Parish Programs that help the Poor

As a Diocese we are incredibly blessed to have so many vibrant programs, ministries, and groups in our parishes supporting the mission of the Church in serving the poor.

We highly encourage you to view the list below, see the different ways your parish is serving the less fortunate in our Diocese, and get involved.

Where possible, we have included a contact name, email, and phone number for the program and ministry. If contact information is not listed a program in your parish, please reach out to your parish office for details.

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All Saints (Manassas, VA)

  • Vincent De Paul Society - Lyle Sebranek – (571) 264-5750

Basilica of Saint Mary (Alexandria, VA)


Cathedral of Saint Thomas More (Arlington, VA)

  • Meals on Wheels - Ann Wester at (703)521-2841

Good Shepherd (Alexandria, VA)

Holy Family (Dale City, VA)                                       

Holy Spirit (Annandale, VA)

  • Food Ministry - Vince Cannava -571-442-4673
  • Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), Fairfax FISH (For Immediate Sympathetic Help) and Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO)

Our Lady of Lourdes (Arlington, VA)

Our Lady of the Valley (Luray, VA)

  • Loaves and Fishes - Burrous Snellings, 540-778-2616   

Our Lady, Queen of Apostles (Alexandria, VA)

  • Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) - Karen Barnoski, 703-256-4088
  • Poor Sisters of St. Joseph (Technically not a parish group but a religious order located adjacent to the parish)
    • Mother Maria Gonzalez, 703-354-0395
  • Youth Mission to Banica - Jo Balsamo, 703-623-5603
  • Advent Angel Tree - Frieda Cocozza, 703-399-9946

Sacred Heart (Manassas, VA)

Saint Agnes (Arlington, VA)

  • Catholic Charities Parish Liaison Network, Christ House Homeless Shelter Team + Christ House Cookie Baking
    Team: Katylee McInerney, 703-653-4053,
  • Meals on Wheels - Sara Cruley, 703-351-8272,

Saint Ambrose (Annandale, VA)

  • Christ House - Laura Mead at
  • I.S.H. and Christ House Monthly Food Collection - Maureen Hafner at 703-573-5170.

Saint Ann (Arlington, VA)

Saint Anthony of Padua (Falls Church, VA)

  • Food Pantry - Ubaldo Cisneros, 703 820-2011,
  • Christ House
  • ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action)

Saint Bernadette (Springfield, VA)

  • Catholic Charities Committee
  • ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others)

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (Colonial Beach, VA)

  • Guadalupe Free Clinic

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Lake Ridge, VA)

  • Food Distribution to the Needy

Saint Francis of Assisi (Triangle, VA)

  • Meal Ministry
  • St. Francis House
  • Meals for the Homeless

Saint Francis de Sales (Purcellville)

  • Make-a-Meal

Saint James (Falls Church, VA)

  • Meals on Wheels

St. John Bosco (Woodbridge, VA)

  • Catholic Outreach / Thrift Store (Emergency Assistance) - Karlene Webster,
    Notes: This program only serves Shenandoah County

Saint John the Apostle (Leesburg, VA)

  • Homeless Ministry

Saint John the Beloved (McLean, VA)

  • Christ House

Saint John the Evangelist (Warrenton, VA)

  • St. Vincent de Paul - Jim Gannon, 540-270-6774
  • St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank - Joanna Karhoff, 540-347-2922
  • Angel Tree (Christmas Gifts to families in need) - Cindy Chapman, 540-347-2922 ext.210
  • Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary - Sue Cook,
  • Secular Franciscans (Christmas Angel Tree for Nursing Homes in the Area) - Toya Finzel, 540-347-2922
  • Knights of Columbus (Holiday Food Baskets for the Poor) - Brian McGinniss,

Saint John Neumann (Reston, VA)

  • Homeless Shelter Visits
  • Meal Ministry

Saint Joseph Church (Herndon, VA)

  • St. Lucy Project:
    • Men's Society (Jack McNulty, 703-408-3622)
    • Knights of Columbus (Jim Nasakaitis, 703-435-7664)
  • Embry Rucker Community Shelter
    • Men’s Society (Jack McNulty, 703-408-3622)
    • Ladies’ Society (Mary Kirby, 703-481-6189)
  • LINK - Jorge Hidalgo, 703-585-1832
  • Father Beiting Appalachian Mission - Joe Speetjens, 703-318-7311
  • Pack Bag Program for School Children - Ladies' Society (Mary Kirby, 703-880-4302)
  • Project Rachel - Respect Life (Peggy Bauer, 703-435-2294)
  • Gabriel Project - Respect Life (Diocese of Arlington)
  • HOPE - Respect Life (Peggy Bauer, 703-435-2294)
  • A Woman's Choice - Respect Life
  • NPH - Our Little Brothers and Sisters (Jennifer Chmiel,
  • Cornerstones - Ladies’ Society (Mary Kirby, 703-481-6189)
  • Catholic Charities
    • Men’s Society (Jack McNulty, 703-408-3622)
    • Ladies’ Society (Mary Kirby, 703-481-6189)
  • Visitation to the Homebound and Hospice - Eucharistic Ministers (Jeanne Nappier, 703-880-4303)
  • Visitation to the hospitals and Nursing Homes - Eucharistic Ministers
  • The Closet - Cha Cha Proctor, 703-620-2754

Saint Katharine Drexel Mission (Bull Run, VA)

  • Pantry Food Donations

Saint Leo (Fairfax, VA)

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society

Saint Louis (Alexandria, VA)

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society

Saint Mark (Vienna, VA)

  • Christ House, Washington, DC
  • Christmas Giving Tree - volunteers needed
  • The Annual Christmas Giving Tree (In The Narthex beginning the weekend of December 2nd/3rd, 2017)
  • Christmas Giving Tree-adoptions
    • Nancy Dunaway, 703-758-8142,
    • Mary Lou Mcintire, 703-938-4276,
  • Clothing Drive-annual Thanksgiving Collection
    • Paul Renard, 703-255-1438,
  • Computer Donation Program
  • Facets Hot Meals
  • Food For Others
    • Anne Suter Zimmer, 703-273-0952,
    • Food For Others Direct Number, 703-207-9173
  • Gift Of Peace Embry Rucker Shelter
    • Diane Smith, 703-620-0629,
  • Hypothermia Shelter Volunteer Help Needed:
    • Pilar Oishi, 703-281-7815, Or Faith Roberts
  • Lamb Center
  • Monthly Sunday Sustenance
    • Vimin Honigford, 703-242-5109,
  • Social Action Linking Together (Salt)
    • John Horejsi, 703-255-7074,
  • West Virginia Furniture And Household Outreach
    • Sam And Kathy Althoff, 703-255-9273

    Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception (Fredericksburg, VA)

    • St. Vincent de Paul Society

    Saint Mary of Sorrows (Fairfax, VA)

    • Food Services

    Saint Matthew (Spotsylvania, VA)

    • St. Vincent de Paul Society

    Saint Patrick (Fredericksburg, VA)

    • St. Vincent De Paul Society

    Saint Philip the Apostle (Falls Church, VA)

    • Meals on Wheels

    Saint Raymond of Peñafort (Springfield, VA)

    • Christ House

    Saint Theresa Church (Ashburn, VA)

    • Divine Mercy Outreach - Marianne Guidos, 703-729-2334,

    Saint Timothy Catholic Church (Chantilly, VA)