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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

Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on Pope Francis naming Most Reverend Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington D.C., to the College of Cardinals

October 25, 2020

"Today, Pope Francis announced that he will name Most Reverend Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington D.C., to the College of Cardinals on November 28, 2020..."

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Statement of Bishop Burbidge on Pope Francis’s Words Regarding “civil unions”

October 22, 2020

Parishioners of the Diocese of Arlington have shared their concerns and questions regarding reports of the Holy Father’s comments in a recent documentary...

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Diocesan Press Releases

Clergy Appointments announced, effective October 27 2020

October 27, 2020

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments...

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington Food Assistance Program in Need of Immediate Food Donations

October 20, 2020

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington's St. Lucy Food Project, the food assistance program for the Diocese, has an immediate need for food donations. Despite the tremendous support from the community and parishes, food donations have dropped 45 percent, while the ongoing need for food assistance remains at the high levels seen since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic...

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USCCB Press Releases

U.S. Bishops' President Welcomes Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis' Encyclical on Human Fraternity

October 4, 2020

U.S. Bishops' Education Chairman Decries Exclusion of Catholic School Students and Families from Revised HEROES Act

October 1, 2020

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Respect Life Month

October 2020

October is traditionally observed in the Church across the United States as Respect Life Month. During this month, we pause and give thanks for the gift of human life...

Latest News Coverage

Catholic Charities: Urgent food donations needed at food banks

WTOP , October 23, 2020

Catholic Charities St. Lucy Food Project Requests Food Donations to Meet Need

Telemundo , October 21, 2020

Catholic Charities St. Lucy Food Project Requests Food Donations to Meet Need

NBC4 , October 21, 2020

Catholic Charities Food Assistance Program Sees a 45% Drop in Food Donations, Ask for the Publics’ Help

WDVM , October 21, 2020

Catholic Charities In Immediate Need Of Food Donations In NoVA

YahooNews , October 20, 2020

Recent Event Coverage

Basilica of Saint Mary: At 225, Virginia’s oldest parish is thriving

October 10, 2020

Chrism Mass 2020

October 5, 2020

Mass for Holy Family Church 50th Anniversary

September 21, 2020

Bishop Burbidge Homily for Mass For Military and First Responders

September 13, 2020

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St. Paul tells us how we can have an impact and influence positively the world around us: “Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love.” May we offer such witness this day.