Dear Adorers,

Praised by Jesus Christ! Please find attached a daytime adoration promotion flier for your consideration and distribution. Would you please prayerfully consider joining an adoration team, which only requires the commitment of one adoration hour per month? Please contact me for more information.

Thank You!

In Jesus, Mary, & Joseph,

Michael Sirotniak

Evangelization Coordinator

Saint Agnes Catholic Church

703-525-1166 ext. 127


Date: September 1st, 2016 A.D.
To: All Adorers
From: Michael Sirotniak (Evangelization Coordinator)
Reason: New Schedule & Procedures for Adoration Chapel

Beginning Monday, September 5th:

  • Jesus will be reposed in the tabernacle in the chapel altar at 9:00 p.m. and exposed in the monstrance at 7:15 a.m. daily.

  • The parish center doors will be locked between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. daily.

  • You may continue to pray before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

  • A new security access code for the door will be used. This code is NOT to be shared. Currently scheduled adorers between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. will receive the new code via e-mail. New inquirers can obtain the code by contacting Michael Sirotniak (703-525-1166 ext.127 or msirotniak@saintagnes.org), committing to a scheduled hour of adoration between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., and filling out a “Request for Chapel Security Code” form.

  • In case of an Emergency, please dial 911, or the parish nighttime emergency line, 703-525-1166, #1

Letter to All Adorers at Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Chapel of Perpetual Adoration at Saint Agnes Catholic Church
Saturday, August 27th, 2016 A.D.

Praised be Jesus Christ!

With joy, I write to formally introduce myself as your new Coordinator of our Adoration Chapel. With concern for ensuring the safety and security of our Lord, and our solitary adorers, during the late night and early morning hours, I also write to inform you of the decision of our Pastor, Reverend Father Frederick Edlefsen, to repose Jesus between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:15 a.m. daily, beginning on Monday, September 5th. A tabernacle has been installed in the Adoration Chapel Altar. Therefore, adorers may continue to pray before the Blessed Sacrament between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:15 a.m., though the Sacrament will not be exposed. This will alleviate the need for two adorers at all times during the late night and early morning hours. We will continue to need two committed adorers signed up for the hours between 7:15 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

In hopes of one day returning to 24/7 Exposition, I respectfully invite you to please contact me to let me know the hours of prayer that you wish to embrace with a firm commitment. I would like to collect a list of people who would be willing to commit on a regular basis to late night/ early morning adoration. The sooner the most urgent hours of need have committed adorers, the sooner perpetual exposition can resume. I thank you, and I ask for your prayers, patience, and charity as I labor with intensity to have Jesus our King perpetually exposed here again.

Gratefully in Jesus, Mary, & Joseph,


Michael James Sirotniak
Evangelization Coordinator
703-525-1166 ext. 127
msirotniak@saintagnes.org


The time you spend with with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will bring about everlasting peace on earth. - Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Draw ever closer by committing to a regular hour with Him.

Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church


Reading 1 Is 48:17-19

Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel:
I, the LORD, your God,
teach you what is for your good,
and lead you on the way you should go.
If you would hearken to my commandments,
your prosperity would be like a river,
and your vindication like the waves of the sea;
Your descendants would be like the sand,
and those born of your stock like its grains,
Their name never cut off
or blotted out from my presence.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6

R. (see John 8:12) Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.
Blessed the man who follows not
the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of the insolent,
But delights in the law of the LORD
and meditates on his law day and night.
R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.
He is like a tree
planted near running water,
That yields its fruit in due season,
and whose leaves never fade.
Whatever he does, prospers.
R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.
Not so the wicked, not so;
they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
For the LORD watches over the way of the just,
but the way of the wicked vanishes.
R. Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord will come; go out to meet him!
He is the prince of peace.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 11:16-19

Jesus said to the crowds:
"To what shall I compare this generation?
It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another,
'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance,
we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.'
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said,
'He is possessed by a demon.'
The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said,
'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard,
a friend of tax collectors and sinners.'
But wisdom is vindicated by her works."
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