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.


How well do you know JESUS?

Jesus is the Anointed One - the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures.

Join us this winter to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ through Bishop Robert Barron's DVD-based study program Priest, Prophet, King.

Explore the biblical archetypes of priest, prophet, and king, and see how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of each one.

Throughout this experience, you will better understand who Jesus really is and also realize your own priestly, prophetic and kingly mission.

Check out a preview of the study below:

When & Where:
Wednesdays, January 8, 2020 - February 12, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm or 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Ambrose Parish Center

Cost is $30 per person.

To register for this study, or 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.