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Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you!

Over 350 tags were placed on the trees, and once again, our parishioners responded with incredible generosity! The charities we supported were Lake Anne Fellowship House, which provides affordable housing for seniors and the disabled, Artemis House, a shelter for those impacted by domestic violence, Catholic Charities’ Migration and Refugee Services, which sponsors refugee families settling in our diocese, and HOPE in Northern Virginia and A Woman’s Choice, which both provide free pregnancy counseling and assistance before and after the baby’s birth. Thank you for your continued support of this very worthwhile Christmas tradition, and thank you especially to Jimmy and DeeDee Lee, Ed and Kathy Heberg, and Bob Dunphy, for creating the tags and sorting and bagging all the donations.  We could not have done it without you! All items have been picked up and the organizations have asked us to pass on their most sincere thanks for your amazing generosity.  Thank you!


Keep Christ in Christmas Cards

Keep Christ in Christmas ~ Christmas Card Sale

The Knights of Columbus are selling Christmas Cards in Findlay Hall after all Liturgies this weekend. Cards are available in many languages.  To place an order or for more information, please contact John Walsh at

Keep Christ in Christmas Card Brochure

Sweats for Vets

Sweats for Vets

The Father Findlay K of C Council will continue its annual “Sweats for Vets” drive this weekend. All garments collected will be distributed to veterans in the VA Hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  To participate, simply purchase new sweatshirts and/or sweatpants and deposit them (unwrapped) in the collection box marked “Sweats for Vets”. (There is a special need for sizes XL and above.) The “Sweats for Vets” box will be in Findlay Hall on Dec 3rd at the Pancake Breakfast and on Sunday Dec 18th  during Doughnut Sunday. For more information, please contact Chris Wist at 703.964.6874, or


Hypothermia Shelter – January 14-21, 2018

Hypothermia Shelter January 14-21, 2018

Sign up Began on December 1

We will again be joining St. John Neumann and other area faith congregations in hosting area homeless guests as part of Fairfax County’s hypothermia prevention effort. We will provide guests with food, fellowship, and a warm place to sleep at St. John Neumann Church. This year we will be serving 80 guests. Volunteer signup for adults (18 and older) began December 1 and will be online only. Positions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and training is required for new volunteers.  To sign up or for additional information please visit:


Workcamp 2018!

Time to think about Workcamp!

 Saturday June 23 – Friday June 29, 2018

If you are at all interested in attending Workcamp with us this summer, Please contact Betsy at so that we can estimate and place the number of reservations needed. Our first interest meeting will be Sunday January 7, 2018. Time: TBA


Lectors and Ushers Needed!

Would You Like to Serve the Church as a Lector or an Usher?

We are in need of additional volunteers

If you are interested in becoming a lector or an usher, please contact Dana at or Elaine at


Help wanted – only once or twice a month

Help Wanted ~ Only once or twice a month~

St. Thomas à Becket is in need of volunteers to count our Sunday collections. Counting is done on Sundays from 9:30am to approximately 1:30pm. and on occasional Mondays beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Volunteers are scheduled through Sign Up Genius at your convenience and preference of dates.

There are several counting teams that volunteer on a rotating basis. Please consider joining this effort.

Contact Dana at 703.437.7113 or


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