Christ Our Hope

Why the World Needs - and Why Christians Celebrate - Easter

Watch this video to hear Bishop Francis DiLorenzo  talk about the meaning of Easter, why Christians celebrate it, and why the world still yearns to hear the Good News. 

Virginia Bishops' Healthcare Statement: Cover Everyone, Protect Everyone

"The current debate over healthcare and the state budget is, at its heart, about Virginia's poorest and most vulnerable people," Bishop Francis DiLorenzo and Bishop Paul Loverde say. "For that reason, it is one we bishops care about deeply..." Read the statement.


Living Our Mission: Diocese Announces Capital Campaign

The two-year $65 million capital campaign will address challenges facing the Church in the Diocese of Richmond by strengthening parishes and schools, rekindling commitment in younger generations, educating future priests, training lay leaders and caring for retired priests. Learn more about Living Our Mission here.  

Ministries Receive Additional Support After Annual Appeal Raises Over $4 Million

Seven ministries will receive additional support after a total of $4,023,488 was raised from 20,196 donors, and 128 parishes have surpassed their 2013 fundraising target.  Learn more about the Annual Appeal and how it will benefit those in need. Click here.

Promise to Protect: Child Abuse Prevention Month

In Keeping Our Promise to Protect, the Diocese is observing National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Learn more about the Diocese's Safe Environment program, its screening and training classes, and how you can help prevent child abuse 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.