Serving as the Mother Church of the Diocese of Richmond
Bless us with your presence
FREE Cathedral Concert of "Famous Songs from Operas"
Monday, March 10, 2014, 11:00 AM
With Vocal Soloists from the Cathedral Music Ministry,
including Lisa Edwards Burrs and Anne O'Byrne
A Free Lunch follows the Concert. Reservations are not required.
VCU is on Spring Break. On-street Parking as well as the VCU Deck across from the Landmark Theater are available for Parking.
During this Lenten season, please join us for our Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross
every Friday evening.
Soup Supper starts at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall
with Stations of the Cross beginning at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
The second Soup Supper is hosted by our
Social Justice Committee
Our Goal: 500 Respondents
NEW PARISH SUPPORT PROGRAM:
18% have responded to
Giving in Gratitude to God.
Keep up the good work Cathedral!!
We are both excited and gratified at your response
to the letters. So far we have heard from 91
parishioners. We are 18% towards our goal
of 500 responders. We encourage everyone
to respond to the call to “Give in Gratitude to
God” even if after reflection the response is I am already doing all I can do. Plus, an extra bonus, once we receive a response, you won't be getting any more letters. Through everyone’s participation, Cathedral will be vital and strong for years to come.
Monsignor Patrick Golden
Parish Council Elections are coming up
As outlined by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, “The parish pastoral council continuously develops and articulates a deep and mature understanding of the identity and purpose of the parish. It reflects the unique personality of the parish as it evolves.”
A parish council is advisory to the Pastor.
A parish council is prayerful.
A parish council is pastoral.
A parish council is representative.
A parish council is discerning.
A parish council is prophetic.
A parish council is enabling.
A parish council is collaborative.
- Catholic Diocese of Richmond’s Called to Serve
The Pastoral Council at the Cathedral strives to fulfill its diocesan mission by drawing on the spirit and service of willing Cathedral parishioners. It is an elected body: the cathedral community first nominates candidates, and later casts their ballots after the list of nominees is finalized.
Serving on the Pastoral Council offers a wonderful opportunity to serve both the members of this community and the local community. Members meet every other month to prayerfully discuss current programs, initiatives, and to assess parish needs. The council members also directly participate in many of these programs, volunteering their time and talent. They interact and meet with parish leaders regularly. Meeting the needs of the parish community remains central to all gatherings and opportunities.
We encourage all confirmed, registered, and active Catholic members of our parish to consider this ministry. Nomination forms will be in the pews the weekend of March 22-23. Nominations need to be in the Parish Office by March 24. The election will be May 11.
If you would like to know more about Pastoral Council, please contact council chair Donna Newcomb (email@example.com) or Jayne Hushen (359-5651 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday Bible Study with Monsignor!
Fridays mornings | 10:00 am | in the Parish Hall
Join us each Friday morning with others who are looking to engage in a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ through this regular Bible Study with Monsignor Golden. The power is God’s Word.
Life and the Human Dignity: The Death Penalty
Sunday, March 9 | 10:10 to 10:50 pm
Please join us for the Catholic Social Teaching Lecture, “Life and the Human Dignity: The Death Penalty” next Sunday following the 9:00 am Mass, in the Parish Hall,presented by the Social Justice Committee.
Knights of Columbus St. Patrick’s Dinner
Saturday, March 15 | 6:15 - 7:00 pm
$8 per adult | $4 per child plate
Eat, drink, and be Irish! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a feast straight out of the Emerald Isle. We will start serving after the 5:15 pm Mass until 7:00 pm or until the food runs out! Dinner will include: Corned Beef, Potatoes, Cabbage, Irish Soda Bread, dessert and drinks. Advanced takeout orders are available! Wear your green!
Save the Date!
Vacation Bible School is coming!
July 14 - 18 | 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Volunteers can sign-up here too!
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.
