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Bless us with your presence
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!
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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
NEW PARISH SUPPORT PROGRAM:
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.
Monday 12:05 pm
Wed. - Fri. 12:05 pm
Saturday 5:15 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
Save the Date!
May 16 • 7:00 pm
Prepare for Sunday
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
Volunteers can sign-up here too!
Cathedral Softball Team!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 | email@example.com
Lectio Divina 3rd Sunday of every month,
Lori Gardner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 on Tuesday, January 28. 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.
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 | email@example.com
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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