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  • CHurch Office INFORMATION

    Church offices are located on the right as you drive into the parking lot from Peachtree Street. The lobby can be accessed through the large double glass doors (A1). 

    Office hours are as follows:

    Monday-Friday
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

    Phone - 703.880.4300
    Fax - 703.880.4320 

     

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  • BE PREPARED FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER

    St. Joseph Catholic Church follows the Fairfax County School closing schedule for all Church related activities, i.e., such as the closing of our school, Religious Education (C.C.D.) Classes, Scouting events, Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday evening, etc.

    When Fairfax County cancels schools there will be NO classes or activities at St. Joseph School and St. Joseph Catholic Church. No Religious Education (C.C.D.) classes and all meeting rooms are cancelled. Even if Fairfax County reopens for evening activities we will still remain closed. When Fairfax County cancels school events (or extra-curricular activities) on Saturday due to bad weather, there will be NO Religious Education (C.C.D.) classes, scouting events, C.Y.O. basketball, use of meeting rooms, etc.

    During inclement weather, all reasonable attempts will be made to celebrate the weekday and weekend Masses at regularly scheduled times. In order to avoid risking your personal safety, while experiencing severe weather conditions, please use wise discretion. You may check for cancellations at www.fcps.edu.

    We will also post cancellations on our website or check for a message on the Church office phone at 703-880-4300.

  • February 16, 2018
    Dear St. Joseph School Community,
     
    Greetings of Peace!
     
    I want to share my prayers and support with your community.
    There has been a great deal of information disseminated in the school community this week regarding decisions to change the administrative structure at St. Joseph’s. I would like to clarify some items to the best of my ability. While I certainly cannot comment on personnel issues, please know that your children are well-cared for and safe at the school and that we look forward to continuing to support excellence in Catholic education at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Transitions can be difficult and fraught with anxiety but I have confidence that the school will be led in a calm, caring, and faith-filled way through the end of the school year.
    The Office of Catholic Schools has been in consultation with Fr. Tom regarding the foreseen changes in the school leadership structure to a more traditional model of a Principal and Assistant Principal. As you know, it is ultimately the pastor who is responsible for the administration of a school at a parish, and he shares that responsibility with an administrative team. As such, the pastor may make changes to a school’s administrative structure as he deems necessary. It is also important to note that these changes are intended to take effect at the start of the 2018-2019 school year (i.e., in August). By making these changes known now, the parish and school are able to begin a search process for next year at a time which is optimal for school leadership searches. This timeframe also allows current staff to seek new opportunities at an optimal time in the recruiting season.
    The Office of Catholic Schools will work closely with Fr. Tom as he begins the search for a new principal for the 2018-2019 school year. A senior member of our office staff will serve on the search committee to provide guidance in the process. We will be sure that members of the school community have an opportunity to give their input about the qualities they think are most essential in school leaders, and that the community is kept informed about the process as it moves forward.
    Please know that your community is in my prayers.
     
    Sincerely in Christ,
     
    Jennifer Bigelow, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools