Ash Wednesday, February 26


Ash Wednesday (February 26) and Good Friday  (April 10) are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18-59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon those from age 14 onwards. In all cases common sense should prevail. Pregnant or nursing women and people who are sick should not jeopardize their health by fasting. 

Coffee Table Book Sale


The coffee table book (Shine Like Stars) printed in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Richmond will be available for sale in the parish office. You can call to reserve a copy or stop by the office to pick one up. The cost is $35 each. 

Annual Diocesan Appeal


In honor of this landmark year for our Diocese, Bishop Knestout has announced a special Bicentennial Challenge to raise $5 million through this year’s Annual Appeal. Reaching this challenge will allow the Diocese to fund three key priorities: the education of our youth, care for our elderly poor and support for our mission parishes. In addition, this success will flow back to all parishes and provide significant boosts to all the ministries supported by the Appeal. It is with these goals in mind that we hope all our parishioners will join with us this year in making a generous pledge to the Appeal to help us launch our Diocese into the next 200 years. 

Spiritual Direction Institute (SDI), March 7


Have you been searching for a way to enrich your spiritual life? Are you interested in learning how to accompany other on theirs? If so, please consider joining us for an informational session on the Spiritual Direction Institute (SDI) on Saturday, March 7, at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room at Church of the Incarnation. This two-year SDI program was developed in 1989 by the late Msgr. Chester Michael and has been instrumental in the spiritual growth of over 600 people. The schedule includes monthly Saturday classes and four weekend retreats. For more information, Contact Bev Mirmelstein at or at (434) 996-9178 and visit 

New Feature – Give to Weekly Offertory by Texting

Incarnation now offers the ability to donate using phone texting. You can register for this feature by visiting the T2G web site.

The full set of features includes the following:

  • REGISTER – Register phone number and account information for Text2Give
  • UPDATE – Make changes to an existing Text2Give Registration – update contact information and/or payment method
  • VOID and REFUND – To have a transaction cancel or reversed
  • FAQ – Receive a link to the Text2Give Help Page
  • REMOVE – Deactivate your Text2Give Registration

To learn more about using Test2Give, visit the FAQ web site.

Call For Greeters

Call For Greeters!!

You are invited to sign up to be a greeter at the Mass of your choice! Please consider this important role to let people know they are welcome in our Parish. Please call Elaine Bunch at (434) 974-9721 by February 16 if you are interested or if there is a change in your participation from last year. Schedules will be available by February 23.

First Communion Sign-Up, May 9-10 & 16-17

Children in grades 2–12, currently enrolled in sacramental study, will receive a request form to select the preferred mass dates and times for the weekends of May 9–10 and May 16–17. Forms may be turned in starting February 9, during your child’s regularly scheduled class time, into Erica’s outpost in the Catechist Room. Requests made after February 9–23 may be sent by email to .

RCIA at Incarnation

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic and coming into full communion with the Church, our RCIA sessions will now meet on Sundays in the Library from 10:25 until noon, following the 9:00am Mass. We have refreshed the curriculum and have new paths to come into the Church (for those who are already baptized Christians), as well as a path to baptism and confirmation at Easter for seekers who are not yet baptized or confirmed, and are interested in learning about our Christian faith. All are welcome to come and learn about the exciting updates to RCIA at Incarnation. For more information, contact Erica Shortridge, Coordinator of Christian Formation, (434) 973-4381, or John LaPrade, RCIA Team Lead, (434)465-1947, ( 

Welcome to the Church of the Incarnation!

We welcome all visitors to Charlottesville and our parish family. We invite you to Liturgy on the weekend as well as Daily Mass Tuesday through Friday. In addition, join us for coffee and fellowship after the 9:00 and 11:30 am Sunday Liturgies.

Joining the Parish:

We encourage all newcomers to “visit” all three parishes in our area:  Holy Comforter (downtown), St. Thomas Aquinas (the University of Virginia) and our own Church of the Incarnation.  If you have decided that Incarnation is the home for you (and/or your family), we encourage you to register. Registration requires the completion of a simple one-page form and can be found in the Welcome Packet. Welcome Packets are located in the Narthex, at the Newcomer’s Bulletin Board (across from the Parish Hall) and in the Parish Office.

Joining a Ministry:

We invite you to peruse our website and look at the over 80 ministry opportunities to serve in our parish community and the broader community. Should you have any questions or wish to offer your spiritual gifts in any one of our ministries, please contact the parish office at 434-973-4381.

Newcomer’s Welcome Dinner:

We invite all new and prospective parishioners to a wonderful evening of food, fellowship and a chance to meet the parish staff. Check our bulletin for the next Welcome Reception Dinner.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday 1-8 pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday 1-8 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Eucharistic Adoration