Life Planning Seminars

What is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary care? What should I consider with an Advance Medical Directive or health care proxy? Join us on August 7 to find out.

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Emmaus Ministry

Join us in a warm and loving environment with others who know something of your pain. One-day retreats from 9:30 am-7:00 pm are available in seveeral locations.

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Life Planning Seminars

The Diocese of Richmond is hosting a Life Planning Seminar series intended for anyone who would like to learn more about a number of issues that may come as one nears the end of life and considers long-term care. Some of the topics that will be addressed include: caring for an aging parent or spouse […]

Sidewalk Advocates for Life

On Saturday, February 3 at Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Roanoke, we are hosting a free training event provided through Sidewalk Advocates for Life. This training is designed for anyone involved in prayer ministry outside of abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood clinics. Anyone who is involved with the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil campaign […]

Young Couples Retreat

At this time, the Young Couples Retreat is at capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact the Center for Marriage, Family and Life at (804) 622-5109 or Come ​join ​us ​for ​the ​Young ​Couples ​Retreat ​at ​Wintergreen ​Resort ​on ​April ​13 ​– ​14, ​2018. ​This ​retreat ​is ​an ​opportunity ​for ​couples ​married ​7 ​years ​or ​less ​to ​refocus ​on ​your ​relationship, ​celebrate ​your ​marriage, ​and ​engage ​your ​faith. ​ The ​retreat ​leaders ​will ​be ​Paul ​and ​Gretchen ​George. ​Paul ​and ​Gretchen ​have ​spent ​the ​past ​20 ​years ​helping ​people ​discover ​the ​“art ​of ​living” ​through ​searching ​themselves, ​discovering ​a ​personal ​relationship ​with ​Jesus ​Christ, ​and ​finding ​true ​happiness. ​Throughout ​these ​years, ​Paul ​has ​served ​in ​various ​capacities ​including: ​president ​of ​a ​non-profit, ​speaker, ​mentor, ​consultant, ​coach, ​author, ​diocesan ​director, ​youth ​minister ​and ​college ​campus ​minister. ​But ​Paul’s ​role ​as ​a ​husband ​and ​father ​is ​his ​most ​cherished. ​His ​personal ​mission ​is ​to ​love ​God, ​his ​wife, ​his ​children ​and ​his ​neighbors ​as ​God ​loves ​me. ​After ​receiving ​an ​undergraduate ​degree ​in ​education ​and ​a ​master’s ​degree ​in ​Theological ​Studies ​from ​the ​University ​of ​Dallas, ​Paul ​is ​blessed ​to ​have ​found ​a ​way ​to ​combine ​his ​love ​of ​teaching ​and ​serving ​others ​with ​his ​ability ​to ​inspire ​and ​ignite ​change ​in ​the ​lives ​of ​those ​around ​him. Paul ​and ​Gretchen ​have ​been ​married ​for ​over ​twenty ​years. ​They ​have ​five ​children: ​Marie, ​Jacob, ​Sarah, ​Clare ​and ​Addie. ​Through ​Christ, ​marriage ​and ​family ​has ​radically ​transformed ​them ​and ​they ​have ​found ​that ​there ​is ​no ​greater ​joy ​than ​to ​be ​loved ​unconditionally ​and ​to ​love ​unconditionally ​despite ​shortcomings. Registration costs $150 per couple and ​includes ​all ​meals, ​a ​hotel ​room, ​and ​access ​to ​Wintergreen ​amenities. ​Mass, ​​Reconciliation, ​keynote ​presentations, ​and ​couple’s ​time ​will ​all ​be ​included ​in ​the ​retreat. Refunds ​for ​cancellations ​will ​not ​be ​available ​after ​March ​15, ​2018.

Family and the Domestic Church

Healthy family life grounded in God’s plan for marriage between one man and one woman is the backbone of a healthy society. The family is the privileged place in which people encounter Jesus and grow closer to Him. The Church takes this revelation seriously and seeks to provide good pastoral care for families at all stages of life.