Lenten Liturgies and Devotions

The Light is ON for You
Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation each Wednesday evening during Lent, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

Lenten Penance Services

  • Monday, March 22 from 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 30, from 6:30-8:00 PM

We will have additional priests to hear confessions.

Fridays during Lent

  • Friday February 26 – 8:00 PM, Mass (Spanish)
  • Fri. March 5 – 8:00 PM, Mass (English)
  • Fri. March 12 – 8:00 PM, Mass (Spanish)
  • Fri. March 19 – 7:30 PM, Solemn Evening Prayer for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, in this Year of St. Joseph (English)
  • Friday March 26 – 8:00 PM, Mass (Spanish)

Stations of the Cross – Friday, February 26, March 5 & 12

Friday Evening Adoration
Each Friday of Lent at approximately 9:15 PM, following Spanish Stations of the Cross.

Fasting & Abstinence
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

Phase III: Reserve Your Spot to Attend Sunday Mass

Updates on Pandemic Health Precautions (18-Nov-2020)

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington has issued amended directives, based on Governor Northam’s Executive Order 67 (Nov. 13, 2020). The items that affect Mass attendance (Religious Services) are:

  1. (Revison) Individuals attending “religious services” must be seated at least six feet apart at all times and must practice physical distancing at all times. Family members may be seated together.
  2. Face Coverings · (Revision) All persons aged 5 and older are expected to wear a face covering in accordance with the revised Executive Orders 63 & 67. 

Phase III of re-entry began July 1st. Note that this did not change the number of people that can be seated in the church. Our limiting factor currently is the social distancing that is required.  Even though there is no capacity percentage limit in place, the social distancing requirement is what limits the number of people who may be admitted.

A Mass reservation must be made in order to attend Mass.  Public Masses are being held at the following times:

  • 5:30 pm English
  • 7:30 am English
  • 9:30 am English
  • 11:30 am English (also livestreamed)
  • 1:30 pm Spanish (also livestreamed)
  • 3:30 pm Spanish
  • 5:30 pm English
  • 7:00 pm Spanish

If you would like to attend Mass,
please note the following steps to make your reservation:

Step One:
Review Directives – It is important that you review the list of Directives for Phase III Re-opening (English) / Directivas para la Fase III Reapertura de Misas (español) prior to making your reservation.

Step Two:
Make your Reservation – You must make a reservation to attend Saturday/Sunday Mass. No one will be admitted to the church for Mass without a reservation. The Mass reservation system for the following Sunday typically opens on Wednesday at 1:00 PM.

If you have Internet access, use the links provided to access the reservation system and book your reservation for Mass. Note, if you do not have Internet access, you may call Linda Gaynord at the parish office (703-393-1430) and she will make a reservation for you.

Please remember to wear a mask to church. There are exceptions for medical conditions.  We recommend that you arrive with adequate time before Mass begins, so that you may find seats for your family/household to sit together. Thank you!

Please watch this video (English and Spanish versions shown below) from the Diocese of Arlington regarding guidelines for maintaining safety and protocol during Mass.


Directivas para la Fase III de Reapertura de Misas

Información de las Precauciones de Salud (18-Nov-2020)

La Diócesis de Arlington actualizó algunas directrices basadas en la Orden Ejecutiva 67 dictada por el Gobernador Northam (13 de noviembre de 2020). Las directrices que afectan la asistencia a la Santa Misa (Servicios Religiosos) son:

  1. (Revisión) Todas las personas que asistan a “servicios religiosos” deben sentarse con una distancia de al menos 6 pies y mantener esa distancia durante todo el tiempo. Los familiares se pueden sentar juntos.
  2. Coberturas de cara: (Revisión). Todas las personas mayores de 5 años deben usar cobertura de cara según las revisiones a las Órdenes Ejecutivas 63 & 67.

Tenga en cuenta que el sistema de reservas de Mass
no abre hasta los miércoles a la 1:00 PM.

