Christ Our Hope

The Church observes the third week of Advent

As the Church observes the third week of Advent - a time of prayer, penance, sacrifices and good works leading up to Christmas - learn more about Advent symbols, customs and music in Vicar General Msgr. Mark Richard Lane's blog here. Check out other Advent resources on the USCCB website here


Two Priests Assignments Announced for the Diocese

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has announced two priests assignments for the Diocese of Richmond. Please remember these priests in your prayers and welcome them into your parishes. See their assignments and their photos here.

2015 Catholic Men's Conference Registration is now OPEN

Saturday, January 10th, the third annual Catholic Men's Conference will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Registration is now open. For more information and to register, click here.

Pope Francis will visit the U.S.A. in September of 2015

Pope Francis has confirmed that he will visit the United States in September 2015. The Center for Marriage Family and Life will conduct a diocesan-wide pilgrimage to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. To be added to the list for information as it becomes available, please email  or call the office at (804) 622-5109.

Simbang Gabi 2014

The tradition of Simbang Gabi, or the novena of Masses for nine days before Christmas, will be celebrated throughout the Diocese of Richmond from Monday, December 15, to Tuesday, 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. For a history of Simbang Gabi, 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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