2021 Bishops Lenten Appeal

At the end of January many of us received a mailing regarding the 2021  Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA). The theme this year is, Encourage One Another by Word and Deed.  

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Our faith and trust in Jesus have sustained us as we experienced the pandemic in our lives.  During this unprecedented time, I have been uplifted by the steady support of the Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) which funds more than 40 ministries and outreach programs in our diocese.

The theme for the 2021 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal is Encourage One Another by Word   and Deed.  Participating in the BLA is an opportunity for us to imitate Christ and to bear witness to his transforming love.  By sharing our gifts, we help those whose needs are the greatest: the poor and the vulnerable.  Our gifts also demonstrate our commitment to promoting the sanctity of life, the teaching of our Catholic faith, our service to the youth and vocations for the Priesthood.

I respectfully ask that, if your circumstances allow, you please give prayerful consideration to a sacrificial pledge to the BLA this year.

May Our Lord Jesus bless you as together, in his name, we encourage one another by word and deed.

Sincerely in Christ,

Bishop Burbidge Signature

Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge

Bishop of Arlington


Thank you Nativity parishioners for the great support of the Bishop’s Lenten Appeal. As of Feb 11, our pledges and donations amount to $380,722 with about one in ten families pledging. That’s well more than half of our $635,000 dollar goal! We’re off to a strong start, but still need more participation. If you haven’t yet pledged, please consider a sacrificial offering for Lent. Your support helps the many charities, ministries, and programs throughout the Diocese and here at Nativity. May God bless you for
your generosity.

BLA Payments - Please Do Not Use Online Giving Site

Thank you for supporting the 2021 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal.  Please be aware that BLA pledge payments should NOT be made through Nativity’s OSV Online Giving website.  We can’t keep gifts current with the diocesan database if done this way.

You may set up a recurring monthly payment for a BLA pledge, at www.arlingtondiocese.org/bla

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