Lifetouch Online Appointment SchedulingLifetouch is ready to begin work on an updated directory for our parish. The times for scheduling appointments for photos will be:
Monday, Sep. 10th
Tuesday, Sep. 11th
Monday, Sep. 17th
Times for all 3 dates = 2:00-9:00 pm
If you have any questions, please see Rita Engle, who has been kind enough to coordinate this for us. You can reach Rita at the following numbers: (804)824-1599 or (804)725-1462

If you prefer to sign up via the Lifetouch Online Appointment site, you can use the green link provided at the top of the post.
Thanks so much for your participation!


Save the date! Our annual church yard sale will be Aug. 25th, 2018 at our church.
Do you have items to donate?
Please start bringing your gently used, clean items by and deposit them in the classrooms near the office.
If you need more information or need to arrange a time to drop off items, please contact Cathy Walker or Debbie Johnson.
Thanks so much for your continued help and support with this fantastic church fund raiser!!

Pope Announces New Bishop for the Richmond Diocese

With great joy, the Diocese of Richmond announces the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed the Most Reverend Berry C. Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, as the thirteenth bishop of Richmond.
The Mass of Installation will be celebrated at 2:00 PM on January 12, 2018 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.

Bishop Barry C. Knestout portrait

National Collections for Hurricane Maria and Mexico Earthquakes

In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and the multiple earthquakes in Mexico, the Office of National Collections has set up funds for both disasters to receive any contributions individuals wish to make through Catholic Charities USA (Hurricane Maria) and Catholic Relief Services (Mexico Earthquake). Please send your donation to:
Office of National Collections, Hurricane Maria Fund
PO Box 96278
Washington, DC 20090-6278

Office of National Collections, Mexico Earthquakes Fund
PO Box 96278
Washington, DC 20090-6278

The Courthouse Players present “Sister Act”

This is the feel-good musical comedy based on the hit 1992 film. Filled with powerful gospel music and a truly moving story, Sister Act is a tribute to the universal power of friendship.
November 10-12, 2017 at Mathews High School
Friday evening at 8:00 pm, Saturday evening at 8:00 pm and a Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm.
Tickets are $18 at the door for adults; $5 for students OR 804-725-0474 for ticket info
Parental Guidance is suggested.

Come see FDS’ own Angela Milligan, Lara, Tristan and Ashton Emerson perform!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Help us to support the Bishop’s Initiative on marriage! Couples who attend Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends not only rediscover the joy, intimacy and romance in their relationships, but they also become more active in their parish. Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger and healthier.

The next local Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2017 in Herndon, VA. Early sign-up is recommended.

For more information, visit their website at or contact them at (757)690-1369. You can also email your questions to

Intergenerational Faith Formation

Our first Intergenerational Faith Formation program of the 2016-2017 year will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30th immediately after Mass. Our theme for this year is the Bible. We would love to have you join us. ALL ages are welcome! If you did not get a chance to sign up yet, no problem. Contact Phillip and Susan Sanderson or Tina Hutcheson. They will add you to our list. We look forward to seeing you!

Virtus Training

Virtus Training is scheduled at our parish for Oct. 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm. Sign up is available in the Commons after Mass or on the Diocese of Richmond website.
Please contact Michelle Haas for more information.

Justice and Peace Craft Sale

It is time once again for the Justice and Peace Committee’s craft sale Oct. 16th and 23rd after Mass. There will be local homemade items and fair trade commodities made by women in South America. Please come by to shop and support this important ministry. Christmas is not far away!