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    For Coming Events/The Scene — include the event name, sponsor, location, time, date and contact information. Must be submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the publication date.

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    Publication is not guaranteed and events within the diocese are given preference.

    Coming Events   

    Feb. 16

    Sharing Hope

    Support group for men and women going through separation or divorce, topic is “Forgiveness — Essential for Healing,” St. Mary of Sorrows Historic Church hall, 11112 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station, 8 p.m. Maureen, 703/978-6318.

    Feb. 16-March 23

    Friday meatless meals

    With Eastern European meals including pirohi, haluski, soups and desserts, sponsored by the Epiphany Ladies Guild, including sale of Slovak and Ukrainian handiwork, ceramics, egg decorating kits and cookbooks, Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, 3410 Woodburn Rd., Annandale, take-out 4-7 p.m., dine-in 5-7 p.m. 703/573-3986 or go to eolbcc.org.

    Lenten Soup Suppers

    With Stations of the Cross following dinner, Holy Spirit Church, school cafeteria, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, Fridays 5:30-7 p.m. Carol Eldridge, 703/978-7141 or cle74@hotmail.com.

    Feb. 18

    Live more simply and reduce your impact on Earth

    With local zero-waste lifestyle blogger Jane Crosby on her journey to sustainable living ties into her Catholic faith, St. Mark Church, Cassidy Activity Center, 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna, 1 p.m. Betsyzolper@verizon.net.

    Mass in Portuguese

    With refreshments after Mass, Missionhurst Chapel, 4651 25th St., N., Arlington, third Sundays 4 p.m. Office of Multicultural Ministries, 703/841-3888 or multicultural@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Feb. 19-22

    “Springtime of the Spirit"

    With guest speaker Fr. Brian Thomas Becket Mullady, sponsored by the St. Timothy Lenten Parish Mission, St. Timothy Church, 13807 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, 7:30 p.m. Terry Miller, 703/266-8972 or tmiller@sttimothyparish.org.

    Feb. 22

    Return to God: a Musical Encounter

    Concert with John Angotti, St. Ann Church, 5310 10th St. N., Arlington, 7 p.m. 703/528-6276 or go to johnangotti.com.

    Mass for Healing

    With Fr. David L. Martin, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, 7:30 p.m. Sheila Cowling, 571/216-3024, sheila@flythrough.com or healingministry.net.

    Feb. 23

    Father-Daughter Dance

    With dinner, DJ and door prizes, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Church, parish hall, 750 Peachtree St., Herndon, 7-9:30 p.m. Fee. RSVP, Bern Patchan, 703/395-8294 or bernpatchan@gmail.com.

    An evening with Caitlin Jane

    Musician and speaker, hosted by St. Charles Borromeo's Respect Life, St. Charles Borromeo gym, 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington, 7:30 p.m. Fee. Delia Tyagi, deliaroma1@gmail.com.

    Feb. 23-24

    “Little Women"
    With Oakcrest School’s Upper School production of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, The Stage at Holy Trinity Church, 850 Balls Hill Rd., McLean, Feb. 23: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24: 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Fee. Marty Lerner, 703/790-5450 or mlerner@oakcreast.org or go to bit.ly/OakcrestLittleWomen.

    Feb. 24

    La Salette Lenten Recollection Saturday

    Mass followed by “Reconciliation through Our Lady of La Salette Apparition” presentation by Deacon Marques Silva,  St. Mary of Sorrows Church, 5222 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, 9:15 a.m. Marty Galarneau, 571/228-2845 or lslc.coord@gmail.com.

    Celebrate Black History Month

    With homilist Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony, featuring the St. Joseph Gospel Choir, pot luck reception following Mass, sponsored by the Holy Family Catholic Church Black History Heritage Outreach Ministry, Holy Family, 14160 Ferndale Rd., Dale City, 5 p.m. 703/670-8161.

    How to Win Friends for Christ, one conversation at a time

    With author Fr. Thomas Cavanaugh, sponsored by Our Lady of Angels Catholic Grandparents Association and Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Angels Church conference room, 13752 Mary’s Way, Woodbridge, 7 p.m. Colleen Rooney, 703/945-9780 or colleen.rooney6@gmail.com.

