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					          St. Mary’s Catholic Church
                                             FOUNDED IN 1795
                              310 SOUTH ROYAL STREET • ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

                                        Rev. Dennis W. Kleinmann, Pastor
                                     Rev. Robert L. Ruskamp, Parochial Vicar
                                      Rev. John C. De Celles, Parochial Vicar
                                    Rev. Jean Claude Atusameso, In Residence

   310 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 • 703-836-4100 • Fax: 703-549-3605
St. Mary’s School (PK-8) - Mrs. Janet Cantwell, Principal (703-549-1646) • Fax: 703-519-0840;
   Main Building 400 Green Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Website:
   Stephens Hall (Jr. High & Registrar) 703-549-3488

St. Mary’s School of Religion (CCD) and CYO - Luis Brown (703-836-5450)

Director of Music - Dr. Charles Saik (703-684-5308)

Sunday Masses:
  Saturday Eve Vigil - 5:00 PM
  Sunday - 7:00 AM & 8:30 AM, (9:15 AM - Children’s Mass, St. Mary’s School, 400 Green St.),
      10:00 AM (Nursery in Lyceum, 313 Duke St.)
      11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & (Vespers - Evening Prayer 4:30 PM) 5:00 PM

Weekday Masses:
  Monday through Friday - 6:30, 8:00 AM, 12:10 PM
  Federal Holidays - 9:00 AM Mass only
  Saturday - 8:00 AM only

Traditional Latin Mass—(Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, 1962 Missal)
   First and Third Fridays of the Month-7:30 PM (6:30 PM during Lent)

Novenas and Adoration at the Church:
  Miraculous Medal Novena - Monday - noon
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Thursday -
      12:30 to 7:30 PM
  Mother of Perpetual Help Novena and Holy Hour -
      Thursday - 7:30 PM
  Nocturnal Adoration - every First Friday,
      9 PM to Saturday 6 AM
  Holy Hour for Life - every First Saturday following
      8:00 AM Mass

  Saturday - 4:00 to 5:00 PM and 7:00 to 7:30 PM
  Thursday - 7:30 PM (during Holy Hour)
  First Saturday - 8:30 AM (during Holy Hour)

  Every Sunday at 2:15 PM. Please call the Rectory
  to register in advance and obtain regulations
  concerning godparents,etc.

  Contact Parish Priest at least six months before
  possible wedding date. Couples who are living
  together will be asked to live separately during
  marriage preparation time.

  Project Rachel, post-abortion help      1-888-456-HOPE
  Gabriel Project, pregnancy help         1-866-444-3553
Page Two                                                      September 14, 2008

