" Love and do as you will."
In search of a modern religious experience?
Your faith need not compromise your
you love the beauty and poetry of traditional liturgy, but seek
inclusive theology where everyone is fully accepted
have what you are looking for!
mission at Gentle Shepherd is to help each of us
on our own personal journey to spiritual fulfillment.
We must each make our own journey, but
we can benefit from each others' spiritual experiences
and the learning and wisdom of those who
have gone before us.
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Who Are We?
We are a fully sacramental and independent Catholic Church and Liturgical Community. We are not
affiliated with the Church of Rome. We are affiliated with the
Ascension Free Catholic Alliance.
We do not simply tolerate... we fully
accept! Our Church is open
and affirming to all. Come and celebrate the joy of worship with us ... you
are most welcome, regardless of your previous religious affiliation!
Where Are We?
3700 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
Visit us at 3700 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond, VA. On Cary Street, just
west of the I-195, turn North onto Hamilton Street, then take the first
right onto Ellwood Avenue. We are at the corner of Ellwood and Cameron
Streets in our very own Building! Click here for our
calendar and schedule)
What is Independent Catholicism?
Good Question..... Click here to learn more.
What if I.......???
There are simply no "what if's" at Gentle Shepherd. You are a child of God
and welcome at our table. We believe that each of us is created in God's diverse image.
All are welcome at our table, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Looking for a Spiritual Home?
A modern, supportive and loving community awaits you. Come visit us or call
for more information.
- Postal address: 3700 Ellwood Avenue,
Richmond VA 23221
- Electronic mail: email@example.com
Our Parish Prayer
God, loving and ever present; transform us to live your word more profoundly
and to share your gifts with others. Reconcile us so enemies become friends.
Nurture our relationships, enliven our parish, and unite our families. Fill us
with joy to celebrate the fullness of life. Empower us to be a community of
love, growing always in your likeness. And when we leave this holy place, remind
us that we are Christ to the world.
Marriage - Holy Union - Commitment Ceremonies - Renewal of Vows?
At Gentle Shepherd we do not judge! The love that two people have for each
other is far more important than race, sexual orientation, previous
marital situations or any form of religious control. Our facilities and clergy are available to help you and your loved one unite
in the eyes of God. We can offer a quiet and hassle-free location for all types
of ceremonies, or we can accommodate your needs at the location of your
choice. Click here for more information.
We are a fully sacramental catholic church, at your service for all your spiritual needs. Click
here for more information.