Adult Faith Formation

Jesus, Mary and a Cup of Joe

Sundays from 8:45 am – 9:45 am in the School Gym
September 8, 2019 – May 17, 2020 

Join us between the 8:00 am and 10:00 am Masses for Jesus, Mary, and a Cup of Joe!  We meet to learn more about the faith while enjoying fellowship and building community.  All adults are welcome!

Not sure it’s for you?  Come check it out.  Can’t come every week?  No problem.  Come when you can.  There’s no commitment and no pressure, just good coffee.

For more information, contact Nicole Filipowski, Director of Religious Education, online here or at 703-280-1122.


Adult Bible Study

10:00 am – 11:30 am in the Parish Hall or 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Parish Library
Wednesdays, September 25, 2019 – November 13, 2019 

This fall we will be studying Romans: The Gospel of Salvation, a Great Adventure Bible Study.  It is an 8-session DVD study program with lessons taught by theology professor Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins.  Check out a preview of the study below:

In Romans: The Gospel of Salvation, Catholics will learn...

  • The Catholic teaching on salvation
  • How to explain salvation to non-Christians
  • What is required for salvation—faith or works
  • What Paul really means by “works” not leading to salvation
  • How Christ’s death changed our relationship with God
  • The meaning of the difficult passages in Romans
  • How we can enter more deeply into Christ

To register for a study and purchase your study guide, click on a session below:

Wednesday MORNING session

Wednesday EVENING session

For more information, contact Nicole Filipowski, Director of Religious Education, online here or at 703-280-1122.


Lightworks "Lectio Divina" Meetings

Thursdays from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in the Parish Library

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 of the Incarnation, the Passion and the Resurrection.  The next 14 week session will begin soon.

Please contact Tien Dao with any questions at [email protected] or 703-963-1075.


Bible Prayer Group 

Fridays at 10:00 am in the Parish Library

Join us as we read and reflect on the following Sunday's Gospel reading. This sharing brings a richer experience of the Mass on Sundays.  All adults are welcome!

Contact Vee Murray with any questions at 703-281-5214.


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 prayer and service, in union with His universal Church.