                                                                                            FROM GREEN TO GOLD

                                                                                     This weekend is unique in some ways. First it is
                                                                           the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This feast is
        MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008                                         the fourteenth of September, but rarely does it fall on a
 6:30 AM Inge Muller                                                       Sunday. It thus provides us a rare opportunity to celebrate
                                                                           with all the glory it deserves. Helping us to do that is our
 8:00 AM Ruth Conklin                                                      new hymnals which you will find in the pews. This St.
12:10 PM James Woolls, Anniversary 9/14                                    Michael Hymnal replaces the old Gather ones which we
                                                                           have used for many years. As I said a few weeks ago and
        TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008                                        as our music director, Dr. Saik, has mentioned over the past
 6:30 AM Rita Carey                                                        couple of weeks this new hymnal returns to the traditional
 8:00 AM Joseph Mauriello                                                  words we are used to and corrects some of the liberties
12:10 PM Dr. Eugene Edward Tibbs                                           some publishers have taken. We use these hymnals for the
                                                                           first time this weekend. We also joyfully welcome back our
                                                                           choir at the 10:00 A.M. Mass. I should note that the folk
       WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008                                       group which sings at the 8:30 A.M. Mass will not begin
 6:30 AM Norma J. Brandt                                                   using the new hymnals for a few more weeks as they make
 8:00 AM Special Intention: Mary Kolner                                    their transition to it. Eventually the whole parish will be
12:10 PM Stella Theresa Gammons                                            using this hymnal—the school, the children’s Mass, the folk
                                                                           group, and cantors and choir at the other Masses.
                                                                                     Another transition taking place involves CYO and
                                                                           our young adult activities. Both of these areas have been
       THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008                                        and will remain under the direction of Luis Brown, our parish
 6:30 AM Paul Kraft                                                        director of religious education (DRE). Since July of 2006 he
 8:00 AM Emilie Garcia                                                     was assisted by Theresa Mowbray. She had the specific
12:10 PM Edmund A. Meyer                                                   responsibility of running the Sunday night youth group
                                                                           meetings, summer youth activities including Work Camp,
        FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008                                         etc., and organizing the monthly young adult holy hour and
                                                                           social. In addition she also led the women’s prayer group
  6:30 AMSpecial Intention: Lucy and Faron Lamb,                           which met twice a month on Thursdays. She did all of this
         Wedding Anniversary                                               part-time while taking graduate courses in psychology.
 8:00 AM Jamie McLaughlin                                                  Theresa was with us through the summer, actually working
12:10 PM Ellie Rosa                                                        full time. She has completed her master’s program and will
                                                                           be seeking full time work in the field of psychology. She
        SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2008                                       concludes her time with us this evening with the youth
  8:00 AM Sarah Howard, Anniversary                                        group starting at 6:30 P.M.
                                                                                     We appreciate and are very grateful for all Theresa
  5:00 PM Carroll Family (Fr. De Celles)                                   has done for us over these past 26 months. She has truly
                                                                           touched a number of souls. Theresa has been a good
               SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2008                                  example to our youth and young adults. She typically
 7:00     AM     Joseph Serratore (Fr. Jean Claude)                        attended daily Mass here, she was often seen at the
 8:30     AM     Giovanna Molli (Fr. Kleinmann)                            Thursday night holy hour, and she participated in other
 9:15     AM     Eilleen Murphy Kean (Fr. Ruskamp)                         parish activities. All of these helped her to get to know a fair
                                                                           number of you. Now that she prepares to move on, we
10:00     AM     Joanne Fisher (Fr. De Celles)                             wish her well and offer our prayers for her asking God’s
11:30     AM     Parishioners of St. Mary’s (Fr. Kleinmann)                blessings on her and her new endeavors. She may still be
 1:00     PM     Mary De Cecco Bernot (Fr. Ruskamp)                        around as she currently is not planning on moving out of the
 5:00     PM     Myrtle Breithaupt (Fr. De Celles)                         area.
                                                                                     We have already hired Theresa’s replacement.
                We welcome through the Sacrament of Baptism
                                                                           She started here this past Monday. Erin McCafferty will be
                                                                           a full time employee of St. Mary’s. She takes on all of
                 Conall Ring Amunson, Audrey Marie Baughman
                                                                           Theresa’s responsibilities, but will also serve Luis as
               Marie Kathryn Campbell, Maeve Sutherland O’Hearn            assistant DRE. This means that Erin will be involved with
                            Peter Matthew Zakrzwski                        CCD, Sermon on the Mount, and a few other religious
                                                                           education duties as well. Erin is from New Jersey. She just
                  Mary, most holy Virgin and Queen of Martyrs, accept      graduated from Christendom College this past May but
                  the sincere homage of my filial affection. Into thy      comes with a good amount of experience. She was her
                  Heart, pierced by so many swords, do thou welcome        college’s social events coordinator and her class vice
                  my poor soul. Receive it as the companion of thy
                                                                           president. She has taught CCD, organized school retreats,
                  sorrows at the foot of the Cross, on which Jesus died
                  for the redemption of the world. With thee, O
                                                                           and worked with youth in a couple of other different
                  sorrowful Virgin, I will gladly suffer all the trials,   capacities. Erin seems to be full of energy and has a real
                  contradictions, and infirmities which it shall please    love of the Faith. She should be an excellent role model for
                  Our Lord to send me. I offer them all to thee in         our youth and a great help to Luis. We certainly are sad to
memory of thy sorrows, so that: every thought of my mind and every         see Theresa go but also are excited to have Erin join us.
beat of my heart may be an act of compassion and of love for thee. And
do thou, sweet Mother, have pity on me, reconcile me to thy Divine                                                      In Christ,
Son, Jesus; keep me in His grace and assist me in my last agony, so                                                     Fr. Kleinmann
that I may be able to meet thee in Heaven and sing thy glories. Amen.
                                                           The Exaltation of the Holy Cross                                             Page Three

