Josh Bickl, Coordinator
Fiat is a lay community of young adults (single, engaged, & married) 18 and older.
Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church is our home parish & base of operations, but we have members from several neighboring parishes! Our name comes from the Annunciation found in Luke 1:38, when Mary responded to the Archangel Gabriel “…let it be to me according to your word.” “Fiat” is the Latin for “Let it be,” inviting God’s will into our lives.
Fiat meets on Monday evenings for a spiritual study, followed by night prayer. Studies range from Scripture to the writings of the early Church fathers, apostolic exhortations, and the occasional work of fiction. Each study is led by a member of the group, and vary in length from one evening to longer studies of six or eight weeks.
Fiat also observes First Fridays with a devotion such as vespers, the Stations of the Cross, or the Rosary, followed by dinner at O’Faolain’s.
Fiat serves at the LINK food pantry in Herndon on the second Saturday of each month. Young adults pack food for local families in need, and LINK volunteers deliver the groceries to the families at home. Members also serve in their parishes as ushers, lectors, catechists, and youth group leaders, and participate in parish level service projects throughout the year.
In addition to the First Friday devotion and dinner, Fiat is one of several local groups that hosts Sterling’s Theology on Tap. This event is held on the second Tuesday of each month at O’Faolain’s Irish Pub. Other social events include monthly happy hours, pilgrimages, hikes, winery visits, and more.