Parish Liaison Network
200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 506, Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 841-3838; Fax: (703) 841-3840

Parish Liaison Network

Training for Parish Staff and Parishioners in the DioceseTraining for Parish Staff and Parishioners in the Diocese
The Parish Liaison Network (PLN) is a network of leaders from parishes throughout the Diocese of Arlington, working closely with staff and volunteers from Catholic Charities to best minister to the poor and suffering among us.

  • Approved by the pastor at each parish. The PLN acts as the link between the parish and Catholic Charities; and between parish and the other parishes of the diocese. 
  • By holding quarterly training and networking meetings at parishes.  At each meeting a formation talk is given by one of the diocesan priests, and representatives have an opportunity to meet other Catholics interested in helping the poor.
  • By coordinating a diocese-wide response to urgent needs in the community.
  • By publishing a monthly PLN email newsletter with the latest news, information best practices, tips and more …
  • By building and maintaining a comprehensive database with contact information for all social services ministries for the participating parishes in the diocese.

Parish Liaison Network

The Parish Liaison Network provides parishes with the support and information they need to  engage in  corporal works of mercy. The Parish Liaison Network also strives to more effectively coordinate services and assist other parishes in need.
For more information, contact Sally O’Dwyer at (703) 841-3838 or via e-mail at

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For more information, contact Sally at (703) 841-3838 or via e-mail at .


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