About the Cathedral Parish
Saint Thomas More is the Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. It is also a vibrant multi-cultural parish with over 2,100 parishioners.
The parish was founded in 1938. Parishioners attended Mass in what is today the St. Thomas More School gym until the original church was built in 1950, which served as the base for the new cathedral. Mass was celebrated in what is now Burke Hall until 1961 when the new church was built.
The church was raised to the status of a cathedral in 1974 when the Diocese of Arlington was formed out of the Diocese of Richmond. The cathedral is the “Mother Church of the diocese” hosting many diocesan activities and Masses drawing people from around Northern Virginia. Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge was installed as the fourth Bishop in 2016.
All are welcome to our church.