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The 34th Annual Red Mass and Dinner

Sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society, Thursday, Oct. 26, St. Mary Church, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond. Msgr. R. Francis Muench, judicial vicar of the Diocese of Richmond, will celebrate the Red Mass at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will follow in the church’s Upper Commons. Hadley Arkes, founder and director of the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding, will speak. Tickets for the dinner are $65. For information contact James Schliessmann, jeschliessmann@hotmail.com or (804) 873-1035.  The St. Thomas More Society is an educational, fraternal, and service organization of Catholic lawyers.


The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra

Opens its 14th season, Sunday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m., St. Bede’s Kaplan Parish Hall, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg. Free concert will feature a variety of classical works. More information at (757) 229-3631, or www.bedeva.org/concerts.


CPA’s and financial planners

Are invited to a free seminar regarding the Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credits program (EISTC), Wednesday, Nov. 1, beginning with noon holy day Mass, 12:30 lunch, and EISTC presentation, 1-1:50 p.m. Diocesan Pastoral Center, 7800 Carousel Ln., Richmond. Contact Miriam Tice at (804) 622-5201 or mtice@richmonddiocese.org to register.


Annual Christmas Bazaar

St. Theresa Catholic Church Annual Christmas Bazaar, Friday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Located at 700 Buffalo St. Farmville.  Local author book signing, door prizes, café, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, white elephant, jams & jellies, stained glass and much more.  Free admission.


40th Christmas Bazaar

Church of the Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, Saturday, Nov 4,       9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fifty-five crafters, including crafts by our senior group. Toys and treasures, bake sale and light fare from the kitchen featuring our famous beef burgundy.  Admission is free.


St. Joan of Arc Parish Women’s Club

Holds their annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.,  St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Route 17 and Harris Grove Lane, Yorktown. This event hosts 25 outside vendors, a “white elephant” sale, large selection of baked and canned goods, craft items, and a lovely quilt and afghan as raffle items. A delicious barbecue lunch will be available for purchase. (757) 456-5018 for information.


Annual Memorial Mass

In memory of All Saints and All Souls, Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m., Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1400 S. Randolph St., Richmond. Fr. James Griffin will be the celebrant.


Annual Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine, St. Edward the Confessor Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive, Richmond. Bargains galore, baked goodies, food concessions, raffles and door prizes.  To participate ($40 per table) or for information, contact Bobbi at (804) 560-2883 or bdaniello@verizon.net.


Annual Memorial Mass

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m., Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel,1628 Matthews St., Richmond. Celebrant is Fr. Walter G. Lewis. Contact Suzanne Loehr at SFLoehr@aol.com or (804) 272-1361 for information.


Annual All Souls Day Mass

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m., in the chapel mausoleum of St. Mary Cemetery,      Norfolk, preceded by praying of the rosary at 1:30 p.m.  Celebrant for the Mass will be Fr. Brian Rafferty from St. Stephen Martyr Church, Chesapeake. A light reception will follow Mass. For further information or to volunteer, contact Jim Fitzpatrick at (757) 482-9121 or email: fitzpatrick1100@aol.com.


Free organ concert

Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 800 S. Cathedral Place, Richmond. Featured artist is Peter Latona, music director at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, a composer, and an award-winning organist who has performed internationally. For information visit www.richmondcathedral.org or call (804) 359-5651.


Annual Holiday Bazaar

Sat., Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Victoria Church, 305 Victoria Dr., Hurt. Homemade baked goods, jellies and numerous craft items for sale. Frozen casseroles and side dishes will be featured as well as soups and stews to take out.


Holiday Festival of Music

Benefitting Commonwealth Catholic Charities, 26th annual concert of classics and carols, Monday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Along with the Richmond Symphony, the program will also feature the voices of St. Gertrude High School, the Cathedral choir and other area choirs.  Information and tickets: www.cccofva.org.


Participate in the 10th annual No Room at the Inn

Loan your own Creche for the ever-changing exhibit of 250 traditional, multicultural, handmade and collectible Nativity sets, many from around the world. The gala, exhibit and family/children’s room will be held Dec. 1-3, at Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville. To register your own special Nativity, see www.churchredeemer/no-room for details, call (804) 730-7980 or email noroom@churchredeemer.org.


