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Weather Update: Mass of Atonement and Ordination of Permanent Deacons

September 14, 2018

The National Hurricane Center says that the path of Hurricane Florence has shifted and will make landfall farther south into the Carolinas.

The Diocese of Richmond will hold both weekend events at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond:
The Mass of Atonement, Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., and the Ordination of Permanent Deacons, Sat. Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m.

The Mass of Atonement will be streamed live from the Cathedral, and you can view the Mass on the Diocese webpage, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. Visit to find the links.

The Ordination of Permanent Deacons will not be livestreamed; however, coverage of the Mass will be provided in The Catholic Virginian.

Hazardous conditions are still possible in Virginia. Due to the size of the storm, you are urged to check with your local and state emergency management websites  for further updates on conditions in Virginia. Please also monitor the Virginia Department of Transportation for the latest information on road and travel conditions.

Additionally, Bishop Knestout is planning regional Mass of Atonement services in the coming weeks around the Commonwealth. More information will be provided at a later time and posted on the diocese webpage.

We continue to keep all who are in the path of Hurricane Florence in our prayers.