Christ Our Hope

Bishops call for shift in death penalty debate

Virginia Bishops Francis X. DiLorenzo and Paul S. Loverde are asking Catholics to help build a culture of life that respects the sanctity of all, including the "unlovable" lives. See the statement in English here and Spanish here.

Invitation to Ordination

Bishop Francis DiLorenzo is pleased to invite you to the Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Mr. Daniel A. Cogut, Rev. Mr. Matthew A. Kiehl, and Rev. Mr. Nicholas Mammi. Ordination will be at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond on June 6 at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to attend. A reception will follow at Shafer Hall.

Marriage Preparation Course "Unveiled" for Couples

The Diocese of Richmond continues to offer the Marriage Preparation courses "Unveiled" at locations across the Diocese. This program is an excellent formation for engaged couples who are approaching their wedding day and the vocation of marriage. To learn more and register, visit here.

Parish Assignments for Seminarians Summer 2015

Bishop Francis DiLorenzo and Rev. Michael Boehling have announced the parish assignments for the seminarians of the Diocese of Richmond. Please welcome these men and pray for them as they discern their vocation to the priesthood. See their assignments 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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