Christ Our Hope

Bishop Travels to Wise County to Bless New Health Wagon

Bishop Francis DiLorenzo traveled to Wise County on Saturday, July 19, to visit the Remote Area Medical event and to offer his blessings on the new Health Wagon vehicle that just arrived. Photos and information about the weekend can be seen here.

Deacon Director Bob Ewan to Retire in November

Bishop DiLorenzo announces that Deacon Director for the Diocese of Richmond, Deacon Bob Ewan, will retire effective November 1, 2014. Deacon Bob Ewan has served as Deacon Director since 2007 and has given invaluable service to the Diocese and to the Diaconate. We pray he will be blessed in his retirement.

Spreading the Gospel through Marriage Prep

Bishop DiLorenzo has issued a new norm for marriage preparation to be used beginning Sept. 1, 2014, by those preparing couples for marriage. The norm recognizes changes in how society views marriage, and seeks to provide today's Catholics with an understanding of the rich beauty of Church teaching on marriage and  human sexuality. Read more here.

Person Centered Catechesis is Christ Centered Catechesis

On August 2, this workshop will be held at the Pastoral Center from 9 am to 3 pm for priests, deacons, catechists, youth ministers, teachers, advocates and family members. Keynote speakers are Rev. Dr. Larry Sutton and Dr. Madonna Wojtaszek-Healy. For more information see the flyer here and sign up to register here.

Annual African Mass at Holy Rosary in Richmond

On Saturday, August 2, Holy Rosary Catholic Church will host the annual African Mass at 2:00 PM.
All are welcome to attend. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Angela Jackson in the Office of Black Catholics, 804-622-5262, or email

Encounter the Joy!

“Encounter the Joy of the Gospel and Set the World Ablaze” is the Diocese of Richmond's five-year pastoral plan for evangelization, anchored in Jesus’ joyful message.

Living Our Mission

Living Our Mission

The Diocese has embarked on an historic two-year $65 million capital and endowment campaign to raise financial resources to more fully support the mission and ministry of the local Church now and in the future.

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