Christ Our Hope

Catholic Community Foundation to benefit parishes and schools

A major benefit of the Living Our Mission campaign was to create the Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Richmond. This Foundation allows us to promote long-term philanthropy to further our goal of securing funding for critical needs in our parishes and schools.  Learn more here.

40 Days for Life Fall 2016

Beginning on September 28 and finishing on November 6, the 40 Days for Life campaign of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion will be happening in five locations across the Diocese of Richmond and in over 370 other locations around the country and the world. For more information, and to sign up, see the website here

Bishop DiLorenzo's statement on Catholic Church teaching regarding marriage

More than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on marriage, and despite recent statements from the campaign trail, the Catholic Church's teaching on marriage remains unchanged and resolute. See Bishop DiLorenzo's statement here.

Bishop DiLorenzo's statement on Catholics in elected office

As election season 2016 continues, Bishop Francis DiLorenzo has issued a statement regarding the responsibility of Catholics in elected office. See the statement here.

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy: Merciful Like the Father

The Church celebrates the Year of Mercy, December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016!  Bishop DiLorenzo invites all to the Door of Mercy at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond and at the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk.  See the diocesan website for the Year of Mercy here and the Vatican website for the Year of Mercy 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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