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- Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm (Vietnamese)
- Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am (Family Mass), 10:45 am, 2:00 pm (Vietnamese), 5:00 pm, and 7:00 pm (Vietnamese)
- Weekdays: Monday-Friday 8:30 am & 12:15 pm; Wednesday & First Friday evenings at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 8:30 am; as well as Friday (except First Friday) (Vietnamese) at 7:00 pm
Parish Liturgical Conference
On Saturday, February 15, 2014 Father Andrew Hofer, O.P., led a liturgical conference for our parishioners who are involved in liturgical apostolates. Father Hofer is a dynamic speaker and provided excellent insights for lay people who serve the Church through her liturgy. He reminded us that we are called to use our talents not only to enhance the Church’s liturgy, but also to bring Christ to the world. Father Hofer is Master of Students and Assistant Professor of Patristics and Ancient Languages for the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. The handout from his lecture can be accessed here.
St. Michael Prayer
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
The Prayer of the Liturgy
by Romano Guardini
The primary and exclusive aim of the liturgy is not the expression of the individual’s reverence and worship for God. It is not even concerned with the awakening, formation, and sanctification of the individual soul as such. Nor does the onus of liturgical action and prayer rest with the individual. It does not even rest with the collective groups, composed of numerous individuals, who periodically achieve a limited and intermittent unity in their capacity as the congregation of a church. The liturgical entity consists rather of the united body of the faithful as such — the Church– a body which infinitely outnumbers the mere congregation. The liturgy is the Church’s public and lawful act of worship, and it is performed and conducted by the officials whom the Church herself has designated for the post — her priests. In the liturgy God is to be honored by the body of the faithful, and the latter is in its turn to derive sanctification from this act of worship. It is important that this objective nature of the liturgy should be fully understood. Here the Catholic conception of worship in common sharply differs from the Protestant, which is predominantly individualistic. The fact that the individual Catholic, by his absorption into the higher unity, finds liberty and discipline, originates in the twofold nature of man, who is both social and solitary.
Holy Days of Obligation
Wednesday: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (includes Exposition, Holy Rosary, Benediction and Holy Mass)
Please view our Penance page.
Please view our Baptism page.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, Masses are celebrated as long as it is possible for the priests to reach the facilities. Otherwise, St. Veronica Parish follows the Fairfax County Public Schools’ and Fairfax County Park Authority’s policies regarding closures due to inclement weather. Go to fcps.edu and fairfaxcounty.gov/parks for information. If the Fairfax County Schools or Fairfax County Park Authority cancels activities, St. Veronica Parish will cancel all activities that take place on the Parish grounds except Mass. This policy is followed in order to provide the safest environment for all involved. When in doubt on the weekends, contact the Fairfax County Park Authority’s 24-hour inclement weather information line at 703-324-8661 or visit the above internet sites.