“He always invites us to take a step forward, but does not demand a full response if we are not yet ready. He simply asks that we sincerely look at our life and present ourselves honestly before him, and that we be willing to continue to grow, asking from him what we ourselves cannot as yet achieve.”
Pope Francis
Evangelii Gaudium, 153
EDUCATION: Formed in His Communion

Adult Faith Formation

The pursuit of a relationship with Jesus is a life-long work of grace and perseverance. As St. Ambrose himself once wrote,"every age is mature for Christ!" (De Virginitate, 40).

Adults are encouraged to seek the companionship of parish friends who follow Christ through the life of his universal Church, and often pursue these timeless practices:
Frequent reception of the sacraments
Adoration
Daily readings
The Rosary
Continuing education


Sunday Mornings:
Jesus, Mary, and a cup of Jo'

Join us as we dive into Mathew Kelly's book,Rediscover Catholicism!!

This ministry began as an opportunity for parents to enjoy some coffee and discuss faith at the same time their children were in Religious Education classes. Currently, meetings are open to all adults in the parish who would like to refresh their own "religious education" on Sunday mornings in the St. Ambrose School Gym from 8:45-9:45 am.  Please call Laura Mead at (703) 280-1122 for more information.


Women of Grace

All women of the parish are invited to join the group in the Women of Grace Study Program. This program is an exciting adventure to discover who you are in the eyes of God and embrace the great gifts of authentic femininity and spiritual motherhood. With the blessed Virgin Mary as the model and guide, this study will deepen your prayer life, increase your knowledge of the Catholic Faith and allow you to deepen your friendships with the other women of the parish. The first meeting is on September 18th at 7 pm in the Parish Hall. After September 18th, we will plan on meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The study guide we will use is the Full of Grace series by EWTN's Johnette Benkovic.  The cost of the study guide and text is $44. Scholarships are available. Please contact Laura Mead at 703-280-4400 or lmead@stambroseva.org to sign up! 


Lightworks "Lectio Divina" Meetings

In recognizing the thirst of many for a deep sense of spirituality based on a more intimate relationship with Christ, Lightworks is aimed to bring about this experience in a communitarian atmosphere.  The program will meet for 14 straight weeks, in which the participants will share the fruit of their reflection in a friendly setting of small groups of 8 people.  There will be printed materials to give guidance for the participants to reflect on passages of Scripture.  The overall direction of the 14 weeks of reflection is to attain the love of God in a personal level, and with this direction, a participant will journey through experiences on the Incarnation, the Passion and the Resurrection.  The next 14 week session will begin in January 2014.  For any questions please contact: Tien Dao at:  Tiendao@cox.net or 703-963-1075

Meeting times:  Thursdays, 7-9pm
St. Ambrose Parish Library
January 30, 2014 - May 8, 2014


Parish Library Committee

The Committee is made up of those who wish to contribute to the study and enjoyment of religious literature.  Those involved help publicize, acquire and make available to parishioners St. Ambrose’s vast collection of religious literature. 
Contact: Pat Hermes; 703-280-4400

NEWS & EVENTS

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Available here!!!

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DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

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MOMS & TOTS PRAY & PLAY GROUP

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LECTORS NEEDED

Men and Women are needed to Lector at the Sunday, as well as, the Daily Masses. If you can help out, please contact the Parish Office at 703-280-4400.

Pick Up Your Parish Directory

Good news!  The Parish Directory has arrived.  You will find a notice in the bulletin also.  If you had your picture taken, please feel free to stop by the Parish Office to pick up your free copy. 

Prayer of assent

I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be done to me, according to your word.

-Mary of Nazareth


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