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Down the Road @ the Catholic Diocese of Arlington 2010-12-02
December 4: Prayer Service for Survivors/Victims of Abuse Members of the Catholic community will join together in support of victims/survivors of abuse at a prayer service for healing. ... read more
Baby Found a Reminder of Resources Available 2010-11-14
The following is an excerpt from the Diocesan Blog, Encourage and Teach: I am going to share an event with you that occurred at one of our parishes this morning in the hope that we can partner in spreading the word about ministries available to those in crisis pregnancies: ... read more
Down the Road @ the Catholic Diocese of Arlington 2010-11-08
Nov. 14-20: Discover Catholic Schools WeekSchools across the Diocese of Arlington are gearing up to welcome prospective students and parents to open houses and other special events during Discover Catholic Schools Week. ... read more
Bishop Loverde on Cardinal-designate Wuerl 2010-10-20
I rejoice that among the new members of the College of Cardinals appointed earlier today by Pope Benedict XVI, we find two from these United States: His Eminence Raymond Cardinal-designate Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, and His Eminence Donald Cardinal-designate Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. ... read more
Down the Road @ the Catholic Diocese of Arlington 2010-10-14
Oct. 2 -- Celebrating Diversity and Unity at the Catholic Heritage FestivalParishioners from 68 Catholic parishes throughout Northern Virginia will gather on Oct. 2 at Bull Run Park, Manassas, for the Second Annual Catholic Heritage Festival. ... read more
Two Schools Honored by Department of Education 2010-09-09
Two Diocese of Arlington schools received Blue Ribbon School of Excellence awards from the U.S. Department of Education. They were the only two non-public schools in the State of Virginia to receive the award. The schools are: ... read more
Down the Road @ the Catholic Diocese of Arlington 2010-09-02
Sept. 11: Peace and Justice Conference on "Immigration Reform: A Catholic Perspective"   The Catholic Diocese of Arlington's Peace and Justice Commission will present the 7th  Annual Peace and Justice Commission Conference on "Immigration Reform: A Catholic Perspective." The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Saint John Neumann, Reston. The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, N.Y. ... read more
Statement on the Death of Sister Denise Mosier 2010-08-02
Statement from Bishop Paul S. Loverde on the Death of Sister Denise MosierAugust 2, 2010It is with unimaginable sadness that I received the telephone call yesterday notifying me of a tragic car accident involving three Benedictine Sisters on their way to a retreat at Saint Benedict Monastery in Bristow, VA.  ... read more
Down the Road @ the Catholic Diocese of Arlington 2010-08-01
August 1st: Young Adults Celebrate Faith at Fourth Annual Mass Young adults from across Northern Virginia will gather at Saint Mary Parish, Alexandria, for the Fourth Annual Young Adult Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul S. Loverde. Priests who work with young adults will concelebrate Mass for over 100 Catholics in their twenties and thirties. Catholic young adults meet regularly in their local parishes for activities ranging from service projects to prayer groups to outdoor recreational activities like hiking. ... read more
First President of Catholic Charities NamedFirst President of Catholic Charities Named 2010-06-28
Art Bennett, founder and director of the Alpha Omega Clinic, has been appointed by Bishop Paul S. Loverde as the first-ever president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA), the social services ministry for the diocese which aids tens of thousands of Virginians each year. ... read more
2010 Clergy Appointments 2010-06-18
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments effective on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, except where noted differently. ... read more
President Named for Bishop O'Connell High School 2010-06-04
Bishop Paul S. Loverde has named Kathleen Ryan Prebble as the new president of Bishop O'Connell High School, Arlington."A model of scholastic achievement and Catholic identity, Bishop O'Connell High School has been blessed with strong leadership since its foundation in 1957. ... read more
Down the Road @ the Catholic Diocese of Arlington 2010-06-01
June 26 - July 2: Work Camp Week I (Winchester)July 24 - July 30: Work Camp Week II (Dumfries)Teens to Gather in Winchester, Dumfries, to Give Needy Homes a Facelift    Due to its popularity among teen and adult volunteers, WorkCamp, the week of summer service sponsored by the Office of Youth Ministry, ... read more
Down the Road @ the Catholic Diocese of Arlington 2010-05-04
May 15th:  8th Annual BASHOver 500 junior high students from the Diocese of Arlington will gather at Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School, Dumfries, for the 8th Annual BASH. This year, 321 Improv, a group that focuses on glorifying the Lord through comedy, will entertain the students and the keynote speaker Scott Anthony, a former parishioner at Saint John, Warrenton, will discuss the 2010 youth ministry theme, "Hope in Him." A Vigil Mass celebrated by Rev. Matthew Zuberbueler will be the pinnacle of this exciting day. Last year's event drew young teens from 40 out of 68 parishes in the Arlington Diocese. For more information, visit here.May  17th-21st:  18th Annual Shakespeare FestivalThe Office of Catholic Schools will sponsor the annual Shakespeare Festival at Paul VI High School, Fairfax, from May 17th-21st. Students from 20 diocesan schools will prepare Shakespearean medleys and plays. This festival gives students a chance to showcase their talents, learn from watching others perform and study practical skills such as public elocution. For more information on Catholic Schools, visit here.May 22nd: Over 250 Adults to be Confirmed on PentecostPentecost is the feast which signifies the end of the Easter season and celebrates the founding of the Church. This Pentecost, over two hundred and fifty adults will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, the final sacrament of full initiation into the Catholic Church. Bishop Paul S. Loverde will celebrate this sacrament which confers the gifts of the Holy Spirit at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, Arlington. For more information on worship and sacraments in the Catholic Church, visit here.Key words: Catholic, Bishop Paul Loverde, Loverde, Arlington, BASH, Confirmation, Pentecost, Catholic Diocese of Arlington                                                            ### ... read more
Bishop Loverde Calls for Prayers for Injured Man 2010-04-23
It is with great sadness, but trust in the Lord, that I ask that we join together in prayer for Otoniel Lopez, a construction worker who was seriously injured on the morning of Friday, April 23, 2010. Working on a roof for a contracting company at the Parish of Saint Mary ... read more
German Bishops Remove Priest who Served in VA 2010-04-21
The German Bishops' Conference has received allegations of misconduct that date from the 1980s to the early 1990s involving Reverend Michael Schapfel, who, along with his primary work in Washington D.C., since April 2005 has assisted at the Parish of Saint John the Beloved in McLean, Virginia. ... read more
Down the Road @ the Catholic Diocese of Arlington 2010-04-09
April 12th - May 17th: Young Adults Explore the Diversity of the Church at Theology on Tap Hundreds of young adults from across Northern Virg ... read more
Bishop Loverde Declares Day of Prayer and Fasting 2010-03-11
Late last year, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed differing versions of legislation intended to reform our nation’s health care system. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) continues to insist that any measure must maintain the longstanding policy against federal funding of abortion, ... read more
Down the Road @ the Catholic Diocese of Arlington 2010-03-02
March 7th: New Retreat Center Welcomes Parishioners at Open House  The San Damiano Spiritual Life Center in White Post, Virginia, is holding its first open house from 1-3 p.m. Purchased in 2006 by the Diocese of Arlington, San Damiano has been renovated and outfitted to host various groups and ministries for day and overnight retreats. ... read more
Churches Welcome Catholics Back to Confession 2010-02-24
For the first time, the Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington are partnering in "The Light is On for You," which will bring the Sacrament of Confession to Catholics in over 25 counties and 8 cities in the DC metro region and northern Virginia every Wednesday evening. ... read more
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