La fase III de reingreso comenzó el 1 de julio. Tenga en cuenta que esto no cambia el número de personas que pueden sentarse en la iglesia. Nuestro factor limitante actualmente es el distanciamiento social que se requiere.  A pesar de que no existe un límite porcentual de capacidad, el requisito de distanciamiento social es lo que limita el número de personas que pueden ser admitidas.

Para asistir a la misa debe hacer una reservación. Las Misas Públicas se celebran en los siguientes horarios: 


  • 5:30 pm inglés


  • 7:30 am inglés
  • 9:30 am inglés
  • 11:30 am inglés (también trasmitido en vivo)
  • 1:30 pm español (también trasmitido en vivo)
  • 3:30 pm español
  • 5:30 pm inglés
  • 7:00 pm español

Si desea asistir a Misa, tenga en cuenta los siguientes pasos para hacer su reservación:

Paso uno:
Revisar Directivas – Es importante que revise la lista de Directivas para la Reapertura de Fase III (inglés) / Directivas para la Fase III Reapertura de Misas (español) antes de hacer su reservación.

Paso dos:
Haga su reservación – Debe hacer una reservación para asistir a la misa del sábado o domingo. Nadie será admitido en la iglesia para la misa sin reservación.

Si tiene acceso a internet, utilice los enlaces proporcionados para acceder al sistema de reservas y reserve su puesto para la Misa. Nota, si no tiene acceso a Internet, puede llamar a Linda Gaynord en la oficina parroquial (703-393-1430) y ella hará una reservación para usted.

Por favor, recuerde llevar su mascarilla puesta para entrar a la iglesia. Hay excepciones para las condiciones médicas. Le recomendamos que llegue con tiempo adecuado antes de que comience la misa, para que pueda encontrar asientos para que su familia y que se siente juntos. ¡Muchas gracias!

Por favor, vea este video (las versiones en inglés y español que se muestran a continuación) de la Diócesis de Arlington con respecto a las pautas para mantener la seguridad y el protocolo durante la Misa.

Mire este video (las versiones en inglés y español se muestran a continuación) de la Diócesis de Arlington sobre las pautas para mantener la seguridad y el protocolo durante la Misa.


Confession Schedule – Week of February 28

Week of February 28, 2021

We are keeping a regular Confession schedule as much as possible.

Since we are in Phase III, the following remain canceled:

Friday confessions between morning Masses
First Friday evening confessions and Mass.

We will be having Confession on the following days.

  • Wednesday, March 3: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 6:  3:00 – 4:00 PM

Let us pray for each other and for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nuevo Horario de Confesión – Semana del 28 de febrero

Nos estamos moviendo a un horario regular de Confesión tanto como sea posible.

Dese menos que estamos en la Fase III, quedan canceladas las siguientes:

Confesiones del viernes entre misas matutinas.
Confesiones y Misa del primer viernes por la noche.

Tendremos la Confesión en los siguientes días:

  • Miércoles 3 de marzo: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Sábado 6 de marzo: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Oremos los unos por los otros y por el fin de la pandemia de COVID-19.

Adoration Schedule – Week of February 28

Week of February 28, 2021

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament—Adoration
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel has resumed with a partial schedule. It is also subject to social distancing. There is a limit of 20 people at a time in the chapel, subject to social distancing of 6 feet between households. The times at which we will resume Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament are:

  • Wednesday, 9:00 AM until Thursday, 6:45 AM;
  • Thursday, 7:00 PM until Friday, 6:45 AM;
  • Friday, 8:00 PM until Saturday, 7:00 AM. Note that the Rosary will be held in the church and not the chapel, due to capacity limits;
  • Sunday evening, after the 7:00 PM Mass, from 8:00 PM until Monday, 6:45 AM.

We will not have Exposition between the weekday daily Masses (Monday–Friday) at this time, as regular attendance would exceed capacity limits.

