A Message from Bishop Burbidge

Last November I initiated the preparation for our diocese’s Golden Jubilee. The theme for the first preparatory year, which is shared with the 2022 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA), is Do this in remembrance of me and focuses on the Eucharist.  In this most Holy Sacrament, Christ is actively present among us, offering us his very Body and Blood. Nourished by these redeeming gifts, we are then sent forth to bear fruit for the salvation of the world.

I ask you to consider making a pledge to the BLA this year as a reflection of the abundant graces flowing from Christ’s self-gift.  Your offering will enable the various programs and ministries of the Diocese of Arlington to extend the life and love of Christ in exciting ways.  With your support of the BLA, we will continue to make visible the sacrificial love of Our Lord Jesus to those throughout our diocese and beyond.

Please be assured of my prayers for you.  Through the intercession of Mary our Mother, may Our Lord Jesus bless you abundantly now and always.

Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Arlington

The 2022 BLA mailing was recently sent to parishioners. The theme this year is “Do this in remembrance of me.” After reflecting upon the blessings God has given you, please prayerfully consider a pledge. The BLA funds programs and ministries that serve thousands of people in our diocese. Through the inspiration of the BLA theme, let us remember the tender nature of Christ as together we give of ourselves to others. You make a gift at: or scan the QR code

BLA2022_piechart_panel (1)

For more information about the BLA, please visit the Diocesan Website


Copyright 2022 St. Francis DeSales | Login

Contact Webmaster