Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church

Mass Times: Mon-Fri: 8:00 am; Saturday: 9:00 am, Vigil Masses: 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm (Español); Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm (Español), 5:30 pm

To foster an understanding and sharing of Christ's message

Mission: Visit our webpage: Our Mission: Founded in the good news of Christ that "God so loved the world that he gave (us) his only Son" (Jn 3:16) and knowing that He (Christ) "came that we might have life - life in all fullness" (Jn 10:10) and rooted in Jesus' command to "Love one another as I have loved you" (Jn 13:34), we the members of Christ the Redeemer Parish commit ourselves: To foster an understanding and sharing of Christ's message; To celebrate the glory of God in liturgy which recognizes our diversity and calls us to oneness in God's presence; To challenge the faithful to respond to Christ's call to meet the needs of all people with compassion and charity.

A nice reminder this time of year and time of change.

In Three Days - - Celebrating Catholic Motherhood

May these 3 Days bring to life the change we sought when first we were marked with ashes...may we love and serve one another on the other side of the baptismal font. Jay Cuasay observes that Lent is probably the best time to hear bad news with the solemn Easter duty to still bear the Good News.

[03/05/19]   Ash Wednesday
(Imposition of Ashes will take place during Masses only.)
8 am, 12 pm and 7 pm in English and
8:30 pm in Spanish

[01/14/19]   No Monday Rel. Ed. Jan 14th due to Winter Weather.
Next Mon Rel. Ed. Jan 28th.
See you then.

[01/13/19]   No Sunday Rel. Ed. Tonight.
Classes are canceled due to the Winter Weather.
Stay Safe & Warm.
See you next week.

Congratulations to Enid Casta, Volunteer of the Year Award for Youth Ministry at Christ the Redeemer.

Sunday, Oct. 28th: Fr. Jaffe & Fr. Moretti invite all high schoolers to an evening of faith & fun. Celebrate Halloween, learn about saints, and join other teens for group activities, trips, and projects for the 2018-2019 year.

Installation Mass with Bishop Burbidge
Mark your calendars and please plan on attending Sat. Oct. 6th at the 5:30pm Mass for our new pastor, Fr. J.D. Jaffe.

[07/23/18]   Request for Photos...
Please share your photos of the Friars through the years.
Email them to us for the
AUG 26th Reception.

[06/22/18]   Rev. Fr. Thomas Gumprecht, S.A.

A Statement from Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

“At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life. The Attorney General's recent decision elicits deep concern because it potentially strips asylum from many women who lack adequate protection. These vulnerable women will now face return to the extreme dangers of domestic violence in their home country.” A Statement from Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

Voters Go To Polls in Virginia and a Dozen Other States

Don't forget to vote today. Primaries in advance of Midterms. Click on link to find your polling place, if you do not already know it. Virginia votes today in a primary election for Democratic and Republican candidates for president, along with about a dozen other states for Super Tuesday.

Change of adminstration at Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling

Please read this important announcement. After review of the pastoral and administrative needs of Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling, and in discussion with the leadership of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, the Diocese of Arlington said it would assume responsibility for the parish.

Come to an evening dinner and discussion about race relations in our community.

Still some spots left...Parents, invite your youth to join this Volunteer Service Team now!


West Maple Habitat for Humanity Project with Knights of Columbus
+ looking for a team of 6 to 8 youth volunteers for medium to heavy brush removal at elderly resident's home
+ Youth team - with guidance - will use a pruning saw, loppers,
clippers, yard rake, etc. to assist in reshaping or cutting existing
bushes or low hanging small limbs and disposing of them on-site.
+ Looking at Saturdays in June, possibly June 16.

Ray Bradish at [email protected] or 703-474-1216
Grand Knight, CTR Knights of Columbus Council 16234

Jay Cuasay at [email protected] or 703-430-0811 x130
Director of Christian Formation, CTR

‘For us Christians, hospitality offered to the weary traveler is offered to Jesus Christ himself.’ -- Pope Francis

The joint statement of the eight Catholic Bishops along the southern border, from San Diego to Brownsville, on the deployment of the National Guard.

Early morning April 4, a shot rings out in Memphis sky...

Today we remember Rev. Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his death. Let us celebrate his memory through acts (not just words) of peace, justice, and love.

