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...
Bishop blesses new Pregnancy and Adoption Support office

Bishop blesses new Pregnancy and Adoption Support office

In April 2016, Bishop Emeritus Loverde blessed the Pregnancy and Adoption Support office in Fairfax.   “We rejoice, and hope many blessings, concrete and tangible, will be experienced by those who come here,” Bishop Loverde said. Pregnancy and...
“It’s a little Heaven on Earth”

“It’s a little Heaven on Earth”

  When one of our longtime participants at the St. Martin de Porres Senior Center died last year, the entire St. Martins family was devastated. Manuel was the heartbeat of St. Martins. He was friendly and engaging and loved to dance; his vibrant smile would light...