                              VOCATIONS                                                              PRO-LIFE CORNER
 “Whoever believes in the Son of Man will have eternal life.” Are you           "Though you may have not formally studied philosophy, though
   called to bring faith in Christ and eternal life to others as a priest,      you may not have imagined yourself as a champion of
                    deacon or in the consecrated life?                          inalienable rights and the common good or seen yourself as a
         Call Father Brian Bashista at 703.841.2514, or write                   defender of the intrinsic dignity of personhood within the culture, there
                                      is no one more suited to the task of rescuing the culture than
                                                                                you...Whatever our call might be, no matter how grand or small, we
                                                                                must commit ourselves to doing something, for this is true freedom."
                                                                                Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Healing the Culture, p. 337
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th FROM 6:30 to 8:30pm: Special
Farewell to Theresa and Hello to Erin: You are invited to meet your             COME PRAY THE ROSARY every third Saturday following the 8:00
new CYO Leader. She is really excited to meet the teens of St. Mary's           a.m. mass, in front of the Women’s Clinic & Gynecare Assoc., 2839
parish, too. Both Theresa and Erin would enjoy having you out for               Duke St. (near Bishop Ireton H.S.), with other St. Mary’s parishioners.
a FREE Pizza Party & Ice Cream Night. We will meet in the special               Our next gathering to pray for pregnant mothers and their unborn
loft area of the parish Lyceum for the party which will include ping-pong       children will be September 20th. Families are especially welcome!
and foosball and other great games.                                             Need a ride to the clinic following mass? Call Suzan or Mike
                                                                                Cummins, 703-683-5449.

                                                                                40-DAY PRO-LIFE PRAYER VIGIL – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
THANK YOU TO ST. MARY’S TEENS: Dear Teens, Please know                          NOW: Join parishioners from throughout the Diocese in a focused
that I sincerely offer my gratitude for the opportunity to work with you,       prolife prayer campaign to end abortion in the U.S. The visible public
the teens of St. Mary's parish. For those who haven't heard, my official        centerpiece of the campaign includes a 40-day round-the-clock prayer
work at St. Mary's is coming to a close. Thank you to all of you who            vigil outside our monthly prolife rosary site, the Women’s Clinic &
have been involved in various ways. For those of you who want to be             Gynecare Assoc. abortion clinic in Alexandria, September 24-Nov. 2.
involved, I'd encourage you to get to know Erin. Most importantly, I            Volunteers are needed for all days. Please prayerfully consider
pray you will come to know God, through His Son, in a very real way in          committing to a regular day/time throughout the vigil to support this
your life. May His Holy Spirit guide and inspire you in your spiritual          effort. Additionally, St. Mary’s has committed to cover from midnight,
journey. Truly, you are all in my prayers, and I will continue to pray          Friday, Oct. 17 – midnight, Saturday Oct. 18th. Fill out a volunteer card
even though I will no longer be directing youth ministry at St. Mary's          located on the tables in the back of the church or call Suzan Cummins
parish. I'll be around the parish, though, so I trust I will still have an      703-683-5449 to sign up.
opportunity to see and talk with you. Also, my email will still be
active. Please feel free to write anytime! Again, please know I am              THE PAUL STEFAN FOUNDATION is pleased to present our
very grateful to God for all of you who have been a part of my life.            Inaugural Gala Event, “A CELEBRATION OF LIFE.” Featuring guest
God bless,                                                                      speaker Raymond Arroyo of EWTN and New York Times best
Theresa                                                                         selling author of “Mother Angelica.” Please come and join us for an
                                                                                evening out of Music and Dancing at this Black Tie Optional Gala
THANK YOU TO ST. MARY’S PARISH: Dear Parishioners, Please                       Event.
know my deep thankfulness for all of you at St. Mary's. It has been my          When: September 27, 2008
great privilege to serve in this parish for over two years now. When I          Where: Fredericksburg Convention Center
started, I couldn't have known how dear many of you would become to             Time: 6:00pm Private Reception with Raymond Arroyo
me. God certainly knows the ways He wants to bless us, as His                          7:00pm Dinner and Speaker        9:00pm Music and Dancing
children, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to work in and be a        For all ticket/RSVP information please call 540.854.2300 or visit our
part of the St. Mary's community. I've been touched by your goodness            website RSVP by September 23, 2008. All
and your example of Christ's love in your relating and support of the           proceeds will support expectant mothers and their babies at the home.
church. You have also been very generous, and, again, many thanks
for your response to the WorkCamp requests for financial support.
A number of you have recently told me of your prayers for me. I am              DAY OF PRAYER AND DISCERNMENT: “HE LOVED ME AND
touched that you have petitioned our Heavenly Father on my                      GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME…” ST. PAUL, GAL 2:20: Come
behalf. Please be assured that I have prayed for the parish life and            celebrate the Pauline year with the Daughters of St. Paul! Join us for a
specific intentions for many of you during my time here. Since I intend         vocational opportunity that will include a Holy Hour, retreat
to still be a part of St. Mary's, I look forward to continuing those prayers,   conference on our Pauline theme, fun and fellowship, and time for
and I ask for your ongoing prayer support. It seems that God is                 personal prayer and discernment. Open to single women, ages 16-30.
leading me into doing work in clinical counseling and crisis intervention,      9/27, 10am-5pm. For more information, or if you would like to attend,
based on my degree in clinical psychology. Please pray that I may               please contact Sr. Jaime Paula, FSP by 9/24:
faithfully follow His plan for all of this and be an instrument of healing in or call 703.549.3806.
the lives of others. Thank you, again, for your care, concern, and
support of church ministry and of me. You remain in my prayers.                 MOTHERS AND CHILDREN PRAYER GROUP: Meets every
Love,                                                                           Tuesday at 10am in the Church. For questions please contact Carolyn
Theresa                                                                         Brown at

