Forth Sunday of Lent March 6, 2016 “Whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things to come.”

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Forth Sunday of Lent

March 6, 2016

“Whoever is in Christ is a new creation:

the old things have passed away;

behold, new things to come.” (2 Corinthians)






March 12, 2016

Sat. 5:30 p.m.

Fr. Ramel O. Portula, C.I.C.M.

Ryan, L.; Emanuel, B.;

Emanuel, G.; Filzen, C.; McLaughlin, J.

Cross Bearer: Lucchesi

Server 1: Rush

Server 2: Rimicci



March 13, 2016

Sun. 7:30 a.m.

Fr. Pascal NG. Kumanda, C.I.C.M.

Vieira, M.; Ampil, C.;

Babiak, J.; Saenz, J.;

Joyce, S.

Cross Bearer: Machion

Server 1: Mockler

Server 2: Machion



March 13, 2016

Sun. 9:00 a.m.

Fr. Ramel O. Portula, C.I.C.M.

Brown, A.; Brown, D.; Cahir, MA.; Cahir, M.; Cancian, D.;

Derbyshire, B.; Murray, M.;

Cross Bearer: Adedze

Server 1: Cooper

Server 2: O’Boyle



March 13, 2016

Sun. 11:00 a.m.

Fr. Pascal NG. Kumanda, C.I.C.M.

Cooper, R.; August, S.; Burke, P.; Campbell, L.; Claeys, S.;

Destro, R.; Huston, M.

Cross Bearer: Grieco, M.

Server 1: Grieco

Server 2: Pope



March 13, 2016

Sun. 1:30 p.m.

Fr. Ramel O. Portula, C.I.C.M.

Argueta, A.; Blanco, M.; Gonzalez, A.; Silva, E.,

Veliz, A.

Check w/ Coordinator

Alejandra Rocabado



March 12 & 13, 2016 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Weekday Mass Schedule:

8:30 a.m. Monday – Friday &

8:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. – Saturday

Next Week’s Readings:

Isaiah 43:16-21(36C); Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11

Rite of Scrutiny at the 11 am Mass on March 13:

Ezekiel 37:12-14(34A); Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 or 11:3-7,17,20-27,33b-45
Opportunities for Confessions 7:00-8:00 PM

The Light Is ON For You

Every Wednesday during Lent

Saturdays: 3:45 – 5:00 PM (English)

Sundays: 1:00 – 1:30 PM (Spanish)

Eucharistic Adoration and Benedicton

Thursdays from February 11th to March 17th

at 7:30PM - 8:30 PM – Chapel (English)

All Fridays (Except Good Friday) following the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, in the Sanctuary or Chapel, and concludes with Benediction at NOON (English)

March 4th at 7:00 PM (Spanish)
Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in

the Year of Mercy: 
Fr. Mel Portula is leading a Pilgrimage to

the Holy Land in September, 2016.  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.
Thank you.
Second Collection for Catholic Relief Services:

This week, our parish will take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection.

Esta semana nuestra parroquia realizará The Catholic Relief Services Collection.
Monthly Prayer Intentions of the Holy Father

Universal : Families in Difficulty. That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.

Evangelization: Persecuted Christians. That those Christians who, on account of their faith, are discriminated against or are being persecuted, may remain strong and faithful to the Gospel, thanks to the incessant prayer of the Church.

Please Pray for the Sick of Our Parish:

Edie Hendricks, Ed Masternak, Andy Weatherby,

Regina Panca, Michael Elgart, Gwen Leonard,

Patty Baker, Elizabeth Kirincich, Ann S. Burnett,

Jane Hendrix, Stephen McAllister, Michelle Hunter,

Mary Jo Miller, Gerard Brannon, Megan Brennan,

Lorraine Blaise, Joan MacClain, Angela Bettenger,

Carmen Regio, Angie Cullen, Kathryn Rodriguez,

Elizabeth Platt, Gina Johnson, Julie Rossettie,

Teresa Berna, Louise McLaughlin, Pam Curry, Annina Tucci, Jennifer Brusstar, Barbara Dennison, Norma Pena,

