Adult Bible Study

GreatAdventureTimelineStudy: St Raymond’s will offer a study of the Book of Acts and the Epistles of Paul with an in depth look at how the Sacred Scriptures serve as the foundation for Catholic doctrine and teachings. The program is offered every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. (except for holidays) in the Parish Hall in the basement of the Church; and again on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. in the same location.   Classes will be offered from Tuesday, September 15, 2015, until Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

The series will consist of lectures and discussions led by Bob Ward (MA in Theology with concentration on Sacred Scriptures from Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College). The course is also related to the Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible presented by Jeff Cavins on EWTN. No prerequisites or prior study required. All are welcome. Please bring your Bible. For further information please call Bob Ward at 703-644-5873 or via e-mail at

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)-


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)- the process by which adults are instructed in the Doctrine of the Church and are prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Penance (Confession) , Holy Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation. This class is offered on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the Rectory Classroom (Maurer Room) from September 14, 2015 until March 21, 2016 (except for Holidays). This program is designed to prepare 1) adult non-Catholics seeking information to understand and/or to enter the Catholic Church, and 2) adult baptized Catholics seeking First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation. Anyone who desires a better understanding of Catholic teachings and practices are welcomed. No registration is required. If you have questions call Bob or Bev Ward, 703-644-5873 or via e-mail at

Lenten Schedule is Now Posted Under Worship Schedule Tab



Ash Wednesday Masses February 18th (a day of mandatory fasting and abstinence)

6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., Noon, and 7:00 p.m.

                   (Note: There are no Confessions on Ash Wednesday)


Weekday Masses (Monday – Friday) ……..6:30 a.m. & 8:00 a.m.

Wednesdays …………. 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays………….. 9:00 a.m.


EFM Mass        First & Third Fridays of every month at 7:00 p.m.



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:

February 19 – March 20: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

March 23 – April 1: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays……6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Saturdays……   Mornings: 8:30 – 8:50 a.m., and after 9:00 a.m. Mass

Afternoons: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sundays………..1/2 hour prior to 8:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Masses

(Sunday Confessions should end when Mass begins)


Stations of the Cross

Fridays (February 20 – March 27)      6:30 p.m.

                        Living Stations of the Cross…… Palm Sunday, March 29

                                                                                                        following the 5 p.m. Mass



Every Wednesday (except Ash Wednesday) 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Every Friday (except Good Friday) 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Holy Hour for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty: February 25th & March 25th (last Wednesday of the month)   6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Private Viewing -Sunday February 22nd

At Kingstowne Theaters of

“The Passion of the Christ”

3:00 – 5:15 p.m.

(Contact Parish office for Tickets)


Lenten Series

Wednesdays (February 25 – March 25) 7:30 p.m.

Fr. Paul deLadurantaye will give a series of talks on

“Habits of the Mind and Heart: A Virtuous Journey in Lent”


Soup Suppers

                        Fridays (February 20 – March 27) ………..5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Palm Sunday, March 29th

Blessing of the Palms at all Masses

Procession at 8:45 a.m. Mass

Living Stations following 5:00 p.m.

(Last year’s palms may be left in the boxes in the church for proper disposal.)


(Please see reverse side for Holy Week Schedule)


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE, March 30-April 5




Holy Thursday, April 2nd

No Masses during the day at St. Raymond’s

(10:30 a.m. Chrism Mass at St. Thomas More Cathedral)

No Confessions on Holy Thursday

7:00 p.m. “Mass of the Lord’s Supper”

  • This Mass includes the ritual “Washing of Feet”
  • After Mass, Night Watch is kept until Midnight in the Parish Hall




Good Friday, April 3rd (a day of mandatory fasting and abstinence)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. …Confessions

            3:00 p.m………..………. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Veneration of the Cross & Communion Service)

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.…………Confessions

7:00 p.m. ………..….……Stations of the Cross

7:30 p.m.………..………..Confessions (until the line runs out)




Holy Saturday, April 4th (a day of voluntary fasting and abstinence)

12:00 p.m.……………….. Blessing of the Easter Baskets

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.……..Confessions

8:30 p.m. ……………….…Easter Vigil Mass





Normal Sunday Mass Times except no 5:00 p.m. Mass











Saturday, April 11th


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Easter Egg Hunt

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Senior Luncheon