DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PROGRAM – Monday, January 17
COMMITTEE MEETINGS COMING UP
OVERBY SHEPPARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
FAITH & RACE PROGRAM STARTING JANUARY 29
St. Paul’s Catholic Church will host a nine-week program on issues of faith and race in early 2022. The facilitators for the program will be Deacons Charles Williams, Deacon John Tucker, and Ms. Cheryl Curbeam. Deacon Charles is a Deacon at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and the Director of the Office for Black Catholics for the Diocese of Richmond. Deacon John is a Deacon at St. Paul’s. Ms. Curbeam is a parishioner at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and is a consultant for the Office for Black Catholics for the Diocese of Richmond.
The program is intensive; participants are expected to attend ten meetings (running January 29 through April 4, 6:30-8:30 pm). St. Paul’s received a grant from the Diocese to conduct this program; therefore, there is no cost to participants. The program is limited to 15 participants. As of now, we have six openings for the program. If you are interested in joining this program, email John Tucker at [email protected] or call 804-837-4900.
ST. ELIZABETH & SACRED HEART BOOK CLUB STARTING JANUARY 25
Our joint book group with Sacred Heart Southside will now be reading, studying, and discussing on Zoom Richmond’s Unhealed History by Rev. Benjamin Campbell. Rev Campbell was the pastoral director at Richmond Hill. Sessions are at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, January 25, February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, and April 19. Everyone is on their own for acquiring the book. To get the link to join on Zoom, email [email protected]
RISC: HEALTHY HOMES ACTION
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FAITH FORMATION FOR CHILDREN
FAITH FORMATION FOR ADULTS
You are invited to join our monthly “Family of Faith” Prayer Series Adult Faith Formation on Zoom facilitated by Rita Hatchett
Monthly Topics and Dates for “Prayer” series Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
January 19: The Our Father last 4 petitions and the Holy Spirit and Prayer
February 16: Praying to the Virgin Mary and Expressions of Prayer
March 16: Praying with Scripture and Forms of Prayer
April 13: The Battle of Prayer and the Communion of Saints
The sessions are open to all adult St. Elizabeth parishioners. Contact Rita by [email protected] OR TEXT 804 229-1999.
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UPDATE ON COVID
Community Testing Sites
With the Omicron variant’s higher levels of transmissibility, getting tested at the first sign of COVID-19 symptoms is more important than ever. Individuals who are experiencing symptoms can get tested at a number of different community testing sites in Central Virginia. Information is available on the VDH website, which also filters locations for free testing, Spanish language accessibility, and pediatric testing capabilities. Richmond Public Library and Chesterfield County Public Library has a limited number of COVID-19 rapid antigen at-home test kits to distribute free to the public. Visit their websites or call your nearest branch for more information.
City of Richmond: Weekly vaccine clinic schedules can be accessed here. Appointments are not required, but they are encouraged. You can make an appointment online or call (804) 205-3501.
Chesterfield and Powhatan: Vaccines are available at the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located at the Rockwood Vaccination Clinic at 10161 Hull Street Road in Midlothian. The CVC is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Pfizer vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds are available by appointment only.