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Office of Communications

(For December 16-17 and 23-24 bulletins)

Advent Resources!

This Advent, prepare your hearts for Christ's Nativity with 2minutes2virtue (2m2v) and Searching for More (SFM)! Stay tuned for short and inspiring video reflections led by our diocesan priests and lay faithful during each week of Advent. Stay up-to-date on new releases by subscribing to the diocesan email newsletter, the diocesan YouTube channel. You can also find 2m2v and SFM wherever you subscribe to podcast. You can also find the videos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as they release. Receive the weekly 2m2v challenge straight to your phone by texting "2m2v" to 84576, and join our public Facebook Group for further inspiration!

Event Date: Through December 24, 2023

Expiration Date: December 25, 2023


Office of Development

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Gifts for Seminarian Education Endowment Fund (SEEF)

Please support our seminarians and SEEF, a permanent endowment fund established in 2011. SEEF's income provides funding for annual seminarian expenses such as room, board, tuition, health insurance and books, which total almost $45,000 per seminarian. Please give generously! To donate, make checks payable to: “Foundation for the CDA - SEEF.” Mail to: The Foundation, 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 811, Arlington, VA 22203. Contact John French at or (703) 841-3819 with questions.

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(For December 16-17 bulletin)

Stewardship Reflection, December 17, 2023, 3rd Sunday of Advent

”Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5:16 - 18
This scripture reading sums up Stewardship. “Rejoice always” means place your trust in God; He will provide all that you need. “Pray constantly” means prayer should be a running conversation with God throughout the whole day, every day. “Give thanks in all circumstances” means even in bad situations, thank God. Suffering a little bit helps build empathy for others in similar situations and shows our dependence on God.

17 de diciembre de 2023, 3er Domingo de Adviento

.“Estén siempre contentos. Oren sin cesar. Den gracias en todas las circunstancias, porque esa es la voluntad de Dios para ustedes como creyentes en Jesucristo.” 1 Tesalonicenses 5:16-18
Esta lectura de las escrituras resume a la Corresponsabilidad. “Estén siempre contentos” quiere decir colocar su confianza en el Señor; Él proveerá para todas nuestras necesidades. “Orar constantemente” significa que la oración debe ser una conversación fluida con Dios a través de todo el día, todos los días. “De gracias en todas las circunstancias” quiere decir dar gracias aún en las malas situaciones, agradezca siempre a Dios. Sufrir un poco ayuda a construir empatía con los demás en situaciones similares, y muestra nuestra dependencia de Dios.

Event Date: December 17, 2023

Expiration Date: December 18, 2023


(For December 23-24 bulletin)

Stewardship Reflection, December 24, 2023, 4th Sunday of Advent

”Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” Luke 1:28
After Jesus, we look to Mary as an ideal steward. Her entire life was lived in obedience to God's call. Mary teaches us to live with joy for all we have been given. Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, Mary reflects the light of Christ. Like Mary, we are called to reflect Christ's light to the world through our gratitude and generosity.

24 de diciembre de 2023, 4o Domingo de Adviento

”Salve, llena de gracia, El Señor está contigo.” Lucas 1:28
Después de Jesús, vemos a María como un ideal de corresponsabilidad. Vivió su vida entera obedeciendo el llamado de Dios. María nos enseña a vivir con alegría por todo lo que nos ha sido dado. Así como la luna refleja la luz del sol, María refleja la luz de Cristo. Como María, somos llamados a reflejar la luz de Cristo al mundo a través de nuestra gratitud y generosidad.

Event Date: December 24, 2023

Expiration Date: December 25, 2023


(For December 30-31 bulletin)

Stewardship Reflection, December 31, 2023, The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

”…as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must forgive.” Colossians 3:13
Forgiving is one of the hardest things for people to do. We can't give what we don't have. We need to receive God's mercy and forgiveness first before we can give it to others. Go to the sacrament of Reconciliation and receive God's mercy and forgiveness. Then, share the gift of forgiveness with someone -- a family member, a friend or a co-worker. Pick up the phone or text someone right now.

