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Holy Sacraments

Sacrament of Matrimony
Contact the parish office 6 months before desired wedding date. Living together before marriage is sinful and harmful to future marriage. Couples who are living together will be asked to live separately during the marriage preparation time.

Sacrament of First Holy Communion
In order to leave them a pledge of this love, in order never to depart from his own and to make them sharers in his Passover, he instituted the Eucharist as the memorial of his death and Resurrection, and commanded his apostles to celebrate it until his return; thereby he constituted them priest of the New Testament(162) -Catechism of the Catholic Church
Please contact the Office of Catechetics.

Sacrament of Confirmation
For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."
(1285: Vatican, Catechism of Catholic Church)
Please contact the Office of Catechetics.

Sacrament of Penance
Matthew 9:3-8 "And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth. And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins."

Please see Mass/Confession schedule.

Annointing the Sick
Is any among you sick? Let him call for the presbyters of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven?
(James 5:14-15)

Please call the rectory office 703-971-4378

R.C.I.A. (or R.C.I.C.)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is the process by which adults (and children who have reached the age of reason, R.C.I.C.) are instructed in the Doctrine of the Church and are prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist. If you or someone you know would like to inquire about becoming a Catholic, please call the Rectory.

Note: Prior to receiving particular services from the parish, one must be registered. Registration cards are available from the rectory or may be found in the vestibule of the Church. For additional information, call the Rectory.

Sponsor Certificates
These are testimonies to the fact you are a practicing Catholic in the parish and are qualifed to act as a Godparent or Sponsor for Confirmation.  You must be registered in the parish and Sponsors for Baptism must attend a class before an affidavit will be issued.
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First and Third Sunday of the month at 1:45 p.m. by appointment. Baptisms in the Extraordinary Form may be requested by contacting the Rectory Office at 703-971-4378.  Parents are requested to make arrangements with the parish office at least one month in advance. Parents must be registered members of the parish and first time parents must attend a one session pre-baptismal class, usually held on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in Hammond Hall. Parents are encouraged to attend this class before the birth of their child.

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.
(1536: Vatican, Catechism of Catholic Church)

Arlington Diocese Office of Vocations