Day of Prayer and Eucharistic Adoration
Join us for a Day of Prayer and Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday, October 4th from 7 am to 7 pm. Please stop by the Parish Office to sign-up for time.
St. Francis Day – Blessing of Pets
We invite you to bring your animals to the Blessing of Pets. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 4th at 6 pm in front of the School Gym.
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