Please mark your calendar for the 2017 Annual Parish Picnic which will be held on September 23, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm at the Cathedral. The picnic is great fun for all ages. Planning has begun and the chair this year is Pam Moulder, President of the Women's Council. Please consider this opportunity to contribute to your parish community by volunteering. Please contact Pam, firstname.lastname@example.org, and let her know how you would like to help.
Rev. Robert J. Rippy
The mission of Youth Ministry is to walk with youth into a personal and transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Through a variety or programs and activities for middle and high school youth, we seek to help youth encounter Christ as a true friend and inspire them to be Christian leaders among their peers.
There are many opportunities for parish youth to get involved, listed below are events schedule for July. Click the RED WORDS below to sign up
Rising 8th-12th graders invited, for dinner, a movie, and discussion. Bring a comfy chair or beanbag!
Come relive the fun of WorkCamp with teens from several other parishes! Even if you didn't attend WorkCamp, come and see what it's all about. The night includes, Mass, dinner, a live band, and adoration. All WorkCampers, their families, and rising 8th-12th graders are welcome!
Come see Upper Room Theater Ministry's production of "Beauty and the Beast" on opening night! Founded in 2002, Upper Room Theater Ministry is a non-profit program that uses high caliber performing arts to inspire & uplift our audience, ensemble & production team with solid Christian values.
All youth and families are welcome! Cost: $25/person if signed up before July 9, $35 afterwards.
For more information, contact Mr, Michael Jacobeen, Director Youth Ministry, 703-528-7104,
The Cathedral young adult group is launching a Dessert and Discussion series on
, St. John Paul II's encyclical on the dignity of work. This encyclical is
available for free
on the Vatican's website. Please meet at Buzz Bake Shop in Arlington on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss Section 1. For more information, check out the
or email Lindsey Mullen at
Arlington Theology on Tap (TOT) – July 10 at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub
Join young professionals from around the diocese for an inspiring talk every month at 7:30 p.m. at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 3207 Washington Blvd, Arlington. The next TOT will be held on Monday, July 10, and feature Fr. Andrew Fisher, Pastor of St. Ambrose in Annandale. For more information, contact Brendan Gotta at (703) 841-2549 or email@example.com.
How Do I Baptize my child at the Cathedral?
Through the grace of Baptism, we become God the Father’s sons and daughters in Christ. We are delighted to welcome the youngest members of your family into the Body of Christ through the Sacrament of Baptism!
Baptisms for infants usually take place the third Sunday of the month at 2:30 P.M. Other dates are possible. Please consult one of the priests. If, however, your child has reached the use of reason (usually around 6 or 7) and is under the age of 18, please contact Lynn Jones, Director of Religious Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, for baptism information. If you are an adult seeking baptism, please contact Fr. Christensen, email@example.com, and visit our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
Please complete the Baptism Registration form to register your child for baptism. Once completed, you can mail, email or drop off the form to the parish office. A member of the parish staff will contact you upon receiving your submission.
Please note: You must be a parishioner to schedule the baptism of your child at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More.
For additional information, go to the Baptism page on the website.
Want to learn more about the faith or RCIA?
Are you someone or know someone who:
1) has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
2) Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized?
3) Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist? Or
4) just curious?
Then join Deacon Christopher Tipton on either:
Wednesday, July 19th – 7:30-8:30 PM in Burke Hall
Monday, August 7th – 8:30-9:30 PM in the Rectory Conference Room
for any inquiry into the Rite of Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
No commitment required – an opportunity to ask questions.
Bring family, friends, or invite anyone who may be interested!
Give it All Back to God
Your Challenge: Every night this week, before going to bed, take 5-10 minutes and reflect on all the duties, obligations, struggles and difficulties in your life and commend them into the Lord's hands, and realize that He is the one who wants to shoulder them for you.
Click the Take the Challenge image below to watch the Video by Fr. Paul Scalia.
Register 2017 - 2018 CCD Program
Late Fees Begin after July 1
Register for CCD Registration for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Re-Registration letters have been sent out to all students enrolled in the 2016-2017 school year. Tuition prices are $60 for one student, $110 for two students (in the same family), and $150 for three or more students (in the same family). $20 down payment due at registration; payment plans are possible.
Late fee of $20 per family begins after July 1, 2017.
If you have not received a letter and would like to register, use the links below to print a registration form.
Registration forms in English
Registration forms in Spanish
New to the Parish? New to formation? Need sacramental preparation? Call the office - (703)525-1300 for more information.
Altar Server Schedule*
Altar Server Picnic August 8, 2017
Bishop Burbidge invites the altar servers to the annual Altar Server Picnic on Tuesday, August 8, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park. Contact your parish office for details.
Adoration Chapel at St. Agnes Needs Your Assistance
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Chapel of Perpetual Adoration, located at Saint Agnes Parish needs your help. As you may know, due to inadequate coverage during night exposition, overnight adoration has been suspended since last September, and now your help is needed to restore and sustain it.
If you are interested in continuing overnight adoration please complete the Deanery 1 Eucharistic Adoration Chapel Commitment Form, and return it to Michael Sirotaniak at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him at (703)525-1166 x 109.
The Cathedral will be collecting
new school shoes for children for back to school. House of Mercy located in Manassas is spearheading this effort. If you would like to donate a pair of new school shoes, please drop them off at the rectory by July 21, 2017. They are looking specifically for these sizes:
Sizes 5 - 11 in "Young Adult men"
Sizes 5 - 9 "Young Adult women"
Sizes 8 - 13 Men's (Hi-top sneakers, leather look Oxford type, low top boot)
Sizes 7 - 11 Women's (Hi-top sneakers, lace-up sneakers with "adidas" type stripe, boots with 1 or 1 1/2" heel, black leather-like flats, unembellished)
Cathedral Connection Submissions
Items for the Cathedral Connection
must be submitted to email@example.com by noon each Friday
in order to be included in the following week's edition.
All submissions must be in print-ready form.
Items received after this deadline will be held until the following issue.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Legion of Mary
Dessert and Discussion at Buzz Bake Shop
Arts and Crafts
12:30 - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jr. Legion of Mary Rectory Conference Room
Coffee and Doughnuts after morning Masses
Credit Union Open
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Spanish Legion of Mary
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