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Join Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and Catholics throughout the Arlington Diocese in the #JustOneYes (JOY) Campaign this Advent and Christmas

December 2, 2019

Yesterday, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, called on the almost half million Catholics throughout the Diocese of Arlington to join in the #JustOneYes (JOY) Campaign for the Advent and Christmas seasons. The campaign is a new initiative by the Diocese to encourage the faithful to further prayer, service to others, and self-sacrifice by registering their #JustOneYes...

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Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria Raised Awareness for Plight of the Homeless at Annual “Homeless for a Night Campout”

November 25, 2019

The rainy weather did not stop the more than 50 participants who joined in the campout, at which they built their own cardboard shelters and ate and slept on the grounds of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. The evening was part of the parish's broad efforts to raise awareness of homelessness and the needs many people encounter when they lack stable housing...

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Local teen writes original Mass music December 3 2019 Arlington Catholic Herald

Arlington Catholic Herald

Local teen writes original Mass music

December 3, 2019

After Brown finished the work, he sent it to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which oversees liturgical music. To his surprise, the organization quickly got back to him with minor edits — capitalizations here and there, and various punctuation marks — and gave its approval.

Father Andrew Menke, executive director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Divine Worship, said he credits Brown for taking steps to ensure his work is liturgically sound...

Latest News Coverage

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge discusses his audience with Pope Francis during the recent Ad Limina visit to the Vatican

EWTN News Nightly, December 4, 2019

Alexandria church helps address homelessness by experiencing it firsthand

WTOP, November 25, 2019

Good Shepherd Catholic Church Raises Awareness for Homelessness at Annual Campout

Good Morning Washington, ABC, November 24, 2019

Good Shepherd Catholic Church Raises Awareness for Homelessness at Annual Campout (Complete Coverage)

The Alexandria Zebra, Good Morning Washington ABC, The Patch, WDVM, ABC 7, November 21-25, 2019

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Jesus who healed the “lame, the blind, the mute and many others” longs to do the same for us. As you continue the sacred Season of Advent, tell Jesus the specific physical/spiritual/emotional healing you are seeking in your life with faith in his power to make all things new.