WOMEN'S GROUP Nights ~ Next September 25 th :For women in                       ST. MARY’S MOTHERS GROUP: The St. Mary’s Mothers Group
their 20's and 30's, married or single. The night begins at                     meets every Wednesday at 10am in the St. Joseph’s room of the
7:30pm. Please arrive at the church by 7:30pm for the first fifteen             Lyceum. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with
minutes of the parish Holy Hour. By 7:50pm, meet around the corner              other mothers while your children play. For more information, please
at the "white house" at 314 Duke St., next door to the rectory. Please          contact Beth Burke at 571.481.4432; or
contact Theresa at if you have any questions.               Roberta Sheridan at 703.780.1927;
                                                                September 14, 2008                                                    Page Four

                        TODAY'S READINGS                                                                 SCHOOL NEWS
First Reading: -Whenever anyone who has been bitten by a serpent             ST. MARY’S SCHOOL STUDENT APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2009-
looked at the bronze serpent, they lived. (Numbers 21: 4b-9)                 2010 SCHOOL YEAR will be available on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at
Psalm:-Do not forget the works of the Lord! (Psalm 78)                       St. Mary’s School in the lobby of St. Stephen’s Hall from 8:30am to
Second Reading:-Christ Jesus, though He was in the form of God,              1:30pm. St. Mary’s School offers an educational and spiritual
did not regard equality with God, something to be grasped.                   experience for children in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade founded
(Philippians 2: 6-11)                                                        in the Catholic philosophy of education, which fosters rich religious
Gospel: -God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that            training as well as solid academics. If you are interested in an
those who believe may have eternal life. (John 3: 13-17)                     application but are unable to come on October 5, please call Lisa
                                                                             Bright, registrar, at 703.549.3488, ext 12, to request one. Applications
                     READINGS FOR THE WEEK                                   are not available before October 5.
Monday:              1 Cor 11: 17-26, 33; Jn 19: 25-27 or Lk 2: 33-35
Tuesday:             1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a; Lk 7: 11-17                     7TH ANNUAL CONFIRMATION PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY: Parents
Wednesday:           1 Cor 12:31—13: 13; Lk 7:31-35                          with students being confirmed this spring will once again have the
Thursday             1 Cor 15: 1-11; Lk 7: 36-50                             opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Italy with their child and Father
Friday:              1 Cor 15: 12-20; Lk 8: 1-3                              Kleinmann: Rome, Lanciano, Assisi, San Marino, Padua, Venice! An
Saturday:            1 Cor 15: 35-37, 42-49; Lk 8: 4-15                      informational meeting is planned for Thursday, September 25th at 8pm
Sunday:              Is 55: 6-9; Ps 145; Phil 1: 20c-24, 27a; Mt 20: 1-16a   in the Lyceum to answer questions and discuss the itinerary and cost
                                                                             of this opportunity for spiritual growth. For more information please
               SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES                                contact Lori Crouch at 703.619.3076 or at
Sunday:             The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Monday:             Our Lady of Sorrows                                      ST. MARY’S REBUILDING BILOXI--ROUND 5: Join us for the next
Tuesday:            Ss. Cornelius and Cyprian                                build September 21 thru October 10. Come for part of the time or
Thursday:           St. Robert Bellarmine                                    stay the whole 3 weeks. We will be participating in building a NEW
Friday:             St. Janarius                                             house. For additional information please contact Elizabeth Scheuren at
Saturday:           Ss. Andrew Kim Taegon and Paul Chong Hasang              202-258-7459 or
                    and Companions
                                                                             TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS: Every first and third Friday of the
                                                                             month, at 7:30 pm, St. Mary’s will offer the Mass according to the
        Please pray for all those who are ill, including:                    Roman Missal of 1962. This form of Mass is also known as the
