About Our Parish
Some general information about St. Veronica Catholic Church.
- Parish of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia
- Pastor: Rev. Edward C. Hathaway
- Parochial Vicar: Rev. Charles C. Smith
- Parish established: June 17, 1999
- First Mass: August 1999 at Community of Faith United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia
- Parish boundaries were drawn from the parishes of St. Timothy in Chantilly, St. John Neumann in Reston and St. Joseph in Herndon
Beginning at Rt. 28 north to Dulles Toll Road, Dulles Toll Road east to Fairfax County Parkway, Fairfax County Parkway south to Fox Mill, Fox Mill southeast to Reston Parkway, Reston Parkway south to Lawyers, Lawyers south to West Ox, West Ox southeast to Rt. 50, Rt. 50 west to Rt. 28. Please click here for a map of our parish boundaries.
Baptism: We welcome your new addition! Baptisms take place on the first and third Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm. Baptism preparation instruction is required for first-time parents or parents who have not previously attended a class. The baptism preparation class is held each month. Please call the Parish Office to begin the process of scheduling the baptism. Click here to download information regarding Baptism at St. Veronica Church.
Penance: Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am and from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm; Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 pm and on the First Friday of the month after the 8:30 am Mass.
Marriage: Congratulations on your engagement! Please contact the Parish Office at least six months prior to the wedding date. It is best to hear from you as soon as become engaged to request our wedding guidelines packet. Couples must complete and return the Marriage Preparation Questionnaire prior to scheduling your first appointment with a priest.
Click here to download a copy of St Veronica Church Wedding Guidelines
Anointing of the Sick: God bless you! If you or someone you know would like to receive Holy Communion or Anointing of the Sick at Fair Oaks Hospital, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, or at home, please call the Parish Office to arrange a visit.
Welcome! If you would like to enroll in the parish mailing list so that you can receive envelopes and become formally affiliated with the parish, parish registration forms are available in the church lobbies or in the parish office. You may place your completed form in the Sunday collection basket or drop it off at the parish office. You will begin receiving offertory envelopes within 2 to 6 weeks. Frequently, those seeking to celebrate Marriage, have children baptized, or serve as sponsors for Confirmation or Baptism request a letter stating that they are parishioners who are active, practicing Catholics qualified to be a sponsor. To receive such a letter, one must be a registered parishioner. We encourage parishioners to become active in one of the parish organizations. In a parish the size of St. Veronica, one means of verifying participation is through the use of parish offertory envelopes. If you choose not to participate in the support of the parish, or are unable to contribute at this time, please at least note your prayerful support on your envelope and place it in the weekly offertory. We will then be aware of your continued participation and you will not be noted as "inactive" on our parish roster.
Click here to download the St. Veronica Parish Registration form
St. Veronica Catholic Church is now participating in the Faith Direct program. Faith Direct is a planned electronic giving program principled in the stewardship model that with sacrificial giving, we place God first and ourselves second. Faith Direct is a vehicle in which we can carefully consider our sacrificial giving and decide how we can consistently give back to God from the treasures He gives to each of us.
Stewardship is NOT fundraising. The beauty of stewardship is that when a parish fully embraces the spirituality of giving back to God a portion of the gifts He gives to each of us we still need to give, but we need to plan to give from our first fruits, not from what is left over in our wallets at the end of the week.
Please prayerfully consider your participation in the Faith Direct program.
Please click here to read frequently asked questions about Faith Direct.