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Office of Development

(For February 4-5 bulletin)

2023 Bishop's Lenten Appeal (BLA)

The 2023 BLA Commitment Sunday is next weekend! Once a year we are asked to make a pledge to support our diocesan programs and ministries which provide services that assist thousands of people in our diocese. By participating in the BLA, we remember the joy with which Mary responded to God the Father and gave of herself in truth and purity. We likewise are asked to respond to God's call to serve our brothers and sisters. You may go online to make a donation at: www.arlingtondiocese.org/bla or scan the QR code below:

BLA 2023 English

 

Petición Cuaresmal del Obispo de 2023

El domingo del compromiso con la Petición Cuaresmal Del Obispo de 2023 es el próximo fin de semana. Una vez al año les pedimos que hagan una promesa de contribución para apoyar nuestros programas y ministerios diocesanos que prestan servicios de asistencia a miles de personas en nuestra diócesis. Al participar en la Petición Cuaresmal Del Obispo, recordamos la alegría con la cual respondió María a Dios Padre y se entregó con verdad y pureza. Así mismo se nos pide que respondamos al llamado de Dios a servir a nuestros hermanos y hermanas. Se puede hacer una donación en línea en www.arlingtondiocese.org/bla o escanear el código QR indicado a continuación:

BLA 2023 Spanish

Event Date:February 5, 2023

Expiration Date: February 6, 2023

(For February 11-12 bulletin)

2023 Bishop's Lenten Appeal (BLA) Commitment Weekend

2023 Bishop's Lenten Appeal (BLA): "My soul rejoices in the Lord." This weekend each household is asked to make a BLA pledge or gift. This appeal provides an opportunity to unite as a Catholic family to support programs, ministries and services helping tens of thousands of people. After reflecting upon God's blessings to you, please consider a BLA pledge. You may complete a pledge card at Mass, mail in your pledge, go online to www.arlingtondiocese.org/BLA or scan the QR code below to make a gift.

BLA 2023 English

 

2023 Petición Cuaresmal del Obispo de 2023

Este fin de semana se solicita a cada familia que haga una promesa de contribución o una ofrenda a la Petición Cuaresmal Del Obispo. Esta petición nos ofrece la oportunidad de unirnos como familia católica para apoyar los programas, ministerios y servicios de ayuda a decenas de miles de personas. Después de reflexionar sobre las bendiciones recibidas de Dios, piensen en hacer una promesa de contribución a la Petición Cuaresmal Del Obispo. Pueden esa promesa al llenar la tarjeta distribuida durante la Misa, enviar la tarjeta por correo postal, hacer la promesa en línea en www.arlingtondiocese.org/BLA o escanear el código QR indicado continuación para hacer una ofrenda.

BLA 2023 Spanish

Event Date: February 12, 2023

Expiration Date: February 13, 2023

 

 (For use in bulletins at parish discretion)

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 john.french@arlingtondiocese.org or (703) 841-3819 with questions.

Expiration Date: N/A
File Attachment:
SEEF Flyer
SEEF Bulletin Ads 2022 3.5 x 2
SEEF Bulletin Ads 2022 3.5 x 3
SEEF Bulletin Ads 2022 3.5 x 4

(For February 4-5 bulletin)

February 5, 2023, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Stewardship Reflection

”Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” MATTHEW 5:16
The generosity of being a good steward of your gifts has a positive effect on people and it is contagious! Good works encourages more good works. Generosity is a by-product of a grateful lifestyle. The more we recognize God's gifts, the more we want to share them. Good stewards recognize that God is working through them and they don't put themselves above the people they have been called to help.

5 de febrero de 2023, 5o Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

“Hagan brillar su luz delante de todos, para que ellos puedan ver las buenas obras de ustedes y alaben al Padre que está en el cielo.” MATEO 5:16
¡La generosidad de ser un buen administrador de sus dones tiene un efecto positivo sobre la gente y es contagioso! Las buenas obras animan a hacer más buenas obras. La generosidad es un subproducto de un estilo de vida agradecido. Cuanto más reconocemos los dones de Dios, más queremos compartirlos. Los buenos administradores reconocen que Dios obra a través de ellos y no se ponen por encima de las personas a las que Dios los ha llamado a ayudar.

