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July 6, 2015 | Volume 90 Number 18

demographic chart graphicDiocese gets demographic study to help map future planning

A recent demographic study of all parishes and Catholic schools in the Diocese of Richmond is being closely examined to determine areas of projected growth and trends to help with decision making regarding staffing and meeting the pastoral needs of people in coming years.

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Fr. Tim Drake retiring with missionary spirit

When Father Tim Drake was in elementary school, one of the sisters at the Catholic school he attended in Cleveland suggested he become a priest.

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St. Patrick’s, Richmond, dedicates restored Jardine pipe organ

After a decade of silence, the organ was heard once more, on Sunday, June 28 at the 10:45 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church in the historic Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond.

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Fr. Gregory Kandt celebrates 25 years as a priest

Father Gregory Kandt, pastor of Church of the Incarnation in Charlottesville, celebrated his Silver Jubilee on May 21.

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Statement by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo on the shootings in Charleston, South CarolinaStatement by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo on the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina

in light of faith by barbara hughes
The City of God


Bishops DiLorenzo and Loverde release statement concerning Supreme Court Marriage Decision

On Friday, June 26, Bishops Francis X. DiLorenzo of the Diocese of Richmond and Paul S. Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington, released a joint statement regarding the recent Supreme Court decision.

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Interpreters offer important ministry to the deaf

The Diocese of Richmond is fortunate to have several American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters.

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New Creation Community Part of Ecumenical Iraqi Emergency Relief Effort

Mary Ann West, Dirk West, and Deacon Darrell Wentworth were in the right place at the right time to help get emergency relief supplies to ISIS victims in Iraq.

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PCHS principal emphasizes school’s Catholic identity

A surprise party celebrating Jenny Franklin’s 25th anniversary at Peninsula Catholic High School (PC) in Newport News June 11 had the principal well up with tears of joy.

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Sts. Peter and Paul, Palmyra

Escuchar nuestro corazón para encontrar a Cristo

The Courage to be Healers





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