Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia)

Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia)

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Join us this Saturday for a
FREE Halloween Family Fun Run
Bring the family, wear your costumes and get your sweets before your treats! 🕷👻🎃

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Gracias Dios mio por darnos la dicha de volver a tu casa con salud,,gracias Padre Ramon y Padre Tom por tenernos en sus oraciones🙏y gracias Good Shepherd Catholic por todas las medidas que an tomado para que todos estemos bien!!!!Bendiciones para todos!!!! Excelente domingo escuchando la palabra de dios con el padre Ramon" 🙏 seguimos en Oracion!!!!
🙏🏻
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbWX0n4zNx4

Mystery Babylon's 4 Locations Reveal Her Identity
Any chance we can get palms?
El sagrado corazon de Jesus traiga pronto la salud a todos los agobiados en estos momentos 🙏 Nuestra madre santisima interceda por todo el mundo. Amen.
No hay mejor manera que finalizar un año agradeciendo a Dios por todo lo que nos ha concedido y comenzar este 2020 poniendo todo en las manos de El que como Padre nos concedera lo mejor para nosotros sus hijos!
Feliz año para todos que Dios no siga bendiciendo!
Very proud to be part of this big and beautiful family...
Bendición de los animales!
Día de San Francisco de Asis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LRViRNJeX0

Antichrist is a Loser! We Will Defeat the Beast!
Primeras Comuniones el día de ayer!
Felicidades a nuestros niños!

Located near Mount Vernon, VA "Loving as Christ loves, serving as Christ serves." Welcome to Good Shepherd Catholic Church! We are an active faith community in Alexandria, Virginia.

It is our vision to "love as Christ loves and serve as Christ serves." We seek to do this through vibrant worship, a strong ministry of social justice, faith formation for all ages, and a culture of active stewardship of our time, talent, and treasure. All are welcome to worship and learn with us! (We encourage a dialog of respectful communication on this page. Two post limit on any one posting. No ad hominem. No uncharity.)

Operating as usual

[09/26/21]   Fairfax water is currently working on a water main break near Good Shepherd. The parish remains open but without use of any of the restrooms or other water sources. Mass at 6:30 will take place. We will update our website and social media as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources 09/24/2021

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

Livestream Information
Due to technical difficulties beyond control of the parish, we are currently unable to livestream our Masses. The simulcast in Creedon Hall will continue on all Sunday Masses except 6:30pm. Click here for livestream resources from the diocese: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/covid19resources/ We continue to work with our IT company and provider to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Transmisión en Vivo de las Misas
Debido a dificultades técnicas que escapan al control de la parroquia, la transmisión en vivo de nuestras Misas NO está disponible. La proyección en simultaneo de la Misa de 2pm continúa en el Creedon Hall. Seguimos trabajando con nuestra compañía de tecnología para resolver este problema lo más pronto posible. Lamentamos las molestias y agradecemos su comprensión

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources Bishop Burbidge and the priests of the Diocese continue to offer creative ways to grow in your faith during this challenging time as the coronavirus spreads. Many parishes are facilitating a live stream or recording daily and Sunday Mass.

Our Lady of Sorrows - the Infancy and Childhood of Jesus 09/15/2021

Our Lady of Sorrows - the Infancy and Childhood of Jesus

Today, on the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Father Tom contemplates the sorrows Mary experienced during the infancy and childhood of Jesus. "These moments in Mary’s life...remind us of the suffering endured by mothers – and fathers - who are struggling to conceive or are grieving the loss of their children through miscarriage or other adverse prenatal conditions. Our diocese has recently begun a new outreach to assist parishes in providing emotional, spiritual and psychological support to these couples in need." Watch the full video below and visit https://ourfruitfullove.com/ for more information and resources for anyone struggling with infertility.

https://youtu.be/JAVDar75m5c

Our Lady of Sorrows - the Infancy and Childhood of Jesus Today, on the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, among the sorrowful moments in Mary’s life we remember are the sorrowful moments she experienced during the in...

09/10/2021

God, at the Pentagon | A Documentary on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, September 11 from 10am - 12pm at Good Shepherd for a Ceremony and Patriotic Rosary commemorating the anniversary of 9/11 hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Thank you to the multimedia staff at the Diocese for this amazing and moving video!

Photos from Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia)'s post 09/07/2021

And just like that our International Festival weekend is over! Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped make our International Festival a success! We are especially grateful for all our volunteers and sponsors. Congratulations to all our raffle winners - we had over $23,000 in raffle ticket sales! Share a picture of you and your family enjoying the weekend in the comments below!

