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Happy Easter from the Cathedral!

Easter Sunday, April 20

9:00 am Mass   and    11:00 am  Mass

  (NO Sunday 5:15 pm Mass)


Cathedral Service Corps

Saturday, April 26  |  8:00 am

For info call:  Greg at 804-898-1548


The Cathedral Service Corps will meet at the Cathedral, Saturday April 26,  at 8:00 am to spread mulch around the Cathedral flower beds.  We expect to be finished around noon.  Bring gardening gloves.  Coffee,  doughnuts, and pizza will be provided for the famished.  Questions call Greg at



Congratulations to our newly initiated Catholics!


Keondra Bailey

Charlie Boxx

Jeff Chow

Jenni Gallo

Ricardo Lazo

CJ Muse

Analee Olavson

Robert Plymale

Cynthia Steele

Katie Teller

Kyle Webb


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.

Ecumenical & Interfaith Lecture  - The Coptic Church

Sunday, April 27  |  10:05 am


Our 2013-2014 Ecumenical & Interfaith Lecture Series on Christianity: East & West continues Sunday, April 27 at 10:05 between the 9:00 and 11:00 masses.  That week’s focus is on the Coptic tradition presented by a deacon from Archangel Michael and St. Anthony Coptic Church. Did you know the leader of the Coptic Church also has the title of “Pope”?


CRS Rice Bowl Collection is April 26-27

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.


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


Sunday, May 4  |  9:00 am Mass


Monsignor Lane will be celebrating the 9:00 am Mass on Sunday at the Cathedral. A reception in honor of his 40th Anniversary in the priesthood will follow in the Parish Hall.

Everyone is invited to attend!



The Cathedral Community wishes to express its congratulations

to our own

Edgar Abad Madarang

who has been called by the Most Reverend Paul G. Bootkoski,

Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, to the Order of Diaconate and will be ordained on Saturday, May 17, 2014

at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Church, North Plainfield, New Jersey

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.


Weekly Bulletin

Mass Times


 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



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!


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!




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.


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.

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.


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.

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 20, 2014



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