The Ghana Catholic Community of the Diocese of Arlington, VA is a vibrant community of Ghanaian Catholics who celebrate mass the Ghanaian way, led by our Spiritual Director Rev. Fr. Anthony Akwasi Appiah.
Our church community is part of the St. Mary of Sorrows Parish , located in Fairfax, Virginia. Queen of Apostles is within the Diocese of Arlington, which is under the direction of Most Reverend Michael Francis Burbidge.
We invite all Ghanaian Catholics in the Arlington Diocese to join our community as we celebrate our faith and worship the Ghanaian way.
Rev. Fr. Anthony Appiah is the Spiritual Director of the Ghana Catholic Community of Arlington Diocese, since February 2012.
Rev. Fr. Appiah was ordained as a priest in 1992 and served several positions including his first pastoral assignment at Nyinahin, the Kumasi Archdiocesan Youth Chaplain and Vocations Director for two terms, the Rector of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Kwadaso, in charge of the Liturgy Office and the Master of Ceremony to the Archbishop of Kumasi and the Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish at Asokore Mampong, Kumasi.
Rev. Fr. Appiah holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Education with Specialization in Youth Ministry and Catechetics.
GCC Arlington Moves to Our Lady of Sorrows Parish
The Ghana Catholic Community will be changing our place of worship to St. Mary of Sorrows Parish in Fairfax on Sunday May 28, 2023. The address for the new place is 10500 Zion Drive, Fairfax, VA 22032
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- Sundays - 1:30 to 3:30pm
- Saturdays - 6:00 to 9:00pm
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St. Mary of Sorrows Parish
- 10500 Zion Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22032
- Sundays - 10:00am
- Wednesdays - 7:00 to 9:00pm
- Last Friday of the Month - 7:00pm to 12:00am
What's Happening at GCC Arlington
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Rice Bowl Has Gone Virtual This Year!
Rice Bowl is the official Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the overseas relief and development agency of the United States Catholic Bishops.
It calls Catholics in the U.S. to reach out to people in poverty around the world through the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving.
CRS Rice Bowl also helps us to become global disciples, by reaching out to our brothers and sisters no matter where they live — allowing them to touch our lives as well.
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