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FOR HEALING AFTER ABORTION, a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat will be held September 26-28 at Shalom House Retreat Center, for women and men who have known regret, sorrow, guilt or shame from abortion. The weekend combines living scripture meditations, spiritual exercises, and discussions in a guided process that leads to the heart of God’s love and compassion.  If you would like to learn more about this retreat you can contact Marty Montgomery-Jennings at 804-704-0429, or Maggie Carlson at 804-432-2589  or email: RV4hope@gmail.com  or visit our website: www.rachelsvineyard.org
Inquiries, registration and participation are strictly confidential.
Comment from a Retreat participant:“The Rachel’s Vineyard weekend has done for me what all the self-books could not. I needed the Divine Healer Himself!”

Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center which provides therapeutic horseback riding for veterans with disabilities and special needs, is looking for trophies of any size and type.  Clean out your basement and attic! Contact: Jane Kelly at: (734) 277-5623, or Janekellydressage@gmail.com

Habitat for Humanity-Powhatan
This organization's purpose is to assist needy families in building and buying a home. The clients must live in Powhatan. They need to earn between $18,000 and $44,000 per family, depending on the size of the family. They must have reasonable (not perfect) credit.
Right now, Habitat for Humanity Powhatan is looking for eligible families to help towards their goal of owning a home. If you qualify, or know someone who does, pick up a brochure in Narthex.

We are ready... the block is up, the insulation and waterproofing of the block has occurred.  The decking is down. Now it’s time to start the framing! Please consider volunteering.  Show up on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.  If you can't hammer and assist, you might decide to help with Lunch?  Since one of our own parishioners is receiving the house, we sure hope there will be plenty of volunteers!  Contact Pat Vosburg (382- 8528 or psvosburg@gmail.com), Dustin Griffith (301-2325, dpcconstructionllc@gmail.com ) or Roy Harrison (794-9432) for more information. Tiffany Vadella-Griffith is coordinating lunch, contact her at: tiffanyvadella@gmail.com.

Cursillo is a 3 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, contact Deacon Tom and Karen di Stefano at: 744-6865, or contact the Central Virginia Coordinating Committee at 804-530-3546.
The next Cursillo men’s weekend in the Central Virginia area is scheduled for October, 2014 at the Shalom House in Ashland.

Commonwealth Catholic Charities 
Did you know CCC has a new website?
Visit www.cccofva.org to see Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ newly redesigned website.  You’ll see information about our mosaic of services that help people throughout Virginia, our special events, our latest newsletter and lots more. The site will continue to develop to serve our clients and our community, so let us know what you think!

Enrich your marriage at an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend.  The next weekends are June 27-29 in Richmond and August 8-10 in Roanoke.  For more information visit our website at www.renewmarriage-vasouth.org or contact us atapplications@renewmarriage-vasouth.org or 757-483-3209.

HELP for those in need: CCC offers financial assistance to individuals and families in our area who are dealing with overdue utility bills, struggling with mounting debt, or are needing a few days’ supply of groceries. No matter the situation or the need, we work to provide families with timely and well-guided options that support the respect that each person deserves. To learn more, visit www.cccofva.org or call (804) 285-5900.

Can you help us set students up for success this year?
Many of the children helped by CCC have little or no access to the school supplies that every child needs at the beginning of the year. Would you help us in providing binders, notebooks, pencils and backpacks? To learn more contact Morgan at (804) 545-5942 or email morgan.bailey@cccofva.org.

 Have you registered for the golf tournament?
Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be September 8th at Salisbury Country Club. Spots are available for teams and for individual players, as well as for sponsorships. To learn more please call (804) 545-5942 or email Morgan.bailey@cccofva.org.

Commonwealth Catholic Charities has established a Supervised Visitation Program. We offer families a safe, comfortable environment to build healthy relationships. Are you interested in providing valuable services to parents seeking to connect with their children? The Supervised Visitation Program is currently training volunteers to monitor visits. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Commonwealth Catholic Charities, please check our website, http://www.cccofva.org/ or call 804-285-5900.

Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ resettlement staff in Richmond have been resettling record number of refugees in the past few months.  While the total number of new arrivals is determined in advance for the year, we cannot control when they come to us. We have been notified that we will be receiving 32 refugees in December, which is over 25% the normal number of arrivals. We average 10-15 per month, so this is a very heavy arrival time. 
Setting up households for these record numbers has completely depleted our resources of used furniture and household items. Therefore, we are in need of donations of couches, arm chairs, dining room tables and chairs, dishes, pots and pans, lamps, sheets, towels, end tables and coffee tables.  Any help you can give with donations and passing along the message would be greatly appreciated.  Please call Way Soe at 804-545-6288 to arrange pick up of furniture.  You can bring smaller items to our office at 1512 Willow Lawn Drive. Thank you!

Items greatly needed for Pregnancy Counseling Baby Closet
Newborn diapers
Sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6 diapers
Baby wipes
Girls and Boys size 24 month/2T clothing – fall/winter specifically

We are hiring!
CCC’s Richmond office has multiple full-time and part-time employment opportunities available. To learn more, please visit http://www.cccofva.org/workwithus.html. 

Do you have a few extra hours a week? You can help us with our baby closet! 
CCC needs volunteers to work in the Baby Closet to meet client needs by accepting and organizing donations of baby clothes, diapers, and other baby supplies, receiving calls and other requests for baby items, gathering bags for the client’s request, and arranging a pick up time with client. Hours are once or twice a week for 1-2 hours each time. You can visit www.cccofva.org/volunteeropportunities.html to learn about all opportunities, or emailhuman.resources@cccofva.org. Thanks!

Laptop computers in good working condition are needed for the CCC Refugee Resettlement English as a Second Language Program.  If you have a donation to make, please contact Suwattana Sugg by emailing suwattana.sugg@cccofva.org, or calling 804-545-6294.

Refugee Resettlement Program Seeks Car Donations 
Help refugees become self sufficient members of our community! CCC is looking for operating used cars, 10 years old or less, with current state inspection, to be given directly to our refugee clients. Many refugees struggle finding jobs because of their lack of transportation options. These cars will help refugees secure employment and provide for their families. Please contact Jeff Sulik at 804-545-6295 or Jeff.Sulik@cccofva.org for more information.

Be a positive influence to a child by becoming a mentor in Richmond. We offer specialized training, mileage reimbursement, flexible hours, and the opportunity of a lifetime to make a difference. Volunteers are needed for a twelve month commitment for two hours per week. For more information, please contact Lori Medford at 804-545-5944 or at human.resources@cccofva.org. We look forward to serving with you!

Wanting to change the life of a child or teen?
Call our office at (804) 545-5945 to find out when our next orientations are for adoption or foster parenting. Our orientations are free, include no obligation, and give you a chance to talk one on one with an experienced staff member. You can make a wonderful difference in the life of a child or a teen!

Widowed Persons Support Group