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.

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Diocesan Press Releases

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

February 26, 2021

Diocese of Arlington - Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

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The Light Is on Confessions Begin This Wednesday Evening in the Diocese of Arlington and Continue Wednesdays During Lent

February 22, 2021

Effort Represents Partnership Between the Diocese of Arlington and the Archdiocese of Washington to Welcome the Faithful to God’s Healing Mercy and Love...

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Public Messages

Bishop Burbidge's Homily for Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2021

“I suggest at the beginning of this sacred season we pray for the gift of humility as we strive to respond to the call of the prophet Joel in our First Reading — ‘Return to the Lord your God with all your heart...’”

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Beauty Draws Our Hearts and Minds to Heaven - Beauty Heals

February 16, 2021

"Beauty Heals invites us to learn about works of devotional art significant to local churches and how they inspire Catholics to live beautifully..."

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USCCB Press Releases

National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day to be Celebrated February 7-14

February 5, 2021

International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking to be Observed on February 8

February 5, 2021

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Arlington Catholic Herald

God’s call is ‘not a coincidence,’ Bishop Burbidge says at Rite of Election

February 28, 2020

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge spoke to the catechumens at St. Theresa, as he had Feb. 21 at an earlier Rite of Election at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. More than 107 catechumens and sponsors from 24 parishes were registered to attend one of the two rites...

Latest News Coverage

Old Town Basilica Plans New Expansion, Featuring a Tower and Archway

ALXnow , February 26, 2021

Virginia legislature votes to abolish the death penalty

Catholic News Agency , February 22, 2021

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Celebrating the Season of Lent, Spicer & Co.

Newsmax , February 17, 2021

Lent: A Season of Fasting, Reflection and Prayer

FOX5 Good Day DC , February 17, 2021

Father Paul Scalia, Episcopal Vicar for Clergy, Diocese of Arlington, and Pastor, St. James Catholic Church, on Ash Wednesday,

WMAL , February 17, 2021

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As we strive this Lent, with God’s grace, to repent and to keep our Lenten promises, I suggest we pray daily these words from Psalm 51: “A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me.”