Eleventh annual RVA Latino Festival, Friday, June 28, 8-11 p.m. with Mass at 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 29, 1-11 p.m. Sacred Heart Church, 1400 Perry St. in Richmond’s Manchester neighborhood. Celebrates the vibrant Latin culture of many of the parish families from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Cuba and other Central and South American countries. Authentic cuisine includes tostadas, carnitas, tamales and tacos. Entertainment features live music and dancing. Games, raffles, folkloric dancing and more. Students of the Sacred Heart Latin Ballet will also perform. Bounce houses, face painting, games and more for children and youth. Miss Reinita contest for girls aged 6-18 will culminate with the winner being crowned. Free admission, but we ask attendees to bring a non-perishable food item for our parish food pantry.

The Charismatic Prayer Group invites you to a Charismatic Mass with praise and worship music beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 7, Thursday, June 27. Join us in the main sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel, 4491 Springfield Road, Glen Allen.

“Dames at Sea” presented by the Hurrah Players, Saturday, June 29, 2 p.m. (Doors open at 1:30 p.m.), Barry Robinson Theater, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, 4552 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Join us for the tap dancing sensation about love and adventure on the high seas! Tickets are on sale for $5 each at Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach. Call 757-456-5018 for more information. No ticket sales at the door.

Hope 4 Life invites you to our 5th annual banquet Saturday, July 13, St. Matthew Catholic School, 3314 Sandra Lane, Virginia Beach. The 5:30 p.m. Mass will be followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m. The banquet will begin at 7 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Bishop Barry C. Knestout. Please RSVP early to save a seat at or 757-810-1653.

6th Annual Christmas in July Craft Show, St. Stephen, Martyr, Catholic Church, 1544 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get out of the heat and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping. This event features artists, artisans, concessions and a 50/50 raffle. And, yes, there will be Christmas music and decorations! Free admission but please bring a canned good for our food pantry. Contact Denise Huffstickler or Carol Ehrbar with any questions.


Have you desired a deeper dive into your spiritual life? Would you like the tools to help others in their journey? SDI is an adult formation program in which the wisdom of the spiritual masters is explored in the context of a two-year curriculum. The program provides more than 50 tools to enhance spiritual growth and development and trains individuals to support others in their spiritual journey. The late Msgr. Chester P. Michael developed the Personal Growth Plan as a tool for spiritual growth. Cost and fees are intentionally kept low so that anyone might participate. An inquiry session will be held Sunday, June 23, 3 p.m., 801 Friendship Drive, Harrisonburg, or by individual appointment. For information and inquiry please contact: Tom Hook, 540- 246-6075,, Patty Huffman, 540-908- 7722,, or Betty Calabria, 540-421-3819, bet

Twelve days in the best of France, Sept. 30 – Oct. 11. Nice, Monte Carlo, Lyon, Loire Valley, Tours, Mont St. Michel, Bayeux, Normandy, Rouen and Paris. $3,899 from Washington. Includes airfare, land tour and government taxes and airline surcharges. For more information, contact Gerry Mancuso at the Richmond Diocese, 804-622-5264 or

Father Daniel A. Cogut, pastor, St. Ann Catholic Church, South Chesterfield, is hosting a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Oct. 22 – Nov. 1. Eleven-day tour for $3,650 including roundtrip airfare from Washington Dulles, four-star hotels, tours, meals, daily Mass and much more. For further information, contact Alba Kim at 804-298-4035 or email myheart2jesus@

Pilgrimage to England and Wales with Father Peter Naah, Friday, Aug. 23 – Monday, Sept. 2. Join us on a pilgrimage to honor and take courage in the witness of the awesome martyrs and saints of England and Wales with Father Naah, director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Williamsburg. It will begin in Canterbury and continue on to Walsingham, York, Durham, Holywell and London. Participants will travel to medieval cities, historic castles, ancient shrines and cathedrals. Visit for registration information.

Urgent need for permanent adorers for eucharistic adoration, St. Matthew Catholic Church, Virginia Beach: Sunday, 10-11 p.m. and 11 p.m.-Midnight; Monday, 11 p.m.-Midnight; Thursday, 10-11 p.m.; Saturday, 6-7 p.m. Secured chapel open 24 hours, seven days a week for 25 years serving not just for St. Matthew but also neighboring parishes. Contact Arnel Rodriguez, 757-479-5195 or 757-467-5224, or Andy Dart (JMJ Bookstore), 757-420-4941.

Calling all alumni of St. Benedict Catholic School! We are making plans for our Centennial Celebration (1919-2019) and we need you. Activities and events are underway to honor and celebrate our school and alumni. Visit our alumni Facebook page https:// groups/SaintBenedictAlumniRVA and share some memories with classmates. For further information and/or to receive our newsletter, call (804) 254-8850 or

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart gift shop has unique new and vintage gifts for Baptism, first Eucharist and confirmation. Gift shop is open before and after weekend Masses. For appointment shopping during the week, call Chris at (804) 359-5651.

The Board of Directors at Saint Francis Home embarked on a strategy last year to cultivate relationships with younger generations of supporters. We understand that Millennials want to contribute to causes when they believe their involvement makes a difference, even if they can only afford the equivalent of a Starbucks coffee. We also know of their affinity for social media and smartphones. So we launched the successful “Fill My Plate” campaign. Knowing everybody understands that good nutrition is critical to good health, we have made it simple to help with our food budget. Anybody can easily contribute as little as $5 with only a few clicks on their smart phone. By doing this, they will help to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables, more lean meats, and dairy and grains for our residents. Help us make a difference by visiting our dedicated web page, Please tell your family and friends how easy it is for them to help!

Mass for Unity and Racial Justice, 12 noon every Friday, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2712 2nd Ave, Highland Park, Richmond (10 minutes from downtown). Fr. Jim Arsenault presiding. The first Friday of every month includes Benediction, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and reconciliation until 2 p.m., followed by recitation of the Rosary for Peace.

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