“It is our duty to live in history, side by side with our peers, sharing their worries and hopes, because the Christian is and must be fully a man of his time. He cannot escape into another dimension, ignoring the tragedies of his era, closing his eyes and heart to the anguish that pervades life. On the contrary, it is he who, although not 'of' this world, is immersed 'in' this world every day, ready to hasten to wherever there is a brother in need of help, a tear to be dried, a request for help to be answered. On this will we be judged!"
Saint John Paul II
World Youth Day 1996
COMMUNITY: Living His Communion Together

Fellowship Groups

Legion of Mary

Open to all practicing Catholic members in the Parish who are 18 years or older.  This is a world-wide Apostolic organization of lay people.  It makes better Catholics through a program of prayer and service in union with the Holy Spirit as He operates through Mary, Mother of the Church.  Meetings are held in the Parish Hall library on  Saturdays at 10am.  Contact: Larry Holmes; 703-648-1426

Resources on the Blessed Virgin Mary

The teaching of the Church on Mary: Click here.

Blessed John Paul II's Encyclial on Mary: Redemptor Mater

Blessed John Paul II's Encyclical on the Rosary: Rosarium Virginis Mariae

What is the Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary? Click here to learn more. This is a great book to help you with the preparation.

Women of St. Ambrose 

An organization open to all women of the parish which serves to nourish spiritual growth and strengthen Catholic social life in the parish. In addition, the women sponsor, in coordination with the Bereavement Committee, the annual November Memorial Mass for parishioners and relatives of parishioners who have died within the year. The monthly meeting takes place the second Friday of each month following the 9 AM mass. Contact Gretchen Kirsch: 703-978-2638

Bible Prayer Group 

Open to all adults, the group meets every Friday at 10 AM in the Parish Library to read and reflect on the following Sunday's Gospel reading. This sharing brings a richer response to the homily during Mass on Sundays. Contact Vee Murray at 703-281-5214. 

Rosary Group

Open to all adults, the Rosary Grouphand makes rosaries for the Missions.  They meet the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 in the Parish Hall.  Contact Vera Meenan for more details at 703-273-3902




Women of St Ambrose Meeting

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Lenten Retreat for Women, February 20th

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Prayer of an evangelist

Lord Jesus, you want us to become a living force for all mankind, lights shining in the world. You want us to become radiant lights as we stand beside You, the great light, bathed in your glory, O Light of Heaven. Let us enjoy more and more the pure and dazzling light of the Holy Trinity, as now we have received, though not in its fullness, a ray of its splendor, proceeding from the one true God, in Christ Jesus our Lord, to whom be glory and power for ever and ever. Amen.

-St. Gregory Nazianzen (330-390)

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