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.

Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time


Reading 1 Is 1:10-17

Hear the word of the LORD,
princes of Sodom!
Listen to the instruction of our God,
people of Gomorrah!
What care I for the number of your sacrifices?
says the LORD.
I have had enough of whole-burnt rams
and fat of fatlings;
In the blood of calves, lambs and goats
I find no pleasure.

When you come in to visit me,
who asks these things of you?
Trample my courts no more!
Bring no more worthless offerings;
your incense is loathsome to me.
New moon and sabbath, calling of assemblies,
octaves with wickedness: these I cannot bear.
Your new moons and festivals I detest;
they weigh me down, I tire of the load.
When you spread out your hands,
I close my eyes to you;
Though you pray the more,
I will not listen.
Your hands are full of blood!
Wash yourselves clean!
Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;
cease doing evil; learn to do good.
Make justice your aim: redress the wronged,
hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.

Responsorial Psalm pS 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23

R. (23b) To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
“Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you,
for your burnt offerings are before me always.
I take from your house no bullock,
no goats out of your fold.”
R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
“Why do you recite my statutes,
and profess my covenant with your mouth,
Though you hate discipline
and cast my words behind you?”
R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.
“When you do these things, shall I be deaf to it?
Or do you think you that I am like yourself?
I will correct you by drawing them up before your eyes.
He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me;
and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God.”
R. To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

Alleluia Mt 5:10

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 10:34-11:1

Jesus said to his Apostles:
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth.
I have come to bring not peace but the sword.
For I have come to set
a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and one’s enemies will be those of his household.

“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me,
and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
and whoever does not take up his cross
and follow after me is not worthy of me.
Whoever finds his life will lose it,
and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

“Whoever receives you receives me,
and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet
will receive a prophet’s reward,
and whoever receives a righteous man
because he is righteous
will receive a righteous man’s reward.
And whoever gives only a cup of cold water
to one of these little ones to drink
because he is a disciple–
amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”

When Jesus finished giving these commands to his Twelve disciples,
he went away from that place to teach and to preach in their towns.
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