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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.

    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   

    Oct. 17

    Mass for children who have predeceased us

    For all families who have suffered the loss of a child, St. Raymond of Peñafort Church, 8750 Pohick Rd., Springfield, 7 p.m. 703/440-0535.

    Music in McLean concert series

    With Notre Dame Glee Club and Washington Men’s Camerata, St. Luke Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets at musicinmclean.org or at the door, free for students. 703/356-0670 or musicinmclean@gmail.com.

    Oct. 18

    Mass for Healthcare Workers

    Celebrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge for nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals, sponsored by the Northern Virginia guild of the Catholic Medical Association, St. Luke Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, 7 p.m. Reception to follow. RSVP to info@novacathmed.org by Oct. 15.

    Mass for Healing

    With Fr. Horace H. Grinnell, Holy Spirit Church, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, 7:30 p.m. Sheila Cowling, 571/216-3024, sheila@flythrough.com or healingministry.net.

    Oct. 19

    Mass for Homeschool Families

    Celebrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge, reception follows, bring a picnic lunch, Holy Trinity Church, 8213 Linton Hall Rd., Gainesville, 10 a.m. RSVP to catholicschools@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Sacred music concert series

    With tenor and keyboardist Carlos Ibay performing arias and organ works by Mussorgsky, Strauss and others, All Saints Church, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, 7:30 p.m. Timothy Lewicki, 703/393-2146 or tlewicki@allsaintsva.org.

    Oct. 20

    Fall Liturgy Day

    With Gerard Hall and Dr. James Starke speaking on the U.S. Bishops’ document “Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship,” hosted by Arlington and DC chapters of NPM (National Association of Pastoral Musicians), Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, 9 a.m.-noon, Fee. RSVP by Oct. 15 at bit.ly/FallLiturgyDay18 or go to npmarlington.org. Questions, contact rlm7680@gmail.com. 

    Prayer Workshop for Couples

    With Mass, speakers, Q&A, prayer, breakfast and lunch included, Church of the Nativity school cafeteria, 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fee. Register at arlingtondiocese.org/prayerworkshop. Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life, 703/841-2550 or familylife@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Open House

    With Holy Family Fraternity Secular Franciscans, All Saints School Meeting Room No. 1, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, 9:30 a.m. Peggy, 703/963-0506.

    Mass honoring Our Lady of Antipolo

    Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church, 400 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, 10 a.m. Bnantipolo@gmail.com.

    International Festival

    With live entertainment, food from around the world and games, St. Timothy Church, 13807 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Terri Miller, 703/266-8972 or go to sttimothyfestival.org.

    Oct. 21

    “We Still Have Praise!”

    St. Joseph’s Gospel Choir’s 42nd anniversary concert of Scripture and song, St. Joseph Church, 711 N. Columbus St., Alexandria, 4 p.m. Roseann Brent, 703/642-5085 or rebbrent62@yahoo.com.

    Mass in Portuguese

    Organized by the Brazilian Catholic Community of the Arlington diocese, 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.

    Religious Freedom and the U.S. Justice System

    With Mark Rienzi, president of the Becket Fund, St. Mark Church activities center, 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna, refreshments at 7 p.m., talk at 7:30 p.m. Maureen Barrett, mbarrett25@gmail.com.

    Benefit concert

    To support Catholic Charities USA Immigration and Refugee Services, St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3305 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church, 7 p.m. Carol Sikkelee, csikkelee@gmail.com or Beth Wright, bwright661@gmail.com.

    Oct. 27

    Holiday Bazaar

    With handmade gifts, knitted and crocheted accessories, bird houses, used books, white elephant, bake sale and lunch, St. Agnes Church parish center, 1910 N. Randolph St., Arlington, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mary Ann McCoy, 703/524-8627 or Kitty Danyliw, 703/241-1735.