The Lewis Family, Leland Tramm, Steve Upton,

Karen Bilbo, Matthew Van Order, Janice Stallings,

Darrick Strickland, Marie Aragon, Michael Ragsdale,

Vivian Wason, Ann Cooper, Phil Deely, Julian Warren, Kim & Sara Lewis, Cecile Lucas, Julian Chin, Memencio Urbano, Jason Liljenquist, Gordon Pavy, April Garcia, Joan MacClain

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Full-time Maintenance

Mechanic Needed
St. Ann Parish of Arlington is

seeking a full-time Maintenance

Mechanic to provide general and preventative maintenance and repair for the church and school buildings and grounds, while ensuring the safety of all persons on the property or using the facilities. Work involves semi-skilled carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting and other minor repair and preventative work as well as grounds maintenance. Candidates must possess a practical competency level in the areas of carpentry, painting, simple plumbing and electrical work and basic equipment and facility repairs. Working knowledge of the procedures, practices, tools and equipment to safely maintain facilities as well as the willingness and ability to climb ladders and carry at least 50 pounds is required.St. Ann’s provides competitive pay and benefits. Qualified applicants must submit a resume to by March 18th.

 Necesita un Mecánico de Mantenimiento para trabajar a Tiempo Completo.

Detalle del trabajo: La Iglesia Santa Ana está buscando un Mecánico de Mantenimiento a tiempo completo, que proporcione mantenimiento general y preventivo y reparación en la iglesia y en el edificio y terrenos escolares, a fin de garantizar la seguridad de todas las personas en la propiedad o que utilizan las instalaciones. El trabajo requiere cierto conocimiento de carpintería, plomería, electricidad, pintura y otras reparaciones menores y trabajo preventivo, así como el mantenimiento de los terrenos.

Requisitos: El candidato debe poseer un nivel de aptitud (conocimiento) práctico en las áreas de carpintería, pintura, plomería básica y electricidad, así como también conocimiento en la reparación de los equipos básicos y de las instalaciones. Se requiere que el candidato tenga conocimientos prácticos de los procedimientos, prácticas, herramientas y equipos para mantener de manera segura las instalaciones, al igual que demuestre disposición y habilidad para usar escaleras y cargar por lo menos 50 libras. Santa Ana ofrece salario competitivo y prestaciones. Los solicitantes a empleo que cuentan con los requisitos, pueden enviar un resume al correo electró hasta el 18 de marzo de 2016.

Christian Stewardship: End of 2015 Tax-Deductible Donations If you:

1. Used Parish envelopes, you should have received a letter from St. Ann's in late January showing your 2015 contributions.

2. Used Faith Direct, you will receive a letter from them.

Please email Charles McCoy at with any questions.

Saturday , March 5th

8:30 a.m. + Estella Gibbons

Special Intention for Nichole and Erik MacClain

5:30p.m. + David Teeuween

Sunday, March 6th

7:30 a.m. + Deceased Members of the Shiroma Family

9:00 a.m. + Jorge G. Manansala

+ Andres Castro

11:00 a.m. Special Intention for the Burke Family

1:30 p.m. For the People

Monday, March 7th

8:30 a.m. + Ed Ames

Tuesday, March 8th

8:30 a.m. + Bruce Snider

Wednesday, March 9th

8:30 a.m. + Elaine Mordeau

Thursday, March 10th

8:30 a.m. + Vern Steppe

Friday, March 11th

8:30 a.m. + Mary Marinoble

Saturday , March 12th

8:30 a.m. + Lenny Short

5:30p.m. For the People
Sunday, March 13th

7:30 a.m. No Intention Offered

9:00 a.m. + Fred Klein

11:00 a.m. + Jim Edward Balsitis

For the Healing of MarT Ahrens

1:30 p.m. No Intention Offered

More About SOME Empty Bowls Lenten

Supper to feed the Hungry

Join us at SOME’s Empty Bowls Lenten

Supper on Monday, March 14, 2016 6-8pm 

at St. Ann Catholic Church. For a $25 donation at the door, you will have the opportunity to select and take home a beautiful handmade bowl crafted by local artists and enjoy a supper of soup, bread and dessert donated by local restaurants.  The proceeds from the event help SOME continue to provide more than 1,000 meals each day to the hungry and homeless in our community.

