News in the Church
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation On Love In The Family
Kindly check the link (click the photo below) to Pope Francis’ Pope Francis' new apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love).
Pope Francis' new apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), released April 8, brings a rich reflection on the mission of the family and on how the Church can equip couples to embrace God's vision for marriage and can offer healing for families who are struggling. For further information, please refer to the press release of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Missionhurst Starts Facebook Blog
Missionhurst has started a faceboook blog about the works of the Missionaries around the world. The blog includes interesting short stories and also invites readers to pray and support the works of mission. Link to Missionhurst Facebook Blog
Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the Year of Mercy:
Do you know that the St. Ann Parish is organizing a pilgrimage of Mercy to theHoly Land, the place of birth of our Lord?
Yes, that is true, in case you have not heard about it. It will be on Sept. 19-29 (ten days). If you are interested, kindly get a copy of the special Holy Land Pilgrimage brochure found on our Welcome table in the narthex for more details about this trip to be lead by our pastor and Fr. Bill Quigley, Missionhurst. Registration for this pilgrimage closes by mid-June. If you are interested in joining Father, please contact the Parish Office (703-528-6276) or follow this link to view the brochure and/or register online. Please be aware that Fr. Portula’s September Pilgrimage registration deadline is approaching! Please register by June 19th to avoid a late fee of $100.00
Pope Francis’ Encyclical "Landato Si (Praised Be!)"
Kindly check the link (click the photo below) to Pope Francis’ Encyclical "Landato Si (Praised Be!)" We encourage everyone to read the new encyclical on Climate Change.
"Yet all is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start."