Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
830 23rd Street South, Arlington, Virginia 22202
        Rev. Robert E. Avella
Parochial Vicar             
        Rev. John H. Melmer

In Residence                  
        Rev. Paul A. Berghout
        Rev. Daniel L. Mode

Director of Religious Education
        Marian I. Hartzell

Director of Music
        Tom Bartolomeo

Office Manager
         Janet Rowlands
         Tatyana Rasmussen
Parish Administration and Staff
About Our Parish 
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (a name that honors the Blessed Virgin’s appearance to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France, in 1858) was established in 1946 when Father Beattie was installed as pastor. The current church was dedicated March 7, 1964, by Richmond Bishop John J. Russell.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Arlington is physically a small church but has a great sense of devotion. It has around 1,000 registered families encompassing different generations and cultures.
To become a parishioner, please fill-up the Registration Form and submit to the rectory office.  Registration Forms can be found at the rear of the church.
Parish Boundaries
Beginning at Memorial Bridge—South along the Potomac River (including National Airport) to Four Mile Run—West along Four Mile Run to I-395—North on I-395 to Columbia Pike and Rte. 27 at Navy Annex—North on Rte 27 to Memorial Bridge. Henderson Hall, Navy Annex and the Pentagon complex are within the parish boundary.