A Letter from the Pastor: 

CONFESSIONS: UPDATE!!

Confessions have been resumed, but with some modifications — please read this message carefully: 
1) Confessions will be Weds 630-730pm and Sat 330-430pm.
2) Confessions will be offered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
3) Call the office 703-256-7822 to schedule.
4) Note that Fr Drummond will not be taking any more confessions right now.
5) Fr Brian – will meet you outside the rectory – if its raining he will meet you at your car or you can both use the gazebo.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING COUGHS, SYMPTOMS, ETC — Please stay home – the Lord is aware of your condition and will not punish you for exercising prudence! He loves you! Make a spiritual act of contrition and be at peace…..
On Behalf of the Pastor,
Fr Brian

 

ATTENTION:

Public Liturgy & Sacraments : FROM THE DIOCESE OF ARLINGTON

All public Masses (including Sunday, Holy Day, and weekday Masses) are suspended immediately until further notice.

Priests should celebrate private Masses daily for their parishioners and the intentions of their parish as well as for the relief and assistance to all affected in any way by COVID-19. Private Masses should not be offered at usual Parish Mass times. If at all possible, they should be celebrated in the Rectory Chapel. Priests are strongly encouraged to post written or recorded daily homilies on the parish websites.

Bishop Burbidge will make available his private celebration of the Sunday Mass. Any parishes who are able to livestream or post recorded private Masses are strongly recommended to do so.

All Confirmation liturgies are suspended until further notice.
All weddings and funerals should continue only if absolutely necessary, with the attendance limited to immediate family members.

Churches may remain open for individual private prayer, especially prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. However, no gatherings for devotions (such as Stations of the Cross) are permitted. If tabernacles are not already located in the main body of the church. No more than 10 persons should be present in the Church, according to the recommendation of the White House.
Individual reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation may be made available but not in large gatherings. No more than 10 persons should be present in the Church, according to the recommendation of the White House.

The number allowed in the Church is never to exceed the White House recommended 10 persons.  A porter (where possible) could be assigned by the Pastor throughout the day to ensure the number is not exceeded (such individuals should not be “at risk” according to the CDC). The interior of the Church building and pews should be cleaned and disinfected frequently.

 

FROM THE PASTOR:

The main church will be open for adoration during regular hours – 8am-10pm.

Thank you for your patience – and remember, God is not bound by His Sacraments – he is the first to understand and support His Church with his infinite Grace.

Please be sure to continue to support the parish at this time. Contributions can either be mailed, or dropped off at the parish office. If you are interested in online giving, please click on the FaithDirect link on bottom of the parish homepage (under news and events).

 

ALSO!

Below are the links for the St Michael’s Evangelization Survey  – If you are a registered member of the parish, please take the appropriate survey concerning your marital status. Married couples are asked to complete the survey individually.

THE SURVEY IS TOTALLY ANONYMOUS

Thank you and God Bless You!

-Fr Brian

 

Singles link: https://assessments.gloo.us/a/RGVwbG95bWVudENvbmZpZ3wxNjIzOTA1MjYwMjQxMTU5NDk0

 

Couples link: https://assessments.gloo.us/a/RGVwbG95bWVudENvbmZpZ3wxNjIzODc5MjEyMTAzMzcwMDQ5

 

We, the people of God at St. Michael Catholic Church, live the Gospel message by fostering a spirit of worship, a commitment to service, and a continuous love of learning.

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