    Vía Dolorosa

    A Taizé Contemplative Stations of the Cross, theme is “Stay with me, remain here with me; watch and pray,” presented by Lightworks Ministry of the Christian Life Community and Heartsongs Tam Tinh Ca Music Ministry of the ASTM Radio Broadcast Ministry, St. Philip Church, 7500 St. Philip’s Ct., Falls Church, 8 p.m. 703/573-3808.

    Feb. 25

    Family pancake breakfast

    Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Holy Spirit Church, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, after the 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Masses, Fee. John Asiello, 703/321-7840 or jfasiello@outlook.com.

    A diocesanwide Eucharistic Holy Hour

    Sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima, Our Lady’s Blue Army, Our Lady of Angels Church perpetual adoration chapel, 13752 Mary’s Way, Woodbridge, fourth Sundays 3-4 p.m. 703/989-7176 or rmd3514@yahoo.com.

    Rebuilding Program

    Nine-week program for those separated, divorced or widowed, sponsored by the diocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life, St. Martin de Porres Senior Center, 4650 Taney Ave., Alexandria, 5:30-8 p.m. 703/596-2673, facilitator@copingrebuilding.com or go to copingrebuilding.com.

    March 24

    Post-Abortion Healing Retreat for Women

    An entering Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing for women who have experienced abortion, Register. Project Rachel Ministry, 1-888-456-HOPE (4673) or info@helpafterabortion.org.

    The Scene

    For Young Adults and Singles

    Feb. 17

    Valentines’ Day Party

    With PTSC (Prime Time Single Catholics, age 40+), bring an appetizer and beverage to share, 5-8 p.m. Fee. RSVP for location and directions by Feb. 14, Janet, 703/356-8330.

    Feb. 18

    Catholic Beer Club February gathering

    Right Proper Brewing Production House & Tasting Room, 920 Girard St., N.E., Washington, 3-5 p.m. Brother  Ignacio Gonzalez, brignaciogonzalez@gmail.com or go to bit.ly/CBC-DC-Feb.


    With Catholic Sports Club, Queen of Apostles Church, 4401 Sano St., Alexandria, Sundays 7:30-9 p.m. Yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Feb. 19

    Fredericksburg Theology on Tap

    Hosted by St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Young Adults and The UFO Truck, “Building Engaged Families,” with Michael Horne, director of Clinical Services for Catholic Charities, Adventure Brewing Company (South), 3300 Dill Smith Dr., Fredericksburg, 6-9 p.m. 540/373-6491, ext. 214 or stmaryya@gmail.com.

    Fairfax Theology on Tap

    With YAM (Arlington Diocese Young Adult Ministry, 20s & 30s, married or single), “How the Art of Accompaniment Changed My Life,” with Christine Najarian, The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Alison Fram, 703/577-5329 or afram@nativityburke.org.

    Feb. 20

    Arlington Worship

    With YAM (Arlington Diocese Young Adult Ministry, 20s & 30s, married or single), music and reflection, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 830 23rd St. S., Arlington, every first and third Tuesday 8-9 p.m., social to follow at Good Stuff Eatery, 2110 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 703/841-2549 or yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Feb. 22


    With Catholic Sports Club, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, Thursdays 8:30-10:30 p.m. Yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Feb. 23-25

    2018 Young Adult Retreat

    Hosted by YAM (Arlington Diocese Young Adult Ministry, 20s & 30s, married or single), San Damiano Spiritual Life Center, 125 Old Kitchen Rd., White Post, 6 p.m.-noon Feb. 25, Register Jan. 17-Feb. 21. Fee. Brendan Gotta, 703/841-2549, b.gotta@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Feb. 24

    Young Adult Day of Reflection

    Young Adult Inspire with Holy Desire Conference: Keys to Happiness in Relationships and Life, St. Timothy Church, 13807 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee. Register at sttimothyparish.org/6322-2 or deaconanthony@sttimothyparish.org.

    Feb. 25

    Indoor Soccer

    With Catholic Sports Club, hosted by YAM, Seton School, 9314 Maple St., Manassas, 1:30 p.m. Yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    March 3

    Sandwich making

    With PTSC, St. Luke Church, 7001 Georgetown Pk., McLean, meet in kitchen next to church hall, bring two loaves of whole wheat bread, 1 p.m. RSVP by Feb. 28, Madeleine, 703/820-4138.