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Catholic Charities Celebrates Women's History Month

Join Catholic Charities in observing National Women’s History Month by watching a story of the courageous women we served in the last year, particularly young Afghan women who are making their new home in this country.

This month, we also think of the women saints throughout Church history who everyday inspire our work bringing the love of Christ to the poor, vulnerable and newcomer. The Blessed Mother guides Catholic Charities as it provides health care at our Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic. St. Margaret of Cortona intercedes for us as we care for pregnant mothers, and women and their children at our transitional housing ministry. St. Frances Cabrini comes through for us in our work providing needed household goods for refugees in our Migrant and Refugee Services. St. Lucy helps us to feed hungry individuals and families.

Volunteers Help Us Feed Hungry Neighbors

Catholic Charities wouldn't be able to feed hungry individuals and families in our diocese if we didn't have the support of many volunteers who have contributed their time to our St. Lucy Food Project, including students from St. Thomas More Cathedral School, Bishop O'Connell High School, St. Veronica Catholic School, and the parishioners and Knights of Columbus members of the Basilica of St. Mary and St. Joseph in Alexandria. Just a few are pictured below!

40 Days -- 40 Ways

We’re at the mid-point of the Lenten season. Bishop Burbidge recently pointed out that now is the perfect opportunity to conduct a “spiritual audit,” seeing what we have done, or not done, to prepare ourselves for the glory that awaits us at Easter.

Find daily reflections and challenges to assist you in your Lenten journey at

40 Days 40 Ways.

Celebrating the Dignity of Work

Rooted deep in our Catholic faith is an understanding of the dignity of work, which enables people to support themselves and their families, and also endows the worker with a sense of purpose and dignity.

The dignity of work – and how it is celebrated through entrepreneurship – will be the topic tonight, Saturday, March 9, at the annual diocesan Peace & Justice Conference at Nativity Catholic Church in Burke. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge will celebrate Mass at 5 p.m., followed by dinner. Entrepreneur and author Andreas Widmer, a former papal Swiss Guard, will lead the conversation, with Q&A from the in-person and online audience, beginning at 7 p.m. The event can be viewed on livestream or following the conference here.

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