Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The annual Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) supports the work of our Diocese through programs and ministries that provide spiritual, charitable and educational assistance to men, women and children in our parishes. The theme for the 2019 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal is “Together in the Light of Christ.” Christ our Light has conquered the darkness and we are called to share His light with all whom we encounter.
As we participate in the BLA, each of us can become a light of hope to the hopeless, a gleam of faith to the faithless, and a special instrument of God’s love and mercy for which so many hunger. Please consider pledging your support to the 2019 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal and help keep Christ’s light shining brightly within our Diocese.
Please be assured of my gratitude and continued prayers. May Almighty God bless and protect you always.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Arlington