As part of the New Evangelization it is important that both the laity and the ordained continually challenge ourselves to infuse the Gospel into our culture. This new interactive monthly webinar is designed to explore a variety of topics related to the joys and challenges that we experience in the face of Jesus’ challenge to “Go, and make disciples…”.
Tune in and participate in the interactive content. You can ask questions and engage in discussion around topics of interest to you. Or just sign up and keep it on in the background while you work and tune in when something catches your ear.
Sign up today…it’s FREE! Each webinar will take place from 2:30pm – 3:30pm and will be recorded. In order to receive the recording, you must be sure to register even if you can’t attend the live session.
For more information, or to register, click HERE.
The Diocesan Work Camp is a weeklong camp experience for high school youth to serve our brothers and sisters in need by making their homes safer, warmer, drier, and greener while also having the opportunity to grow in our Catholic faith.
Work Camp is not just a youth event. It is an opportunity for parishes to make a difference in the lives of those in need right here in our diocese while encouraging youth to answer their baptismal call to serve others.
For more information, contact the Office for Evangelization.
The Event has been canceled and will be rescheduled again in the fall.
The Saint George Trek is The National Catholic Committee on Scouting high adventure Catholic leadership program for older Catholic Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members at Philmont Scout Ranch. The program brings Catholic high school youth from around the country together with selected priests, religious and seminarians for eleven days of backpacking in the context of a vocation retreat.
The Saint George Trek begins in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the participants get to know one another, train, have fun, and pray. Then it’s off to Philmont Scout Ranch where they will hike the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains. While hiking, they will experience a program that is designed to encourage the integration of morality, values, spirituality, faith, scripture and vocation in their lives as young Catholic Men and Women. Before returning home they will be asked to commit their own continued discernment as well as bringing their experiences home to their respective dioceses, so they can become effective peer leaders and role models for their fellow scouts.
The Diocese of Richmond will sponsor as many as two Boy Scouts or Venture Crew members for participation in the Trek. Please download the application for the 2017 Trek.
As a part of the outreach efforts of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, the Steubenville Summer Youth Conferences provide a unique opportunity to gather with teenagers from across the nation in Catholic community. The conference combines awesome talks, incredible music, praise and worship, time for prayer and fellowship, entertainment and liturgies. Since 1976, Franciscan University has sponsored youth conferences across the United States. This year, there will be 21 different conferences held throughout the United States and Canada that will host over 36,000 young people. At some conferences, Franciscan University partners with other Catholic youth organizations to host the conference. The Diocese of Richmond will attend the Steubenville Atlanta Youth Conference, which is co-sponsored by Life Teen, Inc.
This year’s theme is Elevate, based on the scripture verse: “Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5). From His throne in heaven to the depths of your heart, these words of Jesus are an invitation for you to receive the new life that He alone can give. He is longing to elevate your life above the things of this world — to help you overcome fear, anxiety, confusion and doubt. He wants to break the things that hold you down and give you freedom from sin. He is calling you to follow Him and enter into a transforming experience with His love, grace, and mercy! He can make you new! This summer, join over 50,000 other Catholic teens at one of our 25 youth conferences and experience the joy of following Christ and being elevated by His love.
For more information, please contact the Office for Evangelization.