Community Ministries

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread 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 [email protected].

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 [email protected]

Columbian Squires and Squire Roses

The Columbian Squires Circle is an official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus. The Squires were founded to “give a young man the greatest possible help in making himself the sort of Christian citizen he wishes to become, and we so urgently need.”  The Squires programs help young men become more mature, responsible and self-confident by coordinating and participating in a wide variety of Service, Spiritual, Circle, Membership, and Family Activities. Squires gives one the opportunity to develop leadership and teamwork skills by using their God given talents toward being an active Catholic making lasting friends and having fun while doing it. For more information, contact John Asiello at [email protected] or go to our Squires Webpage.

The purpose of Squire Roses is to give girls an opportunity to receive leadership training as they help plan, organize and carry out projects within and outside of the parish. This is a girl run/led program. With appropriate guidance, the girls will develop their own ideas of how to participate in parish life and live out their Catholic faith through charitable activities. The adults involved will be available to provide guidance and assist the girls in learning the skills needed to bring about the successful completion of their projects. For more information, contact Maria Ugincius at [email protected] or go to our Squires Webpage.

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 [email protected]

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus, a men’s fraternal and charitable organization, was founded in 1882 by Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney. Father McGivney started the Knights to change a man’s life, deepen and enrich a man’s faith, strengthen his family, and build better lives for those who so desperately need help. For more information, please contact Grand Knight Andrew Tremel at [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected]

Widows or Widowers

WOW is an informal, ecumenical group of widows or widowers who get together for monthly meetings, camaraderie, lunches, community events, and day trips. WOW meets every second Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM in the Holy Spirit Pastoral Center. All widows/widowers welcome. For information about the group, please contact Pat Smith at [email protected] or 703-323-4164 or Bruce Kind at [email protected].


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


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