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From the Office of Communications

(For November 17-18, 24-25, and December 1-2  bulletins)

Diocesan Resource Page on Recent Events Available

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington website includes a resource page where parishioners can access information regarding the recent events affecting the Church. Read the policies on child protection and responses to the crisis from Bishop Burbidge and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at www.arlingtondiocese.org/childprotection  

Event Date: N/A
Expiration Date: 
TBD

 

(For November 17-18, 24-25, and December 1-2 bulletins)

Please Consider Adding 'Searching for More' to Your Podcast List!

‘Searching for More’ features interviews and discussions on a range of topics affecting Catholics in today’s world. Guests include clergy, local Catholics, doctors, technology experts, Catholic news anchors, and even Hollywood actors starring in epic biblical dramas. In addition to interviews, some podcasts will emanate from inspiring talks, speeches, homilies, and lectures given throughout the Diocese. The podcast is dedicated to the patronage of our diocesan saint, St. Thomas More. 'Searching for More' joins the 'Walk Humbly' and 'Catholic Herald' podcasts as diocesan audio offerings.

File Attachments:
Searching for More logo

 

(For November 17-18, 24-25, and December 1-2 bulletins)

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: http://bit.ly/CDAsignup

Expiration Date: TBD

 


From the Office of Human Resources

(For November 17-18, 24-25, and December 1-2 bulletins)

Job Opportunity: Director, San Damiano Spiritual Life Center

The San Damiano Spiritual Life Center located in White Post, VA is seeking a Director. The Director will be responsible for providing the strategic direction for the Center and has direct responsibility for its programming, administration, facilities, and operations. 
For more information visit  http://bit.ly/SDDirector

Event Date: TBD
Expiration Date:  November 19, 2018


From Catholic Relief Services/CCHD
 

(For November 17-18 bulletin)

CCHD Second Collection

The Second Collection today is for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).  On this day, which is also World Day of the Poor, we are asked to bear in mind in a particular way the sufferings of our brothers and sisters in poverty, and to support CCHD, which helps provide them with the skills and opportunities they need in order to live independently and with dignity.  Here in our diocese, CCHD grant funding supports work with low-income families, those with mental illness, and helps homeless people gain skills that will support them. 
 
Help break the cycle of poverty.  Give to the CCHD Collection and support this important work of the Church.

Event Date: November 18, 2018
Expiration Date: 
November 19, 2018

File Attachment: 
CCHD Collection Bulletin Insert 2018

(For November 24-25 bulletin)

CCHD Second Collection

Thank you for your support of last week’s Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  Your contributions fund work which helps provide low-income people with the skills and opportunities they need in order to live independently and with dignity.  Here in our diocese, CCHD grant funding supports work with low-income families and those with mental illness, and helps homeless people gain skills that will support them.  Thank you for helping to break the cycle of poverty.

Event Date: November 25, 2018
Expiration Date: 
November 26, 2018


From Catholic Charities

(For November 17-18 bulletin)

Diocese to Observe World Day of the Poor

“This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him.” Ps 34.  
Pope Francis has proclaimed Sunday, November 18, 2018, as the Second Annual World Day of the Poor. He urges Catholics to listen and respond to the cry of the poor who live in our parishes and communities. Bishop Burbidge asks all parishioners to join the Church in responding to the needs of the poor through prayer and direct action. Parishioners are encouraged to participate in one of your parish’s ministries that serve the poor, or to assist Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington. Parish groups, families and individuals can participate in one of Catholic Charities’ service projects for World Day of the Poor, or attend one of the Catholic Charities events observing the date.

Event Date: November 18, 2018
Expiration Date: 
November 19, 2018

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(For November 17-18, 24-25, and December 1-2 bulletins)

Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic Update

The Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic invites you to join us on Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the PAC at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas.  This is an opportunity for the clinic to thank the community for its support.  We will also share an update on the past year and a look into the future, which includes providing pre-natal care to continue encouraging life in our community.  Please bring anyone who might be interested.  You can RSVP at freeclinic@ccda.net.

Event Date: December 4, 2018

Expiration Date: December 5, 2018

 

(For November 24-25 bulletin)

2018 Annual Parish Christmas Collection for Catholic Charities is coming!

The 2018 Annual Parish Christmas Collection for Catholic Charities is coming up and your generosity is deeply appreciated! As we think about the many blessings we and our families have received, please consider making a special sacrificial gift to support Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington.  Look for a special insert/contribution envelope in the parish bulletin next weekend.  If you put a check in the collection basket please note "Christmas Collection/Catholic Charities" on the memo line or make a gift online at www.ccda.net.

Event Date: December 8-9, 2018

Expiration Date: December 10, 2018

 

(For December 1-2 bulletin)

2018 Annual Parish Christmas Collection for Catholic Charities

Please support the 2018 Annual Parish Christmas Collection for Catholic Charities next weekend – December 8 and 9. Catholic Charities, the heart of our diocese, serves tens of thousands of men, women, and families annually across 100 direct and affiliated service locations in the 21 counties and 7 cities that make up the boundaries of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.  Please use the special bulletin insert/contribution envelope provided or go online to www.ccda.net to share your blessings. Thank you!

