"In today’s world, voices are being raised which we cannot ignore and which implore our Churches to live deeply our identity as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis
First Sunday of Advent 2014
WORSHIP: The Intimate Encounter with Christ


Christmas Mass Times

CHRISTMAS VIGIL MASSES (Wednesday, December 24th)
5:00 p.m. Children's Choir
*Living Nativity after 5:00 Mass
10:30 p.m. Adult Choir/Brass Ensemble
(Carols begin at 10:00)
CHRISTMAS MORNING MASSES (Thursday, December 25th)
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. Adult Choir/Brass Ensemble
12:00 noon


                                                                                                                                                                  Special Hours for Confession in Preparation for Christmas

Friday, December 19th: 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 20th: After 9:00 Mass and 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Monday, December 22nd:  7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 23rd:  7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 24th: After 9:00 Mass


Regular Mass Schedule (see below)


SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD (Thursday, January 1, 2015)

Vigil Mass 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday, December 31, 2014)

12:00 Midnight Mass

10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.


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.




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

Mass-9:00 am
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

Liturgical Ministries

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

Altar Servers

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
Email: bob.elder@verizon.net




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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.

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Anima Christi

Soul of Christ sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O Good Jesus, hear me; Within your wounds, hide me; Never permit me to be separated from you; From the wicked enemy, defend me; In the hour of my death, call me; And bid me to come to your side, that with your saints I may praise you, for ever and ever. Amen

-Blessed Bernadine of Feltran

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