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For the Sheep in Exile – Bulletin 2017-01-08

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March for Life Bus Trip – The following announcement speaks for itself. We are grateful to our Knights for making this possible.


The Knights of Columbus Council 14755 will be sponsoring a bus from St. Peter Church on January 27, 2017 to attend the March for Life in Washington, DC. We will start boarding the bus at 10:00 a.m. and plan to leave the parking lot by 10:30 a.m. The cost for the trip is $20.00 per person and checks can be made payable to the Knights of Columbus. We will have a sign-up sheet in the back of the church for those of you interested in going to the March. We only have room for 56 people and it will be first come, first served. The departure time from DC will be discussed on the bus. If you have any questions, please call Tom Junk at (540) 987-8617 or email him at

As a special prayer intention this year, my wife and I recommend that we pray for the new President, especially for his appointments to the Supreme Court and the other Federal courts. Roe v. Wade can and must be overturned; this Nation must return to God!

For commentary concerning last year’s March see Of Life, Amorrhites, and False gods.


Parish Bulletins – For those of you in exile who go to the St. Peter’s Website for news and information concerning our parish, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find useful content there. You may have noticed that for the last two weeks no bulletins were posted. Now this week, a bulletin has been posted, but all past bulletins have been taken down. So, if you wanted to catch up with things after the holidays, you’re out of luck.


St. Peter’s Bulletins on January 8, 2017

We don’t know why this has been done. It really would help many, especially those who move into the area and are considering attending Mass at St. Peter’s, to have the most recent bulletin and at least 3-4 months of earlier bulletins available for reference. Until this becomes a parish policy, my wife and I will continue to post the bulletins on a weekly basis. Additionally, all past bulletins since June 2014 are posted here.


Parish Pastoral Council – I’ve had some time to think about my removal from the Parish Pastoral Council. It makes for a very interesting war story in the life of a member of the Church Militant.

It is very unfortunate that no one in the parish has any idea of what is going on in the Council. There have been no minutes published since November 2015.


St. Peter’s Website on January 8, 2017

I think that it is about time for the Sheep in Exile to have representation on the Council. Even if we don’t have a member to call our own, we too can provide Father with counsel on his pastoral actions. We can do it through this blog and we can do it through letters to him and the other members of the Pastoral Council. Over the next few weeks, I hope to develop that theme. Until then, please take the time to read the two documents listed below. It is important that we all understand what a Pastoral Council is supposed to be. These two documents (one actually authored by our Pastor) will provide useful background information.

St. Charles Borromeo, Arlington, VA, Pastoral Council Charter, July 31, 2010

A Pastoral Letter on Consultation in the Parish, Most Rev. John R. Keating, Bishop of Arlington, September 17, 1984

By Popular Request – Many have noted that my wife’s style has been both entertaining and to-the-point without frills and excess language. She will be making her return to writing very soon.







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