Event Date: December 8-9, 2018

Expiration Date: December 10, 2018

 

(For December 8-9 bulletin)

2018 Annual Parish Christmas Collection for Catholic Charities

This weekend marks the Annual Parish Christmas Collection for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington. Its mission is central to the diocese’s work to serve the poor with Christian love and compassion – and your support of this collection is vital.  Please prayerfully consider supporting Catholic Charities’ mission to ease the suffering of people across the diocese.  If you are unable to make a gift today, please make your gift in next week’s collection and note "Christmas Collection/" on the memo line of your check.  Or visit www.ccda.net to learn more and make a year-end gift. Thank you!

Event Date: December 8-9, 2018

Expiration Date: December 10, 2018

 

(For December 15-16 bulletin)

Thank You from Catholic Charities!

Your Gifts to the 2018 Annual Parish Christmas Collection for Catholic Charities are deeply appreciated and still needed! Thank you for your support of the Catholic Charities Annual Parish Christmas Collection this year. Your support is vital to our work, and we are grateful for your gifts. If you missed the opportunity to give, you may still do so by making a year-end gift in support of Catholic Charities by going online at www.ccda.net.

Event Date: N/A


From the Office of Catholic Schools 

(For November 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25 bulletins)

High School Placement Test (HSPT) Registration

Eighth grade students attending public schools or non-Catholic private schools who are interested in attending Catholic High Schools in the Diocese of Arlington need to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) offered on Saturday, December 1, 2018 or Saturday, January 12, 2019. This test is required for placement at Bishop Ireton High School, Bishop O’Connell High School, Paul VI High School and Saint John Paul the Great High School. Students must fill out an HSPT Registration Form  (available under “Frequently Asked Questions” under Schools at  http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/) and submit to the test site by November 29 for the December test.

Event Date: November 29, 2018
Expiration Date: 
November 30, 2018

 


From the Office of Vocations

(For November 17-18 and 24-25 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 begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by a light reception. The next Holy Hour will be Friday, November 30 is at St. John the Evangelist in Warrenton. There will be more announced in the spring. There is no need to RSVP for these events. For more information visit www.ArlingtonVocations.org.

Event Date: November 30, 2018
Expiration Date: December 1, 2018

File Attachment:
Vocations Holy Hours  

 (For November 17-18 bulletin)

FIAT Group Nun Run (Convent Visits)

Attention high school and college aged women! Join Fr. Isenberg and Sr. Emily Beata, FSP, on this trip to several convents where you’ll visit and pray with sisters and learn more about religious life. This “Nun Run” is Saturday December 1, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes transportation and lunch. Contact the Office of Vocations by November 21 for more information and to register, vocations@arlingtonvocations.org or (703) 841-2514.

Event Date: December 1, 2018
Expiration Date: 
December 2, 2018

 

(For November 17-18 bulletin)

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time -- November 18, 2018

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.”  How is Christ calling you to share His eternal words of salvation? Consider a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life.  Call Fr. Michael Isenberg at (703) 841-2514, or write: m.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org.

Event Date: November 18, 2018
Expiration Date: 
November 19, 2018

 

(For November 24-25 bulletin)

Solemnity of Christ the King -- November 25, 2018

“My kingdom does not belong to this world.”  Are you being called to proclaim the glorious reign of Christ the King as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life?  Call Fr. Michael Isenberg at (703) 841-2514, or write: m.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org.

Event Date: November 25, 2018
Expiration Date: 
November 26, 2018

 

(For November 17-18, 24-25, and Dec. 1-2 bulletins)

Days of Recollection for Men and Women Discerners

Could Christ be calling you to the priesthood or religious life? Take a step to find out. The Office of Vocations will hold a day retreat for women on Sunday, December 16, and a day retreat for men on Saturday, December 22. Both run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and are open to those 17 years and older. Religious sisters will be present for the women, and seminarians, priests and men religious will be at the men’s. For more information and to register contact the Office of Vocations, 703-841-2514 or vocations@arlingtondiocese.org. Deadline to sign up is December 7.

Event Dates: December 16 and December 22, 2018
Expiration Date
: December 8


From the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life

(For November 17-18 and 24-25 bulletins)

Join the First Saturday Rosary Team

Did you know that the ‘no-show’ rate can go up by 70% when there are people peacefully praying outside an abortion facility? Please join the prayer team every First Saturday to pray the rosary at 10:30 am at the Falls Church abortion facility. The next First Saturday is on December 1. The facility is located at 900 S. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 For inquiries, contact Amy McInerny at (703) 841-3817 or respectlife@arlingtondiocese.org

Event Date: December 1, 2018
Expiration Date: December 2, 2018  

 

(For November 17-18, 24-25, and December 1-2 bulletins)

Novena for Couples Struggling with Infertility and Infant Loss

You are invited to join in prayer with Bishop Burbidge in a Novena to Our Lady for the intentions of couples struggling with infertility or suffering after miscarriage or early infant death. The novena starts Tuesday, December 4 and ends Wednesday, December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A concluding Mass will be offered by Fr. Rich Dyer at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More on the same day.
 
