September 3-4, 2011




Sat 9/3 Caroline Jones Community Life James Conklin Father Edgar
Sun 9/4

Helen K. Mathews (R.I.P.)

David Seckora

Jacob Lafferty & Madelyn Kruger

Father Edgar

Mon  9/5

No Mass


Tues. 9/6

Caroline G. Jones  (R.I.P.) Edna Trudeau   Fr. John
Wed 9/7

Melvin Gooch (R.I.P.) Anniversaary of death

      Fr. Edgar
Thurs 9/8 Francis & Esther Seckora 56th Wedding Anniversary Francis & Esther Seckora     Fr.Edgar
Fri 9/9 Helen K. Mathews (R.I.P.)  Richard & Carolyn Alford     Father Edgar
Sat 9/10 Angelo Lepre (R.I.P.) Michele & John Rouse Andrew & Kaitlyn Seckora Father Edgar
Sun 9/11 Michael McElhinney (R.I.P.) Mike & Lillian McElhinney Larkin & Claire Rae Father Edgar


Jon Laubach

Ann-Marie Bristow

Elsie Drexler

Patsy Seckora

Harriet Tokarz

Dorothy Ware

Mary Kurdziel

Joyce Richardson

Vic  Kaczmarski

Lois Barnes

Catherine Crump

Harriet Ropelewksi

Raymond Skodzenski

Virginia Becker

Elizabeth Alley

Roddy Varboncoeur

Mike Winn John Kellam

Christopher Parrish

Annie Geron

Guy Perez Maggie Conklin
Virginia Addison Lois Watson
Virginia Tokarz Robin Bristow
Shirley Preddy Virginia O'Connell
Pam Rigsby Helen O'Connor
Anna Williamson Evelyn Gousse
Pattie Vadas Ann Britt
Herbert White

 Bonnie Kopacki

Jackie Drayer

Pray for the Military

Major Jonathan Culberson (Afghanistan)

Nicholas Jones (Afghanistan)

Lance Corporal Andrew Walker (Afghanistan)

Private Chris Dendtler (Afghanistan)

Sergeant Nathan Gurganus (Korea)


Calendar for the week of September 5, 2011


Labor Day - Office closed


8:30 a.m.  Mass



8:30 a.m. Mass

7:00 p.m. RCIA (Hall Foyer)

Thursday 8:30 a.m.. Mass

7 pm Knit, Purl, Pray Group (vdB Hall Foyer)

Friday  8:30 a.m. Mass

 5:30 p.m. Mass 

12-1 pm Preschool Open House


Sunday 9 am Mass

10:30 am Catechist Formation, Option 2 (vdB Hall)



West Point

September 7 The Smiths
September 14 Mei Mei Sanford
September 21 Louise Croswell
September 28 Catherine Short
Fridays King and Queen
September 9 The Downeys
September 16 Francis Seckora
September 23 The Downeys
September 30 The Goves

Offertory for August 23/28, 2011

No Masses due to hurricane Irene


For visitation of the sick and the homebound: If you would like to have Father Edgar visit someone, he requests that you accompany him (if possible) in visiting the sick/homebound for the first time. He will do the succeeding visits by himself. Thank you kindly!

We are in need of a 6th grade catechist as well as substitutes. Please share your faith with our young people, contact Lorraine Ryalls at 843-3125 or lkryalls2@verizon.net. In an effort to offer a safe environment for our children, interested persons must consent to a background check and attend a VIRTUS sexual abuse educational session.

We will begin using the revised Roman Missal on the first Sunday of Advent, 2011. In this and future bulletins, we will offer questions and answers to help all of us become aware of these changes. In addition, Father Edgar will schedule an opportunity to learn more about the changes and to compare the old text with the new. Hopefully, this will help us become comfortable with the new text by the time we begin using it.


What are some of the benefits of the new translation?

As we stated earlier in this series, the new translation more fully conveys the rich biblical images and allusions in the original Latin.

In addition, it uses a more "heightened" style of English that is less conversational and nobler in its tone. This more closely parallels the Latin text and helps us express a greater reverence and humility in praying to God at Mass. The way we pray shapes our beliefs and what we believe affects our relationship with God.

For instance, if we use a more informal language while praying, we tend to relate to God in a more casual manner. But when we use a more heightened language in the Mass, that emphasizes God’s goodness, power and glory and it should help us better recognize that we are encountering the presence of the all-holy God so that we approach Him with even greater humility, reverence and gratitude.

There is additional information on the revised Mass texts available on the back table in the pamphlet rack.

There will be no Youth Group meeting this Sunday, September 4th. The next YG meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 25th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hall.

Catechists for the 2011-2012 academic year are asked to attend the September 11th (10:30 a.m.) formation meeting if they did not attend the session on August 29th.



at Sophie’s Place

after 11:00 a.m. Mass

Please call Helen O’Connor, 843-3070, by Monday, September 12th, for reservations. So that you won’t forget to call, give her a call right away!


Popcorn Theology

Thursday, September 15th, 7:00 p.m.

We will view A Man for All Seasons, the story of Sir Thomas More who was beheaded because he was the only member of the Privy Council who was against King Henry divorcing Catherine in order to marry Anne of Boelyn.

Sunday Bible study begins a new session on September 18th at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, Bible study will begin on September 20th at 7:00 p.m. Both classes will begin with a DVD study of "The Mass." All are welcome to join one of these groups.

Parents are invited to attend a General Parent Session to discuss the partnership of home and religious education classes. In addition, you will receive information about the Diocese’s new curriculum guidelines and be given Parent Pages to show what your child will be learning in their particular grade level as well as age appropriate faith development and ideas for helping your children grow in their faith. Please attend ONE of the two sessions scheduled: Sunday, September 25th OR Sunday, October 2nd at 10:30 a.m.

Diocesan College Freshman Retreat

The Diocese of Richmond invites all college freshmen to attend a retreat to kick-off the new semester on Saturday, September 10 through Sunday, September 11, 2011 at SELU near Blacksburg. Cost is $10 and includes lodging, meals and a t-shirt. Contact the Office for Evangelization of Youth & Young Adults at 804-622-5159 to register.

You are cordially invited to an Open House for The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, September 17 & 18. With great excitement, the Cathedral welcomes families of the diocese to this weekend event. All doors will be open for parishioners and guests to tour the entire complex. This will be a festive gathering with interactive activities for children, prizes for adults and food for everyone. Doors are open following all masses. Saturday Vigil, 5:15 p.m., Sunday, 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

CURSILLO is a three-day retreat that is fully sanctioned by the Catholic Church and the Diocese of Richmond. The retreats are put on by lay Catholics with the assistance of clergy. Anyone in good standing with the church is eligible to attend. If you are interested in learning more about Cursillo or participating in a weekend, ask a parish member at your church who has been on a Cursillo or contact the Central Virginia Coordinating Committee at 804-794-4558. The next Cursillo women’s weekend in the Central Virginia area is scheduled for October 13-16, 2011 at the Abbey. The next Cursillo men’s weekend is scheduled for February 16-19, 2012 at Shalom House.

Have a happy and safe holiday!