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  • 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. 

    Sept. 11

    One-day Mission Trips

    With Commissioned by Christ and Catholic Charities, to glean crops for donation to the St. Lucy Project, Parker Farms, 1647 Kings Hwy., Colonial Beach, 8-11 a.m. Register, commissionedbychrist.org. Tom Pedagno, tcp167@verizon.net.

    Mass for the Preservation of Peace and Justice

    In Remembrance of the Twentieth Anniversary of September 11, 2021, celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, followed by the rosary, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, 9 a.m.

    Patriotic Rosary

    Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Potomac Assembly #2204, a reading of the names of the victims of 9/11, tolling of the church bell and rosary, Good Shepherd Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy., Alexandria, 10 a.m. 703/780-4055.

    Holy hour and Rosary

    With Father Robert Monagle to pray for the military and their families, victims of terror attacks all over the world, and all in situations of grave political instability, the Basilica of St. Mary, 313 Duke St, Alexandria, 10:30 a.m.

    9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

    With prayers, honoring the flag, singing the national anthem and honoring local heroes, Our Lady of Hope School, 46633 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls, 2-3 p.m. Mask-wearing requested. RSVP by Sept. 6, ourladyofhopeschool.net/9-11. 703/433-6760.

    Prayer Service

    All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, 7:30 p.m.

    Sept. 12

    Mass Honoring Military and First Responders

    Celebrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge, hosted by Knights of Columbus Fr. Walter F. Malloy Assembly 1894 Council, reception following Mass, St. Leo the Great Church, 3700 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, 11 a.m. RSVP to David J. Todd Jr., djtoddjr@gmail.com.

    Sept. 14

    Mass and Healing Prayer Service

    Hosted by the diocesan Catholic Healing Ministry, Basilica of St. Mary, 310 S. Royal St., Alexandria, 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Loretta Schlosser, 540/727-2070.

    Sept. 18

    St. Francis de Sales Church Centennial Celebration

    Food, family entertainment, live band, silent auction, 37730 St Francis Ct., Purcellville, noon-4 p.m. 540/338-6381 or saintfrancisparish.org/centennial-celebration.

    Date Night

    With Helen Alvare on the gift of marriage in challenging times, drinks, food and dessert, Church of the Nativity Father Martin Center, 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, 6:15 p.m. Fee. Register, nativityburke.org/date-night.

    "How to Turn Your Family Life into a Taste of Heaven"

    With Fr. Thomas Cavanaugh and Soren and Ever Johnson of Trinity House Community, St. John the Apostle Church, 101 Oakcrest Manor Dr. N.E., Leesburg, 7-8 p.m. Trinityhousecommunity.org/gatherings.

    National Day of Remembrance of Aborted Children

    Hosted by Culture of Life Ministry, St. John the Apostle Cemetery, 101 Oakcrest Manor Dr. N.E.,
    Leesburg, 9:45 a.m. https://nationaldayofremembrance.org/. Kathleen Zolbe, kzolbe@verizon.net.

    Sept. 19

    40 Days for Life Rally

    To kick off the pro-life initiative, Falls Church Healthcare Center, 900 S. Washington St., 3 p.m. Maureen Barrett, 571/236-9583, 40DaysForLife.FallsChurch@gmail.com or 40DaysForLife.org/FallsChurch.

    Sept. 22

    Presentation on St. Peter Claver

    Patron saint of enslaved people; the founding and organization of the Knights and the Ladies Auxiliary; and the stories of six African American candidates for sainthood, hosted by St. John Neumann's Racial Justice Ministry, online, 7 p.m. Register by Sept. 20, surveymonkey.com/r/VNYK7VP. 703/860-8510.

    Sept. 23

    Mass for Migrants and Refugees

    Celebrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, 12:05 p.m. 703/525-1300.

    Sept. 25

    Post-Abortion Healing Retreats for Women

    In English and Spanish, organized by Project Rachel Ministry, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 703/841-2504, info@helpafterabortion.org or helpafterabortion.org/en/group-healing-events.

    Sept. 26

    Time for Tea

    With Laura Phelps, wife, mother and author, St. Timothy School cafeteria, 13809 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, 2-4 p.m. RSVP, Amy Lemieux, 703/362-4657 or amylemieux64@netscape.net.

    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.

    Food Drives

    Diocesan Catholic Charities is conducting ongoing food drives to support the St. Lucy Food Project, which distributes food to those in need.

    The drives, which collect nonperishables and other food items that go toward providing meals to those who are food insecure, are held at different parishes after weekend Masses and during weekday drop-offs.

    For a complete list of dates, times and locations, go to ccda.net under Upcoming Events. 


    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.

    Sept. 12

    Roving Restauranteers

    With PTSC, Ada’s Alexandria Riverfront Restaurant, 3 Pioneer Mill Way, Alexandria, 1 p.m. RSVP by Sept. 10, ptscnva@gmail.com.

    Sept. 18

    Outdoor Stations of the Cross

    With PTSC, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Ln., Burke, 10:45 a.m. RSVP by Sept. 17, 703-751-0739.

    Mass for Young Adults

    Celebrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge, followed by a reception with food, drinks, live music and dancing, Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Ln., Arlington, 5 p.m. Yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Sept. 19

    Baseball at Nationals Park

    With PTSC, 1500 S. Capitol St. S.E., Washington, 1:05 p.m. Fee. RSVP, ptscnva@gmail.com.

    Sept. 23


    With PTSC, House of Dynasty, 7550 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, 1 p.m. RSVP by Sept. 21, ptscnva@gmail.com.


    With YAM, an evening of worship, St. Luke Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, Mclean, 7-8:30 p.m. Bit.ly/2YmX6NJ.