In October, the 14th Ordinary Synod of Bishops will convene to discuss the topic of “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World.” In preparation for this, the Synod Fathers have asked the People of God to respond to a series of questions that will help inform their discussions and conclusions.
Visit bit.ly/CDRsynod2015 to complete an online questionnaire comprising 22 short answer questions condensed from the original Lineamenta. The questionnaire must be completed by 8:30am on Monday, March 2. Responses may be anonymous and will be included in the final report that the Diocese of Richmond will send to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to be then compiled with other diocesan reports and sent to Rome.
Visit www.cdrcmfl.org for more information on the Synod from the Diocese of Richmond.
Visit www.usccb.org for more information on the Synod from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Visit www.vatican.va for more information on the Synod from the Vatican.
As we begin Lent, Paulist Father Larry Rice discusses one of the three pillars of Lenten practice: prayer.
￼Have you always wanted to try your hand at creating your own masterpiece? Well, here's your chance. On Sunday, March 15th from 3-5 pm, you have the opportunity to create a painting called "Spring Walk" that will be worthy to hang on your wall. No experience necessary. Seriously!
The canvas, paints and supplies are included and the instructor will walk you through it step by step. All ages are welcome and seats are limited. The deadline is March 5th to sign up and pay the $35.00 fee. Join us for an afternoon of fun....you'll be so happy with your creation!
Register and pay online at:
Need more information?
Contact Nancy Crosby (Redeemer church office)
email Lisa Rider: riders5l (at) comcast (dot) net
Thank you to all of you who have registered your Kroger Plus Card. To date, we have 165 households who shopped from September 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014 which earned us the amount of $3,842.29 for our first quarter! We can still do better! If you have not done so, you can still list Church of the Redeemer as your organization to receive credit for your purchases. Go to (or click) www.kroger.com and click on the orange "Register" button and follow the prompts. Our Redeemer ID number is 82069.
If you do not have an email address or wish to speak to a customer service person, you can call 800-576-4377 and choose option 3. They will take all of your information and get you started.
We will continue to receive a percentage of sales recorded from our parishioners every quarter. This is the only fundraiser for Youth Ministry that we do at Redeemer. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all of your financial support but most importantly, your prayers.
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EVER PRESENT GOD,
we give You thanks for the gift of Your Son, Jesus.
We thank You for the unity we find in Him.
We ask You to send Your Holy Spirit upon us
...that we might boldly proclaim Your love,
...that we might courageously speak Your truth,
...that we might humbly live as Jesus did,
ever faithful to You, ever joyful in Your service, ever hopeful that Your Kingdom will burst forth in this moment.
Send us valiantly forth with the Good News that in this place, in this parish, Jesus is alive, welcoming the lost and leading us all to lives of merciful compassion!
The Virginia Catholic Conference is the public policy advocacy organization representing Virginia's two Catholic Bishops, Francis DiLorenzo, Diocese of Richmond, and Paul Loverde, Diocese of Arlington, and their dioceses in matters before the Virginia General Assembly, the U.S. Congress, and the state and federal administrations and their agencies.