“The Beatitudes and Discipleship”

November 8, 2015   |   12:30 - 2:30 pm


Fr. Michael H. Crosby, OFM Cap., our guest speaker is from Milwaukee, WI.; and he is the Pastoral Associate at St. Martin de Porres church.  Fr. Crosby has published over 20 books, including “Bearing Witness: A Place of the Franciscan Family in the Church.”  Fr. Michael Crosby has lectured on every continent.  He has given keynote addresses to Catholic Campus Ministry Association, The Catholic Theological Society of America and many others.  Fr. Michael Crosby holds a PhD in Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA.; Theology Requirements for Priesthood St. Anthony Seminary, Marathon, WI.; and a BA in Philosophy, Capuchin Seminary of St. Mary, Crown Point, IN.


The topic to be presented is:  “The Beatitudes and Discipleship”  The Beatitudes are the core teachings of Jesus.  They represent Jesus’ vision of the life of a true believer, the way of an authentic disciple.  The Beatitudes are the essence of Christian discipleship, containing the necessary tools for living authentically in our complex world.  This presentation will bring us to a transformative understanding of our Catholic faith.

Please come and meet Fr. Crosby and be enriched by his presentation.


These programs are being funded by the Frank Eck Grant Foundation


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

Empty Bowl - Save the Date!

Tuesday, October 27  |  5:30 or 6:30 pm seatings  |  Tickets - $25


Empty Bowls began in 1990 by a high school art teacher in Michigan. The students

wanted to have a fundraiser to support a local food drive. They made ceramic bowls for a

fund raising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited

to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. The money raised through Empty Bowls allows Daily Planet to provide services and programs for the hungry and those living in a housing crisis and it helps raise awareness of these complex issues. In the Daily Planet’s version of the event, we have local congregations and community groups host the event, provide the soup, bread, desserts, and drinks, and help staff the event. Local professional potters and art students make and donate their works of art to Daily Planet. Guests arrive and pick a bowl of their choosing as a way to remember those in our own community that face the issue of hunger. Seatings are at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased either through e-giving, in the Parish Office - 359-5651 or at the door. Volunteers are needed. Call the office if you want to would like to volunteer to help.

Cathedral Reunion - Spread the News!!

Saturday, October 17  |  5:00  to 10:00 pm

$25.00 one person  |  $15.00 extra person total $40.00 for 2


Where:  Elk’s Lodge at 10022 Elk Pass Lane, Glen Allen VA 23058.  Dress for a Pig Pickin’ Dinner!   Bring 3 or more recipes to reunion, for future cookbook,  in addition, bring a photo of yourself at age 17 years.

Make check out to:     Tommy Bowman, 2600 S. Skipwith Road, Richmond VA   23294  phone # 747-1036  PLEASE- Include a self addressed stamped  envelope.

Directions:  From 295 South Nuckols Road exit, left at next light, then left, to Lodge.   See you there!

“Laudatio si” - Pope Francis’ encyclical

Tuesdays, bi-weekly  |  12:30 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 12:30 in the Parish Offices.  Come join the journey. We will start in mid-to-late October. If interested call Mike at 804-338-3100.

2015 Red Mass

Wednesday, November 4  |  5:30 pm  |  St. Benedict Catholic Church  |  Tickets $50 each

Contact:  James Schliessmann  |  |  804-873-1035


The Most Reverend Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, and The Saint Thomas More Society invite everyone in the Richmond Diocese to join in worship and fellowship at the 32nd Annual Red Mass and Dinner on Wednesday, November 4.  Rev. Msgr. R. Francis Muench, J.C.L., Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Richmond, will celebrate the Red Mass.  Mass is at 5:30 p.m. at Saint Benedict Catholic Church, 300 North Sheppard Street, Richmond.  The Dinner will follow in the Halsey Lecture Hall at the Virginia Historical Society, across the street from Saint Benedict Catholic Church.  The keynote address will be given by Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation who researches and writes on marriage and religious liberty.  Dinner tickets are $50 each.  The Saint Thomas More Society is an educational, fraternal, and service organization of Catholic lawyers.  Further information can be obtained from Society President, James Schliessmann, or 804-873-1035.

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.


