A summary of our Diocesan Synod is now available online via a Diocesan Synodal Synthesis Report, the same report Bishop Burbidge has submitted to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in preparation for the Synod in Rome next year.
Find it here: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/synod/
Save the Date!
Men’s Retreat Day – Saturday, October 29
Our Lady of the Shenandoah Mission Chapel
Guest Speaker – Fr. Lawrence “Larry” Kutz
Planted like trees beside streams of water:
Growing in Trust and bearing fruit in whatever state of life we are in.
“We envy the shepherds who went to visit the grotto of Bethlehem to see Him, kissed His little hand, and offered Him their gifts. ‘Lucky shepherds!’ we exclaim. And yet there is no reason to envy them, for their fortune is ours, too. The same Jesus they visited in the grotto is in our tabernacle. The only difference is that the shepherds saw Him with the eyes of the body, whereas we see Him with the eyes of faith. Nothing will please Him more than our frequent visits to Him.”
St. John Bosco
“Do you want the Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit Him rarely. Do you want the devil to attack you? Visit Jesus rarely in the Blessed Sacrament. Do you want him to flee from you? Visit Jesus often!”
St. John Bosco
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