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

Public Messages

Bishop Burbidge Responds to Mass Shooting in Indianapolis

April 16, 2021

“Last night's tragic shooting in Indianapolis resulted in the tragic death of eight people and demonstrated total disregard for the sanctity of every human life...”

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A Statement from Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, on Child Abuse Prevention Month

April, 2021

"During this month, we must recognize that the devastating impact of child abuse is lifelong, and therefore we should connect with victims and learn more about what they need to find healing and peace...”

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Diocesan Press Releases

Franciscan priest charged with rape, sexual battery in Ohio

April 16, 2021

The Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have announced that Father David Morrier, T.O.R., has been charged by a grand jury in Jefferson County, Ohio, with one count of rape and two counts of sexual battery involving an adult...

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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church In Arlington, VA., Contributed More Than 54,735 Pounds Of Food And $205,820 In Emergency Assistance To Nearly 3,000 Families Amidst Pandemic

April 12, 2021

Today, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in the heart of Clarendon in Arlington, Va., announced the impact of its volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of 35 active volunteers and broad support and contributions from parishioners, the parish was able to donate more than 54,735 pounds of food to 2,693 families and more than $205,820 in emergency rental and utility assistance to 224 families...

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USCCB Press Releases

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

March 24, 2021

U.S. Bishops' Marriage and Family Life Secretariat Launches Web Pages for Celebration of “Year of Amoris Laetitia Family”

March 17, 2021

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Online predators, the hidden pandemic

April 13, 2021

For more than a year, our country and the entire world has been combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders, face mask requirements and social distancing have become familiar government-backed restrictions to protect the public and curb the spread of the illness...

On path to priesthood: Arlington diocese welcomes seven new deacons

April 10, 2021

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge ordained seven men to the transitional diaconate at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington April 10. The men are Philip Briggs of St. John the Baptist Church in Front Royal; Peter Clem of All Saints Church in Manassas; John O’Farrell of the Basilica of St. Mary in Alexandria; Robert Renner of Holy Spirit Church in Annandale; Daniel Reuwer of St. William of York Church in Stafford; Daniel Rice of St. Timothy Church in Chantilly; and Peter St. George of St. Theresa Church in Ashburn...

Latest News Coverage

LOOK: New food pantry opens in Sterling to fill a food gap

ABC7 , April 16, 2021

St. Charles Borromeo details social-safety-net efforts

Sun Gazette , April 15, 2021

Ayuda Comunitaria Para Afectados Por El COVID 19

Telemundo , April 13, 2021

Catholic Charities Recognizes Volunteers Across Arlington Diocese, More than 2,500 volunteers helped the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington provide assistance during the pandemic in 2020

Patch , April 7, 2021

Catholic Charities recognize their volunteers during National Volunteer Month

WDVM , April 7, 2021

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As he did with the disciples on the road to Emmaus, Jesus walks with us each day. He enlightens, consoles, and guides us. Realizing we never travel alone, we are able to respond to the challenges that come our way. So, we repeat the words of the disciples: “Stay with us Lord!”