Please reserve an hour time spot through our SignupGenius site, Adoration Signups to assist our Adoration Coordinator in verifying that we will always have at least 2 people present. If we do not have at least 2 people present at all times, then we will not be able to have Exposition. We allow for up to 4 people to signup online. If 4 people are already signed up, others may simply enter the chapel, again, subject to the capacity limit of 20.

Access to the Chapel. The interior doors between the church and chapel will be locked. You must use the exterior doors to enter the chapel and the exterior doors to enter the church. This is based on recommendations from our Safety and Security Subcommittee of our Facilities Committee and from public safety officials, who have been consulted (prior to the COVID-19 crisis) for safety concerns for churches and houses of worship. This is necessary for the larger Masses or liturgies and certain other events that take place in the church. We will look at any exceptions to this once we have staff back in place.

Since we are in Phase III, the following are still canceled:

  • Friday confessions between morning Masses
  • First Friday evening confessions and Mass

Exposición del Santísimo Sacramento—Adoración
La adoración del Santísimo Sacramento en la Capilla se ha reanudado con un calendario parcial. También está sujeto al distanciamiento social. Hay un límite de 20 personas a la vez en la capilla, sujeto a distanciamiento social de 6 pies entre los hogares. Los tiempos en los que reanudaremos la Exposición del Santísimo Sacramento son:

  • Miércoles, 9:00 am hasta el jueves, 6:45 am;
  • Jueves, 7:00 pm hasta el viernes, 6:45 am;
  • Viernes, 8:00 pm hasta el sábado, 7:00 am. Tenga en cuenta que el Rosario se llevará a cabo en la iglesia y no en la capilla, debido a los límites de capacidad;
  • Domingo por la noche, después de la 7:00 pm Misa, de 8:00 pm hasta lunes, 6:45 am.

No tendremos Exposición entre las Misas diarias del día de la semana (de lunes a viernes) en este momento, ya que la asistencia regular excedería los límites de capacidad.

Por favor, reserve un lugar de hora a través de nuestro sitio de SignupGenius, Adoration Signups para ayudar a nuestro Coordinador de Adoración  en verificar que siempre tendremos al menos 2 personas presentes. Si no tenemos al menos 2 personas presentes en todo momento, entonces no podremos tener Exposición. Permitimos que hasta 4 personas se registren en línea. Si 4 personas ya están inscómadas, otras pueden simplemente entrar en la capilla, de nuevo, sujeto al límite de capacidad de 20.

Acceso a la Capilla. Las puertas interiores entre la iglesia y la capilla estarán cerradas. Debe utilizar las puertas exteriores para entrar en la capilla y las puertas exteriores para entrar en la iglesia. Esto se basa en las recomendaciones de nuestro Subcomité de Seguridad y Seguridad de nuestro Comité de Instalaciones y de funcionarios de seguridad pública, que han sido consultados (antes de la crisis COVID-19) para problemas de seguridad para iglesias y casas de culto. Esto es necesario para las misas o liturgias más grandes y ciertos otros eventos que tienen lugar en la iglesia. Vamos a ver cualquier excepción a este una vez que tenemos personal de nuevo en su lugar.

Dado que estamos en la Fase III, las siguientes siguen canceladas:

  • Confesiones del viernes entre misas matutinas
  • Primera confesión del viernes por la noche y Misa

5 Car Raffle – 2021

Raffle tickets to our 24th Annual 5 Car Raffle are in the mail. Each registered family should receive 20 car raffle
tickets in the mail. Proceeds will continue to help to pay for our church and Parish Activities Center.

Talk about the raffle in conversation — almost every time, the people you are talking to will ask if they can purchase a ticket. Thanks to your tremendous support, this has become one of our largest fund raising events. Please help continue the tradition by selling or purchasing tickets.

Additional tickets will be available in the parish office beginning Feb. 15.

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

Scheduling a Mass Intention for 2021

Whenever the Eucharist is celebrated, it embraces the entire human family, both living and dead. It is not limited to one person or one intention. The benefits of each Eucharist are infinite and include the whole world.

