The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
The Mass is the primary place of intimate encounter with the Risen Jesus here at St. Ambrose. Why does the Church ask those who make up the Body of Christ to gather at least once a week to receive his living Presence in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? Because “without me, you can do nothing” (Jn 15:5). This is the humble recognition of those who seek to love the Father by “keeping Holy the Sabbath” every Sunday.
CONFESSION SCHEDULE FOR LENT: Wednesday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays after the 9:00 Mass
Saturdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Fridays 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Wednesday evenings in the Church 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
CONFESSION DURING HOLY WEEK
Monday, March 30th: 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31st: 7:00 p.m -8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1st: 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Holy Thursday, April 2nd: No Confessions
Good Friday, April 3rd: 1:00 pm -2:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 4th: 11:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon
MASSES AND SERVICES DURING HOLY WEEK
Daily Mass: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 1st : Living Stations of the Cross at 2:15 p.m. in the Church
NO MORNING MASSES ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY OR SATURDAY
HOLY THURSDAY, April 2nd
Mass of the Lords Supper: 7:30 p.m. (Parish Choir)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:00 P.M. -12:00 Midnight (Parish Hall)
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3rd
Confessions: 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross: 3:00 p.m.
The Celebration of the Lord's Passion : 7:30 p.m. (Parish Choir)
HOLY SATURDAY, April 4th
Confessions 11:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon:
Blessing of the Easter Food: 12:00 Noon
EASTER VIGIL, April 4th
Mass 8:30 p.m. (Parish Choir)
EASTER SUNDAY, April 5th
10:00 a.m. (Parish Choir and Brass Quartet)
12:00 Noon (Brass Quartet)
REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm
Sunday Mass - 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:00 pm
Monday - Friday - 7:00 am and 9:00 am
Saturday - 9:00 am
Recommended for daily mass readings & meditations: http://www.magnificat.com/
First Friday of the Month
9:30 am Exposition & Adoration
3:30 pm Benediction
Holy Days of Obligation
Vigil Mass : 7:30 pm
Holy Day : 7:00 am, 9:00 am, and 7:30 pm
Please consult the church bulletin or the parish
office to confirm the Mass schedule for all Holy Days of Obligation.
Saturdays 9:30-10:00am and 3:00 - 4:00pm.
or any day by appointment: (703) 280-4400
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
These parishioners reverently assist the celebrant of the Mass in serving the Body and Blood of Christ to worshippers and also to those confined at home, in hospitals, or nursing homes. Adult Catholics interested in serving the parish in this capacity should be Catholics in good standing, should have received all three Sacraments of Initiation, have a firm belief in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, and willing to undertake a five year term.
Contact: Father Fisher; 703-280-4400
These parishioners proclaim the Word of the Lord by reading the scripture passages at Mass.
Contact: Cynthia Hollcraft; 703-978-1678
Open for membership for boys in grades 4-12. They serve at the Lord’s Altar assisting the priest at Mass and during other ceremonies.
Contact: Fr. Smith, 703-280-4400
Ushers (Ministers of Hospitality)
These parishioners assist at Mass by greeting the congregation, assisting in seating, gathering the collection, and distributing our parish bulletin.
Contact: Bob Elder; 703-425-9857