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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   

    Nov. 9

    “Stronger: A Retreat for Men”

    Saint John Paull II National Shrine, 3900 Harewood Rd., N.E., Washington, 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. RSVP, strongerretreat.eventbrite.com.

    Nov. 10

    Guarding the Deposit of Faith: The Duty of Catholic Bishops

    With Texas Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, St. Veronica Church, 3460 Centreville Rd., Chantilly, church hall, 6 p.m. Andy Hickman, 540/635-7155 or info@instituteofcatholicculture.org.

    Nov. 11-18

    Apologetics Series

    Talks on faith and science, hosted by diocesan Office of Faith Formation and Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America, with Steven Hemler, 703/841-2533 or AnaLisa.Pinon@arlingtondiocese.org. Presented at the following times and locations:

    Nov. 11 — Holy Trinity Church, Gainesville, 7 p.m.

    Nov. 17, 18 — St. Bridget of Ireland, Berryville, 7 p.m.

    Nov. 12

    Intercessory Holy Hour

    Sponsored by the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life, with local musicians leading praise and worship to pray for conversion and healing in families, St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 3700 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, second Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. 703/841-2550, info@helpafterabortion.org or go to arlingtondiocese.org/healingandconversion.

    Praise and Worship

    For healing in families, hosted by diocesan Office of Family Life, Project Rachel and Help after Abortion, St. Leo the Great Church, 3700 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Bit.ly/36i3lSB.

    Nov. 13

    Bioethics 101

    Cutting through the spin of medicine and ethics, St. Timothy Church, 13807 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, parish hall, 6-7:15 p.m. Deacon Gerard Marie Anthony, 703/814-7988 or deaconanthony@sttimothyparish.org.

    Nov. 14

    Mass for Healing

    With Fr. John Melmer, Basilica of St. Mary, 310 S. Royal St., Alexandria, 7:30 p.m. Sheila Cowling, 571/216-3024, sheila@flythrough.com or healingministry.net.

    Nov. 16

    St. Anthony Parish Center Open House

    Blessing, ribbon cutting and pot luck, St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3305 Glen Carlyn Rd., Fall Church, 12:30 p.m. RSVP,  540/848-4785 or StAnthony@va.metrocast.net.

    Nov. 19-21

    Prospective Teacher Information Sessions

    Hosted by diocesan Office of Catholic Schools, learn about teaching for Catholic schools, Nov. 19: St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 105 N. Thomas St., Arlington, 7 p.m.; Nov. 20: All Saints Catholic School, 9294 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, 1 p.m.; St. Francis of Assisi School, 18825 Fuller Heights Rd., Triangle, 1 p.m. Register by Nov. 12, janetvetrano@arlingdiocese.org.

    Nov. 21

    “Standing Strong as a Parent and Grandparent”

    Talk by EWTN host Ray Guarendi, St. Raymond of Penafort Church, 8750 Pohick Rd., Springfield, 7 p.m. 703/440-0535 or office@straymonds.org.

    Nov. 23

    Walk in the Footsteps of St. Agnes

    Patron saint of Girl Scouts, Precious Blood Church, 114 E. Edmondson St., Culpeper, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee. Register by Nov. 15, erinlassie@comcast.net or aixam.peterson@gmail.com.

    Nov. 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.

    Holiday Markets

    Nov. 16

    Harvest Marketplace

    Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Amy Schlanger, 703/896-7424 or development@olgcva.org.

    St. Timothy’s Craft Fair

    90 plus local crafters, raffles and more, St. Timothy Catholic School, Chantilly, 13809 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tmillier@sttimothyparish.org.

    Nov. 16-17

    Holiday Express Boutique Craft Sale

    With sweet shop, silent auction, raffle and more, St. Mary of Sorrows, 5222 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, parish hall, Nov. 16: 10 am.-6:30 p.m.; Nov. 17: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 703/426-8092.

    Nov. 22-24

    Holydays Holidays Bazaar

    St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Rd., Bristow, Nov. 22: 2:30-5 p.m.; Nov. 23: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 24: 10a.m.-1 p.m. 703/361-0106 or osbva.org.

    Dec. 7

    Lorton Holiday Extravaganza and Craft Show

    South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Rd., Lorton, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee. Carla Olivo, schscraftfair@gmail.com. 

    Black Catholic History Month

    Nov. 9

    Minkisi Retreat

    “In Total Praise,” Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 2700 19th St. S., Arlington, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Register, JISAAC3@verizon.net.

    Nov. 17


    Offered for the cause of canonization for Venerable Henriette DeLille, Holy Family Church, 14160 Ferndale Rd., Woodbridge, 7:30 a.m.

    Black Catholic Saints Display

    Presented by Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary, Court 398, St. Joseph Church, 711 N. Columbus St., Alexandria. 703/836-3725.

    Nov. 24

    Mass for Black Catholic History Month

    Christ the Redeemer Church, 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy, Sterling, 5:30 p.m.703/430-0811.


    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.

    Nov. 9

    Communications Workshop for Couples

    Hosted by diocesan Office of Family Life, with Dr. Margaret Laracy, St. Thomas a Becket Church, 1421 Wiehle Ave., Reston, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Arlingtondiocese.org/family-life/communications-workshop-for-couples/

    Annual Dinner Dance

    With PTSC, P.J. Skidoos Restaurant Banquet Room, 9908 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, 5:30-11 p.m. Buy tickets, bit.ly/ptsc or email ptscnva@gmail.com.

    Nov. 11

    Manassas Theology on Tap

    “Recalculating: Reaching Heaven,” with Deacon Eric Lambert, Old Towne Sports Pub, 8971 Center St., Manassas, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bit.ly/2PGbXfA.

    Nov. 12

    Sterling Theology on Tap

    “The Role of the Emotions in the Spiritual Life,” with Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia Teresa Auer, O’Faolain’s Irish Pub, 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling, 6:30 p.m. Bit.ly/2ouyEIy.

    Nov. 16

    Memorial Mass

    For PTSC deceased members, celebrated by Fr. Joseph Giordino, Missionhurst, 4651 N. 25th St., Arlington, 11:45 a.m. RSVP by Nov. 15, ptscnva+bm2@gmail.com.

    Nov. 17

    Roving Restauranteers

    With PTSC, Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant, 201 Mill St., Occoquan, 1 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 15, ptscnva+at@gmail.com.

    Nov. 18


    With PTSC, Par 3 Burke Lake Golf Course, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax, 11 a.m. RSVP, ptscnva+ad@gmail.com.

    Clarendon Theology on Tap

    “How to be a Bad Catholic,” with Stanley Murzyn, O'Sullivan's Irish Pub, 3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bit.ly/36vwSbw.

    Fairfax Theology on Tap

    “Christian Gratitude,” with Deacon Malcolm D’Souza, The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bit.ly/2PwrZsB.

    Nov. 21

    Holy Hour with Arlington Worship

    With St. James CONNECT Young Professionals, prayer, praise and worship, St. James Church, 905 Park Ave., Falls Church, 7-8 p.m. Facebook.com/arlingtonworship.

    Nov. 24

    Ukrainian Catholic Church Divine Liturgy and Bazaar

    With PTSC, Shrine of the Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4250 Harewood Rd., N.E., Washington, 11:15 a.m. RSVP by Nov. 22, ptscnva+lr@gmail.com.