Church News & Events

  • 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

  • Below is our Holy Week and Easter schedule:

    HOLY THURSDAY (April 13) ~

         8:30 am - Morning Prayer;

         4:00-6:00 pm - Confession;

         7:30 pm - MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER (Vigil of Prayer follows & Adoration ends at Midnight)

    GOOD FRIDAY (April 14) ~

         8:30 am - Morning Prayer;

         12:00 Noon - Midday Prayer;

         3:00 pm - CELEBRATION OF THE LORD'S PASSION (Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion);

         5:00-6:00 pm Confession (last opportunity in the Triduum);

         7:00 pm - TENEBRAE (Candlelight readings, Psalms ~ Evening Prayer in Gym);

         8:00 pm - Spanish "VIA DOLOROSA" (Procession & Veneration)

    HOLY SATURDAY (April 15) ~

         8:30 am - Morning Prayer;

         12:30 pm - BLESSING OF EASTER FOOD (Bring foods, wine, candles, linens, etc. for use at your Easter dinner)

    EASTER VIGIL MASS (April 15)~ 9:00 pm (plan for 2.5 to 3 hours)


         7:00 am (note time change) Worship Space;

         9:00 am Worship Space;

         9:05 am Gym;

         11:00 am Worship Space;

         11:05 Gym;

         12:45 pm (note time change) Worship Space;

         2:30 pm SPANISH (note time change - NO Confession);

         5:00 pm Worship Space.

  • The Knights of Columbus are accepting applications for 2017 high school scholarships.  Students in Grade 8 who are members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church are invited to participate.  Download the application form by clicking here.

  • What is Lent?  Check out the following resources to investigate what Lent is all about:

    Click here for opportunities to grow your faith in the coming 40 days!

  • K4J Vacation Bible School now available 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.  



  • Are you interested in learning more about Catholicism?  Are you a "cradle Catholic," wanting to learn more about the Faith?  Our RCIA class is what you're looking for!  Classes start Weds., Sept. 7, at 7 pm.  For more information, click here.