Monday, June 8, 2015

Save the date...

Save the date for our next Mother-Daughter Retreat...

Project Daystar, an apostolate of the Women's Apostolate to Youth, offers a series of retreats for young women (grades 7-9) and their mothers.  The next retreat, entitled "Discover God's Plan for Your Life" will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 8:30-3:30pm at St. Raymond of Penafort Church, Springfield, VA  
Attendees must register in advance.  

If you are interested in receiving information about the retreat, please email us at

Prayer to Saint Gabriel

O loving messenger of the Incarnation, descend upon all those for whom you wish peace and happiness.  Spread your wings over the cradles of the newborn babes, O thou who didst announce the coming of the Infant Jesus.

Give to the young a lily petal from the virginal scepter in your hand.  Cause the Ave Maria to re-echo in all hearts that they may find grace and joy through Mary.

Finally, recall the sublime words spoken on the day of the Annunciation-- "Nothing is impossible with God," and repeat them in hours of trial--to all I love--that their confidence in Our Lord may be reanimated, when all human help fails.  Amen