Solemn Evening Prayer (Vespers) on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 7:30pm at All Saints Church, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas 20110
Below are excerpts from Bishop Michael Burbidge’ Golden Jubilee Celebration Letter: (See entire letter and website here.)
November 2024 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Arlington-our Golden Jubilee. Beginning with Advent 2021, the next two years are designated as preparatory years for the Jubilee, followed by the Golden Jubilee year itself. Each year will have a different theme, rooted in the foundational truths of the Catholic Faith, with a steadfast focus on evangelization and works of mercy.
The three themes: Remember, Rejoice and Renew.
Remember is the theme of the first year. In Christ’s words, “Do this in remembrance of me,” we will emphasize the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Catholic life. With gratitude for the graces we receive from our Eucharistic Lord, we will remember how Our Lord has been at work in the Diocese of Arlington for these 50 years.
Rejoice is the theme of the second year. As our Blessed Mother said, “My soul rejoices in the Lord,” we will emphasize Mary’s role as a model disciple who shows us how to receive the Word of God joyfully. We will rejoice over the blessings and vitality of the Diocese of Arlington.
Renew is the theme of our Golden Jubilee year. This is a culmination of the previous two years with an emphasis on renewing and strengthening our faith to share it with others through evangelization and spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
I invite you to visit our Golden Jubilee website; jubilee.arlingtondiocese.org to see the timeline, which highlights key events in the life of our diocese and to learn about the many ways you can participate. There will be symposiums, pilgrimages, conferences, prayer opportunities, artistic performances, cultural events and more. Also, I encourage you to stay connected via email and diocesan social media, as well as to your parish for updates, news and information.
~ Father Bashista
The Arlington Diocese is divided up into seven regions called deaneries. Our Deanery V includes the parishes of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and Fauquier County.
Please join me and parishioners from throughout Deanery V as we
Kick-Off our Jubilee Preparation Year I with Solemn Evening Prayer (Vespers) on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 7:30pm
All Saints Church, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas 20110.
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