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January 18, 2016 | Volume 91 Number 6

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photo: Students, from left, are Tyler Kurtz, Rafael Alfonso, Catalina Lugo, Victoria Herrera and Eric Bazile.

St. Pius X School Team A win Science Bowl

The fourth annual Tidewater Catholic School Middle School Science Bowl was held at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach on Saturday, January 9th. St. Pius X School Team A, Norfolk, under the direction of Patricia Pitton, placed first in the ten team competition. The students began preparing for the Science Bowl in September during their lunch and after school. Congratulations St. Pius X Students for a job well done. Students, from left, are Tyler Kurtz, Rafael Alfonso, Catalina Lugo, Victoria Herrera and Eric Bazile.

 

Office for Black Catholics receives national grant

The Diocese of Richmond recently received a grant totalling $116,000 from the Black and Indian Mission Office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The national grant was established in 1884 to manage the annual collection that is distributed as diocesan grants. The appeal helps support the evangelization needs in the Black and Native American community, and plays a vital role in the missonary efforts of the Office for Black Catholics.

The money from the grant includes $80,000 allocated for Black Evangelization and $36,000 for Native American Evangelization.

Ministries that will receive assistance, but not limited to, include schools, parishes and vocations.

“It is because of the generosity of the church members of the Diocese of Richmond that funds were allocated to the Office for Black Catholics in order to help support these efforts,” an official from the national office said.

The Black and Indian Collection is a part of the World Mission Collection which includes Propagation of the Faith and U.S. Home Missions.

The collection this year will be held on October 16.

“The Diocese of Richmond Office for Black Catholics appreciates the support from the parish community,” said Pam Harris, director of the Office for Black Catholics.

 

photo: Pictured are Sister Alexandra Prosser with the 7th grade students and Brenda Orie, Director of Social Ministries at St. Vincent de Paul Parish.

Coat drive in Hampton

Seventh grade students at Saint Mary Star of the Sea School in Hampton collected several boxes of warm winter coats, caps, and gloves for Saint Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries. Saint Vincent de Paul has a clothes closet and regularly distributes food and clothing items to those who may need them the most in Newport News. Pictured are Sister Alexandra Prosser with the 7th grade students and Brenda Orie, Director of Social Ministries at St. Vincent de Paul Parish.

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