40 Days for Life

This year, 40 Days for Life runs from September 23th through November 1st. It’s time to support this powerful pro-life effort in prayer & fasting, peaceful vigil, and reaching out to others to bring the message of the culture of life. Join us (with a mask) to pray at our vigil site between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm daily in front of Planned Parenthood, 2964 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville (park at the Albemarle Baptist Church directly across the street; or at Drillers [near their fence], just south of Planned Parenthood on Hydraulic). If you don’t feel comfortable praying on the sidewalk this year, you can still pray and fast at home. There were 345,672 abortions performed last year in the U.S.—an all-time high. Every unborn child needs our voice! Go to the 40 Days website to get daily pro-life emails or sign up to come out and pray.

Diocesan Octave of Service

To celebrate the Bicentennial of the Diocese of Richmond, we are participating in an Octave of Service from September 27 (feast of St. Vincent de Paul, our diocesan patron) to October 4th.  Incarnation will have opportunities for you to plug in with every day, or you can do your own service at home.  If you choose to do something on your own, feel free to take pictures and tag us on Facebook!  Check out the rough outline below, and a Facebook event will be posted soon.  Email Sheila, our Coordinator of Justice and Charity (sheila@incarnationparish.org) for more details or to sign up for a particular event!  Also, you can see more about what’s happening around the state at the diocesan Bicentennial website.

  • Sunday, September 27 — Prayer
    • On the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, we root our coming work in God’s grace
    • Opening prayer service at 6:30pm
    • Zoom link and more details on Facebook
  • Monday, September 28 — Health
    • Care for the sick is a corporal work of mercy
    • Help with drive through Covid-19 testing at church, setup at 4:30, testing from 6-8
    • Sign up at the UVA SignupGenius
    • If you’d rather participate from home, write some cards to residents of nursing homes, especially Our Lady of Peace!
  • Tuesday, September 29 — Justice
    • Justice is one of two feet of love in Action
    • Attend virtual “house” meeting/ sacred conversation (Facebook/zoom event here) to kick off the IMPACT/ Justice Ministry listening sessions and guide our work for the year
    • Bring a story of someone you’re worried about, or someone you love who is struggling.  Everyone will share their individual experiences
  • Wednesday, September 30 — Food
    • Giving food and drink to the hungry and thirsty is a corporal work of mercy
    • Sign up to help deep clean food ministry rooms from 3pm to 6pm
    • Sign up here to pick a time slot where you can help!
    • If you don’t feel comfortable joining us in person, plan to pick up a few extra non-perishable items when you go shopping this week, and drop them in the yellow bins at church for food ministry
  • Thursday, October 1 — Creation
    • We are stewards of creation and are called to take care of nature
    • Bring your hedge clippers, weed whackers, and willingness to get dirty as we weed the garden and clear the Stations of the Cross path in the woods
    • All are welcome, especially families after school.  Sheila will be around from 3pm-7pm
    • We have an instructional video for what needs to happen to clear the path of the wooded Stations if you want to help but can’t make that time slot
  • Friday, October 2 — Life
    • The dignity of human life is the foundation of Catholic Social Teaching
    • In the midst of the 40 Days for Life campaign, plan to pray for an end to abortion at our vigil site or from your home
    • Please sign up here for the hour you will be praying, even if you’ll be participating from home!
    • Also, it’s important to advocate around the end of life.  Join Catholic Mobilizing Network’s campaign to end the death penalty by signing up here.
  • Saturday, October 3 — Rest
    • After six days working on creation, God rested, and calls us to do the same
    • Schedule quiet time today, allowing yourself to experience God’s love for you
    • If you want to continue your service, do something small for someone in your own household
  • Sunday, October 4 — Reflect
    • St. Vincent de Paul said “Go to the poor, you will find God”.  We come together again in prayer to consider how we found God over the last week
    • Closing prayer service will begin at 6:30pm
    • Zoom link and more details on Facebook

New Pastoral Council!

Introducing Incarnation’s new Pastoral Council!
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¡Presentamos el nuevo Consejo Pastoral de Encarnación!

Lesley Aleman (2 years)
Doug Campbell (3 years)
Carmen Chandross (2 years)
Patti Clifford (1 year)
Saray de la Cruz (1 year)
Michelle Edwards (1 year)
Mitchell Hillman (2 years)
Sarah Jones (1 year)
Marianne Kish (3 years)
Mark Niehaus (3 years)
Kelly Robbins (1 year)
Thank you so much to the outgoing members of the transitional council that just finished their term!
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¡Muchas gracias a los miembros salientes del consejo de transición que acaban de terminar su mandato!

Covid-19 Testing

Incarnation is partnering with UVA and the local Health Department to provide testing to our community every Monday evening. See more details about eligibility on the flyers below. We do still need helpers to make that work, so if you are interested, please sign up to help here!


Christian Formation Registration

Public Mass Registration

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Bishop Knestout’s dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still in effect for ALL Catholics.

Here is a snapshot of what to expect when you return to public Mass, including certain requirements. Here are a few highlights:

  1. Do not sign up or attend Mass if you or anyone in your household answers “yes” to any of the following questions:
    • Have you or anyone in your household had a fever in the past two (2) weeks?
    • Do you or anyone in your household have a new cough or new shortness of breath?
    • In the past two (2) weeks, have you been exposed–less than six (6) feet for greater than 15 minutes–to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 without wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?
  2. Anyone younger than 10 or older than 65 is strongly encouraged to continue watching the Livestream from home.
  3. Face coverings are required for anyone age 10 or older.
  4. Maintain social distance (6 feet) at all times.
  5. Follow all instructions given by our ushers/greeters.


Masses with * are live streamed on YouTube and Facebook.

Click to Register / Haga Clic para Registrarse:

Las misas con * se transmiten en vivo por YouTube y Facebook.


La dispensación del Obispo Knestout de la obligación de asistir a la misa dominical sigue vigente para TODOS los católicos.

Aquí hay una guía de qué esperar cuando regrese a la misa pública, incluidos ciertos requisitos. Aquí hay algunos puntos destacados:

  1. No se registre ni asista a misa si usted o alguien en su hogar responde “sí” a alguna de las siguientes preguntas:
    • ¿Usted o alguien en su hogar ha tenido fiebre en las últimas dos (2) semanas?
    • ¿Usted o alguien en su hogar tiene tos o falta de aire nueva?
    • En las últimas dos (2) semanas, ¿ha estado expuesto–a menos de seis (6) pies durante más de 15 minutos–a cualquier persona que haya dado positivo por COVID-19 sin usar el Equipo de Protección Personal (PPE) apropiado según lo definido por los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades?
  2. Se recomienda encarecidamente a cualquier persona menor de 10 años o mayor de 65 años que continúe viendo Livestream desde casa.
  3. Se requieren cubiertas de cara (mascarillas) para cualquier persona de 10 años o más.
  4. Mantenga la distancia social (6 pies) en todo momento.
  5. Siga todas las instrucciones dadas por nuestros ujieres / anfitriones.

Receive the Eucharist at Your House

If you are unable to attend Mass at this time and would like to have the Eucharist brought to you, please fill out the form using the link below, and one of our Pastoral Care team members will be in touch.

Form in English ~ Form in Spanish

Recibir la Eucaristía a su casa
Si no puede asistir a misa en este momento y desea que le traigan la Eucaristía, complete el formulario abajo y uno de los miembros de nuestro equipo de Cuidado Pastoral se comunicará con usted.

Formulario en español ~ Formulario en inglés