If you feel moved to help out this local family, please take a look at this event.
March 17th at the Elks Lodge, 401 W Holly Ave, Sterling VA.
8:00 am to 11:00 am.

[02/20/18]   Bishops Announce National Call-In-Day to Protect Dreamers, Monday FEB 26th. Call your elected officials and ask them to support Dreamers.

"We are also announcing a National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers. This coming weekend, we will be asking the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress next Monday, February 26, to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process."

"Our faith compels us to stand with the vulnerable, including our immigrant brothers and sisters. We have done so continually, but we must show our support and solidarity now in a special way. Now is the time for action."
CALL REP. COMSTOCK 202-225-5136
CALL SEN. WARNER 202-224-2023
CALL SEN. KAINE 202-224-4024

12 Noon - 1PM and 4-5PM: ASHES ONLY
6:00 PM: Mass & Ashes in English
7:30 PM: Mass & Ashes in Spanish

With great sadness we share the news of former pastor Fr. Donald Howard's death Epiphany Weekend. And with certain trust in God's guidance, arrangements at Christ the Redeemer are as follows:
+ Tuesday Jan. 16, 4:00-8:00 PM: Visitation in the Church
+ Wednesday Jan 17, 11:00 AM: Mass of Christian Burial

A second Mass will be held in Fr. Howard's hometown of Phoenixville, PA on Friday, January 26 at 11:00 am at St. Ann Church, 502 Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Internment will follow the mass.

Advent creatures great and small - - Celebrating Catholic Motherhood

Advent is coming to its end...some thoughts on this season and the miracle of light. Jay Cuasay compares Hanukkah and Advent rituals with the addition of a new book from Paraclete Press that uses nature to capture the spirit of the season.

All are invited to attend tonight:

Halloween and Trick-Or-Treat Catholics - - Celebrating Catholic Motherhood

What's Catholic about Halloween? How is it like or not like Religious Ed. and sacramental preparation? Are Christmas/Easter Catholics like Trick-or-Treaters? How did you learn to trick-or-treat? Is that anything like becoming Catholic or dressing up to celebrate a sacrament? What else is going on this Halloween?

Virginia Department of Elections

Are you registered to vote in VA? Last day to register is OCT 16th.
Voting is on TUE NOV 7th.
We are voting for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and State Delegate.
Voting is a Civic Duty, not just for Presidential Elections.
BE REGISTERED, HAVE A PLAN, AND VOTE! Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Voting, Virginia Election Information, Virginia State Board of Elections, Absentee Voter Information, Virginia Election Results

All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)

Let us offer our support and prayers for our ADAMS neighbors and especially to those most affected by this terrible violence so close to home. "Let us sow your love."

ADAMS Community Statement

Our Deepest Thoughts and Prayers for The 17 Year Old Youth Sister and Family

We are devastated and heartbroken as our community undergoes and processes this traumatic event. It is a time for us to come together to pray and care for our youth.
In the Islamic tradition, it is reported that the Beloved Prophet Muhammad said, "There are three supplications that are never rejected, the supplication of the parent for their child, the supplication of the person who is fasting, and the supplication of a traveler." We ask all community members to sincerely pray for our dear daughter, sister, and friend.

ADAMS has licensed counselors on site to assist anyone in need of counseling during these difficult times.

Please contact ADAMS at 703-433-1325 to see one of the licensed counselors.

ADAMS will continue with its daily and nightly Ramadan prayers. This is a time we all need to come together to collectively heal.

Imam Mohamed Magid, ADAMS Executive Imam, will address the community at prayers tonight.

See below for the ADAMS' press release regarding this tragedy.

ADAMS Media Statement

On Sunday, June 18th 2017, at approximately 4 a.m., according to Fairfax County Police, a dispute occurred between a group of teens who were walking along Dranesville Road in Sterling and a man driving a car. It appears the man got out of his car and assaulted one of them, a 17-year-old girl. Community members came across the group and directed them to ADAMS Center. Immediately thereafter, the ADAMS' personnel notified both Loudon County and Fairfax County authorities who immediately began an extensive search to locate the missing girl.

The search continued until around 3 p.m. when the body of a female was found in a pond in Sterling. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to confirm the identity of the body and determine the exact cause and manner of death.

