September 10-11, 2011




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

Mon  9/12

No Mass


Tues. 9/13

Caroline G. Jones  (R.I.P.) Francis and Esther Seckora   Fr. John
Wed 9/14

Angie Mann (R.I.P.)

 DeDe and John Connor     Fr. Edgar
Thurs 9/15 Caroline G. Jones (R.I.P.) Community Life     Fr.Edgar
Fri 9/16 Helen K. Mathews (R.I.P.), Sister Vic & Helen Kaczmarski     Father Edgar
Sat 9/17 Amanda Rouse (R.I.P.) Mom and Dad

Kaitlyn & Andrew Seckora

Father Edgar
Sun 9/18 Joe & Peggy Fostek (R.I.P.) Jim and Sandy Foster Derek Haviland & Jacob Laffert Father Edgar




Virginia Addison 

Katherine Crump

Larry Burch Guy Perez
Maggie Conklin




Jon Laubach

Ann-Marie Bristow

Elsie Drexler

Patsy Seckora

Harriet Tokarz

Dorothy Ware

Mary Kurdziel

Joyce Richardson

Vic  Kaczmarski

Lois Barnes

Catherine Crump

Mike Winn

Raymond Skodzenski

Virginia Becker

Christopher Parrish

Annie Geron

Ann Britt Lois Watson
Virginia Tokarz Robin Bristow
Shirley Preddy Virginia O'Connell
Pam Rigsby Helen O'Connor
Anna Williamson Evelyn Gousse
Herbert White

 Bonnie Kopacki

Jackie Drayer


Calendar for the week of September 12, 2011


No Mass


8:30 a.m.  Mass

1st Day of PreSchool 


8:30 a.m. Mass

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


11:00 am Mass

  Followed by Senior Luncheon at             Sophie’s Place

7 pm Popcorn Theology (vdB Hall)

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

      Catechetical Sunday - Blessing of Catechists

10:15 a.m. Religious Ed Classes

10:30 am Bible Study

10:30 am Parish Council  (MC)



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

Weekly Collection for September 3-4, 2011



Capital Improvement Campaign


OLBS Special Collection


Votive Stand


Diocesan Collection - Catholic Charities


Missionaries of Holy Family




Haitian Ministry


Total Miscellaneous


Grand Total


Budget 7/1/11 - $3,650.00 is the weekly amount needed for Parish operations 

+$471.00 is the surplus for the week of Sept. 3-4, 2011


Saturday, September 3rd - 114

Sunday, September 4th - 140


Wednesday, September 14th, 7:00 p.m.


Flowers for September 10-11, are donated by Melvina Gooch in loving memory of her father, Melvin Gooch, on the 15th anniversary of his death.

Thank you to Maria Frederick for donating the icon of Our Lady of Czetochowa, which has been placed on the back altar with St. Theresa, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Our Lady of LaVang.

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.

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, to reserve your seat.


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.

Youth Group Meeting,

Sunday, September 25th

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hall

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.

Get into the swing of things and help out the sisters! Join us for the 3rd Annual Little Sisters of the Poor Golf Tournament, Monday, October 3rd at the beautiful Richmond Country Club. Enjoy a round of golf, lunch and dinner, and compete for great prizes. For more information, to play or volunteer, call 804-288-6245 or email us at lsprichgolf.charity1@aol.com.

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.

We remember the lives lost 10 years ago.


We celebrate the unity of our nation.


We believe in the greatness of our God.