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Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Burbidge for World Day of the Poor 2019

November 17, 2019 | English and Spanish

In establishing His Kingdom, Jesus placed the poor at the center. How can we assist Him in serving those upon whom he has looked so tenderly...

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Diocesan Press Releases

Catholic Charities’ Christ House Recognized with HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award

November 12, 2019

On Saturday, November 9, Christ House, a project of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, was awarded the HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award. HANV is a non-profit that builds and renovates local housing and shelter facilities...

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Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria Presented with 2019 Good Shepherd Housing Philanthropy Award

November 12, 2019

Good Shepherd Catholic Church has partnered with GSH since its inception over 40 years ago to offer permanent housing and emergency assistance to those in need along the Route 1 corridor...

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Clergy Appointments

November 2, 2019

Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments effective on Thursday, November 14, 2019...

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USCCB Press Releases

USCCB Pro Life Committee Chairman Invites Bishops to Join Initiative Serving Pregnant and Parenting Mothers in Need

November 11, 2019


U.S. Bishops Convene for Annual General Assembly in Baltimore

November 11, 2019


USCCB: National Collection to Help Break the Cycle of Poverty to Take Place on November 23-24

November 4, 2019


Arlington Catholic Herald

Bishop Burbidge prays with Sterling Catholics on World Day of the Poor

November 18, 2019

Boxes of macaroni, cans of tuna fish and bottles of sauce flew off the shelves of the basement turned food pantry at Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling Nov. 16. Food was distributed to some 600 families during the Thanksgiving distribution that day put on by LINK, an all-volunteer, ecumenical emergency food organization serving Sterling, Herndon and Ashburn.

The next day — World Day of the Poor — the parish was at it again, collecting food and clothing for next month’s Christmas distribution. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge came to the parish to see their good work and to pray for the poor alongside them Nov. 17. After celebrating Mass, Bishop Burbidge led a holy hour for the poor in the afternoon...

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Businesses, nonprofits and individuals recognized for work to build solutions to homelessness in Northern Virginia (Christ House Receives HomeAid Service Provider Project of the Year Award)

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Christ House Wins HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award

Zebra, November 13, 2019
It’s reassuring that good work gets noticed, and on Nov. 9, Christ House was recognized with the HomeAid Northern Virginia Non-Profit Service Provider Project of the Year Award. Christ House, which is a project of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, operates a food pantry, emergency financial assistance, a thrift store, and also provides transitional housing for 14 homeless men in Old Town...

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St. Josaphat was known as the “Apostle of Unity.” With his prayers, may the Church reflect the oneness that is ours in Christ. Following his example, may we never be a source of division but, rather, bring harmony to whatever situation God sends us to each day.