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Statements and Press Releases

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington Provided $4.8 Million in Critical Support to Those in Need During Year of COVID-19 Response

 June 25, 2021
Support Amounts to 2 Million Pounds of Food Worth $1.1 Million to 27,456 Individuals and $1.4 Million in Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance to 3,800 Individuals...

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World Refugee Day June 20, 2021 Statement By Catholic Charities President and CEO Stephen Carattini

 June 18, 2021
Today Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington joins the international community in observing World Refugee Day. Every day Catholic Charities welcomes refugees, asylees, and other migrants who were forced to flee their homelands, oftentimes separated from their families and children in the process...

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News and Announcements

Bishop appoints new Catholic Charities Board Chairman, Vice Chairman

Rick Kaplar, Linda McMahon depart Board after more than 51 years joint service.


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Catholic Charities Continues to Serve Amidst COVID

Holy Week Live Stream Mass  

The pandemic came and Catholic Charities kept serving. With your help, we will continue to help our neighbors in need. Please remember the people served by Catholic Charities by donating generously.

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We Can Help: Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities continues to safely respond by phone to emailed requests for emergency rent and utility assistance to eligible individuals and families throughout the 21 counties and seven cities of the Diocese of Arlington. Find out about the evictions process during COVID-19.

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Help By Giving

During this difficult time in our nation, Catholic Charities relies more than ever on the generosity of parishioners, parishes and friends who donate financial resources, food, or other material gifts to support our work feeding the hungry and serving other vulnerable people.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

New ultrasound machine will benefit high-risk pregnant women at Manassas clinic

July 22, 2021

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge blessed a new, high-tech ultrasound machine at the Manassas Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic July 20. The $32,000 machine was donated primarily by the Knights of Columbus Fr. Julius J. Cilinski Council 10947 in Clifton...

The pandemic’s toll on mental health

May 5, 2021

With millions infected with COVID-19 over the past year, the coronavirus undeniably has had an impact on the physical health of Americans. But according to mental health professionals, the pandemic has affected the mental health of many, too. Beyond the stress of contracting or spreading the virus, changes such as job losses, virtual schooling and teleworking, increased isolation, social unrest, misinformation, burnout, illness and the deaths of hundreds of thousands have taken their toll. Catholic counselors highlight constructive ways to overcome it all...

In the News

Let’s Get Together in Alexandria: St. Martin de Porres Senior Center reopens; HomeAid Northern Virginia helps in rebuilding lives

Alexandria Gazette Parket , June 28, 2021
St. Martin de Porres Senior Center wasn’t quite open officially for regular activities, but it didn’t stop the regulars from showing up for the ribbon cutting to celebrate the recent renovation on May 25. Senior citizens pushing walkers and chatting with friends returned to the Center to celebrate the renovation after more than a year of closure due to the pandemic, to catch up with each other and to share lunch...

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington’s Support Those in Need Totals 4.8 Million During the Pandemic

EWTN News , June 26, 2021
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington’s Support Those in Need Totals 4.8 Million During the Pandemic...

Catholic Charities reflects on $4.8 million in assistance given back to community during COVID

WDVM , June 25, 2021
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington provided $4.8 million in “food and emergency rental and utility assistance” throughout the COVID-19 crisis over the past year. These funds were given to over 31,000 people...

Afghan woman perseveres to earn a diploma in Fredericksburg

The Free Lance-Star , June 1, 2021
At first, the teenager from Afghanistan was so shy and withdrawn that she barely made eye contact with anyone outside her family...


We picked Catholic Charities because our Catholic faith is really important to us. It's important to me. It's important to my husband, and so I appreciated the fact that they were rooted in that. We really admired that their program was kind of a full-circle support system for both adoptive families and the adoptee, growing up, should they ever need it, and also most importantly, the birth mothers.