Help Yourself by Helping Others

By Mallory Thornton, Catholic Charities Volunteer “It is from contemplation, from a strong friendship with the Lord that the capacity is born in us to live and to bring the love of God, his mercy, his tenderness, to others. And also our work with brothers in need, our... read more

Hogar Immigrant Services strives to serve the “Church without frontiers”

Pope Francis once said that “the Church without frontiers, Mother to all, spreads throughout the world a culture of acceptance and solidarity, in which no one is seen as useless, out of place, or disposable.” This is a reminder that the Gospel calls us to welcome the stranger. It is with this in mind that Hogar Immigrant Services has undertaken to respond to the increasing needs of the most vulnerable in the immigrant community during these times of change and uncertainty.

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March Meals and April Easter Baskets

Debra Beard, Volunteer Coordinator for our St. Lucy Project, shares updates on parish participation through food drives, volunteering, and Lenten giving! And Sister Aniliza Pacheco Juan, Volunteer Coordinator at Christ House, shares how students and volunteers... read more

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 counselor used her expertise to be present to those in a moment of crisis. Elissa Wiggins (nee Kergosien) from the Family Services office in Fredericksburg... 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