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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

Public Messages

Letter from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on World Day Migrants and Refugees 2020

September 27, 2020

"Today we observe the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a day set aside by the Church more than a century ago to recognize the millions of people worldwide who every year are forcibly displaced from their homes by violent conflict, terrorism, persecution, natural disaster, or extreme poverty..."

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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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Diocesan Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY: During Hispanic Heritage Month, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington’s Newcomer Services Offers Free Webinar Series Addressing Key Issues Facing the Hispanic Community

September 29, 2020

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Catholic Charities Newcomer Services (Newcomer Services) is offering a series of four webinars to serve areas of critical need in the Hispanic community, including education and workforce development and expert guidance on immigration status...

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Saint James Catholic School in Falls Church, Va., Recognized as National Blue Ribbon School for 2020 by the U.S. Secretary of Education

September 24, 2020

Saint James Catholic School (St. James), a pre-K-8 school of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington in Falls Church, Va., is being recognized as a high-performing National Blue Ribbon School for 2020...

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USCCB Press Releases

U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chair Applauds President’s Executive Order Ensuring Legal Protections for Babies

September 26, 2020

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

August 27, 2020


Arlington Catholic Herald

Immigrants share their stories on World Day of Migrants and Refugees

September 28, 2020

“Today, as a church and as a diocese, we not only renew our commitment to pray for migrants and refugees, but to do our part in welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating internally displaced persons,”

Latest News Coverage

Catholic Charities hosts free webinars to address key issues facing the LatinX community

WDVM , September 30, 2020

Catholic High School Students, Staff Thankful to Be Back in Class

Potomac Local , September 25, 2020

John Paul the Great High School Demonstrates How the First Month Back in School is Going

NBC4 , September 26, 2020

Virginia Bishops Issue Guidance on the November Election

WDVM , September 23, 2020

Bishop O’Connell High School has Reopened for Hybrid Learning,

FOX5 , September 22, 2020

Recent Event Coverage

Mass for Holy Family Church 50th Anniversary

September 21, 2020

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

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In honor of the Scripture scholar, Saint Jerome, open your Bible today and, perhaps, read one of your favorite passages from the psalms or one of the Gospels. In doing so, be assured that the Lord will speak his Word to you and the message he wants you to hear this day.