Ash Wednesday Masses

with distribution of ashes


12:00 pm and 6:00 pm


Sacred Heart Parish Bilingual Mass

7:30 pm






Virginia Vespers:

Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth

Wednesday, February 17  |  5:00 pm


Virginia's Catholic bishops and the Virginia Catholic Conference invite legislators and other public officials, clergy, educators, social service practitioners, parishioners and others to join them at the mid-point of the 2016 General Assembly session at the historic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart to pray for the Commonwealth. Please join Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and Bishop Paul S. Loverde at 5:00 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, for Vespers, a prayer of thanksgiving used by the Church for millenia to praise God and pray for the needs of the world. A complimentary wine and hors d'ouerves reception follows. Free shuttle service is available at the Virginia Capitol Visitors' entrance at 9th and Bank Sts. Parking available at parking garage, corner of North Laurel & West Main streets, adjacent to Altria Theatre.




Spread the Love

Contact Jenna Nguyen with questions:


Item collection for Richmond Prison Ministry.  Currently collecting: Soap, toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo, socks, underwear and white t-shirts (the clothing items do not have to be new, just clean and usable), individual sized snacks, individual instant coffee packs and ramen noodles.  Please place items in donation bin in the back now through the end of February.  Contact Jenna Nguyen with questions:



We will gather to say the Rosary following the 11 am Mass in front of the tabernacle in the left transcept on February 7th. The Rosary will be dedicated to Haiti.


Canned Food Drive

The Cathedral Knights of Columbus will be conducting a canned food drive to benefit the Commonwealth Catholic Charities during the 40 days of Lent. Please try to bring a can of food for each of the 40 days of Lent, and place it in the CCC designated boxes, at the entrance to the Church and in the Parish Hall.


Sacramental Preparation

For more info, contact:


All children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will meet from 12:00-2:00 pm on the scheduled Sundays beginning in January.   The Sessions begin with a family potluck lunch followed by Sacramental Preparation classes for the children and the parents.

First Reconciliation dates:  Jan. 17 & 24, Feb 7      First Eucharist dates:  April 10, 17 & 24

Sacramental Prep Registration Form

Women’s Book Study Group

Fridays beginning January 29 |  10:00 - 11:30 am  |  Parish Hall


Please join the “Cathedral Women’s Book Group” for discussion about faith journey. The book for Session #2 is “The Holy Longing” by Ronald Rolheiser. This book is a classic on the topic of spirituality, touching the lives of believers and questioning seekers. The group meets on Fridays:  January 22 & 29 and February 5, 12 & 19.


Our Door of Mercy is Open


The Most Reverend Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, opened the Door of Mercy at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond on

December 20th at the 11:00 am Mass.

 We look forward to this extraordinary time of grace.

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy   Merciful like the Father


     On April 13, 2015, Pope Francis announced that an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be celebrated between December 8, 2015 and November 20, 2016. In his announcement he said:

     "I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy. It is a journey that begins with a spiritual conversion. For this reason, I have decided to call an extraordinary Jubilee that is to have the mercy of God at its center. It shall be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live this Year in the light of the Lord's words: 'Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.'” (cf. Lk 6:36)

      Please take time to visit the Diocesan's new website for the Door of Mercy here:

     Additional information is available from the Vatican website here:

And the official Year of Mercy Facebook page here:


Pope Francis’ encyclical  -  “Laudatio si”

Tuesdays, February 9  |  11:30 pm  | Parish Office dining room

Contact:  Mike Jackman  |  804-338-3100


The Bible Study group facilitated by Mike Jackman will begin a six-session discussion on Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato si”.  Each session will be devoted to one chapter in this revelatory document.  The group meets biweekly on Tuesdays at 12:00 noon in the Parish Offices.  Come join the journey. If interested call Mike at 804-338-3100.

Theology on Tap:

Every 3rd Monday  |   7:00 pm

Bottoms Up Pizza, downtown


More Information:

Confirmation, 2016

Contact Liz Riegler:  |  770-374-6325


Confirmation preparation will begin for 10th graders in January, 2016.  Contact Liz for more information or to be on our email list for Confirmation information.


