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Monday 12:05 pm
Wed. - Fri. 12:05 pm
Saturday 5:15 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
Prepare for Sunday
How do I become Catholic?
Contact: Maria Thorsen | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Open House!
August 23 & 24 - Save the Date!
After each Mass that weekend, we will be throwing open the doors and inviting all parishioners and guests to tour the entire complex. All ministries will have an opportunity to showcase their work. If you are interested in having a table for your ministry, contact the office for more information. The gift shop and the Museum of Virginia Catholic History will be open for touring, many prizes will be raffled and there will be food for everyone. If you’ve never been in the offices where it all happens, now is your chance! Come check it all out and get involved! Everyone is welcomed!
CatholicRVA Eucharist Adoration & Confession
Beginning Wednesdays July 2 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm
This summer, there will be Eucharistic Adoration and often Confession every other Wednesday evening at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart starting at 7:00 pm. Stop in and spend some time with the Lord.
CatholicRVA Summer Film Series in the Courtyard
“7 Deadly Sins, 7 Lively Virtues”
Tuesday, July 8 | 8:00 to 9:30 pm
Come watch Fr. Barron’s 7 Deadly Sins, 7 Lively Virtues video series outside in the Cathedral courtyard (weather permitting) at 8:00 pm. Entrance to the courtyard is by the Mary Statue next to the Parish Office entrance. Beer and snacks will be provided. Newcomers are always
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.
The Museum is Closed for Renovation
Now thru August 17
The Museum of Virginia Catholic History will be closed for renovations until August 17. Electrical and structural improvements to the undercroft and elevator entrance will enhance the display areas and provide a dedicated entryway to the museum. We will reopen in time for the Open House on August 23-24. Hope to see you then!
Open House Weekend!
August 23 & 24
Ok, so you can’t really roam the “dome,” but everything else is open! After each Mass that weekend we will be throwing open the doors and inviting all parishioners and guest to tour the entire complex. The Gift Shop and Museum of Virginia Catholic History will be open. There will be prizes raffled and food for everyone! If you would like to donate cookies or baked goods, drop them off August 17 & 18 in the Parish Hall. Gift card donations can be dropped off in the small sacristy mail box.
Children’s Christian Formation and Sacramental Preparation
Sunday Sept. 7 | 10:15 am | Parish Hall
Children’s Christian Formation classes will begin on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 10:00 am. Registration begins Aug. 24. Registration information can be found in the Aug. 24 Sunday bulletin, on the tables at the entrance to church and Parish Hall, and in the classroom area as part of the Open House weekend. Please make a special note, on Sept. 7, while the children are attending their Faith Formation class, parents are invited to a meeting in the Parish Hall from 10:15-10:45 am. The parents will have an opportunity to meet each other, learn about the programs being used in the Children’s Faith Formation Program this year, and receive a 2014-2015 calendar for Children’s Faith Formation and sacramental preparation classes. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Middle & High School Youth Groups Meetings
Middle School Sunday, Sept. 14 | 10:15 am
High School Sunday, Sept. 14 | 12:15 pm
Middle School and High School Youth Groups begin meeting on Sunday, Sept. 21. Registration begins Aug. 24. Information regarding registration will be available in the Aug. 24 Sunday bulletin and on tables at the entrance to the Parish Hall before and after all Masses during Open House weekend. The Middle School Youth Group will kick off with a parent information meeting on Sept. 14 at 10:15 am and the High School Youth Group meeting at 12:15 pm in the Parish Hall. Parents and students are welcome to attend to meet each other and to find out what Middle School Youth Group will be doing this year. For questions about Middle and High School Youth Groups, please contact Elizabeth Riegler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come to Cathedral’s 2nd Annual MEGA Yard Sale!! There will be bargains galore, baked goods, food concessions, raffles, door prizes and great merchandise for sale! Bring your donations for the sale to the Cathedral beginning Monday, July 21. Parishioners can bring baked goods to the Parish Hall on Friday, August 23, to be sold at the yard sale. Here’s your chance to clean out the garage! For more information, contact Rick Wildes.
Cathedral’s MEGA Yard Sale!
Saturday, August 23 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rick Wildes | 366-3430 | email@example.com
This weekend we welcome
Father Paul Farin
of Cross Catholic Outreach who is speaking this weekend
at all Masses on behalf of the poor in developing countries.
Cross Catholic Outreach was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America.
Cathedral's International Food Festival
Saturday, Oct. 4 | 11:00 am to dusk
Its time to Volunteer for the International Food Festival! Grab a friend and come help out on October 4. We need volunteers to work in shifts throughout the day doing just about everything. If you have questions, contact: Michele Jensen, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathedral Sound System
This summer we are continuing to work on our sound system. We hope that you have heard an improvement from the adjustments already made but if not, be assured we are working with two companies to make sure you will be able to hear every word. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Kim Kremer, email@example.com or 212-3898.
Schools Out – Kids go hungry! – “Groceries for the Cart”
Third Sunday of each month | August 17
Contact: Mike DeNoia | 355-2096 | firstname.lastname@example.org
With school over for the year all thee Richmond area children are out for the summer. Did you know the nationwide over 3 million children who get free or reduced lunch and / or breakfast are now home till late August? Catholic Charities of Central Virginia are asking for help in the summer more than at any other time of the year.
Please see if you can help a little more this summer. You already are one of the top parishes in central Virginia when it comes to helping with food for the food bank. We are sending on average, two car loads of food per month. Amazing! What is needed most is:
Breakfast cereal Powdered milk Peanut butter Rice
Canned tuna Pasta Oatmeal Canned vegetables
Crackers Canned fruit
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 email@example.com. Thank you!
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.
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.
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 email@example.com or (804) 338-3100.
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
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