Staff from the diocesan pastoral center participated in the second annual service day on the feast day of the diocese’s patron saint, St. Vincent de Paul, Wednesday, Sept. 27. Left: Angela Allen, Kelly Lazzara and Margaret Keightly paint a map on the playground at St. Joseph School, Petersburg.
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Robert Atkins and John Norwood remove one of several overgrown tree limbs from the parking lot at St. John Parish, Highland Springs.

From left, Sandy Nixon, Carrie Poston, (partially hidden), Martha Horne, Sheri Kemp, Jeny Burhead and Bernadette Harris package lunches at Feedmore in Richmond.

Sister Inma Cuesta-Ventura, Gwen Holler and Daniel Villar assemble supplies for Moments of Hope Outreach, which serves the homeless of Richmond. Nine entities received some form of help during the service day, which was organized by the diocese’s Office of Evangelization.

Emily Filippi visits with a resident at the Little Sisters of the Poor facility in Henrico.

At the Sacred Heart Center, Richmond, left to right, Karen Shufflebarger, Dana Erby and Katie Hoffmeister hold the ladder for James Mwangi as they decorate the hall.