Serving as the Mother Church of the Diocese of Richmond

Bless us with your presence

CARITAS Intake Returns to the Cathedral!

Saturday, June 13 – Friday, August 14, 2015  |  4:15 – 6:00 pm

Laura O’Connor |  804-690-8141 | lauraoconnor34@verizon.net  or

Will Beebe  |  804-658-7288  |  willbeebe@verizon.net

 

Each afternoon, we will be welcoming 35 CARITAS guests to the Cathedral for the annual summer intake program. Our guests will gather in our parish hall and enjoy a beverage and snack while they are checked-in by CARITAS staff and await transportation to their overnight location. There are many ways you can assist in making this ministry a success! Parishioners may volunteer by:

 

Serving as a weekly coordinator overseeing the service and volunteers

Serving as a volunteer serving snacks and drinks

Donating snacks, drinks, and/or paper products

 

 

Please sign up at the CARITAS Intake board located by the front doors of the Cathedral. Training is provided. You will be contacted to confirm your contribution(s)/participation one to two weeks prior to your service. Please prayerfully consider how you will play a part in the success of the CARITAS Intake. Questions? Please contact: Laura O’Connor or Will Beebe        Thank you for your participation!

 

Reflections Session 3

Inspiration from Pope Francis

April 19  |  10:10 am

 

Inspiration from Pope Francis. Be inspired by the Holy Father by thoughts of our

Spiritual Life in his own words. Find comfort, strength, and inspiration from his

collections of thoughts drawn from the homilies of Pope Francis. “Reflections”

meets in the Parish Office Dining Room on March 29 and April 19.

                                              All are invited!

“Spring forward with Bingo”

Saturday, April 25  |  6:30 pm  |  Parish Hall

 

The Knights of Columbus, Bernard Quinn council #11710, will be

having their annual bingo night fundraiser on Saturday, April 25

at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall.  Price:  $30/family (4), $20/single,

$10 VCU student; gaming fee for the evening.  Great door prizes/raffle

items available.  Pizza, salad, soft drinks, coffee, and other finger food

provided by the Knights. Come out for an evening of fun, food, and

fellowship with the Knights and our church parishioners.  Donations

accepted in lieu of attendance.  Hope to see you there!

Prayer Shawl Ministry

 

The Prayer Shawl Ministry ladies have been hard at work making these small, comforting pocket shaws to give to those who are sick in body, mind or spirit.   If you are visiting someone in the hospital, convalescent or nursing home, or those who are housebound, you can stop by and pick up one of these cards from the Parish Office for your next visit.

 

Save the Date!

for Cathedral’s Vacation Bible School

July 6 -10  |  8:30 am to 12 noon

 

Early drop off is available at 8:00 am.

Sign up information coming soon.

             Watch for it!

CURSILLO

Contact: John Votta at 795-1514  |   johnjoy2you@verizon.net

 

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 Chrsillo 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 johnjoy2you@verizon.net

Cathedral Concert Series:

 

“Pershing’s Own” Army Brass Quintet

Sunday, June 7, 2015  |  2:00 pm after the Picnic   –  FREE Concert

 

Minnesota Boychoir

Wednesday, June 24, 2015  |  7:00 pm    FREE Concert

 

As more concerts are booked, they will be posted here on the website.  Close to the date of each concert a complete Concert Program may be viewed on our web site. On-street parking is sometimes available as well as the VCU Parking Deck across the street from the Altria Theater.

Middle & High School Youth Groups & Youth Confirmation

Info: Elizabeth Riegler  |  eriegler@richmondcathedral.org

Click here for Registration form

 

Middle School Youth Group meets on Sundays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.  High School Youth Group meets every other Sunday at 5:00 for dinner followed by Youth Group from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Please visit our online parish calendar for a schedule of events.  All students are welcome.  Registration forms are available in the Parish Offices or online.

 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Questions:  mthorsen@richmondcathedral.org

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 mthorsen@richmondcathedral.org

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 mthorsen@richmondcathedral.org

 

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 mthorsen@richmondcathedral.org

Weekly Bulletin

Mass Times

 

 

 Mon. - Fri.                   12:05 pm

 Saturday           

      Confessions            4:00 pm

     Mass                            5:15 pm

 Sunday                         9:00 am

                                        11:00 am

                                           5:15 pm

 

Prepare for Sunday

Online Registration

Planned Giving

Concert Schedule

 

“Groceries for the Cart”

Third Sunday of each month  |  April 19

Contact: Mike DeNoia |  355-2096  |  mike@mcl-direct.com

 

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

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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.

 

Scripture Study Group

Tuesdays at 12:30 pm

Mike Jackman | mjack11097@verizon.net | 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 mjack11097@verizon.net or (804) 338-3100.

Evangelization Update

 

The Cathedral Evangelization Team invites you to participate in our Scripture

Challenge as we embark on a new liturgical year! Over the next 90 days, we

encourage you to read and pray with one chapter from the gospels each day

in order to deepen your relationship with our Lord. “Learn the heart of God from

the word of God.”     - Pope St. Gregory the Great

 

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

 

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.

 

VCU Parking Deck Change

 

VCU has been very kind to allow us to park in the Main and Laurel Streets deck for our weekend liturgies for FREE. However, if there is an event at the Altria Theater (formerly known as the Landmark) in order to receive the FREE parking, in the deck only, 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.

 

 

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

 

www.daveparrishphoto.com/cathedral

Photo by J. Hushen

Questions or Comments: please email our webmaster, Jayne Hushen       Last site update, April 17, 2015

 

 

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