In this nine-day novena, you can pray along with Bishop Burbidge and get the prayers sent to you daily. Subscribe by texting “novena18” to 84576 to get the prayers in English. For Spanish prayers, text “guadalupe18” to 84576. For more information and to sign up via email, go to arlingtondiocese.org/novena18.

Event Dates: December 4-12, 2018
Expiration Date: 
December 13, 2018

File Attachments:
Novena 2018_Flyer (English).pdf
Novena 2018_Flyer (Spanish).pdf


From Arlington Catholic Herald

(For November 17-18, 24-25, and December 1-2 bulletins)

Inspiring Soundwaves

The Arlington Catholic Herald produces a podcast each week taking you behind the scenes of the top local Catholic headlines, and the Catholic Herald staff would like to hear from you. What do you enjoy about it, and what would you like to hear more about in the future? Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, Google Play Music or Stitcher; or listen on the Catholic Herald website, bit.ly/heraldpodcast. You can also email feedback@catholicherald.com.

Expiration Date: December 31, 2018


From the Office of Development

 (For November 17-18, 24-25, and December 1-2 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 g.koch@arlingtondiocese.org or (703) 841-3819 with questions.

Expiration Date: TBD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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(For November 17-18, 24-25, and December 1-2 bulletins)

Fulfillment of 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.   

Event Date: December 2, 2018
Expiration Date: 
December 3, 2018   

  (For November 17-18 bulletin)

November 18 Stewardship Reflection

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
“And then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.” (MARK 13:26)
We will all have that day when we are standing before God and our life is played out like a movie.  When this happens and God asks each of us, “What have you done with the gifts that I have given you?”  How will you respond?

Event Date: November 18, 2018
Expiration Date: 
November 19, 2018

(For November 24-25 bulletin)

November 25 Stewardship Reflection

Feast of Christ the King
“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom does not belong to this world.”  (JOHN 18:36)
How often do we put all our time and energy into building a kingdom here on earth, forgetting that life here is short?  The real kingdom is in the next life.  Yet, how much time and energy do we invest in working for that eternal kingdom?

Event Date: November 25, 2018
Expiration Date: 
November 26, 2018

(For December 1-2 bulletin)

December 2 Stewardship Reflection

1st Sunday of Advent
“But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.”        (LUKE 21:28)
We celebrate Advent each year in preparation of the birth of Jesus, His first coming, as we await his second coming.  In this Advent season, use the sacrament of Reconciliation to strengthen your relationship with Jesus.  It’s never too late.   

Event Date: December 2, 2018
Expiration Date: 
December 3, 2018

(For December 8-9 bulletin)

December 9 Stewardship Reflection

2nd Sunday of Advent
“And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value…”  (PHILIPPIANS 1:9-10)
Glittery holiday ads can blind us to our stewardship values and distort our needs and wants.  It is important that during this season of endless buying we remember that each of us also has the need to give back to God and to those that are in need.

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

(For December 15-16 bulletin)

December 16 Stewardship Reflection

3rd Sunday of Advent
“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.”  (PHILIPPIANS 4:6)
St. Paul reminds us that our God is an abundant God, the ultimate giver of gifts.  He promises to give us all that we need.  When we trust that God will take care of us, it is easier for us to share what we have been given.

Event Date: December 16, 2018
Expiration Date: 
December 17, 2018

(For December 22-23 bulletin)

December 23 Stewardship Reflection

4th Sunday of Advent
“For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.”  (LUKE 1:44)
When you hear the scripture readings and Gospel reading each Sunday, do you “leap for joy?”  If not, don’t blame the lecturer or priest, rather look inside yourself.  Do you prepare for Mass each week or do you just show up and expect to be entertained?  We are called to be active participants, not passive by-standers.     

Event Date: December 23, 2018
Expiration Date: 
December 24, 2018

(For December 29-30 bulletin)

December 30 Stewardship Reflection

Feast of the Holy Family
“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” (1 JOHN 3:1)
During this season of giving, let us remember the most important gift we have received – being children of God.  As God’s children, it’s important that we express our love for others as well.  Tell your spouse, children and other family members and friends that you love them, frequently.

Event Date: December 30. 2018
Expiration Date: 
December 31, 2018


From Saint John Paul II National Shrine

(For November 17-18 and 24-25 bulletins)

December 1 Tea and a Rosary for Mothers

On Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:45 a.m.-12 p.m., all women age 18 and up are invited to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine for a gathering focused on the gift of motherhood. As always, a light breakfast and babysitting for children ages 2-12 will be provided, plus we will continue to offer the opportunity for Confession (take advantage of this while your kids are in babysitting!) and the Rosary with meditations. Our speaker will be Colleen Duggan, who is giving a presentation titled, “Good Enough Parenting Is not Mediocre Parenting.” Please reserve your Eventbrite tickets at teaandarosary.eventbrite.com for you and your children by November 30, 2018.

Event Date: December 1, 2018
Expiration Date: 
December 2, 2018

File Attachment:
Mothers and Tea Dec 2018 flyer