News in the Church
World Day of the Poor in the Diocese
|As part of the Diocese’s observance of World Day of the Poor, Bishop Michael Burbidge will celebrate the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Ann Catholic Church. Following the Mass, he will join families who are compiling “Care Bags” intended for individuals who visit Catholic Charities programs, including the Mobile Response Center, Christ House, refugees and patients visiting the Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic.|
The family event is part of St. Ann’s World Day of the Poor community fair which will include organization who are addressing poverty in the community. For more information, follow the link to download World Day of the Poor 2018 Events & Volunteer Opportunities flyer
Video series by Bishop Robert Barron on The Mass
The St. Ann Adult Religious Enrichment Committee is sponsoring a new video series by Bishop Robert Barron on The Mass. The first dates are Monday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. with a repeat on Tuesday, October 30, at 10:00 a.m. All programs are in Room 105-106.
Joint Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge (Diocese of Arlington) and Bishop Barry C. Knestout (Diocese of Richmond) in Response to Attorney General's Investigation
Today, Attorney General Mark Herring publicly announced his office’s investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse by clergy in Virginia. The Diocese of Arlington and the Diocese of Richmond assure the faithful and the public that we are cooperating with the Attorney General’s office. Any instance of child sexual abuse is intolerable and gravely immoral. We hope that this process will bring healing for all victims and confirm our commitment to accountability and justice. Read the Full Joint Statement