In Review: 2017 World Day of the Poor Campaign

As part of the week-long World Day of the Poor campaign, Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington (CCDA) hosted numerous events and offered resources for the Diocesan community to encounter and serve the poor.  CCDA’s daily mission is to advance social justice and... read more

Encountering Christ through Others at St. Martin de Porres Senior Center

As part of the week-long World Day of the Poor campaign, on November 13 the Diocese of Arlington Chancery and Catholic Charities staff volunteers visited St. Martin de Porres Senior Center in Alexandria. The approximately 20 volunteers heeded Pope Francis’ call and spent a few hours of encounter, friendship, and solidarity with senior citizens in the community.

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Fulfilling a Dream to Vote

Are you tired of the campaign ads and frustrated by politics this election season? If so, it can be a good reminder that for some, being able to vote in the US is a dream they have been working toward for many years.

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A Young Woman’s Journey toward Healing & Hope

During this Respect Life Month, here is a story of heartbreak, burden, and yet — hope — a hope that is sprung from faith in God and trust in His will. This is also a story of the strength of the human spirit despite so much trauma. Lastly, a story that... read more

Generosity: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Volunteer Spotlight: Pequitte Schwerin Pequitte Schwerin began her work with Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington in 2006, a short time after retiring from 25 years of military service.  Since that time, Pequitte has donated her time, talents and even a minivan!... read more

Saying “Yes” to Service

Saying “yes” to God isn’t a one-time response, it is a process that takes a lot of discernment. How do you know where your gifts could be utilized? Which service opportunities are available? How do you get involved with different charities?

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Our Role: A Call to Serve

The Call to Serve   By Brigid Hoagland, Catholic Charities Volunteer (Benedictine College, ’19) Photo of an Hogar Education Services Volunteer teaching English as a second language class. Second in our summer series, you can read the first part “The Role... read more