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Westminster Presbyterian Church Presents 2017 Community Grant Awards

June 27, 2017

Westminster Presbyterian Church presented its 2017 community grant awards to seven local organizations on Sunday, June 25. The 2017 Community Grant award winners include: Bethany House, Just Neighbors, Neighborhood Health, SCAN – Stop Child Abuse Now, The Reading Connection, Velocity Bicycle Cooperative, and United Community Ministries.

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Mass To Celebrate Religious Freedom

June 20, 2017

Thursday, June 22, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom 2017, with an opening Mass in Arlington. A reception will follow.

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Bishop Makes Plea To Elected Officials And Media

June 19, 2017

During Mass Sunday celebrating the solemnity of Corpus Christi at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington offered prayers for peace and unity following last week’s shooting at a charity baseball practice. 

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Arlington Bishop To Celebrate Mass In Alexandria For Peace And Unity

June 17, 2017

Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge will celebrate a Mass on Sunday, June 18, at 5 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 310 S. Royal Street, Alexandria. The Mass will include special prayers for peace and unity in our communities. Immediately following the Mass, Bishop Burbidge will lead a seven-block procession from the St. Mary Church to St. Mary Cemetery to “bring Jesus, the Source of our peace and unity, into the streets”.

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New Priests In Falls Church, Burke And Ashburn

June 12, 2017

On June 10, three priests were ordained by Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington:  28 year-old Steven Oetjen of Fairfax, 27 year-old Stephen Vaccaro of Annandale, and 27 year-old Jordan Willard. All three priests have been assigned to parishes in northern Virginia.

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Two Would-be Marines And An Engineer Chart A Different Course

June 8, 2017

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington will ordain three men to the priesthood at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington: Jordan Willard, 27; Stephen Vaccaro, 27; and Steven Oetjen, 28.

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Clergy Changes In The Diocese Of Arlington

June 1, 2017

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointment effective Wednesday, June 28, 2017 except where noted differently:

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Arlington Bishop Announces New Addition To The Diocese Of Arlington

May 30, 2017

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington released the following statement:

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A Walk In The Woods: Experiencing Spirituality In Nature

May 26, 2017

Now, more than ever, people need time in nature for comfort, for sustenance, for reassurance and for hope. Beth Norcross, the Director and Founder of the Center for Spirituality in Nature, will lead a casual walk through the woods to explore these themes and the spiritual wisdom nature has to offer us, particularly in challenging times.

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Hindu Seek Diwali Holiday In All Virginia schools

May 9, 2017

Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Virginia to close on Diwali, most popular of their festival, which falls on October 19 this year.

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