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 | firstname.lastname@example.org or
Will Beebe | 804-658-7288 | email@example.com
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!
“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!
Contact: John Votta at 795-1514 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Cathedral Concert Series:
“Pershing’s Own” Army Brass Quintet
Sunday, June 7, 2015 | 2:00 pm after the Picnic – FREE Concert
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Mon. - Fri. 12:05 pm
Confessions 4:00 pm
Mass 5:15 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
Prepare for Sunday
“Groceries for the Cart”
Third Sunday of each month | May 17
Contact: Mike DeNoia | 355-2096 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Scripture Study Group
Tuesdays at 12:30 pm
Mike Jackman | email@example.com | 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 338-3100.
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.
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
Photo by J. Hushen
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