Parish Updates & Mass Information

Updated - March 5, 2021
The dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day obligation to participate in the Mass remains in place for all Catholics until further notice.

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Printout of seating and communion stations in the Church for weekend Masses.

10am Sunday Mass and 8:30am Wednesday Mass are live-streamed and can be viewed on or on YouTube.

As of March 5th - Due to capacity restrictions Masses for Holy Week are only available to parishioners at this time. Non-parishioners can email to be added to the waitlist. 

Please remember masks are required on campus for all aged 5 and older. Masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth and 6ft distance from one another.

Doors are closed and locked 5 minutes before Mass begins. This allows the Porters to complete their job, make sure all are seated so that the Intro can be read before the priest processes to the altar, and allow the Porters and all attendees to fully celebrate the Mass from the beginning.  

The Office is Open - Mon - Fri 9am - 4:30pm, closed for lunch from 12noon-12:45pm.
The Chapel is Open - Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
The Church is Open Fridays 10am - 7:30pm and closed on Saturdays & Sundays except for Mass, in order to be prepared for Mass and to clean in between the Masses.

Confessions are Saturday mornings from 9 - 9:30am and during Lent on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm. 

Even though we are apart, we are still a community of faith

Liturgy & Prayer: Please continue to pray for one another.
OLGC School:
Outreach: (Ways to help or if you need help)
  • If parishioners, or students would like to write notes or make drawings to other parishioners who are going through this alone and who have family elsewhere, please drop them off at the parish office or mail them to us and we will mail them out. The parish office has notes cards if you need them.
  • OLGC School & Parish Staff have made phone calls to our older parishioners to see how they are doing and to let them know we are here if they need anything. If at any time you are in need of assistance, call the office at 703.938.2828.
  • Donate to help mothers in need to Divine Mercy Care or A Woman's Choice or Diocese's Gabriel Project & Project Rachel
  • Parishioners continue to support The Lamb Center with a monthly breakfast on Monday and lunch on Friday, check calendar for dates. If you would like to volunteer, please email to be added to the list.
  • Food for Others is accepting donations If you are able and would like to donate, you may drop your items at: Food for Others, 2938 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031.
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul is available for those in need. email or call 703.938.3210. Donations are accepted by check to the church office or online
  • CHO (Community for Helping Others) is a place you can donate food or clothing or food cards. Please send donations to CHO, PO Box 233, Vienna, VA 22183.
  • We continue to support on a monthly basis Christ House, contact Patty Orfini and SOME, contact Anna Somers if you would like to help.
Faith Formation:
  • CCF is happening virtually this year.
  • Weekly Emails are being sent to CCF families regarding lessons and resources.
  • Vacation Bible School over the summer happened virtually. View photos at
  • OLGC parishioners have the opportunity to view online Catholic media in the form of programs, e-books, movies, audio sources for FREE through our parish subscription to Parishioners can experience several hours of watching, reading and listening to the best of Catholic content. Use Code VGXJ7X.
  • Online Resources
Youth Ministry:
  • High School Youth ministry is happening weekly, most events are virtual. To be added to weekly email contact director of YM Derek Rogers
    • JPTuesdays at 7pm
    • Hello Scripture on Thursdays at 7pm
    • Nightlife on Sundays at 6pm
  • We are hopeful that WorkCamp will happen in the summer of 2021.
  • Support Businesses that Support OLGC
  • The bulletin is still being published and some printed copies are available at the Admin Office. The bulletin is posted online and you can sign up to receive it via email, click on Bulletin. 
  • Weekly email updates - If you or you know of a parishioner who is not receiving emails please have them check their spam folder or have them email
  • Follow us on social media
  • Church - Facebook - @olgcviennava |Twitter - @olgcviennava | Instagram - @olgcviennava
  • School – Facebook - @olgcschoolva |Twitter - @olgcschoolva | Instagram - @olgcschoolva
  • Electronic giving is a sure and consistent way to support OLGC during this uncertain and changing time through Faith Direct Text to Give is another option, simply text the dollar amount to 703.810.7674.
  • PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS of fraudulent email & text messages! Parishioners continue to receive phony email messages allegedly from clergy and staff. Churches are reporting text messages that are also being received. DO NOT REPLY TO THE MESSAGE and DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS. If you receive a message like this, report it as Spam, Junk, or Phishing through your email provider. If you have already clicked or replied to the message, it is recommended that you change your email password since many of these scams are trying to capture your information. OLGC Staff will only communicate with you from an email address ending in or All other email addresses should be considered spam.
Diocese of Arlington


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the best source of information is directly from the

Fairfax County's COVID-19 website. This week, the county created one website to house the various aspects related to COVID-19: operating status, count information, health department updates, updates for the schools, and how one can help at this time.

Regarding Governor Northam's new statewide measures: The Diocese of Arlington and the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) have clarified that the 10-person limit to social gatherings does NOT apply to religious services, and to instructional educational settings, including classrooms, buses, cafeterias, and recess. The celebration of Mass and OLGC School in-person learning will continue. We will continue to maintain social distancing as recommended by the CDC. OLGC now requires that face coverings/masks be worn by children 5 years and older when on the OLGC property inside and outside. Details of the announcement may be found here.