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Vacation Bible School

July 6 -10  |  8:30 am to 12 noon


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Cathedral Concert Series:


“Pershing’s Own” Army Brass Quintet

Sunday, June 7, 2015  |  2:00 pm after the Picnic   –  FREE Concert


Minnesota Boychoir

Wednesday, June 24, 2015  |  7:00 pm    FREE Concert


Dr. Philip Lawrence Borter, Cellist

Sunday, July 5, 2015    7:00 PM


As more concerts are booked, they will be posted here on the website.  Close to the date of each concert a complete Concert Program may be viewed on our web site. On-street parking is sometimes available as well as the VCU Parking Deck across the street from the Altria Theater.


Check out the Music Concert page for the other upcoming events!


CARITAS Intake Returns to the Cathedral!

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

Laura O’Connor |  804-690-8141 |  or

Will Beebe  |  804-658-7288  |


Each afternoon, we will be welcoming 35 CARITAS guests to the Cathedral for the annual summer intake program. Our guests will gather in our parish hall and enjoy a beverage and snack while they are checked-in by CARITAS staff and await transportation to their overnight location. There are many ways you can assist in making this ministry a success! Parishioners may volunteer by:


Serving as a weekly coordinator overseeing the service and volunteers

Serving as a volunteer serving snacks and drinks

Donating snacks, drinks, and/or paper products



Please sign up at the CARITAS Intake board located by the front doors of the Cathedral. Training is provided. You will be contacted to confirm your contribution(s)/participation one to two weeks prior to your service. Please prayerfully consider how you will play a part in the success of the CARITAS Intake. Questions? Please contact: Laura O’Connor or Will Beebe        Thank you for your participation!


Children’s Faith Formation Registration 2015-2016

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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!



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

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


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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

“Groceries for the Cart”

Third Sunday of each month  |  June 21

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.


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.

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


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Planned Giving

Concert Schedule


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

Prayers for the Victims of Earthquake in Nepal

     Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond wants us to remember the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th.  According to CRS “the official death toll is now over 5,000 and that is expected to rise significantly as relief workers reach rural villages now cut off by landslides.”

     As we see the tragic crisis in the aftermath of this terrible natural disaster in one of the poorest countries in the world, let it move us to pray and send aid to our brothers and sisters who are in dire need of assistance.

     Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is headquartered in Baltimore. The bishops of the United States founded it in 1943 to serve the poor and disadvantaged and to alleviate human suffering. It operates on five continents in over 90 countries. To learn more about Catholic Relief Services and to see current reports regarding what they are doing in Nepal, visit


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     Parishioners who wish to make a donation can go to and click on Help Now.


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