Dinners for Eight
Each month, members of the parish gather for small dinner parties. This is a fun and informal way to get to know the members of the parish, enjoy conversation, and share a meal together.
The date of the dinner is subject to change each month, but are always held on a Saturday night.
Please watch the Sunday Bulletin for an announcement or check the Calendar tab at the top of this page.
Email Nancy Councilor at firstname.lastname@example.org or add your name to the paper sign-up sheet at the coffee hour after the Sunday services. Please also indicate if you are interested in hosting one of the dinners.
These dinners are organized by Nancy Councilor of the Parish Life Committee.
Blessing of the Animals
Historic Church Steps
This special service is usually held the first Sunday of October to offer a blessing for the animals in our lives.
Bring the animals in your lives for a blessing in honor of St. Francis. Invite your friends to bring their pets, too. All are welcome.
Shrine Mont Annual Family Retreat
Columbus Day Weekend
Each October, the parish offers a family weekend retreat to the Shrine Mont retreat center in the Shenandoah Mountains. The retreat is typically scheduled for Columbus Day weekend each year.
This is a chance to meet and spend time with the members of the parish and your family, and relax and reflect in the peace and beauty of the mountains.
Activities include a bonfire with s’mores and a sing-along, hiking, star-gazing, zip-lining, golf, board games, and family-style meals.
Each year, a guest speaker enlightens our understanding of a specific thematic topic while supervised activities are provided for children.
Scholarship and Transportation Support:
Scholarships are available. Contact Rachael Cilladi.
Transportation is available. Contact Matt Rhodes.
Questions should be directed to Matt Rhodes by email or by calling (703) 581-9500.