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From the Office of the Chancery

(For August 26-27 Bulletin, weekend before collection)

Collection for The Catholic University of America

The Catholic University of America is unique among universities in the United States – even among Catholic universities. Established by Pope Leo XIII and the U.S. bishops in 1887, it is the national university of the Catholic Church. In addition to alumni who hail from this diocese, Catholic University claims one third of the U.S. bishops and 12,000 priests and religious as alumni. In Washington, D.C., the University provides an education based in the Catholic intellectual tradition to almost 7,000 students through its 12 schools.

Next weekend, we will be taking up the National Collection for The Catholic University of America. Your support will enable Catholic University to expand its impact in preparing the next generation of leadership for our Church and nation. We appreciate your generosity. You can learn more at: collection.cua.edu.

Expiration Date: August 28, 2017

(For September 2-3 Bulletin, weekend of collection)

Collection for The Catholic University of America

Today's special second collection is for The Catholic University of America, unique among universities in the United States, as the national university of the Catholic Church, founded by the bishops of this country and chartered by Pope Leo XIII. Nearly one third of all of the U.S. Bishops, archbishops, and cardinals in our country are alumni, along with over 12,000 priests and religious from around the world, including some from this diocese. Located in Washington, D.C., the University provides an education based in Catholic intellectual tradition to almost 7,000 students through its 12 schools.

Your contributions will strengthen the work of our top scholars, many of whom help to explain Catholic social teaching to the rest of the world. It will also support scholarships for students in our diocese and others in achieving our mission of preparing the next generation of leadership for our Church and nation - including those studying to become our future priests and religious. We appreciate your generosity.

Expiration Date: September 4, 2017

(For September 9-10 Bulletin, weekend after collection)

Collection for The Catholic University of America

Thank you for your generous contributions to last week’s special second collection for The Catholic University of America! Your support enables Catholic University to provide an education based in the Catholic intellectual tradition to the next generation of leadership for our Church and nation. You can learn more about your impact, and the University, at: collection.cua.edu.

Expiration Date: September 11, 2017

(For August 26-27, September 2-3, 9-10 Bulletin)

14th Annual Diocesan Blue Mass

The 14th Annual Diocesan Blue Mass will be held at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More on Saturday, September 16, at 5:30 p.m. This Mass is to pray for the safety of all Police Officers, Fire Fighters and Emergency Personnel serving within the Diocese of Arlington and to pray for those who have died in the line of duty. Bishop Burbidge will be the principal celebrant and homilist. All are welcome. Following the Mass there will be a reception in Burke Hall for all first responders and their families. Please contact the Cathedral of St. Thomas More at (703) 525-1300 for more information.

Event Date: September 16, 21017
Expiration Date: September 18, 2017

File Attachment:

2017 Blue Mass Flyer


From the Office of Catholic Charities

(For August 26-27 Bulletin)

Retreat for People Facing Serious Illness

The Retreat for People Facing Serious Illness offers a unique opportunity for persons who face serious physical illness to come away for a weekend retreat of spiritual renewal and refreshment. Celebrate life and the love of the Lord Jesus in a beautiful and comfortable place among caring and generous people. Register by Friday, September 1, 2017. Learn more on our website www.ccda.net. Inquire for information to retreat@ccda.net or (703) 841-3830.

Event Date: September 22-24, 2017
Expiration Date: August 28, 2017


From the Office for Youth, Campus and Young Adult Ministry

(For August 26-27, September 2-3 Bulletin)

Diocesan Young Adult Mass and Reception

All Young Adults (ages 21 -39, single and married) are invited to join us for the 11th Annual Diocesan Mass & Reception for Young Adults at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Arlington. The Principal Celebrant of the Mass will be Bishop Burbidge; concelebrated with Diocesan Priests. A reception with Bishop Burbidge, local priests, and young adults will immediately follow the Mass.

Event Date: September 10, 2017
Expiration Date: September 4, 2017

File Attachment:

Bishop Mass Flyer


From the Office of Communications

(For August 26-27, September 2-3, 9-10 Bulletin)

Save the Date! Diocesan Pilgrimage 2017

Join Bishop Burbidge for the 2017 Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 14.

Our Diocesan Pilgrimage falls during the 100th anniversary of the apparitions in Fatima, when Our Lady called for worldwide prayers for peace. The theme for this year is “Totus Tuus; We are totally yours, Mary.”

