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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.

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March Prayer Intentions

  • Universal: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
  • Evangelization: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.

Teens - check out the Saint Mary's Youths' Blog

Hurting After Abortion? Come Home

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)

Changes in the people's parts of the Mass, and more resources on the Roman Missal from the USCCB

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.

Pater Noster (Our Father) SoundPater noster, qui es in cælis: sanctificétur nomen tuum; advéniat regnum tuum; fiat volúntas tua, sicut in cælo, et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidiánum da nobis hódie; et dimítte nobis débita nostra, sicut et nos dimíttimus debitóribus nostris; et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem; sed líbera nos a malo. Amen.