“NO CALORIE” Charity Bake Sale
January 23 thru February 7

“No Calorie” Charity Bake Sale
Your waistline will love you for it!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Superbowl Sunday Charity Bake Sale at our parish; and, for the first time in its history, due to COVID concerns, we are unable to accept the delicious homemade cakes, brownies, cookies, and other treats that were always lovingly baked and donated by our parishioners to help raise funds for the needy.

Look for our display in the Church Narthex!

Donations also accepted online, Click Here.

Though your treats need to be virtual, your contribution is still critically needed. This year’s proceeds will be sent to the ACTS (Action in Community Through Service) Emergency Assistance Program. For over 50 years, ACTS has fostered hope, provided relief, and promoted self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis. They are committed to creating a community where no one goes without or suffers alone.

 

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection
of the Unborn – January 22, 2021

Universal Prayer

For the legal protection of unborn children and for loving
support for their mothers before and after their births.

May all who suffer from participating in abortion turn
to God’s loving forgiveness.

For public servants: May God grant them the humility,
wisdom, and courage to defend all human life.

For our nation: May God unite us in peace and respect
for each other and reverence for all human life.

May friends and families of women with difficult
pregnancies provide loving, life-affirming support for
both mother and child.

 

Spirituality
R E F L E C T: On the Prologue of John · John 1:1-18
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/john/1

P R A Y:  The “9 Days for Life” Novena · January 21 – 29, 2021
https://www.usccb.org/resources/9-days-life-2021-novena-english

L E A R N:  From St. John Paul II · Encyclical Evangelium Vitae
https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_25031995_evangelium-vitae.html

S U P P O R T:  The Gabriel Project of the Diocese of Arlington
https://helpforpregnantwomen.org/en/home

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25, 2021

Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit cf. John 15 : 5 – 9

Jan 18 · [ THEME ] Called by God: “ You did not choos e me but I chose you ” (Jn 15 : 16a)
† MEDITATE Gen 12:1-4 · The call of Abraham | Jn 1:35 -51 · The call of the first disciples

Jan 19 · Maturing Internally: “ Abide in me as I abide in you ” (Jn 15 : 4a)
† MEDITATE Eph 3:14-21 · May Christ dwell in our hearts | Lk 2:41 -52 · Mary treasured all these things

Jan 20 · Forming One Body: “ Love one another as I have loved you ” (Jn 15 : 12b)
† MEDITATE Col 3:12-17 · Clothe yourself with compassion | Jn 13:1 -15;34-35 · Love one another

Jan 21 · Praying Together: “ I do not call you servants any longer . . . but I have called you friends ” (Jn 15 : 15)
† MEDITATE Rom 8:26-27 · The Spirit helps us in our weakness | Lk 11:1 -4 · Lord, teach us to pray

Jan 22 · Letting One self be Transformed by the Word : “ You have already been pruned by the word … ” (Jn 15 : 3)
† MEDITATE Deut 30:11-20 · The word of God is very close to you | Mt 5:1 -12 · Blessed are you

Jan 23 · Welcoming Others: “ Go and bear fruit, fruit that will last ” (J n 15 : 16b)
† MEDITATE Gen 18:1-5 · Abraham hosts the angels | Mk 6:30 -44 · Jesus’ compassion for the crowds

Jan 24 · Growing in Unity: “ I am the vine , you are the branches ” (Jn 15 : 5a)
† MEDITATE 1 Cor 1:10-13;3:21-22 · Is Christ divided? | Jn 17:20 -23 · As you and I are one

Jan 25 · Reconciling with All of Creation: “ So that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete ” (Jn 15 : 11)
† MEDITATE Col 1:15-20 · In him all things hold together | Mt 4:30 -32 · As small as a mustard seed

 

http://www.christianunity.va/content/unitacristiani/en/settimana -di-preghiera -per-l-unita/en.html

 

 

March For Life 2021
January 29th

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Seton Lake Ridge WILL NOT have a bus going to the March for Life this year.  

It will be the responsibility of individual marchers to provide his/her own transportation such as driving oneself or riding public transportation.

Seton Lake Ridge Parishioners who wish to march together should meet at 11:45am on the National Mall side of 12th St. & Madison.

Questions? Need more info? Email respectlife@setonlakeridge.org

 

Friday, January 29, 2021
Pre-Rally Concert with Matthew West:
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rally Program:12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
March:1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rose Dinner(virtual):7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For access to the Live Stream directly to your inbox, sign up here: https//p2a.co/Bla5nXt

Catholic Charities Ball 2021
Friday, February 5th

“By the Grace of God”

His Excellency, Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington
And the 2021 Ball Leadership, Invite you to Support our Neighbors in Need and View
“By the Grace of God”, A Video of Generosity and Service.
Which will premier in lieu of our traditional Ball onFriday, February 5, 2021

 All gifts benefit the tens of thousands of men, women and children served through Catholic Charities’ programs in the 21 counties and 7 cities of our Diocese.

The Ball is our largest annual fundraiser and we rely on your generosity to sustain our work of helping the less fortunate throught the year.
To donate click here

 

 

God’s Gift Baby Bottle Campaign
Begins January 9th/10th

Pick Up a Bottle From the Bin in the Narthex This Weekend!

The Seton Lake Ridge Respect Life Committee invites you to share Christ’s love with our mothers and babies, both born and unborn, by participating in the God’s Gift Baby Bottle Campaign. Simply take a bottle from the marked bin in the church Narthex and fill it with cash/loose change or check made payable to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton with Baby Bottle Campaign written on the memo line.

Please return your bottle to the collection bin in the Narthex on the weekend of January 16/17 or 23/24.

Proceeds benefit Birthright and other Respect Life initiatives of the parish.

Questions? Email respectlife@setonlakeridge.org. May God bless you for your generous support!

 “You knit me together in my Mother’s Womb” – Psalm 139:13

 

Join Alpha | Join the Conversation
January 20th

Try Alpha!  A Virtual Zoom Event
Alpha is a series of videos to watch followed by conversation that explores life, spirituality, and faith through a Christian lens.

Every Wednesday, Starting January 20th
You must register to receive the Zoom Link

Sign up ONLINE or click here for the registration form.  Registration forms are also available in the Narthex.

Who’s in control? Is there a God? Do you want to reach people who are seeking God but would never come to church? Alpha uniquely breaks through the current socially-distant climate to help people who may never want to go to church find answers to life’s biggest questions and to come and see about the Christian faith. Doesn’t everyone deserve the chance to know Jesus?

Questions?  Contact Kris Fischer
Director of Evangelization & Adult Education
  Send Email
(703) 494-4008 ext. 202

 

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