Bishop Burbidge and the priests of the Diocese continue to offer creative ways to grow in faith during this challenging time as the coronavirus continues to impact our world. Many parishes are facilitating a live stream or recording daily and Sunday Mass and many parishes are open for private prayer and Confession.

Bishop Burbidge has continued to retain the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation, until further notice.

Featured News and Announcements

Diocesan Press Releases

Mother's Day Message From Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Catholic Diocese Of Arlington

May 7, 2021

On Sunday, May 9, we will once again have the great privilege to celebrate Mother's Day, honoring those women, both living and deceased, who have dedicated their lives to making ours better...

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Clergy Announcement April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

Reverend Peter O. Okola, A.J. - from Parochial Vicar at Saint Bernadette Parish in Springfield to service outside the diocese, effective June 1, 2021…

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Public Messages

Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on the 58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 25, 2021

“On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we celebrate the 58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations following a year in which so many felt isolation and fear. Today, we pray in gratitude for those who have given their lives to the priesthood or the consecrated life, as well as for those God is calling to one of these vocations...”

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Bishop Burbidge responds to the jury verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

April 21, 2021

"Yesterday, the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin’s case regarding the tragic and unjust death of George Floyd delivered its verdict...”

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USCCB Press Releases

Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen on Verdict in Trial of Derek Chauvin

April 20, 2021

U.S. Bishop Chairman Welcomes Repeal of Death Penalty in Virginia

March 24, 2021


Arlington Catholic Herald

New Corpus Christi Church in Aldie 'comes to life' at Rite of Dedication

May 3, 2021

After more than two decades of work, prayer and gathering in school gyms, the parishioners of Corpus Christi Church in Aldie marked what Bishop Michael F. Burbidge called a “historic, joyful moment” as they watched their new church come to life at a Rite of Dedication and Mass May 2...

Latest News Coverage

Critical Race Theory Examined Through the Lens of Catholic Teaching

Guadalupe Radio Network, Catholic Drive Time , May 4, 2021

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is Helping by Offering Free Medical Care

FOX 5, On the Hill , April 25, 2021

Sentara, community partners hosting large-scale vaccine clinics in Woodbridge

InsideNova , April 23, 2021

Bishop Burbidge Blesses Sterling Food Pantry

Loudoun Now , April 20, 2021

Catholic Charities opens new food pantry in Sterling

WDVM , April 19, 2021

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“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring” (St. Catherine of Siena). Know that our Lord blesses your efforts, sacrifices, and all that you try to accomplish out love for him and others. Persevere today and, with the grace of God, you will achieve something great!