Why Be Catholic?

We’re Catholic because the eternal God of the universe loves us so much that he sent his only begotten Son to redeem us from our sin, bring us into his divine life, and immerse us in this truth and love.

Essentially, being Catholic is a heavenly gift intended to allow us to become fully human, fully alive, fully invested with the beauty of our awesome God!

In this section of our website, we invite you to explore several aspects of the beauty of Catholicism, and we invite you into a deeper relationship with our Lord, who is Jesus Christ.

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More Parish Happenings

Male and Female He Created Them: Responding in Truth and Charity to Transgender Ideology

The Basilica of Saint Mary and the Diocese of Arlington Office of Faith Formation will host the fourth annual Saints…

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Extraordinary Form Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday June 11th at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for the Extraordinary Form Latin Mass on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday,…

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Austin Ruse to Speak at St. Agnes June 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Austin Ruse, a local Catholic author, will talk about his new book on Friday, June 11, at 8:00 p.m., in…

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Saint Agnes Donation Drive for Afghan Refugees (June 19-20)

This summer Northern Virginia will become “home” to a large number of Afghan families who have been forced to leave…

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