2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal: Building Our Family of Faith
During the week of February 11, 2018, many of you received a letter from Bishop Knestout asking for your support of the 2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal. We hope you will give prayerful consideration to this request.
An important aspect of the Appeal is that all parishes received back a portion of their funds collected to be used for important local priorities. The monies we receive from the Appeal are part of our operating budget, assisting in maintaining our church and many ministries.
The Appeal not only provides an opportunity for you to support important ministries that impact many programs outside of our parish boundaries, it also supports the services the Diocese provides directly to our parish. In complement to the funds returned to our parish through the parish sharing formula, the Appeal also benefits us through the following ministries and programs. Over the last year we have received the Family Life, Fuel and Hunger, Migrant Ministry and Respect Life grants from the diocese.
All pledges can be paid in ten monthly installments which makes it easy to support the important ministries of our Diocesan Church while also supporting our parish needs.
Thank you for your partnership in the 2018 Appeal.
Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop for Richmond Diocese
RICHMOND, Va. - With great joy, the Diocese of Richmond announces the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, as the thirteenth bishop of Richmond. The Mass of Installation was celebrated at 2 p.m. Jan. 12, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.
Please keep Bishop Knestout in your prayers.
A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, sponsored by Church of the Epiphany, will be held Mar. 9-11
This retreat is for women and men who have known regret, sorrow, guilt, or shame from abortion. The weekend combines living scripture meditations, spiritual exercises, and discussions
in a guided process that leads to the heart of God’s love and compassion. If you would like to learn more about this retreat you can contact Marty Montgomery-Jennings at 804-704-0429, or Maggie Carlson at 804-432-2589 or email: RV4hope@gmail.com. Visit our website: www.rachelsvineyard.org. Inquiries, registration and participation are strictly confidential. Comment from a retreat participant:
"This retreat has been incredibly powerful spiritual, emotional, mentally. Emotion provoking, spiritually awakening....and the entire time you are here you feel the presence of God and the Son and the Holy Spirit."