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September 3, 2012 | Volume 87, Number 22

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Clergy appointment

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has announced the following clergy appointment, effective immediately:

 

NFP Classes for Diocese of Richmond

This is a partial listing of Natural Family Planning classes being offered throughout the Diocese of Richmond. To find classes in other locations, please visit the Diocesan NFP Website: www.richmonddiocese.org/marriageformation/nfp

 

photo: hands knitting

Shawl ministry

The women of St. Anne Parish in Bristol, who recently celebrated the first year of their prayer shawl ministry, have given 62 prayer shawls — along with the prayers offered while the garments were being knitted — to people in need this year. The group gathers on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to support one another and pray as they work. “During this time of fellowship, we share our joys and sorrows, and our community has grown,” says Agnes Hurt. The group is inviting new members. For more information, call Agnes Hurt (276) 669-3963, or Christine Cauldwell, (423) 968-7292.

 

Sr. Marilyn Lieber, who lived in Norfolk, dies

Sister Marilyn Therese Lieber, a member of the Daughters of Wisdom (Sister Catherine of the Eucharist) died Aug. 10 in Norfolk. She was 80.

She grew up in Long Island, N.Y. and on February 2, 1952 made her profession of vows as a sister, a woman religious, in the international Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom.

Sister Marilyn was a graduate of Maryview Hospital School of Nursing in Portsmouth and practiced nursing at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth (1955-1965) and taught in their diploma program until the 1970’s.

She also served as a nurse educator in the Dioceses of Richmond; Brooklyn, NY; Rockville Center, NY and Raleigh, NC. She served in the Norfolk Department of Public Health as a research consultant and at ODU as an adjunct associate professor in the 1990s.

The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.

 

Meyera Oberndorf to receive Humanitarian Award of CCEVA

Former Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera E. Oberndorf will receive the 2012 Bishop’s Humanitarian Award of Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia in October for “a lifetime of service” in the Hampton Roads area.

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has bestowed the award annually since 2006 to recognize individuals who have made a difference in southeast Virginia through charity and effort.

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo will present the award at a luncheon hosted by CCEVA at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Oct. 17 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets will be available online after Sept. 1 at www.cceva.org. Tickets are $50 per person, with $30 of it being tax deductible. Attendees may also sponsor a table of 10 for $750.

Oberndorf is Virginia Beach’s longest serving mayor, having served in that position from 1988 to 2008. In recent years, she continued her benevolence by serving on the Board of Directors of CCEVA, the Together We Can Foundation, and the Armed Services YMCA.

 

photo: In front row, from left, are Daniel A. Cogut (wearing alb), Marton Lonart, Thomas S. Keys, Henry O. Ayakwah, (Transitional) Deacon Gino P. Rossi, Bishop DiLorenzo, John R. Baab, Jamie W. Hickman, Omar J. Valmond and James P. O’Reilly. In the middle row, from left, are Nicholas E. Redmond, J. Miguel Melendez, John R. Christian, Kyle S. O’Connor, Father Boehling. In the back row, from left, are Stefan Migac, Matthew A. Kiehl, Mark E. Kowalski and Deacon Nicholas Mammi.

Bishop meets with seminarians

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo met with seminarians, two deacons and Father Michael Boehling, Vicar for Vocations, for Mass, followed by dinner Aug. 16 at Holy Rosary Church in Richmond. In front row, from left, are Daniel A. Cogut (wearing alb), Marton Lonart, Thomas S. Keys, Henry O. Ayakwah, (Transitional) Deacon Gino P. Rossi, Bishop DiLorenzo, John R. Baab, Jamie W. Hickman, Omar J. Valmond and James P. O’Reilly. In the middle row, from left, are Nicholas E. Redmond, J. Miguel Melendez, John R. Christian, Kyle S. O’Connor, Father Boehling. In the back row, from left, are Stefan Migac, Matthew A. Kiehl, Mark E. Kowalski and Deacon Nicholas Mammi, a permanent deacon who is preparing for priesthood.

 

Seminar on ministry to people with dementia

A seminar for clergy and lay ministers entitled “When Words Fail: Practical Ministry to People with Dementia,” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westminster-Canterbury, 1600 Westbrook Ave., in Richmond.

Presenters will include Rev. Kathy Berry, WCR chaplain to residents needing memory support and adjunct professor in the graduate School of Allied Health Professionals at VCU Medical Center; Rev. W. Ray Inscoe, director of Pastoral Care at WCR; Debbie Perkins, nurse practitioner, and Katherine Leonard, music therapist.

The seminar will highlight the physiological, emotional, and spiritual effects of dementia.

The cost is $20, which covers materials and lunch. Space is limited, so those interested are asked to contact Vanessa Perry, vperry@wcrichmond.org or telephone 804-200-1502, by September 20 for more information and registration.

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