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From the Office of Communications

(For March 24-25, March 31-April 1, and April 7-8 bulletins)

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Expiration Date: TBD

(For March 24-25 bulletin)

Holy Week Schedule for Bishop Burbidge

Bishop Burbidge will be the principal celebrant and homilist at a number of Holy Week liturgies, open to all at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More : Palm Sunday (March 25), 11:15 a.m.; Chrism Mass, Holy Thursday (March 29), 10:30 a.m.; Mass of the Lord's Supper, Holy Thursday (March 29), 7:30 p.m.; Liturgy of the Passion, Good Friday (March 30), 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil (March 31), 8:30 p.m.

Expiration Date: April 2, 2018


(For March 31-April 1 bulletin)

***To bulletin editors: Your pastor/parish received the following Easter Letter previously from the Chancery with the request to be inserted into the Easter weekend bulletins. The Easter Letter is available below in English and Spanish. Thank you.

File Attachments:
Easter Letter (English Version)
Easter Letter (Spanish Version)

From the Office of Vocations 

(For March 24-25 bulletin)

Summer Discernment Camps for High School Students

Quo Vadis Days and FIAT Camps are great opportunities for Catholic high school students (rising freshmen through rising seniors) to explore their vocations and deepen their faith. FIAT (for girls) is staffed by religious sisters and runs July 8-12; Quo Vadis (for boys) is staffed by Arlington seminarians, priests and religious, and runs July 29-August 2. Both are held at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. The registration lottery will close March 31. See the videos and photos from last year, get more information and register for the lottery at or

Expiration Date: March 26, 2018

File Attachments:
FIAT Camp Flier 2018
Quo Vadis Camp Flier 2018

(For March 24-25 bulletin)

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion – March 25, 2018

“Morning by morning He wakens - wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught.” Listen in prayer daily to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, seek to know your vocation. If He is asking you to consider the priesthood or consecrated life, call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514, or write:

Expiration Date: March 26, 2018

(For April 1 bulletin)

Easter Sunday – April 1, 2018

“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.” Are you being called to proclaim the life of the resurrected Christ to the world? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514, or write:

Expiration Date: April 2, 2018

(For April 7-8 bulletin)

April 8, 2018 - Divine Mercy Sunday

“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.” Is Jesus trying to send you to proclaim his Truth and peace as a priest, sister or brother? Call Father J.D. Jaffe at (703) 841-2514, or write:

Expiration Date: April 9, 2018


(For March 24-25, March 31-April 1, and April 7-8 bulletins)

Ropes Course Vocations Events for High School students

For any high school students open to the idea of a priestly or religious vocation, don’t miss the Quo Vadis Ropes Course & Zipline (for boys) on Saturday, April 7 or the FIAT Ropes Course & Zipline (for girls) on Saturday, April 21. These are great opportunities to challenge yourself, enjoy the great outdoors and get to know men and women who are following God’s call as a priest, seminarian or religious sister. For more information and to register, contact the Office of Vocations at or (703) 852-2514.

Event Dates: April 7, April 21
Expiration Date: April 2, 2018


(For March 31-April 1, April 7-8 and 14-15 bulletins)

Join Bishop Burbidge to Pray for Vocations

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

Event Dates: April 13, April 27, and June 8

Expiration Date: April 21, 2018


(For March 31-April 1, April 7-8, and 13-14 bulletins)

Hispanic Mass for Vocations with Bishop Burbidge

Join Bishop Burbidge to pray for more vocations especially from our Hispanic communities. This annual Mass will be celebrated in Spanish on Sunday, April 22 at Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling at 12:00 noon. All are welcome.

Event Date: April 22, 2018
Expiration Date: April 15, 2018


(For April 7-8, 13-14, and 20-21 bulletins)

Run, Walk, Cheer, Donate and Pray to Support Our Seminarians

There are many ways to support the future priests of our diocese in the Race for Seminarians campaign. Runners and walkers of all levels can get sponsored for their races; cheer squads can encourage them as they log the miles, donors can pledge to support specific runners, and prayer warriors can back up their efforts. Visit to learn about all these options and start building your team today! Don’t miss the Team Kickoff on May 8 at St. Agnes Parish in Arlington.

Expiration Date: April 22, 2018

File Attachments:
Race for Seminarians flier 2018A before May 8

From the Office of Multicultural Ministries

(For March 17-18, 24-25, and March 31-April 1 bulletins)

ACT Now! Unite to End Racism Rally in Washington DC

For a detailed schedule of events, to volunteer, or to learn more about the ACT Now! Mission, visit
Contact the Office of Multicultural Ministries at (703) 841-3881 with additional questions.
Sponsored by the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and partners.

