Office of Communications

Leveraging a host of traditional and digital media platforms, the Office of Communications serves to inform, educate and inspire the faithful by increasing awareness of the various ministries and programs offered by the Diocese of Arlington. Delivery channels include websites, podcasts, e-newsletters, event coverage, YouTube, video messages, social media and secular media relations, among others, as well as the in-depth coverage provided by the award-winning Arlington Catholic Herald newspaper.

As a partnership of the Department of Communications and the Arlington Catholic Herald, the Office of Communications also works to amplify the message and vision of Bishop Burbidge for the Diocese through the promotion and coverage of specific events such as The World Day of Poor, The Light Is On Campaign, Work Camp, Diocesan Pilgrimage, Ordinations, the annual Men’s and Women’s Conferences and a host of other initiatives.

To learn more about the various campaigns and efforts of the Office of Communications please see the cards below.

 

Resources

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Amplifying the Mission of Our Shepherd

In an effort to amplify the message and vision of Bishop Burbidge for our Diocese, the Office of Communications produces timely and compelling media content to inspire, inform, and engage the faithful.

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Diocesan Podcasts

Through its three weekly podcasts, the Office of Communications passionately delivers fresh and engaging audio content to its avid listeners, including news, interviews, talks, and reflections from Bishop Burbidge and others.

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Diocesan e-Newsletter

Through the Diocesan e-Newsletter, the Office of Communications regularly brings you information on the latest diocesan news, events, and podcast episodes straight to your inbox. Click to signup and start receiving the Diocesan e-Newsletter today!

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The Arlington Catholic Herald

The award-winning Arlington Catholic Herald, the official weekly newspaper of the Diocese, supports the Church’s mission to evangelize by providing news from a Catholic perspective.

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Diocesan Social Media

Employing various social media channels, the Office of Communications provides the faithful with live coverage from events across our Diocese, inspiring Catholic content highlighting liturgical feasts, the saints and daily Bible verses, homilies and statements from our bishop, and more.

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Press Coverage of the Diocese

Drawing from the vision of Bishop Burbidge, the Office of Communications actively engages with local and national media outlets to inform the public of what is happening in the Diocese.

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Press Releases

In concert with its many media outreach efforts, the Office of Communications provides press releases to the public and members of the news media on a regular basis.

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Diocesan Website and Social Media Policy

Download a digital copy of the Diocesan Website and Social Media Policy.

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2017 Communications Survey Report

In November of 2017, the Office of Communications conducted a survey to gain a better understanding of the perceptions of Catholics in the Diocese of Arlington regarding diocesan communications efforts, media preferences, and technology used to access news and information. This report captures the trends and insights we gained as a result of that survey.

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Weekly TV Mass for the homebound

Every week, the Diocese of Arlington, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington, produces a Sunday TV Mass for broadcast to the homebound. The Mass is filmed at the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and celebrated by priests from the Diocese of Arlington and the Archdiocese of Washington, with local parish and school choirs.

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Parish Bulletin Announcements

With the parish bulletin announcement portal, the Office of Communications offers parish staff and site visitors access to up-to-date information on diocesan programs, initiatives, and events as well important messages from the Bishop and the Diocese for use in parish bulletins.

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