In honor of the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, there will be a Eucharistic Procession followed by a brief Adoration after the 10:00 mass on June 7.
The Eucharist will be processed around the altar and then will be exposed in the monstrance on the altar for private prayer for thirty minutes following the procession.
For those who do not wish to stay for the procession and adoration, please depart quietly after receiving communion to maintain a sense of reverence.
Our EVEREST Vacation Bible School expedition will take place the week of June 22-26, and registration is now open for PARTICIPANTS and ADULT AND YOUTH VOLUNTEERS! Visit https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/RedeemerMech2015 to register rising K-5th graders and check out the DOZENS of available volunteer positions, including crew guides and station helpers for crafts, drama, games, preschool and snack. (A preschool program is available for the children of volunteers.)
Registration packets for Preschool, Elementary and Youth Faith Formation, First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation have been mailed to all registered families with children.
Receive a $5 discount if you register and pay by June 30th!
Forms can be found under the "Forms" tab on the left and on the R.E. table outside the office.
Have you ever considered joining Redeemer’s adult choir, but were afraid to take the first step? Well, now is the perfect time to come see what it’s like to be part of this talented and spiritual group of people! The choir is inviting anyone interested in singing next fall to join them at their final rehearsal Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 pm. After a brief rehearsal, there will be an ice cream social where you can get to know the choir and ask any questions you may have.
If you believe you have the gift of song and a prayerful spirit and think you would like to lead the congregation as cantor, there will also be a brief informational cantor meeting in the Worship Space June 9 at 6:30 pm. Please contact Erin Woods if you’re interested in attending.
The Redeemer Ringers will be performing in a brief concert directly after the 8:00 Mass on Sunday, June 7 in the Worship Commons to kick off the Stewardship Fair for Music and Liturgy. Stay after mass, or come early to listen to their music and while you are there, sign up to volunteer for one of the many areas of Liturgy where you feel called to serve.
Thank you to all of you who have registered your Kroger Plus Card. To date, we have over 170 households who shopped from December 1, 2014 through February 2015 which earned us the amount of $3,976.13 for our first quarter! We can still do better! If you have not done so, you can still list Church of the Redeemer as your organization to receive credit for your purchases. Go to (or click) www.kroger.com and click on the orange "Register" button and follow the prompts. Our Redeemer ID number is 82069.
If you do not have an email address or wish to speak to a customer service person, you can call 800-576-4377 and choose option 3. They will take all of your information and get you started.
We will continue to receive a percentage of sales recorded from our parishioners every quarter. This is the only fundraiser for Youth Ministry that we do at Redeemer. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all of your financial support but most importantly, your prayers.
In October, the 14th Ordinary Synod of Bishops will convene to discuss the topic of “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World.” In preparation for this, the Synod Fathers have asked the People of God to respond to a series of questions that will help inform their discussions and conclusions.
Visit www.vatican.va for more information on the Synod from the Vatican.
Visit www.usccb.org for more information on the Synod from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Visit www.cdrcmfl.org for more information on the Synod from the Diocese of Richmond.
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EVER PRESENT GOD,
we give You thanks for the gift of Your Son, Jesus.
We thank You for the unity we find in Him.
We ask You to send Your Holy Spirit upon us
...that we might boldly proclaim Your love,
...that we might courageously speak Your truth,
...that we might humbly live as Jesus did,
ever faithful to You, ever joyful in Your service, ever hopeful that Your Kingdom will burst forth in this moment.
Send us valiantly forth with the Good News that in this place, in this parish, Jesus is alive, welcoming the lost and leading us all to lives of merciful compassion!
The Virginia Catholic Conference is the public policy advocacy organization representing Virginia's two Catholic Bishops, Francis DiLorenzo, Diocese of Richmond, and Paul Loverde, Diocese of Arlington, and their dioceses in matters before the Virginia General Assembly, the U.S. Congress, and the state and federal administrations and their agencies.