Bishop’s Lenten Appeal

The Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) supports and funds over 40 programs and ministries that provide spiritual, educational, and pastoral assistance to our families and neighbors in the Diocese of Arlington.

Most notably, the appeal supports Seminarian Education by providing room, board, tuition and healthcare expenses to men studying for the priesthood. Philip Briggs, who served at the parish last summer, and Jonathan Smith, who served the summer before, are just two of the many seminarians who receive support through your generous donation.

The BLA also supports Catholic Charities Programs, including initiatives like Christ House and the Mother of Mercy Medical Center in Manassas, as well as programs for youth and young adults, such as the annual week of service, WorkCamp.

Please note, we cannot accept BLA payments through Faith Direct. All gifts must be made directly through the Diocese of Arlington’s website. Thank you for understanding.

Seminarian Education


Christ House

Projected Funds Allocation

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