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  • 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. 

    Oct. 23-24

    “Our Town,” performed by Seton School, 9314 Maple St., Manassas, Oct. 23: 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 24: 2:30 p.m. Buy tickets, 703/368-3220 or setonoffice@gmail.com.

    Oct. 24

    The World Apostolate of Fatima, Our Lady’s Blue Army Holy Hour, 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.

    Oct. 25

    Mass for People with Special Needs, hosted by the Knights of Columbus and the Joy of Life Apostolate of St. Francis de Sales Church, 37730 St. Francis Ct., Purcellville, 7 p.m. Mask-wearing requested. RSVP, sfds11136@yahoo.com.

    Oct. 26

    Veneration of Blessed Carlo Acutis First Class Relic, UMW Catholic Campus Ministry, St John Bosco Center, 1014 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Annettefgibson@gmail.com.

    Oct. 28

    Trunk or Treat, decorate car trunk, enjoy treats and win prizes, St. Mark Church, 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna, 5:15-7:30 p.m. Sherri Francescon, 910/459-9644 or sfrancescon@gmail.com.

    Oct. 29

    Veneration of Blessed Carlo Acutis First Class Relic, Holy Family Catholic Church, 14160 Ferndale Rd., Woodbridge, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Annettefgibson@gmail.com.

    Oct. 30

    Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage, Mass, confession, a holy hour, activities and talks, themed “St. Joseph, guardian of the body of Christ,” Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 400 Michigan Ave. N.E., Washington, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Arlingtondiocese.org/2021/marian-pilgrimage.

    Nov. 1

    Mass for All Saints, celebrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, 12:05 p.m. 703/525/-1300.

    Nov. 2

    Mass for All Souls Day, celebrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge, Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, 11 a.m. 703/841-2500.

    Nov. 5

    Celebrating the Diversity of the Communion of Saints: Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood, prayer service celebrating Black Catholic History Month, with Bishop Michael Burbidge, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, 6 p.m. Arlingtondiocese.org/bchmprayer2021. Mcm@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Nov. 6

    First Saturday Devotion, with veneration of the first-class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis, Christ the Redeemer Church, 46833 Harry Byrd Pkwy., Sterling, confession, 8-8:50 a.m., Mass, 9 a.m. The multilingual, international rosary follows the Mass.  Annettefgibson@gmail.com.

    Nov. 7

    75th Anniversary Bilingual Mass, celebrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge, followed by reception Precious Blood Church, 114 E. Edmondson St., Culpeper, 2 p.m. Debbie Buttenshaw, 540/718-3408.

    Nov. 9  

    Mass and Healing Prayer Service, hosted by the diocesan Catholic Healing Ministry, St. Mark Church, 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna, 7:30 p.m. Loretta Schlosser, 540-727-2070.

    Nov. 11

    Flag Retirement Ceremony, hosted by the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Francis L. Bradican Assembly #2996, Holy Spirit School Gymnasium, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, 7:30 p.m. Sam Morthland, 571/594-1333 or spmorthland@gmail.com.

    Nov. 13

    One-day Mission Trips, with Commissioned by Christ and Catholic Charities, to glean crops for donation to the St. Lucy Project, Parker Farms, 1647 Kings Hwy., Colonial Beach, 8-11 a.m. Register, commissionedbychrist.org. Tom Pedagno, tcp167@verizon.net.

    Casino Knight, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, St. Veronica Church parish hall, 3460 Centreville Rd., Chantilly, 7-10 p.m. Fee. 703/773-2000.

    Nov. 19

    Mass in Honor of Our Lady, Mother of the Divine Providence, patroness of Puerto Rico, celebrated by Fr. Luis Quiñones, followed by Puerto Rican food and candies, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 830 S. 23rd St., Arlington, 7-10 p.m. Ana Rivera, 703/507-7751.

    Food Drives

    Diocesan Catholic Charities is conducting ongoing food drives to support the St. Lucy Food Project, which distributes food to those in need.

    The drives, which collect nonperishables and other food items that go toward providing meals to those who are food insecure, are held at different parishes after weekend Masses and during weekday drop-offs.

    For a complete list of dates, times and locations, go to ccda.net under Upcoming Events. 


    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+

    OLGC Young Professionals Ministry - for young adults age 21-38

    PTSC — Prime Time Single Catholics, age 40+

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

    The Basilica of St. Mary YA — Basilica of St. Mary Young Adults, 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.

    Oct. 24

    Roving Restauranteers, with PTSC, Hot Peppercorn, 6396 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, 12:45 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 23, ptscnva@gmail.com.

    Oct. 28

    Lunch, with PTSC, Eleni’s Greek Taverna, 6131 Backlick Rd., Springfield, 1 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 26, ptscnva@gmail.com.

    Oct. 30

    Walk in Leesburg, with PTSC, Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. S.W., Leesburg, 11 a.m. RSVP by Oct. 28, ptscnva@gmail.com.

    Nov. 6

    Movie and Dinner, with PTSC, Angelika Theater, 2911 District Ave., Fairfax, 3 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 4, ptscnva@gmail.com.