We, the Christian faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, led by our Bishop
and in union with the universal Church, are listeners, learners, teachers and Disciples of Christ.
We embrace our diversity and its expression in faith.
We share a vision of a diocese where love grows, life triumphs and justice and peace prevail.
We participate in God’s work to renew our Church and the world,
through Word, Worship, Community and Service.
The Pastoral Center in Richmond, Virginia is the central location for diocesan administration offices. The Contact Page includes the Pastoral Center address and driving directions. Along with the Diocesan Officials listed below, other Consultative Bodies and Advisory Groups convene at the request of Bishop DiLorenzo and can be found in the Organizations & Associations Directory page.
Diocesan Officials & Consultative Bodies
Diocesan Bishop: Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, D.D.,S.T.D.
Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia: Rev. Msgr. Mark Richard Lane, D. Min.
Chief Financial Officer: Mr. Michael J. McGee
Chancellor: Rev. Mr. John H. Thomas, J.D.
Bishop's Administrative Advisory Council (BAAC):
- Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, D.D.,S.T.D.
- Rev. Michael G. Boehling
- Mrs. Anne C. Edwards
- Rev. Msgr. Mark Richard Lane, D. Min.
- Mrs. Dorothy G. Mahanes, SPHR
- Mr. Michael J. McGee
Judicial Vicar: Rev. Msgr. R. Francis Muench, J.C.L.
Vicar of Vocations: Rev. Michael G. Boehling
Vicar for Clergy: Rev. Msgr. Mark Richard Lane, D. Min.
Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Msgr. Walter C. Barrett, Jr.--Eastern Vicariate
Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Msgr. R. Francis Muench, J.C.L.-- Central Vicariate
Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Michael J. Herbert --Western Vicariate
Diocesan Theologian: Dr. Dominick D. Hankle
Diocesan Consultative Bodies
- Building and Renovation
- Catholic Campaign for Human Development (Advisory Committee)
- Christian Formation Commission
- Diocesan Advisory School Board
- Diocesan Pastoral Planning Commission
- Diocesan Review Board
- Disability Advisory Commission
- Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
- Filipino Commission
- Finance Council
- Haiti Ministry Commission
- Justice and Peace Commission
- Liturgical Commission
- Pastoral Council
- Permanent Deacon Council
- Presbyteral Council
- Priest Personnel Committee
Youth Ministry Commission