Beirut Relief

Help Victims and Rebuilding
Efforts in Beirut

When you give, you provide critical and immediate relief to the most vulnerable—hot meals, safe shelter, medication, hygiene kits and clean water. Your gift also helps ensure that mobile medical units and trauma support are available for those who need it most.

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Be assured that our priests and I are with you in thought and prayer in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our spiritual outreach programs and pastoral ministries are continuing for those in need. For more information, view our Coronavirus Resources and Response.

I respectfully ask you to consider prayerfully the ongoing support of your parish, Catholic Charities and the Bishop’s Lenten Appeal at this critical time.

Bishop Michael Burbidge

Featured News and Announcements

Diocesan Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY: Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, to Visit Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va., and Participate in Ribbon Cutting to Bless New Atrium and Plaza

September 17, 2020

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, will visit Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va. Bishop O’Connell is one of four high schools in the Diocese, all of which reopened for the 2020-21 academic year with a hybrid model incorporating in-person and e-Learning components...

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5th Annual Mass for Military and First Responders Celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax, Va.

September 14, 2020

Mass Offered Near the Anniversary of 9/11 to Pray for, Honor and Thank Those Serving on the Front Lines, Protecting Us Both Here and Abroad...

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Public Messages

Bishop Burbidge's Pastoral Leter

September 14, 2020

In Tongues All Can Hear | Communicating the Hope of Christ in Times of Trial

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Bishop Burbidge Homily for Mass For Military and First Responders

September 13, 2020

"At this Mass, we give thanks to God in a special way for those who dedicate their lives to protect us, our nation and our community..."

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USCCB Press Releases

USCCB: U.S. Bishop Chairmen Lament Additional Federal Executions

August 27, 2020

USCCB:Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Praises Trump Administration for Ensuring that U.S. Global Health Assistance Doesn’t Promote Abortion

August 20, 2020

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Gratitude for Military, First Responders at 5th Annual Mass

September 14, 2020

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge expressed “profound gratitude” to first responders and those serving in the military at the Fifth Annual Mass for Military and First Responders Sept. 13 at St. Leo the Great Church in Fairfax. He thanked those gathered “for your courageous, generous and heroic service, especially during these tense and challenging times.”

Latest News Coverage

Twenty Things That Caught My Eye Today: Coronavirus Isolation, Mideast Peace, Protestant Family Ethics & More, Kathryn Jean Lopez

National Review , September 16, 2020

Bishops Preach Against Racism on Feast of St. Peter Claver

Catholic News Agency , September 9, 2020

Sacred Heart Academy Starts 2020-21 School Year With Smiles, Face Masks

Winchester Star , September 1, 2020

At Least One Area School District has Already Started Getting Students Back to In-Person Learning with Options

WMAL , August 31, 2020

Paul VI High School Opens New Campus In Loudoun County

The Virginia Patch , August 27, 2020

Recent Event Coverage

Bishop Burbidge Homily for Mass For Military and First Responders

September 13, 2020

Holy Hour With Bishop Burbidge | Prayer for Relief from Anxiety and Stress

September 10, 2020

Bishop Burbidge Homily for Mass for Peace in Our Communities

September 9, 2020

St. Paul VI Catholic High School Ribbon Cutting, Mass and Blessing

August 27, 2020

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It is a good spiritual practice on Fridays to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary and/or to make the Stations of the Cross so we are focused on the Lord‘s passion. As you do, entrust your sufferings and burdens to him. In his great love, he will sustain and support you.