31 de diciembre de 2023, La Sagrada Familia de Jesús, María y José

“...Como el Señor los ha perdonado, así deben ustedes perdonar.” Colosenses 3-13
Perdonar es una de las cosas difíciles para las personas. No podemos dar lo que no tenemos. Necesitamos recibir la misericordia y el perdón de Dios antes de darlos a otras personas. Acérquese al sacramento de la Reconciliación y reciba la misericordia y el perdón de Dios. Entonces, comparta el don del perdón con alguien - un miembro de la familia, un amigo o un compañero de trabajo. Tome su teléfono y llame o envíe un mensaje de texto a alguien, justo en este momento.

Event Date: December 31, 2023

Expiration Date: January 1, 2024


Office of Marriage, Family, and Respect Life

(For December 30-31, January 6-7, and 13-14 bulletins)

Mornings of Mercy

Join other members of the Diocese who have gone through divorce in a series of morning retreats. The morning will include Holy Mass, talk, and Benediction. Mornings of Mercy retreats are led by Rev. Thomas P. Ferguson, Pastor, Good Shepherd Catholic Church. The retreats are free. The next retreat is Saturday, February 3 at 9 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in McLean. Please register at

Event Date: February 3, 2024

Expiration Date: Feburary 4, 2024

File Attachment:
MoM 2024 flyer (PDF)


(For December 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 bulletins)

Day of Prayer and Healing

After Abortion Retreats: A Day of Prayer and Healing for women who have experienced abortion will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024. These group healing events are held in a private and peaceful setting, in English and in Spanish, based on the Entering Canaan model (2 separate retreats, in 1 location). There will be an opportunity to hear from a past participant and others who have found healing. You are not alone. Take the first step. For confidential inquiries, please contact Project Rachel Ministry: (703) 841-2504 or

Día de Oración y Sanación

Retiros después de Aborto Provocado: Un Día de Oración y Sanación para mujeres que han experimentado un aborto provocado tomará acabo el sábado, 10 de febrero del 2024. Estos eventos de sanación en grupo se hacen en un ambiente privado y tranquilo, en inglés y español, basado en el modelo “Entrando a Cana” (2 retiros separados en 1 ubicación). Habrá una oportunidad de oír de participantes pasados y otras que han encontrado la sanación. No estás sola. Toma el primer paso. Para preguntas confidenciales, llame al Proyecto Raquel: (703) 841-2504 o

Event Date: February 10, 2024

Expiration Date: February 11, 2024

File Attachment: 
Day of Prayer and Healing / Día de Oración y Sanación flyer (PDF)


(For December 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 bulletins)

Registration Now Open! Renewed in Christ: Reflecting His Light to the World

Join Catholic men from around the Diocese for a day of prayer, fellowship and reflection. Keynotes include: Fr. Daniel Mode, Chaplain of the United States Coast Guard, and Jonathan Reyes, Senior Vice President of Evangelization and Faith Formation for the Knights of Columbus. Saturday, March 2, 2024 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 750 Peachtree Street, Herndon, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with confession, coffee, and pastries. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge at 11:15 a.m. Cost is $65 until February 1, 2024, $80 after February 1, 2024. You may register at

Event Date: March 2, 2024

Expiration Date: March 3, 2024

File Attachment:
Men's Conference flyer (PDF)


(For December 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 bulletins)

Registration Now Open! Behold, I Make All Things New

Join women from around the Diocese for an opportunity to be inspired, to connect with likeminded women and to raise our voices together in prayer. Our 2024 gathering will be feature the awe-inspiring reversion story of Patricia Sandoval and a powerful presentation by Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, O.P. about the true dignity and vocation of every woman. Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Sign-in begins at 7:30 p.m. with confession, coffee, and pastries. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge at 11:15 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 750 Peachtree Street, Herndon. Cost is $65 until February 1, 2024, $80 after. February 1, 2024 Register at

Event Date: March 9, 2024

Expiration Date: March 10, 2024

File Attachment:
Women's Conference flyer (PDF)


Office of Vocations

 (For December 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 bulletins)

Quo Vadis Seminary Visit for High School Boys

Ever wondered what college seminary is like? Join Fr. Isenberg and Quo Vadis on January 27, 2024, to experience it firsthand on a visit to St. John Paul II Seminary in Washington, D.C. Meet the seminarians and their formators, see where they live, pray, eat and study, celebrate Mass together and tour parts of Catholic University where they have classes. Dads are welcome but not required. Deadline to submit registration form is January 18. Visit or contact the Office of Vocations, or 703-841-2514. Quo Vadis events are for high school boys interested in growing in their spiritual life and exploring their vocations.

