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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   

    Dec. 7-8

    Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary

    Vigil Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration, prayer and confession, sponsored by Alliance of the Two Hearts Vigil, St. Agnes Church, 1910 N. Randolph St., Arlington, first Friday and Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Mark Gallagher, 571/225-0497, markgallagherjmj@gmail.com.


    Dec. 8

    Holy Family Fraternity Secular Franciscans

    All Saints School meeting room No. 1, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, 9:30 a.m. Peggy, 703/963-0506.

    Marian Tour

    In honor of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St., N.E., Washington, 1 p.m. Register, Carolyn, 202/526-6800.

    Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

    With candlelit procession to parish hall, potluck and live Mariachi music, St. Agnes Church, 1910 N. Randolph St., Arlington, following 5 p.m. Mass. 703/525-1166.

    In the Fullness of Time

    Presented by the Institute of Catholic Culture, “Discovering God’s Plan for the Incarnation,” with Timothy O’Donnell, president of Christendom College in Front Royal, includes dinner and lecture, Sacred Heart Church hall, 130 Keating Dr., Winchester, 6:30 p.m. Register, instituteofcatholicculture.org/events, 540/635-7155.


    Dec. 8-9

    Coat Drive

    Donate unwanted winter coats, hooded sweatshirts, sweaters, gloves and scarves, Holy Spirit Church, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, collection bins outside the youth room and church vestibule. Youthministry@holyspiritchurch.us.


    Dec. 9

    Blue Christmas Ecumenical Service

    With candlelight service for those having difficulty finding joy in the Christmas season, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 12975 Purcell Rd., Manassas, 3 p.m. Michele Stanco, 703/216-5668 or michele.stanco@yahoo.com.

    Lessons and Carols

    With Advent music, scripture readings, prayer, and reception, St. Raymond of Peñafort Church, 8750 Pohick Rd., Springfield, 7 p.m. 703/440-0535 or office@straymonds.org.

    Lessons and Carols

    Cathedral concert series with reception, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, 7:30 p.m. 703/524-2815, musicministry@cathedralstm.org or go to cathedralstm.org/music-ministries/cathedral-concerts.


    Dec. 12

    Pancake Breakfast

    Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Holy Spirit School cafeteria, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, following 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Masses. Andrew Tremel, atremel22@yahoo.com.

    Marian Tour

    In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St., N.E., Washington, 1 p.m. Register, Carolyn, 202/526-6800.


    Dec. 13

    Fatima Rosary and Mass

    With the World Apostolate of Fatima, Our Lady’s Blue Army Arlington division, Brown Scapular enrollment after Mass, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Chapel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 400 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, Rosary 1 p.m., Mass 1:30 p.m. Annette Gibson, 703/481-9507, annettefgibson@gmail.com.


    Dec. 15

    Women’s Advent Morning Retreat

    Our Lady of Hope Church, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Register. Suggested donation. 703/433-6770, Laurie Berstene, secretary@ourladyofhope.net or go to ourladyofhope.net.

    St. Joseph annual Christmas Bazaar

    With books, toys, antiques, jewelry, baskets and food, T-shirts designed by WYD pilgrims will be sold to raise funds for the Panama trip, St. Joseph Church, 711 N. Columbus St., Alexandria, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 703/548-7239 or dejliz@aol.com.

    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.

    Gingerbread House Workshop

    St. Francis deSales Church, Our Lady of Victory Hall, 37730 St. Francis Ct., Purcellville, 1-3 p.m. Fee. Register, saintfrancisparish.org/christmas-market-village. Sheila Cowling, 571/216-3024.


    Dec. 16

    Our Lady of Hope Choir Christmas Concert

    Our Lady of Hope Church, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls, 7 p.m. 703/433-6770, Laurie Berstene, secretary@ourladyofhope.net or go to ourladyofhope.net.


    Dec. 23

    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.


    Dec. 31

    New Year’s Eve Gala

    With the EDW Knights of Columbus, 5115 N. Little Falls Rd., Arlington, hors d’oeuvres 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m., live band and dancing 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fee. RSVP by Dec. 21, 703/536-9656 ext. 311, for entrée selections and tickets.



    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.

    Dec. 5

    P3: Prayer, Penance, Pub

    Includes confession, adoration, and reflection followed by dinner at a local restaurant, with All Saints YA, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, 6-9 p.m. 703/393-2141 or youngadults@allsaintsva.org.


    Dec. 8

    Holy Day Mass and lunch

    With PTSC, to celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin, St. Bernadette Church, 7600 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, 11:45 a.m. Lunch to follow at Asian Grill, 6228 Rolling Rd., Springfield. RSVP by Dec. 6, Linda, ptscnva+lr@gmail.com.


    Dec. 10

    Manassas Theology on Tap

    With All Saints YA and YAM, “Running Toward Holiness,” with Toni Papp, director of youth ministry at Holy Family Church in Dale City, Old Towne Sports Pub, 8971 Center St., Manassas, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mary Arsena, youngadults@allsaintsva.org or yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Clarendon Theology on Tap

    With YAM, “Trivia Night,” hosted by Andy Miller and Carlos Artieda, O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yam@arlingtondiocese.org.


    Dec. 15

    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.

    Visit to Old Town Alexandria

    With PTSC, includes an introductory movie on Alexandria and exploring the area, meet at the Visitors Center, 221 King St., Alexandria, 11 a.m. RSVP by Dec. 13, Tom, ptscnva+ts@gmail.com.


    Dec. 17

    Fairfax Theology on Tap

    With YAM, “Encounter Jesus this Advent: How to stop believing lies and embrace God’s unconditional love for you,” with China Briceño, The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Alison Fram, 703/577-5329 or afram@nativityburke.org.


    Dec. 18

    Arlington Worship

    With YAM, music and reflection, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 830 23rd St. S., Arlington, first and third Tuesdays 8-9 p.m., social to follow at Good Stuff Eatery, 2110 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 703/841-2549 or yam@arlingtondiocese.org.


    Dec. 23

    Lunch at Zoës Kitchen

    With PTSC, 3644 King St., Alexandria, 2 p.m. RSVP by Dec. 22, Tom, ptscnva+tp@gmail.com.


    Dec. 25

    Christmas Day Dinner at Chart House

    With PTSC, 1 Cameron St., Alexandria, 1 p.m. RSVP by Dec. 20, Pat, ptscnva+ph@gmail.com.


    Dec. 31

    Dinner and a movie in Kingstowne

    With PTSC, East Moon Asian Bistro, 5920 Kingstowne Towne Center, No. 100, Alexandria, 7 p.m. followed by optional movie at theater next door. RSVP by Dec. 30, Tom, ptscnva+tp@gmail.com.