“The Church – I  repeat once again – is not a relief organization, an enterprise or an NGO, but a community of people, animated by the Holy Spirit, who have lived and are living the wonder of the encounter with Jesus Christ and want to share this experience of deep joy, the message of salvation that the Lord gave us."
Pope Francis
World Mission Sunday 2013
ADMINISTRATION: Stewards of His Love

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As head of the Body, in persona Christi, the pastor offers his care and service to the members of the parish, who in turn offer him the gift of their own vocations, gifts, talents and friendship. The complementary vocations to the priesthood, religious life, marriage and the laity ensure that Christ is present in every aspect of human life in the St. Ambrose parish boundaries and beyond.

Father Andrew J. Fisher
(703) 280-4400

Parochial Vicar
Father Charles Smith
(703) 280-4400

Priest in Residence
Father Stefan Starzynski
(703) 280-4400


Director of Youth Ministry
Therese Ryan
(703) 280-4400

Principal of Saint Ambrose School
Angela Rowley
(703) 698-7171

Organist and Director of Music
Donald Cotton
(703) 280-4400

Religious Education
Laura Mead
(703) 280-4400

Parish Secretary
Sandy Bertini
(703) 280-4400

Parish Receptionist
Laura Cameron
(703) 280-4400

Facilities Mananger and Maintenance
Paul Moeller
(703) 280-4400

Business Manager
Carla Yaglou
(703) 280-4400





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New to the area? Been away from the Church? Have you come to Mass at St. Ambrose but don't feel a part of the community? Contact us so we can welcome you more warmly into our parish. (703) 280-4400 or sbertini@stambroseva.org.

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Prayer for the Church

My sweet Lord, look with mercy upon your people and especially upon the Church, your mystical Bride. Do not let sin darken the life of your Church, your holy Bride. Moved by love and wishing to reconcile the human race to yourself, you gave us your only-begotten Son. He became our Mediator and our justice by taking on all our injustice and sin out of obedience to your will, eternal Father, just as you willed that he take on our human nature. What an immeasurably profound love!

-St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)

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