Gracias a todos los que hicieron posible que nuestro Festival Internacional haya sido todo un éxito! De manera especial, agradecemos a los voluntarios y auspiciantes. Felicitaciones a lis ganadores de la Rifa - se vendieron más de $23,000 en boletos! Comparte en los comentarios una foto tuya disfrutando del evento!

Photos from Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia)'s post 09/06/2021

Our festival day was a success! Thank you to everyone who joined us!

International Festival Raffle - Boletos para la Rifa 2021 09/06/2021

International Festival Raffle - Boletos para la Rifa 2021

Today is Festival Day! Come join us for games, rides, bingo, DJ music, and more from 12 - 4pm at Good Shepherd. Food will be provided by these awesome food trucks: Funnel Cake, Uncle Fred's BBQ, Two Smooth Dudes, New Gourmet Delight, and El Encanto Latino. We are also at 98% of our raffle goal (!!!!) so please help us surpass it by purchasing your tickets here: https://go.eventgroovefundraising.com/849e93/Campaign/Details
We will see you all soon!

¡Hoy es el día de nuestro Festival! Ven a compartir un hermoso día con juegos y aventura para niños, bingo, música de un DJ y mucho más de 12 -4pm en el campo de El Buen Pastor. Tendremos comida de estos deliciosos "Food Truck:" Funnel Cake, Uncle Fred's, BBQ, Two Smooth Dudes, New Gourmet Delight y El Encanto Latino. Además estamos al 98% de nuestra meta de la Rifa, ayúdenos a sobrepasarla con la compra de sus boletos por medio del enlace arriba. ¡Les esperamos!

International Festival Raffle - Boletos para la Rifa 2021  

Photos from Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia)'s post 09/04/2021

Our International Festival was off to a running start with the 5K and 1M run! Thank you to everyone who joined us. Take a look at the pictures and see if you can spot some familiar faces!

Photos from Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia)'s post 09/04/2021

It’s International Festival weekend! The Yard Sale is going until 1pm. Come find your treasures today! Starting at 12noon it's all at half price until closing at 1pm.

09/03/2021

The International Festival is this weekend and we are so excited! Click here to purchase your raffle tickets and help us reach our $20,000 goal for the Shepherd's Gate Grants: https://go.eventgroovefundraising.com/849e93/Campaign/Details

The International Festival is this weekend and we are so excited! Click here to purchase your raffle tickets and help us reach our $20,000 goal for the Shepherd's Gate Grants: https://go.eventgroovefundraising.com/849e93/Campaign/Details

[09/01/21]   Inclement Weather Announcement: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
• All parish activities are cancelled this afternoon and evening (events follow FCPS). For questions about a specific activity, please contact the Ministry Director.
• The parish office closes at 5pm.
• Adoration and Confession will be held in the Church 6 – 7pm.
• Funeral Mass will be held in the Church at 7:15pm.
• Mass, Adoration & Confession are never cancelled.
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Inclemencia del Tiempo: miércoles, 1 de septiembre, 2021
• Todas las actividades en la parroquia están canceladas esta tarde y noche. (Los eventos siguen al FCPS). Si tiene preguntas sobre alguna actividad, favor llamar al Director del Ministerio.
• La oficina cierra a las 5pm.
• Adoración al Santísimo y Confesiones serán en el Templo de 6 – 7pm
• La Misa de Funeral será a las 7:15pm
• La Misa, Adoración & Confesión NO se cancelan.

08/31/2021

Our International Festival is this weekend and we can’t wait to see you there!

08/24/2021

Bring Father Tom joy...volunteer at the International Festival! Click here to learn about all the opportunities to volunteer: https://www.gs-cc.org/international-festival.html

Photos from Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia)'s post 08/23/2021

Yard Sale donations have begun! Clean your house, shed, and yard of useable items in good condition to donate for the sale. Donations can be brought Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm until Wednesday, September 1. Thank you for sharing your treasures!

¡Las donaciones para el Yard Sale ya empezaron! Limpie su casa, depósito y jardín para reciclar los artículos en buen estado para el Yard Sale. Puede traerlos de lunes a viernes, 9am - 5pm hasta el miércoles 1 de septiembre. ¡Gracias por compartir sus tesoros!

08/21/2021

Our International Festival is coming up and we need your help to make it happen! Click here to see all the ways to volunteer: https://www.gs-cc.org/international-festival.html
We can't wait to see you Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6 for a weekend of fun and festivity!

Our International Festival is coming up and we need your help to make it happen! Click here to see all the ways to volunteer: https://www.gs-cc.org/international-festival.html
We can't wait to see you Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6 for a weekend of fun and festivity!

