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...
Remembering the March for Life

Remembering the March for Life

The victims of this throwaway culture are precisely the weakest and most fragile human beings – the unborn, the poorest, the sick and elderly, the seriously handicapped, etc. – who are in danger of being thrown away, expelled from a system that must be efficient at...
Celebrating Thanksgiving, Celebrating Adoption

Celebrating Thanksgiving, Celebrating Adoption

Tom and Rachel will always remember their first Thanksgiving with Jay. In 2014, their adoption became official the Wednesday before the holiday, making Thanksgiving the first full day that Jay was home with his “forever family.” It was a day their lives changed...