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1st Annual Lumen Christi Legacy Society Mass & Dinner

The Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Richmond held its first Lumen Christi Legacy Society Mass and Dinner at the Pastoral Center in Richmond on November 20th.  This special event recognized and thanked individuals who have named their parish and the Church in their estate plans.  With 103 founding members of this Society, we...


Stella Maris Society Launches

The Stella Maris Society was established to recognize supporters who have contributed $25,000 or more to the needs of our parishes, schools, and/or larger ministries of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.  Donations often take the form of donor-named funds designated for specific purposes; they can also be realized through outright gifts. Stella Maris means “Star...


First Parish to Honor Lumen Christi Legacy Society Members

St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Glen Allen was one of three pilot parishes to work with Maggie F. Keenan, Ed.D.  on developing their legacy giving program.  The pilot program ran from September 2017 to June 2018.  Since then, St. Michael’s developed their 5 year legacy giving program plan with Maggie and rolled out the...


Reflections on the Living Our Mission Campaign

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Since arriving and being installed as Bishop of Richmond, I have spent time visiting and getting to know the people, Catholic institutions and history of the Diocese.  I have witnessed firsthand the vibrancy, dedication, and competence of all those who support this Church in its catechetical, sacramental, charitable, and administrative efforts....


A Very Special Legacy Story at St. Michael the Archangel Parish

We piloted a Parish Legacy Giving Program in FY 2017-2018.  St. Michael the Archangel (Glen Allen), Church of the Epiphany (Chesterfield) and Church of the Visitation (Topping) were selected to participate.  The pilot program started in September, 2017 and ended May, 2018.  Each parish had a Legacy Giving Committee that worked with Maggie F. Keenan,...


Forming Generous Disciples

Last year, the Catholic Community Foundation created a program for Hispanic communities called “Forming Generous Disciples”. At its heart, the program was designed to engage our Hispanic communities in learning more about stewardship and taking the next step of putting the ideas into practice. This 5 week program walked parishes through a process that included...


Legacy Giving Program Webinar

The CCF’s Legacy Giving Pilot Parish program concluded this May.  You can hear about the successes of the program from Reverend Gerry Kaagwa, Pastor of Church of the Visitation-Topping in the webinar video below.  Church of the Epiphany and St. Michael the Archangel also participated in the pilot program.  We are excited and encouraged for...


Pope Francis Appoints the 13th Bishop of Richmond

With great joy, the Diocese of Richmond announces the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, as the 13th Bishop of Richmond. Bishop-designate Knestout and Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, Diocesan Administrator, will hold a 10 a.m. press conference today in the Kelly Room at...


Thinking about a Year-End Gift? How about an IRA Charitable Rollover?

Don’t forget! You still have time to make a tax-deductible gift to your parish, Catholic school or ministry.  If you have an IRA and you’re 70 ½ years old, you can make a gift through an IRA Charitable Rollover. It helps you and it helps us. How it helps you: it can lower your taxable income...


2017 Annual Appeal Success!

Thanks to all the efforts of our pastors, volunteers and parish staff members, the 2017 Annual Appeal has been a tremendous success! Here are the highlights: Total Goal:  $2,671471 Total Raised: $3,993,302 Percentage of Goal:  149.5% Number of Donors:  18,238 Parishes Over Target:  115 of 146 We truly appreciate everything you all have done to...