  For more information, check out

Need for St. Ann Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC).  Beginning July 1, St. Ann will need at least 16 new St. Ann EMHCs (“Eucharistic Ministers”) to serve in this wonderful ministry at one of the five weekend Masses.  That is because 16 current EMHCs will be rotating off of this ministry.  EMHCs are scheduled for certain weekends at the Mass they usually attend.  Candidates must attend a single 2-hour Diocesan training workshop that is this year offered only three times in English and once in Spanish, all in April and May.  The convenient ones are offered at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington on Saturday, April 2, 10:00 a.m.-noon (English), or the Spanish Apostolate (Diocesan Center), 80 North Glebe Road, Arlington on Saturday, April 9,10:00 a.m.-noon (Spanish).  Pastors nominate parishioners for appointment by the Bishop.  Please consider serving the St. Ann community in this ministry!  For more information or to express interest, please contact Mike or Kathy Bates, (703) 533-8516, (English Masses); or Elvia Silva, (703) (Spanish Mass)

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Service Opportunities at Saint Ann

The Faith Formation Office maintains an online sign-up list of opportunities for service. Teens in need of service hours and those interested in serving Saint Ann in a volunteer capacity are encouraged to use the following link to learn more and sign up: For more information contact Laura Ryan at

La oficina de Formación de Fe en la Iglesia Santa Ana mantiene una lista de oportunidades para servicio a la comunidad. Jóvenes que necesitan horas de servicio y a aquellos interesados en servir a la Iglesia Santa Ana en una capacidad voluntaria puede utilizar este sitio web para aprender más: Para más información, favor de ponerse en contacto con Laura,

Baptism Preparation

If you or your child is not yet baptized—or if you are expecting a child by birth or adoption, please contact the Faith Formation office to discuss preparation and celebrations in English and Spanish.

Si usted o su hijo aún no ha sido bautizado, o si usted está en espera del nacimiento de un hijo o adopción, por favor, póngase en contacto con la oficina de Formación de Fe para discutir la preparación y las celebraciones en Inglés y Español.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be held on the first week in August, for children preparing to enter Kindergarten up to children preparing to enter fifth grade. Children in middle school and high school may serve as volunteers, and adult helpers are always needed! If you are interested in serving, please the Faith Formation office as soon as possible. It’s a “Barnyard Roundup” theme this year!

Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones se llevará a cabo en la primera semana de agosto, para niños que se preparan para entrar en la guarderí/Kindergarten hasta niños que se preparan para entrar en el quinto grado. Los niños en la escuela intermedia y secundaria pueden servir como voluntarios, y siempre se necesitan ayudantes adultos! Si usted está interesado en servir, Por favor contáctese a la oficina de Formación de Fe tan pronto como sea posible.

Faith Formation Classes

Every child at Saint Ann who is not enrolled in Catholic school or being formally homeschooled should be enrolled in faith formation classes from Kindergarten-Eighth Grade. If you have a child who is not enrolled and you would like him/her to start classes this autumn, please e-mail Amy Strickland at to be placed on an e-mail list for contact when registration begins. Amy is also available to answer any questions you have!

We are blessed at Saint Ann to have more than 600 children in classes on Sundays and Wednesdays. This necessitates many volunteer catechists and classroom aides. If you would be interested in volunteering in this capacity starting next autumn (even as a substitute!), please contact Amy for more information. We can utilize adults and high school students as volunteers in both our English and Spanish-language classrooms.

Todos los niños en Santa Ana que no están inscritos en la escuela católica o que están siendo educados en casa formalmente debe estar inscritos en las clases de Formación en la Fe Kindergarten-octavo grado. Si usted tiene un niño que no está inscrito y que le gustaría que él / ella  inicie las clases este otoño, envíe un correo electrónico a Amy Strickland para ser colocado en una lista de correo electrónico para el contactarle cuando se inicia el registro. Amy también está disponible para responder a cualquier pregunta que tenga!