Event Date: February 5, 2023

Expiration Date: February 6, 2023

 

(For February 11-12 bulletin)

February 12, 2023, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Stewardship Reflection

”For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”. MATTHEW 5:20
The Pharisees lived according to the letter of the law and they used this to elevate themselves above the other people. Jesus is clear - it's the love that you have in your heart, for God and others, that will get you to heaven. Simply following church rules to the letter and not out of love, does not necessarily put you on the path to heaven. Attending Sunday Mass and then gossiping about a fellow parishioner on the parking lot is an example of being a modern day Pharisee.

12 de febrero de 2023, 6o Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

“Porque les digo a ustedes, no entrarán en el reino de Dios a menos que practiquen la justicia mejor que los escribas y los fariseos”. MATEO 5:20
Los fariseos vivían de acuerdo con la letra de la ley y la usaban para elevarse a sí mismos por encima de los demás. Jesús es claro - es el amor que tienes en tu corazón, por Dios y por los demás, el que te llevará al cielo. Seguir simplemente las reglas de la Iglesia y no hacerlo por amor, no lo pone necesariamente en el camino al cielo. Atender a la Misa Dominical y luego criticar a un compañero de parroquia en el estacionamiento es un ejemplo de lo que es ser un fariseo moderno.

Event Date: February 12, 2023

Expiration Date: February 13, 2023

 

(For February 18-19 bulletin)

February 19, 2023, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Stewardship Reflection

”But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” MATTHEW 5:44
Love your enemies, easier said than done. But, remember, the foundation of stewardship is prayer. When we are in close communication with God, it opens our heart and it turns our attention away from “me” and moves it towards God and others. It changes my heart and actions, allowing for a little more empathy for “my enemy.” When we pray for others, even our enemies, it may soften their hearts as well.

19 de febrero de 2023, 7o Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

“Pero yo les digo, amen a sus enemigos y oren por los que los persiguen...” MATEO 5:44
Amar a sus enemigos, eso es más fácil decirlo que hacerlo. Sin embargo, recuerde, el fundamento de la corresponsabilidad es la oración. Cuando estamos en estrecha comunicación con Dios, nuestros corazones se abren y cambia nuestra atención de “mí mismo” hacia Dios y hacia los demás. Eso cambia mi corazón y mis acciones, permitiéndome un poco más de empatía con “mi enemigo”. Cuando oramos por los demás, aún por nuestros enemigos, también se suavizan sus corazones.

Event Date: February 19, 2023

Expiration Date: February 20, 2023

 

(For February 25-26 bulletin)

February 26, 2023, First Sunday of Lent Stewardship Reflection

“It is written: 'The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.'” Matthew 4:10
Tempted between the riches and power of this world and service to God, Jesus chose service to His Father. If we wish to truly follow Jesus, we, too, must decide to turn away from worldly power and riches and put God at the center of our lives. Lent is our time to prune ourselves of earthly things, and develop and nurture heavenly things. Lent is time to repent and let go of the other “gods” we have put before God.

26 de febrero de 2023, 1er domingo de Cuaresma

“Está escrito: 'Adora al Señor tu Dios y sírvele solamente a él'”. MATEO 4:10
Tentado a elegir entre las riquezas y el poder de este mundo y el servicio a Dios, Jesús eligió servir a Su Padre. Si queremos realmente seguir a Jesús, nosotros también debemos decidir alejarnos del poder y las riquezas mundanas y poner a Dios en el centro de nuestras vidas. La cuaresma es nuestro tiempo para reducir nuestras cosas terrenales, y desarrollar y cultivar las cosas celestiales. La cuaresma es el tiempo para arrepentirse y dejar ir a los otros “dioses” que hemos puesto delante de Dios.

