What’s New at John Paul The Great
April 2021

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A MAN AND A FATHER
April 23-25

Rediscover the Christian Call to be Men of Honor

Virtual Conference 2021
April 23-25 

REGISTER at Go.VirtualCatholicConference.com/ManAndFather

Why attend?

  • Learn a sound masculine anthropology from the centuries-old wisdom of the Church.
  • Discover tips for identifying vice and being healed by God’s merciful love.
  • Gain tools for living virtue in everyday life and from in spiritual strength.

 

2021 Arlington Diocese BASH
April 24th

Arlington Diocese BASH: Family Edition
Saturday, April 24 | 3:30pm – 8:00pm


Includes Mass with Bishop Burbidge, keynote speakers, a Christian illusionist, pizza dinner, ice cream, an event t-shirt, inflatables, rock wall, local Catholic vendors & a scavenger hunt.  For more information and to register, visit: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/youthministry/bash/

Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps
July 12-23

Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps

July 12-23, 2021
All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, VA
and Nativity Catholic Church in Burke, VA

SpotlightsSummerCamps.com

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Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflections

You’re Not Fully You when Your Soul Is Hungry

When your soul is hungry, it’s hard to be patient. It’s easy to feel restless. And there is this sense that something is missing in life.

If you find yourself in this spiritually-unsatisfied-sort-of-spot, then why not do something about it? Join Matthew Kelly and Allen Hunt for the Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflection email program!

When you sign up, you’ll receive a video reflection every Thursday on the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading—what a spiritual meal! Get ready to walk into each Sunday feeling a little bit closer to spiritual satisfaction.    SIGN UP FOR SUNDAY GOSPELS HERE

Walking with Moms in Need
A Year of Service

Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.” Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need.

The 25th anniversary year of Evangelium vitae gives us a wonderful opportunity to assess, expand, and communicate resources to pregnant moms and families in need. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is inviting, parishes, through the support of their bishop and pastor, to join a nationwide effort, from March 25, 2020 to March 25, 2021, entitled “Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service.”

For this Year of Service, the USCCB Pro-Life Committee is developing education, pastoral, and action-oriented resources for parish use, such as:

  • Tools for documenting an inventory of local resources for pregnant mothers in need
  • Ideas for improving parish responses
  • Prayers for building a culture of life and a civilization of love
  • Reflections on the teachings of Evangelium vitae, Evangeli guadium and Laudato si

During May, the month of Mary, we invite you to join your parish family in daily praying to our Blessed Mother on behalf of all mothers in need:

O Blessed Mother, you received the good news of the incarnation of Christ, your Son, with faith and trust. Grant your protection to all pregnant mothers facing difficulties.

Guide us as we strive to make our parish communities places of welcome and assistance for mothers in need. Help us become instruments of God’s love and compassion.

Mary, Mother of the Church, graciously help us build a culture of life and a civilization of love, together with all people of good will, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life.

Amen.

 

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