workers have quit     pm the cost is $10.00 and this includes dinner. We will
their jobs and walked away from the abortion industry, 21       also need Adult Chaperones. For permission slips and
abortion facilities have completely shut down, and hundreds     more info contact the Faith Formation Office.
of women and men have been spared from the tragic effects
of abortion, including a lifetime of regrets. To God be the
glory! Go to 40daysforlife.com/manassas or contact                    Open AA Step Study Group Friday night
Sarah Fortunato for more info—                                    Group meets 7-8:00 p.m. in the St. Catherine Room.
sarah42nato@yahoo.com, 703-580-6440.                                    Come study the 12 Steps to Recovery.
                                               FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

                                                                                    C Y M NEWS
                                                              Welcome all high school teens. Please come join us
SUNDAY,         March 25—Fifth Sunday in Lent
                                                              on the dates below and see what we are all about.
  5:30 PM       +John Draper
                +Patricia Ryan                                Date:     Sunday, March 25th
  8:00 AM       +Norlan Baisa                                 Time:     6:30 - 8:30 PM
                +Alex Palenscar                               Place:    Brother Juniper Room
                                                              Topic:    The Gift of Reverence
  9:30 AM       +Seth Mitcho
                Marie Chery                                   Date:     Sunday, April 1st
                +Napoleon R. Cruz                             Time:     6:30 - 8:30 PM
 12:00 PM       +Don McVay                                    Place:    Brother Juniper Room
                +Lisa Blankenship                             Topic:    The Gift of Wonder and Awe
                +Jerrick Gasataya
  1:30 PM       +Jose Santiago Ponce                                             All those who are sick: Jane Marsh,
  5:30 PM       +Carmine Marotta                                                 Ellen Gil, Peter Schwarz, Donna Stoyas,
MONDAY,         March 26—The Annunciation of the Lord
                                                             Wade Shank, Barbara Cryan, Reed Furman, Mary
  8:45 AM
                                                             Brickwedde, John & Maryanne Hogan, Linda Hawkins,
 12:00 PM
                                                             Gary Christle, Viola Kocian, Matthew Sanders, Keith
TUESDAY,        March 27—Lenten Weekday
                                                             Scott, Jr., Dotty Stephens, Carol Hrabsky, Arsenia
  8:45 AM
                                                             Tayamen, Patricia Luneburg, Georgiann Hudson, Ellison
 12:00 PM
                                                             Rio, Matthew James Rose, Christine Macleod, Margaret
WEDNESDAY,      March 28—Lenten Weekday
                                                             Draper, Richard Durbin, Ofelia D. Casupang, Sarah
  8:45 AM
 12:00 PM                                                    Perrelli, Cirio Baytan, Linda Schott, Mary Winnett, Judy
THURSDAY,       March 29—Lenten Weekday                      Curtiss, Mary Milella, Christine Sarna, Irene Boots,
  8:45 AM                                                    Annelies Gendron, Alexia Uribe, Connor Carroll, Amy
 12:00 PM                                                    Busia, Leroy Dyas, Loretta Frankowski, Marie Chery,
FRIDAY,         March 30—Lenten Weekday                      Jacob Tyler Burns, Janet Sarsfield, Mary Loretta
  8:45 AM       +Alex Palenscar                              Jacobsmeyer, Barbara Arcuni, James Peer, Joanne Del
                +Patricia Ryan                               Gatto; Bob Williams, Amy Wilking, and Melissa Massouh.
 12:00 PM                                                    And for those recently deceased: Patricia Ryan, mother
SATURDAY,     March 31—Lenten Weekday                        of Mary Herrmann, John Cox.
  4:00 PM     Sacrament of Reconciliation
        Mass Intentions on Sunday, April 1, 2012             Please pray for the following who are serving abroad
  5:30 PM     +Catherine Diefenbach                          in harm’s way: Greg Lanza, Joshua Laubach, Brian
              +Alex Palenscar                                Erickson, Gene Montague, Andrew Smithey, Randy Liller,
              +Patricia Ryan                                 Scott Jones, John O’Sullivan, Katie O’Sullivan, Jimmy
  8:00 AM     +Dennis Logan                                  O’Sullivan, Joseph Place, Marc Gendon, Darryl
              +John Cox                                      Saungweme, Derek McVay, and Matthew Byron.
              +Ruth Krahe Buettner
  9:30 AM     +Br. Paul Mary                                           Readings for the Week of March 25, 2012
              +Jane Little
              +Patrick Kosak                                 Monday    Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10; Hebrews 10:4-10;
 12:00 PM     +Amy Granville-Smith                                     Luke 1:26-38
              +Melvin and +C.B. Bagley                       Tuesday   Numbers 21:4-9; John 8:21-30
              +Don McVay                                     Wednesday Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; Daniel 3;
  1:30 PM     Misa en español                                          John 8:31-42
  5:30 PM     People of the Parish                           Thursday  Genesis 17:3-9; John 8:51-59
                                                             Friday    Jeremiah 20:10-13; John 10:31-42
                                                             Saturday  Ezekiel 37:21-28; Jeremiah 31;
CAR RAFFLE 2012                                                        John 11:45-56
Did you know that a St. Francis parishioner won              Sunday    Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16;
a brand new 2011 Honda and another won $100                            Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11;
in last year's Car Raffle? Don't miss this great                       Mark 14:1—15:47 or 15:1-39
opportunity to be a 2012 Car Raffle winner and support the
parish at the same time!                                                       SPONSOR OF THE WEEK
                                                                                 We would like to thank
Feeling lucky and need more tickets? Contact Kathy                              Christopher K. Brown
Greene at 703-221-3868. Please return your ticket stubs                       Certified Public Accountant
with payment and any unsold tickets before Mon. April 16.              for sponsoring an ad in our weekly bulletin.

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