Event Date: February 26, 2023

Expiration Date: February 27, 2023

 


Office of Vocations

(For February 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 bulletins)

Sundays with the Sisters Rejoice Tour 2023

Witness the joy of our religious sisters during the Sundays with the Sisters Rejoice Tour 2023! An initiative for the year of preparation for our diocesan jubilee in 2024, the tour will showcase the religious women of our diocese who, like Mary, rejoice in the Lord by their daily surrender. The tour features an event at a different convent each month, bringing together sisters and lay women for prayer and community. For single women ages 18-50. Upcoming: February 5: Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; March 26: Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. RSVP by the Monday before each event to vocations@arlingtondiocese.org. More info at ArlingtonDiocese.org/RejoiceTour.

Event Dates: February 5, March 26, and on each month through October.

Expiration Date: March 27, 2023

File Attachment:
Sundays with the Sisters flyer (PDF)

 

(For February 4-5 and 11-12  bulletins)

Vocational Discernment Retreat for Men

Could Christ be calling you to the priesthood? Take a step to find out. Attend the weekend discernment retreat for men (ages 18-50) Friday-Sunday, February 24-26, 2023. This is a great opportunity for prayer and discernment, confession, and talking with priests and seminarians. Cost is $100 and includes overnights and all meals. Retreat starts Friday at 6:30 p.m. and concludes Sunday after lunch. For more information or to register, contact Fr. Michael Isenberg at 703-841-2514 or vocations@arlingtondiocese.org. Deadline to register is Monday February 13. There is a similar retreat for women June 16-18.

Event Dates: February 24-26, 2023

Expiration Date: February 13, 2023

 

(For February 4-5 bulletin)

February 5, 2023 World Day for Consecrated Life

”Let your light shine before others.” Shine your light on those closest to you, especially your spouse and family! Contact Fr. Michael Isenberg, Vocations Director, at (703) 841-2514 or email: vocations@arlingtondiocese.org.

Event Date: February 5, 2023

Expiration Date: February 6, 2023

 

(For February 11-12 bulletin)

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time -- February 12, 2023

Catholics believe marriage to be a sacrament. By this we mean that the faithful love of husband and wife is a sign of Christ's lasting love for us. On this World Marriage Day, let us pray that those who are married seek to bring each other closer to heaven each day.

Event Date: February 12, 2023

Expiration Date: February 13, 2023

 

(For February 18-19 bulletin)

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time -- February 19, 2023

”Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” Cooperate with the Holy Spirit to discern God's will. Are you being called to serve the Lord and others in the consecrated life or priesthood? Contact Fr. Michael Isenberg, Vocations Director, at (703) 841-2514 or email: vocations@arlingtondiocese.org.

Event Date: February 19, 2023

Expiration Date: February 20, 2023

 

(For February 25-26 bulletin)

First Sunday of Lent -- February 26, 2023

Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert for forty days of prayer and fasting. Are you open to being led by the Holy Spirit into the state in life God has prepared for you? If you are considering a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, contact Fr. Michael Isenberg, Vocations Director, at (703) 841-2514 or email: vocations@arlingtondiocese.org.

Event Date: February 26, 2023

Expiration Date: February 27, 2023

 


Office of Marriage, Family, and Respect Life

 (For February 4-5 and 11-12  bulletins)

Help for Troubled Marriages

Marriage Help -- Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. For confidential information about how to register for the program beginning on the weekend of February 17, 2023. Please call 703.351.7211 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.org.

Event Dates: February 17-19, 2023

Expiration Date: February 20, 2023

 

(For February 4-5 and 11-12 bulletins)

Praise and Worship Holy Hour for Healing and Conversion

Join us for praise and worship on Tuesday, February 14, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fr. Noah Morey will lead us in prayer along with music by VISION. Our special intention is for the conversion and healing in families. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. All are welcome. Please bring a friend.

