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Prayer Service for Racial Healing – Livestream

6/8/20

Deacon Charles Williams, director, Office for Black Catholics, leads us in a Thursday evening (June 11) Prayer Service for Racial Healing. The program is streamed live at 7:30 p.m. The virtual prayer service can be viewed on our livestream page at the following:  www.richmonddiocese.org/livestream or on our YouTube channel. We join our voice in prayer…

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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Begins Review into Allegations Against Four Retired or Inactive Priests

6/8/20

For immediate release June 8, 2020 Catholic Diocese of Richmond Begins Review into Allegations Against Four Retired or Inactive Priests (RICHMOND, Va.) – The Catholic Diocese of Richmond announced today (June 8), it has begun a review into allegations of child sexual abuse involving four retired or inactive priests. None of the accused priests are…

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U.S. Bishops Receive Call of Encouragement and Assurances of Prayer from Pope Francis in the Wake of Social Unrest in the United States

6/3/20

June 3, 2020 WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops received a call from Pope Francis today, where the Holy Father expressed his prayers and closeness to the Church and the people of the United States in this moment of unrest. Archbishop Gomez shared…

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Seminarian Summer 2020 Assignments

6/2/20

Please keep our seminarians in your prayers this summer! Continuing Pastoral Year Assignments (ends August 2020) Dillon Bruce                  Rev. Msgr. William Carr                            St. Bridget, Richmond Armando Herrera      Rev. John David Ramsey                           St. Benedict, Richmond Alex Jimenez                 Very Rev. Danny Cogut,…

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Bicentennial Ordinations on July 11

6/2/20

  We are pleased to invite you to join us via livestream for the ordination of two men for the Diocese of Richmond and one man for the Diocese of Zacatecoluca on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond. The Mass will also commemorate the bicentennial…

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Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on George Floyd and the Protests in American Cities

5/31/20

May 31, 2020 WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement on George Floyd and the protests in American cities that have taken place over the last several days. This follows the Friday statement from seven U.S. bishop chairmen of…

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Bishop Knestout Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Unrest in Richmond

5/30/20

May 30, 2020 Bishop Knestout Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Unrest in Richmond “Like you, I have been distressed, angered and heartbroken by what has transpired with the images we have seen coming from Minneapolis and across our country.  The loss of George Floyd’s life is unacceptable and heartbreaking. We pray for the repose…

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U.S. Bishop Chairmen Statement in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests

5/29/20

Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests Immediate Release: May 29, 2020 WASHINGTON – Seven U.S. bishop chairmen of committees within the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued a statement in the wake of the death of Mr. George Floyd and the protests which have broken…

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Catholic school teachers honored in virtual ceremony

5/28/20

Brian Olszewski, Editor, The Catholic Virginian Catholic school teachers from across the diocese, their principals and guests gathered virtually on Wednesday, May 13 for the third annual Excellence in Catholic Education awards presented by the Office of Catholic Schools. During his opening remarks, Bishop Barry C. Knestout expressed his gratitude to the nominees for their…

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Un Mensaje del Obispo Knestout/La celebración de misas públicas se reanuda en la diócesi de Richmond

5/15/20

15 de mayo 2020 Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo: Con gran alegría nos reuniremos de nuevo en nuestras parroquias para la celebración de la misa dominical, a partir del fin de semana del 23 al 24 de mayo, en esta diócesis, celebramos la Fiesta de la Ascensión. Estas últimas ocho semanas han sido un…

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