Volunteers Bring Jesus to Jail

Volunteers Bring Jesus to Jail

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is blessed to have volunteers who are hard at work in our local jails.  This labor of love reminds the incarcerated that they are cherished sons and daughters of God, they are not forgotten, and that they are loved.  As...
Celebrating the Joy of the Resurrection with those in Jail

Celebrating the Joy of the Resurrection with those in Jail

“When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?”(Matthew 25: 39) During Easter. Alleluia! A reflection by Art Bennett, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, after attending a recent Mass at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center....

Dedicated to Saving Lives: One Person, One Day at a Time

Volunteer Spotlight: David Druitt David Druitt is a Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington volunteer who has dedicated his life to improving the well-being of veterans, the imprisoned, and ex-offenders.  David is answering Pope Francis’ call to action, “Jesus teaches...
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...