TNS: Dr. Ángel Cabrera
Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: Dr. Ángel Cabrera

We are very excited to welcome the President of George Mason University, Dr. Ángel Cabrera. Dr. Cabrera will be talking about how we can serve our community and we will try to have some time available for Q&A.

4:00pm Adoration and Confession
4:30pm Rosary
5:00pm Mass
5:30pm Free meal
6:00pm Talk by Dr. Cabrera

Come for any or all! We will end the talk by 7pm for all who have class.

7:30pm Street Walk training in the library!

Parking will be available in our chapel lot and across the street at the Roberts and Krasnow lots.

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Parranda
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Parranda

We are bringing everyone together to our SECOND PARRANDA to celebrate the Latin culture for Hispanic Heritage Month as one BIG Mason family and have a great time with lots of free food, music, of course DANCING!!! There will also be a special viewing of Coco brought to you by women and men's ministry.

All will be happening behind President Park at the Catholic Campus Ministry Manor. Event will start at 7:00pm.

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Street Walks
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Street Walks

Street Walks is an event where we will be walking around DC in small groups and encountering the homeless of the area. We will strive to get to know them and share with them about resources from the cathedral and the surrounding area. We will conclude our trip to the city with an optional Mass at the cathedral at 5:30pm.

There will be a training after the October 18th TNS (around 7:30pm) in the chapel library for those interested and going on Sunday, October 21st. You must attend the training to attend the street walks.

On Sunday meet in the Fellowship Hall at the chapel at noon to carpool to the Metro. All participants will need a metro card.

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Pregnancy Resource Campaign
Oct
22
to Oct 24

Pregnancy Resource Campaign

We will be hosting the Pregnancy Resource Campaign next week Oct. 22nd through the 24th. The PRC is an event where we pass out flyers which list local resources for women who are pregnant or have had abortions.

We could really use some volunteers to hand out flyers on campus during those days. If you would be interested in helping, please fill out the google form: CLICK HERE

Also, we have someone from the Gabriel Project coming on Wednesday Oct. 17 from 4:30-5:30 in the chapel library to give us some pointers for talking about these resources. It would be awesome to get as many volunteers there as possible.

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Halloween Party
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Halloween Party

It's that time of year again, the Catholic Patriots annual Halloween party. This years theme will be Superheros vs. Villains vs. Cow. Yes you heard that right, so come as your favorite hero or villain or as a cow, maybe event combine two of them. Along with our theme, we are going to have a haunted walk through as well as food, dancing, fun games, and a costume contest.

Party starts at 8:00pm at the Catholic Campus Ministry Manor.

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Alumni Mass and BBQ
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Alumni Mass and BBQ

You're invited! Join us for Mass in the Chapel at 11am followed by a FREE cookout at the Manor (weather permitting) at noon. You can get a tour of our new student gathering space - the Manor - and enjoy the fine fall air with fellow alumni.

Please invite any other Mason alumni you know to like our Facebook page and attend the event. Families are welcome.

In the case of poor weather, the show will still go on in the basement of the Chapel.

If you have any questions, please message our page or email alumni@ccmgmu.edu or visit us on Facebook.

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Mason Madness Tailgate
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Mason Madness Tailgate

G M U WhaaaaaAAAATT? GMU BASKETBALL! That's right, basketball season is *finally* here!

Catholic Patriots will be holding our annual tailgate from 5-7pm this Friday, October 12, before we all head over together to EagleBank Arena for Mason Madness.

There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, face painting, outdoor games, and of course most importantly, all of your favorite people! So make sure to wear your green and gold and come out!

Park at the chapel or at the lot across the street and we will be walking as a group to Eagle Bank Arena.

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TNS: Sisters of Life
Oct
11
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: Sisters of Life

Originally from Connecticut, Sr. Faustina is the youngest of eight children and has a twin sister. She studied psychology and nursing prior to entering the Sisters of Life in 2009. She currently serves as the assistant Vocation Director. She loves life, all things rustic, but Jesus most of all! And, yes, “Jesus, I trust in you,” is her motto.

