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Mr. Daniel B. Sañez Cathedral’s New Director of Music & Liturgy – Beginning in late September

The Cathedral Director of Music & Liturgy Search Committee has unanimously chosen Daniel Sañez after reviewing 62 applications, conducting 12 phone interviews and holding 3 interview/auditions at Cathedral.  We had candidates who applied from all over the U.S. and Europe. Daniel is expected to begin his new position at Cathedral the end of September.


Colleen Crafton has graciously agreed to continue in her role as Interim

Director of Music & Liturgy until August 31. We want to thank her for her dedicated service to the Cathedral during this time of transition.


We are excited to welcome Daniel and know he will be an excellent addition to our Parish. To introduce you to him, click here to see his biography.


To hear his choral and organ audition, visit our SoundCloud page here.




Prayer and Service  |  804-212-3888


All are invited to come to pray for our American veterans at

McGuire Veterans Hospital and to serve them by making fleece

blankets to be given to the patients who have served our country.

Our Catholic faith teaches us to value the dignity of each indivi-

dual, including the weakest. We believe that our gifts are used

to serve each other.

“You should also be servants. One to another.” ~ Pope Francis.

All ages are invited. Please join us in the Parish Hall:


August 25   10:00 am   Parish Hall


If you have any questions please email:

Cathedral's 3rd Annual Yard Sale!

August 22  |  8:00 am to 3:00 pm rain or shine

Rick Wildes  |  366-3430  |


Come to Cathedral’s 3rd Annual Yard Sale!!  There will be bargains galore, baked goods, food concessions, and great merchandise for sale!  Bring your donations for the sale to the Cathedral.  Parishioners can bring baked goods to the Parish Hall on Friday, August 21, to be sold at the yard sale. Here’s your chance to clean out the garage!  For more information or for pick up, contact Rick Wildes.

Back to School - Please help!

Contact:  Nancy DeNoia  |


We need your help collecting school supplies for next year! Anything would be appreciated, however some of the items are listed. Collection dates are August 1-2  and August 8-9


loose leaf paper                    black & white composition books                         glue bottles/sticks

crayons                                colored paper folders (2 pockets)                        plastic colored folders

scissors                                colored paper folders with prongs                       dry erase markers

pkgs of eraser tops               pkgs of pencils                                                   markers

yellow highlighters                backpacks


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


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

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


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

CARITAS Intake is Here!

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

Laura O’Connor |  804-690-8141 |  or

Will Beebe  |  804-658-7288  |



CARITAS IS UPON US! And there are still many opportunities for you to participate in this Cathedral ministry. Please consider how you might serve our guests any afternoon, from Saturday, June 13 - Friday, August 14, 4:15 - 6:00 pm. We welcome volunteers to :


provide donations of fresh fruit for our guests

serve snacks and drinks to our guests

coordinate the service for a week

donate magazines for our guests to read during their visit.


Please see the CARITAS Intake sign up board in the back of the Cathedral for further information. If you have any questions, please contact Laura O’Connor or Will Beebe. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this important Cathedral ministry to those in need!

Children’s Faith Formation Registration 2015-2016

Click Here for Registration Form


Please return these registration forms to the Parish Office by August 1, 2015.  Classes for grades Pre-K - grade 5 will begin on Sunday, September 13.  These grades meet in the Parish classrooms from 10:05 am - 10:55 am.  Parent volunteers are welcomed for various activities throughout the year.  Thank You!


“Groceries for the Cart”

Third Sunday of each month  |  August 16

Contact: Mike DeNoia |  355-2096  |


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.


Weekly Bulletin

Mass Times



 Mon. - Fri.                   12:05 pm


      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


Women’s Book Study Group

Friday mornings in October / November  |  10:00 am


Cathedral will be having a Women’s Book Study Group this fall.  We will meet on Friday

mornings from 10:00-11:30 am.  The first book we will read and discuss is titled

“Between the Dark and the Daylight” by Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB.   This book explores

the concerns of modern life, of the overworked mind and and the hurting heart and

hopes to generate conversations about the unseen elements of life affect our decisions.

The moments in our life when we feel at odds with everything around us.  How can we

live well among the stress.  In this book Sr. Joan opens our eyes and hearts.  This book

helps to reveal how we can better understand ourselves and our relationship with God.

*Babysitting will be provided ... the dates are:  October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6.  Please join us!  If you have any questions please email:


Rosary Ministry at St. Mary’s Hospital

Contact: Peggy Seaton  |  |  358-2788

Betty Spencer  |  |  285-3315


The Mission Ministry of Bon Secours Richmond is in the initial stages of forming a Rosary Ministry at St. Mary’s Hospital.  For the past three years, there has been an active Rosary Ministry at St. Francis Medical Center, which has been very successful and has received much positive feed back from patients.

In order to establish this ministry at St. Mary’s Hospital, we are in need of volunteers from the community to pray and to lead the Rosary in the St. Mary’s Hospital chapel, which will be televised through the closed circuit television system to the patient rooms. We are planning to begin in May, the month of Our Lady.  We will pray the rosary Monday through Friday at 3:00 pm.  Everything will be scripted for the leader, including prayers and mysteries.  We need leaders and responders.  You would be asked to do this only once per month.  This is a wonderful opportunity to live the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy through Rosary Ministry.

If you have any questions, or wish further information, please contact Peggy Seaton or Betty Spencer.  Please prayerfully consider this ministry.


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.


Contact: John Votta at 795-1514  |


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 Cursillo 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

Scripture Study Group

Tuesdays at 12:30 pm

Mike Jackman | | 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 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



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

Photo by J. Hushen