General inquires about our Adult Ministries should be directed to: Maria Thorsen
Young Adult Ministries
FINDING OUR WAY TOGETHER:
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Every disciple of the Lord Jesus shares in the mission to proclaim God’s word. To do our part, adult Catholics must be mature in faith and well equipped to share the Gospel. We are men and women of faith which is grounded in a deep commitment to the person and message of of Jesus. We are on a life-long spiritual journey together.
ADULT SPEAKER SERIES 2018-2019
December 2- Mary, Christ-Bearer and Mother of God
Barbara Hughes, a columnist for the Catholic Virginian, will bring us a presentation to begin the holy season of Advent. “Although the words of Mary recorded in Scripture would equal less than a paragraph, her role in salvation history cannot be overstated. Mary is the Mother of God, Mother of the Church, and our mother. Mary is a perfect model of humility and self-knowledge. Neither ordained nor religious, Mary is the perfect model of lay leadership.” 12:15pm in the Parish Hall. Lunch will be served and nursery care provided.
January 20- Overcoming Bias: Building Relationships Across Differences
Matthew Freeman, co-author of the book, Overcoming Bias, will lead a presentation and discussion about unconscious assumptions. These assumptions can get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from building authentic relationships with people of differing backgrounds. The central message is we can be part of the solution. 12:15pm in the Parish Hall. Lunch will be served and nursery care provided.
February 10- TBD
March 17- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Meet Brenda Davis from Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Through thousands of people and teams in schools, in our community, and throughout the world. FCA unites two passions, faith and athletics, to impact the world for over 60 years. 12:15pm in the Parish Hall. Lunch will be served and nursery care provided.
Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of Faith by Bishop Robert Barron
January 30, February 14, 20, 28, March 7, 13, 20, 28, April 4 | 7:00pm-8:30pm | Parish Hall
The truth, beauty, and goodness of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. Journey with Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of the global culture, learn what Catholics believe and why, and discover the full meaning of the faith. Deacons Chris Malone and Charles Williams will facilitate discussions.
All Parish Read
God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for our Time by Bishop Desmond Tutu
Nobel Laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu has long been admired throughout the world for the heroism and grace he exhibited while encouraging countless South Africans in the struggle for human rights. This book is Desmond Tutu’s most soul-searching book. He shares the spiritual message that guided him through troubled times. Archbishop Tutu reaches out to readers of all religious backgrounds, showing how individual and global suffering can be transformed into joy and redemption.
Please join the parish in reading our annual All Parish Read.
Books are $10, which you can purchase at the Vestibule Gift Shop or the Parish Office
January 28, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm
Chapter 1- God Believes In Us
Chapter 2- God’s Dream
Chapter 3- God Loves You As You Are
March 11, 2019, 6:00-7:00 pm
Chapter 4- God Loves Your Enemies
Chapter 5- God Only Has Us
April 18, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm
Chapter 6- Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart
Chapter 7- Stillness: Hearing God’s Voice
Chapter 8- In the Fullness of Time
Women’s Book Group
Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25 | 12:45-1:45pm | Parish Hall | Lunch Provided
“Darkness is shorthand for anything that scares me – either because I am sure that I do not have the resources to survive it or because I do not want to find out. If I had my way, I would eliminate everything from chronic back pain to fear of the devil from my life and the lives of those I love….at least I think I would”
Follow Barbara Brown Taylor on her journey to understand darkness, teaching us how to find God even in the darkness and giving us a way to let the darkness teach us what we need to know.
Barbara Brown Taylor is the author of thirteen books, including the New York Times bestseller, An Altar in the World and Leaving Church. Taylor is a Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught since 1998.
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 2018 – May 2019
Please contact: Maria Thorsen
RCIA Sponsors Needed
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.
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
Weekday Morning Prayer
Every Wednesday at 7:30 am in the Sanctuary
Facilitated by: Deacon Chris Malone and Deacon Charles Williams
The Catholic Church has the custom of celebrating the Liturgy of the Hours each day. In this way the Church fulfills the Lord’s precept to pray without ceasing. The Liturgy of the Hours is a prayer of the whole people of God.
Please join us in prayer. “When the faithful gather together in prayer, we are the temple of the living God”
Topic: Join us in a discussion on mysticism in the Hebrew Bible, the basis for all Christian mysticism.
Third Sundays from 10:00am-11:00am in Monsignor Golden’s Office, Third Floor of new parish offices (check calendar). Next discussion is Novemeber 18.
The spiritual life is a journey of change. We yearn for a greater spiritual oneness with God. All are invited to join this Adult Faith Formation study and discussion. Topics will be chosen that deepen our relationship with God and build our faith community.
For more information please contact: Mike Jackman
Young Adult Ministries
Cathedral’s Young Adult Ministry (YAM) invites young adults (18-35+) from across the Diocese to participate in this thriving fellowship group. YAM offers varied informal gatherings to meet the spiritual and social needs of young adults. Visit us online at Young Adult Ministry at the Diocesan Office of Evangelization
Theology on Tap
What: Learn more about your faith through engaging speakers and relevant spiritual topics – all while eating, drinking beer and hanging out with friends
Where: Kitchen 64
When: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Monday, December 3, 2018
For Future Dates and More Information: Richmond Theology on Tap on Facebook
Blessed Is She
Catholic Campus Ministry at VCU
As the Catholic Campus Ministry serving Virginia Commonwealth University…we strive to be a joyful community empowered by the Spirit, we strive to be witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus, we strive for unity in our diversity, our creativity, and our communion with the Catholic faithful and all people of good will, especially those of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, we strive to ever-deepen our friendship with Christ, we strive to realize the Kingdom of God on our campus and in our world and with boldness, and in hope, we do all of this through our acts of love, service, justice, compassion, listening, healing, teaching, learning and worship.
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is nestled in the center of campus surrounded by Shafer Dining Hall, Hibbs Hall, and Cabell Library. Our address is 800 S Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220; however CCM can be found in the “House”. The CCM House is on the corner of the Cathedral behind the Big Brown Doors that face Shafer Dining Hall. Everyone is welcome when the doors are open! CCMVCU website