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New Catholic Business Network of Virginia Plans First Breakfast

The Catholic Business Network of Virginia, formerly known as the Justin D. McClunn Society, will host its first monthly breakfast meeting on Friday, March 13, at "On the Border" restaurant, 8053 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner.

Deacon Marcel Guarnizo from St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Great Falls will be the guest speaker at the breakfast, which will begin at 7:30 a.m. Deacon Guarnizo, who is the founder and president of Aid to the Church in Russia, will be the first American ordained for the priesthood for the Diocese of Moscow.

CBNV president Tom Solak recently notified Arlington Bishop John R. Keating of the group’s intention to change its name. The McClunn Society, which was established in 1991, originally was named in memory of the late Msgr. Justin D. McClunn, former judicial vicar of the diocese and pastor of St. Louis Parish in Alexandria. Msgr. McClunn died in 1990.

The main emphasis of CBNV will be Catholic schools. Similar Catholic business networks have been organized by Hugh O’Hara in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia.

O’Hara, the brother of Father Jack O’Hara, executive director of Catholic Charities for the Arlington Diocese, is a longtime supporter of Catholic education. All the O’Hara children attended St. James School in Falls Church and Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington.

Father Stephen Leva, associate pastor of St. Ann Parish in Arlington, is the group’s moderator. Annual membership dues are $35. The cost of the March 13 breakfast is $7. The group’s third annual Catholic Schools/Business Partnership Dinner is planned for May 3.

For additional membership or reservation information, contact Hugh O’Hara at 703/528-3885.

Copyright ?1997 Arlington Catholic Herald, Inc. All rights reserved.


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