Tenemos la suerte en Santa Ana de tener más de 600 niños en las clases de los domingos y los miércoles. Esto requiere muchos catequistas voluntarios y ayudantes en las clases. Si está interesado/a en ser voluntario en esta capacidad a partir del próximo otoño (incluso como sustituto!), Por favor, póngase en contacto con Amy para más información. Podemos contar con  los adultos y los estudiantes de la escuela como voluntarios, tanto en nuestras aulas en español e Inglés. (703) 528-6276

Youth events this week:

Sunday, March 6, 10 a.m. Concert Band, 11 a.m. B3, noon Invictus

Tuesday, March 8, 8:30 p.m. TUTORING for all youth by some of St. Ann’s top students

Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. Bible Study, 8:30 p.m. D Group

Thursday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. Lenten Adoration

Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. Middle School

Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13 Lenten Lock-In!!

Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m. Concert Band, 11 a.m. B3

Contact Diane Phelps at for more information about Invictus activities.
The Good News

Saint Ann Catholic School

Believe • Achieve • Inspire

Good News from St. Ann School:

This month the Saint Ann's students are writing to the wounded warriors and the patients taken care of by hospice.

In addition, during the season of Lent, the children make sandwiches for the hungry and homeless in Arlington.  EveryThursday, two classes are assigned to bring bread, meat, and cheese and they stay after school to put the sandwiches together. 

Middle School News:

The middle school is working on final drafts of "Hint Fiction"--stories written in 25 words or less. The results are being posted on the bulletin board this week.

The 6th and 7th grade are writing fiction as their essay this quarter. To better illustrate the characterization of their main characters, they each created a bio and a picture of their main characters with each characters likes and dislikes. These illustrations are hanging in the middle school hallway.

The 8th grade is well into reading Taming of the Shrew. They are also creating poetry from excerpts of Shakespearean plays and poems. In an activity called "Black Out Shakespeare," 8th grade students color over words in Shakespearean passages, creating their own original poetry and messages. The results will be posted in the middle school hallway.

Grades 7 and 8 are exploring the Beatitudes and the Church's understanding of how to best live them from day to day.  They often show wisdom beyond their years when sharing why the living of the Beatitudes matters to them as young people in a challenging world and also have shown solid critical thinking skills in connecting various saints to the practice of specific Beatitudes.   A very hopeful sign for the future of the Church!

Saint Ann Catholic School…

The Little School with Big Results

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HELP SERVE DINNER AT A-SPAN:  On the 4th Wednesday of every month, 3 adult volunteers from St. Ann will be needed to serve a delicious hot meal at the A-SPAN homeless shelter in the Courthouse area of Arlington. The DC Central Kitchen will provide the food; we're responsible for setting up, serving dinner, and cleaning up. For more information or to volunteer go to:  Our first dinner date is Wednesday, March 23, 5:30 to 7:15 pm.  If you have questions, contact Sandy Cleva or 703 389-6516.

 SLIPPERS & SOCKS COLLECTION NOW UNDERWAY:  St. Ann is collecting slippers for clients of Catholic Charities St. Martin de Porres Senior Center and athletic socks for homeless members of our community who are served by the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN).  Please place your donations in the marked tubs in the Narthex by Holy Thursday.  For health reasons, we ask that all items be new.

 WELCOME SPRING WITH BORROMEO HOUSING:  Borromeo Housing, a wonderful home in Arlington that helps adolescent moms break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency, invites you to attend their Annual Springtime Soiree on April 23rd, 7 pm to 10 pm  at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Auction donations are also needed. To donate or attend the Soiree see

COME JOIN US FOR LECTIO DIVINA: During Lent and Easter, we will be reflecting on the Sunday gospel for each week using this ancient method of connecting with the word of God through scripture. No prior experience necessary.

