Programs Supported by the Bishop's Lenten Appeal

 This year’s Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) theme “Living in Faith ~ Giving in Gratitude” reminds us that we are centered in the Eucharist, the great act of thanksgiving that is at the heart of our work as a Church. In the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life, offers Himself to be broken and shared. Strengthened by His presence in Holy Communion, we are sent forth to live with similar gratitude, generosity and self-sacrifice.


The 2018 BLA offers us an opportunity to share in critically important programs and ministries of our diocese and helps address the needs much larger than one parish alone could provide. All of the programs and ministries described below are funded by the BLA to carry out the Gospel mission of Jesus Christ throughout our diocese.

Programs and Ministries Supported by the BLA

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2018 Bishop's Lenten Appeal Allocation

Learn about the Projected Funds Allocation for the 2018 BLA


Office of Vocations

This Office supports our 45 seminarians during their time of formation

Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family

This Office offers programs pertaining to marriage preparation, marriage and family enrichment

Pro Life

Gabriel Project, Project Rachel and Respect Life

Gabriel Project offers pregnancy assistance and Project Rachel offers post-abortive counseling and healing retreats


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington

CCDA serves the poor, elderly, hungry and most vulnerable through 17 programs/ministries

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

This Office is the primary resource for parish youth ministers to help bring young people to Christ

Campus Ministry

Catholic Campus Ministries

Funding from the BLA supports Catholic Campus Ministries at four universities

Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult programs serve people in their 20's and 30's who seek to deepen their relationship with Christ


Catholic Schools

The Office of Catholic Schools provides assistance to school leaders for the spiritual, intellectual and social formation of Catholic School students


Religious Education and RCIA

The Office of Catechetics works with parishes to guide religious education and R.C.I.A. programs for children, teenagers and adults

Evangelization and Communications

Evangelization and Communications

The Communications Office utilizes a variety of mediums to promote, educate and evangelize the faithful and wider community in our diocese

Multicultural Ministries

Multicultural Ministries

This Office serves as a resource to newcomers, reaching out to the various ethnic communities in the diocese

BLA theme

Leadership Giving

If you are one “to whom much has been given,” please consider one of the BLA Leadership Giving levels

BLA 2018 card

Online Pledging

Make a gift or pledge online.


Prayer for the Bishop's Lenten Appeal

Download a PDF of this year's prayer for the Bishop's Lenten Appeal

BLA 2018 card

BLA 2018 Overview Information

More information about the 2018 Bishop's Lenten Appeal