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January 4, 2016 | Volume 91 Number 5

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Correction for ad

The correct address for Church of the Redeemer is 8275 Meadowbridge Road in Mechanicsville. An incorrect number on Meadowbridge Road was made in an ad for the annual Santo Niño Celebration to be held there on Saturday, Jan. 9.

 

Diocese thanked for annual collection for Catholic Relief Services

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has received a letter of thanks for the Diocese’s gift of $58,666 to Catholic Relief Services.

The money was raised through the CRS Rice Bowl which encourages Lenten sacrifices. “For over 70 years CRS has served the poorest of the poor around the world, providing relef to communities affected by natural and man-made disasters,” said Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services.

“Your gift helps rush humanitarian aid and emergency relief to immediate and ongoing crises around the world,” she wrote.

“I thank you for leading the faithful in the Diocese of Richmond to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and marginalized people overseas.”

 

photo: Sr. James Regina Rankin

Sr. James Regina Rankin, who taught in Petersburg, dies

Sister James Regina Rankin, a native of Richmond who entered the religious community of the Daughters of Charity, died Dec. 12 at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg, Md. She was 80 and had entered the community 62 years ago when she was 18.

Baptized as Katreen Rankin, she graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Richmond in 1952.

Sister, who received a Master of Arts in Theology from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., in 1980, taught at various Catholic schools. Among them was St. Vincent de Paul High School in Petersburg, where she taught from 1990 to 2001.

Mass of Christian Burial for Sister James Regina was celebrated December 19, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Emmitsburg.

She is survived by nieces, nephews, and her Sisters in Community.

 

Clergy Announcements

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has announced the following:

 

photo: The three men admitted into candidacy are, from front left, Miguel Melendez, John Christian and Mark Kowalski. Also pictured with the Bishop are Father John Asare, Parochial Vicar, St. Bede’s Catholic Church, Williamsburg, left; Father Timothy Kuhneman, Vicar for Clergy, Father Michael Boehling, Vicar for Vocations, and Msgr. Mark Richard Lane, Vicar General, right. Bishop DiLorenzo joined the seminarians for lunch afterwards in the parish hall. Two seminarians not present because they are in theology studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome are James Hickman and Kyle O’Connor. (Photo by Conrad Ruble)

Seminarians attend service to mark the beginning of the Holy Year of Mercy

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo poses with seminarians including the three men who were admitted to the Candidacy for Holy Orders on December 20 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The three men admitted into candidacy are, from front left, Miguel Melendez, John Christian and Mark Kowalski. Also pictured are Father John Asare, Parochial Vicar, St. Bede’s Catholic Church, Williamsburg, left; Father Timothy Kuhneman, Vicar for Clergy, Father Michael Boehling, Vicar for Vocations, and Msgr. Mark Richard Lane, Vicar General, right. Bishop DiLorenzo joined the seminarians for lunch afterwards in the parish hall. Two seminarians not present because they are in theology studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome are James Hickman and Kyle O’Connor. (Photo by Conrad Ruble)

 

Diocese found in compliance with USCCB Charter for Protection

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has received a letter notifying him that the Diocese of Richmond was found to be in compliance with requirements of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People for the 2014/2015 audit period.

This year’s audit, undertaken offsite by StoneBridge Business Partners of Rochester, N.Y., was done as part of the requirements of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

The Diocese requires that all new employees or volunteers at Catholic facilities must undergo background screening and then attend a program which provides guidance on how to recognize and eliminate sexual abuse of children and young people.

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