4:00pm Adoration and Confession
4:30pm Rosary
5:00pm Mass
5:30pm Free meal
6:00pm Talk by the Sisters of Life

Come for any or all! We will end the talk by 7pm for all who have class.

7:30pm Visit the teens in the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center. Meet at the chapel library to carpool over. We should be back at the chapel by 9:30pm.

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Returning Student Retreat
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Returning Student Retreat

This year our fall retreat for returning students is the powerful Father's House retreat run by a team from FOCUS national. The focus of the retreat is on truly discovering God as a loving Father, and on the healing that brings. 

It's Oct 5 - 7, which is Columbus Day weekend, so you'll still have Monday to do your school work. We'll be at the Priestfield Pastoral Center in West Virginia. The cost is only $50 for the whole weekend. Payment envelopes will be in the chapel foyer and they're due with your payment by Sun, Sep 30. 

Talk to John More (jmore@gmu.edu, 703-425-0022) with questions or for help resolving Friday class conflicts.

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Purgatory: Good News for Most of Us
Oct
2
6:15 PM18:15

Purgatory: Good News for Most of Us

Thomistic Institute at Mason is back with our first talk of the year!  Come listen to Prof. Michael Root talk more about the Catholic concept of purgatory.

The talk will start at 6:15pm in Merten Hall room 1201. This event is free and open to the public. This will be the first talk of several this year. Like our page to keep up with all the events happening with the Thomistic Institute. Search @GeorgeMasonTI on Facebook. 

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TNS: Kenny and Marie
Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: Kenny and Marie

Come hear our very own Kenny Kohlhass play with the talented Marie Miller!

4:00pm Adoration and Confession
4:30pm Rosary
5:00pm Mass
5:30pm Free meal
6:15pm Kenny and Marie

Come for any or all! We will end the talk at 7pm for all who have class.

7:30pm Meet in the chapel library to carpool over to the Juvenile Detention Center!

Parking will be available in our chapel lot and across the street at the Roberts and Krasnow lots.

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TNS: Live Your Mission
Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: Live Your Mission

Learn more about our new and returning FOCUS Missionaries as they share their testimonies and share with us about living our personal mission.

4:00pm Adoration and Confession
4:30pm Rosary
5:00pm Mass
5:30pm Free home-cooked meal
6:15pm Talk (FOCUS)

Come for any or all! We will end the talk at 7pm for all who have class.

7:30pm Street Walk training in the library!

Parking will be available in our chapel lot and across the street at the Roberts and Krasnow lots.

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TNS: Darrell Green
Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: Darrell Green

Come hear NFL Hall of Fame corner back Darrell Green talk about the Power of Failure! Darrell is a former Washington Redskin and currently works at George Mason University as the Assistant Athletic Director.


4:00pm Adoration and Confession
4:30pm Rosary
5:00pm Mass
5:30pm Free meal
6:00pm Talk (Darrell Green)

Come for any or all! We will end the talk at 7pm for all who have class. 

7:30pm Visit the teens in the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center. Meet at the chapel library to carpool over. We should be back at the chapel by 9:30pm. 

Parking will be available in our chapel lot and across the street at the Roberts and Krasnow lots.

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NEW Student Night
Sep
8
6:15 PM18:15

NEW Student Night

New Student's Night is for freshmen and transfer students who:
1. Would like to socialize with new colleagues
2. Enjoy free Chinese food
3. Like mocktails and outdoor games
4. Love bonfires & smores
5. Like winning FREE PRIZES
6. and want to find out more about the Catholic Patriots through a presentation by our Campus Ministers! 

This event will take place at the Manor(two houses to the right of the Chapel) and Chapel: 4515 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA, 22031

Students can park at the chapel, or across the street in the Buchanan or Krasnow parking lots. Due to mass, parking will be limited, so walking is encouraged too! Start time is 6:15pm. There is no sign-up, but RSVP-ing on our Facebook Event Page will allow us to estimate food and drinks!

