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July 21, 2014 | Volume 89 Number 19

living our mission logoCapital Campaign
‘Living Our Mission’ passes $10 Million mark

Over the past six months since the Diocese first launched the Living Our Mission campaign in 14 pilot parishes, many people have made significant pledges of support. To date, $10,248,566 has been raised in the first wave of the campaign.

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Two seminarians leave for Rome

Men in the diocese’s priestly formation program will gather for their annual retreat at Wintergreen in early August.

New schools need to meet strict requirements

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo is requiring two private educational entities to go through a rigorous five-year procedure before they can be recognized officially as Catholic schools.

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Judge Thomas ends 25-year stint as volunteer with Tribunal

After a period of 25 years as a volunteer, Judge John Thomas decided that at age 87 it was time to retire from his role as Chancellor of the Diocese of Richmond.

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believe as you pray by Deacon Christopher Colville17th Sunday in Ordinary Time



in light of faith by barbara hughesUntil we have faces


Diocesan Appeal helps support Home Mission Program

Our mission parishes are vital to the fabric of the Diocese.

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Commentary: On being a Catholic

More Roman Catholics attend Mass on any given Sunday than all the fans who attend sporting events: including baseball, football, basketball and tennis, for an entire year.

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Va. Beach couple honored for ministry to disabled

Joe and Susie Stefonowich, parishioners at Church of the Holy Family in Virginia Beach, recently received the first diocesan St. Dymphna and Blessed Margaret of Costello Advocacy Award for their ongoing work with persons with disabilities.

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Holy Cross students make home repairs in Appalachia

Fifteen current or former students of Holy Cross Regional School of Lynchburg participated in the 13th annual Lynchburg Catholic Faith Community Appalachian Workweek.

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Mechanicsville Youth Attend One Bread, One Cup Conference

Three youth and their adult leaders from Redeemer Parish in Mechanicsville attended the recent One Bread, One Cup Summer Liturgical Leadership Conference in St. Meinrad, Indiana.

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Filipino Festival set Aug. 8-9 at Our Lady of Lourdes

The annual Filipino Festival, the largest of its kind in Virginia, will be held on the spacious grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd. in the Lakeside area of Henrico County on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9.

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St. Joseph’s, Martinsville

Hermanas religiosas latinas al servicio de la pastoral hispana

Abortion center regulations must be maintained





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