Where?:   Saint Ann Chapel on Wednesdays & Saint Ann Room on Thursdays When?: Wednesday's at 3:30pm &

Thursday's at 7:30pm
Questions?  Contact Lynn Heaton or 703-533-0545
Stations of the Cross,

7:15 PM in the Church

Wednesdays - February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23

St. Ann School - every Friday at 2:20 PM, Church

St. Ann School - Living Stations of the Cross - Wednesday March 23, 1-2 PM, Church

Hispanic Community-Stations of the Cross – Sundays prior to the 1:30 PM Mass in place of Praying the Rosary, Chapel

Hispanic Community-Living Stations of the Cross-after Mass on Palm Sunday

2016 LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS for Charity


- February 24, March 2, 9, & 16

All are welcome! Come and join us! Donations

equal to the cost of a meal at a fast casual restaurant requested.

Sign up to help at

or visit and search

Teacher Job Fair Sponsored by the Diocese of Arlington

Come meet with Principals from more than 30 Catholic schools.

Location: Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030
When: March 12, 2016 at 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Bishop O'Connell High School

Announces Honor Roll!!!

Congratulations to the following parishioners of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church who have been named to the second quarter

Honor Roll at Bishop O'Connell High School:       

Distinguished Honors

Jonathan Filzen (Grade 12) Laura McLellan (Grade 12)

Angela Cottini (Grade 11) Kaylynn Boswell (Grade 9)

Emily Fisk (Grade 9) Madeline Ryan (Grade 9)

First Honors

Andrew Oudkirk (Grade 11) Harrison McBride (Grade 10)

Renee Dixon (Grade 9) Zoe Forino (Grade 9)

Second Honors

Jason Lyle (Grade 12) Kayla Paolillo (Grade 12)

John Svoboda (Grade 11) John Paul Escobar (Grade 10)

John Markowicz (Grade 10) Isabel David (Grade 9)

Campbell Hartgen (Grade 9) Olivia Oudkirk (Grade 9)

Eric Pacheco (Grade 9) Kevin Pascual (Grade 9)

St. Ann Parish is so proud of you!!!!!


  The St. Ann Car Raffle Committee needs 20-25 volunteers to help mail out raffle tickets to the

parish.  The mailing will be held in the first week of March (dateTBA) from 6:30-9:30pm in the Parish Hall.  Pizza and snacks will be served at 6:30pm.  Bring your family and friends! Earn service hours and help our parish!
  Last year, the car raffle raised almost $14,000 for our parish. The 2016 raffle prizes include 5 cars (Honda Odyssey, Honda CRV, Honda Civic, Buick Verano and GMC Sierra Truck) and 20 cash drawings ($5000-$100). Tickets are only $5.00 each. The drawing will be held on April 30 at All Saints Parish.  Look for your ticket packet in the mail soon!
  If you are able to please contact Denise Brown at 703-338-2068  Thanks in advance for your generous assistance!

Other Opportunities:

Come see John XXIII: The Pope of Peace--a movie about the life of Pope John XXIII, now a Saint, from his youth to the papacy during which he called for the Second Vatican Council.  Upcoming showings:  Saturday March 12 at NOON & Tuesday

April 5 at 10:00 am in Room 106 at St. Ann.  Running time:  200 min.  English with Spanish subtitles.  Suggested donation:  $5 per person/$10 per family.  Proceeds will go to Junior Catholic Daughters to help the girls put their spirituality and service projects into action.  Sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Queen of Peace #1872.  RSVP for seat count to or Teresa at 703-573-1582.

Patriotic Family Musical with Catholic themes. 
CATCH A DREAM follows the story of a young cartoonist in Cincinnati through love, war, and the fight to catch the American Dream. Produced and Directed by E.H. Milam and Nicholas Horner, this traditional musical will be performed at The Kaufman Theatre in the Lee Center in Old Town Alexandria, March 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, and 19. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. Use code SSRV20 for discount tickets at checkout. See you at this show to honor our US Veterans.

Looking for spiritual renewal?  Cursillo is a lay Catholic movement; the name means "short course in Christianity. Weekends run  Thursday evening to Sunday evening. Women's Weekend on March 3-6 a at the Diocesan Spirituality Center, San Damiano, in White Post, VA. A Men's Weekend on April 21-24 at Missionhurst here in Arlington. If you’re interested, please contact Trudy Harlow Dervan at

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