“Our faith is not an abstract doctrine or philosophy, but a vital and full relationship with a person: Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God who became man, was put to death, rose from the dead to save us, and is now living in our midst. Where can we encounter him? We encounter him in the Church, in our hierarchical, Holy Mother Church. It is the Church which says today: 'Behold the Lamb of God'; it is the Church, which proclaims him; it is in the Church that Jesus continues to accomplish his acts of grace which are the sacraments.”
Pope Francis
January 1, 2015
EDUCATION: Formed in His Communion

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Are you interested in learning more about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ amidst His church?

The St. Ambrose RCIA program strives to educate the mind and heart through authentic instruction and lived experience. It is the way that the Catholic Church helps people prepare for life as an adult Catholic-Christian.

If you answer yes to any of these questions...

Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith and are not Catholic?
Are you a Christian who wants to learn more about Catholicism?
Has God been calling you to consider Catholic Christian faith?
Are you an adult Catholic who has never received First Holy Communion or Confirmation?


The classes meet on Monday nights from 7-8pm in the St. Ambrose Parish Hall and runs from September through April or May (depending on the date of Easter). Please click here to download the RCIA Calendar & Syllabus for 2014-2015.

If you have any questions about becoming a Catholic-Christian or the RCIA program, please contact the Director of Religious Education, at 703-280-1122 or Lmead@stambroseva.org


First Friday Adoration
August 7th

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Men and Women are needed to Lector at the Sunday, as well as, the Daily Masses. No experience necessary. If you would like to be part of this special ministry, please contact the Parish Office at 703-280-4400.

Building Fund

Would you like to give to the  Building Fund and not sure how? Sign up for Faith Direct and your generous donation can be automatically deducted from any account you like. You can donate  through a bank checking account or credit/debit card. If you you are interested please contact 1-866-507-8757 or info@faithdirect.com.  You can print out the sign up form by clicking HERE.


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Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,
And in our hearts take up thy rest;
Come with thy grace
and heavenly aid
To fill the hearts which thou has made.

-St. Hrabanus Maurus (9th century)

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