Upcoming News and Announcements
NEW: ACTIVE SHOOTER PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE ON FACEBOOK. CHECK OUT THE LIVESTREAM FROM Saturday, August 13th, Fairfax County Police gave a presentation on Active Shooter Awareness and strategies in St. Joseph’s Hall (new location) at 10:00am. If you would like to help with safety, please email Mike Rolince at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
This Saturday starts the 33-day consecration to Jesus through Mary and while we are out of the book handouts to follow along, you can take a virtual retreat in a video format through Formed. The Formed description of the retreat states, “From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the bestselling book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration. Featuring the teachings of four giants of Marian spirituality—St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Teresa of Calcutta, and Pope St. John Paul II—Fr. Gaitley shows how simple it is to put Marian devotion into practice, in this wonderful video retreat!”
Just click here to access the link.
The Food Pantry is collecting food this weekend. Please drop off your donations in the Parish Center foyer.
Join the Women’s Group for a planning meeting on Monday, August 15th at 10:00am in Farrell Hall.
Wednesday, August 17th at 3:30pm in Farrell Hall will be the showing for the Chosen. Season 2, Episode 1 will be shown.
Help support the Youth Ministry Program with your donations of snack foods, like individual bags of chips, juice boxes and fruit cups. They are also looking for UNO card games. There is a bin in the Parish Center foyer for donations. Thank you!!
The Labor Day Picnic will have a table outside the church this weekend for signups to volunteer. The day starts with Mass at 10:00 am in the church, followed by games and events, like Fr. Peffley’s juggling, a pie eating contest, sack race and more fun until 2:00pm. The picnic will be held on the Parish Center/Church grounds. Use this link to sign up to volunteer for the picnic. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4caca723aafd0-stmary
The Country Store will be back and needs donations of baked goods and plants. Sign up after Mass to bring baked goods.
You can now order your chicken dinner for Labor Day. Bring it to the picnic or take it home. See the bulletin for details.
Are you interested in “Praying for our Deacons”. Your prayer support for our clergy is needed. For more information about the programs, see the bulletin or sign up using the following links:
Registration for Religious Education classes K-6 is continuing, and the early bird discount ends on August 17th. Check the bulletin for more information.
We are looking to hire additional reception staff to help in the evenings and on weekends. If you have free time and want to help out at the church we would like to talk to you!! Our building is open until 8:30pm and the afternoon/evening shift starts at 4:00pm. You must be over 18 years old. If you are interested, please email Kathy Coleman at email@example.com with Reception Staff in the subject line. Thank you for your consideration.
Welcome from our Pastor
On behalf of our parish family, welcome to St. Mary of Sorrows parish website! We would love for you to join us on Sunday, and everyday! Please look over our website and if we can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to contact me or a staff member. Our mission and vision statement is listed below to provide you with a deeper sense of our commitment to our Lord Jesus.
In Christ Through Mary,
Rev. James S. Barkett, Pastor
Do you go to Mass and remember that you left your envelope at home, try our electronic giving vendor, Parish Giving, here on our website. It is very easy! Thank you for your generosity!