Christmas Newsletter


Greetings!  Let us celebrate these days the wonderful feasts of Our Savior's birth. of the Holy Family, and of the Epiphany!!

Our Prelate, Msgr Fernando Ocariz, sends us these inspiring words of Christmas greeting. 

Listen to a podcast by Fr. Fred Dolan for the Solemnity of the Holy Family: "The Joy of Love." 
Here is a commentary on the Gospel for today.  

A Christmas text from. St. Josemaria: 
  • Every time Christmas comes around, I love to look at representations of the child Jesus. Statues and pictures which show a God who lowered himself remind me that God is calling us. The Almighty wants us to know that he is defenseless, that he needs men's help. From the cradle at Bethlehem, Christ tells you and me that he needs us. He urges us to live a Christian life to the full — a life of self-sacrifice, work and joy. (Christ is Passing By, 18)
                                         Recollections for January
                                                Monday, Jan 10, 7:30 p.m
                                                Thursday, Jan 13, 7:30 p.m.
                                                Saturday, Jan 15, 7:30 a.m.
                                       Wednesday, Jan 19, 8 p.m. (young professionals)
Tenley will offer a college retreat, the weekend of Jan 14-16, on the Eastern Shore.  You may contact Anthony Hadford for more information.  

We remember prayerfully the recently departed  Dr. Alberto Piedra.  His funeral Mass will be offered at the Church of The Little Flower in Bethesda on Saturday, Jan 8, at 10 a.m.

Do come to our traditional Family Epiphany Party  to be held at the center next Sunday, January 2, from 2 to 5 p.m., with Solemn Benediction at 2:30. All are invited!  

The 2022 Longlea retreat calendar is available here.  We are accepting reservations now. 
                    Wishing  you and your families a wonderful Christmas!

Daryl Glick
Reston Study Center

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