Office for Family Life

    Welcome! Our mission is to serve parishes and families throughout the Diocese of Arlington by offering programs pertaining to marriage preparation, marriage and family enrichment, pregnancy assistance, post-abortion recovery, and young adult activities, including Theology on Tap.

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    In and Around the diocese

    2017 Men's Conference - March 4
    Sign up to attend the annual diocesan conference for men, featuring Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Ralph Martin, Fr. James Searby, and mass with Bishop Burbidge!

    2017 Women's Conference - March 11
    Sign up to attend the annual diocesan conference for women, featuring Immaculee Illibagiza, and mass with Bishop Burbidge!

    Mornings of Mercy for Divorced Catholics
    Find healing and help after divorce with mornings of prayer and reflection, covering a broad variety of subjects. Click the link above to find more information and to see what retreats are available for registering.

    2minutes2virtue: Weekly Challenge
    Want to grow in virtue? Sign up to receive weekly videos designed for Catholics on the go. Click here to sign up for #2minutes2virtue.

    Listen to talks from the Religious Liberty Conference, "Is America Still the Land of the Free?"



    Pregnancy Loss Resources

    Struggling with Pornography?  
    Bought with a Price:  From Illusions to Freedom.

    Marriage Enrichment Programs & Resources

    Struggling with same-sex attraction?

    Support for family members of those struggling with same-sex attraction.

    Men's Groups

    Resource List

    Parish Programs

    Photo Gallery View photos from our events. 


    Monthly Holy Hours:
    - Post - Abortion Healing
    Young Adult Ministry

    Conferences for the Engaged 
    Pre-cana course that takes place one to two times a month. 

    Pregnancy Assistance 
    Gabriel Project Arlington:  Parish-based pregnancy assistance program for those in need.

    Post - Abortion Healing 
    Project Rachel:  Healing for women and men who have been affected by abortion.

    Merciful Like the father

    Merciful Like the Father Prayer CardAre you Seeking Renewal And Freedom after Abortion?

    Order these FREE resource cards from Project Rachel for your parish at:

    "I have met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision...the forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented, especially when that person approaches the Sacrament of Confession with a sincere heart in order to obtain reconciliation with the Father."
    -Pope Francis


    Featuring a prayer written especially for priests in the Diocese of Arlington, the Office for Family Life asks that you accept these prayer cards, and pray daily for the priest whose name will be handwritten on the back. 
    To order your own card, send a pre-addressed envelope to the Office For Family Life, and the amount of cards you desire.
    Please call (703) 841-2550 with any questions.