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Statement from His Excellency, The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, on the Death of Bishop Emeritus David E. Foley

4/18/18

Richmond, Va. – The following is a statement from The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of Richmond, where Bishop Emeritus David E. Foley served as Auxiliary Bishop from 1986-1994 before his appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham. “I met Bishop Foley a number of years ago when he served as a priest…

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Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation: Rejoice and Be Glad

4/9/18

President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Welcomes Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation on Holiness in the Contemporary World; Rejoice and Be Glad April 9, 2018 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is welcoming the release of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Rejoice…

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Join in Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Church Bell Tolls; April 4

4/3/18

April 3, 2018 WASHINGTON—On April 4th at 7:05 pm (EDT), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will join in solidarity with the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by tolling the Shrine’s bells 39 times to honor the number of years Dr. King…

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Holy Week 2018

3/23/18

Join His Excellency, Bishop Barry Knestout, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart during Holy Week. Begins March 25th with Palm Sunday, also called Passion Sunday. Chrism Mass is March 26th at 6:00 pm Holy Thursday, March 29th at 7 pm, we remember the Lord’s Last Supper and Institution of the Eucharist. Good Friday, March…

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Home Missions Grant Application Deadline is May 11, 2018

3/23/18

Dear Pastors, Senior Pastoral Associates and Administrators: The Diocese of Richmond has grant funds available from its Home Mission Program, funded by the annual collection for Home Missions and the Annual Appeal. These funds are available to mission parishes (a list of these parishes can be found on the diocesan website under the Propagation of…

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U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Chairmen Deeply Disappointed by Congress’ Failure to Enact the Conscience Protection Act

3/22/18

March 22, 2018 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty, reacted with deep disappointment to the news that a very modest but critical piece of legislation—the Conscience…

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A Lenten Walk from Richmond Virginia to Port Au Prince, Haiti

3/22/18

With many Haiti twinning relationships within our Diocese, there is a great way to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Haiti this lent. To do this, the Church of Redeemer in Mechanicsville is inviting everyone for a virtual walk from Mechanicsville, Virginia to Port-Au-Prince in Haiti which is a 1,345 miles long. Each…

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Chrism Mass Invitation

3/20/18

March 20, 2018 Dear friends in Christ: I am pleased to invite you to attend the annual Chrism Mass on Monday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.  This invitation is extended to all the Clergy, Parishioners, the Elect, Confirmation Candidates, and Sponsors. The annual Chrism Mass is a unique…

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Deacon Marshall Banks Funeral Arrangements

3/15/18

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon Marshall Banks who died on March 11th. A permanent deacon of the Diocese of Richmond for 15 years, Deacon Banks served at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart until his retirement in 2015. Funeral arrangements are as follows: At the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart​…

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USCCB Chairmen Call Faithful to Prayer and Action

3/6/18

Chairmen Call Faithful to Prayer and Action Urging Congress to Enact the Conscience Protection Act March 6, 2018 WASHINGTON–Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty urge the…

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