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Please Pray for Rev. Gerard Creedon


Rev. Gerard Creedon died on November 16, 2017. He was a priest of the Diocese of Richmond until the establishment of the Diocese of Arlington in 1974. Please pray for the repose of his soul. May he rest in peace. You can read more about Father Creedon here:  

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Pope Francis Prays for People of Iraq and Iran


Vatican City – In the two messages signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis says he “was deeply saddened” by news of the 7.3-magnitude earthquake which struck the border region between Iran and Iraq.   Message – Iraq: His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the severe earthquake which…

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President of USCCB Responds to Mass Shooting in Texas


  WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting during a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “Earlier today, we heard of the mass shooting at the Baptist Church in Sutherland…

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Statement on the Emerging Crisis in Puerto Rico


WASHINGTON—In a November 2 statement, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chair of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Anchorage, Alaska, Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions, called on Catholics and people of good will across the United States to remember those…

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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Pham Thuy


Reverend Pham Q. Thuy, a retired priest of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the age of 81. Father Thuy was born on July 10, 1936, in Hanoi, Vietnam. He was educated at Puginier Elementary School in Hanoi, and Mossard High School in Saigon.  He graduated from Hue University…

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USCCB Calls for Prayer for those Impacted by California Wildfires


October 12, 2017 WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, asked for prayers for favorable weather and assistance for those impacted by devastating fires raging through Northern California. Bishop Dewane’s full statement follows: “Do not fear: I am with…

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Funeral Arrangements for Deacon Scarletto


Funeral arrangements for Deacon Frederick Scarletto, a deacon of the Diocese of Richmond who died on Tuesday, are as follows: Funeral Mass will be on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Visitation before Mass begins at 5:30 PM. Reception to follow Mass. Saint Thomas More Catholic Church 3015 Roundelay Road Lynchburg, VA 24502-2036 434-237-5911…

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Diocesan Administrator Very Reverend Monsignor Mark Richard Lane Statement on Las Vegas Shooting


We mourn for all who lost their lives or were injured in the horrific actions that took place in Las Vegas. We lift our voices in prayer on this Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels whom we ask to watch over us, to guide us, and bring consolation to all who are grieving. We pray…

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Diocesan Administrator Announces Special Collection for Hurricane Irma victims


September 18, 2017 Richmond, VA – Diocesan Administrator, the Very Rev. Monsignor Mark Richard Lane has asked parishes across the Catholic Diocese of Richmond to take up a special collection to help in the relief efforts following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Irma. “In the past week, we have watched as another hurricane, Hurricane Irma,…

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USCCB Statement in Wake of Hurricanes; Encourage Prayers and Support


September 12, 2017   WASHINGTON—In the wake of two devastating hurricanes in just two weeks, the Executive Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released the following statement:   “With lives and livelihoods still at risk in Texas, Florida, the Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean, we pray for the safety and care of…

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