On 6 September, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors approved the Benedictine Society of Virginia’s request to defer the final vote on Benedictine’s CUP for 90 days. During this period, the Benedictine Society and employees of the school will continue to educate the residents of Goochland on the facts and implications of Benedictine’s move. The Society and school have addressed all water supply, sewage and traffic issues according to public codes and standards and with sincere effort to minimally impact our Goochland neighbors. Yet, some residents’ concerns have been roused by a misinformation campaign propagated through print and telephonic media by opponents of the school move. After consideration of concerns, the Society determined to spend additional time educating Goochland residents through multiple medias and venues. The public commentary of the board meeting began in spirited fashion with a catchy banjo song, "Let 'em In" by Jim Connor, formerly of the John Denver Band. Mr. Connor's pro-Benedictine song was received with cheers and laughter from many gracious alumni, faculty, students and residents in attendance. A video of Mr. Collin's song is included below for your enjoyment. The Goochland Board of Supervisors will hear Benedictine’s CUP request in December, 2011.
Refurbishment of Abbey Continues

Benedictine College Preparatory continues to prepare for its move to the Abbey in the fall of 2012. This summer, the Benedictine Society of Virginia invested approximately $400,000 in the refurbishment of the exterior of the Abbey’s academic wings. The new façade includes two energy efficient windows per panel to increase the natural light within the building. Storefront glass walls will also be added to the new mess hall and fine arts wing to create a connection with the green natural environment around the school. The view towards the athletic fields from our mess and lecture halls will be stunning. The facade is colored “Abbey Brown” to reflect the earthish tones affectionately associated with the historic buildings on Sheppard Street. Work on the new exterior of the Abbey is expected to be completed before the conclusion of football season.
From the Office of Advancement

Father Adrian Education Fund

This year, the Office of Advancement will raise $450,000 for Benedictine through the Father Adrian Education Fund. The Father Adrian Education Fund reflects the power of what individuals can do when they come together. Last year, hundreds of alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends of Benedictine gave gifts, large and small, to support all of the programs that keep Benedictine strong. Annual gifts support competitive athletic programs, leadership training, tuition assistance, and much, much more. When called upon, please reflect on what you and your family can give to Benedictine this year. If you would like to make a gift now, please click here.

Benedictine is celebrating its centennial!



9/23   Centennial Club Dinner
by invitation

10/14 Tommy Collins Party
            7:00 pm; Benedictine Parking Lot; $30/person
10/15 Homecoming
            Cowley Classic
10:00 am; Abbey soccer field
Football game vs. Bishop Ireton
1:00 pm kickoff; Abbey
Tents will be set up by Benedictine for Classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006
Tents will be set up by Benedictine for parents of Classes 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
            Space will also be designated for the Alumni Association
10/22 B-Day Invasion
            2:00-10:00 pm; Benedictine Parking Lot; $5/person
Come celebrate Benedictine’s 100th year. On this day, we will pay special tribute to the military history of Benedictine.  There will be a variety of food and beverages, a movie screening, a moon bounce, and other activities for the family to enjoy!

10/27 Alumni Association Meeting
            7:00 pm; Location TBD

11/18 Late Night Catechism III
            7:00 pm; Abbey, $25
12/27 The Gathering
           7:30 p.m. in the Benedictine cafeteria $25  
           Space will also be designated for the Alumni Association 

Upcoming Golf Tournaments

9/15    Cowley Golf Tournament
            Independence Golf Club
For registration information, please visit, or email
9/26    Darryl W. Harman Golf Tournament “Bubba Classic”
            The Federal Club
For registration information, please email Chrissy Fifer at
10/10  Matt Fleck Memorial Golf Tournament
            Dominion Club Register Here    
10/18 Rut Golf Tournament
            The Crossings Register Here

Note to Class Agents

Please ask your classmates for any news they would like to share in the Family News Magazine. This can include new jobs, promotions, weddings, children, grandchildren, and other milestones! We want to share the many successes of our alumni with our community. Please submit all class notes to be included in the magazine this fall to Jaime Harmeyer at by September 23.

If you are celebrating a reunion this year, Benedictine will have tents set up for the Classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006. We will also have two 6-foot tables set up under your tent. The rest of the planning is up to your class. If you need help planning, or are having trouble reaching your classmates, please contact Jaime Harmeyer at 804-342-1331 or

Benedictine and Saint Gertrude Fight Cancer!

During the month of October, Saint Gertrude and Benedictine are joining forces to fight cancer. Cadet and Gator athletes will lead the schools’ efforts by wearing pink; the Benedictine Varsity Football team will wear pink, camouflage T-Shirts under their jerseys at the Homecoming game.


To raise money, we are selling the camouflage T-shirts. All proceeds will benefit the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center at St. Mary’s Hospital, which provides support and services to brain tumor patients and their families. Jean Tucker Cullather, SGHS alumna, and her son Chris lost their lives to brain tumors. Jean’s husband Jack attended Benedictine.

You can order your shirt in one of two ways:

If you picked up a pink order form during registration, please complete the form and return it to the office, Attention: Cancer Awareness T-Shirt, John Mosier.


Visit the Saint Gertrude homepage or click the shirt above to buy a T-shirt online. Shirts are $16. You can pick yours up at SGHS or Benedictine, or, for an additional $6, we would be happy to ship your shirt to you. 

Orders are due by September 9, 2011


Calling all St. Edward-Epiphany Alumni!

Celebrate “50 Years of Faith & Excellence” in 2011-12!

Did you or a loved one graduate from St. Edward-Epiphany Catholic School?  

Please e-mail with contact information, and tell us what year you graduated. 

Be the FIRST to hear about exciting 50th Anniversary events and celebrations!  See you in 2011-12!

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