Event Date: February 14, 2023

Expiration Date: February 15, 2023

File Attachment:
2023 Holy Hour Flyer Jan-June (PDF)
2023 Holy Hour Poster Jan-June (PDF)

 

(For February 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 bulletins)

Day of Prayer and Healing After Abortion Retreat for Women

After Abortion Retreat: A Day of Prayer and Healing for women who have experienced abortion will be on Saturday, March 25, 2023. This group healing event is held in a private and peaceful setting, based on the Entering Canaan model. 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 info@helpafterabortion.org.

Dia de Oracion y Sanacion para Mujeres

Un Día de Oración y Sanación para mujeres que han experimentado un aborto provocado será el sábado, 25 de marzo de 2023. Estos eventos de sanación en grupo so hacen en un ambiente privado y tranquilo, en inglés y español, basado en el modelo “Entrando a Cana”. 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 info@helpafterabortion.org.

Event Date: March 25, 2023

Expiration Date: March 26, 2022

File Attachment:
2023 Bilingual Retreat Flyer (PDF)

PPT slide with retreat dates (PDF)

 

(For February 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 bulletins)

Annual Men's Conference

”My Soul Rejoices in the Lord” -- Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 750 Peachtree Street, Herndon. Join Catholic men from around the Diocese for a day of prayer, fellowship and reflection. Keynotes include: Fr. Thomas Petri, OP, President of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and prolific writer; and Tim Staples, Convert Apologist at Catholic Answers and author of Behold Your Mother. Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with confessions, coffee and pastries. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge at 11:15 a.m. $65 until February 1; $80 after. Register at familylife@arlingtondiocese.org/men.

Event Date: March 4, 2023

Expiration Date: March 5, 2023

File Attachment:
Annual Men's Conference flyer (PDF)

 

(For February 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 bulletins)

Annual Women's Conference - Love Rejoices in Truth

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. Come and hear Nikki Kingsley's remarkable conversion story. Hear how she, a devout Muslim, was guided by the voice of the Blessed Virgin Mary that would eventually lead her to Jesus and into the Catholic Church on Saturday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with confession, coffee and pastries. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Burbidge at 11:15 a.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church 750 Peachtree Street, Herndon, VA. $65 until February 1st; $80 after For inquiries, please email famlylife@arlingtondiocese.org/women or call (703) 841-2550.

Event Date: March 11, 2023

Expiration Date: March 12, 2023

File Attachment:
Annual Women's Conference flyer (PDF)

 


San Damiano Retreat Center

(For February 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 bulletins)

Finding Jesus as Men After Christ's Own Heart Silent Retreat

In these calamitous times... "we need a few good men"... and more than a few! With faith and family and life and love being "re-defined" by our culture of confusion, only Jesus Christ will help us to "stand fast... even at the risk of being heroes." Fr. John Riley will lead a retreat at San Damiano, our Arlington Diocesan Retreat Center in White Post, Virginia from Friday-Sunday, March 17-19. As a "Band of Brothers" we will gather at Christ's feet; single men, husbands, fathers... and a priest, to listen and seek Jesus in deep, quiet prayer. Daily Mass and confessions are on the docket, with spiritual conferences, adoration, and quiet time. For further information visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/retreat-events. To register, please contact Deacon Mark Maines at mark.maines@arlingtondiocese.org.

Event Dates: March 17-19, 2023

Expiration Date: March 20, 2023

File Attachment:
Men After Christ's Own Heart Silent Retreat flyer (PDF)

 

(For February 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 bulletins)

Sorrowful Mysteries Silent Retreat for Women

As we prepare for Holy Week, join Fr. Noah Morey for a walk through of the Sorrowful Mysteries with a glimpse of the joy and glory on Sunday as we celebrate the Annunciation -- for Our Lady of Sorrows is also the cause of our joy. Retreat dates are Friday-Sunday, March 24-26. For further information visit our web page (www.arlingtondiocese.org/retreat-events). To register, please contact Deacon Mark Maines at mark.maines@arlingtondiocese.org.

