Christ Our Hope

UNITED in Prayer for Our Persecuted Brothers and Sisters

Please join us on Tuesday, September 29, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, at 7 PM for an ecumenical prayer service (UNITED) for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world who are persecuted for their faith. All are welcome. Light reception to follow.

Symposium on "Laudato Si" and Tidewater Environmental Issues

Join Bishop DiLorenzo, Church, Military, Scientific and Community Leaders at Sacred Heart Church in Norfolk to discuss the Pope's encyclical and the environmental issues in the Tidewater region. The symposium will be at 7 PM on August 25th.

Pope Francis Releases New Encyclical "Laudato Si"

The encyclical "Laudato Si," which means Praised Be, is released for the world today. This letter from Pope Francis to the people is available here for you to read.

Bishop DiLorenzo Announces New Clergy Assignments July 2015

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has announced these new assignments in the Diocese of Richmond.  Please remember these priests in your prayers as they begin their new assignments.

Bishops Issue Statement Regarding Supreme Court Marriage Decision
Virginia Bishops Francis X. DiLorenzo and Paul S. Loverde issue statement about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding same sex unions. See statement here in English. See statement here in Spanish.

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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