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June 25, 2012 | Volume 87, Number 17






– Necrology


Clergy appointments

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has announced the following clergy appointments, effective July 1 or as noted:

  • Rev. Francois G. Babulu, to be Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, effective July 1, 2012.

  • Rev. Karl Marsolle, of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, to be parochial vicar at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Richmond. (He succeeds Father Rudolf Grega who has been reassigned to the apostolate in Ottawa and will be leaving the Diocese this month.)

  • Rev. Michael J. Herbert, to be Episcopal Vicar, Western Vicariate, effective immediately, succeeding Rev. Msgr. J. Kenneth Rush.

(Father Herbert will continue to serve as Pastor at Good Shepherd-Lebanon, Saint Therese-St. Paul and St. Mary-Coeburn.

Msgr. J. Kenneth Rush will continue to serve as Pastor of Holy Cross in Lynchburg.)

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The anniversary date of the ordination of a retired Diocese of Richmond priest was incorrect in the Milestones article in the June 11 issue of The Catholic Virginian. Father Joseph Majewski, who is retired and living in Spring Grove (in Virginia’s Surry County), was ordained a priest on May 14, 1966. So in 2012 he is celebrating his 46th anniversary of ordination, not his 45th.

The Catholic Virginian got its original information from the Diocese of Richmond 2011 Directory. The corrected date has now been entered on all diocesan records.

Thanks to Msgr. Raymond Barton, who was ordained a priest with Father Majewski, for informing us of the error.

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Maurice Byuma, priest’s father, dies in Uganda

Maurice Byuma, the father of Father Gerald Musuubire, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Palmyra and St. Joseph’s Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel in Columbia, died June 14 in Uganda.

Father Musuubire will be traveling to Uganda for the funeral and to be with his family.

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photo: Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Church walk tthrough he streets of Staunton.Corpus Christi procession

Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Staunton held a Corpus Christi procession through local streets of downtown Staunton after the 11:30 a.m. Mass June 10. Father Joseph Wamala, pastor, Deacon James Kledzik, and the Knights of Columbus were among the participants in the parishwide

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