Nevertheless, the custom of requesting a priest to offer the Mass for a specific intention is a long-standing tradition in the Church. This is because the Church considers the Mass as the greatest possible prayer of intercession insofar as it is the perfect offering of Christ to the Father by making present the Paschal Mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus.

This refers to commending to the Lord a special intention in addition to the intentions that are included in the celebration
of every Eucharist: the Holy Father, the Diocesan Bishop, the clergy and “the entire people you have gained for your
own” (Eucharistic Prayer III). Those for whom the Mass is thus offered participate in a special way in the grace of the
Eucharistic sacrifice.

Masses may be offered for any good purpose, most commonly for the repose of the soul of someone who has died, but also for the living, as on anniversaries, birthdays, times of illness, or in thanksgiving. The faithful generally make an offering, called a stipend, to the priest in order to apply the Mass to a specific intention.

The scheduling of Mass intentions at All Saints Parish is done through the parish office. Please note the following:

  • Scheduled Masses — If you are a parishioner and would like to have a Mass offered for someone, please come by the parish library in the church, on Tues.-Wed, Dec. 1-2, from 10:00–11:45 am and 1:00–2:30 pm. To expedite matters, you may come by the parish office and pick up envelopes early and then fill them out at home; in this way when you come in, you’ll be ready to go!

    There are many requests for the limited number of Masses offered each year. In view of this fact and the size of our parish, to ensure some fairness in the procedure, we are asking that each family limit their Mass Intentions to no more than eight (8) scheduled Masses per year. The customary Mass stipend in the Province of Baltimore, to which the Arlington Diocese belongs, is $10.00.

  • Unscheduled Masses — If you wish to have other Masses offered for an individual or need, an unscheduled Mass will be offered within a short period of time by a priest of the parish or sent to a priest in a seminary, campus ministry, retreat house, or the missions.
  • Purgatorial Society — Deceased family members and friends of our parish may be enrolled as a member of the Purgatorial Society of All Saints Catholic Church, and as such will be remembered in a special Mass each month for one year. Suggested Mass donation is $20.00.
  • All Saints and St. Gabriel Mission — Mass intentions for Masses at All Saints Church will be taken at the All Saints parish office. Mass intentions for Masses at St. Gabriel Mission will be taken at the St. Gabriel Pastoral Center, Manassas Park.

Mass intentions will only be taken Mon. – Fri., from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For further information, please contact Linda (lgaynord@allsaintsva.org or 703-393-1430).

That Man Is You

The new season of That Man Is You, our men’s faith formation program has started. The theme is  “All Things New” based on Christ’s saying,  “Behold, I make all things new.” Group sessions are being held in the Knights of Columbus Hall at 6:00 am on Satudays, finishing promptly at 7:30 am. Virtual sessions are available. To enroll: Call or text Matt Spinosa (703-380-6708). Current enrollees will receive weekly reminder emails.
The Objectives for this Fall: Journeying into the splendor of the Church exposes new depths of Catholic spirituality and devotions. The profundity of the Scriptures sets the stage for renewal of mind and heart – a new creation story, a new Adam, a new Eve, a new covenant and even a new kingdom! Prepare for the practical, the precise, the profound, and even the prophetic!
To see the program layout, on the web see All Things New. To see last week’s session on the web, see The Road to Emmaus with Scott Hahn.

Pastoral Letter:
In Tongues All Can Hear

“The mission of the Church yesterday, today and tomorrow is to evangelize, to broadcast the Good News. From the letters of the Apostles to the cell phone today, the Church’s mission must always be made new, because new ears always await to hear her message. Throughout her history, the Church has adopted new means of communication. As the world has changed, the Church has adapted, finding ways to tell a timeless story, to speak so that people can hear “in their own tongues” a message of hope that is ever new and ever true.”

Please see the Pastoral Letter of Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington entitled, In Tongues All Can Hear | Communicating the Hope of Christ in Times of Trial

In Tongues All Can Hear