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COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Updates

Please pray for each other.

Update - May 25, 2020

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


OLGC is still not open for public Masses. We are in the process of determining when and what that will look like. All information about re-opening will be posted here and sent in an email to parishioners.

Please visit www.olgcva.org/live for Mass every week & other recordings.

Staff are working remotely and are able to access email and voicemail if you have any questions.

Church Office is Open - Mon - Fri 9am - 12noon
Church/Chapel is Open - Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm, Sat. & Sun 8am - 12noon

Confessions every Saturday at 9am in the Church. En Español 30 de Mayo

Please remember to keep a safe distance from one another and not exceeding the 10-person limit. Please use the front main doors of the Church from the bell tower or the door closest to the Administration Building. All other doors will be locked.
Please DO NOT park in the circle.

Missalettes are available in the Narthex - All are welcome to come and take them home.


Liturgy & Prayer: Please continue to pray for one another.

  • Wednesday 8:30am Mass will be Live Streamed on our YouTube Channel in May.
  • Sunday, May 31st, Mass will be livestreamed at 10am and recording will be available.
  • Monday, June 1st Mass at 8:30am will be live streamed.
  • OLGC Mass, Evening Prayer & other reflections and recordings are posted online at www.olgcva.org/live.
  • The Oblates are saying private Masses for all intentions that were scheduled. The bulletin has these intentions listed so that all may pray for them.
  • Daily readings are available online www.usccb.org/bible/readings.
  • The weekly Prayer of the Faithful is listed online www.olgcva.org/liturgy-worship/liturgical-ministries.
  • The Candle stands have been moved into the Church for you to light a candle and say a prayer.
  • Confessions every Saturday at 9am in the Church. En Español 30 de Mayo
  • Holy Water bottles are available at the Admin Office.
  • You can order Mass cards and Mass Enrollments online www.olgcva.org/liturgy-worship/devotions/mass.
  • Adoration every Friday 8am - 12noon Must sign up www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848a4aa2bab9-mayadoration
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 been making 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, grocery shopping or errands done or want to volunteer to help others, please contact Amy Schlanger, 703.896.7424 or email development@olgcva.org.
  • 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. Another way to help those in need https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4aa4a92ca2fb6-vpc.
  • 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:
  • Weekly Emails are being sent to CCF families regarding lessons and resources.
  • 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:
  • Weekly activities are happening for the High School Youth of the Parish. Visit and follow at Before the Flame Studio Youtube and Before the Flame Studio Instagram.Derek sends emails every week with links. Contact him to be added to the list.
  • Monday Meetup is every Monday at 3:15pm with Fr. Bresnahan and we answer as many questions we can from the live chat to sent in ones. Questions range from philosophical, Catholic, goofy, movies, foods, etc.
  • Worship Wednesday- 7:30pm We will be playing some live Praise and Worship music by request from our community. We will be on Youtube Live (on Before the Flame Studio's account).
  • Thursday- Hello (Social Distancing) Scripture @ 7:30pm on Zoom.
  • Faithful Friday 7:30pm on Instagram
  • Sunday Night Live (on Zoom)
  • GROUP Mission Trips and our Workcamp in Wrightsville, PA has postponed until 2021. This is a disappointment but one that we can understand.
Communications:
  • Support Businesses that Support OLGC
  • The bulletin is still being published and some printed copies are available in the Narthex. The bulletin is posted online.
  • 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 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:
  • Bishop Burbidge's Walk Humbly Podcast May 15, 2020
  • Diocesan Guidelines for reintegration
  • Visit the Diocese's website for a listing of local Live stream Masses, prayer guides and more! https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/covid19resources/.
  • 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:

SENIOR SHOPPING HOURS – Earlier this month the following stores began offering special shopping for seniors: BJ's: All BJ's Wholesale Club locations: 8-9 am daily; Costco: 8-9 am T-W-Th 60+; Fresh Market: 8-9 am, M-F; Giant: 6-7 am daily; Safeway: 7-9 am Tuesday and Thursday; Target: 8-9 am. 65+; Trader Joe's: Seniors will have a separate line to get into the store for expedited entry 9-10 am daily; Walgreens: 8-9 am Tuesdays; Walmart: 6-7 am Tuesdays; Wegmans: The chain doesn't have special early morning hours for seniors; Whole Foods: 7-8 am. 60+; CVS: 9-10am on Wednesdays.

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