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How do I become Catholic?

Contact:  Maria Thorsen  |


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.


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



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!


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!


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.


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, or 212-3898.


Golf Tournament to benefit Saint Francis Home

Monday, July 28  |  Contact: Pam Embrey  804-237-5602

Please put together your foursome and join us for the Saint Francis Home Charity Golf Tournament at Willow Oaks Golf Club on Monday, July 28.  Saint Francis Home is a non-profit assisted living facility dedicated to providing a home for seniors of limited financial means and offering life-enhancing care and services designed to promote physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being where independence, dignity, and self-worth are nurtured.  Please visit our website, for more details or call Pam Embrey at 237-5602 for more information.  Thank you for all of your support!


Schools Out – Kids go hungry!   –  “Groceries for the Cart”

Third Sunday of each month  |  August 17

Contact: Mike DeNoia |  355-2096  |


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 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.


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.


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



Weekly Bulletin

Mass Times


 Monday              12:05 pm

 Wed. - Fri.           12:05 pm

 Saturday               5:15 pm

 Sunday                  9:00 am

                               11:00 am

                                5:15 pm

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Planned Giving

Resource Guide


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  |


Lectio Divina    3rd Sunday of every month,

Lori Gardner,

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 on Tuesday, January 28. If interested or if you would like additional information, please contact Mike Jackman at 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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