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August 20, 2012 | Volume 87, Number 21


Four charitable golf tourneys set in diocese

The Little Sisters of the Poor, Benedictine College Preparatory and Holy Rosary Catholic Church, all of Richmond, are planning separate golf tournaments as fundraising activities.

Holy Spirit Parish in Virginia Beach will also sponsor a tournament.

The Holy Spirit 4th Annual Golf Tournament ...

...will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, at the Honey Bee Golf Course, 2500 S. Independence, in Virginia Beach. Check-in begins at 12 noon with shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost of $75 per golfer includes greens fee, cart, awards dinner and two “Mulligans.” Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Registration deadline is Sept. 4. For more information or to register, call Susan Rose at 757-468-3600, ext. 115.

The Little Sisters of the Poor 4th Annual Golf Tournament ...

...will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Jefferson Lakeside Country Club in Henrico.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the shotgun start at 1 p.m. The fee will be $150 for individual players and $500 for teams of four.

Lunch will be provided throughout the registration period, and there will be an awards dinner at the conclusion of the tournament. There will be multiple prizes.

For more information or to register, go to the tournament website at

Benedictine College Preparatory ... holding the 13th Annual Rut’s Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 28, at Hunting Hawk Golf Club. Shotgun start for this Captain’s Choice Tournament is at 9 a.m. The Rut Classic is named in honor of Warren Rutledge, who was longtime basketball coach at Benedictine.

Tournament sponsor, BSN Sports, will provide a free giveaway to each golfer. Also included is breakfast before the tournament, beverages and snacks on the course, and lunch, cocktails, and awards after the tournament.

To register go to A number of different sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Patrese Pyle at 804-342-1325.

Holy Rosary ...

...will sponsor the inaugural “Bishops Cup” golf tournament on Monday, Oct. 8, at Independence Golf Course in Midlothian.

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo is expected to bless all golfers before the tournament which is being co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 6457. The featured prize is a “Hole-in-One” to win a 2012 Volvo C30. An overall tournament award will also be given to the first place non-parish team.

The tournament is open to teams of both men and women golfers.

All proceeds will be used to support Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its ministries serving the Church Hill area of Richmond.

Early bird registration is available on a first come, first served basis. For registration or more information, go to and click on the Bishops Cup.


Diocesan Choir sets schedule

Since April 2009, The Diocesan Choir has sung at Diocesan Liturgies at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, including Ordinations and the Chrism Mass.

Generally, most members of The Diocesan Choir read music and have prior choral experience. Some members rehearse the choral parts with their respective parish music ministers, prior to each Diocesan Liturgy. Prior to each Diocesan Liturgy, choral music is emailed to each member. Upon arrival on the day of the Diocesan Liturgy, hard copies of the choral music are provided.

During 2012-2013, The Diocesan Choir will sing on the following dates:

For a complete list of the choral pieces to be sung at each Diocesan Liturgy during 2012-2013, and/or if you are interested in becoming a part of this music ministry, please email Patrick Carlin at


photo: Enjoying cotton candy at the recent week-long Diocesan Middle School camp at Christ the King Parish in Norfolk are Juliana Cerne and Veronica Blount, both from St. Jerome in Newport News.

Diocesan Middle
School camp

Enjoying cotton candy at the recent week-long Diocesan Middle School camp at Christ the King Parish in Norfolk are Juliana Cerne and Veronica Blount, both from St. Jerome in Newport News and rising sixth graders. Participants were 25 middle school campers from five different parishes. The camp was coordinated by youth ministers of the parishes, Julie Balik, Shaylyn Baker,Margie Curtis, and Rocky Rhoades as well as 10 volunteer high school and college age counselors. Activities included Mass, Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration, a scavenger hunt at the Virginia Zoo, a day at Ocean Breeze Waterpark, and a carnival day complete with inflatable games and cotton candy. It was a week where campers were able to have fun while deepening their relationship with Christ and forging new friendships with peers from neighboring parishes. (PHOTO BY CA RHOADES)


photo: work camp participants

Work camp at All Saints Catholic School

Youth from five Richmond area parishes (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Redeemer in Mechanicsville, Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. Paul’s) recently participated in a work camp at All Saints Catholic School. The participants spread mulch, painted, trimmed bushes, washed buses, and cleaned storage areas. In all, 26 youth and 10 adults participated in the camp. After working each day, campers then participated in activities such as swimming, bowling, a movie, and a visit to Kings Dominion. The camp was supported by a grant from the Diocesan Appeal.

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