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Parishioners gathered at the Crown Plaza Dulles Hotel to celebrate Christmas together and raise money for the church through the annual auction. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, and afterwards Jim McGuirk served as auctioneer, a long standing tradition. Gift baskets, fine wine, Christmas decorations, doggie gifts, books, and a home cooked meal for six from Bishop Tony were among the offered items. Jim enticed participants to be generous in their bids and several good natured bidding wars ensued. At the end of the evening, the church had much needed funds and parishioners went home with armfuls of goods and memories of an enjoyable evening.