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Father Colin Farewell Reception

Father Colin Farewell Reception

A Farewell Reception for Father Colin will be held this Monday June 24 from 5-8pm in the Parish Life Center.  All are invited to come and wish Father Colin well at his next assignment and to thank him for his years of loving service to out community of St Mary.

Father Mosimann’s Mother’s Funeral Details

Father Mosimann’s Mother’s Funeral Details

We are saddened to report that Father Mosimann’s mother, Barbara Jean Mosimann, passed away on Sunday morning.  Father Mosimann and his family are grateful for your prayers and support at this time.  There will be a viewing this Thursday, June 20, from 5 to 9pm at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas, at 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA 20110.  There will be a funeral Mass celebrated at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Road, Manassas, VA 20110, at 12pm on Friday, June 21.

 

More information can be found at the link: https://www.piercefh.com/obituaries/Barbara-Mosimann/#!/Obituary

 

Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him/her.

May she rest in peace. Amen.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,
Happy Father’s Day, and Congrats to all of our recent college and high school graduates!
Fatherhood is a vocation.  It is God who calls men share in His Fatherhood.  In my spiritual and sacramental experience of fatherhood, my examples often start from natural fatherhood, most especially that modeled by my dad.
Church law says that the pastor “is to strive to know the faithful entrusted to his care…. sharing in their cares, anxieties and sorrows, comforting them in the Lord.”  These words reflect the Church’s vision of the pastor as the spiritual father of the parish family.  What beautiful words for all fathers.  Fathers are called to know their children, to help their gifts to blossom, and to share burdens and joys.  Fathers are stewards of their children, because each child belongs to God.  This is an awesome responsibility, and yet God will always give us the grace to exercise the offices given to us.
I often see young couples expressing some of the same awe at the prospect of having a family.  They may say, “wow, we are not yet ready. We want to get to know each other better.”  Or sometimes they express fears about being able to provide.  We all fear our inadequacy, (or at least we should if we have any humility).  Yet in Christ, all things are possible.  Our fears can melt away in the loving embrace of our Lord.  Dads: thanks for sharing in our cares, anxieties, and sorrows, comforting us in the Lord!  May you continue to help us to know the Father’s love.
Thank you dad, and all the other great examples of generous sacrifice.
And Graduates: always know who you are.  Remain rooted in the family that the Lord chose for you, and the faith that he entrusted to you.  Your Fathers are proud of you.
pax,
fr mosimann
From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,
A reminder that our parish and school invite you today to HCA to thank the Oblate Sisters for their generous service to our community from 2 to 4pm. They chose this date so that Oblate Sisters from Maryland could come down and participate in this farewell.
The Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales have served Holy Cross Academy for more than 20 years and they have made indelible contributions to our students and the school environment. Your outpouring of support reflects the positive impact they have had on so many lives over those years. They will forever be remembered at Holy Cross Academy. Please come and express your gratitude for their generous service!
For Father Colin, his farewell reception will be on Monday June 24th, from 5 to 8 pm in the PLC. We will have light deserts / refreshments. Doing this on Monday evening will mean that we won’t face the pressures of Mass traffic! His last weekend with Masses here will be on June 22nd & 23rd, so make sure to express your gratitude to him as well.
pax,
fr mosimann