As of March 17, 2020, Bishop Burbidge has suspended all public celebrations of Mass in the Arlington Diocese until further notice. Click to listen to the Bishop’s Message.
Per our Pastor, Father Zuberbueler on March 17, 2020:
Here at St. Anthony’s your priests will offer the Mass each day, privately, for the intentions and needs of the parish and our parishioners. We will offer all of the Masses for all of the particular intentions that many of you have already asked of us in our 2020 calendar.
We now offer live streaming Masses from our parish here on our website, for now, click here.
The church will be open for private prayer. Parishioners are strongly encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion each day, trusting in the Lord Jesus to share with them the grace of Holy Communion.
Below is the daily Mass schedule. We also have a schedule for federal holidays and inclement weather. If you would like to read or know the daily Mass readings, Click on this link.
FEDERAL HOLIDAYS MASS SCHEDULE
On federal holidays, there is only one Mass in English at 8:30 a.m. The parish office, gift shop, and school are also closed on federal holidays.
MASS TIMES IN NEIGHBORING PARISHES – Click to find a parish near you.
SNOW / INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSINGS
Mass is never canceled due to bad weather. St. Anthony of Padua Parish, including the religious gift shop, follows Fairfax County Public Schools policy regarding closings and delays due to inclement weather. We do not want parishioners to feel obligated to attend Sunday Mass during severe snowstorms, icy conditions, or other dangerous weather conditions. Use your judgment and do not endanger yourself or others.
Baptized Catholics are expected to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. There are circumstances that may excuse a Catholic from this obligation. Being ill, homebound, or severe weather conditions are samples of situations that may affect your safety or the safety of others. The Church recommends you make a spiritual Communion and spend time in prayer.
Sunday TV Mass allows those who are homebound to spiritually participate in the Catholic Mass. The Mass airs on Sundays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. on the WDCW (The CW). To check which channel the Mass airs on in your location, visit the Arlington Diocesan site, click here or EWTN’s Daily Readings.
- All parish activities, except Mass, will be canceled when Fairfax County cancels its school and/or activities. Please monitor local TV stations, radio stations, or via your phone.
- If there is a two hour delayed opening on the weekdays, the office and gift shop will open two hours late as well. Click here to see parish office hours, click here.
- Visit FCPS’ site on closings and delays, click here.
Our parish strives to be the Body of Christ. At each Mass, we acknowledge our need for the Lord’s forgiveness and we are nourished by His Body and Blood. We give God thanks and praise for the Supreme Gift of His presence in the Word, the Eucharist, and the worshipping community. From Mass, we are then sent forth in Peace to Love and serve the Lord.