Community Ministries

Catholic Life Young Adults Ministry

The Holy Spirit Catholic Life Young Adults Ministry is a fellowship group for young adults ages 18-35. The group discusses many topics regarding the Catholic Faith and the  teachings of the Catholic Church. We also get together socially and to work on service projects. For more information about our Young Adult group, please contact Jody d’Alelio at

College Nights

All college students are invited to join us on their Winter and Summer breaks for our College Nights. These nights of food, prayer, service, and conversation are for college students in the Annandale area.  Our goal is to begin to integrate students into the parish community so that when they graduate they are ready to serve their parish as best they can.  It is with this community that we will grow strong in our faith and will foster Christ in college students that are home from breaks.  For more information, please contact our Coordinator, Emma Rakowski at

Council of Catholic Women

The Holy Spirit Council of Catholic Women’s mission is developed from the National Council of Catholic Women which, “acts through its members to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service.” The Women’s Council considers all women of the parish as its members.  Meetings include refreshments and a program.  The Council sells White House Christmas ornaments to raise money for operating expenses and charitable donations; conducts bake sale for charity at Holy Spirit Parish yard sale; supports activities sponsored by other parish and diocesan groups; and organizes occasional day trips and additional charity fundraisers.  Members are invited to a day of reflection in the fall and a retreat weekend in the spring. For more information, please contact Fran Greene at

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest lay Catholic family service organization of Catholic men. The Knights practice the principles of unity, charity, fraternity and patriotism. The principle of Unity bonds us together as a group of people with similar values and beliefs. We practice Charity towards our fellow man in hopes of building a better world; we bond in Fraternity towards brother Knights; and are unashamed in our Patriotism that shows our loyalty to our country. The Knights of Columbus have numerous volunteer service programs that provide service to the Church, serve the Community, and exist for the Family. To learn more about the activities of the Holy Spirit Council, please contact Grand Knight, Ron Poussard at

Men’s Club

Serving for parish by ministering to its social and outreach needs (see Christ House Ministry). Volunteers assist in providing social activities for the entire parish such as Parish family breakfasts, spaghetti dinner, and the annual Parish Picnic.  In addition, the Men’s Club also offers some social activities for members, such as fishing trips and other recreational activities. There is no commitment; come when you can. Meetings are on the third Friday of each month. For more information, please contact Bill Seifert at

Senior Citizens Group

Join us for fun, laughter, and BINGO. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month (except for the months of July and August) in the Holy Spirit Parish Center from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. ALL ARE WELCOME. Bring your own lunch. Beverages and desserts are provided. For information, contact Gene Slaby at 703-978-8020 or

Tables of Eight

Tables of Eight is Holy Spirit’s ministry that brings parishioners together throughout the year in an informal setting in each other’s homes to share a meal. This ministry focuses on strengthening relationships between parishioners who already know each other, and building relationships where none currently exist. Participants attend four dinners; hosting one dinner in their home and being invited as a guest to the other three dinners. This is a perfect way to meet parishioners, and to be a more active member of the parish family. All are welcome: couples and singles can join any time during the year. For more information, please contact: Tony or Linda Vellucci at

Widows or Widowers

The Widows or Widowers (WOW) Group is an ecumenical social group that allows all to come back to some normalcy during their grieving process. All of our members are there to help each other through a most difficult time in our lives. We are at different stages in our grieving process and can relate very readily to each other’s concerns. Our group does not perform any counseling. Our mission is simply to help our members get back more easily into a social environment. We have no officer structure, by-laws or dues. We are totally informal in all respects. Our agenda consists of a monthly activity, lectures and helping each other in the mundane necessities of life. The activities are established on a monthly basis. We attend these activities as a group which allows us to participate in some functions that we would not ordinarily be able to attend as a single person. The activities include luncheons, stage shows, trips to interesting places including some religious sites, and many impromptu events. The lecture series includes presentations which are very informative to our members on various subjects. We have presentations on fire safety, financial matters, legal advice, home remodeling, house maintenance, and home safety. In addition, many other informative presentations are continuously being planned on a variety of subjects that help us in our present state.  We have an informal meeting every second Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM in the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Pastoral Center. The meeting is both a social hour and an update on upcoming activities.

For information about the Group please contact Rita Rogers, or Bernie Polanin, Please click here to view the upcoming year WOW Activity Schedule.


To learn about the different Scouts Programs we have at Holy Spirit, please visit the Scouts’ page.


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