Snapshots of Catholic Heritage Festival

The Diocese of Arlington’s second annual Catholic Heritage Festival was blessed with a beautiful fall day as the backdrop to a Mass celebrated by Bishop Loverde, followed by live entertainment, savory foods from a variety of countries, games and face painting for the little kids, soccer matches for the big ones and plenty of booths with talented vendors. Check out some of our photos below!
Bishop Loverde

Bishop Loverde thanks the priests and seminarians who participated in the morning Mass at the Catholic Heritage Festival.

Bishop Ireton

Members of the Bishop Ireton High School choir lend their beautiful voices to the Mass.

Food vendors prepare to feed the hungry at the festival.

Singer-songwriter Kevin Heider serenades the attendees with one of his original compositions.

Face painting

A Catholic Heritage Festival attendee gets her face painted by an artistic volunteer.


The slide and the moon bounce proved extremely popular with the younger festival participants.

A team from St. Rita's parish pauses from soccer to pose for a photo!


Korean drummers from St. Paul Chung parish perform a routine for the crowd.

Bolivian dancers also entertain the crowd while they dance to lively music.

What was your favorite part of the day? 

Blog Note: Listen to Bishop Paul S. Loverde’s homily on Guardian Angels at the Catholic Heritage Festival here

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