Women’s Book Study Group

Friday mornings in October / November  10:00 am


Cathedral will be having a Women’s Book Study Group this fall.  We will meet on Friday mornings from 10:00-11:30 am.  The first book we will read and discuss is titled “Between the Dark and the Daylight” by Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB.   This book explores the concerns of modern life, of the overworked mind and and the hurting heart and hopes to generate conversations about the unseen elements of life affect our decisions.  The moments in our life when we feel at odds with everything around us.  How can we live well among the stress.  In this book Sr. Joan opens our eyes and hearts.  This book

helps to reveal how we can better understand ourselves and our relationship with God.

*Babysitting will be provided ... the dates are:  October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6.  Please join us!  If you have any questions please email:

All Souls Memorial Candles

All Souls Day  ~  Monday, November 2


As a memorial to those who are no longer with us, Cathedral is offering

parishioners an opportunity to place candles on the side altars to commemorate

a loved one beginning on All Saints Day, November 1. These candles can be

obtained from the office by calling Jayne Hushen, 804-212-3892, or by filling

out one of the cards in the pews.  The name of your loved one will be placed on

the side of the candle. There is a suggested donation of $10 to cover the cost of the

 candle.  Your candles will be on a table at the entrance to church for you to pick up and place on the side altars on All Saints Day or at the weekend Masses on Oct. 31-Nov. 1.  Your candles will be placed on the altars for you and will stay in place until November 22.

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


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Planned Giving

Concert Schedule


Fill the Rack Coat Drive

October 10 - October 25  Contact: Dale Fickett  |  804-335-7198


Time to crawl into those closets and clean out gently used, seldom worn coats to keep someone warm this winter. Just bring your donations to any Mass, October 10 -25 and place it on the rack at the entrance.  We are especially looking for children’s coats.  The Knights of Columbus will deliver the coats to Puritan Cleaners each Monday, so they will be clean and ready to use.

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


High School Faith & Pizza Night

Sunday October 25, 6:15 pm in the Lounge, All High School students welcome!!

Theology on Tap:

Every 3rd Monday  |   October 19 at 7:00 pm

Bottoms Up Pizza, downtown


More Information:

Greig Leach

Signed and Numbered

Cathedral Bike Week Prints






On sale at the gift shop or purchase through e-giving

Parking Change for Weekend Masses began August 15-16th


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.


“Groceries for the Cart”

Third Sunday of each month  |  October 18

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!

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

Rosary Ministry at St. Mary’s Hospital

Contact: Peggy Seaton  |  |  358-2788

Betty Spencer  |  |  285-3315


The Mission Ministry of Bon Secours Richmond is in the initial stages of forming a Rosary Ministry at St. Mary’s Hospital.  For the past three years, there has been an active Rosary Ministry at St. Francis Medical Center, which has been very successful and has received much positive feed back from patients.

In order to establish this ministry at St. Mary’s Hospital, we are in need of volunteers from the community to pray and to lead the Rosary in the St. Mary’s Hospital chapel, which will be televised through the closed circuit television system to the patient rooms. We are planning to begin in May, the month of Our Lady.  We will pray the rosary Monday through Friday at 3:00 pm.  Everything will be scripted for the leader, including prayers and mysteries.  We need leaders and responders.  You would be asked to do this only once per month.  This is a wonderful opportunity to live the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy through Rosary Ministry.

If you have any questions, or wish further information, please contact Peggy Seaton or Betty Spencer.  Please prayerfully consider this ministry.


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

Scripture Study Group

Tuesdays at 12:30 pm

Mike Jackman | | 804-338-3100


The Tuesday afternoon Scripture Study group is planning to discuss Pope Francis’ profound teaching, “The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium”.  We will read Francis’ words prior to each session and discuss what they mean to each of us, to our faith community, and to our relationships to world around us. We meet at 12:30 pm every other Tuesday, generally in the Parish Office Conference Room. We are planning to commence our journey with Francis. If interested or if you would like additional information, please contact Mike Jackman at or (804) 338-3100.

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.


Photos from the InLight Event at the Cathedral


The InLight Event was a great success especially in the Cathedral. Thousands of people came into the Cathedral and lit a candle, placing it on the altar. For other photos, click here

Photo by J. Hushen

Questions or Comments: please email our webmaster, Jayne Hushen       Last site update, October 10, 2015



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