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Oficina del Apostolado Hispano

Eventos de la Oficina del Apostolado Hispano

El Apostolado Hispano ofrece una variedad de retiros, talleres, clases de teología, y muchos más recursos de evangelización y catequesis para nuestros lideres, jóvenes y familias hispanas. Visítanos en la red y en nuestros medios sociales para que te enteres de todo lo que está sucediendo en nuestra comunidad. ¡Esperamos verte pronto!

Office of Youth, Campus, and Young Adult Ministries

Encounters: Catholic Family Resource

An Encounter is a series of resources designed for families or small groups to safely learn about the Faith in a non-classroom environment. These can each be done during the pandemic at a time when young people are exhausted with virtual learning. Some of them require a short trip to a local Catholic site, while others can happen right in your own kitchen! Parents have the greatest impact on the faith lives of their children. Why not take a few minutes to skim through the various Encounters we have created and then make plans for your family to do one together this weekend? arlingtondiocese.org/encounters

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Office of Catholic Schools

Teaching Opportunities in the Diocese

Explore teaching opportunities  in one of the 37 elementary or 4 high schools serving 17,000 students in the 13 cities and counties in our diocese.  Our schools are seeking highly-qualified, faith-filled and dynamic professionals.

Find the perfect opportunity. https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/human-resources/employment-opportunities/

Office of Victim Assistance

Victim Assistance Program for Those Sexually Abused as Minors

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington provides comprehensive assistance to anyone who as a minor was sexually abused by a priest, deacon, teacher, employee or representative of the diocese.  Parents, guardians, children and survivors of sexual abuse are invited and encouraged to contact the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, who will provide support, consultation, and referrals.  The Catholic Diocese of Arlington is committed to assisting victims/survivors throughout the healing process. For further information, see www.arlingtondiocese.org/victim-assistance/ or call (703) 841-2530.

Office of Development

Make a Gift from an IRA

You can take your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and use it as a qualified charitable gift. These qualified direct distributions to charity are not added to taxable income. For more information, contact your financial institution or the Diocesan Planned Giving Office at (703) 841-3819 or visit www.arlingtondiocese.planmylegacy.org.

Tax Savings Through a Gift of Stock

Consider a gift of stock as a donation to our parish or diocese. In exchange for a gift of long-term, appreciated securities (stock), you can receive an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes on the gift. For more information, contact the Diocesan Planned Giving Office at (703) 841-3819 or visit www.arlingtondiocese.planmylegacy.org.

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 $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 john.french@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 arlingtondiocese.planmylegacy.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 arlingtondiocese.planmylegacy.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 arlingtondiocese.planmylegacy.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 arlingtondiocese.planmylegacy.org.

Catholic Charities

 Help Transform Lives by Donating Your Car

Help transform the lives of the poor and vulnerable by donating your used car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat, to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington. Your donation is tax deductible while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart. We'll arrange for the pickup of your vehicle donation at no cost to you. Please call 877-570-GIVE (4483) or visit https://ccda.careasy.org/home to complete our easy online form.


Volunteer Teachers Needed

Help teach adult refugees and immigrants in your community! Education and Workforce Development of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington is seeking teachers and co-teachers for ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), Citizenship, GED, Computer Literacy and ESOL for Childcare. We are accepting volunteers for in-person classes and online! In person classes are in Manassas, Sterling, Springfield, Falls Church. Online classes also available. We provide training, curriculum, and resources. No second language necessary! If interested, call the Education and Workforce Development office at 571-208-1572, email us at ewd@ccda.net.


Medical Volunteers Needed to Serve Poor in Diocese

Catholic Charities is calling for medical professionals to volunteer to serve poor and uninsured adults at its Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinics in Woodbridge and Manassas. The two clinics are staffed almost entirely by volunteers who provide essential care to men and women, including prenatal care to pregnant moms. Just a few hours monthly can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable adults. Catholic Charities needs primary care doctors, OBGYN doctors, orthopedic doctors, gastroenterologists, optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians, nurses and physician's assistants, dentists, dental assistants and hygienists, pharmacist and pharmacy assistants, administrative support staff, translators, and medical scribes. For information, contact volunteer.clinic@ccda.net or call (703) 335-2779 ext. 6. Learn more about the clinic at ccda.net/mercyclinic.


Newcomer Services Call to Action for Migration Services

We are currently seeking volunteers to help in our tutoring programs for newly arrived families: Are you interested in giving back by welcoming newcomers and providing ongoing support as they travel to their final destinations across the country or settling here? It is our priority to ensure that individuals and families who resettle here can access services as quickly as possible to focus on rebuilding their lives and establishing support networks within the community. We are always looking for interpreters to help on an ongoing basis. We are currently needing those that speak Dari, Pashto, and Farsi. We need help in all offices along with our legal department. This calling is more about being available when the clients need it, or staff needs help getting them signed up for or help filling out forms. For more information, please email me at volunteer.newcomer@ccda.net, Lea Ann Gross, Volunteer Manager, Newcomer Services, Catholic Charities.

St. Lucy Food Ministry - Help Feed the Hungry

Please help Catholic Charities feed families in need. Purchase food with our Amazon Wishlist QR code; donate food to our Manassas warehouse; make an online donation designating St. Lucy Food Project at ccda.net; mail a check to CCDA at 8426-28 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA 20110 (memo: St. Lucy Food Project); host a food drive. Learn more at www.ccda.net.  THANK YOU!

