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    Coming Events   

    Dec. 15

    Sharing Hope

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


    Dec. 15-24

    Simbang Gabi

    A nine-day novena celebration in the Filipino Catholic community, Dec. 23 Mass with Bishop Michael Burbidge, St. Timothy Church, 13807 Poplar Tree Rd., Chantilly. For a list of all Masses being offered go to arlingtondiocese.org/simbanggabi.


    Dec. 16

    Secular Franciscan Meeting

    With Holy Family Fraternity, All Saints Church, Fr. Kelley Annex room No. 1, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas, 9:30 a.m. Peggy, 703/963-0506. 



    The Scene

    For Young Adults and Singles

    Dec. 11

    Arlington Theology on Tap

    With Fr. Louis Merosne, hosted by YAM, O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 3207 Washington, Blvd., Arlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. yam@arlingtondiocese.org.


    Dec. 12

    Project Rachel Holy Hour

    Sponsored by YAM, Project Rachel, Office for Family Life and Help for Pregnant Woman, with homilist Deacon Marques Silva, guitar music by Chandler Edgington, St. Mary of Sorrows Historic Church, 11112 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax, second Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. 703/841-2504 or info@helpafterabortion.org.


    Dec. 13

    Christmas party and dinner

    With BSSA 39+, optional “Godfather” gift exchange and door prizes, Fiona’s Irish Pub, 5810 Kingstowne Ctr., Alexandria, 7 p.m. Fee. RSVP by Dec. 12, Tom Palumbo, 703/313-8388 or tomtal1@verizon.net or George McCabe, 703/768-4243 or georgemccabe@usa.net.


    Dec. 16

    Advent Morning of Recollection

    Hosted by YAM, led by Fr. Jeb Donelan, St. Anthony Church parochial vicar, with breakfast, adoration, confession and Mass, St. James Church, 905 Park Ave., Falls Church, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brendan Gotta, b.gotta@arlingtondiocese.org.


    Dec. 18

    Fairfax Theology on Tap

    With YAM, “The Theology of Work and Leisure: A Catholic Understanding of Success and Prosperity,” with Paige Hochschild, Mount St. Mary’s University professor of theology, The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Alison Fram, 703/577-5329 or afram@nativityburke.org.