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St. Mary’s Honored at Catholic Charities Ball

St. Mary’s Parish received two distinguished awards at the annual Catholic Charities Ball on Friday, February 24. The annual fundraiser helps Catholic Charities fulfill its mission of providing assistance to the underserved in the Diocese of Arlington. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Guiffre received the James J. Matthews Legacy Award. This award recognizes individuals who embody […]

Sunday, March 5

Oremus pro invicem. “Let us pray for each other.” Father Edward C. Hathaway   Jesus is looking at you now and is asking you: Do you want to help me carry the Cross? Brothers and sisters, how will you respond to Him? – Pope Francis FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT & STATIONS OF THE CROSS This […]

Sunday, February 26

Oremus pro invicem. “Let us pray for each other.” Father Edward C. Hathaway     Lent begins in just a few days with Ash Wednesday on March 1. The holy season of Lent is a journey through the desert to the foot of the cross on Good Friday, as we seek Him out, ask His […]

Sunday, February 19

Oremus pro invicem. “Let us pray for each other.” Father Edward C. Hathaway     OUR PARISH CONNECTION TO GEORGE WASHINGTON On Monday, February 20, our nation celebrates the birthday of our first president, George Washington. The day is also known as Presidents’ Day — an occasion to remember all who have served in that […]

Sunday, February 12

Oremus pro invicem. “Let us pray for each other.” Father Edward C. Hathaway     PREPARING OURSELVES FOR LENT The holy season of Lent is fast approaching, with Ash Wednesday only about two weeks away on March 1. We are encouraged by the Church to undertake penances during Lent in three traditional ways: prayer, fasting […]

Sunday, February 5

Oremus pro invicem. “Let us pray for each other.” Father Edward C. Hathaway     ALL LIFE IS SACRED Thank you, so much, to everyone who participated, in person or in prayer, in the January 27 March for Life. This was the largest March I remember over these many years. Extra thanks to Suzan Cummins […]

Sunday, January 29

Oremus pro invicem. “Let us pray for each other.” Father Edward C. Hathaway     CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 29 to February 4, providing us an opportunity to reflect on the enormous blessing of a Catholic education. While it is of course primarily the responsibility of parents to […]

Sunday, January 22

Oremus pro invicem. “Let us pray for each other.” Father Edward C. Hathaway     PRO-CREATION A human person is both a body and a soul. Parents, through conception, contribute their genetic material to the physical body of the new person; God creates the soul out of nothing. The soul is infused into the body […]

Sunday, January 15

Oremus pro invicem. “Let us pray for each other.” Father Edward C. Hathaway   When George Washington was inaugurated as the very first President of the United States in 1789, Archbishop John Carroll of Baltimore, the only Catholic bishop in the country at the time, wrote a prayer for the occasion, a prayer for the […]

Sunday, January 8

Oremus pro invicem. “Let us pray for each other.” Father Edward C. Hathaway   The Epiphany of the Lord, January 8 The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the oldest Christian feasts. “Epiphany” comes from a Greek verb meaning “to reveal.” Over the centuries, it has celebrated various events […]