Christ Our Hope

Simbang Gabi 2016

The tradition of Simbang Gabi, or the novena of Masses for nine days before Christmas, will be celebrated throughout the Diocese of Richmond from Thursday, December 15, to Friday, December 23. The Mass times will coincide with the days and times Simbang Gabi is celebrated in the Philippines where this tradition originates. For a schedule of the Masses, see here.

A Day of Prayer

A Day of Prayer with a focus on the plight of refugees and migrants will take place across the United States on December 12, 2016, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  For more information and resources, visit the USCCB site here for English and here for Spanish. 

March for Life Pilgrimage 2017

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Youth Rally and Mass and the March for Life will leave Thursday, January 26 and return Friday afternoon, January 27. Registration opens December 6 at 10 a.m. For information see here


At the beginning of the Church's liturgical year, Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation. Resources to help you enter into the Spirit of Advent can be found here.

Pope Francis releases new Apostolic Letter

Although the Extraordinary Jubilee Year has concluded, we are still living in a “time of mercy.” That was the message of Pope Francis in a new Apostolic Letter. Learn more and read the letter 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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