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Catholic Charities Hogar Immigrant Services - Legal

Low Cost Immigration Legal Assistance

Catholic Charities Hogar Immigrant Services - Legal is available to provide low cost legal services for immigration needs. Please click on link below for more information.

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Hogar Legal Remote Services - English
Hogar Legal Remote Services - Spanish

Interpreters needed on Zoom

Mother of Mercy (MoM) Virtual Interpreters Needed. MoM's mission is to provide free, quality healthcare to low-income individuals who are uninsured or under-insured in the Diocese. The majority of MoM's clients speak Spanish. The Clinics are in need of Virtual Interpreters to help improve communication between the Client and the Medical providers. All interpreting services will be remote via Zoom. Training provided. If you can help one 4-hour shift a month, please register here: http://bit.ly/VolunteerMotherofMercy

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. Let us serve you! Visit our website: bit.ly/ptsc; email us at ptscnva@gmail.com; or contact Barbara Myers at mybdm@cox.net or (703) 978-9618, 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 and Instagram

Bishop Burbidge has over 25,000 followers on Twitter! His daily reflections and posts are popular and insightful. Follow him @BishopBurbidge. In addition, Bishop Burbidge has joined Instgram where he has over 1,100 followers @BishopMichaelBurbidge. 


Office of Human Resources

Diocesan Employment Opportunities

This is an exciting time to join the Catholic Diocese of Arlington; opportunities available for the Central Office, Schools, and Catholic Charities. For further details, please visit https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities/


Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life

Let's Walk With Moms In Crisis

What are Safe Haven Laws?
Did you know that Virginia has great Safe Haven Laws that allow parents or guardians to safely surrender unharmed infants within the first 30 days of life? For example, if a mom realizes that she is not ready to parent, she can hand her unharmed newborn to a first responder or emergency room staff with no questions asked.

What is a Baby Box?
Another option is for that mom to anonymously surrender her child by placing the infant in an alarmed, climate-controlled safety device known as a Safe Haven Baby Box. The baby box, typically installed in a fire station, ensures that the child is in the care of trained professionals within minutes, while the mom can receive resource information for her own self-care, which is provided in the baby box.

How can I help bring a Baby Box to Northern Virginia?
Safe Haven Baby Boxes have been saving lives across America, but currently there are none in our area. A broad coalition of Virginians are working to raise funds for a Safe Haven Baby Box to be installed at a fire station in our community. Your generous donation will allow for the construction, installation, promotion, and maintenance of baby boxes in Virginia to help moms and babies in need.



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.

Trinity House Community

Find Heaven in Your Home

Did you know that putting your Catholic faith at the heart of family life makes everything else you're worried about come together? So don't wait any longer! Check out Trinity House Community's free workshop, letters, & other tools for living out your Catholic faith in a well-run & joyful home! Co-Directors Soren & Ever Johnson invite you to learn more by using this QR code or visiting trinityhousecommunity.org.

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Catholic Distance University

New Continuing Education Courses to Ignite Your Faith!

Catholic Distance University partners with the diocese to offer online non-credit continuing education courses to ignite and enrich your faith. Browse the offerings and register at www.pathlms.com/cdu. Use access code CDU15ARLINGTON at checkout to receive the discounted $45 tuition.

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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.

Office of Faith Formation

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 $45 rate.


Online Certificate Programs for Catechists and Parents

In response to Pope Francis' call in the New Directory of Catechesis, Catholic Distance University is offering two affordable online certificate programs to meet the needs of catechists, parents, dioceses, and parishes: Basic Certificate in Catechetics and Diocesan Certificate in Lay Leadership. Cost: $45 per course or $250 per certificate program. For group discounts for 20 or more, contact Megan at mdavis@cdu.edu. Developed in partnership with Catholic Faith Technologies. Register at cduondemand.com

The Labre Community

Labre Community for Adults with Mental Illness

Join the Labre Community for prayer, fellowship, and sharing about mental health concerns via Zoom videoconference, first and third Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. For login code, contact Kirsten Obadal at stlabrecommunity@gmail.com. Not a clinical service. Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, pray for us!

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Become a Docent (Tour Guide)

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow in your own faith and extend that gift to others through your personal witness and service to the Church? We invite you to become a Docent (Tour Guide) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Hours and days are flexible, and training will be provided. Anyone interested should please contact Dee Steel via telephone at the Basilica (202) 281-0611 or via email at dsteel@bnsic.org.

From the Saint John Paul II National Shrine


The Art of Prayer takes place on Sunday evenings from 6-7 p.m. at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, The Art of Prayer includes a presentation on interior prayer, time for silent meditation, and a sung Sunday Vespers service. For more information, visit jp2shrine.org.



Join the Saint John Paul II National Shrine every Saturday from 3-4 p.m. for Adoration with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Confession. For more information, please email events@jp2shrine.org.


Evenings with the Merciful Jesus--CONTACT THE SHRINE FOR UPDATES

The 22nd of every month at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine from 7-10 p.m. the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy help others find a deeper understanding of the Father's infinite mercy and experience the joy that can come with it. Includes a thought-provoking talk, Adoration with Praise and Worship, Confession, and fellowship over refreshments. For more information visit jp2shrine.org or email events@jp2shrine.org.