Bishop Emeritus Macram Gassis to speak at Christ the Redeemer

July 20, 2018

By Roberto Bacalski, Program and Development Coordinator Bishop Macram Gassis, mccj celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Most Reverend Macram Gassis, mccj Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of El Obeid in Sudan, will be speaking at Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling the weekend of July 28-29 as part of Missionary […]

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Missionary Essay Contest Winners Announced

July 11, 2018

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington Mission Office congratulates the winners of the Inaugural Missionary Essay Contest! Ann the winners are… 1st Place: Aaron Peiffer, Fairfax, VA 2nd Place: Julie A. Schoenman, Reston, VA 3rd Place: Mary Grace Coltharp, Manassas, VA The winning essays will be printed in upcoming editions of the Arlington Catholic Herald. Congratulations, […]

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What’s In a Missionary?

July 3, 2018

By Roberto Bacalski, Program and Development Coordinator “Although the obligation of spreading the faith falls individually on every disciple of Christ, still the Lord Christ has always called from the  number of is disciples…that he might send them to preach to the nations.” ~Ad Gentes, 23 (Read full document here) What makes a missionary? The […]

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Missionary By Nature

June 18, 2018

By Roberto Bacalski, Program and Development Coordinator “The pilgrim Church is missionary by her very nature, since it is from the mission of the Son and the mission of the Holy Spirit that she draws her origin, in accordance with the decree of God the Father.” ~ Ad Gentes 2 (Read the full document here) […]

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Why We Do It

June 13, 2018

By Roberto Bacalski, Program and Development Coordinator The Diocese of Arlington has been present in Bánica since 1991. If you were to ask anyone who has ever visited the Bánica Mission why they think we are there, you will probably get various answers on the same theme: “Christ told us to help the poor.” “We […]

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Interview with Fr. Patrick Posey

May 21, 2018

Fr. Posey sat down with Arlington Diocese Chief Communications Officer Billy Atwell for an in-depth talk about the Bánica Mission. Listen and enjoy!  

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Giving and Receiving in the Missions

May 4, 2018

What are the only words we have from Jesus that are not recorded in the Gospels?  I mean words that He spoke while on earth (the Book of Revelation has plenty of words of Jesus from heaven).  “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”  These words, which Saint Paul tells us the Lord […]

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The Many Missions of Pedro Santana

April 17, 2018

Greetings to all on a relatively quiet day here at the parish church of Saint Joseph in Pedro Santana. Some of our parishioners here in town are being shuttled to a temporary dental clinic staffed by volunteers from Wisconsin just across the border in Haiti. Another operative, this one from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, is […]

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