WELCOME BACK! Bishop Knestout has a message for the faithful as we join as a family back in the church. Click on the picture of the Sanctuary at Good Shepherd to be redirected to his message.
IMPORTANT STATEMENT FROM THE BISHOPS AND THE ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON regarding the Obligation to attend Mass
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2023 Annual Diocesan Appeal: "Sharing His Love with Others" March 19, 2023
Please join our Annual Diocesan Appeal so that we may fulfill Jesus' command in today's Gospel to "do the works of God" (John 9:4). There is no higher work than liturgy. The word Liturgy means "work for the people." God's work works for us, too! Help our Appeal, so we can keep doing them. God bless you for it.
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Following the listening sessions held throughout the diocese in October 2019, Bishop Barry C. Knestout renewed his commitment to leading the Diocese of Richmond with transparency, faith and direct action. A webpage has been created to help the faithful stay informed of the diocese’s response to the present crisis in the Church. A video interview with Bishop as he answers the faithful’s most frequently asked questions, a timeline of actions taken within the diocese to address the crisis, and resources to learn how Bishop Knestout is answering the call for accountability is available at www.richmonddiocese.org/diocese-response.
BISHOP'S STATEMENT REGARDING ABUSE: Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of misconduct or abuse on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1(833) 454-9064, and reach out to the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.
VIRTUS REGISTRATION To register for VIRTUS training, click on the image to the left to be directed to the website. All volunteers and employees working with or around children must be VIRTUS trained.
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