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For updates on the impact of the coronavirus on social ministry throughout the Diocese, please visit: OSM Coronavirus Updates


Mission Statement

Inspired and nourished by the Gospel and the Church’s teaching, we empower parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond to discern and respond to the needs of their communities and promote the dignity of all human persons through direct service, legislative advocacy, community organizing, and global solidarity.


2020 Social Ministry Retreat: The Transformative Power of the Spirit

 

Day 1: Walking with God Through Prayer
Prayers Provided by Diane Atkins
Psalm 86

Day 2: Seeking God’s Will Through Intentional Discernment
Talk by Dennis Beeman
The Daily Examen
Book Recommendations from Dennis Beeman:

    • The Discerning Heart: Exploring the Christian Path by Noreen Cannon and Wilkie Au
    • Discernment: A Path to Spiritual Awakening by Rose Mary Dougherty
    • Prayer: Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rolheiser
    • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

 

Day 3: Spirit in Action: Standing With and for Others in Need
Talk by Father Jim Curran
Lectio Divina
Scripture Reading: Matthew 14:22-33


Regional Social Ministry Gatherings

The Office of Social Ministries will continue hosting virtual all-region gatherings on Zoom. The purpose of these gatherings is to bring clergy, paid social ministers, and social ministry volunteers together to share ideas, learn about new programs, network, and fellowship with those involved in social ministry. You can access recordings of the past meetings below.

 


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