ALL COUPLES

Celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary this year please call the rectory office. The diocese offers a special Mass for those who are celebrating their special anniversary. Plus you can request an Apostolic Certificate.

PAMPHLET RACKS 


The pamphlet racks in our church vestibule always carry good Catholic literature for adults and children. There are additional materials of interest on a table in the foyer of the Parish Hall

REPRODUCTIVE LOSS

Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Stillborn, Abortion, Loss after Abortion

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING CLASSES - BY CORRESPONDENCE:
For couples who are unable to attend a regular scheduled class. Course can be ordered directly from Couple to Couple League @ 1-800-745-8252

 

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER 
Plan to enrich your marriage by attending one of the next Marriage Encounter Weekend. Call John and Lori Scali at 703-631-5289 or visit: 
http://marriage4.com

 

RETROUVAILLE

Is the name of a progrm designed to help heal and renew troubled marriages. The French wordk "retrouvaille" simply means "rediscovery". the program offers you a chance to look at yourself as an individual, rediscover your spouse, and build a loving relationship in your marriage. Go to retrouvaille.org for more information and resources.

SAFE

Services to Abused Families, Inc. If you are currently or have previously experienced domestic violence, or have a friend, family member or co-worker who is experiencing domestic violence contact SAFE today at 800-825-8876.

Sirvicio a Familias Victimas de Abuso, Inc. Si usted o alguien que usted conoce necesita un refugio de emergencia, ayude a obtener una orden de protección, intervención de crisis, acompañamiento hospitalario o de corte, por favor llame a nuestro. Línea directa de 24 horas: 800-825-8876 

 For more information and resources go to safejourneys.org.

 

ST. PETER JULIAN PRAYER CHAIN

is a group of people who will pray for you. Please call Joanna Madorma at 825-2235 with any prayer requests or if you wish to join the group.

 

THE MOST HOLY BLOOD AND BODY OF CHRIST

Jesus has given his Body to eat and His Blood to drink so as to nourish us on our journey towards Heaven. All are called in Christ but some are chosen to nourish His body as priests and in the consecrated life. Could you be among them? If so, please call Father J.D. Jaffe at 703-841-2514 

or email j.jaffe@arlingtondiocese.org

Miscarriage Hurts

         You are not Alone  Hope after Loss

A miscarriage, either your own or that of a loved one, can be a very painful experience resulting in intense emotions and grief. It may also be confusing, as this loss can be quite sudden and leave those involved wondering what to do.  

Most people think a miscarriage is rare, and many believe that if a woman loses a pregnancy that she brought it upon herself. Neither of those things is true, but the enduring beliefs cause great pain to women and their partners." It's irrational, but there is a deep shame attached to not being able to carry a baby to term...I don't want another baby, I want THIS baby."  "It's bazarre that the topic is so taboo." "I felt alone until I realized there is this big, secret miscarriage club - one that nobody wants to be a member of - and when I realized it existed, I felt angry that no one told me they had active membership."

Miscarriage affects ALL families members in different way and at different times: Mothers, Fathers, Siblings, Children, Grandparents 

For those looking for help, there are a number of resources available to answer questions, offer support, and help in the healing process. Share your story anonymously, read other's stories, get anwers to medical concerns, leave a remembrance and so much more.
Go to miscarriagehurts.com for all these resources and more. 

 

 

Abortion Changes You 

"I thought life would be the way it was before."  

                    "I wish I could go back"                   
"I wonder if there was something I could have done"   

  "Will she ever forgive me"
"Sometimes it makes me sad"

   "We made this decision together but I've never felt so alone"                                             

Abortion Changes You aids men, women and family members who may be grieving loss through abortion - meeting people right where they are and gently inviting them to find healing. Resources can be used by men and women in the privacy of their home or with the assistance of a supportive friend, spiritual advisor, or professional counselor. Visitors can go to this interactive website and explore their own esperience, anonymously at their own pace, and engage in a number of healing activities.
Go to abortionchangesyou.com for more help.

 

 

RETREAT FOR POST-ABORTION HEALING

Project Rachel weekend retreats are a beautiful opportunity for women who have struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of an abortion. It offers a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment where you can begin the process of healing. For more information please contact by email at info@helpafterabortion.org or www.helpafterabortion.org or call 888-456-HOPE (4673)