March 29, 2015 - Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

154 N. MAIN STREET • HARRISONBURG, VA 22802
PHONE: 540-434-4341 • WEBSITE: www.bsccva.com
EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE HOURS: Monday–Friday 9:00 am–4:00 pm
(Office closed Monday 12:30–1:30 for lunch)
Twinning with St. Isidore on La Gonave, Haiti
March 29, 2015 • Palm Sunday
29 Marzo de 2015 • Domingo de los Ramos
STAFF
Pastor.................................................... Rev. Silvio Kaberia
Parochial Vicar ...............................Rev. Joseph Goldsmith
Deacon .............................................. Rev. Mr. Paul Kudrav
Deacon Emeritus………………….Rev. Mr. Fred La Spina
Coord. of Religious Education............ Mrs. Valerie Blanton
Interim Minister of Youth…………….Mr. Christian Wooten
Minister of Liturgy & Music ...................... Ms. Jean DePiro
Secretary ..............................................Mrs. Martha Moyers
Business Manager ..................................... Mr. Bill Brennan
Facilities Manager.................................... Mr. Ron Bodkins
COUNCILS
Parish Council Chair Dr. Vicki Fawcett-Adams, 896-3417
Parish Council Vice-Chair …Mr. Carlos Briones, 440-5061
Parish Council Secretary…. Mr. Bob Tennyson, 828-6564
Finance Council Chair ……Mrs. Bev McGowan, 433-1868
Finance Council Vice Chair ...Mrs. Carol Miller, 867-5263
Finance Council Secretary….Mrs. Marcia Pearce 234-8208
LITURGY SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday ................................... 12:10 pm
Wednesday .................... 6:00 pm; Holy Hour 6:30–7:30 pm
Thursday ................................................. 7:00 pm (Español)
Saturday .................................................................. 5:00 pm
Sunday ....................... 8:00 & 10:00 am; 1:00 pm (Español)
Holy Days ...................... Check the bulletin mass schedule.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday: 3:30–4:30 pm or by appointment.
Communal Services in Advent and Lent.
DEBT REDUCTION
The parish leadership is very focused on managing the funds available within the operating budget and because of your regular support we are able to accelerate the payment of our debt. Because of
your very generous support of our DEBT REDUCTION program
through the monthly envelopes, online giving and individual contributions, we have been able to make and additional $10,000.00 principal payment (over and above our normal monthly payment) on our
mortgage for the 2 E. Wolfe Street property. THANK YOU. We will
continue to make additional, accelerated principal payments on our
debt based on your ongoing support of the debt reduction program.
MINISTERIO HISPANO: 540-434-0849
Coord. para el Ministerio Hispano:
Sra. Graciela Pinedo
HORAS DE OFICINA
Martes a viernes 9:00 am a 4:00 pm
BULLETIN DEADLINE
Monday at 10:00 am unless otherwise noted. Contents must be
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subject to the Pastor's approval and space availability and may be
edited for length.
BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH
HARRISONBURG, VA
For Family & Friends of Parishioners: Emmanuel Aguayo, Nicholas
Ashby, Mark & Ginger Bagenous, Bruce Barlow, Jody Bates,
Woody Bedell, Janine Benson, Anna & Allen Black, Richard Braga,
Michael Brody, Kylee Bryant, Donna Lee Carroll, Martha Childress,
Steven Chisick, Sylvia Ciolino, Catherine Clemmens, Jason Coffman, Elizabeth Cooke, Johana Milena Coppiano, Sharon Clement,
Gerald DeLoria, Ben Derringer, Viola Dickerson, Frederick & Joseph DiFrancesco, Alex Dino-Murdo, Dominic Dorazio, Bill Downs,
Karla Driver, Willie Gardner, Miguel Garibay-Alvarez, Lillie Gibson,
Lane Goodwin, Maria Glabus, Ryan Greenwood, Hunter Gregory,
Shirley Heatwole, Arthur Hemann, Eileen Herald, Audrey Hereford, Christopher Hernandez Medina, Lisa Hilton, Christopher Hollar, David Kane, Tucker Karl, Becky Keoki, Marge Klawitter, Mike
Lam, Betty Lampeter, Linda Layman, Betty Leake, Claire Lovejoy,
Brian Markley, Maria Markley, JR Martinez, Daniel McCarty, Mary
McFadden, Jim Melton, Garth Mills, Leon Mondelli, Cathy Mullins,
Stacey Nadeau, Madison Nisly, Glenys Pascarelli, Mary Louise
Pickeral, Anne Pirato, Justin & Laura Ray, Emily Ray, Jeremy
Ream, Thomas Reilly, Richard Rexrode, Adam Ring, Lillie Ryman,
Bill Sampson, Irene Sarnelle, David Schiefer, Twila Showalter,
Joyce Springmier, Flora Strode, Jean Sweigart, Tommy Swenson,
Shelly Thomas, Joe Vaccaro, John Verga, Devon Waldron, Hilda
Ward, Sandra Wilson, Ashley Wood, and Judy Wray.