The joint county investigation has led to an individual being taken into custody as a suspect. Charges are pending further investigation. We thank both Fairfax County Police and Loudoun County Sheriff's departments for their diligent efforts in investigating and apprehending a suspect. We call on law enforcement to investigate and determine the motive of this crime and prosecute to the full extent of the law.

The Suspect has been charged with Murder

We are devastated and heartbroken as our community undergoes and processes this traumatic event. It is a time for us to come together to pray and care for our youth. ADAMS has licensed counselors on site to assist anyone in need of counseling during these difficult times.

We would also like to thank our community, government officials and interfaith partners for their prayers and support during these tough times.

For further questions, we ask that you please contact the Fairfax County Police Media Relations Bureau, 703-246-2253. Due to the nature of the ongoing investigation we have been advised not to discuss this matter further.

[06/17/17]   It's that time of year again! CTR's Third Annual Children's Choir retreat for children in grades K-6 will take place next weekend! See Claire Schweppe in Atonement Hall to register your children after all Masses this weekend.

Emmaus Monday - - Celebrating Catholic Motherhood

Come live out Emmaus Monday and every day after Easter with fullness of life. Holy Week and Passover overlapped this year. These greatest feasts for Jay Cuasay's Jewish/Catholic family leave him breathless like the Emmaus story.

[01/03/17]   The Sanctity of Life Committee invites you to hear from Terry Beatley, President and Founder of the Hosea Initiative, which fulfills its promise to Dr. Bernard Nathanson to tell his story from sin to redemption which ultimately glorifies God. More information is at


Parish bulletin for this week is now available from our website and includes Advent/Christmas/New Year's mass schedule: Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic parish in the diocese of Arlington, VA.

Time is about being present - - Celebrating Catholic Motherhood

May all be present and may God's presence be with you this Thanksgiving Time. Jay Cuasay follows the advice to invest time in truly being present to family and friends making memories that cannot be taken from you.

Halloween and Trick-Or-Treat Catholics - - Celebrating Catholic Motherhood

In light of celebrating Confirmation a few days ago and Halloween today, it's worth re-reading this article for a perspective on how we become Catholic and what keeps us so. How did you learn to trick-or-treat? Is that anything like becoming Catholic or dressing up to celebrate a sacrament? What else is going on this Halloween?

Son, Behold Your Mother - - Celebrating Catholic Motherhood

"I know what it’s like to lose a child. I also know something about what their lives leave behind for us and where they lead us longingly." Jay Cuasay gave the Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion as a gift to a childhood friend and mother who had given a great gift to him in his childhood.

August and Coming Up for Air - - Celebrating Catholic Motherhood

Written two years ago at this time and still true today about this time of year just before summer ends and school and Rel. Ed. begin. Spring may be the time we do our cleaning, but this late time in August is when we start to pack in our memories and gear up for another school year. What can we learn from taking time to savor and reflect upon this time?

Running Prayerfully - - Celebrating Catholic Motherhood

What do Pokemon Go and Mary Magdalene have in common? Read to find out. There's actually a lot of downtime while running. Jay Cuasay search for outdoor exercise has now become a holy pilgrimage.

[08/07/16]   It's not too late! All children in grades K-6 are invited to participate in a Children's Choir Retreat on August 13th and 14th! Registration after all Masses this weekend!


The bulletin for today is now available from our website: Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic parish in the diocese of Arlington, VA.

[07/10/16]   The deadline to register for Religious Education for children K-12 is August 31st. Class year begins September 18th. See today's bulletin for registration contact information!


Today's bulletin is now available from our website: Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic parish in the diocese of Arlington, VA.

The importance of dialogue with different faiths

Interested in interfaith dialogue? Wondering about recent developments in interreligious relations in Rome? Are you in an interfaith marriage or work with people of different faiths? Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Sterling is staffed by the Graymoor Friars of the Atonement, a religious order with an ecumenical charism.

Florida Catholic bishop: ‘It is religion, including our own,’ that targets LGBT people To be truly pro-life, Bishop Lynch says, Catholics must support gun control and welcome LGBT and Muslim kin.


The latest bulletin is available from our website: Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic parish in the diocese of Arlington, VA.

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