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September 3, 2012 | Volume 87, Number 22


Silent auction

The Bishop Sullivan stamp collection silent auction and wine and food pairing will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart parish hall. The evening will include “celebrity chefs” preparing meals, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, with the chefs to include Father Joseph Goldsmith, former parishioner who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Richmond this past June.

The cost will be $10 per person and tickets can be purchased at the door or at half price in the parish office before the event.


Fun ‘n Food Fest

The Fun ‘n Food Fest, sponsored by The Church of St. Therese at 4137 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 10 p.m, and on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m to 10 p.m. It will include games for all ages, raffles, vendors, live entertainment, silent auction, French Cafe, Filipino food, barbeque and funnel cakes. Admission is free.



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Catholic Woman’s Club

The Catholic Woman’s Club of Richmond will hold an old-fashioned “Tea and Roses” event on September 17, at 2 p.m. at the Columbian Center, 2324 Pump Road.

New and prospective members are invited to learn the purpose of the club which will have its 100th anniversary in two years.

The club’s activities include the annual pilgrimage to Aquia, the first Catholic settlement in Virginia, with a side trip to Occoquan on October 13. Each year, contributions are made to Meals on Wheels, St. Francis Home, Comboni Sisters, and scholarships to St. Gertrude’s High School, among other charities.

Catholic women are asked to contact Joan Walton at 804-266-2612 for the tea and for the Aquia trip with a deadline of September 12, call Mary Anne Gardner at 804-740-9583.


Art show

The “Raising Cane” art show to benefit at risk older adults will be held Sept. 28-30 at Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News. Sponsored by Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia and the Peninsula Agency on Aging, the art show features plain wooden walking canes transformed into art work by local artists and crafters who pay a $25 entry fee to cover the cost of the cane.

Decorated canes will be accepted through Sept. 21. Those interested in participating can pick up their cane at one of Catholic Charities’ locations, 5361 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, or 12829 Jefferson Ave., Suite 101, Newport News, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

For more information, call 757-456-2366 or visit www.cceva.org.


Tidewater Catholic Singles

Tidewater Catholic Alumni Club, aka Tidewater Catholic Singles, is a group of professional, single Catholics interested in spiritual, service and social activities. The annual prospective member party will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 12 to 4 p.m. To RSVP, or for more information, contact Andrew at abyrne12345@msn.com, 757-851-5359, or Brenda at bchgalvb@yahoo.com.


Golf tournament

St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus is having its 8th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 5, at The Club at Viniterra in New Kent. Best ball play begins at 11 a.m. All proceeds from this event benefit our parish and Knights of Columbus charities. There will be lunch on the course, dinner and prizes after the tournament.

To register a team or sponsor a hole, call Ray Smith @ 804-779-7749 or Pat Valerio @ 804-334-3422.


St. Bridget School

St. Bridget School in Richmond is seeking the names, addresses, contact numbers and email addresses of former students in preparation for its 60th anniversary during the current school year. Those with information should contact pto@saintbridget.org or Kara Hart at 804-314-7670 or karahart@verizon.net.

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