Programs Supported by the Bishop's Lenten Appeal

The Bishop's Lenten Appeal (BLA) strengthens the bonds of faith that join us together as a Catholic family and provides the resources to assure the continued presence of Jesus Christ's Gospel message and ministry across our diocese.

Whether promoting vocations, educating our future priests, providing lay ministry formation, teaching, evangelizing, providing outreach to youth, young adults and those in need, the programs and ministries of the BLA touch every parish and parishioner in our diocese!

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The Bishop's Lenten Appeal (BLA) supports our Diocese in its mission of sharing the love and mercy of Christ through serving the needy, educating and forming youth, encouraging vocations, promoting a culture of life and assisting the clergy, religious, and lay people who help build and strengthen our diocesan Church.

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Programs and Ministries Supported by the BLA

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2024 Bishop's Lenten Appeal Allocation

Learn about the projected funds allocation for the 2024 BLA

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Office of Vocations

This office supports our 49 seminarians during their time of formation


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

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington

CCDA serves the poor, elderly, hungry and most vulnerable through 20 programs/ministries


Youth Ministry

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

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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


Online Pledging

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BLA 2024 Overview Information

More information about the 2024 Bishop's Lenten Appeal


Prayer for the Bishop's Lenten Appeal

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