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Cathedral's 3rd Annual International Food Festival
Saturday, October 4 | 11:00 am to dusk
Members from parishes and local missions are coming together for a culturally diverse celebration with the Richmond community. You’ll find international selections from Our Lady of Lourdes Filipino Festival,
St. Benedicts Oktoberfest, Sacred Heart Hispanic Festival and many more.
This is a 100% Pure Non-Profit festival. 100% of every purchase made supports that unique mission or parish. There will be culturally diverse entertainment and raffles along with lots of children’s activities, as well as tours of the historic Cathedral that include the museum and crypt.
Admission is FREE and there is convenient parking at the VCU deck
adjacent to the Altria Theatre.
Adoration of the
Friday, October 3 following the 12:05 pm Mass
The first Friday of each month is devoted to celebrating the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Following the 12:05 pm Mass on October 3 we will celebrate the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 1:00 pm. All are welcome to come at any time during the Exposition to offer prayers and adoration.
Sunday, October 5 | 12:00 pm | Parish Hall
If you wish to have your child baptized soon and have not attended a Baptism class, please attend the one on October 5. The class will give you an opportunity to discuss the sacrament of Baptism, explore the meaning of the symbols of Baptism and review the logistics of the Baptism service. If you have more questions, please call the office 804-359-5651.
Middle & High School Youth Groups & Youth Confirmation
Info: Elizabeth Riegler | email@example.com
Middle and High School Youth Groups began meeting on Sunday, September 21, but you can still join. Middle school meets at 3:30 pm, and High School meets at 6:00 pm. Both groups will meet in the Campus Ministry Lounge. If you wish to participate, please attend the meeting for your group. Registration forms are available in the Parish Offices or online. Youth Confirmation Meeting (10th grade) is set for Sunday, October 26, 5:00 pm. For further information, contact Elizabeth Riegler.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill the Rack Coat Drive
October 4 - October 26 Contact: Dale Fickett | 804-335-7198
Time to crawl into those closets and clean out gently used, seldom worn coats to keep someone warm this winter. Just bring your donations to any Mass, October 4 -26 and place it on the rack at the entrance. We are especially looking for children’s coats. The Knights will deliver the coats to Puritan Cleaners each Monday, so they will be clean and ready to use.
This Adult Faith Formation program will begin on September 28 in the Parish Office. All are invited to be a part of this faith group. The book “The Cup of Life” by Joyce Rupp will be the focus of prayer and discussion. The only requirement is for you to bring a “cup” from home. This will be a very enriching faith experience. The facilitator will be Mike Jackman. If you would like to sign up, please email email@example.com
Breaking Bread Program
Contact: Will Beebe | 804.658.7288 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us to help The Daily Planet’s Breaking Bread program in preparation and serving of a hot, nutritious supper to the patients staying at their Medical Respite Program. Those twenty or so guests using the program are there to recover after being released from the hospital due to medical illness or injury. The Cathedral will prepare and serve one supper per month every third Wednesday, beginning Oct. 15.
10:05 - 10:55 am | Parish Office dining room
“These things I have spoken unto you, that my joy might remain
in you, and that your joy may be complete” John 15:11
”This Adult Faith Formation opportunity will help you to become closer
to God through prayer.
“Were not our hearts burning, within us, while he spoke to us on
the way and opened the Scriptures to us”? Luke 24:32
Catholics can mature their faith in many ways, prayer is vital to our
deep commitment to Jesus. You are invited to come and pray and
reflect on the Scriptures. Prayer has a transforming power of grace.
This group will meet on the following Sundays in the Parish Office from
10:05-10:55: Oct 19; Nov 10; Dec 14; Jan 18; Feb 15; March 15; April 20; May 17; June 19.
You are invited to any (or all) of this dates. Facilitator will be: Bill Fox
2014-2015 Concert Series begins
Sunday, October 19 | 2:00 pm
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart opens its 2014-2015 concert series with a FREE concert on Sunday, October 19, at 2:00 pm. Soprano, Anne O’Byrne, and flutist, Anthony Smith are the featured performers accompanied by Dr. Patrick Carlin. The Museum of Virginia Catholic History will also be open following the 11 o’clock Mass until 1:55 pm.
On-street parking is available as well as the VCU Parking Deck across the street from the Altria Theater. For further information, please call the Cathedral Office at (804) 359-5651 or visit our website at www.richmondcathedral.org. Click here for our 2014-2015 Calendar of Concerts.
Interested in Joining Our Choir?
Are you interested in singing in one of the Cathedral’s Choirs from September 2014 – Early June 2015? All of our choirs have openings. To learn more about them, click here.
Monday - Friday
9:00 am • 11:00 am
Prepare for Sunday
“Groceries for the Cart”
Third Sunday of each month | October 19
Contact: Mike DeNoia | 355-2096 | email@example.com
Most of us experience hunger at 5:30 at night when dinner is at 6:00. 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.
2nd Annual reYOUnion ~ Save the Date!
Sunday, October 19 | All Saints Catholic School
Calling all alumni of All Saints, St. Paul’s, St. Elizabeth’s, St. Patrick’s and Van de Vyver Catholic Schools! SAVE THE DATE: The 2nd Annual reYOUnion will be Sunday, October 19 at All Saints Catholic School. Plans for a Jazz Brunch and silent auction are in the works as well as the return of the “Hall of History,” and class photos, among other fun activities. The event will be preceded by a Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Alumni input and assistance is critical to making this reYOUnion a success! If you can help or would like more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
Bishop seeks prayers, assistance for displaced families in Iraq
In response to the violence in Iraq, Bishop DiLorenzo has asked us to pray for peace and to send aid to those who are forced from their homes and in need of our assistance. A special collection for relief for the people of Iraq will be collected on August 30-31. See Bishop's statement here.
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