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Statements and Press Releases

Catholic Charities' fresh fruit and vegetable drive exceeds expectations

February 15, 2023
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington's pilot fresh fruits and vegetables food drive on “Big Game” Sunday exceeded its goal by 30% and garnered almost 1,300 pounds of produce to distribute to local food pantries this week. 

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Catholic Charities of Arlington seeks fresh fruit and vegetable donations ahead of Sunday's “Big Game”

February 10, 2023
Catholic Charities’ St. Lucy Food Project is conducting a fresh fruits and vegetables food drive on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria. The goal is to collect 1,000 lbs. of fresh fruits and vegetables on “Big Game” Sunday and distribute them to at least three local food pantries. 

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News and Announcements

Out of Afghanistan: The Church helps refugees

Searching for More podcast host Billy Atwell sits down with Stephen Carattini, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and Hekmatullah Latifi, Senior Employment Specialist and Cultural Liaison for Catholic Charities as they talk about the incredible work Catholic Charities is doing to help resettle Afghans locally.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Charity-inspired Marian art to be displayed in traveling show

April 19, 2023

The truth, goodness and beauty of God — evident in art, music and the ministries of Catholic Charities — will be on display in the Marian Art and Concert Series that will travel around the diocese as part of the second preparatory year of the Diocesan Golden Jubilee.

The 10-part series will focus on the theme “Rejoice!” through music and original art that portrays different images of Our Lady. The series will pair each Marian image, commissioned by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and painted by a local Catholic artist, with one of six Catholic Charities ministries.

In the News

Bishop Burbidge blesses new food pantry storage unit at St. Anthony's

Fox5, April 17, 2023
A new food pantry in Falls Church was blessed on Monday morning. The pantry at St. Anthony of Padua is estimated to provide fresh groceries to about 5,000 people each month.

Catholic Charities helps reunify Virginia families

VPM, March 31, 2023
So far this year, Catholic Charities has over 100 children in their current caseload. On average they assist over 300 children a year through their reunification program.


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