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Renowned Fatima Statue Comes To Arlington

March 20, 2017

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on display at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington on March 21. The statute is on a two-year tour for peace, marking the 100th anniversary of when the Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.

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Women’s Meeting At Saint Joseph Catholic Church

March 15, 2017

More than 700 women attended the Women’s Meeting at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Herndon this past Saturday, March 11. The theme of the conference was “Breaking Free Through Forgiveness”.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church 2017 Grant Application Available

March 13, 2017

Westminster Presbyterian Church opened its call for local grant applications as part of its local mission program. The grant program seeks to award $23,000 to local non-profits in 2017 who aid children, hunger, education, shelter or self-sufficiency for Northern Virginia residents

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Women’s Conference On Breaking Free Through Forgiveness

March 9, 2017

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington will hold a Women’s Conference on Breaking Free Through Forgiveness at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Herndon on Saturday, March 11. More than 700 women are expected to attend and there is a waiting list. Featured Speaker: Immaculée Illibagiza, author and survivor of the Rwandan Genocide.

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Witnessing Worship: Connecting Through The Lens Of Faith

March 3, 2017

Never before seen together, Nina Tisara’s intimate and dynamic photographic series, Converging Paths and United in the Spirit, will be combined for a three-month exhibit titled Witnessing Worship: Connecting Through the Lens of Faith. The exhibit will run March 17 to June 17, in the Gallery at Convergence on Quaker Lane.

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Hundreds Attend Ash Wednesday Service In Arlington

March 2, 2017

More than 200 worshipers filled the pews of the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington shortly after noon for Ash Wednesday Mass, March 1, 2017. For Catholics, Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and the beginning of Lent, a 40-day penitential season leading to Easter Sunday. It is a time of spiritual renewal in which worshipers turn their lives more completely over to Jesus Christ.

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Episcopal Clergy Offer Ashes To Go In Alexandria

February 28, 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, Historic Christ Church will be at King Street Metro offering Ashes to Go to morning commuters from 6:30–9:30 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Ashes to Go will be offered at two other locations in Alexandria. Clergy members will be available for a simple prayer of confession, followed by the imposition of ashes with the traditional words, and ending with a bidding of peace.

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Arlington Bishop Celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass

February 28, 2017

On Wednesday, March 1, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at 12:05 p.m.at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More (3901 N. Cathedral Lane, Arlington). Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent and signals the approach to Easter.

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Couples Celebrate World Marriage Day

February 14, 2017

More than 65 couples showed up at Saint Agnes Church in Arlington to celebrate World Marriage Day, Sunday, Feb. 12. World Marriage Day is celebrated in the second Sunday of February every year.

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Arlington Diocese To Hold Special Mass For World Marriage Day

February 9, 2017

In honor of World Marriage Day, Feb. 12, 2017, Father Thomas Ferguson, Vicar General for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at a special Mass, offering words of reflection for married couples. The Mass will include a special Blessing of Rings.

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