Best Advent Ever

Want to make Advent a faith-filled time of preparation for Christmas? Sign up here for Dynamic Catholic’s Best Advent Ever: https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever.

Chastity Resources from Jason Evert Talk

Parents and teens, visit chastity.com for tons of excellent resources, videos, talks, materials to purchase, etc.

Parents, here is a YouTube video of a version of the talk that Jason Evert gave at Incarnation on Wednesday, November 14 called Parenting For Purity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rklmSLI2DY

Teens, here is a YouTube video of a version of the talk that Jason Evert gave at Incarnation on Wednesday, November 14 called Love or Lust:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG5iAJ_a354

Diocesan Youth Conference February 8-10 (RSVP by 12/16)

All high school students are invited to join us Friday-Sunday, February 8-10 for the Diocese of Richmond’s annual Diocesan Youth Conference in downtown Richmond. The weekend is an awesome experience of faith, growing closer to God, and having tons of fun with 1200 other students from throughout the state of Virginia. The cost is $155 per person for the entire weekend if you register by Sunday, December 16. After that the price increases $40 per person through January 6. The registration form can be found at https://evangelizerichmond.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Diocesan-Youth-Conference-2019-YOUTH-Application.pdf. Contact Patrick with questions or to register.

Confirmation: June 6

FYI: Our Confirmation will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 pm here at Church of the Incarnation with Bishop Knestout presiding. Please spread the word!

Update on the Church Abuse Crisis

Following the listening sessions held throughout the diocese in October, Bishop Knestout renewed his commitment to leading the Diocese of Richmond with transparency, faith, and direct action. A webpage has been created to help the faithful stay informed of the diocese’s response to the present crisis in the Church. A video interview with the Bishop as he answers the faithful’s most frequently asked questions, a timeline of actions taken within the diocese to address the crisis, and resources to learn how Bishop Knestout is answering the call for accountability is available at www.richmonddiocese.org/diocese-response.

Join Statement from the Catholic Bishops of Virginia – October 24, 2018
Declaración Conjunta de los Obispos Católicos de Virginia – 24 de Octubre, 2018

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Knestout – September 14, 2018

Pastoral Letter from Fr. Gregory – August 26, 2018

If you would like to speak with Fr. Gregory about any topics surrounding the abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, please call him at the parish office (434-973-4381) to schedule a time to meet in person.

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A PRAYER BY FR. GREGORY

Father of the little ones, we pray for all people who have been abused by those they trusted. May we be your healing instruments in their lives.

Jesus, our Good Shepherd, raise up in your Church shepherds after your own heart who will guide us to greater knowledge and love of you. Call forth leaders from among your flock who will be true servants. Purge from the shepherds of your Church all vestiges of clericalism and careerism and guard the gate of your sheepfold against wolves that will harm your people.

Lord, we thank you for the gift of our Baptism, which makes us members of your Body, the Church. Give us the grace to take responsibility for the holiness of your Church by our pursuit of the spiritual disciplines that will strengthen us as intentional disciples. Draw us into deeper intimacy with you, the Source of our salvation, through prayer and the study of your Word in Scripture. As members of your Body, may we truly be your hands, your feet, and your heart, so that your Church may be a light of hope to all nations.

Amen.

2018-2019 Christian Formation

Christian Formation registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year:

2018-2019 Registration Form – English
2018-2019 Formulario de Registración – en español

You can stop by the parish office any time during business hours to turn in forms or make payments. Please make checks payable to Incarnation. Credit card payments can be made online here — just enter “CF Registration” in the “additional comments” section.

For questions about classes in Pre-K through 5th grade, contact Maria.
2018-2019 Christian Formation Schedule/Horario de Clases de Formación Cristiana

For questions about classes in grades 6-12, contact Patrick.
2018-2019 Middle School Youth Group Schedule/Horario de Grupo de Jóvenes (Grados 6-8)
2018-2019 High School Youth Group Schedule/Horario de Grupo de Jóvenes (Grados 9-12)