Mass for Homeschool Children

According to the National Home Education Research Institute there’s been a 13% increase in home-educated students between 2010-2016, and continues to grow at a rate of 2% to -8% per year


October 12, 2018


ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 600 children and their families will attend a Mass and Homeschool Families at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, in Gainesville. The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge will be the celebrant.


When:           Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m.

Where:         Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville

According to the National Home Education Research Institute, there are 2.3M students home-educated students nationwide (as of spring, 2016). This is up from about 2 million children (in grades K to 12) home-educated during the spring of 2010 in the United States (Ray, 2011). It appears the homeschool population is continuing to grow (at an estimated 2% to 8% per annum over the past few years).

The event is sponsored by the Office of Catholic Schools of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.



The Diocese of Arlington is home to an estimated population of more than 600,000 Catholics living in 21 counties and seven cities in central and northern Virginia. Parishioners live out their faith at 70 parishes and six missions, and more than 17,500 students attend 45 Catholic pre-schools, elementary and high schools.

Angela Pellerano, Director of Media Relations (703)841-2517 (o) (571)-215-8731 (c)