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September 14, 2015 | Volume 90 Number 23

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Clergy assignments

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has made the following Clergy Appointments, effective as noted:

 

Sr. Gilda Zanchetta of Comboni Sisters dies

Sister Mary Gilda Zanchetta, a member of the Comboni Missionary Sisters who spent 31 years in the Diocese of Richmond, died Aug. 15 at the community of elderly sisters in Arco (Trento) in northern Italy. She was 86.

Sister Gilda made her relgious profession in May 1953 and arrived in Richmond two months later. She first ministered to young African American unwed mothers at St. Gerard Maternity Home in South Richmond. She later taught pre-school children at the Holy Roasary Parish Day Care Center and later at the Holy Angels Day Care Center at the Comboni Sisters Provincial headquarters in the Lakeside area of Henrico County.

Sister Gilda was transferred to Italy in March 1988 where she helped care for elderly women in a nursing home. Then from 1995 until 2009, when she retired due to failing health, she was involved in pastoral work in two parishes in northern Italy.

 

“The Francis Effect on the American Church” podcast

The Bishop Keane Institute, a ministry of Immaculate Conception Church, Hampton will present Dr. Massimo Faggioli and Father Thomas Reese, S.J. on Friday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m., speaking about “The Francis Effect on the American Church.” Listen to two podcasts of these speakers prior to the event to learn more about each of them, their background and what Pope Francis means to them. The podcasts can be heard at: https://soundcloud.com/foundhuman/episode-108-massimo-faggioli and https://soundcloud.com/foundhuman/episode-107-fr-thomas-reese-sj.

For more information about the lecture series and tickets, please visit www.keaneinstitute.org.

 

Fr. Kuhneman named Vicar for Clergy

Father Timothy Kuhneman, pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, will begin his new role as full-time Vicar for Clergy, serving at the Diocesan Pastoral Center beginning Sept. 21.

Msgr. Patrick Golden, who has served as the part-time Assistant to the Vicar for Clergy at the Pastoral Center since 2012, in addition to his role as rector at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, will return to being the full-time rector of the Cathedral.

Msgr. Mark Richard Lane, Vicar for Clergy since 2005, is responsible for overseeing and assisting diocesan clergy and other clergy who are serving in the Diocese, such as visiting and international priests.

He advocates for and is a liaison between priests and the Bishop, diocesan Curia and staff. In addition, the Vicar for Clergy assists the Vicar for Vocations with matters related to seminarians. His duties also include maintaining records and administrative matters for priests.

Father Kuhneman, ordained a priest in 2006, will also assume the role of Director of Priestly Life and Ongoing Formation, a position that had been held by Msgr. Timothy Keeney, pastor of St. Bedeís, Williamsburg.

In this role Father Kuhneman will oversee continuing formation of recently ordained priests, the annual Priests’ Convocation and clergy study days, among other responsibilities.

 

photo: Pictured from left are Victoria Harris, Sid Alvarado, supervisior, and Eric Graetzer, all from the Richmond office of Commonwealth Catholic Charities. Other counselors not in the photo but serving as housing counselors are Shelly Burchfield, in the Norton office, and Joelle Henry, in the Roanoke office.

Pictured from left are Victoria Harris, Sid Alvarado, supervisior, and Eric Graetzer, all from the Richmond office of Commonwealth Catholic Charities. Other counselors not in the photo but serving as housing counselors are Shelly Burchfield, in the Norton office, and Joelle Henry, in the Roanoke office.

Agency of the year

Commonwealth Catholic Charities was recognized with an award as the Agency of the Year by the Virginia Association of Housing Counselors at its recent annual conference in Hampton.

The honor is presented to agencies serving people of Virginia who need financial and housing counseling. The award to CCC noted that it helped people in underserved areas of Virginia, particularly in southwestern Virginia.

Pictured from left are Victoria Harris, Sid Alvarado, supervisior, and Eric Graetzer, all from the Richmond office of Commonwealth Catholic Charities. Other counselors not in the photo but serving as housing counselors are Shelly Burchfield, in the Norton office, and Joelle Henry, in the Roanoke office.

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