Community Ministries


Knights of Columbus

The Knights council at St. Ambrose was founded in 1983. It is one of over 14,000 councils in the Knights of Columbus.  This world-wide Catholic, family, pro-life, and fraternal service organization has over 1.8 million members and is open to practicing Catholic men age 18 or over. At St. Ambrose, the Knights’ goal is to support our Priests, parish, school and surrounding community. Knights  organize parish workdays and undertake other parish maintenance projects. They contribute to hospitality through Pancake Breakfasts, Spaghetti Dinners, Sunday Coffees and other social events. They sponsor school and youth activities such as the annual Ice Cream Social at the start of the school year and the Basketball Free Throw competition. They help those in need through the sale of religious Christmas cards to support Christ House in Alexandria and the annual KOVAR campaign to raise funds to aid Virginians with intellectual disabilities. With proceeds from an annual fundraiser, they contribute to St. Ambrose Parish and School, seminarians of Arlington Diocese, pregnancy-assistance centers, priests' intentions and others needs ar they arise.  Overall, they strive to have a varied program of activities in support of Church, Family, Youth, Community, Culture of Life and Council. Active membership in Ambrose Council provides members with many opportunities to practice their faith, form friendships with like-minded men, and make connections with parish families. 

For more information, please visit our website at or contact Chris Beckley at  [email protected]


Women of St. Ambrose

An organization open to all women of the parish which serves to nourish spiritual growth and strengthen Catholic social life in the parish. The monthly meeting takes place the second Friday of each month following the 9 AM mass.

Contact Nicki Coss 703-323-0758


Hospitality Committee

Open to all parishioners.  Volunteers are responsible for coordinating events dependent upon the needs of the parish.  Included are the receptions following First Communion and Confirmation each year. 

Contact Nicole Filipowski 703-280-4400


Rosary Group

Open to all adults, the Rosary Group hand makes rosaries for the Missions.  They meet the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 in the Parish Hall.  

Contact Ledia Bernal 703-426-2646 or [email protected]


Knitting Club

Open to all adults, the knitting group gathers in the Parish Library.  They talk, share patterns and at the same time make lovely pieces for Christ House in Alexandria  or baby items for HOPE, a pro-life group that works with Project Gabriel. All skill levels are welcome!  They meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. and the First Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the parish library.  

Contact Ledia Bernal 703-426-2646 or [email protected]