08/18/2021

This past weekend, Haiti was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and is in desperate need. Catholic Relief Services is on the ground and providing supplies and assistance to the people of Haiti. The Diocese of Arlington is taking up a special collection this weekend for Haiti. Click here to donate to their life-saving efforts: https://ppay.co/4lEAIFWCZOU

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is 1 of 3 organizations that are designated by the State Department to resettle refugees in Northern Virginia. As refugees from Afghanistan begin to arrive, Catholic Charities needs our help to welcome and resettle them. Click here to learn about all the ways to help, including an Amazon wishlist: https://www.ccda.net/give-help/donate-goods-and-transportation/help-immigrants-and-refugees/

Thank you for your support and, most importantly, your prayers!

This past weekend, Haiti was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and is in desperate need. Catholic Relief Services is on the ground and providing supplies and assistance to the people of Haiti. The Diocese of Arlington is taking up a special collection this weekend for Haiti. Click here to donate to their life-saving efforts: https://ppay.co/4lEAIFWCZOU

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is 1 of 3 organizations that are designated by the State Department to resettle refugees in Northern Virginia. As refugees from Afghanistan begin to arrive, Catholic Charities needs our help to welcome and resettle them. Click here to learn about all the ways to help, including an Amazon wishlist: https://www.ccda.net/give-help/donate-goods-and-transportation/help-immigrants-and-refugees/

Thank you for your support and, most importantly, your prayers!

Faith Formation - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 08/18/2021

Faith Formation - Wednesday, August 18, 2021

"One of our ministries that has adapted in grace-filled ways to the new conditions of life during a pandemic is our faith formation program." Registration reopens on Sunday, August 22 - Sunday, August 29 and can be found on our Faith Formation pages.

Watch Father Tom's full message on our Faith Formation program here: https://youtu.be/9hBylk1r-uM

Faith Formation - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 One of our ministries that has adapted in grace-filled ways to the new conditions of life during a pandemic is our faith formation program.

08/12/2021

Our International Festival is back Labor Day weekend! Raffle tickets are on sale now! Please help us support our Shepherd's Gate Grants: https://go.eventgroovefundraising.com/849e93/Campaign/Details

Signup for our 5k here: https://runsignup.com/gscc5k

For more information about all our festival events or to volunteer visit our website: https://www.gs-cc.org/international-festival.html

We look forward to a fun weekend!

Vocations - Priesthood: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 08/04/2021

Vocations - Priesthood: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Today is the feast of St. John Vianney, the patron Saint of priests! Watch Father Tom's message below on the vocation to the priesthood and say a special prayer for our priests here at Good Shepherd!

https://youtu.be/T_fVoE5sin8

Vocations - Priesthood: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Priests live the call to holiness either as diocesan or religious priests.Music: bensound.com

Timeline Photos 07/22/2021

Happy Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Apostle of the Apostles, pray for us!

#FeastDay #Saint #Pray #Catholic #ArlingtonDiocese #GoodShepherdVA

Happy Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Apostle of the Apostles, pray for us!

#FeastDay #Saint #Pray #Catholic #ArlingtonDiocese #GoodShepherdVA

07/21/2021

We are so grateful to Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia) for once again selecting us to receive a Shepherd's Gate Grant. This generous grant of $3,000 will help us purchase grocery store gift cards for local families in our Food Bridge program.

This grant and others to several great community organizations were made possible through proceeds from their annual International Festival. It takes place once again this year on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-6. Join them for family fun to support wonderful causes. https://www.gs-cc.org/international-festival.html

Photos from Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia)'s post 07/14/2021

"Today we celebrate the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, who lived between 1656-1680. She is known as the “lily of the Mohawks,” and she is the first Native American to be canonized as a Saint...She died at the young age of twenty-four years old, and she remains for us today a model of fidelity to our Christian faith and values even when at times we may be misunderstood or even rejected by family, friends, and neighbors." -Father Tom

Watch Father Tom's Shepherd's Voice on St. Kateri here: https://youtu.be/GgtzfEefAfI

Hoy, celebramos la fiesta de Santa Kateri Tekakwitha, quien vivió entre 1656-1680. Se la conoce como "el lirio de los Mohawks,” y es la primera Nativa Americana en ser canonizada como Santa. Falleció a la corta edad de 24 años, y hasta hoy día, es para nosotros un modelo de fidelidad a nuestra fe y valores Cristianos aún cuando somos rechazados por familiares, amigos y vecinos.

