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: http://www.stmarys-alexva.org
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)
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
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
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
email@example.com. 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
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 www.paulstefanhome.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact Theresa at email@example.com if you have any questions. Roberta Sheridan at 703.780.1927; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.sanctamissa.org.
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.