Evergreen Bulletin Announcements

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From the Office of the Chancellor

Prime Time Single Catholics (PTSC) is a Washington-area social group serving single Catholics 40 and over. Come join us in Christian fellowship! See what we offer by visiting us at: http://www.blessedsacramentcc.org/church/parish-community/prime-time-single-adults, or by contacting Patricia Hutteman at pava1319@gmail.com or (703) 527-3455, or John McBride at jfmcbride_526@hotmail.com or (703) 820-9196.

From the Office of Communications

Bishop Burbidge’s Homilies Online

Want to hear relevant, pastoral inspiration from our Shepherd? Selected homilies of Bishop Burbidge can be found on our YouTube page. Please visit youtube.com/arlingtondiocese.


Follow Bishop Burbidge on Twitter

Bishop Burbidge has over 12,200 followers on Twitter! His daily reflections and posts are popular and insightful. Follow him @BishopBurbidge.

From the Office of Development

Gifts for the 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 $40,000 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 Gretchen Koch at g.koch@arlingtondiocese.org or (703) 841-3819 with questions.

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Gift Planning for You…and our Parish

Giving is a very important part of the life of a person devoted to Jesus Christ. Planned Giving simply means planning for the future -- whether it is your retirement or the future of your parish community. Your planned gift is a tangible way to express your unending gratitude to God for a lifetime of blessings. For more information on naming our parish or the diocese in your will, you may contact your attorney or visit www.arlingtondiocese.planyourlegacy.org.


Leaving a Legacy

Your generosity during your lifetime has enabled (insert parish name here) to serve the people of God in this community. Continue to be a part of the strength of this community by making a bequest in your will to (insert parish name here). For more information, call the Diocesan Planned Giving Office at 703-841-3819 or visit www.arlingtondiocese.planyourlegacy.org.


Give the Gift of Faith

More and more Catholics are responding to the idea of giving a gift that perpetuates our Catholic faith. Please consider remembering (insert parish name here) in your will. By doing so, you establish a legacy of love for others by enabling the Church to continue the expansion of our Catholic faith through its many ministries. For more information on naming our parish and the diocese in your will, please call the Diocesan Planned Giving Office at 703-841-3819 or visit www.arlingtondiocese.planyourlegacy.org.


Thank You

We appreciate the thoughtfulness of parishioners who have left bequests to (insert parish name here). These gifts help us to build a solid foundation for the Catholic formation of future generations. For more information on writing a bequest, call the Diocesan Planned Giving Office at 703-841-3819 or visit www.arlingtondiocese.planyourlegacy.org.


Our Catholic Heritage

Planned Giving provides an opportunity to donate a gift from your estate that will forever perpetuate our Catholic heritage. Through your gift you will help build an active and faith-filled Church that is able to pass on our Catholic faith to future generations. To learn more about ways you can make a gift, please call the Diocesan Planned Giving Office at 703-841-3819 or visit www.arlingtondiocese.planyourlegacy.org.


Receive Income for Life

…while supporting your parish through a Charitable Gift Annuity with the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. You decide which parish or ministry will be supported by your gift. You make a gift and receive income for life – up to 9% depending on current age. Part of your income is tax-free and, you reduce or eliminate any applicable estate taxes. This vehicle is appropriate for individuals and couples age 65+. To learn more, contact the Diocesan Planned Giving Office at 703-841-3819.

From the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life


Give a Gift For Life

Please give a Gift for Life this season to help expectant mothers in need and women suffering after abortion. See link to sample bulletin announcements.

Expiration Date: February 5, 2018

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GFL Bulletin Announcements.pdf



Get closer to Jesus through Sunday reflections given by the priests of the Diocese of Arlington.  TEXT "2m2v" to 84576 or visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/2minutes2virtueto sign up!


40 Days for Life Vigil Calendar

Please sign up to witness! The link for the campaign vigil calendar can be found at

Please invite a friend to go with you!


Free Prayer Cards: Pray for Our Priests

Free prayer cards to encourage faithful to pray for our priests, perfect for parish groups, schools, etc. Prayer cards are now available with the name of each of our Diocesan priests, one priest per card. To request FREE cards, call (703) 841-2550 or email familylife@arlingtondiocese.org.


Free Copies of Booklets for Healing after Abortion

Share the good news that no sin is bigger than God’s mercy by offering FREE copies of The Word Among Us booklets; “After Abortion God Offers Forgiveness, Healing and Hope for Women”, and “After Abortion: A Prayer Booklet for Men.” We also have copies of prayer cards “Trust in God’s Mercy.” To learn more contact Project Rachel staff at 703-841-2504.

Arlington Catholic Herald

Stay Informed and Inspired

Are you following the Arlington Catholic Herald on social media? Get updates on the latest Catholic news in the Arlington Diocese and beyond by following the Catholic Herald on Facebook, Twitter and subscribing to the weekly email newsletter (Sign up at bit.ly/ACHnewsletter). Watch exclusive videos on Facebook and our YouTube channel. And subscribe to the print edition by calling 703-841-2590 or 800-377-0511.

From Catholic Charities

Christ House in Need of Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for 2-4 hours a week at Christ House in Alexandria for the Thrift Store, Food Pantry, and Emergency Assistance Front Desk! If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about the positions below, please contact Sr. Annie at 703-548-4227 ext. 101

Thrift Store – Receive and sort donations, then mark and display the sorted items. Provide support to all shoppers & clients.

Food Pantry - Receive, unload, and weigh incoming food donations. Organize and stock shelves in the food pantry. Prepare food bags and assist in the food distribution.

