Welcome to St. Louis Parish!
The priests and parishioners welcome you to the St. Louis Parish Family. We hope this website provides useful information as you become a vital member of our community. If you are interested in any of the programs described, please do not hesitate to call upon the contact person for more information.
St. Louis, King of France, Parish is located in the midst of a very active area of Northern Virginia, and continues to be among the largest parishes in the Diocese of Arlington, with over 7,300 registered parishioners, and an elementary school that educates over 400 students.
St. Louis Parish is served by dedicated priests who offer daily Masses and Confessions, and are spiritual leaders for our parish community.
Members of our Parish are diverse in age and cultural backgrounds, but are united by participation in the Sacraments and a devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. To this end, we are privileged to take part in weekly Eucharistic Adoration in our beautiful adoration chapel, completed in 2008.
It is our prayer that the words of our Patron, King Saint Louis IX of France, may take root in each of us:
“The first thing I advise is that you fix your whole heart upon God, and love Him with all your strength, for without this no one can be saved or be of any worth.”
We seek to find Jesus Christ as we strive to become the saints we are called to be.
- To receive Jesus Christ with reverence and love as we celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
- To overcome sin and make progress along the way of perfection by a frequent and fruitful reception of the Sacrament of Penance.
- To instruct our parishioners and all interested in the development of a good and healthy and balanced prayer life through courses on Catholic spirituality aimed at helping all to be faithful to the “Universal Call to Holiness.”
- To provide a deeper understanding of the “Splendor of Truth” through the implementation of challenging, balanced, and faithful education programs: St. Louis Catholic School, a CYO group, Adult Education and an effective RCIA program, for the instruction/information of those who seek to become Catholic.
- To include the sick and homebound (“the treasures of the Church”) in our worship by frequent Eucharistic visitation and by keeping in touch with them.
- To provide opportunities for all members of the parish to become involved in our family and in the wider community.