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                                   Empty Bowls

                                          Tuesday, October 28  |  5:30 & 6:30 pm


                                          Please support Daily Planet as they help those in our own community that

                                          face hunger everyday by attending and volunteering at the Empty Bowl. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by picking up an order form from the Bowl at the back of the church, by calling  the Parish Office, at the door or through e-giving. Volunteers are needed. Call the parish office, 359-5651, if you want to help.


All Saints Memorial Candles

All Saints Day  ~  Saturday, November 1


As a memorial to those who are no longer with us, Cathedral

is offering parishioners an opportunity to place candles on the side

altars to commemorate a loved one beginning on All Saints Day,

November 1. These candles can be obtained from the office by

calling Jayne Hushen, 804-212-3892, or by filling out one of the

cards in the pews.  The name of your loved one will be placed on

the side of the candle. There is a suggested donation of $10 to cover

the cost of the candle.  Your candles will be on a table at the entrance to church for you to pick up and place on the side altars on All Saints Day or at the weekend Masses on November 2-3.  Your candles will be placed on the altars for you and will stay in place until November 23.




Did you know that 11.7 percent of all Virginians - and 15 percent of all children in Virginia - live in poverty? The Virginia Catholic Conference, established by the Virginia Bishops, advocates before our state and federal governments to protect the poor and most vulnerable among us. Find out more about the Conference’s work and become a member of our advocacy network at Join us! The cause is good!

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Fill the Rack Coat Drive

October 4 - October 26  Contact: Dale Fickett  |  804-335-7198


Time to crawl into those closets and clean out gently used, seldom worn coats to keep someone warm this winter. Just bring your donations to any Mass, October 4 -26 and place it on the rack at the entrance.  We are especially looking for children’s coats.  The Knights will deliver the coats to Puritan Cleaners each Monday, so they will be clean and ready to use.


Middle & High School Youth Groups & Youth Confirmation

Info: Elizabeth Riegler  |

Click here for Registration form


Middle and High School Youth Groups began meeting on Sunday, September 21, but you can still join.  Middle school meets at 3:30 pm, and High School meets at 6:00 pm. Both groups will meet in the Campus Ministry Lounge. If you wish to participate, please attend the meeting for your group.  Registration forms are available in the Parish Offices or online.   Youth Confirmation Meeting (10th grade) is set for Sunday, October 26, 5:00 pm. For further information, contact Elizabeth Riegler.



This Adult Faith Formation program will begin on September 28 in the  Parish Office. All are invited to be a part of this faith group. The book “The Cup of Life” by Joyce Rupp will be the focus of prayer and discussion. The only requirement is for you to bring a “cup” from home. This will be a very enriching faith experience. The facilitator will be Mike Jackman. If you would like to sign up, please email



“Prayer and Spirituality”... Adult Faith Formation

Questions:  Maria Thorsen  |

10:05 - 10:55 am  |  Parish Office dining room


“These things I have spoken unto you, that my joy might remain

in you, and that your joy may be complete”  John 15:11


”This Adult Faith Formation opportunity will help you to become closer

to God through prayer.


“Were not our hearts burning, within us, while he spoke to us on

the way and opened the Scriptures to us”?    Luke 24:32


Catholics can mature their faith in many ways, prayer is vital to our

deep commitment to Jesus.  You are invited to come and pray and

reflect on the Scriptures. Prayer has a transforming power of grace.

 This group will meet on the following Sundays in the Parish Office from

10:05-10:55:  Oct 19; Nov 10; Dec 14; Jan 18; Feb 15; March 15; April 20; May 17; June 19.

You are invited to any (or all) of this dates.  Facilitator will be: Bill Fox


Breaking Bread Program

Contact: Will Beebe  |   804.658.7288  |

Please join us to help The Daily Planet’s Breaking Bread program in preparation and serving of a hot, nutritious supper to the patients staying at their Medical Respite Program. Those twenty or so guests using the program are there to recover after being released from the hospital due to medical illness or injury. The Cathedral will prepare and serve one supper per month every third Wednesday, beginning Oct. 15.


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


Click here for RCIA Registration Form


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

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.



“Groceries for the Cart”

Third Sunday of each month  |  October 19

Contact: Mike DeNoia |  355-2096  |


Most of us experience hunger at 5:30 at night when dinner is at 6:00. 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.


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 Thank you!


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.


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.

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.



Bishop seeks prayers, assistance for displaced families in Iraq


In response to the violence in Iraq, Bishop DiLorenzo has asked us to pray for peace and to send aid to those who are forced from their homes and in need of our assistance. A special collection for relief for the people of  Iraq will be collected on August 30-31. See Bishop's statement here.


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