Lenten Norms and Guidelines

2018 Norms and Guidelines for Lent

Lenten Soup Suppers

2018 Lenten Soup Suppers

Lenten Mission: The Assisi Option

2018 Lenten Mission Service

Parish Lenten Penance Service and Individual Confessions

2018 Lenten Parish Confession service


Interested in the Catholic Faith? Want to Learn More?

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA classes are held on Tuesdays beginning on September 12, and continuing until Easter.  The classes are from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm and they meet in the Guadalupe Room in the Parish Hall.

If you are interested in becoming Catholic — whether by Baptism (if you have never been baptized) or Profession of Faith (if you have been baptized in another religion) or if you would like to find out what the Catholic Church is all about — this program is for you.

Those who discern that they would like to become Catholic will receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil Mass.  In addition to the weekly sessions, we celebrate the Rites and Blessings of the RCIA on several different Sundays throughout the year.  

Click here to view the complete RCIA Calendar for 2017-2018.  

Carolyn Smith, 703-273-5369

Catholic Adult but Not Confirmed?

If you are an adult who has received the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, you are also invited to attend the RCIA classes on Tuesday evenings.  These classes will prepare you to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Burbidge in the spring.

Faith and Food

Please join us on September 11, at P.J. Skidoo’s, 9908 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, for an evening of fellowship and lively discussion over dinner (appetizers on us!).   Father Dufresne will be discussing “The Catholic Response to Islam”.

We will be in the room in the back to the right beginning at 7:00 pm. Appetizers will be served at 7:00 pm followed by the talk at 7:15. Be sure to bring your friends! All ages are welcome!

To suggest dinner topics or submit questions you would like to have answered, please contact Carolyn at carolynsmith.stleos@gmail.com or call at 703-273-7277.

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible Study

This series will begin on Monday, September 18, at 7:05 pm in the St. John Room of the Parish Center.  Please watch this space for more details.

New Bible Study – The Gospel of Matthew beginning September 8.



Join us at St. Leo for a study of the Gospel of Matthew.

 This exciting study brings the Gospel to life and draws you closer to Christ.  You will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven.  Set in the rich context of Jesus’ life, Matthew shows us who Jesus is and what his life and teachings mean for us today.  

The series begins on Friday, September 8, 2017, and continues for 24 sessions. 

The sessions are from 9:45 am until 11:30 am in the St. John Room.  

For more information please contact Gigi (Gisela) Trujillo at 703-298-0481 or Carolyn Smith at 703-273-5369 or carolynsmith.stleos@gmail.com.

Frassati Fairfax

Frassati Fairfax
Under the patronage of Bl. Giorgio Frassati, we are a community of young adults (20’s-30’s, singles and couples) who are striving to deepen our faith, serve the community, and evangelize the culture, all while enjoying coffee and outdoors-y activities.

Running Group! All paces welcome! We will also have bonfires & social gatherings after many of the runs; so if you just happen to “miss the run,” you haven’t missed the fun.

Frassati F3 Men’s Group  – F3 is starting at St. Leo’s! It stands for Fitness, Fellowship and Faith. F3 is a men’s workout group, with the mission to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. Our workouts: Are free of charge, Are open to all men (FiA is a similar organization for women) Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold, Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary, and End with a Circle of Trust.


Frassati Fire Fellowship  – Wednesday Sept 27 from 7-10pm – Come to hang out. No agenda. Nothing fancy. But a good time to relax and build community. We will meet around the fire pit, which is to the right of the rectory, which is to the right of the Church.

Oktoberfest  – Saturday Sept 30  – From the Frank & Erin Spicer: Hello Frassati Fairfax! It’s time to gear up for the fall. My wife and I will be hosting an Oktoberfest in our backyard. We’ll be serving Oktoberfest themed foods! Please bring a side dish to share and a Fall/Oktobery beverage of choice. Save room for smores by the firepit! 

Please join our Facebook group, Frassati Fairfax, for event details and community activity! If you have any questions, would like to receive our newsletter with upcoming events, or be added to our Google Community Group, send an email to: FrassatiFairfax@gmail.com.




Saint Leo Mothers’ Group

Welcoming all mothers for faith-filled fellowship. We have monthly bible studies, outings with the children, mom’s night out and meals for new moms. For more information contact stleomoms@gmail.com.