At 7:00pm on Thursday, August 17, we will offer our monthly Praise and Worship Holy Hour, followed by refreshments as weather permits.
In response to the violence in Charlottesville, we will sing the rosary and pray together for unity, mercy and healing in our country. As Bishop Burbidge said in his statement:
We must be united by a shared interest in freedom, liberty, and love for our neighbor. Beyond those unifying principles, there will be disagreements and differing beliefs. But our unity is in our shared values and, and perhaps more importantly, the respect we show to one another. Without respect for each other, even when we adamantly disagree, we will see more violence and discord in this great nation.
At this time, I call upon all Catholics in the Diocese or Arlington to turn to the patroness of our nation, Mary under the title of the Immaculate Conception, and Saint Michael the Archangel, and pray for unity, respect, and peace in our communities.