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World Day of the Poor Videos and Message from Bishop Burbidge

“Love not in word, but in deed” (1 Jn 3:18).
This Sunday, November 19, Pope Francis calls communities throughout the world to be Christ to others. The Diocese has launched a week-long dedicated campaign with events and opportunities to help the poor in our community and the world.
“Brothers and sisters in Christ, we are all very poor,” Bishop Burbidge says. “No matter what we possess in earthly goods, we are in desperate need of God’s mercy and grace.”
You can learn more about this campaign through watching the videos below, and visiting our website:
  • A dentist in our Diocese cares for those without healthcare through his profession
  • Students at one of our schools donate unused lunches to the less fortunate at Christ House
  • Catholic Charities helps former offenders re-enter society
We invite you to take a moment to learn about the many beautiful opportunities and resources available in our Diocese during this special week as we prepare to celebrate the World Day of the Poor.
“If we truly wish to encounter Christ, we have to touch his body in the suffering bodies of the poor, as a response to the sacramental communion bestowed in the Eucharist.” — Pope Francis


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Bishop Burbidge’s message on How to Help the Hurricane Victims

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As you have seen in media reports, while residents in Texas are only beginning their recovery effort from Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma has caused considerable damage throughout Florida. Once again, I ask all in the Diocese of Arlington to join me in prayer for those struggling with the effects of this destructive weather. Pray that victims of these storms will feel the presence of Christ’s peace in the midst of turmoil and unrest.

For those who are able, I ask that you consider making a donation to Catholic Charities USA, which is leading the disaster relief effort on behalf of the Catholic Church in the United States. There are many people who need help receiving basic necessities, and they will also need help rebuilding so much that has been lost.

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I am also grateful to all who will support the relief’s efforts through contributions being made in parish second collections.

May Our Lord bring relief and peace to those who struggle, now and forever.

Sincerely in Christ,

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge


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