Christ Our Hope

Ordination 2016

Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, ordained Mark Kowalski, John Christian, and Miguel Melendez to the transitional diaconate this Saturday at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Rev. Michael Boehling, Vicar for Vocations, and 18 seminarians are with them here. For more information regarding the men discerning a vocation to the priesthood, see the website here

Amoris Laetitia, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis

On April 8, His Holiness Pope Francis releases his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, "The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family." Priests, deacons, the lay faithful and all people of good will are invited to read Amoris Laetitia on the Center for Marriage, Family and Life website.

Sullivan Conference 2016

The Diocese of Richmond is now taking registrations for the Sullivan Conference to be held in Williamsburg, May 20-21. Keynote speaker will be Joyce Rupp, OSM. Registration is now open, see the website here.

Commissioning of the Lay Ecclesial Ministers 2016

On June 4, 2016, Bishop DiLorenzo will commission the first 15 candidates of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute (LEMI) at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. His authorization demonstrates to the community that their work has his confidence and support. See his video message here.

Go Beyond: Global Partnership Summit

On June 4th, join us at Lewis Ginter Gardens in Richmond for this Summit. From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, this gathering for those involved with international twinning will feature keynote speaker Dr. Robert Lupton. To register, see here

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. It captures the joy of the Gospel re-imagined in two movements: the internal conversion of individuals and parishes and the external proclamation of this Good News to the world.

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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