Event Date: January 27, 2024

Expiration Date: January 19, 2024

File Attachment:
Quo Vadis Seminary Visit Flyer (PDF)


(For December 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 bulletins)

Come Pray for Vocations

All are invited to join the St. Thérèse Vocation Society for their annual Morning of Reflection on Saturday February 10, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria. The day will include continental breakfast, spiritual conference, Mass and Holy Hour. Fr. Peter St. George is our speaker. There is no cost but please RSVP with the Office of Vocations by February 5, 2024, at (703) 841-2514 or The St. Thérèse Vocation Society was formed to pray for and encourage vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

Event Date: February 10, 2024

Expiration Date: February 11, 2024

File Attachment:
St. Thérèse Society MOR (PDF)


 (For December 16-17 bulletin)

Third Sunday of Advent -- December 17, 2023

”The spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the Lord has anointed me.” God is empowering you for a specific purpose! How will you respond to so great a love? Is He asking you to follow Him by serving in the priesthood or consecrated religious life? Contact Fr. Michael Isenberg, or (703) 841-2514.

Event Date: December 17, 2023

Expiration Date: December 18, 2023


(For December 23-24 bulletin)

Fourth Sunday of Advent -- December 24, 2023

”Do not be afraid, for you have found favor with God.” Consider following Christ more closely as a priest, deacon, brother or sister. Contact Fr. Michael Isenberg, or (703) 841-2514.

Event Date: December 24, 2023

Expiration Date: Deember 25, 2023


(For December 24-25 bulletin)

Christmas -- December 25, 2023

”The Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit, for He will save His people.” Is the Holy Spirit leading you to share your gifts as a priest or religious brother or sister? Contact Fr. Michael Isenberg, or (703) 841-2514.

Event Date: December 25, 2023

Expiration Date: December 26, 2023


Office of Multicultural Ministries

(For December 16-17 bulletin)

Simbang Gabi

Please join us in celebrating Simbang Gabi across the Diocese from December 15-24. Please visit here for more information and full schedule:

Event Dates: December 15-24, 2023

Expiration Date: December 24, 2023

File Attachment:
Simbang Gabi 2023 flyer (PDF)


Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services

(For December 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 bulletins)

Volunteer Information Sessions Sign-Up

Please join us to learn more about how to help newly-arrived families thrive in Northern Virginia. We are offering volunteer information sessions about our opportunities and on-boarding process starting in January. They will be held the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in virtual format (Zoom) - Sessions will last about an hour. Registration is required:
Please use the link to register for the information session that best matches your schedule. Registration link: 

Event Date: January 30, 2024

Expiration Date: January 31, 2024

File Attachment:
MRS Virtual Volunteer flyer (PDF)


Holy Trinity Catholic Church

(For December 16-17 bulletin)

2023 Bethlehem Walk - A Living Nativity

Travel back in time to the City of Bethlehem for a free family event. A living nativity returns to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville, on Thursday and Friday, December 21-22 from 5 - 8 p.m. 

Event Dates: December 21-22, 2023

Expiration Date: December 23, 2023

File Attachment:
Bethlehem Walk-A Living Nativity flyer (PDF)


Office of Communications

(For use at parish discretion)

Diocesan Resource Page on Issues Affecting the Catholic Church Available

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington website includes a resource page where parishioners can access information regarding events affecting the Church. Read the policies on child protection and responses from Bishop Burbidge and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at  

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Sign Up For the Diocesan E-Newsletter!

Receive special video messages from our bishop, learn about unique opportunities to get involved, and be the first to know the news about our Diocese - straight to your inbox. Sign up here:

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