The Jewelers Shop
A play by Pope John Paul II
A Richmond Catholic Theatre production
Part of the Acts of Faith Festival
Friday & Saturday, February 5 & 6, 2016 | 7:30 pm
The Jeweler’s Shop is a three-act play, written by Pope John Paul II in 1960, that looks at three couples as their lives become intertwined and mingled with one another. There is no admission charge for attending the play but there will be a free will donation basket with all proceeds going to Richmond Catholic Theatre Group. On Saturday, February 6, the Knights of Columbus will be offering a Polish dinner between 5:15 pm liturgy and the 7:30 pm play. Dinner is: Adults - $7 Children under 12 - $3. Make your reservations with Chris Ferrara in the church office - 359-5651.
Ash Wednesday Masses
with distribution of ashes
12:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Sacred Heart Parish Bilingual Mass
For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will meet from 12:00-2:00 pm on the scheduled Sundays beginning in January. The Sessions begin with a family potluck lunch followed by Sacramental Preparation classes for the children and the parents.
First Reconciliation dates: Jan. 17 & 24, Feb 7 First Eucharist dates: April 10, 17 & 24
Women’s Book Study Group
Fridays beginning January 29 | 10:00 - 11:30 am | Parish Hall
Please join the “Cathedral Women’s Book Group” for discussion about faith journey. The book for Session #2 is “The Holy Longing” by Ronald Rolheiser. This book is a classic on the topic of spirituality, touching the lives of believers and questioning seekers. The group meets on Fridays: January 22 & 29 and February 5, 12 & 19.
Our Door of Mercy is Open
The Most Reverend Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, opened the Door of Mercy at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond on
December 20th at the 11:00 am Mass.
We look forward to this extraordinary time of grace.
Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Merciful like the Father
On April 13, 2015, Pope Francis announced that an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be celebrated between December 8, 2015 and November 20, 2016. In his announcement he said:
"I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy. It is a journey that begins with a spiritual conversion. For this reason, I have decided to call an extraordinary Jubilee that is to have the mercy of God at its center. It shall be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live this Year in the light of the Lord's words: 'Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.'” (cf. Lk 6:36)
Please take time to visit the Diocesan's new website for the Door of Mercy here: http://www.cdryearofmercy.org/
Additional information is available from the Vatican website here:
And the official Year of Mercy Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/IubilaeumMisericordiae.en/timeline
Pope Francis’ encyclical - “Laudatio si”
Tuesdays, February 2 | 12:00 pm | Parish Office dining room
Contact: Mike Jackman | 804-338-3100
The Bible Study group facilitated by Mike Jackman will begin a six-session discussion on Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato si”. Each session will be devoted to one chapter in this revelatory document. The group meets biweekly on Tuesdays at 12:00 noon in the Parish Offices. Come join the journey. If interested call Mike at 804-338-3100.
Attention Young Adults: Bishop DiLorenzo at RVA Connect
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm
All young adults are invited to come to RVA Connect on Thursday, January 28, 2016, for a special evening with Bishop Francis DiLorenzo. The bishop will be celebrating Mass at 6 pm and then sharing about “Social Media: Connect or Disconnect?” Dinner is offered after Mass for a suggested donation of $5. RVA Connect is a ministry for Catholic young adults (ages 18+) held every Thursday at Saint Benedict Parish (300 N. Sheppard St., Richmond) from 6-8:30 pm. For more information about CONNECT, contact the Office for Evangelization at email@example.com or go to http://evangelizerichmond.org.
Theology on Tap:
Every 3rd Monday | 7:00 pm
Bottoms Up Pizza, downtown
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/RichmondTheologyOnTap
Contact Liz Riegler: firstname.lastname@example.org | 770-374-6325
Confirmation preparation will begin for 10th graders in January, 2016. Contact Liz for more information or to be on our email list for Confirmation information.
Sundays | 12:00 pm in the Youth Lounge
Middle School youth group will meet 3 times per month, and High School youth group will meet once per month in the lounge. Lunches will be provided for classes. For a calendar, please email Liz at email@example.com.
“Groceries for the Cart”
Third Sunday of each month | February 21
Contact: Mike DeNoia | 355-2096 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Professional Singer Positions Available
Daniel Sañez at email@example.com
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, VA, seeks professional singers for permanent and substitute positions for all voice parts as well as cantor opportunities. (Semi-professional choir.) Substitute choristers must be available on Sunday mornings.
These positions are ideal for sacred-/early music enthusiasts. Dedication, commitment, and leadership skills are equally important as exceptional sight-singing ability, flexibility in sound, and mastery of differing musical styles.
These positions are for those who wish to make music at a very high level and are thoroughly trained in the vocal arts, having earned at least a Bachelor’s in Music/Voice.
Auditions are in progress and will continue until positions are filled. The audition will include a rendering of an early music aria of the applicant’s choice, sight-singing of Gregorian chant (in modern notation), and sight-singing of a renaissance Mass.
These positions are engaged from September through June with Thursday night rehearsals, re-occurring Sunday Masses at 11:00 am, occasional Diocesan events, other events as scheduled, and concert opportunities.
Those interested may send a CV, a statement of interest, and recordings/clips (if available) to the Director of Music Daniel Sañez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking Change for Weekend Masses 2016
Check the bulletin and info in church for important information about changes concerning how to obtain free parking in the VCU deck at Laurel and West Main for weekend liturgies.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Contact: John Votta at 795-1514 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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.
Monday 12:05 pm
Wed.- Fri. 12:05 pm
Confessions 4:00 pm
Mass 5:15 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
Year of Mercy
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