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Five Ordained Priests – Significant Moment for Richmond Diocese

6/1/19

Please enjoy these video highlights from the 2019 priesthood ordination!  June 1, 2019 Ordination of 5 priests ‘significant moment’ for diocese Calling it a “significant moment” in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Bishop Barry C. Knestout ordained five priests Saturday, June 1, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. The ordained are: Fathers…

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Diocesan News on the May 31 Shooting in Virginia Beach

5/31/19

June 6, 2019 The Holy Father has offered his condolences to the community of Virginia Beach. Bishop Knestout thanked Pope Francis for his prayers and sympathies on behalf of the faithful. Letter From Pope Francis Bishop Knestout’s Response   Updated & For Immediate Release:  June 2, 2019 Bishop Knestout Visits and Celebrates Mass with Two Virginia…

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Release 2018 Annual Report on the Protection of Children and Young People

5/31/19

May 31, 2019 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has released their 2018 Annual Report – Findings and Recommendations on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The report is based on the audit findings of StoneBridge Business Partners, a specialty consulting firm…

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U.S. Bishops’ Chairman Expresses Sorrow, Urges Prayers and Support for Recovery, After Deadly Tornadoes Hit Missouri and Storms Damage Other States in the Midwest

5/28/19

May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON—After tornadoes killed three people in Missouri and storms brought devastation to parts of the Midwest and areas from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida and Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed grief over the lives…

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2019 Priest Ordination Livestream Recording

5/20/19

UPDATE: Our livestream has concluded. You can still view the recorded livestream and liturgy guide below or visit our YouTube Channel to watch all our videos. ————————————————— The priesthood ordination begins at 10:30 a.m. Please view the worship guide to follow along with the liturgy.    On Saturday, June 1, Bishop Barry Knestout will…

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Newly-ordained to Celebrate Masses of Thanksgiving on June 2

5/20/19

Each of the five priests being ordained on Saturday, June 1, will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Diocese of Richmond on Sunday, June 2. At least one Mass will be celebrated in each of the vicariates. The celebrants, Mass locations and times are: Tochi Iwuji, St. Thomas More, Lynchburg, 11 a.m. Chris Masla,…

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Anthony Ferguson Ordained to the Diaconate

5/18/19

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. Jn. 12:26 On Saturday, May 18, Bishop Barry C. Knestout ordained Anthony Ferguson, 30, of Richmond to the Order of Diaconate. The ordination took place at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart where dozens of family, friends, priests, permanent…

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Virginia Catholic Conference Statement on New Federal District Court Order

5/15/19

May 15, 2019 In an unexpected May 14 Order, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson reversed his own dangerous ruling of May 6 which had put Virginia’s women at even greater risk of harm from surgical abortion. However, this action only means that the question of whether or not physicians-only may perform first-trimester and second-trimester abortions will be…

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Office of Christian Formation Hosts Workshop on Maturing Adult Faith Formation

5/15/19

May 15, 2019 This morning, the Office of Christian Formation hosted “A New Vision for Maturing Adult Faith Formation,” a workshop presented by Dr. Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D., PCSG. The workshop focused on providing successful maturing adult faith formation that lifts parishioners up, helps them stay connected with God and highlights the positive aspects of…

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Excellence in Education Awards Presented by Office of Catholic Schools

5/10/19

The Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Catholic Schools honored 22 teachers at its second annual Excellence in Catholic Education Awards dinner, Thursday, May 9, at the Roslyn Center. The regional winners are: Deb Miller, St. Anne, Bristol; Kathleen Hill, Our Lady of Lourdes, Richmond; Annie Gallagher, Catholic High School, Virginia Beach. Deb Miller Kathleen Hill…

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