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Bishop Barry C. Knestout

Evening Prayer Livestream

Livestream of Thursday’s Evening Prayer begins at 6:55 p.m. You can watch this special liturgy with us as it will be the first opportunity for diocesan clergy and faithful to meet the man who will lead the diocese of 220,000 registered Catholics.

To see the Evening Prayer Booklet, please click the link below:

Installation Mass Livestream

Friday’s Mass of Installation will begin livestreaming at 1:55 p.m.

The Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout’s December Press Conference

Pope Francis, named the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, to serve as the Catholic Diocese of Richmond’s 13th bishop. His Mass of Installation will be celebrated Friday, January 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.

Bishop-designate Knestout was introduced at a press conference Dec. 5, 2017. You can watch the recording of the press conference here.

Read more about our new bishop here and statements from his brother bishops here.

To see the Installation Mass Booklet, please click the link below: