Mental & Spiritual Wellness

Contact information for the members of the Mental and Spiritual Wellness Roundtable:
Other mental health resources:
  • Immediate Emergency — 911
  • Region Ten Emergency Services — (434) 972-1800
  • Commonwealth Catholic Charities — (804) 545-5907
  • Virginia Community Response Network — (434) 202-6322
  • National Suicide Prevention Line — (800) 273-8255, Text: 741-741

Looking for help planning Healing Service with Alan Ames

The Healing Prayer Ministry at Church of the Incarnation and I would like to announce a very special, upcoming event.  On November 5, 2020, Alan Ames, a Catholic healer and mystic, will appear at Incarnation, in Charlottesville, and we are putting together a team to prepare for this exciting event.  Alan has traveled all over the world, to Catholic churches, by request only.  He travels nearly constantly, in fact, and has, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, healed thousands of people.  Since 2009, one of our parishioners has been to see him 6 times, and each time, it was such a tremendous experience that words cannot describe it.  This marks the first time he will be in our Diocese.

There is a lot to be done in preparation for the event, and we are putting together a team to help with that work.  We will need people to be greeters, ushers, catchers, marketers, and book sellers, to name a few.  If you would be interested in being on the team, please contact contact Monica Chappell at or 434-906-6926.  We will meet virtually to make tentative plans so that we can go full steam when it is safe.

The Healing Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on November 5 and will consist of Mass, followed by a talk by Alan.  Then there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, during which Alan will pray over each of those present (by laying on of hands).  Finally, there is Benediction.  During the service, reconciliation will be available (which is very important), the Rosary will be said aloud, by the congregation, and hymns will be sung.  The entire evening takes about 3 hours, from start to finish; but many people leave after they have been prayed over.  Additionally, books that Alan has written will be available for sale.

To learn more about Alan Ames, go to his ministry’s website.

To get involved in the Planning Team, please contact Monica Chappell at or 434-906-6926

Support our Church with EFT and Text2Give

As we all navigate our changing world, many are wondering how to donate to the church without attending Mass. Please do continue your donations! For new ways to contribute, please consider using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or Text2Give.

Click here to set up EFT.

Instructions for Text2Give can be found here.

You are welcome to mail your envelopes or donation checks to the church at 1465 Incarnation Drive Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Please remember that the church is here and praying for you in your time of need. If you have any questions or need assistance of any kind, please call the parish office at (434) 973-4381 or email

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.

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 am until noon, following the 9:00 am 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, (