Statements from the Diocese during this election cycle
Click on the following links to read Bishop DiLorenzo’s statement about Catholics in Elected Office. The Virginia Catholic Conference has issued a document regarding Political Activity Guidelines for Catholic Entities in Virginia.
We are very pleased to host the Catching F.I.R.E. REVIVAL at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 1307 Oakwood St. Bedford, VA on September 23 & 24, 2016. This special event “under the tent,” will be a revival in the Holy Spirit featuring Fr. Dave Pivonka, T.O.R. as our keynote speaker. There will be 3 unique revival sessions starting on Friday night from 7:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday morning 9:30am-11:30am, Saturday afternoon 1:00pm-3:30pm. We will conclude with a F.I.R.E. Mass, for those wishing to attend, on Saturday night at 7:00pm. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, especially our Bedford area Christian brethren. The minimum requested donation for the weekend is $35, which includes a lunch on Saturday from 11:30-12:30pm, and a Revival T-shirt for all participants. However, we welcome additional donations to help make this event available to those who cannot afford to pay and provide funds to support the ongoing work of Fr. Dave and the Holy Spirit Prayer Ministry.
You can register now at: https://register.htgsports.net/default.aspx?id=4912. The deadline to register is Sept. 10, 2016 and seating is limited.
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Dave Pivonka T.O.R. is a nationally known author and speaker. He also leads pilgrimages to some of the holiest sites in the world. He spends much of his time helping others come to know God’s love for them through preaching, writing, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches like the “Wild Goose”. Father Dave’s books include Spiritual Freedom: God’s Life Changing Gift, Hiking the Camino: 500 Miles with Jesus, and Encounter Jesus: From Discovery to Discipleship. In the Fall of 2015 Fr. Dave also released a new book “Breath of God – Living a life led by the Holy Spirit.” Fr. Dave has held several ministry positions at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is actively involved in the highly successful summer conferences program. Father is a member of the Sacred Heart Province of Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular. He is presently the director of Franciscan Pathways, an evangelistic outreach of his Franciscan Community. You can learn more at www.thewildgooseisloose.com
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