Christmas Mass Times 2023

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Virginia State Elections are on November 2, 2021

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On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Virginians will cast ballots to elect their governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. In order to help voters prepare for these elections the Virginia Catholic Conference has released its 2021 voter education materials

Click HERE for Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge and Richmond Bishop Barry Knestout’s pre election letter

The conference is pleased to share its three separate side-by-side comparison of the positions of candidates for state offices:

Prayer Before An Election

Lord God, as the election approaches,
we seek to understand better the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country,
and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness
so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters,
one and equal in dignity,
especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty.
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned,
Men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.
We pray for discernment
so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word,
live your love,
and keep in the ways of your truth
as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles
and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, and through the power of the Holy Spirit.