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From the Office of Communications

Prime Time Single Catholics (PTSC)

PRIME TIME SINGLE CATHOLICS (PTSC) is a Washington-area social group serving single Catholics 40 and over. Share in Christian fellowship with us! See what we offer by visiting: https://ptscnva.wixsite.com/website, 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.

 

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 14,000 followers on Twitter! His daily reflections and posts are popular and insightful. Follow him @BishopBurbidge.


Office of Multicultural Ministries

Monthly Brazilian Mass

The Brazilian Catholic Community of the Arlington Diocese Celebrates Mass the third Sunday of the month at Missionhurst, 4651 25th St. N. Arlington, at 4:00 pm.
Masses in 2018:  August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16

Event Dates: September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16
Expiration Date: December 17, 2018


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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Fulfillment of BLA Pledges

Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) Pledges
Thank you to everyone who pledged to the BLA! This appeal funds diocesan Vocations, Youth Ministry, Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities, Religious Education programs as well as many others. If you made a pledge that is still being paid, you should be receiving monthly reminder statements. You also may go online to make a payment at www.arlingtondiocese.org. For questions, please call the BLA office at 703-841-2570.

Expiration Date: July 30, 2018

 

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

Pro-Life Intercessory Holy Hour

Stand in the gap between heaven and earth with a commitment to attend our Intercessory Pro-Life Holy Hour every second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary of Sorrows Historic Church in Fairfax Station (turn on to Fairfax Station Road and the church lot is about 1/4 of a mile on the left).

 

Action Alert!!!

The Virginia General Assembly is haggling over a state budget that includes up to $12 million worth of funding to push LARC (long-acting reversible contraceptives) on low-income women and teens. Go to http://bit.ly/NoToLARC to contact your senator and delegate and tell them to remove this harmful program from the budget.

Expiration Date: June 4, 2018

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2Minutes2Virtue

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
40daysforlife.com/browse-campaigns/

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.

 

Inspiring Soundwaves

Did you know that the Arlington Catholic Herald produces a podcast each week? Managing editor Ann Augherton takes you behind the scenes of the stories that appear in our weekly newspaper. Plus, listen to exclusive interviews you won’t find elsewhere. Past guests have included Fr. Stephen Schultz and Fr. Keith Cummings, chaplains of diocesan high schools; Katie Prejean McGrady, a nationally recognized Catholic speaker; and Fr. José Hoyos, director of the diocesan Spanish Apostolate. Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play Music or Stitcher; or listen on the Catholic Herald website, bit.ly/heraldpodcast.

Expiration Date: December 31, 2018


From Catholic Charities

Cars for Families Program Part-Time Position (Arlington VA)

Seeking a Car Ministry Administrative Marketing Associate (CMA) to support to the Car Ministry Program. The CMA will be working with a dedicated team of volunteers that are committed to providing transportation to families in need. This is a great opportunity to give back to your community and have fun! Associate Degree required, strong communication and marketing skills, ability to use Microsoft office-word, email and basic excel. High energy and goal oriented.  Must have understanding of and support Catholic Social Doctrine. Must have own transportation and good driving record.  Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccda.net. No phone calls, please.

 

Clean Out Your Garage and Donate a Bike!

Help provide transportation for those without a car! We need adult bikes in working order that will be used to help individuals travel to and from work. These bikes will be given to individuals in our Welcome Home Re-entry Program. Please email mchavez@ccda.net if you would like to donate your bike! Drop off location is CCDA Arlington Office (200 N. Glebe Rd.).

 

Answer the Call Workshop

We are all called by God to serve others. Catholic Charities is offering a practical workshop about what a call might feel or look like, pitfalls to avoid, and how you might respond for people of all faiths. This talk can be modified to suit the audience and the time available.  For more information, contact sodwyer@ccda.net.

 

Laptops Needed

Catholic Charities is working with men and women in need of reliable laptops to help find work and better their situations. If you have a laptop running Windows 8, or Windows 10 operating system and you would like to donate, please contact sodwyer@ccda.net.

 

 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

 

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. 

 

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.