Church News & Events

  • Archbishop Lori, Chairman of the Bishops' Committee for Religious Liberty, made the following statement in response to the questioning of a nominee to federal court:

    Archbishop Lori's Statement

  • Bishop Burbidge has issued the following statement regarding the decision to null Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA):

    Bishop's statement HERE

  • Join the women of Blessed Sacrament Parish for small group gatherings exploring topics in the faith, scripture, and prayer. We meet weekly on Mondays, at 9am or 7pm, beginning September 2017 and going through May 2018.

    Sept. -Oct: “I’m a Catholic. So what?”
    This 6-part course with Fr. Rampino will connect the dots of our Catholic faith, drawing from scripture, the saints and the catechism to energize our living of the faith.

    Nov. -Dec.: “Time for God” by Fr. Jacques Phillipe
    A book study to help our prayer become a true encounter with God.

    We will use Magnificat magazine for daily scripture reflections. Order your subscription at

    Cost is $40 and includes all study materials (except the Magnificat). Financial aid is available; email to request help.
    You may register here:  Magnificat Women's Group Registration

    You may pay online, through Faith Direct, here:  Magnificat Women's Group Fee

    Sign up for the email list at

    (Magnificat is replacing Walking With Purpose at Blessed Sacrament this year.)

  • Bishop Burbidge has asked the Church of Arlington to pray for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and to consider contributing financial relief if possible.  To donate, you may use this link:

  • Bishop Burbidge has issued a statement decrying the sin of all forms of hatred, and asking us to pray to the Blessed Mother for "unity, respect, and peace in our communities."  Read the entire statement HERE.

  • To mark the 100th Anniversary of the Marian apparition at Fatima, Portugal, Pope Francis has presented us yet another opportunity for mercy.  Read HERE to learn more about the plenary indulgence associated with this important milestone. 

    To learn more about indulgences in general, read here

  • Men's Group meets Saturday mornings                         

    The parish men's group meets on Saturday mornings from 7-8:30 am. This year we have live speakers followed by discussion. Doors open at 6:30. Sessions include hot breakfast, a guest speaker, and small groups. Did we mention breakfast? 

    Take advantage of this great opportunity to strengthen your Faith, to better understand Church teachings, and to build a community of men in the parish.  For more info, contact  

  • Walking with Purpose is a dynamic women's Bible study that has reached more than 200 women in our parish.  Click here to learn more about our upcoming events.   

  • Join us for a special study for the Jubilee Year of Mercy!  Read more about "The Doors of Mercy: Exploring God's Covenant with You" by clicking here .

  • Did you know our parish has a subscription to what has been termed "the Catholic Netflix"?  Formed is the online hub for continuous formation in the Faith, packed with movies, programs regarding a range of topics, and more.  All of this is available to our parishioners for no cost!  To receive the parish code, and create your own registration within our account, email sdoyle (at) or call the parish office at 703.998.6100. 

    *Once you receive the parish code, enter it at FormedYou will be directed to a page where you'll create your own profile, including your own user name and password.  DO NOT USE THE PARISH CODE AS YOUR PASSWORD as it will not be accepted.  The parish administrator for our account will see your name only, but does not see your logins nor what you view.