Your prayers are requested for the Sick of the Parish: Susan Berry, Elena Cantor, Francis Cavoto, Vivian Cervantes, Beth Dalton,
Cristobal Duque, David Durham, Thomas Downing, Madge
Eckenrode, Annie Farwell, Mae Fukumoto, Ginny Fox, Juan
Gutierrez, Kamilia Hanna, Betty Hilson, Julie Iaconcig, Tony Jenkins, Carol Kagey, Jae Kim, Terry Le Pera, Raymond Lewis, Jo
Miller, Armand & Jane Musto, Mildred Norkus, Wanda & Gene
Olimski, Lynn Picht, Francis Reilly, Regina Reilly, Nicolas Reyes,
Kay Ring, Roger Roberge, Pat Saltzer, Margaret Sander, the
Schwartz Family, Hank Schiefer, Paul Sullivan, JoAnn Vaccaro,
Lori Wack, Claire Wirkus, William Wright, all our homebound parishioners and all who care for them.
Remember those in our parish family in the military, especially
Jeremy Adams, Brian Davis, John Ferguson, Dane Geise, Joe
Gibson, Scott Hankes, Donovan O’Donnell, Scott O’Donnell,
Derek Stroop, Jesse Thomas, and Ryan Wilkes, especially those
serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other assignments overseas or in
harm’s way.
Please pray for peace throughout the world, and for those suffering from natural disasters, terrorism, war and civil unrest, especially in Lebanon, Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Israel, Gaza,
and South Sudan. Please pray for those persecuted for their
faith, especially in Iraq.
Pray for our twin parish of St. Isidore, La Gonave, Haiti, that they
be sustained in the many challenges they face.
Please pray for those who have died, especially Al Menard, that
they may rest in the peace of Christ.
Please pray that the right to life would be respected and protected
in our country and the world, from conception to natural death.
Long time parishioner Dorina Vincie is a shut in at home and
turned 92 on Friday. Please keep her in your prayers and if you
would like to send her a card, please send it to: Dorina Vincie, 23
Main St. Dayton VA 22821.
Please call or email ([email protected]bsccva.com) the office if there has
been a change in the status of someone you placed on the prayer
list. Thank you!
Sat. Mar. 28, 5 pm, +Mary D. Casserly (requested by Val
Schwarzenbach)
Sun. Mar. 29, Palm Sunday; 8 am, +Robert J. Sullivan; 10
am, Misa pro Populo; 1 pm, +Refugio Cortes (requested by
Familia Cortes)
Mon. Mar. 30, NO MASS
Tues. Mar. 31, 12:10 pm, +Al Menard (requested by Jerry
Sullivan)
Wed. Apr. 1, 12:10 pm, Vocations (note time change)
Holy Thursday, April 2, 7 pm, People of Blessed Sacrament
Holy Saturday, April 4, 8 pm, For the Intentions of our Catechumens and Candidates
Easter Sunday, April 5, 7:30 am, +Daniel Molloy (requested
by Nancy Fine-McCann); 9 am, Misa pro populo; 11 am,
+Robert Campbell (requested by Anna Campbell); 1 pm,
+Sabino Nolasco
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PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
MARCH 29, 2015
RE Calendar
March 29th—Palm Sunday –NO RE classes
April 5th—Happy Easter!—NO RE classes
April 12th—RE Classes
April 19th—RE Classes
April 25th—1st Comm. Retreat, 1-4 pm
April 26th—RE Classes
May 3rd—Last Sunday of RE Classes
May 16th—1st Communion Mass, 10 am
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
Palm Sunday, March 29, normal Mass schedule, EXCEPT 10 am Mass begins with procession from parking lot
at 9:45 am; 1 pm Mass begins with procession from Johnston Hall at 12:45 pm. New Building Dedication at approximately 11:30 am with Bishop DiLorenzo, Reception at
noon in Hall. NO Religious Ed Classes
SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School (VBS) is coming to BSCC the week of June 22nd-26th!! All interested
adults, high school and middle school youth who are interested in helping transform BSCC into G-Force Adventure
are invited to contact Valerie Blanton for more information. Planning meetings will be scheduled on an as
needed basis from now until June to help better prepare
for VBS.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week: Morning Prayer from Liturgy of the Hours at 7 am; Evening
Prayer at 6:30 pm. On Wednesday, the daily mass will be
at 12:10 pm instead of 6:00 pm; NO holy hour that evening.
