The Paschal Lamb

The Catholic Store for Books & Bibles, Distinguished Christian Gifts, Jewelry & Art Since 1987

Mother’s Day


While we continue to operate with shorter hours – Monday-Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., we haven’t forgotten that Mother’s Day is just around the corner on May 10th! We have many cards and gifts for the special Daughter of God in your life.

Please be reassured that we are doing all that we can to insure your safety while shopping in our store.

Our online store, Paschal Lamb Select is always open for those that would prefer to shop at home. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, please call us at 703-273-5956 or email us at We are happy to serve you by finding exactly what you need and will ship your order to you.

God bless you and keep you and yours healthy and safe.

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Caronavirus Update

We continue to operate under shortened hours at our store in Fairfax, following the directive issued by Gov. Northam.

Our hours though Holy Week are as follows:

Saturday, April 4: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sundays: Closed

Monday, April 6 – Thursday, April 9: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Good Friday, April 10: Closed

Holy Saturday, April 11: Closed

Until further notice, our hours after Easter Sunday will be Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

It is always prudent to call before coming out to visit the store. You can always order online at Paschal Lamb Select or call in during our shortened hours and order via telephone. We are here to serve you as best we can during these difficult times.

Announcement on Store Hours

The COVID-19 virus continues to impact all our lives to some degree.  We at The Paschal Lamb have made decisions on an almost daily basis regarding how to best serve our customers while providing a safe environment for anyone who enters our store.

Beginning on Monday, March 23, we will reduce our hours of operation to 3 hours a day, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  We are not sure how long we will maintain that schedule so we ask you to ALWAYS CALL THE STORE BEFORE COMING (703-273-5956).  Currently we are well-stocked with seasonal items such as cards, books and gifts for Easter, RCIA, and First Holy Communion.  And don’t forget to pick up your Magnificat for April and May.

Let’s take Jesus’ words to heart and “Be Not Afraid”.  With our eyes on the Lord and with the intercession of our Blessed Mother we will get through this crisis.  You are all in our prayers.

God bless,
The Staff at The Paschal Lamb

Yes, we’re open…

Yes, we’re open – but during this COVID-19 crisis The Paschal Lamb will close everyday at 5:00 p.m. We’ll do everything we can to protect your physical health while you shop with us and hope that you will find a peaceful and spiritually healing environment when you come through our doors.

May God keep you safe during these uncertain times!

~The Staff at The Paschal Lamb

Lent Starts Wednesday, Feb. 26th

Prepare at the Paschal Lamb.


We’re open!

Bad weather won’t stop us! Yes, we’re open today, January 18, 2020.



Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Golden silver christmas deco on blackWe wish you and your family an abundance of His beauty, truth and goodness through the Christmas season and in the new year!

Open House & Steve Hemler Book Signing 12/7/19

Join us at The Paschal Lamb this Saturday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Author and Catholic Apologist Steven R. Hemler will be available to sign his books, The Reality of God and Search No More, answer questions and chat with you. We are honored to host Mr. Hemler and hope you will be able to come meet him. We will also be serving refreshments all day for our annual Open House.

Steven R. Hemler is President of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA) and author of The Reality of God: The Layman’s Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator and Search No More: The Keys to Truth and Happiness, both published by Saint Benedict Press/TAN Books.  He is also the Coordinator of Christian Initiation and Adult Faith Formation for his parish, Precious Blood Catholic Church in Culpeper.  Steve has a Master of Pastoral Studies degree from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from Virginia Tech. He also has a Certificate in the Catechism of the Catholic Church from Catholic Distance University and Advanced Catechist Certification from the Diocese of Arlington.

Steve has been actively involved in adult and adolescent catechesis for over 30 years, including developing and teaching six popular online apologetics seminars for the Certificate in Apologetics offered by Catholic Distance University.  His multimedia presentations focus on strengthening faith and equipping Catholics to better explain and share why we believe what we do.  After a 33-year professional engineering career, including 13 years in Saudi Arabia, Steve took early retirement in 2011 to follow a calling to serve God and the Church full-time.  He and his wife Linda have been married for nearly 40 years and have three grown children.

The Reality of God addresses these all-important questions by providing an introductory overview of key scientific evidence, philosophical reasons, and insights drawn from human nature demonstrating God’s existence.

In simple, accessible language―and well-supported by scientific experts―author Steven Hemler guides the reader through compelling evidence for the existence of God. Hemler shows how natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics―far from disproving religious belief―suggest and reveal the existence of a Creator at every turn.

Catholics and others seeking sound reasons, credible science, and faithful theology supporting belief in God will cherish this easy-to-read book.

The Reality of God provides:

• An opportunity to address doubts about God’s existence and strengthen faith

• Persuasive reasons for belief valuable for sharing with questioning family and friends

• Arguments showing the compatibility of faith and reason/science

• Reasonable answers to the evolution vs. creation debate

• A great gift, including for high school and college students.

The Reality of God puts forth in layman’s terms how science and the natural world point to God’s existence. Anyone seeking answers to life’s deepest question will find in author Steven Hemler an indispensable guide.

Why are we not truly happy with what everyone says are the good things in life, including money, fun and friends?

How does being a committed Christian bring true happiness?

How can we know that Jesus is really the divine Son of God who rose from the dead?

Is there scientific evidence that the afterlife and heaven are real and, if so, how are we saved?

Why would anyone want to be a practicing Catholic in today’s world?

Search No More provides clear, compelling, and concise answers to these and other “big questions” about happiness, Jesus, salvation, and the Catholic faith. In Search No More, author Steven Hemler makes the case that the keys to truth and happiness are Jesus and his Church, as experienced by himself, the saints, and millions of others over the past 2,000 years.

Even though the clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandals are terrible and have damaged the credibility of the Catholic Church’s witness, this does not negate the wisdom and truth of the Church’s divinely inspired teachings nor prevent us from finding true happiness and joy in her service-oriented community and sacramental graces. Explore this claim for yourself and discover the happiness and truth you are searching for in life.

Search No More will be of interest to anyone seeking something more or examining the truth of key teachings of the Catholic Church, including those who were raised Catholic and have questions about the faith of their childhood. Search No More will dispel doubts, strengthen faith, and provide valuable information for discussion with family and friends who have questions about Catholicism.
Search No More also makes a great gift, especially for those who were raised Catholic but no longer go to Mass.

Happy Labor Day!

We pray that your observance of Labor Day was restful and you are ready for the ‘fall rhythm of life’. We will be going back to normal business hours starting Tuesday, September 3rd. Come visit us anytime Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.!

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