We hope you are having a great spring! We only have one more class before our two-week break. Please see below for important information on registration, volunteer opportunities, VBS, and upcoming events.
- Wednesday, April 5, Last Soup and Stations, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
- Saturday, April 8, Model Seder, 3:00 -4:30 pm
- Friday, April 14, Live Stations of the Cross, Bilingual, 6:00 pm
- Check the website for other Holy Week Events
April 9 – April 22
April 23, 24 and 26
Thursday, May 4, 7:00 pm
Registration for 2017- 2018 Faith Formation begins. Please see below for more information.
Saturday, May 6
First Communion (check with Stacy for assigned time)
Saturday, May 13, 5:00 pm
Mass sponsored by our Third Graders. Your child will have the opportunity to participate as ushers, lectors, choir members, and greeters. A sign up will be coming out after Easter.
Saturday, May 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
May Crowning hosted by our 4th grade (all parishioners welcomed). Honor our mother Mary in a service with Fr. Ramon while enjoying an edible rosary! Information to come.
Faith Formation Registration 2017 – 2018
Registration kicks off Thursday, May 4 at 7pm. We anticipate Sunday, 9:15 and 5:00 will be our most popular times. Please be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes early if you want to increase the likelihood you will get your preferred time.
Registration will continue Saturday, May 6 after 5:00 Mass and all day Sunday, May 7 after all Masses. After that, registration will be closed temporarily for 2 weeks. We will reopen during classes the week of May 22. Please check the website for more information.
Volunteer Catechists are needed! Please check here for what roles are still needed. Keep in mind we cannot have a class if there is no Catechist. Please prayerfully consider how you can help. Contact Stacy or Christina for more information – email@example.com. You may preview a job description here.
Vacation Bible School, July 24 – 28, 9:30 – 12:30 pm
Register to participate and/or volunteer now! Click here for more information!
Changes Next year to Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
CLOW is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for school-age children (Grades K-6) at the 9:00 am Mass. Next year we will be offering CLOW at both the 9:00 and 10:30 Masses. We will also require families pre-register their children to participate in CLOW next year. You can do that now on our website – here! Please prayerfully consider how you can volunteer with CLOW. Check the website for future announcements on other changes.
Potomac River Cleanup
Saturday, April 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dyke Marsh and Belle Haven Picnic Area
Join our parish as we care for God’s Creation by participating in the 29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Last year we had a large group of parishioners, particularly teens, participate in this great service opportunity. You are invited to meet us at Good Shepherd at 8:30 am to carpool to the Dyke Marsh/Belle Haven Picnic area or meet us there at 9:00. Bags and gloves will be provided. Wear old clothes and waterproof shoes or shoes that can get wet. Please RSVP so we can get a headcount.
Help feed the hungry every first Thursday (4/6, 5/4, 6/1, etc) at Christ House Shelter in Old Town Alexandria. We need TIME, TALENT and TREASURE for this fulfilling volunteer opportunity.
- FLEXIBLE VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY We are looking for volunteers to donate ingredients for our new healthy meal, Turkey Skillet with Vegetables and Brown Rice accompanied by Fruit Salad. We plan to serve 50-70 each month. Best part is that donations can be prepared and dropped off.
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or sign up here!
Save the Date, August 14 – 18, 9:30 – 12:00 pm
Choir Camp for children in grades 4 – 8. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Adult Faith Formation Opportunities
Grow in your faith this year! Click here for many opportunities available starting this spring.
Have a blessed Easter!
Stacy and Christina