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Returning Student Night!
Sep
7
4:30 PM16:30

Returning Student Night!

Save the Date! 

We'll be going to the Nationals Game as part of University Night at Nats park. We are asking $20 to reserve your ticket, however, when you pick your ticket up on Friday, we will give you $10 back 🤑 (the reason behind this is to make sure we do not waste any tickets since there is a set quantity). Please plan to pick up your tickets at 4:30pm on Friday (9/7). Carpooling is the ideal method for transportation. 

You can reserve your ticket in the front office with Maria, after Thursday Night Supper, or after one of the Masses this weekend. Cash only! Buying your ticket reserves your spot!

You can learn more by visiting our FACEBOOK EVENT. 

This night is geared toward reconnecting all returning students.

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First Thursday Night Supper
Aug
30
4:00 PM16:00

First Thursday Night Supper

Come to the first Thursday Night Supper (TNS) of the semester! Fr. James, our chaplain, will be our first speaker.

4:00pm Adoration and Confession
4:30pm Rosary
5:00pm Mass
5:30pm Free home-cooked meal
6:15pm Talk (Fr. James)
6:45pm Lawn games (weather permitting)

Come for any or all!

Location: St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel (4515 Roberts Rd)

Parking will be available in our chapel lot and across the street at the Roberts and Krasnow lots.

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New Student LUAU
Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

New Student LUAU

All NEW Mason and NOVA students are welcome to join us for our annual LUAU! Starting Friday, August 24 at 5:30pm at the Saint Robert Bellarmine chapel (located behind Presidents Park). Free BBQ, mechanical bull, tons of giveaways and more! 

One of the largest social events of welcome week!

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Thursday Night Gathering: Kick-Off BBQ
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Thursday Night Gathering: Kick-Off BBQ

School's out, grill's out! Join us for our annual Thursday Night Gathering Kick-Off BBQ at George Mason University's Catholic Campus Ministry! This event is for all college students and graduating high school seniors.

Join us for burgers, hotdogs, ice cream, volleyball, and more! 

Thursday Night Gatherings are a great way to meet college students from different schools and keep in touch with friends around the area! 

***Wear your college gear to represent your university as we gather for the first Thursday Night Gathering of the summer!***

We'll see you soon! Don't forget to come hungry!

You can park at the chapel or across the street at Roberts House or Krasnow.

[Our student center will be hosting events every Thursday night in June and July.]

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Power Breakfast!
May
7
9:00 PM21:00

Power Breakfast!

Exams got you down? Fuel your body and your brain with the most important meal of the day... breakfast (but at night).

The staff will be serving you all your breakfast favorites: eggs, fruit, ham, french toast, and of course... CHEESY POTATOES! Stop by the chapel at 9:00pm on Monday, May 7 for a study break with your friends and good food.

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TNS: Last Thursday Night BBQ!
May
3
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: Last Thursday Night BBQ!

Join us for our LAST TNS OF THE YEAR!!!! There will be lots of outdoor games, music and food from Dickey's BBQ after the 5pm Mass to help you have some fun before finals!

4-5pm Confession
4:30pm Rosary
5:00pm Mass
5:30pm Free Dinner (Dickey's BBQ!) 
6:00pm Outdoor Games

Come for any or all! We'll be finished by 7pm.

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TNS: The Thursday Night Show!
Apr
19
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: The Thursday Night Show!

We're bringing back the "Thursday Night Show" with your host, Andrew LaFlamme! 

Just like the Tonight Show, there will be jokes, there will be interviews (with some of the finest missionaries in town!), and there will be embarrassing games. Bring your friends! 

Dinner Menu: Taco Bar

4 -5 pm: Confession
4:30 pm: Rosary
5 pm: Mass
5:45 pm: Free Dinner
6:00 pm: FOCUS Missionaries

Come for any or all! We will be finished at 7pm.

