Our Lady of Lourdes in the Arlington Catholic Herald

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The Arlington Catholic Herald featured Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in a recent article about the Migration and Refugee Services POWIR program. 


A growing number of parishes across the Arlington diocese are helping resettle refugees in Northern Virginia through a new initiative of Catholic Charities’ office of Migration and Refugee Services.

Ahead of an anticipated influx of refugees this year, the office has given two recent online trainings through a program called Parishes Organized to Welcome Immigrants and Refugees (POWIR), created by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to help mobilize volunteers on the parish level....


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