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.

Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle


Reading I 1 Pt 5:1-4

Beloved:
I exhort the presbyters among you,
as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christ
and one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.
Tend the flock of God in your midst,
overseeing not by constraint but willingly,
as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.
Do not lord it over those assigned to you,
but be examples to the flock.
And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,
you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6

R. (1) The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
Beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
With your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.
R. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Verse Before the Gospel Mt 16:18

You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church;
the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.

Gospel  Mt 16:13-19

When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi
he asked his disciples,
"Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter said in reply,
"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah.
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.
And so I say to you, you are Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my Church,
and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven.
Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
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