News in the Church
Jubilee Year of Mercy
Find resources for reflection and action during this Jubilee Year from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Bishop Loverde’s letter regarding the Jubilee Year and Indulgences
As Pope Francis reminds us, "the Jubilee also entails the granting of indulgences." He has spoken specifically of the granting of indulgences in the Jubilee Year in the Bull of Indication, Misericordiae vu/tus (paragraph 22) and in a Letter concerning an Indulgence granted to the Faithful on the occasion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, September 1,2015.
Come to the Resurrection
Lent is a time of penance, prayer, reflection and reconciliation, and for the past 20 years the interdenominational St. Patrick’s Family Players have marked the Lenten and Easter seasons by performing the musical cantata “Resurrection.” From New England to California; from Ireland to Italy they have brought their musical performance and compelling faith in the Resurrection not just to audiences in cathedrals and parish churches but to inmates in prison as well.
Told from the perspective of St. Peter, a prisoner about to be martyred, we learn not only of the anguish he felt for his denial of Jesus but also of his repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation with Jesus. The performance by the cast of more than 45 performers ages 4 to 85 is guaranteed to speak to all of us, because Peter’s story of betrayal of the Lord followed by the promise of reconciliation is our story, too.
Please join us on Sunday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church (5300 10th St. N., Arlington, VA) for this inspiring performance. The performance is free and eternally rewarding!
Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the Year of Mercy:
St. Ann Parish is in the early stages of planning a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2016. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Parish Office (703-528-6276) or follow the link within the picture below to enter your name and contact information.
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."