Youth Group

Sundays  |  12:00 pm in the Youth Lounge


Middle School youth group will meet 3 times per month, and High School youth group will meet once per month in the lounge.  Lunches will be provided for classes.  For a calendar, please email Liz at


“Groceries for the Cart”

Third Sunday of each month  |  February 21

Contact: Mike DeNoia |  355-2096  |


Many in our city experience real hunger every day.  Sadly, too many are children. “Groceries for the cart” is part of the Cathedrals’ answer to this problem. Thanks to Martins at the Village shopping center and its manager Robbie Mansini, we have a grocery cart in the back of the church. What we ask of you is what Christ asks, feed the hungry. The third Sunday of every month is Groceries for the cart Sunday. Please bring you nonperishable food items to the back of the church and drop it in the grocery cart. If the cart is full (great problem to have) just place it around the cart. We will deliver all food items to Catholic Charities Food Bank.  As always, thanks for all you do. If you have any questions or comment please contact Mike DeNoia



The third Sunday of every month is Groceries for the Cart Sunday. Pick up a bag from the cart with a suggested list of groceries. Then bring the nonperishable food items to the back of the church and drop it in the grocery cart. We will deliver all food items to Catholic Charities Food Bank.

As always, thanks for all you do!

Professional Singer Positions Available

Daniel Sañez at


The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, VA, seeks professional singers for permanent and substitute positions for all voice parts as well as cantor opportunities. (Semi-professional choir.) Substitute choristers must be available on Sunday mornings.


These positions are ideal for sacred-/early music enthusiasts. Dedication, commitment, and leadership skills are equally important as exceptional sight-singing ability, flexibility in sound, and mastery of differing musical styles.


These positions are for those who wish to make music at a very high level and are thoroughly trained in the vocal arts, having earned at least a Bachelor’s in Music/Voice.


Auditions are in progress and will continue until positions are filled. The audition will include a rendering of an early music aria of the applicant’s choice, sight-singing of Gregorian chant (in modern notation), and sight-singing of a renaissance Mass.


These positions are engaged from September through June with Thursday night rehearsals, re-occurring Sunday Masses at 11:00 am, occasional Diocesan events, other events as scheduled, and concert opportunities.


Competitive pay.


Those interested may send a CV, a statement of interest, and recordings/clips (if available) to the Director of Music Daniel Sañez at

Parking Change for Weekend Masses 2016


Check the bulletin and info in church for important information about changes concerning how to obtain free parking in the VCU deck at Laurel and West Main for weekend liturgies.

Click here for the INSERT.


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


Click here for RCIA Registration Form


RCIA .... The Rite of Initiation of Adults is a program for those

who have been Baptized in another Christian tradition; or those

who have not been Baptized, to become a member of the Catholic

Church. The RCIA is a process of discerning and ritualizing the stages of gradual conversion. After hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, the members of RCIA consciously and freely seek the living God and enters the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. By God's help members of RCIA will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the Sacraments fruitfully. If you would like to inquire about the Catholic Church and the RCIA program at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, please contact Maria Thorsen at

RCIA Sponsors Needed


The RCIA needs Sponsors for members in the RCIA program this year. A sponsor accompanies a member of RCIA on their spiritual journey and offers support and becomes a trusted friend in sharing your faith. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Maria Thorsen at


RCIA Meal Ministry


If you would like to provide a dinner for the RCIA group that meets every Tuesday night from 6-8:00 pm,  please contact Maria Thorsen at


Contact: John Votta at 795-1514  |


Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning “A short course in Christianity.” It is conducted as a three-day weekend retreat for those who are wanting to live out, in ones’s daily life, the gospel values of Christ. The Cursillo provides a living understanding and appreciation of basic Christian truths  and the desire to serve the community. The weekend encompasses a full schedule of activities including talks, discussion, prayer and music. This is a joyous weekend. If you are interested in learning more about the weekend and the dates that it will be held in Richmond, please contact fellow parishioner John Votta at 795-1514 or

A Prayer for Evangelization



we give You thanks for the gift of Your Son, Jesus.

We thank You for the unity we find in Him.

We ask You to send Your Holy Spirit upon us

     ...that we might boldly proclaim Your love

     ...that we might courageously speak Your truth

     ...that we might humbly live as Jesus did,

ever faithful to You, ever joyful in Your service, ever

hopeful that Your Kingdom will burst forth in this moment.


Send us valiantly forth with the Good News that in this place, in this parish, Jesus is alive, welcoming the lost and leading us all to lives of merciful compassion!


We ask this through Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit as one God, forever and ever. Amen


Encounter the Joy!


“Encounter the Joy of the Gospel and Set the World Ablaze” is the Diocese of Richmond's five-year pastoral plan for evangelization, anchored in Jesus’ joyful message.


Read more.


Weekly Bulletin


Mass Times



Monday                         12:05 pm

Wed.- Fri.                      12:05 pm


      Confessions            4:00 pm

     Mass                            5:15 pm

 Sunday                         9:00 am

                                        11:00 am

                                           5:15 pm


Year of Mercy

Prepare for Sunday

Planned Giving

Online Registration