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    Black Catholic History Month

    Nov. 18

    Day of Reflection and Unity Mass

    “In Solidarity with the First World Day of the Poor,” Unity Mass celebrates African-American and Caribbean Catholics, presented by the diocesan Black Catholic Ministries and Office of Multicultural Ministries, with lunch, speakers and reception, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Preregister by Nov. 11., mcm@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Nov. 19


    With homilist Deacon Al Anderson, Christ the Redeemer Church, 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, 10 a.m. 703/430-0811 or Mary E. Hicks, m_hicks68@yahoo.com.

    Coming Events   

    Nov. 16-18

    "12 Angry Jurors"

    Presented by Bishop Ireton Theater Arts, Bishop Ireton High School Garwood Whaley Auditorium, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria, 7:30 p.m. Fee. 703/751-7606. 

    Nov. 17

    Sharing Hope

    Support group for men and women going through separation or divorce, topic is “Defeating Hate,” St. Mary of Sorrows Historic Church hall, 11112 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station, 8 p.m. 703/978-6318.

    Nov. 17-19

    Holydays–Holidays Sale

    With handcrafted items for fall, Advent and Christmas made by the Benedictine Sisters, Oblates and friends and Sr. Pat’s monastery munchies, a portion of proceeds to benefit BEACON for Adult Literacy, St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Rd., Bristow, Nov. 17: 2:30-5 p.m., Nov. 18: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 19: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., pancakes with Santa 10 a.m.-noon, 703/361-0106 or go to osbva.org.

    “Annie Get Your Gun”

    A musical by St. John’s Drama, Skyline High School Theatre, 151 Skyline Vista Dr., Front Royal, Nov. 17: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19: 3 p.m. Fee. Johanna Naccash, 540/480-0876 or naccash@hotmail.com or go to bit.ly/stjohnsdrama.


    Presented by the Christendom College Players, Warren County High School Auditorium, 155 Westminster Dr., Front Royal, Nov. 17-19: 8 p.m., Nov. 19: 3 p.m. 540/636-2900, ext. 1390 or 1327.

    Nov. 18

    Diocesan Catechetical Conference

    For parish catechists and directors of religious education, Sheraton Reston 11810 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-registration required, Karen Buentello, 703/841-2554 or k.buentello@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Holiday Craft and Gift Show

    Sacred Heart Church parish hall, 12975 Purcell Rd., Manassas, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sue Straka, 703/794-1634.

    Craft Fair

    St. Timothy Church, 13807 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Terri Miller, tmiller@sttimothyparish.org.

    “Coping with the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One”

    Presented by Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale, 2-3:30 p.m. Registration required, Kathleen Sebek, 703/941-7000 or havenofnova@verizon.net or go to havenofnova.org.

    Taste of Assisi Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

    St. Francis of Assisi School, 18825 Fuller Heights Rd., Triangle, 6:30 p.m. Fee. 703/221-3868 or go to stfas.org.

    Nov. 18-19

    “Homeless for a night” CAMPOUT, to explore challenges homeless face, Good Shepherd Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy., Alexandria, Nov. 18 cardboard tent completion 2:30 p.m., Mass with Bishop Burbidge 5 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m., guest speaker 8 p.m., followed by overnight stay, Nov. 19 pancake breakfast. Kurt Rausch, youthministry@gs-cc.org.

    Nov. 19

    Free Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

    All seniors welcome for turkey dinner with all the fixings at no cost, sponsored by the St. Timothy and St. Andrew’s Church Knights of Columbus councils, St. Timothy School, 13809 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly, 2 p.m. Brian Tumulty, 202/641-1095 or bjtumulty@gmail.com or Tom Reynolds, 703/774-8557 or uscpcop@msn.com.

    Nov. 25

    Christmas Craft Fair

    Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council No. 7771, with handcrafted Christmas cards, candles, ornaments and rosaries, St. John the Baptist Church, Father Rhuel Hall, 120 W. Main St., Front Royal, 2-8 p.m. Michael Turner, mtcinc1@cs.com.

    Nov. 26

    Diocesanwide Eucharistic Holy Hour

    Sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima (the Blue Army), Our Lady of Angels Church perpetual adoration chapel, 13752 Mary’s Way, Woodbridge, 3-4 p.m. 703/989-7176 or rmd3514@yahoo.com.

    The Scene

    For Young Adults and Singles

    Nov. 18

    Mass and Lunch

    With PTSC (Prime Time Single Catholics, age 40+), in remembrance of PTSC deceased members, former members and alumni, Missionhurst, 4651 N. 25th St., Arlington, 10:45 a.m. meet outside chapel, lunch at nearby Metro 29 Diner after Mass, RSVP by Nov. 17, Adlin, 703/328-1614.

    Nov. 19

    Roving Restauranteers

    With PTSC (Prime Time Single Catholics, age 40+), Del Ray Café, 203 E. Howell Ave., Alexandria, 1 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 16, Beth, 703/683-0222.

    Nov. 19, 26


    With CSGW (Catholic Singles of Greater Washington – single Catholics age 21-65+), Bowl America Lanes, 1101 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg, Md., Sundays 7 p.m. Fee. CACinfo@dcSingleCatholicPro.org.

    Nov. 20, 27


    With PTSC (Prime Time Single Catholics, age 40+), Par 3 Burke Lake Golf Course, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, Mondays 11 a.m. Lunch to follow. RSVP, Anne, 703/751-0739.

    Nov. 20

    Fairfax Theology on Tap

    With YAM (Arlington Diocese Young Adult Ministry, 20s & 30s, married or single), “10 Do’s and Don’ts of Apologetics and Evangelization,” with Fr. Stephen Vaccaro, The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Alison Fram, 703/577-5329 or afram@nativityburke.org.

    Nov. 21

    Arlington Worship

    With YAM (Arlington Diocese Young Adult Ministry, 20s & 30s, married or single), music and reflection, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 830 23rd St. S., Arlington, every first and third Tuesday 8-9 p.m., social to follow at Good Stuff Eatery, 2110 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 703/841-2549 or yam@arlingtondiocese.org.

    Nov. 24

    Dinner at Chadwick’s

    With BSSA 39+ (Blessed Sacrament Single Adults 39+), 203 The Strand St., Alexandria, 7 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 22, Tom Palumbo, 703/313-8388 or tomtal1@verizon.net, or George McCabe, 703/768-4243 or georgemccabe@usa.net.

    Nov. 25

    Vermeer Exhibit

    With PTSC (Prime Time Single Catholics, age 40+), National Gallery of Art, West Building, 6th and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, meet inside entrance, 10:45 a.m. RSVP by Nov. 23, Anne, 703/751-0739.

    Nov. 28

    Lunch at Yayla Bistro

    With PTSC (Prime Time Single Catholics, age 40+), 2201 Westmoreland St., Arlington, noon, RSVP by Nov. 28, Bob, bobs1947@juno.com.