• 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   

    Nov. 16-18

    Holydays Holidays Sale

    Hosted by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, with homemade craft items, baked goods, honey, knitted items and more, 9535 Linton Hall Rd., Bristow, Nov. 16: 2:30-5 p.m., Nov. 17: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 18: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and pancakes with Santa 10 a.m.-noon. 703/361-0136 or osbva.org.

    “The Ghost of Rhodes Manor”

    A murder mystery comedy presented by the Georgetown Visitation Masqueraders, Nolan Center for the Performing Arts, 1524 35th St., N.W., Washington, Nov. 16-17: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18: 2 p.m. Buy tickets at  visi.org/showtickets. 202/337-3350 ext. 2518.

    “A Christmas Carol”

    Presented by St. John’s Drama, Skyline High School Theatre, 151 Skyline Vista Dr., Front Royal, Nov. 16-17: 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 18: 3 p.m. Buy tickets at the door on day of performance. Johanna Naccash, 540/480-0876 or naccash@hotmail.com or go to stjohnsdrama.org.


    Nov. 17

    Sacred Heart Craft and Gift Show

    With more than 50 vendors, Sacred Heart Church, 12975 Purcell Rd., Manassas, 9 a.m.-noon. Sue Straka, 703/794-1634.

    St. Timothy Craft Fair

    St. Timothy School, 13809 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Terri, 703/378-7646 or tmiller@sttimothyparish.org.

    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.

    Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K and Family Fun Day

    With 5K race, kids’ fun run, moon bounces, face painting and food trucks, to benefit prenatal care through Virginia Hospital Center, EDW Knights of Columbus, 5115 Little Falls Rd., Arlington, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee. Register at bit.ly/bushlawson5k18. 703/462-2336 or info@jb-lf.org.


    Nov. 23-25

    Come and See Discernment Retreat Weekend

    With the Daughters of St. Paul, for women 18-33 years old, includes daily Mass, community prayer, conferences, Eucharistic adoration and silent retreat day, Daughters of St. Paul Convent in Alexandria, Nov. 23, 6 p.m.-Nov. 25, 6 p.m. Sr. Emily Beata, 703/549-3806 or vocations@paulinemedia.com.


    Nov. 25

    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.


    Nov. 30-Dec. 1

    Christmas Bazaar

    With wreaths, gift baskets, the Sisters’ Famous Yard Sale, classes in making centerpieces and cookie decorating, and more than 20 vendors with handcrafted items, St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church, 14414 St. Isidore Way, Orange, Nov. 30: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 1: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 540/672-4933.


    Dec. 1

    First Saturday

    With confession, Mass, First Saturday Rosary and Devotion, Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, Confession 8-9 a.m., Mass 9 a.m. 703/430-0811 or Annette Gibson, annettefgibson@gmail.com.

    Christmas Market

    With tree sales, Bethlehem Woodcarvers and more than 20 craft vendors, Our Lady of Hope Church, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 703/433-6770, Laurie Berstene, secretary@ourladyofhope.net or go to ourladyofhope.net.

    NoVA Chestertonians meeting

    With Sam Finlay presenting on G.K. Chesterton’s essay “Christmas” in his book All Things Considered, Famous Dave’s, 14452 Chantilly Crossing Ln., Chantilly, 3-5 p.m. Novachesterton@gmail.com.


    Dec. 2

    St. Agnes Women’s Arts and Crafts Boutique

    With handmade gifts and Knights of Columbus Christmas cards, St. Agnes Church hall, 1910 N. Randolph St., Arlington, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 703/525-1166.

    Children’s Advent Event

    With arts and crafts, story time, games and food to learn about St. Nicholas and other Advent traditions, for families with children in fifth-grade or younger, Holy Spirit School cafeteria, 8800 Braddock Rd., Annandale, following 9 a.m. Mass. Maria Ugincius, mvalugin@gmail.com.

    Chaplet of Divine Mercy and rosary

    Missionhurst, 4651 N. 25th St., Arlington, first Sundays 3 p.m. Joe Perez, 703/532-0080.



    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.

    Nov. 17

    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.


    Nov. 19

    Clarendon Theology on Tap

    With YAM, “Faith and Music in Harmony: Life Lessons from the Orchestra Pit,” with Fr. Richard Miserendino, parochial vicar at St. Bernadette Church in Springfield, O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Fairfax Theology on Tap

    With YAM, “Why I Canceled Netflix,” with Fr. Stephen Schultz, chaplain at St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Alison Fram, 703/577-5329 or afram@nativityburke.org.


    Nov. 20

    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.


    Nov. 22

    Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Houlihan’s

    With PTSC, Hilton Hotel main floor, 6550 Loisdale Rd., Springfield, 2 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 18, Tom, tomtal1@verizon.net or go to bit.ly/ptsc.


    Nov. 27

    Lunch at Anthony’s Restaurant

    With PTSC, 3000 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, noon. RSVP by Nov. 27, Bob, bobs1947@juno.com.


    Dec. 4

    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. 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.