The Friday Five: Schools, Scripture and 50 Years of Service

This week we celebrate National Bible Week and invite all Catholics to deepen their faith, encountering Christ in Scripture and allowing His Word to shape their hearts and minds.

By: Office of Communications

This week, as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gathered for their annual Fall General Assembly, November 16-19, in Baltimore, Catholics around the country celebrated #NationalBibleWeek, promoting this year’s theme, “The Bible: A Book for the Family,” building on this year’s Synod of Bishops on the Family and Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families.

And, throughout the Diocese of Arlington, Catholic Schools celebrated #DiscoverCatholicSchools  by hosting open houses and completing school-wide special events!


Our shepherd encourages us to deepen our relationship with the Lord, encountering  His love for us in Sacred Scripture:

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On November 19,  the diocese marked Bishop Paul Loverde’s 50th Anniversary of priestly ministry with a special issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald, looking back on his years of service to the Church.



This week marked the 50th Anniversary of Dei Verbum, a principal document of the Second Vatican Council promulgated by Pope Paul VI on November 18, 1965.

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Schools throughout the diocese opened their doors to prospective parents and students, welcoming them to be part of their school family and inviting them to discover Catholic education:

12248214_10153406675808020_5809822813848780991_o Prospective students pose with mascot at Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School.


The Diocese serves more than 17,600 students in 13 cities and counties, and we have a 100 percent graduation rate. Excellence, faith, academics and service are our pillars, and we are committed to developing the the whole person.

During this #DiscoverCatholicSchools Week 2015, from November 15-21, visit our #Catholicschools for Open Houses, presentations and programs. To find out more, follow #arlingtonschools on Twitter @arlingtonOCS

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