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May 14, 2012 | Volume 87, Number 14






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Four to be ordained priests June 2

Four men will be ordained to the diocesan priesthood for the Diocese of Richmond on Saturday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

They are Deacon Joseph F. Goldsmith, Deacon Christopher M. Hess, Deacon Carlos H. Lerma and Deacon Sean M. Prince.

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo will preside at the liturgy to which the public is invited.

read about Deacon Joseph Goldsmith »

read about Deacon Christopher M. Hess »

read about Deacon Carlos H. Lerma »

read about Deacon Sean Prince »

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Social Ministry Training Day set June 2 at four sites

“Partners in Ministry” will be the theme of Social Ministry Training day offered by the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace on Saturday, June 2 at four locations to ensure accessibility for all who are interested.

The training session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

Holy Spirit Church, Jonesville (Lee County); St. Jude Church, Christiansburg; the Diocesan Pastoral Center in Richmond, and at St. Gregory the Great Church in Virginia Beach.

“At this training, we will discuss recruitment for ministry and provide strategies and best practices for successful volunteer recruitment, retention, and management,” said Jay Brown, diocesan director of the OJP office.

“In our past two trainings, we discussed Theological Basics for Social Ministers, writing Mission and Vision Statements, annual planning and setting mission based, measureable goals and objectives.

The cost of the session is $10 per person, a fee which includes lunch and materials.

For more information, contact Jay Brown at or call 804-545-5975.

Checks should be made out to Commonwealth Catholic Charities with notation for OJP seminar, and sent to Commonwealth Catholic Charities, PO Box 6565, Richmond, VA, 23230.

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NFP class schedule for Summer 2012


Fertility Care Intro Sessions—5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29. To register, email

Couple to Couple League SymptoThermal Method Intro Session — 6/2. St. Thomas Aquinas Church. To register,

SouthernStar SymptoThermal Method Intro Sessions — 6/9, 7/12, 8/18. St. Thomas Aquinas Church. To register, email


Marquette Model Intro Sessions — 6/3, 6/17, 7/15, 7/29, 8/5, 8/19. Holy Trinity Pastoral Center. To register, email


Fertility Care Intro Sessions — 6/16, 6/19, 7/21, 7/24. Diocesan Pastoral Center. To register, email

Virginia Beach

Couple to Couple League SymptoThermal Intro Sessions — 6/3, 7/22, 8/12. St. Gregory the Great. To register,

For ongoing information on NFP Classes in the Richmond Diocese, see our web page calendar:

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photo: Br. John Mary Lugemwa Combined concert bands

The combined concert bands of four Catholic schools, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Benedict and St. Mary’s, are shown warming up for their performance May 8 at St. Mary’s School. The bands were directed by Don Crafton, parishioner of St. Benedict Church.

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photo: Students from St. Matthew’s School in Virginia BeachVirginia Beach staging of the musical “Oliver

Students from St. Matthew’s School in Virginia Beach recently staged their first play with the musical “Oliver,” based on the Charles Dickens classic “Oliver Twist.” Performances were May 4 and 5.white space

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photo: Statue of the Blessed Mother crowned with flowersFlowers on the altar of Ss. Peter and Paul Church

Statue of the Blessed Mother crowned with flowers on the altar of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Palmyra during month of May.white space

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