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, 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

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.

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13

I hear the whisperings of many:
"Terror on every side!
Denounce! let us denounce him!"
All those who were my friends
are on the watch for any misstep of mine.
"Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,
and take our vengeance on him."
But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:
my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.
In their failure they will be put to utter shame,
to lasting, unforgettable confusion.
O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,
who probe mind and heart,
Let me witness the vengeance you take on them,
for to you I have entrusted my cause.
Sing to the LORD,
praise the LORD,
For he has rescued the life of the poor
from the power of the wicked!

Responsorial Psalm Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7

R. (see 7) In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.
I love you, O LORD, my strength,
O LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer.
R. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.
My God, my rock of refuge,
my shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold!
Praised be the LORD, I exclaim,
and I am safe from my enemies.
R. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.
The breakers of death surged round about me,
the destroying floods overwhelmed me;
The cords of the nether world enmeshed me,
the snares of death overtook me.
R. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.
In my distress I called upon the LORD
and cried out to my God;
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry to him reached his ears.
R. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.

Verse Before the Gospel See Jn 6:63c, 68c

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life;
you have the words of everlasting life.

Gospel Jn 10:31-42

The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus.
Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father.
For which of these are you trying to stone me?"
The Jews answered him,
"We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy.
You, a man, are making yourself God."
Jesus answered them,
"Is it not written in your law, 'I said, 'You are gods"'?
If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came,
and Scripture cannot be set aside,
can you say that the one
whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world
blasphemes because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?
If I do not perform my Father's works, do not believe me;
but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me,
believe the works, so that you may realize and understand
that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."
Then they tried again to arrest him;
but he escaped from their power.

He went back across the Jordan
to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained.
Many came to him and said,
"John performed no sign,
but everything John said about this man was true."
And many there began to believe in him.
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