Events Category

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.

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 […]

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

All are invited to the prayer service for the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. The prayer hour will take place at the Saint Matthew Catholic Church Grotto and Memorial sites to aborted children located at 3314 Sandra Lane in Virginia Beach. Please come and pray. For any […]

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.