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March 2, 2015 | Volume 90 Number 9

baptism artRite of Election 2015: Celebrating God’s mysterious invitation to baptism

Despite the snowy, icy weather during the third week of February which caused cancellation of the Rite of Election in both the Eastern and Western Vicariates of the Diocese, the names of all the parishes who have catechumens to be elected, were read at the Rite of Election on February 22 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

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Sr. Claire Hudert, OSB: a life of work and prayer

During her 52 years of service as a Benedictine nun, Sister Claire Hudert touched the lives of hundreds of people in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Mexico.

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Office of the Propagation of the Faith makes annual report

We have begun the Lenten Season, a time of renewal, of remembering and being thankful.

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Healing Mass source of comfort and growth in faith

A new monthly healing Mass at St. Olaf Parish in Williamsburg soothes the soul and provides a pathway for physical healing.

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believe as you pray by Msgr. Timothy Keeney3rd Sunday of Lent


in light of faith by barbara hughesThe Crown of Martyrdom


Bishop Sullivan CHS Blue Crab Bowl team brings home the gold

The Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School Blue Crab Bowl team brought home the first place trophy for the eighth year in a row winning this prestigious Virginia regional championship of the National Ocean Science Bowl.

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Community unites to help student after fire destroys family home

In a “testament of faith and charity,” students at several Catholic schools in Richmond are pulling together to help the family of a fellow student whose house was destroyed in a fire in December.

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Catechumens share their stories of conversion

“I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.” Zanas Talley, a catechumen from Cathedral Parish, vividly remembers standing by the main entrance doors of the Cathedral with other inquirers and hearing a strong knock at the doors.

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St. Andrew’s Roanoke presents ‘Tetélestai’

St. Andrew Catholic Church in Roanoke will host the musical passion play, ‘Tetélestai,’ on March 20-21, performed by Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries.

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Random Acts Of Kindness By Holy Cross School ‘Prayer Partners’

February 9-15 is “Random Acts of Kindness Week,” and there are many examples of kindnesses happening within the Lynchburg region.

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Pro-life oratory contest to be held in Virginia Beach

Virginia Society for Human Life Education Fund, Inc., Tidewater Chapter, will host a Pro-Life Oratory Contest for high school juniors and seniors.

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St. Joseph’s, Hampton

La Abstinencia Cuaresmal

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