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Holy Cross Academy Open House This Weekend

Holy Cross Academy Open House This Weekend

Holy Cross Academy will be hosting an open house on January 29 from 1-3pm for families who are interested in learning more about our amazing school. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a tour, talk to teachers and meet members of our school community. The online application link will open for new families at the end of January.

Holy Cross Preschool at St. Mary will be hosting an open house on January 29 from 9:30am until 12pm in the Parish Life Center.

From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,

On Friday the National Right to Life March took place in DC. On Wednesday February, 1st there will be a VA March for Life in Richmond, and a ‘delegate day’ as well. With the overturning of Roe v Wade, the struggle to defend life in our culture has become a much more distinctly local battle. The days are over when we can say, “our hands are tied, what can I do?”

As pastor, I value the time that I can spend with ‘regular’ parishioners, because leadership as service requires knowing the people you serve. One way we have tried to make that practical is by converting the welcoming receptions into invitations to have coffee with me and the welcoming committee. It is great to be able to meet the folks who are new to the parish!

Of course that applies to public servants and elected officials. When I heard about the ‘delegate day” I was surprised that such an opportunity exists. It
is fundamentally an opportunity for you to have a minute or two of face to face time with the person who represents you in our Commonwealth!

And so my practical tip for ‘vacation / time off from work. Use some time for your soul: Holy Week, or parish retreats. Use some time for serving the common good: like this year’s VA Defending Life Day & March for Life on February 1st. Of course use some for travel and recreation too. But you also have weekends for some of that rest. Could you consider tithing your vacation days to feed your soul and serve the common good?

There is more information in the bulletin here about these important events in our State. You have 10 days before it is here. What can you do?

pax,

Father Mosimann

January 22, 20223
Concerts at St Mary Present Jeffrey Palmer Tonight at 8pm!

Concerts at St Mary Present Jeffrey Palmer Tonight at 8pm!

On Friday, January 20, 2023 at 8:00 p.m., Concerts at Saint Mary is delighted to welcome back for a second time countertenor Jeffrey Palmer.  Critically acclaimed for his performances across the globe, Jeffrey Charles Palmer has been heard in concert at Marmorsaal of Mirabell Palace (Salzburg, Austria), the Hefei Grand Theatre (Hefei, China), and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (NYC, USA), to name a few.  Hailed as ‘ethereal’ by British journalist and Vogue International Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles, and known for his ‘particular attractive timbre with more warmth to the tone than often found with countertenors’ (Henry Fogel, Fanfare Magazine), Palmer’s eclectic taste and flexible musicality have allowed him to be as comfortable in Purcell and Handel as he is in Britten and Björk.  Mr. Palmer serves as vocal faculty for the annual Music in the Alps Festival in Austria and as the United States Correspondent for the Australian classical and new music magazine CutCommonConcerts at Saint Mary is excited to welcome Jeffrey Palmer back for what is to be a concert not to miss!