Event Dates: March 24-26, 2023

Expiration Date: March 27, 2023

File Attachment:
Sorrowful Mysteries Silent Retreat for Women flyer (PDF)

 


Catholic Charities

(For February 4-5 bulletins)

Catholic Charities 2023 Ball Helps Those in Need

The 41st Catholic Charities Ball will be held on Friday, February 10, at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons. The annual winter tradition celebrates the work of Catholic Charities and raises critical funds to serve the poor, protect the vulnerable, and welcome the newcomer. Young adults under 35 who are looking for an alternative to attending the full-course dinner at the Ball are invited to the evening's Young Adult Reception, an elegant and fun way to participate in the camaraderie of the Ball at a fraction of the cost. Reserve your spot at either event at ccda.net/ball.

Event Date: February 10, 2023

Expiration Date: February 11, 2023

 

(For February 4-5 bulletins)

Volunteer Teachers Urgently Needed!

Education and Workforce Development of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington is seeking volunteer teachers, co-teachers, and tutors for ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), Citizenship, Computer Literacy, IT (CompTIA), ESOL for Childcare to work with adult refugees and immigrants. We are accepting volunteers for in-person classes in Manassas, Woodbridge, Springfield, Falls Church and Sterling. Online classes are also available! Commit to teach once or twice a week for 12 weeks. We provide training, curriculum and resources. No second language necessary! If interested, call the Education and Workforce Development ministry at 571-208-1572 or email us at ewd@ccda.net.

Event Date: N/A

Expiration Date: February 6, 2023

 


St. Andrew the Apostle

(For February 4-5 bulletin)

Concert Series Event: "A French Organ Feast"

The St. Andrew the Apostle Concert Series presents “A French Organ Feast” featuring Carlos Ibay on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 4 p.m. in Clifton, VA. A meet-the-artist reception with light refreshments will follow this free concert. For more information visit www.st-andrew.org/concerts or call 703-817-1770.

Event Date: February 12, 2023

Expiration Date: February 15, 2023

 


Guadalupe Radio Network

(For February 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 bulletins)

Support WMET Via Topgolf FUN-Raiser! PLUS $25,000 Prize!

Guadalupe Radio Network hosts its Topgolf “FUN-Raiser” March 1, at Topgolf Germantown, MD, with a $25,000, 125-yard, hole-in-one prize! That's just one of MANY prizes and raffles. It's for fun, and for parish bragging rights to the “Guadalupe Radio Network Cup.” And, to keep Catholic radio broadcasting the good, true, and beautiful in the Nation's Capital region. Pastors, parochial vicars, religious sisters, seminarians, and families are encouraged to play, to share a meal and compete parish vs. parish. Prizes include Callaway irons, a PING driver, golf balls, and more, including raffles for a 5-night Fourth of July week stay in Williamsburg, Virginia for 10, worth $3,000. All funds support GRN's WMET 1160 AM. For registration or sponsorship information, visit GRNonline.com, click on Events.

Event Date: March 1, 2023

Expiration Date: March 2, 2023

File Attachments:
GRN postcard-English (png)
GRN postcard-Spanish (png)

GRN_QRCode_Car_Raffle

 


Ancient Order of Hibernians

(For February 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 bulletins)

2023 AOH Mass in Gaelic

The 45th Annual Mass in Gaelic in honor of St. Patrick will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023, at 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church (905 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046). The Mass is organized and hosted by the Col. John Fitzgerald Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH). Sean O'Riada Mass in its original Gaelic will be celebrated with organ, harp, and chorus accompaniment. The celebrant will be Rev. M. Valentine Keveny from County Mayo, Ireland. A reception will follow. Contact Alex Wilson (ajwilzn@gmail.com) with any questions.

Event Date: March 13, 2023

Expiration Date: March 14, 2023

 


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 www.arlingtondiocese.org/childprotection  

Expiration Date:
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  (For use at parish discretion)

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: arlingtondiocese.org/email.

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