• Altar servers, followed by the Knights of Columbus, walk at the front of a procession from St. Mary Church in Alexandria to St. Mary

    Corpus Christi at St. Mary Church in Alexandria

    The candidates lay prostrate during the Ordination Mass June 10. JOE CASHWELL | FOR THE CATHOLIC HERALD

    Ordination to the priesthood

    Deacon James A. Fishenden, Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and Father Patrick L. Posey, pastor, pray at the 125th anniversary Mass at St. James Church in Falls Church May 21. Zoey Maraist  |  Catholic Herald

    Pope Francis visits Fatima to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions. PAUL HARING | CNS

    Pope Francis in Fatima for 100th anniversary, canonization

    Girls’ cross country runners from local Catholic high schools compete at the WCAC Cross Country Championships at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston Oct. 29.  Joe Cashwell  |  Catholic Herald