What We Do
FATHER ABBATICCHIO VOCATION FUND
Ad Deum provides support to local parishes in collecting and providing monetary support for their seminarians as well as men and women pursuing a monastic life.
Debate Club provides stimulating instruction, discussion and debate on Catholic topics in a fraternal setting with food and spirits.
Online programming to discuss local, national and global issues from a Catholic ;perspective. Current events, sports, recreation, humor and of course spiritual. Everything is on the table for discussion.
Formed in 2013, Ad Deum aims to work as a Catholic lay movement in the Tidewater area to promote greater awareness of Catholic theology, liturgy, history and social teaching within the local community. In short, Ad Deum seeks to equip Catholics to know the Faith, pray the Faith and then act on the Faith. While not officially associated with the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Ad Deum works to complement the activities of our Bishop and priests. Ad Deum is a non-profit incorporated in the State of Virginia and recognized as 501(c)3 eligible organization with the Federal Government.
We give it our all to be faithful to Christ, Our Bishop and the Magisterium in all things.
There is still so much we want to accomplish but we are trying.
There is always room for improvement here. Please pray for us if you can as well.
We can't do anything without Christ in our lives.
Jeffrey A. Stuart
Deacon Kevin Morrison
What's Going On
Stu welcomes Father Neal Nichols from Saint Benedict Chapel and Tom Esposito from Missioners of Christ to discuss news and events in Hampton Roads and Eucharistic Adoration.
As part of our Father Abbaticchio Vocation Fund, Ad Deum has launched the 2015 Lenten/Easter Fund Drive in order to support the four seminarians from St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Chesapeake, VA. We thank you all of you who have given in the past and ask to you to prayerfully consider your continued support. For those who have not Read more about Lenten/Easter Season Seminarian Fund Drive[…]
As part of our Father Abbaticchio Vocation Fund, Ad Deum completed the Christmas Fund Drive and collected a total of $4,100 for our four seminarians who are part of our program. Thank you to the generous gifts from the parishioners of Saint Benedict’s Church in Chesapeake, VA.
As part of our Father Abbaticchio Vocation Fund, Ad Deum completed the Christmas Fund Drive and collected $1,100 each for four seminarians who are part of our program. Thank you to the generous gifts from the parishioners of Saint Benedict’s Church in Chesapeake, VA.
Mr. David Franco of Virginia Beach, along with five other young men, received the subdiaconate from the Most Reverend Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of Denton, on 01 February 2014. The Subdiaconate conveys the privilege of touching the sacred vessels, chanting the Epistle, and the responsibility of preparing the necessities of the Eucharist.
It was at the close of this day that a Knight of Auvergne, Abel de Bridiers de la Gardampe, was shot and mortally wounded. As his friends ran to help him, he motioned them back with the words: “Count me no more among the living. Your time will be better spent looking after our other Read more about Sacrifice at the Siege of Malta[…]
Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has proclaimed Wednesday, January 15, as a diocesan day of prayer and fasting for both clergy and the lay faithful for the intention of New Evangelization in the Diocese of Richmond.
Father Rob Cole (Saint John the Apostle/Virginia Beach) had some interesting remarks recently with respect to church renovation. From an article from the Virginian Catholic: Later Father Rob Cole, chairman of the Building and Renovation Commission, said he has found parishioners will give generously to a building renovation program “when they sense you’re leading them Read more about “When They Sense You’re Leading Them to Sacred Holiness.”[…]
In the first reading we find the ancient prayer of blessing which God gave to Moses to hand on to Aaron and his sons: “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give Read more about Ad Jesum per Mariam[…]
Debate Club met on 17 December 2013 to discuss Catholic Social Teaching. Our guest was Mr. Dale Ahlquist of the American Chesterton Society.