State of the Commonwealth
The election to fill the seat of Barbara Comstock will take place on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
If you live in the boundaries of the 34th District for the Virginia House of Delegates please make sure you are registered to vote. Check here to see if you would be an eligible voter and then register to vote here.
Thanksgiving services were routine in what was to become the Commonwealth of Virginia as early as 1607, with the first permanent settlement of Jamestown holding a thanksgiving in 1610.
The first documented thanksgiving services in territory currently belonging to the United States were conducted by Spaniards in the 16th century. More importantly Spanish missionaries were the first to offer Holy Mass in these parts, not just in the continent but even in what we now call the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In 1570 a shrine to Our Lady of Ajacan was dedicated and a year later the first Catholic martyrs met their end in two different massacres: Fr. Luis de Quiros, Baptista Mendez and Gabriel De Solis on 14 February 1571 and Fr. Juan Baptistia De Segura, Cristobal Redondo, Pedro Linares, Gabriel Gomez and Sancho Zevallos on 18 February 1571. All were brothers or fathers of the Society of Jesus.
Eternal rest grant unto them...
Dorothy Konnick Furey
3 Jul. 2014
Rita Zimmer Johnston
31 Jan. 1926 - 21 Aug. 2014
John Thomas Bigger
22 Aug. 2014
Abraham H. Pishevar II
8 Mar. 1996 – 25 Aug. 2014
Catherine Esther Dueñas Lenser
30 Apr. 1947 – 16 Sep. 2014
Leslie Allen Rouse III
24 Jun. 1986 – 22 Oct. 2014
Alexander John Falk, Jr.
5 May 1937 – 19 Oct. 2014
The transmission of human life is a most serious role in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator. It has always been a source of great joy to them, even though it sometimes entails many difficulties and hardships.
The fulfillment of this duty has always posed problems to the conscience of married people, but the recent course of human society and the concomitant changes have provoked new questions. The Church cannot ignore these questions, for they concern matters intimately connected with the life and happiness of human beings.