The Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish dates back to 1975 when Bishop Welsh asked Father Cosby, Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Dale City, to recommend building sites for a new parish to be located in Lake Ridge, Virginia. After the present site was chosen, steps began to obtain proper zoning for a church complex. Bishop Welsh selected and assigned Father Philip Majka as founding pastor of the parish on September 27, 1976. Arrangements were made to use Rockledge Elementary School for Masses. The first Mass was celebrated at Rockledge on October 16, 1976, with approximately 200 people in attendance. Arrangements were also made to purchase a home for the pastor and he moved into the Crabapple Court rectory on October 18th, 1976.
On August 28 1994, the new church was dedicated by Bishop Keating. Fittingly, August 28th is the anniversary of the birth of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.
2015 Renovation Photos