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

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