Sidewalk Advocates

On February 3 at Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Roanoke we host a free training for those interested learning how to be sidewalk advocates for life.

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Couple’s Retreat

Registration is open for couples married 7 years or less! Come and join us at Wintergreen Resort for a weekend of renewal.

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Registration Open

Join us for the Diocesan Men’s Conference hosted at Saint Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg on March 17, 2018!

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Respect Life Contest

Grades 7-12 and College Students in the Diocese are welcome to participate in the Respect Life Essay and Video Contest. This year’s theme is: “Humanae Vitae… 50 years later.”

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March for Life Buses

Find a parish near you that is coordinating a bus of pilgrims to attend the March for Life in January!

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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

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, ​Adoration, ​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. Registration will open in January.

Catholic Women’s Conference

Register Today! Overview For the 5th year the diocese is hosting a diocesan-wide Catholic Women’s Conference! This is a one-day conference for all women over 18 years old to come together for a day of fellowship, prayer, and learning. Join us on Saturday, November 4. Registration Cost The $40 early bird registration is now available […]

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.