Monday 12:05 pm
Wed. - Fri. 12:05 pm
Saturday 5:15 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
Holy Week Masses
Palm Sunday Parade
Chrism Mass - April 14
Good Friday Concert
Stations of the Cross
Good Friday Mass
9:00 am and 11:00 am
Prepare for Sunday
Donors can give to
the Cathedral on our website, using a secure link. To learn more, please read the
VCU Parking Deck Change
VCU has been very kind to allow us to park in the Main and Laurel Streets deck for FREE. However, if there is an event at the Altria Theater (formerly known as the Landmark) in order to receive the FREE parking, you may need to present this ticket to the attendant in the toll booth. There will be a basket of them at the entrance of church. Be sure to pick some up!
Please be mindful, this is only for attendance at weekend liturgies.
CRS Rice Bowl Kick Off
CRS Rice Bowl is a way for Catholics to live Lent.
Participating Catholics fast, pray, and give during Lent,
following Jesus’ call to live in solidarity with the poorest
and most vulnerable. We invite you to pray, fast and
give to deepen your relationship with Christ and bring
hope to our brothers and sisters in need.
Greg Neylan Book Festival
Saturday, March 29 | Collections - March 16
The Knights of Columbus are supporting the Greg Neylan Book Festival on March 29 supporting Oak-Grove Bellemeade Elementary School. We are looking for children’s/tween/teen books, coats, and toys to donate to needy children. Please drop off all items at the back the Cathedral. All items will be collected on March 16th in preparation for the festival. For more information please visit the Facebook webpage.
March 5 to April 13
Contact: Josh Dart | 757-713-1792 | email@example.com
Christians throughout Richmond are invited to take part in the international 40 Days for Life effort from March 5 to April 13. During these 40 days we will pray and fast for an end to abortion. Please consider volunteering to pray outside of the Richmond Medical Center for Women (abortion facility) for one or more hours during the 40 day peaceful prayer vigil. Please spread the word to others about this important life-saving effort. To get more information, or to volunteer, contact your church liaison Joshua Dart, 757-713-1792 or JoshuaDart@gmail.com All are welcome!
Looking for a way to delve into study as
detailed in the 4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic?
Here are a few ways Cathedral has to explore our Catholic faith.
Little Rock Scripture Study Groups - Tuesday afternoons in the Parish Office Dining Room
Mike Jackman | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectio Divina 3rd Sunday of every month,
Lori Gardner, email@example.com.
Lectures A Strategy to address Poverty in the Richmond Metro Area with Ben Campbell
March 16 | 10:10 am in the Parish Hall
Parish Lenten Mission Msgr. Kevin Irwin will be preaching at all Masses with Q&A session
March 30 | 10:10 am in the Parish Hall
A Prayer for Evangelization
EVER PRESENT GOD,
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
Scripture Study Group
Tuesdays at 12:30 pm
Mike Jackman | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 on Tuesday, January 28. If interested or if you would like additional information, please contact Mike Jackman at email@example.com or (804) 338-3100.
Urgent need for food donations!
Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ food pantry has seen a large spike in the need for food, and it is very difficult for us to maintain the current pace as our supplies run low more quickly than ever before. We need your help to be able to meet the higher needs of the community right now. Please deliver non-perishable food items to their 1512 Willow Lawn office, any time between 8:30 and 5:00 Monday through Friday or to the grocery cart at the entrance to our church.
How do I become Catholic?
Contact: Zac Turnbow | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is designed to assist anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic, being Baptized, receiving 1st Eucharist or Confirmation as an adult, returning to the church or learning more about Catholicism. The RCIA program is year-round, so newcomers are welcome at any time.
Cathedral Pastoral Council 5 Year Goals
The Cathedral Pastoral Council, after consultation with parishioners, staff and friends over the past year, reaffirms its commitment to further the mission of the parish by seeking over the next five years to work towards:
• Supporting Worship and Prayer
• Promoting Service
• Increasing Evangelization
• Expanding Faith Formation
• Fostering Community-Building
• Stewarding our Physical and Financial Resources
To find out more about how the Pastoral Council is actively pursuing these goals, including specific projects, contact a Pastoral Council member. Please pray for the continued success of our efforts in service to our mission of bringing the Gospel to the city and the world.
To view the entire 5-Year Goals, click here
Questions or Comments: please email our webmaster, Jayne Hushen Last site update, March 8, 2014
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