Upcoming News and Announcements

  • See our most recent bulletin for more info.
  • All day/night Adoration will be next Friday, Dec. 2nd with a Taize Holy Hour at 7:30pm to begin the Advent Music Series.

Next Weekend/Announcements

  • Are you missing a White House ornament from a previous year? We have White House ornaments from previous years that we are offering to our parishioners for a good will donation. The ornaments are from the following years: 2009, 2012, 2016, 2020, and 2021. See the Parish Office for the selection.

 Moving Forward

  • The beginning of the new liturgical year also begins the second year of the Diocesan Jubilee which focuses on Mary. The diocese is offering Rosary booklets to be used in conjunction with the theme: “My Soul Rejoices In The Lord.” Download Here!

    Reflections within the booklet were contributed by consecrated religious sisters throughout the Diocese of Arlington. Sister Mary Sheila, Chair of the Consecrated Religious Subcommittee for the Golden Jubilee Steering Committee, was instrumental in helping coordinate and bring this to fruition. We hope you will download them and use them throughout the upcoming year.

  • Service Projects for Advent *Martha’s Table Sandwich Program is on Christmas Day. Anyone who is in town could make sandwiches on 12/24 (or 25) to drop on Christmas Day any time before 3 PM on The Gilles Family porch. Full info at: tinyurl.com/MTSandwiches*We could always use supplemental help with packing and delivery for Food For Others Meal Program every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:50 in the Burke Community Section 8 Housing Area  – Contact Pete Nevlud – petr2020@cox.net for more info. *Here is the sign up for House of Mercy’s Christmas with Mercy event. All of the available dates and roles for volunteering are listed, with detailed descriptions of each role. Please let me know if you have any questions though. Here is the link: Christmas with Mercy Signup God Bless You! John McClay, Volunteer Coordinator, 571.719.3769 – House of Mercy

  • This weekend we will be celebrating the First Sunday in Advent. Do you need help getting ready for Advent to begin? We are providing you with a link for daily meditations sent to your email from Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire program. Please click on the link to sign up!


    For more Advent activities and reflections, see the section on Word on Fire Advent, in Flocknotes. We are praying for a peaceful, faith filled Advent for you and your family.

Welcome from our Pastor

On behalf of our parish family, welcome to St. Mary of Sorrows parish website! We would love for you to join us on Sunday, and every day!  Please look over our website and if we can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to contact me or a staff member. Our mission/vision statement is listed below to provide you with a deeper sense of our commitment to our Lord Jesus.

In Christ Through Mary,
Rev. James S. Barkett, Pastor

  • Have you gone to Mass and remembered that you left your envelope at home? Try our electronic giving vendor, Parish Giving, here on our website. It’s very easy! Thank you for your generosity!
  • Also, Catholic Charities is the charitable arm of our Bishop’s ministry that enables him, parishes, and parishioners to serve poor and vulnerable neighbors within the Diocese of Arlington. Please consider them when making charitable donations.


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