File Attachment:

Diocesan Pilgrimage Schedule - English Flyer
Diocesan Pilgrimage Schedule - Spanish Flyer
Diocesan Pilgrimage Schedule - Korean Flyer
Diocesan Pilgrimage Schedule - Vietnamese Flyer


(For August 26-27 Bulletin)

Annual Capodanno Mass

The Memorial Mass for Fr. Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, will be held Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. All are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on the 50th anniversary of his death. Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the United States Military Services will be the main celebrant. Military members are encouraged to wear uniform of the day, and business attire is appropriate for civilians. If reserved parking is necessary for our disabled attendees, please email mpreece@milarch.org. For more information, visit CapodannoGuild.org.

Event Date: September 5, 2017 
Expiration Date: September 4, 2017

(For August 26-27, September 2-3, 9-10 Bulletin)

Sistine Chapel Choir to Perform at Basilica

Sponsored by the Catholic Arts Council, the group will be perfoming in the U.S. for the first time in more than three decades on Wednesday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. This group of 30 boys and 22 men is considered the most prominent Catholic ensemble and oldest choir in the world. Affectionately known as the "Pope's Choir" you will hear them sing a repertoire of classical sacred music in the magnificent Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. For more information visit http://bit.ly/SisChapChr

Event Date: September 20, 2017
Expiration Date: September 21, 2017

(For August 26-27, September 2-3, 9-10 Bulletin)

Future with Hope Women's Conference

Catholic women over 40: Register now for the Future with Hope women’s conference October 20-21, 2017, at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park! Speakers include Arlington Catholic Herald columnist Mary Beth Bonacci; Pat Gohn, author of All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters and Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, and Mary Lenaburg, Blessed Is She blogger. Learn more at www.futurewithhopewomen.com or email info@futurewithhopewomen.com.

Event Date: October 20-21, 2017
Expiration Date: October 22, 2017


From the Office of Vocations

(For August 26-27 Bulletin)

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Who has known the mind of the Lord?” Through prayer our minds become better aligned with the mind of Christ and His will for us. If the Spirit is prompting you to know Christ as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life, call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514 or write: j.jaffe@arlingtondiocese.org.

Expiration Date: August 28, 2017


(For September 2-3 Bulletin)

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

“What profit would a man show if he were to gain the whole world and ruin himself in the process.” Are you being called to be a priest or deacon, brother or sister? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514 or write: j.jaffe@arlingtondiocese.org.

Expiration Date: September 4, 2017


(For September 9-10 Bulletin)

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Where two or three are gathered in My name …” The community who gathers in Christ needs leadership. Might He be inviting you to consider a vocation to the consecrated life or priesthood? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514 or write: j.jaffe@arlingtondiocese.org.

Expiration Date: September 11, 2017


(For September 16-17 Bulletin)

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself.” How is God calling you to live for others? Could it be as a priest, sister or brother? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514 or write: j.jaffe@arlingtondiocese.org.

Expiration Date: September 18, 2017


(For September 23-24 Bulletin)

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Seek the Lord while He may be found…” While seeking Him in prayer and the sacraments, listen to Him. Could it be you are being called by Jesus to serve as a priest, deacon, sister or brother? If you think He may be offering you this grace, call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514 or write: j.jaffe@arlingtondiocese.org.

Expiration Date: September 25, 2017


(For September 30 - October 1 Bulletin)

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“He humbled Himself and became obedient….” If the Lord invites you to follow Him in humble odedience as a priest or in the consecrated life, how will you respond? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514 or write: j.jaffe@arlingtondiocese.org.

Expiration Date: October 2, 2017

(For August 26-27, September 2-3 Bulletin)

Race for Seminarians Team Rally and Picnic September 12

All are invited to come learn more about the Race for Seminarians, meet other runners and walkers and get set for race day. Donors, cheerers and prayer warriors welcome as well. Hear training tips from Ray Pugsley of Potomac River Runners as well as fundraising testimonials and motivation. Enjoy a picnic dinner, and organize your cheer squads. We'll meet at Lacey Woods Park in Arlington from 5:30-7:30 pm. RSVP by Wednesday September 6 to vocations@arlingtondiocese.org or 703-841-2514. Learn more about the Race for Seminarians at www.ArlingtonDiocese.org/RUN.

