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.

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Reading 1 Wis 2:12, 17-20

The wicked say:
Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
reproaches us for transgressions of the law
and charges us with violations of our training.
Let us see whether his words be true;
let us find out what will happen to him.
For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him
and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test
that we may have proof of his gentleness
and try his patience.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death;
for according to his own words, God will take care of him.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6 and 8

R. (6b) The Lord upholds my life.
O God, by your name save me,
and by your might defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
hearken to the words of my mouth.
R. The Lord upholds my life.
For the haughty men have risen up against me,
the ruthless seek my life;
they set not God before their eyes.
R. The Lord upholds my life.
Behold, God is my helper;
the Lord sustains my life.
Freely will I offer you sacrifice;
I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness.
R. The Lord upholds my life.

Reading 2 Jas 3:16—4:3

Beloved:
Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
there is disorder and every foul practice.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,
then peaceable, gentle, compliant,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without inconstancy or insincerity.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace
for those who cultivate peace.

Where do the wars
and where do the conflicts among you come from?
Is it not from your passions
that make war within your members?
You covet but do not possess.
You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;
you fight and wage war.
You do not possess because you do not ask.
You ask but do not receive,
because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Alleluia Cf. 2 Thes 2:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 9:30-37

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it.
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
“The Son of Man is to be handed over to men
and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”
But they did not understand the saying,
and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,
he began to ask them,
“What were you arguing about on the way?”
But they remained silent.
They had been discussing among themselves on the way
who was the greatest.
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
“If anyone wishes to be first,
he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst,
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me.”
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