Emergency Assistance Front Desk – Manage phone calls from those seeking financial assistance.

Expiration Date: October 30, 2017


Volunteer for the Ball!

Help make the Catholic Charities Premier Event, the Gala Ball, the best ever by volunteering to serve on the Ball Committee. The Committee meets on the first Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. each month from now until the big night in February. Event planning experience helpful, although not required. Help needed particularly with Parish Liaison, working with our schools on engaging our young supporters through We Care Week, contacting our page sponsors and much more. Great opportunity to work with amazing group of dedicated volunteers. Proceeds from The Ball are used to support the many programs operated by Catholic Charities to serve those in need throughout the Diocese. For more information, please contact sodwyer@ccda.net

Expiration Date: December 31, 2017


Prison Ministry Welcome Home Re-Entry Mentor

Catholic Charities Welcome Home Re-Entry Program seeks Volunteer mentors to serve as role models and guides to formerly incarcerated/recently released individuals. Help to welcome them home, connect them to available resources, and provide positive, caring support so that they can successfully return to the community. Background check and training, and ongoing education required. Become acquainted with the challenges facing those leaving jail/prison; receive training working in a one-to-one setting; opportunity to help an individual in transition. Contact Sally O’Dwyer, sodwyer@ccda.net


Volunteer at the Christ House Thrift Shop!

Serve our community by volunteering at the Catholic Charities Christ House Thrift Shop. The store offers clothing vouchers to people in need. All proceeds support the emergency assistance program for families in crisis. Training is provided. You will love the people you work with and those you have the privilege to serve. Help is needed on Mondays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. The store is located at 125 S. West Street in old town Alexandria. If you are interested please contact Sherri Longhill at 703-443-2481 or email: slonghill@ccda.net.


Catholic Charities Loves Volunteers

Do you want to answer God’s call to serve? Please visit www.ccda.net/volunteer.php to find more than 120 different volunteer opportunities available. Each year more than 1,700 people volunteer with Catholic Charities. There is something for everyone. Catholic Charities relies on its volunteers to reach those in need throughout the Diocese. We are also seeking corporations who want to come and volunteer as a group! Come and share your talents and skills with us. To learn more, please contact the Director of Volunteers, Sally O’Dwyer at sodwyer@ccda.net or (703) 841-3838.


Parish Outreach Volunteer

Work with staff to enhance our communications and coordination with our wonderful parishes. Help manage our information table that we ask parishes to host so parishes and parishioners can learn more about Catholic Charities. Keep our Parish Matrix updated, help us recruit and orient new Parish Liaison Network Volunteers, create a bulletin board display, contact parishes requesting Catholic Charities support and much more. Must be able to work at least one, four-hour session during the work week at our Arlington office Contact Sally O’Dwyer at sodwyer@ccda.net


Corporate Volunteer Opportunities Coordinator

Work with corporations to develop and manage volunteer events and opportunities at Catholic Charities. Conduct outreach to corporations to market program, and work closely with Catholic Charities staff. This is a wonderful opportunity to help increase engagement with the community and to bring to light the problem of poverty to those who are able to make a difference. Need to be available to work with staff (in Arlington) for a four-hour period during the work week. For more information, contact Sally O’Dwyer at sodwyer@ccda.net or call (703) 841-3838.


Donate Your Used Car to Catholic Charities and Help a Family Become Self-Reliant!

If you are thinking of replacing your old car with something new, please consider donating your old car to Catholic Charities. We take used vehicles and give them directly to families in desperate need of transportation. We accept nonworking cars to fund our volunteer programs. We handle all the paperwork. You receive an IRS donation receipt. To donate, email Cars@ccda.net or call (703) 841-3898.


Volunteers Needed at Christ House

We need receptionists to assist with our Emergency Assistance Program at Christ House on Tuesdays from
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Also, Thrift Shop volunteers are needed on Mondays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. We also need Spring clothing donations. Please contact Sr. Annie Juan at AJuan@ccda.net.


Volunteer Receptionist at Catholic Charities Glebe Office and at St. Martin de Porres

Help with reception and administration. Answer our phone and provide those who call seeking assistance with information and referrals. Experience with Microsoft Office needed, particularly Word and basic Excel. Volunteers serve at our Glebe Administrative Office or at St. Martin de Porres Senior Center in Alexandria for one five-hour shift during a workday. Contact sodwyer@ccda.net.


Corporations and Businesses Wanted for Volunteer Service Days

Catholic Charities has many wonderful opportunities available for groups, corporations or businesses that would like to volunteer. We are happy to work with your group to personalize the event and ensure that your group has a great experience. Please contact sodwyer@ccda.net.

From the Office of Catechetics

Discount Courses Available through Catholic Distance University

Join the inspiring instructors at Catholic Distance University for a faith-filled journey of discovery. Enroll in an online independent study course of your choice and study anytime, anywhere! For a full list of courses, browse our catalog at www.cdu.catalog.instructure.com/. Use Promo Code CDU15ARLINGTON when registering to qualify for the $30 rate.

From the Office of Vocations 

Come pray with Bishop Burbidge for Vocations

Join Bishop Burbidge for a Holy Hour for Vocations at a parish near you. Each Holy Hour will start at 7:30 p.m., followed by a light reception. April 13, 2018 is at St. Timothy in Chantilly; April 27, 2018 is at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Fredericksburg, and June 8, 2018 is at The Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. There is no need to RSVP for these events. For more information visit www.ArlingtonVocations.org, or call 703-841-2514. 

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Holy Hour for Vocations Flyer