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Strangers No Longer Festival 2012. Some Burundi and Burmese children play together at our first intercultural festival. We worked with 5 Richmond parishes, and CCC to make this event a success. More
Migrant Ministry 2012
to the Office of Justice and Peace.
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
Our ministries of direct service and action for justice include the following priorities.
News & Events
Fortnight for Freedom 2013!!
A second Fortnight for Freedom will be observed from June 21 (the vigil of the feasts of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher) to July 4 (Independence Day). As it did at last year’s, this Fortnight seeks to reawaken the spiritual energies of our Diocese to ensure that our Church and every woman, man and child in our country and abroad enjoys the basic human right to freedom of religion and conscience.
Click here to access the Suggested Activities for the Fortnight developed by the Office of Justice and Peace for parishes in the Diocese of Richmond!Additionally, Bishop DiLorenzo will celebrate a Mass for Religious Freedom at 9:00am on Sunday, June 23rd at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, VA. All are welcome.
2013 Fuel and Hunger Fund Grantees
The Office of Justice and Peace is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's first round of Fuel and Hunger Fund Grants. The Fuel and Hunger Fund is made possible by the Annual Diocesan Appeal and supports Catholic outreach and ministry programs serving children, families in need and the elderly in communities across the Diocese. Funds provide meals and groceries and help people with heating, rent or shelter. Click here for the list of grantees and award amounts.
Many thanks to this year's Fuel and Hunger Review Team: Mr.
Frank McKinney, Holy Spirit, Virginia Beach; Fr. Daniel Klem,
Sacred Heart, Norfolk; Ms. Diane
Atkins, Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville; Mr. Nick Stein,
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond; Ms. Bridget Davis, St.
Thomas Aquinas, Charlottesville; Ms. Colleen Hernandez, Our Lady
of Nazareth, Roanoke.
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Since the mid 1980s the Diocese of Richmond has embarked on a global solidarity partnership with Haiti. Visit our Haiti Outreach site.