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Fr. Nuzzi to speak

The Msgr. Charles Kelly Faith Formation Forum of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richmond, will present Father Ronald Nuzzi on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. He will speak on “The Future of Humanity Runs Through the Family: Parenting Worth Heralding.” Tickets are $5 per person in advance, $10 at the door. For online tickets and more information, visit www.saintmary.org or call 804-740-1048.


K of C Lenten Fish Fry

The Knights of Columbus Assembly #1505 will hold a Lenten Fish Dinner every Friday during Lent, from March 3 until April 7 at the Columbian Club, 1236 Prosperity Rd, Virginia Beach. This is our annual fundraiser to support the U.S. Military Archdiocese, the USO, Ride to Recovery, the VFW, and several other Patriotic events and charities. Suggested donation of $9 for those 13 and over, $5 for youth 7-12 and free for those 6 and under. Carryout available. Please contact Anthony Avery at 757-636-1822 or by email at aavery4@cox.net for more information.


Lenten Fish Fry

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4309 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, will hold a Lenten Fish Fry beginning on Friday, March 3, and continuing each Friday through April 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per plate. For more information contact Patrick Dempsey at 937-823-4842.


Health Fair

The Catholic Church of St. Mark, 1505 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach, invites you to a Health Fair, Saturday, March 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair will provide screenings, information and resources to promote healing and wellness for the body, mind and spirit. Play health related games, win prizes, tour an ambulance, and take the opportunity to get a free chair massage. There will be music, art, pet and prayer therapy along with information about dental health, breastfeeding, tobacco cessation, important public health issues, advanced directives and more.


TIO concert at St. Bede’s

Featured soloist, Erich Graf, will join the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra in performance of the “Concerto in D Major” by W.A. Mozart on Sunday, March 5, at 1 p.m at St. Bede Catholic Church Parish Hall, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg. The orchestra will also perform “St. Paul Suite” by G. Holst and “Symphony No. 25” by W.A. Mozart. Those attending may bring a bag lunch to eat prior to the concert.


Furman Singers

The Furman Singers, under the direction of Dr. Hugh Ferguson Floyd, will perform at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Founded in 1946, the group from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., is one of the premier collegiate ensembles in America. The group tours across the United States and Europe, showcasing a repertoire that covers everything from Renaissance motets to the finest choral music of the 20th century. For more information visit www.richmondcathedral.org.


Lecture Series

Church of the Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, will present a three part series on prayer March 6, 13 and 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Session I: Exploring Prayer, One Journey; Session II: The Transformative Power of Prayer; Session III: Maintaining a Daily Prayer Life. Presenter is Barbara Hughes, author, spiritual guide and columnist for The Catholic Virginian. No prior registration required.


Craft Fair and Flea Market

St. Gregory the Great Women’s Club Craft fair and Flea Market is Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gym at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. Over 100 tables for all your shopping pleasures: handcrafted items, quilted items, knit and crocheted items, jewelry, specialty foods, flea market treasures, and much more. Something for every one.


Lenten Mission

“Living a Eucharistic Life” will be the theme for the mission at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach on Monday through Wednesday, March 13-15. The mission will be presented by Father Timothy Whalen, who will celebrate Mass at 8:30 each morning, followed by a mission presentation, which will be repeated each evening at 7:00. Childcare is available during the evening sessions.


Knights of Columbus Irish Night

Please join the Knights of Columbus Council #14129 for great Irish food, entertainment and fun in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond, on March 18. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. There will be limited seating so purchase your tickets early. Online sales end Friday March 17th. Proceeds support the St Mary’s Haiti Ministry. Call Neil Gulati at (804) 640-1026 or email him at ng9012@aol.com for more information and tickets. Tickets are $25 for Adults, $10 for children 10 to 6 and Free for 5 and under. Beer and wine for sale. Tickets can be purchased online at stmarysrichmond.org.


Parish Mission

A Conversion of Heart Parish Mission will be held at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1505 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, on March 20-22, 6:30 p.m. National speaker, Mary Bielski, will lead the parish mission. Reserve your free ticket at www.stmarkadults.weebly.com.


CWC Fashion Show

The Catholic Woman’s Club of Richmond will present a spring fashion show and luncheon featuring the latest fashions by Dillard’s at Short Pump. It will be held at Hermitage Country Club, 1248 Hermitage Road, Manakin-Sabot, on Saturday, March 25. Cash Bar starts at 11:15 with lunch served at 12 Noon. Cost is $35.00 check to CWC by the deadline of March 20, mailed to Joan Walton, 300 Burnwick Road, Richmond, VA. 23227. This event is not restricted to CWC members. Proceeds will benefit philanthropic projects, including St. Gertrude High School scholarships.


Alumni Celebration

Save the date for Portsmouth Catholic Regional School’s Alumni Celebration and Circle of Saints Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Portsmouth Catholic Regional School Gymnasium, 2301 Oregon Avenue, Portsmouth. Join us as we honor our newest inductee, Fr. Paschal Morlino, selected as a model of faith, knowledge and service in our Church and community. We ask that guests bring a dish to share for this potluck event. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Come for great food, fun, fellowship, entertainment and a celebration of Catholic Education in Portsmouth. Contact Donna Hollar Henry ‘76 at donnahenry@portsmouthcatholic.net or 757-488-6744 for more information.


Calling All Alumni!

St. Benedict Catholic School in Richmond 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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