October 15, 2012 | Volume 87, Number 25
Eastern Vicariate Mass for Life to be held Oct. 21 in Norfolk
The diocese’s Eastern Vicariate will celebrate a Mass for Life to honor the commitment of Catholic parishes to the sanctity of human life on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 6400 Newport Ave., Norfolk.
Father Joseph H. Metzger, pastor of Blessed Sacrament, will preside.
The Mass will be followed by a reception commemorating the respect life ministries of parishes in the Eastern Vicariate.
For more information, contact Deacon Robert Durel, Holy Spirit Parish, Virginia Beach, 757-468-3600, ext. 108, or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jay Brown, Office of Justice and Peace in Richmond, 804-545-5975 or email@example.com.
Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo presided and preached at Mass Sept. 27 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center during his welcome to new international priests on loan to the Diocese of Richmond from their dioceses in Africa and, in one case, a religious community. From left are Father Francis Xavier Musolooza, pastor of Christ the King, Abingdon, and St. John, Marion; Father Anthony Mpungu, pastor of St. Peter the Apostle, Lake Gaston, and St. Richard’s, Emporia; Father Wayne Ball, pastor of St. Patrick’s, Richmond, and with the Diocesan Tribunal; Msgr. Joseph Ssempungu, Vicar General from the Diocese of Masaka; Father John Baptist Kaganda, Pastoral Coordinator of the Diocese of Masaka; Father David Nott, with the Diocesan Tribunal; Father Patrick Golden, rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and assistant Vicar for Clergy; Bishop DiLorenzo; Father Joseph Ssembatya, visiting priest with Father Lusembo; Father John Mary Lugemwa, OSB, with Mary Mother of the Church Benedictine Abbey, Richmond; Msgr. Mark Richard Lane, Vicar for Clergy; Father Gerald S. Kaggwa, parochial vicar of St. Bridget’s, Richmond; Father Charles Ssebalamu, parochial vicar of St. Bede’s, Williamsburg; Father John Kazibwe, pastor of St. Paschal Baylon, South Boston, Good Shepherd, South Hill, and St. Catherine of Siena, Clarksville; and Father Matthias Lusembo, of Christ the King, Norfolk.
Christian Formation Commission
Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo poses with new members recently appointed to the diocesan Christian Formation Commission after having lunch with the entire Commission Oct. 3. Standing with the Bishop, from left, are Nancy Brinkac, of Incarnation, Charlottesville; Rita Zimmerman, of Holy Name of Mary, Bedford, and Sister Bernadette Taraschi, IHM, of St. Pius X, Norfolk. Seated, from left, are Kathey Boyer, of St. Andrew’s, Roanoke; Claudia Trznadel, Regional Coordinator for Hispanic Ministry — Eastern Vicariate, with the Office of Hispanic Ministry, and Father Eric Ayers, parochial vicar of the Peninsula Cluster Parishes (St. Joseph’s, Hampton; St. Vincent de Paul, Newport News, and St. Mary Star of the Sea, Fort Monroe).
Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program
Three seniors from Holy Cross Regional School in Lynchburg were recently named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. From left are Ora Arthornsombat, Brian Loftus and Elizabeth Main. They are among about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.
Advisory Board of Diocesan Center for Marriage, Family, and Life
Some of the 30-plus members of the Advisory Board of Diocesan Center for Marriage, Family, and Life are seen at a meeting earlier in September. The full membership was listed in a previous announcement article of the establishment of the office. Members are involved in a wide spectrum of initiatives including Engagement/Marriage Preparation, Natural Family Planning, Respect Life, Crisis Pregnancies, Separated and Divorced Couples, Men’s Ministry and Women’s Ministry.