Image: Statue of St. Kateri Tekakwitha at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, NM

07/13/2021

THANK YOU to Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia) in Alexandria for selecting Family PASS to receive a grant from the Shepherd's Gate fund. We appreciate your support! Good Shepherd Catholic Church hosts an annual International Festival over Labor Day weekend, and proceeds go to support organizations that serve those in need in the community. Check out their event and mark your calendars.

https://www.gs-cc.org/international-festival.html

Timeline Photos 07/04/2021

"Our annual celebration of the
Independence Day holiday gives us the
opportunity to thank God, not only for our
independence from the rule of any other
foreign country, but also for the gift of the
freedom we enjoy to exercise such human
rights as religious liberty, freedom of
speech, freedom of the press, and freedom
of assembly. Our prayers today are prayers of gratitude
for the freedom we enjoy, prayers for
those around the world who do not enjoy
these freedoms, and prayers for those
who dedicate their lives to preserving and
securing these freedoms for us and for so
many others. Let us also pray for the safety of travelers this weekend, for those who will be reunited with relatives and friends, and for those who are simply seeking moments of rest and recreation and leisure. May all who observe this Independence Day holiday experience peace in their homes and in their hearts as we are also grateful for the peace we are blessed to know in our own country." -Father Tom

#independanceday #4thofjuly #prayer #gratitude #arlingtondiocese #goodshepherdva

"Our annual celebration of the
Independence Day holiday gives us the
opportunity to thank God, not only for our
independence from the rule of any other
foreign country, but also for the gift of the
freedom we enjoy to exercise such human
rights as religious liberty, freedom of
speech, freedom of the press, and freedom
of assembly. Our prayers today are prayers of gratitude
for the freedom we enjoy, prayers for
those around the world who do not enjoy
these freedoms, and prayers for those
who dedicate their lives to preserving and
securing these freedoms for us and for so
many others. Let us also pray for the safety of travelers this weekend, for those who will be reunited with relatives and friends, and for those who are simply seeking moments of rest and recreation and leisure. May all who observe this Independence Day holiday experience peace in their homes and in their hearts as we are also grateful for the peace we are blessed to know in our own country." -Father Tom

#independanceday #4thofjuly #prayer #gratitude #arlingtondiocese #goodshepherdva

Photos from Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia)'s post 06/28/2021

Over 110 teens and young adults from Good Shepherd and neighboring parishes participated in WorkCamp last week! Check out some of our crews hard at work and stay tuned for more pictures!

Más de 110 adolescentes de El Buen Pastor y adultos voluntarios de El Buen Pastor y las parroquias del área, participaron en el WorkCamp de la semana pasada. Estamos agradecidos por todo su esfuerzo y labor emprendido en esos días para ayudar a muchos en la comunidad! Este atento para más fotos!

Timeline Photos 06/21/2021

Timeline Photos

Even the smallest person can make a difference feeding hungry neighbors. Here four-year-old Lainey Greksouk, shown her with her uncle - and pastor - Fr. Tom Ferguson, brings her food donation to last weekend's St. Lucy Food Project food drive at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (Virginia).

Timeline Photos 06/20/2021

Happy Father's Day to our Good Shepherd dads! "God chooses ordinary men for fatherhood to accomplish His extraordinary plan." - G.K. Chesterton
God bless all our fathers and thank you for living out your vocation! St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!

¡Feliz día del padre a nuestros papás de El Buen Pastor! "Dios elige a hombres comunes para la paternidad para lograr Su plan extraordinario." - G.K. Chesterton
Dios bendiga a todos los padres ¡y le damos las gracias por vivir su vocación! ¡San José, patrono de los padres, ruega por nosotros!

Happy Father's Day to our Good Shepherd dads! "God chooses ordinary men for fatherhood to accomplish His extraordinary plan." - G.K. Chesterton
God bless all our fathers and thank you for living out your vocation! St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!

¡Feliz día del padre a nuestros papás de El Buen Pastor! "Dios elige a hombres comunes para la paternidad para lograr Su plan extraordinario." - G.K. Chesterton
Dios bendiga a todos los padres ¡y le damos las gracias por vivir su vocación! ¡San José, patrono de los padres, ruega por nosotros!

Videos (show all)

Carols on the Field
Finding Peace in Suffering (5th week of Lent)
Humility in a Crisis (3-21-2020)
14th Station of the Cross (3-20-2020)
Feast of Saint Joseph (3-19-2020)
13th Station of the Cross (3-18-2020)
Misa el martes, 17 de marzo, 2020
Happy Saint Patrick's Day (3-17-2020)

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8710 Mt. Vernon Highway
Alexandria, VA
22309

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Mass Schedule Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am Mass (8:30 am Rosary) Wednesday in Lent: 6:00 pm (followed by Adoration and Confession) Saturday: 5:00 pm Vigil Mass 6:30 pm Vigil Mass en español Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 Noon 2:00 pm en español 6:30 pm
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