• 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   

    Jan. 12

    Chamber music concert

    With Blessed Sacrament’s chamber ensemble The Cecilian Players, featuring Schumann’s “Fairy Tales” for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Saint-Saëns, and the Piano Quartet in C minor by Richard Strauss, Blessed Sacrament Church, 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, 8 p.m. John McCrary, 703/998-6100, ext. 103 or jmccrary@blessedsacramentcc.org.

    Jan. 13

    Date Night

    For engaged and married couples, with Dr. John Bruchalski, “How to Foster Marital Intimacy and Build a Culture of Openness to Life in our Marriages,” sponsored by Marriage Apostolate of All Saints, All Saints Church, Fr. Kelley Hall, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, 7-9 p.m. Babysitting and light refreshments provided. RSVP, 703/368-4500 or allsaintsmarriage@gmail.com.

    Jan. 16

    Catholic Business Network — Dulles chapter meeting

    “My Faith Journey and Challenges for Public Servants in a Fast-Growing Jurisdiction,” with Gary M. Clemens, clerk of the Circuit Court, Loudoun County, Re/Max Premier, 44675 Cape Ct., No. 110, Ashburn, 4-6:30 p.m. Fee. Register, cbnnova.org 571/237-6202, 703/674-9466, georgiagraves@bridgmancom.com or tom@visualimpactprod.com.

    Jan. 17

    “Do you want to be challenged in the faith?”

    Lecture series with David Campbell, St. Bernadette Church, Bradican Room, 7600 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, 7-8 p.m. Tom Nally, 703/451-5358 or nally1000@cox.net.

    Jan. 18

    Mass for Healing

    With Fr. David L. Martin, St. Luke Church, 7001 Georgetown Pk., McLean, 7:30 p.m. Sheila Cowling, 571/216-3024, sheila@flythrough.com or healingministry.net.

    Jan. 19

    Sharing Hope

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

    Jan. 20

    Blessed Sacrament Men’s Group

    Meeting with breakfast, speaker and discussion, with Dan DiBiase, general manager at WMET (1160 AM radio) on the importance of the media spreading the Catholic faith, Blessed Sacrament Church, 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, 6:30-8:30 a.m. Paul Pisano, paulpisano@comcast.net or 703/998-6100.

    Seasons of Hope

    A six-week grief support group, Holy Spirit Church parish center, 5121 Woodland Way, Annandale, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Dawn Beutner, 703/978-1096 or thebeutners@cox.net.

    Jan. 21

    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.


    The Scene

    For Young Adults and Singles

    Jan. 14

    Mass and brunch

    With SJN Young Adults (St. John Neumann Young Adult Ministry, for young adults age 21-39), St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston, 9:20 a.m., meet at narthex welcome desk. Thomas Patchan, 571/830-4283 or saintjnya@gmail.com.

    Roving Restauranteers

    With PTSC (Prime Time Single Catholics, age 40+), Hamrock’s Restaurant, 3950 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, 2 p.m. Fee. RSVP by Jan. 12, Pat, pava1319@gmail.com.

    Jan. 15

    Catholic Beer Club

    Saints Row Brewing Co., 1211 Taft St., Rockville, Md., 3 p.m. Brignaciogonzalez@gmail.com or go to bit.ly/CBC-DC-Jan.

    Jan. 16

    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.

    Jan. 17

    St. Lucy Service Outreach

    Meet to clean, sort and pack food with All Saints YA, St. Lucy Catholic Charities Food Warehouse, 8426 Kao Circle, Manassas, 7-9 p.m. 703/393-2141 or youngadults@allsaintsva.org.

    Jan. 19

    Young Adult Escape Room

    With SJN Young Adults (St. John Neumann Young Adult Ministry, for young adults age 21-39) competing against St. John Neumann’s Mother’s group, Escape Room Herndon, 406 Elden St., Herndon, 7-10 p.m. RSVP by Jan. 12, Thomas Patchan, 571/830-4283 or saintjnya@gmail.com.

    Joyful Noise

    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.

    Jan. 20


    With PTSC (Prime Time Single Catholics, age 40+), St. Agnes Church, 1910 N. Randolph St., Arlington, 11 a.m.-noon, optional lunch to follow. RSVP by Jan. 18, Adlin, 703/328-1614.

    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.