We need more help!!
Do you love working with little children? Would you like to
get more involved at Blessed Sacrament or are you looking
for volunteer hours? Our 10:00 nursery is looking for a few
more volunteers to help each Sunday. You are scheduled
about 1x a month and get to help out and allow parents with
young children, the opportunity to fully participate in mass,
by helping take care of their little ones. The only requirement is we would like you to be at least 14 years old. Anyone 18 or older would need to attend a VIRTUS workshop
when it is offered next at our parish. If you might be interested in this FUN ministry, please contact Valerie at [email protected]
Holy Thursday, April 2, NO NOON MASS; 7 pm, Bilingual Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Adoration after Mass until
midnight at Altar of Repose
Good Friday, April 3, NO NOON MASS; 2 pm, Via Crucis
at Country Club Rd Trailer Park; 3 pm, Stations of the
Cross (English), sanctuary, followed by Chaplet of Divine
Mercy; 7 pm, Liturgy of Good Friday and Veneration of the
Cross
Holy Saturday, April 4, 10 am, Blessing of Easter Foods
NO 5 PM MASS or confessions; 11 am, Children’s Easter
Egg Hunt, Purcell Park Shelter #3; 8 pm, Great Vigil of
Easter, reception after Vigil in Johnston Hall
PARISH LIFE
Blessing of Easter Foods, 10 am Holy Saturday. This is an
Eastern European custom but is a wonderful way for anyone
to
start
off
their
Easter celebration. It is customary to bring a basket filled
with foods for the family Easter dinner to be blessed by a
priest or deacon. Deacon Paul will be blessing the Easter
baskets in the Sanctuary and everyone is welcome.
Easter Sunday, April 5, Masses in English 7:30, 9 & 11
am, Misa en español 1 pm. NO Religious Ed Classes.
For Adoration after Holy Thursday Mass, it is very important that the Blessed Sacrament never be left alone.
Adoration will start at the conclusion of Mass (about 8:30
pm) and continue to midnight. If you wish to sign up for a
half hour or hour time slot, please call Martha at the office
or email her at [email protected] Groups, such as
prayer groups, are welcome to attend as a group.
We will have a container in the commons for all to place
special prayer intentions they would like remembered at
Adoration on Holy Thursday . Paper and pens are provided as well.
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BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH
HARRISONBURG, VA
SECOND COLLECTIONS:
Mar. 29, Social Ministries Collection
April 5, Twin Parish in Haiti
April 12, Contingency Collection
May 3, Twin Parish in Haiti
Easter Egg Hunt for kids 12 and under, Saturday, April 4 at
11 am at Purcell Park, shelter near the pond. (Site # 3.)
The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 11:00 am. We have three
separate "hunts" for children ages 0-4, 5-7, and 8 and up.
Afterwards, there will be a picnic of hot dogs, etc. for all
children, parents, and guests.
FINANCIAL BOX SCORE
FY 2014-15
Needed
YTD 2014/2015 totals
$525,385
March 8, 2015
$15,011
March 15, 2015
$15,011
Online giving (Mar to date) $2,178
March 22, 2015
$15,011
YTD
$570,418
OFFERTORY
Actual
Difference
$508,108
($17,277)
$20,128
$5,117
$18,243
$3,232
$2,178
$13,207
($1,804)
$561,864
($8,554)
VALLEY
CURSILLO
NEWS:
WOMEN’S CURSILLO RETREAT WEEKEND APRIL 23-26:
Catholic Women - Spend an inspiring long weekend with
God and other women who want to deepen their relationship with God and enrich the way you live out your faith
each and every day. The engaging weekend, to be held at
Camp Overlook near Harrisonburg, will be led by a team of
lay Catholic women who are active with Valley Cursillo,
along with Fr. Dan Bain and Ms. Patty Huffman participating
as spiritual directors. Mass/prayer each day, engaging talks
on specific issues of Catholic Christian living. Cost: $60
(donations accepted at the end of the weekend to allow others to go on a Cursillo Weekend). For info and downloadable
applications,
visit
the
Valley Cursillo website: www.valleycursillo.com or, if you do not
have computer access, call Rob and Ann Michel at 434-978
-3954.
