Get to know our summer seminarian!

About Philip was born and raised in Front Royal Virginia. He comes from a family of nine kids, three boys and six girls, and they were all raised in the Catholic Church. He was homeschooled through high school, and he began to be attracted to the priesthood during his junior year of high school. He […]

VBS provides avenue for adults and teens to build community

Despite being short staffed, every volunteer pitched in to help make Vacation Bible School run smoothly this year. With 68 campers participating, it was all hands on deck! The goals of the week-long camp included bringing the children together to grow in their faith, spend time with friends, and learn about the various Marian Apparitions.  […]

High Schoolers Change Lives, Hearts

During the last week of June, over 20 high schoolers from St. Mary’s parish trekked down I-95 South to serve the poor and underprivileged in Fredericksburg, VA. The entire group from WorkCamp, organized by the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry, totaled 800 teens and 400 adult leaders. Spanning 9 counties and 160 work sites, the […]

In wake of tragedy, Eucharistic Procession provides consolation

Hundreds of lay faithful from St. Mary’s Parish and the surrounding area joined Bishop Michael Burbidge and Fr. Edward Hathaway for Mass and a procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. The procession took place several days after several leaders from Congress, including House Majority Whip Steve […]

St. Mary’s School Sends 70 off to High School

The annual 8th Grade Awards Ceremony was a proud moment for our 8th graders, their parents, and their teachers. Principal Mrs. Janet Cantwell praised the 8th graders for their “genuine warmth and gracious Christian character” throughout their time at St. Mary’s School. “We learn everyday from our students,” she said. Students received awards for subjects that […]

Seminarian Sprint Raises $7,200 for Vocations

Students from our school raced alongside our seminarians to raise $7,200 in the annual Seminarian Sprint on May 31. Each class sponsored a seminarian and competed to see who could raise the most money.​​ The fifth grade class raised $300, which was the highest of any class. Students also competed to see who could raise the […]

The History of the Fr. Rankin House

We recently renamed the White House on 314 Duke St (adjacent to the rectory) to the Fr. Rankin House. The reason for the name change stemmed from the significant work Fr. Rankin undertook in the 1930s and 1940s for the parish. The education of the parish children was a major concern of Fr. Rankin. In […]

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 […]

Medieval Concert

Nowell Sing We: A Medieval Celebration with Alkemie Medieval Music Ensemble Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. St. Mary’s Lyceum 313 Duke St Alexandria, VA 22314 Cost Free admission for St. Mary parishioners $20 for non-parishioners $15 seniors and students Alkemie members Elena Mullins, Tracy Cowart, Sian Ricketts, Niccolo Seligmann, and David McCormick will […]

Help a family in need!

Once again this year, St. Mary’s Catholic Church will be providing less fortunate Alexandria families with a special Christmas gift of food on Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Last year, through your generosity, we were able to provide over 60 baskets and would like to be able to do the same this year.  Please consider donating […]