Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fr. José Camilleri

At the 11:00 am Mass last Sunday (November 23rd), we had the pleasure of welcoming Fr. José Camilleri, a missionary in Guatemala for the last 16 years, as concelebrant of the Mass. As Fr. Grinnell mentioned, Fr. Camilleri is orginally from Malta and served for 25 years in the United States. In Guatemala, he serves 50 chapels in an in the southeast part of Guatemala City and has recently established a hospital there.

Fr. Grinnell also noted that our parish's direct connection to Fr. Camilleri is thanks to one of the parish's young adult groups, Encuentro Catolica, who recently visited Father in his parish to present him with donations they had received from the Encuentro gathering in March 2008. The Encuentro team was very impressed with the work that Fr. Camilleri is doing.

As Fr. Grinnell noted, to see a short video in English about the hospital click on this link to You Tube:

Monday, November 3, 2008

Enlighten Your Mind and Spirit

On Saturday, November 1st, we celebrated a morning of prayer and formation for Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion serving Saint Anthony of Padua parish. Following Mass and a continental breakfast, there was a excellent keynote address by Anne Y. Koester, Associate Director, Georgetown Center for Liturgy, and individual breakout sessions for EMs and Lectors.
If you are interested in becoming an EM or a Lector, please call Fred in the parish office (703-820-7111) for more information; these are both wonderful opportunities to serve the parish community while also growing in one's faith.
"The one who speaks is to deliver God's message. The one who serves is to do it with the strength provided by God. Thus in all of you, God is to be glorified through Jesus Christ." -- 1Peter 4:10-11a