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 Monday            12:05 pm

 Wed. - Fri.         12:05 pm

 Saturday             5:15 pm

 Sunday                9:00 am

                             11:00 am

                               5:15 pm

Parking Info

Save the Date!

May 16  •  7:00 pm

Prepare for Sunday

Online Registration

Planned Giving

Resource Guide



Holy Week at the Cathedral


Monday, April 14

6:00 pm  Diocesan Chrism Mass


Holy Thursday, April 17

7:00 pm  Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper


Good Friday, April 18

12 noon  Good Friday Concert

 3:00 pm  Stations of the Cross

 7:00 pm  Good Friday Liturgy


Holy Saturday, April 19

7:30 pm Easter Vigil Liturgy

  (NO Saturday 5:15 pm Mass)


Easter Sunday, April 20

9:00 am Mass

 11:00 am  Mass

  (NO Sunday 5:15 pm Mass)


Downloadable Holy Week Schedule - click here


Chrism Mass & Holy Week Parking Info


Our Goal:  500 Respondents


66% of our goal of 500 responders

and still counting!



I am so pleased to announce that you have

responded from your hearts to Our Giving in

Gratitude to God Parish Support program. As of

last Monday, 328 parishioners have responded

indicating an increase in offertory of $162,702

annually.  31 former non-givers have agreed to

give in total $21,947 annually. I will be giving a full report on how these funds will be used to meet pressing needs the weekend of April 26-27.


 Again, accept my thanks for your generosity and prayers.





For easier giving, consider our online e-giving. Click here for the informational brochure.


Friday Bible Study with Monsignor!

Fridays mornings  |  10:00 am  |  in the Parish Hall


Join us each Friday morning with others who are looking to engage in a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ through this regular Bible Study with Monsignor Golden.  The power is God’s Word.


PLEASE NOTE:  We are taking a break and our next Bible Study will be May 2.

Have a wonderful Easter!


Please join us as we congratulate

Daniel Cogut and Matthew Kiehl

on their Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate

of the Diocese of Richmond on Saturday, April 5.



For more information about our seminarians, visit the website:

Daniel Cogut

Matthew Kiehl

Baptism Class

April 26, 9:00 am  |  Parish Hall


If you wish to have your child baptized soon and have not attended a Baptism class, please attend the one on April 26.  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.

Msgr. Lane’s 40th Anniversary!

Thursday, May 1  |  6:00 pm Evening Prayer

RSVP to:  Gerry Mancuso  |  622-5264  |


You are cordially invited to the celebration of the 40th Anniversary to the Priesthood for Rev. Msgr. Mark Richard Lane.  Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 18 N. Laurel Street, Richmond VA  23220.  Evening Prayer will begin at 6:00 pm followed by a reception at VCU, Shafer Court Dining Center, Cathedral Place.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 16 to Gerry Mancuso at (804) 622-5264 or


Cathedral Softball Team! or 804-353-9254


The Cathedral co-rec softball team is looking for a few more players. Our team is a mix of single and married folks, 20's-50's in age. Most of our games are at Moody Middle School on Thursday evenings from May-August. We play two 50-minute games which start at either 6:15 or 8:00. The league fee is $50/person. Experience preferred, but not necessary. Contact Yvette Conte at or 804-353-9254 if you are interested.



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.


CRS Rice Bowl Kick Off

CRS Rice Bowl is a way for Catholics to live Lent.

Participating Catholics fast, pray, and give during Lent,

following Jesus’ call to live in solidarity with the poorest

and most vulnerable. We invite you to pray, fast and

give to deepen your relationship with Christ and bring

hope to our brothers and sisters in need.


Download a printable Lenten Calendar


Looking for a way to delve into study as

detailed in the 4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic?


Here are a few ways Cathedral has to explore our Catholic faith.


Little Rock Scripture Study Groups - Tuesday afternoons in the Parish Office Dining Room

Mike Jackman  |


Lectio Divina    3rd Sunday of every month,

Lori Gardner,

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


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 on Tuesday, January 28. If interested or if you would like additional information, please contact Mike Jackman at or (804) 338-3100.

March 5 to April 13

Contact:  Josh Dart  |  757-713-1792  |


Christians throughout Richmond are invited to take part in the international 40 Days for Life effort from March 5 to April 13. During these 40 days we will pray and fast for an end to abortion. Please consider volunteering to pray outside of the Richmond Medical Center for Women (abortion facility) for one or more hours during the 40 day peaceful prayer vigil. Please spread the word to others about this important life-saving effort. To get more information, or to volunteer, contact your church liaison Joshua Dart, 757-713-1792 or     All are welcome!


Urgent need for food donations!


Our next Grocery Cart Sunday is April 27. The Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ food pantry has seen a large spike in the need for food, and it is very difficult for us to maintain the current pace as our supplies run low more quickly than ever before.  We need your help to be able to meet the higher needs of the community right now. Please deliver non-perishable food items to their 1512 Willow Lawn office, any time between 8:30 and 5:00 Monday through Friday or to the grocery cart at the entrance to our church.

Save the Date!

Vacation Bible School is coming!


July 14 - 18 |  8:30 - 12:00 noon

Early drop off is available at 8:00 am


Register early!

Volunteers can sign-up here too!




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.


How do I become Catholic?

Contact:  Zac Turnbow  |


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is designed to assist anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic, being Baptized, receiving 1st Eucharist or Confirmation as an adult, returning to the church or learning more about Catholicism. The RCIA program is year-round, so newcomers are welcome at any time.


Cathedral Pastoral Council 5 Year Goals


The Cathedral Pastoral Council, after consultation with parishioners, staff and friends over the past year, reaffirms its commitment to further the mission of the parish by seeking over the next five years to work towards:


• Supporting Worship and Prayer

• Promoting Service

• Increasing Evangelization

• Expanding Faith Formation

• Fostering Community-Building

• Stewarding our Physical and Financial Resources


To find out more about how the Pastoral Council is actively pursuing these goals, including specific projects, contact a Pastoral Council member. Please pray for the continued success of our efforts in service to our mission of bringing the Gospel to the city and the world.

To view the entire 5-Year Goals, click here


Questions or Comments: please email our webmaster, Jayne Hushen       Last site update, April 12, 2014



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