• How to submit an event:

    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.

    Events may be emailed to events@catholicherald.com; mailed to the Catholic Herald, 200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22203; or faxed to 703/524-2782.  

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

    Coming Events   

    April 20

    Sharing Hope

    Support group for men and women going through separation or divorce, topic is “Loss of the Dream and Building New Ones,” St. Mary of Sorrows Historic Church hall, 11112 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station, 8 p.m. Maureen, 703/978-6318.

    April 21

    Mass and Rosary for Respect Life

    With Bishop Michael Burbidge, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, 9 a.m. The Bishop will lead a rosary after Mass at Falls Church Healthcare Center abortion facility, 900 S. Washington St., Falls Church. Amy McInerny, 703/841-3817 or respectlife@arlingtondiocese.org.

    April 22

    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.

    April 23

    For Everything there Is a Season

    “There Is a Season to Hope for the Best but Plan with Legal Documents,” with attorney A. Paul Lanzillotta, Manning and Murray, PC, St. Ann Church parish hall, 5300 N. 10th St., Arlington, 7:30-9 p.m. 703/528-6276.

    April 26

    St. Timothy School Spring Golf Tournament

    Westfields Golf Club, 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave., Clifton, 1 p.m. shotgun start. Fee. Kelly Schmank, 703/378-9408, ext. 312 or go to stsgolftournament.weebly.com to sign up.

    April 26-29

    Mary Poppins

    With the O’Connell Players, Bishop O’Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Rd., Arlington, Apr. 26-28: 7 p.m., April 29: 2 p.m. Buy tickets at bishopoconnell.org/ocplayers. 703/237-1448 or szimmerman@bishopoconnell.org.

    April 27-28

    “Living Life in the Spirit”

    Seminar with Joe Curto, founder of Catholics for Christ discussing experiencing God’s presence everywhere, St. Mary of Sorrows Church, Farrell Hall, 5222 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, April 27: 7-9 p.m., April 28: 9:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Gerrianne, logsoffireprayergroup@gmail.com.

    April 27

    Holy Hour for Vocations

    With Bishop Michael Burbidge, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, 7:30 p.m., reception to follow. 703/841-2514 or go to arlingtonvocations.org.

    Book talk and discussion

    With Art and Laraine Bennett, The Temperament God Gave You: The Classic Key to Knowing Yourself, Getting Along with Others, and Growing Closer to the Lord, St. Charles Borromeo Church gym, 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington, 7:30-10 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the St. Charles Parish Schools in Haiti. 703/527-5500, buy tickets at temperamentstalk.eventbrite.com.

    “Ephrem Brass”

    Concert series with Ephrem Brass and guest organist Russell J. Weismann performing music from Tallis, Praetorius, Byrd, Lemmens and Strauss, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, 8 p.m. 703/524-2815 or musicministry@cathedralstm.org.

    April 28

    Fr. Creedon Memorial 5K, and 1 mile fun run

    Holy Family Church, 14160 Ferndale Rd., Dale City, 8:20 a.m. Fee. Register at bit.ly/FrCreedon5K. Ryan Bauman and Senodja Walker, 703/670-3138 or 580/351-4388, falcon5k@holyfamilydalecity.org.

    Community Job and Resource Fair

    co-sponsored by Catholic Charities, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Opportunity Neighborhood Mount Vernon and Bridges to Independence, open to all faiths, services offered to job seekers include: recharge your resume, update your Linked-in, free interview attire, refreshments and child care available, Good Shepherd, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy., Alexandria, 9 a.m.-noon. Register. Margot Chavez, jobfairs@ccda.net.

    Nourish Your Soul This Spring

    “Be Not Afraid: How to  Prepare for End-of-life Decisions at Any Age,” with author Carolyn Bassett and Amy McInerny, diocesan respect life director, sponsored by the parish Good Samaritan Society, Holy Spirit School, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, meeting rooms 1 and 2,  10 a.m.-noon. Dawn Beutner, 703/978-1096.

    Brazilian Feijoada Stew and fundraiser

    Sponsored by the Association of Our Lady of Aparecida (ANSA), to benefit disadvantaged children and women in Brazil, St. Ann Church, 5300 10th St. N., Arlington, 1-3 p.m. Fee. Associacaonsraa@gmail.com.

    April 28-29

    Franciscan Monastery Plant and Herb Sale

    Sponsored by the monastery garden guild, Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St., N.E., Washington, April 28: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 29: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 202/525-9554, gardenguild@gmail.com or go to fmgg.org.

    April 29

    Silver Jubilee Concert

    Honoring St. Luke’s  Artistic Director, Paul Skevington, playing the Franck Chorale No. 2 and the Bach Passacaglia and Fugue on the Steiner-Reck Organ, a newly commissioned work composed by Thomas Colohan called “Make a Joyful Noise” will be sung by combined choirs, gala reception to follow, St. Luke Church, 7001 Georgetown Pk., McLean, 4 p.m. Musicinmclean@gmail.com or go to musicinmclean.org.


    The Scene

    For Young Adults and Singles

    All Saints YA — For Young Adults age 20s-30s, single or married

    CSGW — Catholic Singles of Greater Washington – single Catholics age 21-65+

    PTSC — Prime Time Single Catholics, age 40+

    SJN Young Adults  — St. John Neumann Young Adult Ministry, for young adults age 21-39

    St. Rita Young Adults — St. Rita Church Young Adult Ministry, for young adults age 20-40

    YAM — Arlington Diocese Young Adult Ministry, 20s & 30s, married or single

    Catholic Life YAM — Serving the young adults of Fairfax area parishes

    Catholic Sports Club — Offering leagues and open gyms to all young adults, married or single, Catholic or otherwise.

    April 20

    Joyful Noise

    With Catholic Life YAM, contemporary praise and worship Eucharistic adoration, confession with Fr. Stephen Vaccaro, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Alison Fram, 703/577-5329 or afram@nativityburke.org.

    April 21

    Food donation collection

    With SJN Young Adults, to benefit “Helping Hungry Kids” program, Fox Mill Giant, 2551 John Milton Dr., Herndon, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Register at bit.ly/HHKfooddrive. Thomas Patchan, saintjnya@gmail.com.

    April 22

    Roving Restauranteers

    With PTSC, Not Your Average Joe’s, 1845 Fountain Dr., Reston, 4 p.m. Fee. RSVP by April 20, Mary, 703/278-8067.

    April 24

    Lunch at Lazy Mike’s Deli

    With PTSC, 7049 Leesburg Pk., Falls Church, noon. Fee. RSVP by April 24, Bob, bobs1947@juno.com.

    Tuesday small group

    With SJN Young Adults, discussing Ignatius Study Bible on Acts of the Apostles, St. John Neumann, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston, Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. RSVP, Thomas Patchan, saintjnya@gmail.com.

    April 28

    Pilgrimage to National Shrine Grotto

    With Catholic Life YAM, Mount St. Mary’s University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg, Md., 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. RSVP, Alison Fram, 703/577-5329 or afram@nativityburke.org.