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Catechists needed!

Please Donate Your Time and Talent

to Pass Along the Faith

It’s that time of the year again. Religious education is getting underway and in just three weeks we begin with a catechist training program designed to train catechists for grades 1-5, especially for what happens on the first day of class. We need one catechist and several assistant catechists to make sure the children in our parish know Jesus Christ. Please contact Sue Reilly at if you could help fill any of the positions below!

Monday 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.

  • First grade assistant
  • Fifth grade assistant
  • 6th grade catechist

Tuesday 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

  • First grade assistant
  • Second grade assistant
  • Fourth grade assistant

Wednesday 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

  • First grade assistant
  • Third grade catechist


20’s & 30’s Young Adults

20’s and 30’s Young Adults!

The Young Adults Group will meet on Thursdays at 7pm to discuss The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. No need to RSVP, just come and join in the conversation about how people love and need to be loved.


American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

September 6 (Wednesday)

3:00-8:00pm in Findlay Hall

Please call 1.800.RED.CROSS

or visit and search for sponsor code: “St Thomas a Becket” to schedule an appointment.


Are you celebrating a silver or golden wedding anniversary?

Celebrating A Silver or Golden Wedding Anniversary This Year?

Were you married in 1967 or 1992?

Then join Bishop Michael F. Burbidge for the 2017 Marriage Jubilee Mass to be celebrated on Sunday, October 15th at 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Potomac Falls, Va. Contact Debbie in the Parish office to register no later than September 22nd. or 703.437.7113

For more info, visit


The book club is reading a new book!

Join the Book Club on September 27

The parish book club will hold their first fall meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in room five.  Members will discuss Fr. James Martin’s new book Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community can enter into a relationship of respect, compassion, and sensitivity. The book is available at Amazon in print, electronic, and audio formats. New members are welcome. Contact Sue Bidwell if you have questions (


Religious Education Registration 2017-2018 School Year

Religious Education Registration

 is now ongoing.  Please drop off or mail your forms with payment to the parish office. 

2017-2018 Religious Education Registration Form


2017-2018 Religious Education Calendar


2017-2018 Religious Education Guidelines Letter


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