The Apostolate of the Laity

With more than 2,500 volunteers and only 125 staff members, volunteers help Catholic Charities serve more people in the Diocese of Arlington. Sally O’Dwyer, Director of Volunteers, shares a reflection on our role as laity and God’s specific call for us to serve.... read more

A Rapid Response to Trauma

A Rapid Response to Trauma: Providing Mental Health First Aid A Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington psychologist used her expertise to be present to those in a moment of crisis. Elissa Wiggins (nee Kergosien) from the Family Services office in... read more

Providing easy, healthy meal options

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is located in Front Royal, Virginia and is normally open Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. All who are in need of food are welcome. Loaves and Fishes serves more than 1,000 individuals per month. *** Registered Dietician Maureen... read more

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... read more

A small act of sabotage

January 5th: Fr. Paul Berghout blessed a donated car for a mother of three who fled the Ebola outbreak in 2014. She is a parishioner of Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria. Below, John Knutsen, Coordinator for Evangelization & Adult Faith Formation for the diocese,... read more

Serving the Poor in a Transformative Way

Serving the Poor in a Transformative Way at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington by Sarah Ford, America’s Charities Join America’s Charities as we highlight different nonprofits and share how individuals and companies can Shape the Future of... read more

Cars for Families

Commuting. Appointments. Shopping. School. Life today is a blur of schedules and activities. Obligations are hard enough to manage when we can jump into our cars and head out on our own schedule. Imagine having to factor in public transportation and transit time on... read more