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"My Soul Rejoices in the Lord."

As we prepare to mark our first half-century, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington is embarking on a spiritual and intellectual renewal in the foundational truths of the Catholic Faith. Preparation Year II focuses on Mary, the Mediatrix of All Grace and the model disciple.

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A new altar at Nativity Catholic Church ‘renews us in mission’

March 16, 2023

At Nativity Catholic Church in Burke, traditional meets modern architecture in the form of a new altar which “brings a unity to the church,” said Father Robert C. Cilinski, pastor.

As he described each step of the dedication rite, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge encouraged the faithful to reflect upon their own relationship with God. “My friends, as I anoint the altar tonight, perhaps reflect on God’s love for you.”

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When the Lord’s plan for you and your life seems mysterious and maybe even confusing, ask for the grace to imitate St. Joseph and his faith, trust, and obedience. When we say 'yes' to God’s holy will, we will experience joy and peace. St. Joseph, pray for us!