One Act Play auditions rescheduled again!

This is getting a bit beyond beyond, we know! But for all high schoolers, auditions for the annual One Act Play have been rescheduled again, to be held on Sunday, February 21, from 2pm until 4pm in Our Lady’s Hall.

If you’d like to participate, please come prepared with a 1-minute comedy monologue — it’s great if you have it memorized, but memorization isn’t a prerequisite. A handful of rehearsals will be well spread-out between now and the competition on May 15… a competition where we gather with several other parishes from across the diocese for a great day of theater and film!

(We are also seeking entrants for the Short Film Festival that same day… please email Paul to learn more about this)

Please email Matt and Paul to give us a heads-up that you plan to be there — youthministry@holytrinityparish.net — but if you forget to email ahead, please come anyway!

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Encourage One Another by Word and Deed

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2021 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) Encourage One Another by Word and Deed 
This weekend every household in our parish will be asked to consider making a Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) pledge or gift. The BLA provides an opportunity to unite as a Catholic family and support programs, ministries and services that no single individual or parish could offer by itself. After reflecting upon the many blessings that God has given you, please prayerfully consider making a BLA pledge. Every donation is vital to the success of the BLA. You may complete a pledge card at Mass, mail in your pledge, scan the QR code or go online to www.arlingtondiocese.org
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Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools. PLEASE READ IT!

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released a draft proposal of a new policy to be forced upon all public schools, promoting radical transgender ideology, and undermining the role of parents in the raising of their children.

The draft is entitled, ‘Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools.’ Please read it!

LifeSite.com has provided an easy opportunity to contact our state legislators to voice our disapproval of such a policy. We can also use LifeSite.com to access Virginia’s official Town Hall ‘Public Comment Forum’ to enter a comment. Please take advantage of these tools to voice disapproval of such a radical policy in our public schools before February 3rd when public consultation ends.

Isn’t it interesting that the more those in leadership move away from God and His truths on morality, the more another ‘morality’ is sought to be imposed? Again, take a lesson from history. It has happened over and over again.

God is Love. How can those who have little time for God and His teachings possibly guide us on how to love one another? Who are the ones who are taught to love their neighbor because that person is made in the image and likeness of Almighty God? It is Christians, particularly Catholics – not someone who has some vague religious belief that ultimately centers on himself.

Does God, Who is Love, love every person He has created? Absolutely. Does He want each person to know His love, His joy and His peace? Yes. Does He therefore accept and endorse behavior of His beloved children that He knows will not bring them love, joy and peace? No. Love does not mean I encourage another to do something which I know will not bring love, joy and peace, but rather fear, sadness and hurt.

Would we say a parent loves a two year old by letting him play next to a busy street alone – even if the child wants to do so? Would we say a parent loves a sixteen year old daughter who allows the daughter to take the car when she is drunk just because she wants to do so? Absolutely not. Then why, do we think it is ‘love’ to encourage – not even allow – children to make life decisions that will hurt them?

Such is the case in transgenderism. Children – and teens – are given to their parents to help them know and understand their sexuality. God has given parents

the gifts to raise their children emotionally, physically, psychologically and spiritually as God has created them – male or female. Children are given to parents, not to schools, not to governments.

Are there those who struggle with their sexuality/gender? Yes. Do we love them and want the best for them? Yes. Who is Love? God. Who guides us according to God’s teachings on love? His Church; His Authority that He left on earth to teach everything He has commanded. It is to His Apostles, His Church, that He promised He would be with until the end of time. (cf. Matthew 28: 18-20)

God bless

FRVW

‘A boy is a boy and a girl is a girl’