*Total Offertory Budget of $750,550 is based
Please consider the option of online giving. Go to our
website, bsccva.com, and click the Online Giving through
WeShare icon on the first page. It takes a few minutes to
sign up. You can automate your giving, whether you’re
here, on vacation, or stuck at home due to a snowstorm or
illness! Save checks, time and trouble! Thanks to those
who have signed up already!
Divine Mercy Sunday is Sunday, April 12, the 2nd Sunday
of Easter. There is a Novena associated with this feast,
which involves the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for 9 days prior
to the Feast. The Novena starts on Good Friday and the
Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed right after the English
Stations of the Cross at 3 pm on Good Friday (April 3). We
will have more information on the Divine Mercy Chaplet
available on Good Friday. There are also pamphlets in the
pamphlet rack in the hallway near the bathrooms and water
fountain.
The Charlottesville section of the Spiritual Direction Institute
(SDI), established by the late Monsignor Chester Michael in
1989, will hold an informational meeting on Sunday, Apr.12,
2015, from 2-4pm at the Church of the Incarnation in Charlottesville, Va. This 2-year ecumenical adult formation program covers more than 50 tools that enhance our individual
spiritual journey and help us accompany others on theirs.
Meetings are on the first Saturdays of the month, except
summer, with 2 week-end retreats/year. Through group discussions, lectures, personal daily prayer, and study, we
cover such topics as the wisdom of the spiritual masters,
prayer and temperament, the MBTI, journaling, lectio divina,
personal growth plans, etc. For more information, contact
Bev Mirmelstein - [email protected], or call 434-9969178.
The office will be closed Good Friday, April 3, and Easter
Monday, April 6.
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PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
MARCH 29, 2015
THIS WEEK AT BLESSED SACRAMENT
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
3:30 pm, Confessions
4:30 pm, Rosary
5:00 pm, Vigil Mass for Sunday
NO High School Rel Ed
FOOD PANTRY
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, PALM SUNDAY
Social Ministries Collection, NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES
8:00 am, Mass (English)
9:45 am, Procession before 10 am Mass, parking lot
10:00 am, Mass with Bishop DiLorenzo celebrating
11:30 am, Dedication of New Building
12:00 pm, Reception after dedication, Johnston Hall
12:45 pm, Procession before 1 pm Mass, Johnston Hall
1:00 pm, Misa en Español
4:30 pm, Legion de Maria
6:00 pm, Grupo Kerygma
The Food Pantry has settled into our permanent home at 2
E. Wolfe Street. After a busy week of moving and setting
up, we opened to serve our clients in the beautiful new facility on Thursday, March 19th. It was a record day for the
pantry - we served 108 families !!! On Friday, in spite of the
wintry mix of bad weather, we served an additional 62 families.
Many of these families were "walkers" - people who live
downtown and have limited or no transportation. It was incredibly heartwarming to see how these "old" friends helped
each other carry their groceries back to their homes. So
many of them were not able to get access to our temporary
location and they all were very grateful that we are back
downtown.
MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK, MARCH 30 NO MASS
7:00 am, Morning Prayer
5:30-9:30 pm, Choir Practices
6:00-8:00 pm, Boy Scout Mtg, Johnston Hall
6:30 pm, Evening Prayer
TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK, MARCH 31
7:00 am, Morning Prayer
11:30 am, Rosary
12:10 pm, Daily Mass
6:30 pm, Legion de Maria, Rm 4/5, Johnston Hall
6:30 pm, Evening Prayer
7:00 pm, Vigil Practice for RCIA
The Volunteers of the Food Pantry find it very rewarding to
help others. We are very grateful for the opportunity to do
so and acknowledge it is only accomplished through the
generosity of our parishioners and other donors who support this ministry.
WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK, APRIL 1
7:00 am, Morning Prayer
12:10 pm, Daily Mass (note time change)
4:30 pm, Soup Kitchen
6:30 pm, Evening Prayer
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 2
10:00 am, Mothers’ Group, Nursery
10:30 am, Lectionary Bible Study, Basement
11:00 am, Friendship House
7:00 pm, Bilingual Mass of the Lord’s Supper; Adoration immediately following conclusion of the Mass until mid night
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 3, OFFICE CLOSED
2:00 pm, Via Crucis, Universal Trailer Park (formerly Spotswood)
County Club Road
3:00 pm, Stations of the Cross (English) at church. Followed by
Divine Mercy Chaplet
7:00 pm, Liturgy of Good Friday and Veneration of the Cross
The Shenandoah Valley Choral Society, under the direction of Curtis Nolley, will present its annual spring concert, a Musical Garden, on Friday, April 17th, at 7:30 p.m.,
and
Sunday,
April
19th,
at
3:00pm
at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. The concert will
feature Gabriel Fauré's beautiful and moving Requiem.
The ensemble will finish the program with a selection of
director's concert favorites chosen from the past 15 seasons.
HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 4
10:00 am, Blessing of Easter Foods
11:00 am, Knights of Columbus Egg Hunt at Purcell Park Pond
Shelter
NO 5 PM MASS OR CONFESSIONS
8:00 pm, GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER
Reception for neophytes in Johnston Hall after Vigil
Tickets are available from Choral Society members, Red
Front Supermarket (Harrisonburg), Bridgewater Foods
Supermarket
(Bridgewater),
on-line
at
www.singshenandoah.org, and at the door. Admission is
$15 for adults/$12 for seniors and students.
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5
Twin Parish in Haiti Collection
NO RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES OR NURSERY
7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 am, English Masses
1:00 pm, Misa en Español
EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 6, OFFICE CLOSED
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BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH
HARRISONBURG, VA
COMUNIDAD HISPANA
Calendario de Ed. Rel.
29 de Marzo, Domingo de los Ramos, No hay Ed. Rel.
5 de Abril, Domingo de Pascua, No hay clases de Ed. Rel.
12 de Abril, Ed. Rel. Clases
SEMANA SANTA CALENDARIO:
JUEVES SANTO, Abril 2, Misa bilingüe a las 7 de la tarde, de la Ultima Cena del Señor, desp. Adoración hasta la
Media Noche.
Viernes Santo, Abril 3 NO HAY MISA; 2:00 pm. Vía Crucis en Country Club Rd. Tráiler Park, a las 3 de la tarde
en ingles comenzando en la Parroquia, a las 7:00 de la
noche la Liturgia y Veneración de la Cruz.
Sábado de Gloria, Abril 4, 10 am, Bendición de la Comida de Pascua. No Habrá Misa a las 5 de la tarde ni confesiones. Misa de Vigilia de Pascua a las 8 de la noche
bilingüe Recepción después de Misa en J. Hall
11 am en el Parque de la ruta 11 Purcell Park Caita #3
tendrán los Caballeros de Colon la casa de Huevos de
Pascua para los niños, todos son bienvenidos
Domingo de Pascua, Abril 5, Misas en Ingles 7:30, 9:30
y 11 am, Misa en español a la 1 pm.
VBS (Clases de Biblia en Vacaciones) Ya viene!!
Marque en su calendario! Las clases de Biblia en Vacaciones que se ofrecen aquí en Blessed Sacrament para este verano. VBS tendrá lugar del 22 al 26
de junio y será nombrado
G-ForceWGod’s Love in Action! (El Amor de Dios en Acción) Nosotros necesitamos de muchos voluntarios
(adultos y Jóvenes) y muchos niños para participar. No
pierda la oportunidad de asistir esta grandiosa semana de
diversión y Fe!
CELBRACION PARA MATRIMONIOS
La Diócesis de Richmond pide que la paraja que desea
contraer matrimonio Religiosa, tenga los Sacramentos de
Bautizo, Primera Comunión, Confirmación, y haga cita 6
meses antes de al celebración de la Boda, traer a la primera cita con el sacerdote, la Fe o Certificado de Bautizo
renovada y que diga que es válida para
matrimonio, copias de cert. de Confirmación de los dos,
asistir a un Encuentro Pre-matrimonial, si alguno de los
dos no tiene algún sacramento aquí hay preparación para
hacer el Sacramento que la hace falta, para mayor información llame a la oficina.
BAUTISMOS
Fechas de inscripción de pláticas: Abril
05, Abril 26, Agosto 23 y Sept. 13.
Después de las Misa 1 pm.
Fechas para las charlas: 11 y 25 Abril;
Mayo 2 y Agosto 29 y Sept. 5, Sept. 19 y
26 Las charlas son los sábados a las
5:30 pm de la tarde.
