During the month of November the Parish Office and School facilities will be closed on the following days
Friday, November 10th: Veterans Day. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 am.
Thursday, November 23rd: Thanksgiving Day. A bilingual Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am.
Friday, November 24th. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 am.
Thanksgiving Mass Schedule
Join us to give thanks to the Lord for all the good that he has done and does for us.
Thursday, November 23rd. Bilingual Mass at 10:00 am
Day of Prayer and Eucharistic Adoration
We cordially invite you to a Day of Prayer and Eucharistic Adoration.
Date: Wednesday, December 6th
Time: 7am to 7pm.
Please stop by the Parish Office to sign-up for time or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Survey / Encuesta Parroquial
With the desire to serve you better and to assess our parish needs, we ask you to please fill out a Parish Survey.
Seniors Luncheon and Fellowship
All seniors are cordially invited to attend the monthly Seniors Luncheon
Date: Saturday, December 2
Time: After the noon Mass
Location: Room #117 (School building)
Diocese Launches Communications Survey
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and the Department of Communications at the Diocese of Arlington have launched a communications survey to better understand what content the faithful would like to receive, as well as to learn more about how the faithful use technology to access news and information. (Click here to take the Survey).
Donations for Altar Flowers
Donating altar flowers is a simple way to honor a loved one, glorify God, and beautify the altar. You can choose any Sunday. Flowers can be donated in honor of a living person or in memory of someone who has died, in celebration of an anniversary or other milestone, or in thanksgiving for friends or family. Their names will appear in the bulletin on the Sunday you select. If you prefer, you can simply give the flowers to the Glory of God. They are truly a gift that touches many people!
Please consider a donation to the flower fund today. Flowers for the church costs $140 weekly. If more than one gift is received for a Sunday, the additional money is placed in the general Flower Fund. To download the form Click here.
Inclement Weather Closing Policy
St. Anthony of Padua Parish follows Fairfax County Public Schools regarding closings due to inclement weather. Cancellation of Religious Education Classes will be announced on Facebook (Click here).
This includes the Parish and School Meeting Rooms, evening and weekend activities. If Fairfax County Public Schools closes evening or weekend activities due to inclement weather, our meeting room facilities will also be closed.
Catholic Formation by Fr. Marcus Pollard
About fifty years ago, the Church made clear that parents were the first teachers of the faith for their children. Then and now many parents may have heard those words, but were not sure what they meant.
Additionally, the Church also began to teach clearly that the faithful were the first missionaries of the Faith to the world. Both when those words were said and today, this is a concept that is difficult for most Catholics. To continue reading – Click here