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COVID-19 Updates

In Christ ~ Stronger Together

Update - September 18, 2020

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

The dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day obligation to participate in the Mass remains in place for all Catholics until further notice.

Please remember masks are required on campus and to keep a safe distance from one another. Please use the front main doors of the Church from the bell tower. All other doors will be locked.

Click here to sign up for Mass  and Click here for details on attending Mass

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

Office is Open - Mon - Fri 9am - 4:30pm
Church is Open - Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Church is 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.

10am Sunday Mass and 8:30am Wednesday Mass are live-streamed on www.olgcva.org/live and YouTube


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 www.divinemercycare.org/donate-2/ or A Woman's Choice www.awomanschoicecenter.com/page/7-Donate/ or Diocese's Gabriel Project & Project Rachel www.arlingtondiocese.org/giftforlife.
  • 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 olgcwomen2019@gmail.com to be added to the list.
  • Food for Others is accepting donations www.foodforothers.org. 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 svdp@olgcva.org or call 703.938.3210. Donations are accepted by check to the church office or online https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/VA875/26620.
  • CHO (Community for Helping Others) is not accepting or giving food or clothing donations at this time.They are only providing 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 started virtual this year.
  • Weekly Emails are being sent to CCF families regarding lessons and resources.
  • Vacation Bible School happened virtually this year. View photos at https://olgcviennava.smugmug.com/2020-VBS/
  • 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 Formed.org. Parishioners can experience several hours of watching, reading and listening to the best of Catholic content. Use Code VGXJ7X.
  • Online Resources
Youth Ministry:
Communications:
  • 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 communications@olgcva.org.
  • 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 https://membership.faithdirect.net/enroll/VA875. 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 @olgcva.org or @olgcschool.org. All other email addresses should be considered spam.
Fellowship:
Diocese of Arlington
  • Prayer – Here is a prayer that Bishop Burbidge wrote to bring you hope and relieve any anxieties. Jesus, Son of God, you were sent by the Father to bear our weakness; be with us in this time of crisis. Merciful Savior, heal and comfort the sick, so that, with health restored, they may give you praise. Divine Physician, accompany our caregivers so that, serving with patience, they may heal wisely. Eternal Wisdom, guide our leaders so that, seeking remedies, they may follow your light. Christ, the Anointed, protect us in body and spirit, so that, freed from harm, we may be delivered from all affliction. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

Resources:

Print Coloring pages to explain COVID-19 to children.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the best source of information is directly from the www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Fairfax County's COVID-19 website. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/ 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.

  • You can also view the emergency blog, and stay in touch using the County's social media platforms and through text messaging (Text FFXCOVID to 888777 to receive updates).
  • The Health Department has a dedicated phone line that residents can call if they have questions 703-267-3511 (9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends).
  • If you need support please call Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) 703-222-0880 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays). Residents can also visit the Human Services Resource Guide (HSRG) at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hsrg/ , an online, searchable guide to available health and human services resources in Fairfax County.
  • An updated list of community-based resources for food assistance and donations can be found at: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources. Residents who want to contribute are encouraged to consider making monetary contributions and grocery gift card donations to our community-based organizations partners
  • Fairfax County Assistance and Resources
  • The Department of Family Services announced that our Financial and Medical Assistance lobbies at each of our locations (Fairfax, South County, Annandale, and Lake Anne) will be closed to walk-in visitors starting Friday, Mar. 20, 2020. Get assistance from a distance. For more information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/financial-and-medical?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
  • Assistance from a Distance for older adults and adults with disabilities: Access DFS Services Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/assistance-from-a-distance