Parishioners Expand Prison Ministry

Parishioners Expand Prison Ministry

A former prison inmate was dropped off at a Metro station in Northern Virginia upon his release. He had no money for a Metro card. He also did not have a place to stay. Once he found a local shelter, he had to walk miles to get to the probation office, Social Security...
Providing Spiritual Friendship

Providing Spiritual Friendship

Prison Ministry in the Diocese of Arlington is a pastoral care ministry whereby the Christian Community shares in the healing ministry of Christ. It is a ministry of presence and witness.  Prison Ministry is facilitated through a network of parish-based volunteers...
Moved by Mercy

Moved by Mercy

Our call as Catholics is to respect the dignity and life of every human being. God holds every being in existence, therefore every person is worthy. Worthy of respect. Worthy of life from conception to natural death. Worthy of dignity. “Every creature, particularly a...
Celebrating Mother Teresa

Celebrating Mother Teresa

As we gear up to celebrate the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, let us be faithful to Christ’s call to serve others. Mother Teresa is renowned for her service to the poor and the most vulnerable in society. She answered Christ’s call to feed the...
One-on-One Time with Seniors

One-on-One Time with Seniors

Each year, we have more than 2,500 volunteers who joyfully give their time to serve those in need in the Diocese of Arlington. At our St. Martin de Porres Senior Center, we have 312 volunteers (and growing!) who bring companionship, health and wellness classes and...
New Ideas in Senior Ministry

New Ideas in Senior Ministry

  Last Wednesday, Catholic Charities hosted its annual Senior Ministry Conference for parishioners serving seniors in the diocese. It was a beneficial time for leaders from the diocese and other organizations to share new ideas in senior ministry. Speakers from...