St. Mary’s Catholic School, Richmond

Please join St. Mary’s Catholic School for our open house October 26th from 8:30a-10:30a or November 9th from Noon-2pm.  Please visit www.SaintMary.org or call (804) 740-1018 for more information.


Northside Call to Action

A Speaker series continues at St. Elizabeth Church, 2712 2nd Ave., Richmond. Upcoming presentations include:

•Thursday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., 3rd district school board candidates’ forum;

•Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., ”Uprooting Racism in Systemic Poverty: Do You Know How It All Started?” Presented by Rev. Ben Campbell and Dr. John Moser.

•Sunday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m., Faith in Action: What Can We Do Today?” Presented by Kim Bobo, executive director of Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.

For more information, call the parish at (804) 329-4599 or visit www.stelizcc.org.


Craft Fair, Roanoke 

Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church will hold their annual Crafts Fair at the Cave Spring Lions Club on 4802 Merriman Rd, Roanoke (up the hill from Bojangles). The fair will take place Friday, Oct. 20th from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sat, Oct. 21st from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items will be available as well as gifts for children and adults.  All proceeds will go to church outreach program


Catholic perspectives on mental illness, depression, opioid abuse and suicide will be presented

9-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, St. Bridget Parish, 6006 Three Chopt Rd., Richmond. Speakers will offer insight into the severity of these challenges and their impact upon the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual lives of individuals. They will speak about how people can use their Catholic faith to help address these challenges. Presented by the parish Respect Life Committee.


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.


Discover your call with the Benedictines.

The monks at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey, Richmond, invite men 18-45 to a vocation discernment weekend, Oct. 20-22. This is an opportunity to discern one’s call through prayer, monastic liturgies, work, and recreation with the monks, brothers and priests. Contact Fr. John Mary at (804) 708-9653 or vocations@richmondmonks.org.


Catholic perspectives

On mental illness, depression, opioid abuse and suicide will be presented 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, St. Bridget Parish, 6006 Three Chopt Rd., Richmond. Speakers will offer insight into the severity of these challenges and their impact upon the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual lives of individuals. They will speak about how people can use their Catholic faith to help address these challenges. Presented by the parish Respect Life Committee.


Free organ and voice recital

4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, St. Andrew Parish, 631 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke, featuring Rudy Lucente, liturgy director at St. Rose Catholic Church, North Wales, PA, and Amanda Frederick, a concert performer in the Philadelphia area and participant in music ministry throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. For more information, contact Kelly J. Wheelbarger, (540) 344-9814 X 25 or kwheelbarger@standrewsroan- oke.org.


Fifth Annual SMS “Holly” Craft Show

8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, St. Matthew Catholic School gym. Small business owners will showcase crafted items at this event. Great opportunity to shop local and get holiday shopping done. Limited vendor tables available. Contact Amy Chesney at (757) 420-2455 or email achesney@smsvb.net.


Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Edward the Confessor Church, 2700 Dolfield Dr., Richmond — rain or shine! Bargains galore, baked goods, food concessions, raffles and door prizes. To participate ($40 per table) or for more information, contact Bobbi at (804) 560-2883 or bdaniello@verizon.net.


Twentieth Annual Benefit Dinner

And silent auction for the Comboni Missionary Sisters, 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, 1700 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Proceeds from the dinner and auction will be for the scholarship endowment fund for the Comboni Missionary Sisters education in the United States. The Comboni Missionary Sisters are celebrating 67 years of service in the Richmond area. For tickets, information, call Louise Hartz, (804) 741-2487.


Holiday Festival of Music

benefitting Commonwealth Catholic Charities, 26th annual concert of Classics and Carols at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27. Along with the Richmond Symphony, the program will feature the voices of St. Gertrude High School, the Cathedral choir and other area choirs. Information and tickets: www.cccofva.org.


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.


Fifth Annual SMS “Holly” Craft Show

Saturday, Nov. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Matthew Catholic School gym. Small business owners will showcase crafted items at this event. Great opportunity to shop local and get holiday shopping done. Limited vendor tables available. Contact Amy Chesney at (757) 420-2455 or email achesney@smsvb.net.

 

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