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March 2016

Archbishop George J. Lucas greets Jim Lange of Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk during a March 3 pastoral vision listening session in Norfolk. Photo by Jerry Guenther/For the Catholic Voice.

Pastoral listening session in Norfolk draws crowd

NORFOLK – About 170 people from more than a dozen towns gathered at Sacred Heart Parish’s hall in Norfolk March 3 – accepting an invitation from Archbishop George J. Lucas to parishioners across the archdiocese to attend listening sessions and contribute their ideas for pastoral priorities.

The Thompson-Florez family shares the “Blessing Cup,” a favorite family prayer ritual, as they offer Lenten prayers March 6. From left: Maria, 9; Alejando, 10; Miguel, 13; Selena, 15; Isabel, 4; Mike Thompson, Nicole Florez. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

The Steffen family at Christmas time, from left, front row: William, 10; Rebecca, 4, Natalie, 7; middle row: Abby, 12; Heather, 3, Trenton, 1; Anthony, 8; back row: Doug, Traci.

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