Drawing on the Divine
This Lent, we are introducing the Drawing on the Divine series! Each week, we will post a reflection written by Father Tom about the Sunday gospel, accompanied by a work of art. Watch our intro video to learn more! We hope that this combination of art and spiritual reflection will draw us closer to Jesus as we strive to live as children of the light! Click below for all our videos and reflections!
Wednesdays during Lent
Beginning Wednesday, March 1
Adoration: 6 – 7pm
The Light is ON for You: 6 – 8pm
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at all parishes in the Diocese of Arlington on Wednesdays during Lent. Experience God’s mercy and love! Click here to learn more and find guides to Confession.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays during Lent
Eucharistic Adoration: 6pm – 7pm (in Creedon Hall)
Stations of the Cross: 6pm (in the church)
Mass (en español): 7pm
Via Crucis: 7:30pm
A recording of stations and the written prayers are also available for download on our app.
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 9am
Monday – Friday: 6pm – 7pm (Wednesday and Friday evening Adoration is in Creedon Hall.)
Doing a weekly Holy Hour is a great way to pray more this Lent! Our app features prayers for Adoration.
Parish Lenten Mission: The One Thing – Making Prayer the Fuel and Flame of Your Life
Saturday, March 4 at 5pm or Sunday, March 5 at 9am
One of the most common resolutions among Christians is to “pray more.” This desire is beautiful, but amidst a very busy daily life filled with work, family, social and other engagements, it can be extremely difficult to put this desire into actual practice. Yet the fact remains: prayer is vitally important for the sake of our own hearts and sanity. Jesus told his friend Martha that the one thing needed above all else was to spend time listening attentively to him. How can we practically do this today?
Join us Saturday, March 4 for Mass and an evening of inspiration, prayer, discussion and practical tips on how to put God first today and every day. Our presenter and guide is Mark Rose from the Evangelical Catholic.
We will repeat the same agenda on Sunday morning after the 9am Mass.
Evening of Reconciliation
Monday, March 20 4:30 – 5:30pm and 6:30 – 8pm
Take advantage of the special times for Confession to prepare your hears for Easter! Priests will be available to hear Confessions in both English and Spanish.
Lenten Disciplines of Fasting and Abstinence
Catholics in good health ages 18 – 59 are required to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Fasting consists of eating only one meal, with the possibility of two smaller snacks that do not add up to a single full meal.
Catholics age 14 and older are to abstain from meat on all Fridays in Lent.
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl
Each Lent, Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and malnutrition, and how through Lenten alms, we have the power to make the world a better place for all. Pick up your family’s rice bowl from the Information Counter.
Try one of CRS’ meatless recipes from around the world and donate the money you saved from not buying meat. Or pray, fast, and give with the CRS Lenten Calendar.
Giving is an important pillar of the season of Lent. Consider a gift to Good Shepherd. Your one-time or recurring gift can have a tremendous impact to help us continue our mission of connecting with God, reaching others, and building community. Giving is an expression of our love for God. He desires for us to put Him first in every area of our lives including our finances. Over and over, scripture instructs us to give back a portion of what God has so generously blessed us with and entrusted to us. Thank you for your generosity!
40 Days 40 Items
Bring your donation to our Sharing Sunday bins February 23 – April 9.
Most needed items:
- Instant Oatmeal Packets
- Canned meat
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- Shelf stable milk
- Rice and beans (1 – 2 lbs bags)
- Cereal and breakfast bars
- Peanut butter and jelly (no glass)
- Mac & Cheese
- Pasta and sauce (no glass)
Bishop’s Lenten Appeal
The Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) supports our Diocese in its mission of sharing the love and mercy of Christ through serving the needy, educating and forming youth, encouraging vocations, promoting a culture of life, and assisting the clergy, religious, and lay people who help build and strengthen our diocesan Church.