• 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

    INOVA Blood Drive

    Holy Spirit School, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, 6:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Photo ID required. Dick Cecka, giveblood@holyspiritchurch.us.

    Holy Family Fraternity Secular Franciscans

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


    Jan. 13

    Mass honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, with music by the St. Joseph Gospel Choir and reception in Burke Hall, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Ministries, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, 11 a.m. 703/841-3881 or mcm@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Religious Freedom Day Parade and Ceremony

    Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Rappahannock Assembly No. 1613, with keynote from Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, parade begins at Fredericksburg Train Station, 200 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, 1:30 p.m. followed by ceremony at the Thomas Jefferson Religious Freedom Monument at Washington Avenue and Pitt Street, 2 p.m. Rick Reschick, 540/368-9345 or rez55@cox.net.

    Cycle and Sing for Hope

    Fundraiser ride with Mother2Mother’s Spring cabaret cast, CYCLEBAR, 3400 Columbia Pike, Suite 100, Arlington, 3-4 p.m. Fee. Register at m2mcabaret.org.


    Jan. 14-July 15

    The Bible Timeline, The Story of Salvation

    Foundational course covering the entire bible in 24 sessions over a six-month period, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, Mondays 7-8:45 p.m. Fee for workbook. Register, George Durk 703/473-1005 or gadurk@gmail.com.


    Jan. 15

    Saving for Education

    Information on saving for college with VA 529, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, 7 p.m. Ptopresident@holyspiritflames.org.

    Dahlgren Dialogue

    Stand for Life, All Life, Every Life: Resisting the Throwaway Culture, with panel speakers Gloria Purvis, EWTN host; Serrin Foster, FFL president; Aimee Murphy, Rehumanize International executive director; moderated by Kim Daniels, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life associate director, Georgetown University Dahlgren Chapel, 3700 O St., N.W., Washington, 7-8:30 p.m. RSVP at bit.ly/2GVWEgp. 202/687-0100.


    Jan. 18

    March for Life

    With Holy Spirit for spiritual march, breakfast and Mass, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, breakfast 6-10:30 a.m., Mass 10:15 a.m. buses leave for the March at 11 a.m. Reserve seats at holyspiritchurch.us. Activities@holyspiritchurch.us.


    Jan. 17-18

    March for Life Expo

    Jan. 17: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Jan. 18: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 4-7 p.m., Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth St., N.W., Washington.


    Jan. 18

    March for Life Rally and March

    Noon: rally begins at 12th Street on the National Mall, between Madison and Jefferson Drives, 1 p.m.: march up Constitution Avenue to Supreme Court and Capitol. Go to marchforlife.org for full schedule.

    Rosary for Life

    Sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Good Samaritan Council, with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, scripture reading, rosary for life, silent prayer, adoration, benediction and reposition, St. Joseph Church, 750 Peachtree St., Herndon, 12:15 p.m. Jerry Frissora, 908/723-1985 or jafrissora@comcast.net.


    Jan. 19-Feb. 23

    Seasons of Hope Grief Support Group

    Six-week Biblically based, Christ-centered program designed to help those grieving, program materials included, Holy Spirit Church parish center, 5121 Woodland Way, Annandale, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Dawn Beutner, 703/978-1096 or griefsupport@holyspiritchurch.us.


    Jan. 20

    Council Free Throw Contest

    Free competition for boys and girls 9-14 years old, winners receive a plaque and advancement to the District competition, Holy Spirit Church, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, 8-9 p.m. Poumade@prodigy.net.


    Jan. 26

    Journey through Grief

    Winter workshop, Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale, 2-4 p.m. (snow date, Feb. 9), Register, 703/941-7000 or havenofnova@verizon.net or go to havenofnova.org.


    Jan. 27

    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.



    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.

    Jan. 12

    Museum visit

    With PTSC, tour the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, meet at visitor’s desk on G Street entrance, corner of 9th and G Streets, Washington, 11 a.m. RSVP by Jan. 10, Tom, ptscnva+ts@gmail.com.

    Sandwich making

    With PTSC, St. Luke Church, 7001 Georgetown Pk., McLean, meet in kitchen next to church hall, bring two loaves of whole wheat bread, 1 p.m. RSVP by Jan. 2, Madeleine, ptscnva+mb@gmail.com. (RESCHEDULED FROM JAN. 5)


    Jan. 14

    Clarendon Theology on Tap

    With YAM, “My Sister, My Bride: John Paul II on the Song of Songs,” with Alex Wolfe, O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Manassas Theology on Tap

    With All Saints YA and YAM, Old Towne Sports Pub, 8971 Center St., Manassas, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mary Arsena, youngadults@allsaintsva.org or yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Jan. 17

    Basketball

    With Catholic Sports Club and YAM, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, Thursdays 8:30-10:30 p.m. Yam@arlingtondiocese.org.


    Jan. 19

    Roving Restauranteers

    With PTSC, brunch at Chadwicks, 203 Strand St., Alexandria, noon. RSVP by Jan. 17, Pat, ptscnva+ph@gmail.com.


    Jan. 21

    Fairfax Theology on Tap

    With YAM, “Encountering the Poor and Vulnerable from Fairfax to Haiti,” with Alison Fram and Jim McDaniel, The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Alison Fram, 703/577-5329 or afram@nativityburke.org.


    Jan. 24

    Legion of Mary young adult praesidium chapter

    Informational meeting for Catholics ages 18-40, married and unmarried, to grow in holiness and save souls through works of mercy, sponsored by the Legion of Mary’s Potomac Comitium, All Saints Church, St. Mary room parish activities center, 9300 Stonewell Rd., Manassas, 7 p.m. Buchi Akpati, yalegionmaria@gmail.com.


    Jan. 26

    Panamá in the Capital

    With live music, bilingual talks with bishops and national speakers, fellowship, adoration and confession, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Buy tickets at wyddc.org.


    Jan. 27

    Installation Mass and lunch

    With PTSC for the 2019 Council, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, Mass 12:45 p.m. with blessing of incoming Council to follow and lunch at IHOP, 6419 Shiplett Blvd., Burke. RSVP by Jan. 25, Linda, ptscnva+lr@gmail.com.


    Jan. 31

    Basketball

    With Catholic Sports Club and YAM, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, Thursdays 8:30-10:30 p.m. Yam@arlingtondiocese.org.