Ash Wednesday - March 5, 2014
Masses at 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Mathew Kelly, Passion & Purpose - Saturday, March 22, 2014 - learn more about this exciting event, and purchase tickets today!
St. Mary's Parish Information Booklet (PDF) - updated February 2014
Interested in getting married at St. Mary's? Learn our parish policies on the sacrament of matrimony. For floral arrangements, please contact the parish office by phone at (703) 836-4100.
February Prayer Intentions
Elders. That the Church and society may respect the wisdom and experience of older people.
Collaboration in Evangelization. That priests, religious, and lay people may work together with generosity.
Teens - check out the Saint Mary's Youths' Blog
Mary Martha Guild By devoting one hour or more per week, Guild members maintain our church in harmony with the liturgical calendar. All parishioners are welcome to become members.
Changes to the liturgy (PDF)
The Mass in Latin (1970 Missal) The regular 10:00 a.m. Mass on the first Sunday of the month is celebrated in Latin. This form of Mass is the regular Mass most Catholics are used to (“Novus Ordo,” or “Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite”), only celebrated in Latin. Click here for the Ordo Missæ cum populo in Latin and English. Audio files of the Latin Mass are now available.
Learn to Pray in Latin "...steps should be taken so that the faithful may also be able to say or to sing together in Latin those parts of the Ordinary of the Mass which pertain to them." (II Vatican Council, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Article 54) Click here for a guide to pronouncing Ecclesiastical Latin, from the Thesaurus Precum Latinarum.