                                                                             “Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite,” the “Mass of Blessed
Charmaine Atkenson       Catherine Genovese       Jane Lewis                 John XXIII,” the “Tridentine Mass” or the “Traditional Latin Mass.”
Chris Ballard            Garret Golubin           Thomas Lovely              This celebration will normally be a “Low Mass” with a schola or
Nicholas Bartick         Caterine Gomez           Mary MacGillirvy           cantor. All are invited to participate in this Mass. For more
Tony Bauer               Lovanne Graham           Lawrence Marousek          information on this form of Mass, visit
David Baughan            Jean Gray                Bob McCaslin
Karen Beattie            E.J. Hampton             Mary McDermott             YOUNG MEN’S PRAYER GROUP meets for prayer and
Kelly Bell               Todd Hansen              Francis McGlade            discussion on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from
Monte Ferris Bourjaily   Bette Jean Heins         Patricia Medley            7:00 to 9:00pm in the “white house” at 314 Duke Street next door
Catherine Cahill         Daniel Scott Holden      Linda Metcalf              to the Rectory. Dinner will also be served, and participants are
                                                                             asked to bring $5 to defray the cost of the meal. Fr. De Celles is
Jane Casey               Rosemary Wolf Hogan      Jean Mowbray
                                                                             the Spiritual Director. Please contact him at the Rectory if you
Natividad Castro         Karl Hovey               Laura Palmer               have any questions.
Don Clark                Becky Hsu                Lauren Pettit
Terri Clark              Mark Hulkower            Marietta Phillips                     "BASICS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH"
James Clark              Da Juan Jackson          David Reynolds                            ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES
Liz Clark                Cissie Jordan            Agnes Roesner                               All Are Welcome to Attend!
Elizabeth Collins        Marta Johnson            Ceil Rooney                    Mondays 7:30-9pm in St. Mary's Lyceum. Refreshments
Holly Coors              Joan Keller              Sarah Rush                                 served. Talk followed by Q&A.
                                                                                     This program is joined with our RCIA program.
Christina Costa          Patricia Killoran        Eddie Salomns
                                                                                   Monday 9/22– The Creed and God the Father with
Dorothy Cotton           Emily Knisley            James Saunders                                     Fr. Kleinmann.
Paulette D’Ambrosio      Edward J. Kocourek       John Schwarz
Alan Davidson            Margaret Kraft           George Stelluto            THE BRENT SOCIETY: Fr. John De Celles invites you to join The
Columbine Delenclos      Jim Lake                 George Thomas              Brent Society at its Annual Mass and Breakfast, on Sunday,
Deborah Dubrul           Brenda LaRochelle        Michelle Thorell           September 28, 2008 (Mass at 10:30, Breakfast at 12:15), at St.
Etelvina Duarte          Rider Lattno             Connell Trimber            Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1020 Springvale Road, Great
Baby Lily Fitzgerald     Joe Leonard              Thomas Warren              Falls, VA. Guest Speaker: Mr. Phil Lawler, Founder and Editor of
Philip Fravola           John Linehardt           Albert Wavering            Catholic World News (online), Editor Emeritus of Catholic World
                                                                             Report, and Author of The Faithful Departed. Mr. Lawler will speak on
            New additions to the sick list are in bold print.                “Building a Catholic Culture in an Often Hostile Environment.” Contact
                                                                             Fr. De Celles, the moderator of the Brent Society, at the parish office
  Please pray for all the deceased, including Alex Beiro, Loretta            for more information and to reserve your ticket. $30.00 per person/
 Bowler, Kathleen Kelly, Vaughnita Medico, Anne Marie Murphy,                $250 per table of ten. Reservations Required.
   Vincent O’Neil, Richard Schumaker, Edward Schnug, Denise
     Snyder, Alice Stapleton and Thomas S. Vander Woude.                     Sts. Cornelius, Cyprian, Robert Bellarmine, Janarius, Andrew Kim
   St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, please pray for them. Amen.        Taegon, Paul Chong Hasung and Companions, please pray for us.