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Bishop Celebrates “Blue Mass” For Law Enforcement And Public Safety Officers

September 13, 2017

We rely on law enforcement and public safety officers to keep us safe and to be there in the event of an emergency, and for this the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will celebrate Mass in their honor 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington.

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St. Rita Celebrates First Responders’ Mass

August 16, 2017

St. Rita Catholic Church hosted a First Responders' Mass in appreciation of local public safety personnel on Monday, Aug. 14. The Mass was held to pray for those who face danger for the sake of others.

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Installation Of New Pastor In Alexandria

August 11, 2017

Fr. Keith O’Hare will be installed as the new pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria, Tuesday, Aug. 22.

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Church Members Donate 7,000 Pounds Of Food For Families In Need

August 4, 2017

A weekend food collection for hungry children at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville has workers and volunteers thrilled at the St. Lucy Food Project, a program with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington.

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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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