    Men’s Day of Recollection

    “The Refiner’s Fire,”  in honor of Christ the King, directed by Fr. Paul Scalia, sponsored by the Women’s Apostolate to Youth, St. John the Beloved Church parish hall, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Fee. Robin Maas, robinmaas@verizon.net. Register at waywomen.com.

    Six-week bereavement group

    St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston, 10-11:30 a.m. Registration required. Kathleen Sebek, 703/477-5682 or sebekkathleen@gmail.com.

    Protecting Yourself in the Digital Age

    How to spot and avoid identity theft, fraud and scams with Pamela Houghtaling of the AARP Fraud Watch Network and Deacon Tom Grodek, sponsored by the parish Good Samaritan Society, Holy Spirit Church, school meeting rooms 1 and 2, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, 10 a.m.-noon. Dawn Beutner, 703/978-1096 or thebeutners@cox.net.

    Bella Notte IV “Le Masquerade”

    Fundraiser gala with dinner and dancing, proceeds to benefit the Parish Education Center, St. Francis de Sales Church, 37730 St. Francis Ct., Purcellville, 6 p.m.-midnight. Buy tickets by Oct. 20 after Masses or online at saintfrancisparish.org. 540/338-6381 or Lynne Borneman, bornel@aol.com.

    Oct. 27- Dec. 1

    Six-week bereavement group

    St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston, 10-11:30 a.m. Registration required. Kathleen Sebek, 703/477-5682 or sebekkathleen@gmail.com.

    Oct. 28

    Our Lady of Good Counsel Communion Breakfast

    Hosted by the Women of OLGC, with keynote speaker Billy Atwell, diocesan chief communications officer on “Sharing our Faith in Tough Times,” Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave., E., Vienna, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Buy tickets at bit.ly/olgccommunionbreakfast18. 703/896-7402 or go to olgcva.org.

    The Three Baritones

    With Peruvian opera singers Eduardo Castro, Jose Sacin and Alex Alburqueque, presented by Opera Nova, Marymount University, Reinsch Auditorium, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, 3 p.m. Fee. Wstaderman@verizon.net or go to operanova.org.

    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.


    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+

    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

    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. 18

    Dinner and Mass for healing

    With PTSC, dinner at Hunan West Restaurant, 8938 Burke Lake Rd., Springfield, 5:30 p.m. followed by Mass at Holy Spirit Church, 8800 Annandale Rd., Annandale, meet in vestibule at 7:15 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 16, Patricia, 703/866-5889.

    Oct. 20

    Young Adult FAMILY Ministry

    With Catholic Life YAM, join parents with children pre-K and younger for coffee and conversation, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, third Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m. RSVP, Alison Fram, afram@nativityburke.org.

    40 Days for Life

    With PTSC, pray to end abortion in front of the Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic, 101 S. Whiting St., Alexandria, 10:30-11:30 a.m. RSVP Tom, tomtal1@verizon.net or go to bit.ly/ptsc.

    Oct. 21

    Roving Restauranteers

    With PTSC, Ozzie’s Good Eats, 11880 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax, 5 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 18, Barbara, mybdm@cox.net or go to bit.ly/ptsc.

    Oct. 27

    Emmitsburg Pilgrimage for Our Lady

    With St. Rita YA, Fr. Vincent Bork to lead open-air prayer, reflection and Mass, followed by hiking in nearby Catoctin, carpool from St. Rita Church, 3815 Russell Rd., Alexandria at 8:30 a.m., or meet at the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, 16330 Grotto Rd., Emmitsburg, Md., at 10 a.m. Stritayoungadults@gmail.com.

    Oct. 28

    Diocesan Mass and reception for Young Adults

    With Bishop Michael Burbidge celebrating Mass, hosted by YAM, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Reception and Jazz band to follow. Christina, 703/841-2559 or yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Oct. 30

    Lunch at Present Restaurant

    With PTSC, 6678 Arlington Blvd., West Falls Church, noon. RSVP by Oct. 30, Bob, bobs1947@juno.com or go to bit.ly/ptsc.