No Habra Ed. Religiosa. Domingo de Pascua
Lunes, martes y miércoles de Semana Santa, tendremos
Oraciones de la Liturgia de las horas a las 7:00 de la noche, y el miércoles la Misa será a las 12:10pm y 6pm; no
habrá Hora Santa.
Fechas para los Bautismos, sábados
10:00 am 25 Abril, Mayo 23, Junio27, y
Para la Adoración de Jueves Santo, es muy importante
que nunca está sola la Parroquia para la Adoración después de la Misa del Jueves Santo. Para la Adoración que
comenzara alrededor de 8:30 y continúa hasta la media
noche, tendremos una hoja para que firme por lo menos
media hora para hacer guardia. Pueden ser los grupos de
oración, Legión de Maria, todos son bienvenidos.
Nosotros tendremos un contenedor en el commons para
que ponga una oración especiales o intercesiones que le
gustaría que se recordaran en la Adoración del Jueves
Santo. Hay papel y lapiceros para escribir.
CELBRACION PARA MATRIMONIOS
La Diócesis de Richmond pide que la paraja que desea
contraer matrimonio Religiosa, tenga los Sacramentos de
Bautizo, Primera Comunión, Confirmación, y haga cita 6
meses antes de al celebración de la Boda, traer a la primera cita con el sacerdote, la Fe o Certificado de Bautizo
renovada y que diga que es válida para
matrimonio, copias de cert. de Confirmación de los dos,
asistir a un Encuentro Pre-matrimonial, si alguno de los
dos no tiene algún sacramento aquí hay preparación para
hacer el Sacramento que la hace falta, para mayor información llame a la oficina.
Declaración de la Misión Parroquial
La Iglesia de Blessed Sacrament aspira a ser Discípulos de
Cristo, y un modelo Cristiano para la Comunidad, y estar en
Comunión con la Iglesia Universal, en server uno al otro y que
así nuestra comunidad crezca. Nosotros inclusive hablamos en
diversas lenguas vocas, unidos en nuestra Fe Católica y en la
celebracion de la Eucaristía
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PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
MARCH 29, 2015
CHILDREN’S CORNER
Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
282 Neff Avenue, Harrisonburg
Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family and
make a difference at the same time? Then mark your calendar and be a part of AVA Care of Harrisonburg’s Annual
Move for Life (AVA Care was formerly the Harrisonburg
Pregnancy Center). The event, on Saturday, April 18, offers
both a 5K race and a one mile walk, for individuals of all
ages and fitness levels. Sign up at www.themoveforlife.org.
Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of Contemplative Prayer by preparing us to receive this gift.
This method is an updated form of an ancient Christian practice of
meditation.
Presenter-in-Training Lucy Pardee and Certified presenter Herb
Ely will lead this free, interactive workshop. Six sessions of optional follow-up will be offered to support those who wish to begin the
practice of Centering Prayer.
Catholic Charities will be sponsoring a Regional Parish Social Ministry Gathering on April 17-18 at Church of the Incarnation in Charlottesville. Workshops will be available on
Haiti Ministry, Hispanic Ministry, and Parish Social Ministry.
For more information, see the flyer on the hallway bulletin
board
or
contact
Caroline
Stanfill
at
[email protected]
Please bring your own lunch (there’s no refrigerator). Register by
contacting Luanne Austin at 540.234.9045 or [email protected]
The meeting room is at the rear entrance of the Shenandoah
Paint and Wallpaper building. Use the back parking lot accessible
from Deyerle Avenue.
Centering Prayer was developed by Cistercian Monks, particularly
Fr. Thomas Keating and is supported by Contemplative Outreach,
an interfaith network of individuals and groups practicing this prayer. Herb Ely, a member of the Church of the Incarnation Roman
Catholic Community, is certified as presenter by Contemplative
Outreach. Lucy Pardee, a Presenter in Training is a member of
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The optional follow-up
sessions will consist of a period of meditation, a video by Fr. Keating and a discussion period. The schedule will be set at the end of
our workshop.
On Saturday, April 11th, 2015 Shenandoah Valley Autism
Partnership & JMU will join together to host the 8th annual
5K Run/Walk for Autism at Eastern Mennonite University in
Harrisonburg, Va. The event is being sponsored by community organizations around the Shenandoah Valley to help
support the many families touched by the ever growing epidemic of autism. The event will have chip timing and with
over 1,000 participants in the past. You can register online
at www.valleyautism.org Hope to see you there!!
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