Children & Youth Ministries

General inquires about our Children’s Ministries should be directed to: Maria Thorsen

Youth Ministries should be directed to: Liz Riegler

Vacation Bible School: Hero Central

Monday July 10 – Friday July 14 – 8:30am – 12:00pm
Children ages 4-10 are invited to great adventures with some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. Music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic games and fantastic Bible stories.  VBS Registration Form

Coordinators and volunteers are needed. Please contact Maria Thorsen if interested

Contact: Maria Thorsen or 804-212-3888

The Cathedral Children’s Choir

The Cathedral is excited to continue the Children’s Choir for Easter.  The Children’s Choir will sing at the 9:00am Mass on Easter Sunday. All rehearsal dates will be available in the Sunday bulletin.  If you have a daughter or son who is in Grades 2-5 (6th and 7th graders are welcome) and would like to participate, please fill out the agreement and see the flyer with complete information on the table in the Parish Hall.  The choir will be directed by Mrs. Amy Hruska.

Children’s Choir Registration Form

If you have any questions, please email Amy Hruska  Agreements can be handed in to Maria Thorsen or emailed to Amy Hruska

Children’s Faith Formation Programs

2016-2017 Christian Faith Formation Registration Form

Preschool through 5th Grade Classes meet on Sunday mornings during the school year at 10:00 am, between the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses.

Contact Maria Thorsen

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a program that invites children ages 4 – 6 to leave the larger parish assembly during Mass to celebrate a liturgy in the small Sacristy with trained Catechists.  CLW is held during the school year.

Contact Maria Thorsen

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist takes place in Second Grade and includes formation classes for the children and parents.  Children who are beyond second grade who have not received their First Eucharist are welcome and encouraged to attend these classes.

All classes begin with a Pot-Luck Family Lunch at 12:00pm in the Parish Hall.

Sacrament Preparation Registration Form

First Eucharist Schedule

April 2 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
April 23 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
April 30 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Saturday May 6 – First Eucharist Retreat 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday May 9 – First Eucharist Rehearsal 6:00pm
Saturday May 13 – First Eucharist at 5:15pm Mass
Sunday May 14 – First Eucharist at 9:00am and 11:00am Masses

Contact: Maria Thorsen

Nursery: The Cathedral nursery is open from 8:30am – 12:30pm on Sunday mornings.  Children ages 12 months to 3 years old are welcome.  The children are supervised by trained nursery care provider and parent volunteers.

Contact: Maria Thorsen

Middle School Youth Group

Middle School students (Grades 6-8) meet 3 times per month from 12:00-1:30pm (following the 11:00am Mass). We meet for lunch and a group discussion in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Throughout the year, we go on outings, celebrate holidays, and participate in retreats together. Come check us out!

2016-17 Middle and High School Registration Form

High School Youth Group

High School Youth Group meets once a month in the Campus Ministry Lounge from 12:00-1:00 (following the 11:00 am Mass). We enjoy lunch together while talking about our faith, and we plan for service projects and events.

2016-17 Middle and High School Registration Form


To register for our 2017 Confirmation class, students must be at least 16 or in their Sophomore year of High School. Please fill out a registration form and email it to Liz or mail it to the church office.

For questions please contact Liz Riegler

2017 Conformation Registration Form

Breaking Bread

We cook and serve dinner to 15-20 medical respite patients, most of whom are homeless. The address for this outreach program is: 180 Belt Blvd, Richmond VA 23224

  • Wednesday, August 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Contact: Liz Riegler