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ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH 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 insurance. 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. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH 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 email@example.com. (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 support. more information please contact Marianne Hayes at 703-221-4978 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions on the Confirmation Program please contact Beth Benham at email@example.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 +Maria 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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