Letters & Cards for Our Lady of Peace

Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community–located next door to Incarnation–is experiencing an outbreak of Covid-19, and several staff and residents are now testing positive for the disease. This requires a lengthy period of isolation from loved ones, change in routines, and other stressors. Please pray for the residents, families, staff, and support persons at Our Lady of Peace! If you’re willing, you can write notes of encouragement for residents and staff. Drawings and cards from children are especially appreciated. Envelopes should be labeled STAFF or RESIDENT on the front. We have a labeled basket in the Incarnation narthex if you want to drop them off at church, or you can mail them to:

Sara Warden
Our Lady of Peace
751 Hillsdale Dr.
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Please contact Patrick with any questions or to get involved, and please spread the word to anybody you know who might be interested in joining the effort. Check out the short and fun video below that Youth Ministry created in order to get the message out and encourage people to become pen pals with local seniors. Thank you!

Incarnation Alive

During this time of quarantine, we are hoping to remain connected as a parish family. One of the ways to help us achieve that goal is through video interviews of clergy, staff, and other parishioners, allowing us to get to know one another better. Questions can be emailed in the week before the interview is filmed, and we plan to post new videos every Sunday. We hope you enjoy!

Sheila Herlihy: English ~ Spanish

Patrick Drury: English ~ Spanish

Deacon Tom Healey: English ~ Spanish

Erica Shortridge: English ~ Spanish

Fr. Jaime Guardado Delgado: English ~ Spanish

Msgr. Timothy Keeney: English ~ Spanish

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 monica.chappell8@gmail.com 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 monica.chappell8@gmail.com or 434-906-6926