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“Hunger for God” Annual Spiritual Retreat
November 7-9, 2014

Join other faith-filled adults as we deepen our knowledge of the faith through prayer and small group sharing. Take time out of your busy schedule to have a personal encounter with Christ. Deacon Alex Jones, Retreat Leader.

Cost: $225.00, includes lodging, parking, meals and materials. Registration fee is non-refundable.
Location: 425 Water Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Sponsorsed By: Office for Black Catholics
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: Contact Pam Harris, (804) 622-5104 or

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September 6, 2014
 Gospel Music Festival 2014
September 13, 2014
 Sisters in the Spirit
September 13, 2014
 National Council of Catholic Women
September 24-27, 2014
 Venerable Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund 2014 Awards Dinner
September 25, 2014
 Fr. Augustus Tolton pilgrimage
September 26-27, 2014
 7th Annual Award Luncheon
September 27, 2014
 Respect Life Sunday
October 5, 2014
 Maryland Catholic Women’s Conference
October 11-12, 2014
 The 2015 OCDS National Congress
October 14-17, 2015
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October 25-26, 2014
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 Strong USCCB support for Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act
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Black Catholic Calendar (USA)

November 2014 | December 2014
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All Saints' Day

God never changes. Patience obtains everything. God alone is enough. - St. Teresa of Avila

Preview Upcoming EventsWWW: Well Women, Witness!

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

All Souls Day

Daylight Savings Time Ends (USA)
St. Martin de Porres

For the Christian there is no stranger. Whoever is near us, and needing us must be our neighbor. - St. Teresa Benedicta
St. Charles Borromeo

Barack Obama, 1st African-American elected President of the United States - 2008
Blessed Frances d'Amboise

Suffering is an invitation to be more like the Son in doing the Father's will. - Pope John Paul II
Blessed Josepha Naval Girbes

When God finds a soul penetrated by an intense faith He pours out His grace in abundance. - Brother Lawrence

Blessed Francis Palau y Quer

Knights of St. Peter Claver founded Mobile, AL - 1909

Preview Upcoming Events“Hunger for God” Annual Spiritual Retreat


Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
St. Leo the Great

What a sweet joy to think God is just... that He takes into account our weaknesses. - St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Martin of Tours

Veterans' Day (USA)

Preview Upcoming Events“Pastoring in Black Parishes”
St. Josephat

A much greater love and confidence in this Lord began when I saw Him as one with whom I could conserve continuously. - St. Teresa of Jesus

St. Frances Cabrini

Blessed Maria Teresa Scrilli
For He truly loves you with the desire of being Himself, all your company. - St. John of the Cross
St. Albert the Great

Do not yield to hatred. At the end, an eternal light is shining for us. - St. Teresa of Jesus
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

...we love her if we endeavor to imitate her virtues. - St. Raphael Kalinowski

Preview Upcoming EventsThe 225th anniversary of Black Catholic History
St. Elizabeth of Hungary

A good means to having God is to speak with His friends. - St. Teresa of Jesus
Dedication of the Basilicas of Peter & Paul

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
St. Raphael Kalinowski

If you are nothing, you must not forget that Jesus is all think only of this uniquely lovable all. - St. Therese of Lisieux
Universal Children's Day

Oh yes, Mercy! - Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Family Sisters founded - 1842

Congregation of the Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary, founded 1949

Preview Upcoming EventsBishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner

St. Cecilia

Love consists not in feeling great thing but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved. - St. John of the Cross
Christ the King

Pain is never permanent. - St. Teresa of Avila
St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions

What pleases Him is that He sees me loving my littleness and my poverty. - St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Catherine of Alexandria

Mortification of the appetites is a requisite for the man's spiritual fruitfulness. - St. John of the Cross
He has no need of our works but only of our love. - St. Therese of Lisieux
Thanksgiving (USA)

The Lord doesn't look so much at the greatness of our works as at the love with which they are done. - St. Therese of Lisieux

I just thread the needle. It is God who does everything. - Blessed Mary of Jesus

Blessed Denis of the Nativity & Blessed Redemptus of the Cross
1st Sunday of Advent

Walk in solitude with God. - St. John of the Cross

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