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Embracing Our Sacramental Gifts Retreat, Aug. 13-14. Attend this two-day course by Deacon Darrell Wentworth from Awakening the Domestic Church at the St. Clare of Assisi Retreat Center, 620 Buckroe Ave., Hampton. For details email CONTACT@awakeningthedomesticchurch.com or call Sherry at 757-814-1706.


Resurrection Parish, 15353 Moneta Road (Route 122), Moneta, will hold its Summer Joyous Junque sale Friday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 28, 8 a.m – 3 p.m. Anything you could use inside and outside your house: toys, linens, dishes, electronics, small appliances, computers, flowers, pots, pans, collectables, jewelry and some furniture inside the building. Outside are tools, lawn/garden, sporting goods, electric ranges, fans, miscellaneous hardware and construction material. For more information go to JoyousJunque.org.


St. Mary’s Church, Richmond, is sponsoring a Parish Car Wash Fundraiser on Thursday, July 22 from 1:30 – 6:30 pm.  Our youth ministry campers and parishioners will happily wash your car(s) for a suggested donation of $10 per car.  Lemonade and refreshments will be available and all proceeds will support Cristo Rey High School, St. Francis Home, and Commonwealth Catholic Charities.  Come join us!


The Catholic Golden Age – Our Lady of Peace Chapter in Richmond is sponsoring a trip to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on Sunday, Aug. 15. We will attend the Solemn High Mass of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. After Mass we will go to Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant in Occoquan for a late lunch. All ages are welcome to join us. Cost of trip is $72 and includes lunch at Madigan’s. Reservations and payment must be received by Wednesday July 28. Call Peggy Nitz at 804-272- 0769 for details.


Have you been touched by the current of grace that is the Catholic Charismatic Renewal? If so, we would like to know who you are and how God has been leading you! Please connect with us at: contact@AwakeningTheDomesticChurch.com or 757-814-1706


Seventh Annual (Hybrid) St. Joseph Banquet, Saturday, July 24, St. Matthew, Virginia Beach. Reception 6:30 p.m., Banquet 7:15 p.m. Fr. Eric Krager, St. Benedict Church, Chesapeake, will be the keynote speaker. This year’s banquet, due to continued COVID restrictions, will be “hybrid” with limited in-person seating. RSVP early to Louantha Kerr, louantha@gmail.com. The banquet will be live-streamed for those unable to attend. Tune in to our website at hope4lifeva.com to view this event.


Norfolk Catholic High School Class of 1970, 50 Years (+1) Reunion, weekend of Oct. 22-24, 2021. Contact racmac3@verizon.net or reunion50@groups.io if interested in finding out more information.


Father Nicholas Habets Assembly 1505, the patriotic degree of the Knights of Columbus in Virginia Beach, is hosting the 2021 USO Warrior Classic Golf Tournament at the Sewells Point Golf Course, Friday, Oct. 8. The tournament is open to the public. Net proceeds will be donated directly to the USO-HRCV to support LOCAL programs. For more information, visit https://birdeasepro.com/2021usowarriorclassic.


St. Paul Catholic Church, Richmond, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020. In conjunction with the anniversary celebration, the parish published a 100-page book — “St. Paul’s Catholic Church: First Hundred Years.” The book, detailing the history of the parish, contains over 200 photographs. Copies of the book can be obtained by sending a check, payable to St. Paul’s, to St. Paul Catholic Church, 909 Rennie Ave., Richmond, VA 23222. The cost is $29 per copy ($25 for the book and $4 for shipping).


Join Father James Arsenault, pastor of St. Elizabeth, Richmond, on an amazing Seine River cruise through Paris and Normandy, April 28 – May 5, 2022. Seven-night bucket list trip on AMA Waterway’s AMALyra starts at $4,005 per person and includes accommodations, meals, beverages during meals, choice of daily excursions, wreath laying ceremony in Normandy, taxes and gratuities during the cruise. There is also a pre-cruise optional Paris land package available that features a private Mass at Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Group airfare quotes available upon request. For more information, contact Stella Capocelli Carter at 804-359-3217 x310 or s.capocelli@tourplaninternational.com. Full itinerary and registration are available at https://tourplaninternational.com/parisnormandy.


Join us for the World-Famous Oberammergau Passion Play! The Church of St. Therese, Chesapeake, has a few spaces left for a special journey, June 8-18, 2022, to the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, as well as Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Munich. Due to the pandemic, the Passion Play, which is held only every 10 years, was moved from 2020 to 2022. Save $300 if reservation and down payment are made before April 30, 2021. To register or for more information, contact Megan Malhiot at mmalhiot@sttheresechesva.org; 757 488-2553.


“Walking with Jesus” trip to the Holy Land: Join Father Kevin J. O’Brien, pastor at St. Therese, Chesapeake, as the spiritual director for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (with an optional two-day excursion to Petra and Jordan) Nov. 30 — Dec. 10, 2021. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus as we explore Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem and other biblical sites. Cost is $3,695 (double occupancy) with an additional $1,045 for the optional excursion to Petra and Jordan. To register or for more information, contact Megan Malhiot at mmalhiot@sttheresechesva.org; 757 488-2553 as soon as possible!


Join Msgr. Patrick Golden, pastor of Our Lady of Nazareth, Roanoke, on a pilgrimage to Poland, Prague and Budapest, Sept. 18- 30, 2021. We will reflect on the lives of St. Faustina and St. Pope John Paul II. In addition, experience scenic and historic Central Europe. 13-day tour for $4,299 including airfare, hotels, tours, meals, Mass every day in holy places, including at Our Lady Victorious, home of the Infant Jesus of Prague, and much more. For further information, please contact: Alba Kim: 804-298-4035 or email: tours@albastours.com or visit www.albastours.com. Reservations are available now. Space is limited. COVID policies available upon request.


Join Deacon Charles Williams, director of the Diocese of Richmond’s Office for Black Catholics and deacon at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Oct. 21-30, 2021, for the most deeply moving spiritual experience of your lifetime. The 10-day tour for $3,599 includes airfare, hotels, tours, breakfast and dinner, daily Mass in holy places and much more. For further information, contact: Alba Kim 804-298-4035 or email tours@albastours.com or visit www.albastours.com. Reservations are available now. Space is limited. COVID policies available upon request.


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