Arlington, Richmond dioceses invite all to come together
for dialogue, prayer with, and for, elected leaders and Virginia
With the 2017 elections over, our attention returns to how Catholics can make a difference in the public square. Our faith compels us to work for the common good through civil, civic engagement and, most especially, through prayer for both our public leaders and the needs of Virginia.
In an increasingly polarized society, Catholics are called to engage in honest and respectful discussions about the most critical issues – especially with those whose views differ – and to never cease praying. During the upcoming 2018 General Assembly session, the Virginia Catholic Conference, which represents Virginia’s bishops and their two dioceses, invite parishioners to come to Richmond for dialogue and prayer.
Throughout General Assembly 2018 session: Catholics in the Capital – meet your legislators any weekday Jan. 10-March 2, 2018. We’ll provide updates on our high priority issues, talking points, advocacy tips, and suggestions for other activities while you’re in Richmond.
Mid-point of GA 2018 session: Third annual Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth - 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, VA. Join us, Catholics from throughout Virginia, people of all faiths and public leaders for evening prayer, followed by a wine and appetizers reception. This liturgy presents a meaningful way to conclude a day of Catholics in the Capital advocacy in Richmond, and an opportunity to meet legislators in both prayerful and relaxed settings.
Stay tuned for registration information and additional details about Catholics in the Capital 2018 and Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth.
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In prayer and in public, your voices are urgently needed to bring Gospel values to bear on vital decisions being made by those who represent you.
~~~The Virginia Catholic Conference is the public policy agency representing Virginia’s Catholic bishops and their two dioceses.