Event Date: April 3-5, 2018
Expiration Date: April 2, 2018

(For March 31-April 1 and April 7-8 bulletins)

Feast of San Pedro Calungsod Celebration

Celebrate the feast of San Pedro Calungsod on Saturday, April 14 with Mass at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22182.
A Salu-salo/reception at the Counsel Room will take place immediately after Mass.
For more information contact Chiqui at (571) 499-8277, Verna at (703) 408-0652, or Zeny at (202) 390-3037, or email
All are welcome!

Event Date: April 14, 2018
Expiration Date: April 9, 2018

File Attachment:
Feast Day of San Pedro Calungsod 2018

(For April 14-15 and 21-22 bulletins)

Brazilian Feijoada

Let ANSA (Association of Our Lady of Aparecida) make dinner! Enjoy a traditional Brazilian feijoada while supporting disadvantaged children and women in Brazil.

When: APRIL 28th, 20181:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Where: Saint Ann’s Church, 5300 10th Street, North, Arlington, VA

Prices (including drink & dessert):
Individual: $30
Family of 2: $50
Family of 3 or more: $70

Expiration Date: April 23, 2018

File Attachments:
Feijoada 2018

(For April 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22 bulletins)

16th Annual Marian Pilgrimage

Mark your calendars for the 16th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The pilgrimage begins at noon and ends with Mass at 2:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. Main Celebrant for Mass in Most Reverend Oscar A. Solis, D.D., Bishop of Salt Lake City.

Contact: Sr. Myrna Tordillo at (202) 541-3384 or, or Dr. Fred Semendy at (703) 472-2032 or
Sponsored by The Asian and Pacific Catholic Network (APCN) in collaboration with The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church

Event Date: May 5, 2018
Expiration Date: April 30, 2018

File Attachment:
API Marian Pilgrimage 2018

Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life

(For March 24-25 bulletin)

40Days40Ways Encore!

Did you like 40Days40Ways last year? Do it again and grow in charity throughout Lent. TEXT “ways” to 84576 or sign up for email alerts at

Event Dates: February 14 - March 25, 2018
Expiration Date: March 26, 2018

(For March 24-25, March 31-April 1, and April 7-8 bulletins)

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). The next Holy Hour will be on April 10, 2018.

Event Date: April 10, 2018
Expiration Date: April 9, 2018

(For March 24-25, March 31-April 1, and April 7-8 bulletins)

Gift for Life - Thank You!

Thank you for supporting the 2017-2018 “Gift for Life” campaign that funds care for clients served through the Gabriel Project and Project Rachel ministries. Generous parishioners donated over $180,000 that will help sponsor prenatal care and post-abortion healing through professional counseling and retreats.

Expiration Date: TBD


(For March 31-April 1, April 7-8, and 14-15 bulletins)

Respect Life Mass and Rosary

Bishop Burbidge will celebrate a Respect Life Mass on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

A Rosary will be said after Mass, in front of the abortion facility on 900 South Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Event Date: April 21, 2018
Expiration Date: April 16, 2018


(For March 31-April 1, April 7-8, and 14-15 bulletins)

Mornings of Mercy for Divorced Catholics

Join other members of the Diocese who have gone through divorce in a series of morning retreats. The morning will include Holy Mass, Confession, reflection, prayer and Benediction.

The next Morning of Mercy is on April 28 at St. John Neumann Church in Reston, VA.

Event is free, but please register at

Event Date: April 28, 2018
Expiration Date: April 23, 2018

File Attachment:
Mornings of Mercy 2018 Flyer


(For March 31-April 1, April 7-8, and 14-15 bulletins)

Retreat for Married Couples

A Retreat Day for Married Couples will be led by Fr. Paul Scalia, Episcopal Vicar for Clergy, on Saturday, July 7 at Holy Trinity, Gainesville, VA, from 9 am to 3 pm. Experience a profound and reflective retreat including talks, Adoration, Confession, and spiritual time with your spouse; the retreat will conclude with Mass.

