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April 16, 2012 | Volume 87, Number 12

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Seminarian assignments

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has announced the following summer and pastoral year assignments for the one transitional deacon and seminarians, effective May 26:

Pastoral Year Parish Assignment: May 26, 2012 – August 15, 2013

  • Mr. Daniel Cogut to Church of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Virginia Beach.

  • Mr. Matthew Kiehl to St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Virginia Beach

Summer Parish Assignments: Effective Saturday, May 26 — Sunday, August 5

  • Rev. Mr. Gino Rossi (Deacon) to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Norfolk.

  • Mr. John Christian to Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church, Roanoke.

  • Mr. Tom Keys to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Richmond.

  • Mr. Mark Kowalski to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Danville.

  • Mr. Marton Lonart to the Peninsula Cluster Parishes which include St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Fort Monroe; St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Newport News, and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hampton.

  • Mr. J. Miguel Melendez to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Salem.

  • Mr. Stefan Migac to St. Timothy Catholic Church, Tappahannock.

  • Mr. Nhat Nguyen to St. Anne Catholic Church, Bristol.

  • Mr. Kyle O’Connor will be assigned to Basselin summer program in Roanoke.

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Catholic artifacts display involves Roanoke Catholic School

The Catholic Historical Museum of Roanoke and Roanoke Catholic School will present a Catholic Artifacts Display and Student Art Show at an Open House on Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Westlake Library, Smith Mountain Lake.

Nick Centrone, president of the museum, will discuss the history of each artifact.

Roanoke Catholic School art students, grades K-12, will display their art work in the Westlake Library Gallery. Two and three dimensional works of art will be featured. The exhibit runs from May 6 through June 1.

The public is invited to the reception and Open House on Sunday, May 6.

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Free APP with Bible drama available to all

In preparation for the Year of Faith, the Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible has developed an APP, and will give this APP away FREE to anyone who would like to receive it.

This free APP includes the entire written text of the RSV-CE New Testament and the fully-dramatized audio of the Gospel of Mark.

The Truth & Life New Testament (RSV-CE) is 22 hours in length, features more than 70 actors, and has sound effects and an original music score.

The audio Gospel of Mark is two hours long and features many award-winning International actors, including Blair Underwood (Mark), Kristen Bell (Mary Magdalene), Michael York (Luke), Sean Astin (Matthew), Brian Cox (Voice of God), Malcolm McDowell (Caiaphas), Julia Ormond (Mary, Mother of God), Stacy Keach (John), and John Rhys-Davis (Narrator).

The Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible was granted an Imprimatur by The Vatican, and features a foreword by Pope Benedict XVI.

The link for information on the free APP is www.truthandlifeapp.com.

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Volunteer contractors needed

The Office for Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults seeks adults to serve as volunteer contractors for the upcoming Diocesan Work Camp, June 24-29 in Stanardsville, VA.

Volunteers do not need to be licensed contractor or professional, but should be knowledgeable and experienced with home improvement.

Volunteers should know how to safely operate a range of tools, have experience working with different materials, and be able to teach others what they know.

Some Work Camp projects may include replacing windows and doors, building wheelchair ramps, building stairs, installing skirting and siding on mobile homes and widening interior doorways.

Each contractor will be responsible for leading a team of five youth and an adult chaperone in the completion of a work site project.

For further information, contact the Coordinator of Diocesan Work Camp, Missy Bishop, at workcamp@richmonddiocese.org or 804-622-5159.

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photo: John Barrett, CEO of Bon Secours DePaul, holds the plaque with Karen Joyner, hospital CFO and president of the board of Birthright. Others are board members Janet Raynor and Marsha Duncan, at left, and Janet Ficca, director of the Birthright center.40 years of support of Birthright of Norfolk

A presentation of a plaque commemorating almost 40 years of support of Birthright of Norfolk by Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk was recently made. John Barrett, CEO of Bon Secours DePaul, holds the plaque with Karen Joyner, hospital CFO and president of the board of Birthright. Others are board members Janet Raynor and Marsha Duncan, at left, and Janet Ficca, director of the Birthright center.

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photo: Father Daniel Beeman, pastor of Holy Trinity, Norfolk, is flanked by two new Eagle Scouts from his parish. Robert Paul, right,, and Will Melhuish, leftNew Eagle Scouts

Father Daniel Beeman, pastor of Holy Trinity, Norfolk, is flanked by two new Eagle Scouts from his parish. Robert Paul, right, a senior at Granby High School, and Will Melhuish, a junior at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach, are both members of Troop 24 in Norfolk sponsored by Larchmont United Methodist Church in Norfolk. For his Eagle service project, Robert coordinated mortar repairs to the Grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe on the grounds of Holy Trinity. Will’s project involved creating a rain garden at the Virginia Zoo, with the help of disabled adults from Eggleston Services, Norfolk Master Gardeners, and fellow Scouts. Father Beeman said the Invocation and Benediction at the awards ceremony at Larchmont, then raced back to Holy Trinity in time for Saturday vigil Mass.

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photo: Children of St. Mary’s Little Angels PreschoolLittle Angels Preschool

Children of St. Mary’s Little Angels Preschool are gathered for a group portrait. The preschool, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Blacksburg is celebrating its 25th year of the education of young children this spring. The program will hold an open house in its classrooms at the parish from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.

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