We are writing to follow-up on the appeal letter and information sent to you asking for your financial support for “The Jennifer Stivers Campaign to Save the Lives of the Most Vulnerable.” We are off to a strong start and have received donations back from a number of our KofC brothers. At this time, we have received 33 donations from our Council members, enabling us to be able to order one of the ultrasound machines.
Just think what we can do if 100% of our Brothers make a gift – of any size – to this critical initiative!
The appeal letter, support information, and donation form are attached again to this email. We ask you to give this your prayerful consieration and decide on the donation you will make to this important fundraising campaign and to communicate your donation back as soon as possible to Ron Campbell using the attached form. You may also call Ron or John McCulla, or email us with your donation information.
The link to make a pledge on the St. Bridget ConnectNow site is active and several brothers have given through this channel. The link is: https://giving.parishsoft.com/app/Giving/ncs-1403, and select “Ultrasound Collection Pregnancy Resource Center.”
Please be generous in your contribution with the confidence of knowing that the money you donate will be directly connected to the Pregnancy Resource Center’s services to mothers and their unborn children. Many, many lives will be saved.
Thank you, Brothers. We are a Council dedicated to support life and the Unborn! Help us have an great report at our Members meeting on May 13th by making your donation!
We will meet on the FIRST Saturday of May, May 4, in the Parish Center Meeting Room, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30.
We are pleased that Monsignor William H. Carr will be our speaker at our upcoming Meeting. Complementing our focus on The Mass over the past several meetings, Monsignor Carr will speak to The Mass from his perspective of being a celebrant of The Mass for the past 50 years. This will be a wonderful opportunity to further delve into the mystery of The Mass and the gift of The Eucharistic.
Monsignor plans to provide a generous period for questions and answers, allowing us to ask some of the pressing questions we have had about The Mass and attending Mass. All men of the parish are invited to attend. Please consider inviting your friends and fellow parishioners to share in this discussion.
We are ‘rounding the last corner on our way to the FFF next weekend. Please sign up to volunteer for the 26th and 27th as there are still needs…..but I need to ask one more time for volunteers to cook next week in preparation for the festival. We have a bunch of chicken to finish cooking, and all the Ratatouille to cook. Please respond to when you can help next week.
We are so excited for our 11th Annual RVA French Food Festival, kicking off NEXT Friday and Saturday, April 26th and 27th! As the festival has continued to grow, so has our need for volunteers, and we need A LOT of help!
If you haven’t already signed up, would you please consider joining us? We can promise you’ll have fun, and what better way to spend your time than to lend a helping hand to a great cause?
To sign up, visit www.littlesistersofthepoor.volunteerhub.com and choose an open shift. We could especially use your help with our new guest chefs–this is an amazing opportunity to work alongside some of Richmond’s most talented chefs from the BEST local restaurants.
Thank you so much!!
RVA French Food Festival
Little Sisters of the Poor, 1503 Michaels Rd, Henrico, VA 23229
Pope Benedict Essay: The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse
SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER
Pope Emeritus Benedict, The National Catholic Resister 4/12/19
Since I myself had served in a position of responsibility as shepherd of the Church at the time of the public outbreak of the crisis, and during the run-up to it, I had to ask myself – even though, as emeritus, I am no longer directly responsible – what I could contribute to a new beginning.
My work is divided into three parts.
In the first part, I aim to present briefly the wider social context of the question, without which the problem cannot be understood. I try to show that in the 1960s an egregious event occurred, on a scale unprecedented in history. It could be said that in the 20 years from 1960 to 1980, the previously normative standards regarding sexuality collapsed entirely, and a new normalcy arose that has by now been the subject of laborious attempts at disruption.
In the second part, I aim to point out the effects of this situation on the formation of priests and on the lives of priests.
Finally, in the third part, I would like to develop some perspectives for a proper response on the part of the Church.
A crowd that Capitol Police estimated at 6,500 demonstrators descended on Capitol Square from across the state to protest failed legislation to eliminate some restrictions on late-term abortions and Gov. Ralph Northam’s recent comments on that proposal.
Wednesday’s event, the largest anti-abortion demonstration at the state Capitol in recent memory, was affiliated with the national March for Life, an annual event that has for years drawn thousands of protesters to the national mall in Washington.
From: “The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception” <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: April 3, 2019 at 7:01:46 AM EDT To: “Michael Kozak” <email@example.com> Subject:New Website Launched
The new website is AMAZING!
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.nationalshrine.org.
The new site features fresh design and photography, as well as enhanced navigation, functionality, and interactivity from any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop).
Explore the Basilica like never before through our new 360° 3D Virtual Tours and Interactive Maps of the Great Upper Church, the Crypt Church, and Memorial Hall, including all of our more than 80 chapels and oratories.
Gain a birds-eye view of the interior and exterior of America’s Catholic Church through spectacular drone aerials set to the beautiful music of the Choir of the Basilica.