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Diocese Schedules Virtual Holy Week Mission

Bishop Barry C. Knestout has announced an opportunity for spiritual enrichment with a diocesan-wide, virtual Holy Week mission. Hosted by Deacon Anthony Ferguson, the mission will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6, 7 and 8, and feature presentations by Msgr. Tom Miller, Father Matt Kiehl and Father Michael Renninger, respectively. There will also be talks by four lay speakers and music provided by local choirs. Time for discussion and activities at home are also a part of each evening.  Scroll down to find information on how to connect to the Mission and for resources for each night.

Holy Week Mission

Resources and Live Streaming Information

Connect to the Virtual Mission (available starting at 6:20 pm each night):


Optional Resources to Assist You Each Night:


Monday Night Tuesday Night Wednesday Night
Children’s Activities View / Download the Resource View / Download the Resource View / Download the Resource
Opening Hymn Performed by Our Lady of Nazareth, Roanoke Performed by the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Norfolk Performed by Immaculate Conception, Hampton
Closing Hymn Performed by Saint Anne, Bristol Performed by The John Hopke Worship Band Performed by Sacred Heart, Richmond
Evening Prayer View / Download the Resource View / Download the Resource View / Download the Resource
Recorded Session Rewatch Monday’s session Rewatch Tuesday’s session Rewatch Wednesday’s session


Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. What if I can’t attend the virtual mission live on one or more of the nights? Will it be recorded and available for me to view later?
      Yes! Each night will be recorded and should be available here for viewing within 24 hours. 
    2. Do I need anything so I can fully participate in the mission?
      All you’ll need is an open heart and an internet connection. You can access the mission through any device that is connected to the internet. There are additional resources posted above that you are welcome to download either before or after the mission. Anything you need will be shown on the screen so you can fully participate real-time. 
    3. Is there a cost to participate?
      There is no cost to participate; however, we encourage you to consider offering a donation to your local parish through e-giving to help sustain the good ministry that is happening there. You can visit your local parish or to make a donation. Your help is greatly appreciated. 
    4. How can I offer feedback on the Mission?
      Help us to continue to grow and learn from this experience! Send any feedback you have to [email protected]. 
    5. What else is the Diocese offering so I can participate more fully in Holy Week?
      In addition to the programming offered and livestreaming of Mass offered this week; Bishop Knestout will be livestreaming Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday. More details can be found here: 
    6. Will there be more virtual events and programs like this in the future?
      Many parishes are already doing many great events and programs virtually during this uncertain time. The diocese will periodically offer virtual events and programs, so stay tuned to  for more information.


Send an email to [email protected].