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August 17, 2015 | Volume 90 Number 21

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Clergy announcements

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has announced the following clergy appointments effective immediately:

The following are six new international priests coming to the Diocese of Richmond:

 

photo: vacation bible school participants
Father Ronald J. Naylor

Fr. Ronald Naylor, retired priest, Navy chaplain, dies

Father Ronald J. Naylor, a retired priest of the Diocese of Richmond who was commissioned by the U.S. Navy as a member of the Navy Chaplain Corps, died July 28 in Norfolk. He was 81.

Born Oct. 23, 1933 in Turtle Creek, PA. as the third of 12 children, Father Naylor was ordained a priest May 3, 1960 and served at various parishes in the Diocese. His first assignment was as associate pastor at St. Bernadette’s in Springfield.

Father Naylor also served in priestly ministry at St. Leo’s, Fairfax; St. Edward’s, Richmond, and Blessed Sacrament, Norfolk.

In 1971, after being commissioned as a Navy chaplain, he served at duty stations throughout the world. For the past several years he served as pastor of Our Lady of Victory Chapel, at the Norfolk Naval Station.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 3 at St. Colman Church in Turtle Creek followed by a burial with military honors.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Church in Norfolk on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m.

 

photo: from left, are Father Anthony Appiah, a priest assigned to the Diocese of Arlington who was visiting; Msgr. Lane; Father Emmanuel Tabi-Mensah, St. Mary’s, Suffolk, and Msgr. Stephen Osei-Duah, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. Standing, from left, are Father Michael Boakye Yeboah, visiting; Father John Asare, St. Bede’s, Williamsburg; Father Emmanuel Adu Addai, visiting; Father Patrick Baffour-Akoto, St. Bede’s, Williamsburg, and Father Anthony Senyah, Holy Spirit, Christiansburg, and Holy Family, Pearisburg.

All the colors of Christmas, in July.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia Beach hosted a well-attended five day Vacation Bible School themed ‘The Great Christmas ADVENTure, Let Every Heart Prepare!’ 100 children from grades K through 6 participated along with 20 middle schoolers. 80 adults and teen volunteers engaged the children in drama/storytelling and teaching about how to prepare for Christmas in the Catholic tradition as well as learning more about the Holy Family. The event built excitement about Christmas even with no presents given.

 

photo: from left, are Father Anthony Appiah, a priest assigned to the Diocese of Arlington who was visiting; Msgr. Lane; Father Emmanuel Tabi-Mensah, St. Mary’s, Suffolk, and Msgr. Stephen Osei-Duah, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. Standing, from left, are Father Michael Boakye Yeboah, visiting; Father John Asare, St. Bede’s, Williamsburg; Father Emmanuel Adu Addai, visiting; Father Patrick Baffour-Akoto, St. Bede’s, Williamsburg, and Father Anthony Senyah, Holy Spirit, Christiansburg, and Holy Family, Pearisburg.
Daniel B. Sañez

Cathedral names new Director of Music and Liturgy

After receiving 62 applications, conducting 12 telephone interviews and holding 3 in-person interviews followed by auditions, the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart has named a new Director of Music and Liturgy. Daniel B. Sañez, currently Director of Music, Organist and Choirmaster for Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in New York City, will begin at the Cathedral in late September.

Mr. Sañez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Boston College where he studied organ and choral conducting with John Finney. As a Fulbright Fellow he studied in Leipzig, Germany with Ullrich Böhme. After returning from his Fulbright year, Mr. Sañez earned a Master of Music in Historical Performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.

Prior to his position at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in New York, Mr. Sañez was the Associate Director of Music for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and Assistant Director of Music at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown, D. C.

The Cathedral Director of Music and Liturgy Search Committee was chaired by Carey Bliley and included Msgr. Patrick Golden, Rector of the Cathedral, Msgr. Mark Richard Lane, Msgr. R. Francis Muench, Dennna Sampson, Amy Hruska, Kim Kremer, Edward Gerardo, Judge Thomas Jones, Gerald McCarthy, Dustin Shuman and David Sinden.

During the search Colleen Grafton served as Interim Director of Music and Liturgy and will continue in the role until August 31. At the conclusion of the Vigil Mass on August 1, Msgr. Golden recognized and thanked Ms. Grafton for her service to the Cathedral Parish while the search was conducted.

 

photo: r. Michael G. Boehling, Vicar for Vocations, and the seminarians went up to the mountains in Nellysford to gather for their annual seminarian retreat. They enjoyed a time of renewal, relaxation, and spiritual reflection. Father Brian Capuano, Pastor of St. Joseph in Petersburg, and newly ordained Father Matthew Kiehl, Parochial Vicar of St. Andrew and St. Gerard in Roanoke, assisted with the retreat which welcomed back the men who are continuing in formation along with eight new seminarians (pictured at left).

New Seminarians

Fr. Michael G. Boehling, Vicar for Vocations, and the seminarians went up to the mountains in Nellysford to gather for their annual seminarian retreat. They enjoyed a time of renewal, relaxation, and spiritual reflection. Father Brian Capuano, Pastor of St. Joseph in Petersburg, and newly ordained Father Matthew Kiehl, Parochial Vicar of St. Andrew and St. Gerard in Roanoke, assisted with the retreat which welcomed back the men who are continuing in formation along with eight new seminarians (pictured at left).

Below is a list of the other Seminarians who are in formation at their respective seminaries or serving their parish pastoral year assignments.

Pastoral Year
Pontifical North American College
Saint John Paul II Seminary
Saint Mary’s Seminary and University
Saint Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary
Theological College

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