We'll be having our annual parish picnic on Sunday, July 12th, after 10:00 Mass. Sign up on the table outside the office. Please bring a side dish and dessert - meat and beverages will be provided. We'll have lawn games, fun and fellowship, with indoor and outdoor seating available. Bring your lawn chairs.
This event is hosted by the Knghts of Columbus, Catholic Daughters, and Community Life Ministry.
WHO: Rising 9th graders through recently graduated 12th graders and friends
WHAT: A multi-parish white water rafting retreat
WHEN: Monday, July 27th - Tuesday, July 28th
WHERE: Lower New River Gorge, Oak Hill, West Virginia
Click here for additional details.
The Office for Evangelization and the Vocations Office are hosting the first-ever Quo Vadis camp, July 14-17, at the University of Richmond. This is a highly engaging experience for rising 10th - 12th grade boys to discern God’s call in their life, including the possibility of the priesthood. The cost for each participant will be $75 which includes meals and lodging Richmond. Please contact LeRoy if interested in more information.
We are starting a summer Young Adult small group bible study that will be held on Thursday nights at 7:00 in Room #11 beginning on June 25th. This will be a great time to have some fellowship with other Young Adults, but also to get into the word and to grow closer to Christ. This group is for parishioners who are 18-35 (also for those who have graduated high school if a bit younger OR those who are still young at heart if a bit older), married or single, in college or in the work force, Catholic or not Catholic, all are welcome. If this sounds like you or if you know someone who might like to go the the bible study, please email the small group leader, Matt Santucci for more information or to sign-up!
Registration packets for Preschool, Elementary and Youth Faith Formation, as well as First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation preparation, have been mailed to all registered families with children.
Forms can be found under the "Forms" tab on the left and on the R.E. table outside the office.
Thank you to all of you who have registered your Kroger Plus Card. To date, we have over 170 households who shopped from December 1, 2014 through February 2015 which earned us the amount of $3,976.13 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.
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 www.vatican.va for more information on the Synod from the Vatican.
Visit www.usccb.org for more information on the Synod from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Visit www.cdrcmfl.org for more information on the Synod from the Diocese of Richmond.
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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.