• Ordination to the permanent diaconate

    Fr. Paul A. Berghout, defender of the bond, prays before blessing a van donated by the car ministry Jan 5. Seventh-graders Luke and Eric Olsen from St. John Academy in McLean assist as altar servers. Behind them (from left) Wade Sheriff, the car recipient, her daughter, Kendall and car ministry volunteer Brian O’Connor.

    Girls’ cross country runners from local Catholic high schools compete at the WCAC Cross Country Championships at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston Oct. 29.  Joe Cashwell  |  Catholic Herald