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Announcement: April Clergy Assignment

4/13/20

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2020 New Appointment for Pastor of St. Joseph in Martinsville and St. Francis of Assisi in Rocky Mount (RICHMOND, Va.) – The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of Richmond, has announced the following clergy appointment: Reverend Mark White, from pastor of St. Joseph in Martinsville and St. Francis of…

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UPDATE: Diocesan Review Board Concludes Investigation of Rev. Msgr. Raymond A. Barton, Retired

4/13/20

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2020 Diocesan Review Board Concludes Investigation of Rev. Msgr. Raymond A. Barton Retired Priest Name Not Added to Diocesan List of Clergy with a Credible and Substantiated Allegation of Child Sexual Abuse   (RICHMOND, Va.) – Following a lengthy investigation by the Diocesan Review Board, Bishop Barry C. Knestout of…

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A different kind of Easter celebration

4/13/20

Brian T. Olszewski | The Catholic Virginian | April 13, 2020 The Triduum and Easter didn’t change, but how Catholics in the Diocese of Richmond and throughout the world celebrated them did. Due to COVID-19 and restrictions on gatherings due to concern about its spread, public Masses have been suspended in the diocese since March…

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Holy Days Celebrated with Faithful Through Livestream

4/12/20

Bishop Knestout Celebrates 2020 Holy Day Liturgies and Easter Sunday Mass via Livestream to Reach Diocesan Faithful   Easter Sunday Mass | April 12 Livestream of Mass:   Holy Saturday | Easter Vigil  Livestream of Mass:    Good Friday | The Passion of the Lord    Livestream of Good Friday Liturgy:     Holy Thursday…

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Un Mensaje de Pascua del Obispo Barry C. Knestout 2020

4/11/20

Queridos hermanos y hermanas, Yo siempre estoy lleno de un tremendo agradecimiento por la tecnología que me permite conectarme directamente con ustedes mientras celebramos esta temporada de Pascua, nuestra temporada de salvación. Pero yo se que para ustedes, así como para mí, no se siente como la Pascua este año. El aire cálido es invitador…

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Governor’s Signature of Abortion Bills

4/11/20

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued the following statement on the Governor’s signature of abortion legislation yesterday    April 11, 2020  Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued…

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U.S. Bishops Cancel June Assembly in Detroit

4/8/20

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2020 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) were scheduled to gather for their Spring General Assembly in Detroit, June 10-12. Given the current situation with the Coronavirus that has been classified by the World Health Organization as a pandemic, the Administrative Committee of the USCCB voted earlier this week to…

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President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Releases Message for Holy Week 2020

4/3/20

April 3, 2020 WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement for Holy Week. Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows: “Future generations will look back on this as the long Lent of 2020, a time when disease and death suddenly darkened…

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USCCB President Calls for National Moment of Prayer on Good Friday

4/2/20

Faithful Encouraged to Pray Litany of the Sacred Heart April 2, 2020 WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited the faithful to join him in a moment of prayer on Good Friday (April 10) to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart….

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Palm Sunday to Easter Livestream Schedule

3/31/20

All of the services listed below will be streamed live on the diocesan Facebook page and YouTube communication platforms.* Visit www.richmonddiocese.org/livestream to connect. LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE: Palm Sunday, April 5, 10 a.m. The Passion of the Lord, Bishop Knestout presiding Chrism Mass, moved to July 11, 2020 Holy Thursday, April 9, 6:00 p.m. Mass of the…

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