Event Date: July 7, 2018
Expiration Date: July 2, 2018

File Attachments:

From the Office of Development for the Bishop's Lenten Appeal

***The following Prayer of the Faithful can be used throughout the BLA. Please note - this is not a bulletin announcement***

Please consider including the following petition in your Prayers of the Faithful through the weekend of March 24-25, 2018:

For the success of the 2018 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal, which helps carry out the Lord’s work in our diocese…We pray to the Lord…

Expiration Date: March 26, 2018 

    (For March 24-25 bulletin)

    BLA Bulletin Announcement

    2018 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal
    Living in Faith~Giving in Gratitude

    The Bishop’s Lenten Appeal is in full swing and we are asking every household in our parish to support this appeal to the extent that they are able. If you wish to make a pledge or gift online, you may do so at The BLA funds many programs, services and ministries that serve people in need and furthers the Gospel mission of Jesus Christ in our diocese. Let us join together to do the Lord’s work – works that touch the lives and souls of thousands of people in our diocese. Thank you!

    Expiration Date: March 26, 2018

    File Attachments:
    BLA 2018 poster.pdf
    BLA2018 theme english.pdf

    From the Office of Development

     (For March 24-25, March 31-April 1, and April 7-8 bulletins)

    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 or (703) 841-3819 with questions.

    Expiration Date: TBD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    File Attachments:

    (For March 24-25 bulletin)

    Palm Sunday

    “Pilate again said to them, ‘Then what shall I do with the man whom you call the King of the Jews?’ And they cried out again, ‘Crucify him.’” – MARK 15:12-13

    Jesus told us “whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.” Every day we are presented opportunities to help someone. Every day we have the opportunity to see the face of Jesus in others and be the face of Jesus to others. Pray for the strength and courage to stand up for those in need of our help.

    Expiration Date: March 26, 2018


    (For April 1 bulletin)

    April 1 Stewardship Reflection

    Easter Sunday
    “Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.” - COLOSSIANS 3:2

    On this day we thank God for His Son, Jesus, who died and rose for us. We celebrate and sing “Alleluia.” Let’s try to keep the joy of this Easter season in our hearts throughout the year! Pray daily and listen for how He is calling each of us to joyfully use our gifts to fulfill His salvation plan.

    Expiration Date: April 2, 2018


    (For April 7-8 bulletin)

    April 8 Stewardship Reflection

    2nd Sunday of Easter
    “The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own...” - ACTS 4:32

    All that we are and all that we have is a gift from God! Think of your family, your friends, your talents, your abilities and your money – these are all gifts from God! We aren’t really owners of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has blessed us with.

    Expiration Date: April 9, 2018


    (For April 14-15 bulletin)

    April 15 Stewardship Reflection

    3rd Sunday of Easter
    “Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ But they were startled and frightened…” - LUKE 24:36-37

    Throughout the day we have many opportunities to “see the face of Jesus” in others and to “be the face of Jesus” to others. Do we take that opportunity to provide “peace” to those we encounter or are we afraid of what others will think of us and do nothing? Pray for the strength to live a “God-centered” life and not a “self-centered” life.

    Expiration Date: April 16, 2018


    (For April 21-22 bulletin)

    April 22 Stewardship Reflection

    4th Sunday of Easter
    “I am the good shepherd...and I lay down my life for the sheep…and they will heed my voice.”
    - JOHN 10:14-16

    When you pray, do you only ask Jesus for the things that you want? Do you ever ask Him what He wants from you? How do you listen for His response? Usually, the answer is in “quiet whispers”, so take time every day, in silence, to actively listen for His response.

    Expiration Date: April 23, 2018


    (For April 28-29 bulletin)

    April 29 Stewardship Reflection

    5th Sunday of Easter
    “Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.” - 1 JOHN 3:18

    Regarding our Catholic faith, do you “walk the talk?” Do your actions reflect what it means to be a good disciple? Are you an active participant at Sunday Mass? Are you joyful when participating in parish ministry? Do you give gratefully and generously with your financial support to your parish and other Church needs? If not, it’s not too late to start!

    Expiration Date: April 30, 2018

    From Bishop O'Connell High School

    (For March 24-25, March 31-April 1, and April 7-8)

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    5K & Family Fun Run - Apr. 14

    Bring your family and friends and join us at Bishop O’Connell High School on Saturday, April 14 for our annual 5K & Family Fun Run. The 5K runs through the surrounding Arlington neighborhood and is professionally mapped and timed for all levels of runners and walkers to enjoy. Prizes for the parish, family or school team with the highest number of participants! Proceeds from this event benefit expanded services at O'Connell for students with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. Registration is easy - visit the website to learn more:

    Event Date: April 14, 2018
    Expiration Date: April 9, 2018

    File Attachment:
    Graphic for bulletin