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Mass to Honor St. Thomas More 

The Saint Thomas More Society, an association of Catholic lawyers, will honor its namesake at Mass on Friday, June 16, at 8 a.m. at the Diocesan Pastoral Center. Msgr. R. Francis Muench, Judicial Vicar, will preside. The cost of breakfast after Mass is $5. To RSVP or for more information, contact James Schliessmann at 804-873-1035 or via email at jeschliessmann@hotmail.com.


The Catholic Church of St. Mark in Virginia Beach is holding a huge indoor yard sale.

Where: 1505 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach • Date: Saturday June 24, 2017 • Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Proceeds will be used to support our twining relationship with the Maison Fortune Orphanage in Hinche, Haiti. Please join us for shopping, food and fun!


Soccer Camp

Benedictine College Preparatory, 12829 River Road, Goochland, will hold two soccer camps this summer.  Session I will be held June 26-30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for rising 2nd – 5th graders; Session II will be held July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for siding 6th – 8th graders.  Both sessions will be held at Benedictine College Preparatory on River Road; cost is $100.  Coach for the camps will be Daniel Gill, BCP soccer coach and former Longwood University player. For more information call 804-836-6604 or email gill@benedictinecollegeprep.org. Register at http://bit.ly/2oLZ46Y.


Advisory Board Members

Shalom House Retreat Center is seeking two members to serve on their Advisory Council beginning July 1, 2017. This is for a three-year term. They are specifically seeking persons with skills in marketing, strategic planning, fundraising and/or finance. If you are interested in serving or obtaining more information, please contact Mary Alexander at 804-883-6149 or email her at malexander@richmonddiocese.org.


Masterworks concert

Come celebrate the anniversary of our country’s independence with Copland, Ives, Buck, Sousa, and more!   Michael Steven Lianos will be the organist for this scintillating free concert!  Please join us Monday, July 3rd, 7:00 p.m. at Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts.


Christmas in July Craft Show

St. Stephen Martyr, Catholic Church, 1544 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, will hold its 4th Annual Christmas in July Craft Show on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Come in out of the heat and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.  This event features artists and crafters from the Tidewater area, concessions and a 50/50 raffle.  And, yes, there will be Christmas music and decorations!  Admission is free, but please bring a canned good for our local food pantry.


Day trip to Washington, D.C.

Day Trip to the Basilica of the National Shrine/The Franciscan Monastery of Washington, D. C.  The Ladies’ Sodality of Holy Rosary Catholic Church is sponsoring a trip to The Basilica of the National Shrine and The Franciscan Monastery of Washington, D.C. on August 12, 2017. Departing from Holy Rosary Parking Lot at 7:00am (3300 R Street, Richmond, Virginia) Returning to Holy Rosary by 6:30pm. Cost $40.00 per person – Balance due July 10, 2017  – Cash or check payments accepted.  Make checks payable to Ladies’ Sodality of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  For more information, please contact:  Evelyn W. Welch 804-737-7300


Craft Vendors Needed

Church of St. Therese, 6262 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061 is accepting applications for craft vendors to participate in The Theresian Society Annual Christmas Bazaar.  The Bazaar will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m in the Church Social Hall. Table rental is $30 per table, and $35 per table with electrical hookup. Contact Mary McCarthy for vendor application and additional information. maryhaggie@cox.net 824-9294, 302-242-6439.


In Search of CTK Alumni

Christ the King Catholic School in Norfolk is in search of our alumni. Please email Bonnie J. Rue Schneider, Director of Development, at bschneider@ctkparish.org with current contact information. CTK is accomplishing great things and would like our alumni to be a part of it.


Calling All Alumni!

St. Benedict Catholic School in Richmond, VA will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2019-2020, and we are trying to reconnect with all of our alumni and past faculty members in anticipation of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration! To be included, visit www.saintbenedictschool.org and click on “Alumni Click Here” at the top of the page to help us update our records. Questions? Contact Gretchen Ridgely at 804-254-8850 or at development@saintbenedictschool.org.

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