About Us

Office of Worship

Our Office serves a two-fold purpose: to assist in the preparation of the bishop’s liturgical visits around the diocese; and to provide continuing formation for all those who contribute to liturgical celebrations in the diocese.

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Deacon Bob Young


Dcn. Young was ordained to the diaconate in 2012 and had previously served as a member of the Missioners of Christ, leading missions in Honduras for two years. He is a former Marine and a retired Data Processing Manager. He graduated from Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a Master of Arts in Theology. He began serving as the Director of the Office of the Propagation of the Faith in June 2022 and has been serving as a Deacon at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Petersburg, VA, since ordination. He has most recently been appointed to the role of Director of the Office of Worship, beginning July 2023. He is married to Diane, and they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Virginia Tilley


Virginia grew up in Richmond, Virginia and is a convert to Catholicism. She graduated from The College of William & Mary in 2019, where she converted her senior year at the Catholic Campus Ministry. After graduation, she went to The Catholic University of America where she completed a Master of Music in Choral Conducting. During her time at Catholic, she studied church history and liturgical law, alongside her music studies. Following the two-year masters program, she worked as music director and organist at the National Shrine of Saint Alphonsus in Baltimore, MD. There she organized, sang, and played organ for liturgies in the extraordinary form (Divine Office and Mass). Alongside her role at St. Alphonsus, she was also the choral teacher at Oakcrest School in Vienna, VA. There she taught choir classes and planned, sang, and conducted liturgies in the ordinary form for the chapel at the all-girls Catholic school. She begins her appointment as Assistant to the Director of the Office of Worship in Summer 2023.