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Enchanted Forest Spring Formal
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Enchanted Forest Spring Formal

Catholic Patriots cordially invites you to an Enchanted Forest Spring Formal. There will be dancing music, light refreshments, and attire is semi-formal. Tickets are $20 through Sunday April 8th they will be sold in the main office, at TNS, and after Sunday masses. On April 9th ticket prices increase to $25 and will be sold throughout the week in the main office and after TNS. $30 at the door!

Formal will take place at the Historic Blenheim
3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA 22030

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TNS: 5 Lies we Believe about Dating to Find "Happiness"
Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: 5 Lies we Believe about Dating to Find "Happiness"

This week we welcome Monica and Joe Marshall who will begin a discussion with us about the truths of dating. You may recognize Monica as the Relationship Editor of Verily, an online women's magazine. Her husband, Joe, works in marketing. 

4 -5 pm: Confession
4:30 pm: Rosary
5 pm: Mass
5:45 pm: Chicken and Rice
6:00 pm: Monica and Joe Marshall

Come for any or all! We will be finished at 7pm.

7:30 pm: We'll be meeting in the library to carpool over the the Juvenile Detention Center!

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Parranda
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Parranda

This Friday we are bringing everyone together to celebrate and share the latin culture to begin iWeek as one BIG mason community and have a great time with lots of food, music, and of course DANCING.

You can find more information on our Facebook event HERE.

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Thomistic Institute: What is Conscience?
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Thomistic Institute: What is Conscience?

Join us this Tuesday in the Hub Ballroom for our last Thomistic Institute of the year! Dr. Reinhard Huetter is a renowned scholar on Thomas Aquinas and we are truly privileged to have him come speak at Mason.

People of all faith traditions and backgrounds are welcome at this event. 

You can find more information in our Facebook group HERE

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TNS: Sr. Angela Coelho and the Fatima Visionaries
Mar
8
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: Sr. Angela Coelho and the Fatima Visionaries

Sr. Angela Coelho, vice-postulator for the cause of beatification of Sr. Lucia, has poured over the life of all 3 of the Fatima visionaries and worked for their canonization. She will be speaking to us about the life of Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta, who, as little children, received Marian apparitions and shed light on the process of their canonization. 

4 -5 pm: Confession
4:30 pm: Rosary
5 pm: Mass
5:45 pm: Free Dinner
6:00 pm: Sr. Angela Coelho

Come for any or all! We will be finished at 7pm.

7:30 pm: *Service Opportunity* We'll be going to visit students in the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center. Meet in the chapel library at 7:30pm and we'll carpool over!

Click here for the Facebook event

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Thomistic Institute: Angels and Demons
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Thomistic Institute: Angels and Demons

Join us for the fourth talk in our Thomistic Institute series- a reflection on the existence of pure spiritual beings and how they teach us about ourselves. This lecture will be taught through the lens of St. Thomas Aquinas.

This event is free and open to the public. People of all faith backgrounds are encouraged to attend. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

You can learn more about the event here: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events/the-reality-of-angels-and-demons

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TNS: Paul Laudiero and his Improv team!
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

TNS: Paul Laudiero and his Improv team!

Mason alumnus, Paul Laudiero has worked in the entertainment industry in NYC. Part of an Improv troup, Paul will bring some of his fellow players and they will share some of the life skills they have picked up from improv. This will be an interactive event!

4 -5 pm: Confession
4:30 pm: Rosary
5 pm: Mass
5:45 pm: Free Dinner
6:00 pm: Paul Laudiero

Come for any or all! We will be finished at 7pm.

7:30 pm: *Service Opportunity* We'll be going to visit students in the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center. Meet in the chapel library at 7:30pm and we'll carpool over!

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All-Night Adoration
Feb
16
to Feb 17

All-Night Adoration

Blessed sacrament is exposed from 3pm on Friday evening until 10am on Saturday morning. There will be praise and worship led by Kenny Kohlhass from 7-9pm.

Please consider taking an hour out of your day to spend with the Lord. Sign up sheets will be in the chapel foyer.

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