Event Date: September 12, 2017
Expiration Date: September 4, 2017


(For September 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24 Bulletin)

Wondering how you can support vocations?

Sponsor a runner in the Race for Seminarians! Our team of priests, seminarians and lay people are preparing for the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K on October 22 as a way to support vocations. If you already have a spot in one of these races, we invite you to join our team. For more information, visit ArlingtonVocations.org/RUN, or call (703) 841-2514.

Event Date: September 25, 2017
Expiration Date:
 September 25, 2017

File Attachment:
Race for Seminarians Flyer


From the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life

(For August 26-27, September 2-3, 9-10 Bulletin)

Post-Abortion Healing Retreat for Women

An Entering Canaan Day of Prayer & Healing for women who have experienced abortion will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Come begin your healing journey and experience God's hope and mercy. You are not alone. There is hope. There is healing. For further information and confidential registration, please contact Project Rachel at 888-456-HOPE (4673) or info@helpafterabortion.org.

File Attachment:

Day of Prayer and Healing for Women Flyer

Expiration Date: October 2, 2017

(For August 26-27, September 2-3, 9-10 Bulletin)

Mornings of Mercy for Divorced Catholics

Join us for a series of morning retreats that deal with topics such as grief, parenting, suffering, and hope. The mornings are free to attend, but please register at www.arlingtondiocese.org/divorced. All dates are available online. Please contact the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life(703) 841-2550 with any questions.

Expiration Date: October 30, 2017

File Attachment:

Mornings of Mercy Flyer

(For August 26-27, September 2-3, 9-10 Bulletin)

Communication & Prayer Workshop for All Married Couples

Featuring Fr. James Hudgins, talk titled "Deep Prayer, Deep Conversion" Fr. Anthony Pinizzotto, talk titled "How to Communicate Effectively and Handle Conflicts with Your Spouse" and a talk titled "Unity in Prayer Brings Harmony in Marriage" by Ron and Terry Riggins. The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 23, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, VA. Cost is $55. Register at: http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/communicationandprayerworkshop No registration at the door.

Contact the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life at familylife@arlingtondiocese.org or (703) 841-2550 with any questions.

Expiration Date: September 25, 2017

File Attachment:

Communication and Prayer Workshop


From Saint John Paul II National Shrine

(For September 9-10 and September 16-17, 2017 Bulletin)

Domestic Church Day: Strengthening the Family with Mary

Join fellow Catholic couples and families for “Domestic Church Day” with the theme of Strengthening the Family with Mary on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. This half-day family retreat will feature dynamic catechesis sessions for all the members of the family, spiritual devotions including a multi-cultural rosary in front of a hand-embroidered Tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a vigil Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Mario Dorsonville, and conclude with delicious Mexican food. The cost is $10 per adult (children under 18 are free). To register, please visit: www.domesticchurchday.eventbrite.com.

Event Date: September 23, 2017
Expiration Date: September 18, 2017

Domestic Church Day: Fortaleciendo la Familia con María

Únanse a parejas y familias católicas para un "Día de la iglesia doméstica" con el tema Fortalecimiento de la Familia con María, el sábado 23 de septiembre, 2017 de 12:30 a 5:30 p.m. en el Santuario Nacional San Juan Pablo II. Este retiro de medio día dedicado a la familia contará con catequesis para toda la familia, devociones espirituales, además de un Rosario Multicultural que se rezará ante una Tilma de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe bordada a mano, una Santa Misa de vigilia presidida por Obispo Mario Dorsonville, y bocadillos. El costo de participación es de $10 por adulto (gratis para niños menores de 18 años). Para registrarse, por favor visite: www.domesticchurchday.eventbrite.com..

Event Date: September 23, 2017
Expiration Date: September 18, 2017


From Praying College Moms


(For September 16-17, 23-24 Bulletin)

Praying College Moms Annual Workshop

Kid Off to College? Don’t go it alone. Come to the Praying College Moms Annual Workshop and Turn Active Parenting into Active Praying. This workshop is intended for parents, grandparents, relatives and friends of college-age young adults. It will be held on Sunday, October 1 from 2-4 pm at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Chantilly. The workshop is free but seats are limited so please reserve your seat. For more information or to RSVP go to: www.prayingcollegemoms.org/fall-seminar.

Event Date: October 1, 2017
Expiration Date:
September 25, 2017