PreK – High School

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is a program that invites children ages 3 – 7 to leave the larger parish assembly during Mass to celebrate a liturgy in the large Sacristy with trained Catechists.  CLOW is held during the school year at the 9:00am Mass.

Contact Joy Weir

Children’s Faith Formation Programs

“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

Together we can help our children develop a personal relationship with God.  We encourage our children to develop an understanding of their Catholic faith through attending Mass, reading Scripture, sacred song, the sacraments, and prayer.  Parents, you are supported by your faith community to give your children the tools to welcome Christ into their daily lives to and the rest of their lives.

Preschool through 5th Grade Classes

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) meets on Sunday mornings during the school year between 10:05 and 10:55( between the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses). CGS is a Montessori based program that allows children to use hands on materials. A trained catechist will present a work, and the child chooses how they will respond. CGS is founded on scripture, the Mass, and prayer.

Learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) by watching the video below.

FAQ’s on CGS
VBS 2020 Volunteer Registration Form

VBS Volunteers are rising 6th graders and up and adults.

VBS 2020 Participant Registration Form

Contact Joy Weir

Middle School Youth Group

Middle School students (Grades 6-8) meets regularly during the school year from 10:05-10:55 am (following the 9:00am Mass). We meet for doughnuts and other snacks and a group discussion in the Parish Office conference room . Throughout the year, we complete service projects, work with other ministries at Cathedral,  and have fun. Come check us out!

VBS 2020 Volunteer Registration Form

VBS Volunteers are rising 6th graders and up and adults.

VBS 2020 Participant Registration Form

Contact Joy Weir

Sacramental Preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion

Sacramental Preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion takes place in Second Grade and includes formation classes for the children and parents.  Children who are beyond second grade who have not received their First Holy Communion are welcome and encouraged to attend these classes.

All classes begin with a Pot-Luck Family Lunch at 12:00pm in the Parish Hall.

First Penance Schedule:
February 16, 2020  – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
February 23, 2020 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 1, 2020  – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 7, 2020 – 11:00 am Celebration of First Penance

First Holy Communion Schedule:
April 19, 2020  – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
April 26, 2020 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
May 3, 2020 – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
May 9, 2020 – First Holy Communion Retreat and Rehearsal 8:45am-1:00pm

May 17 at 9:00am – The Sacrament of First Holy Communion followed by a community reception in the Parish Hall.

Sacramental Registration Form 2020
Calendar for Sacramental Preparation 2020

Contact Joy Weir


To register for our 2020 Confirmation class, students must be at least 15 or in their Sophomore year of High School. Please fill out a registration form and email it to Joy Weir or mail it to the church office.

Confirmation Preparation Schedule

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Orientation/Short Interview:

October 6 at 2:00 pm

Retreat Options:

November 9, 2019 (St. Mary’s Richmond) OR

March 7, 2020 (St. Mary’s Richmond)

Preparation Sessions:

November 17, 2019 2 to 5 pm St Mary Annunciation

January 12, 2020 2 to 5 pm Cathedral

March 1, 2020 2 to 5 pm St. Paul’s

April 26, 2020 2 to 5 pm Holy Rosary


May 31, 2020 Sacrament of Confirmation at Cathedral


June 7, 2020 Mystagogy 9 am-11am followed by Mass

Confirmation Registration Form 2020

For questions please contact Joy Weir

Vacation Bible School 2020

July 6-10, 8:45am to noon

Children PREK-5th grade enjoy games, fun snacks, great music and Bible Stories. 

Contact: Joy Weir

VBS 2020 Volunteer Registration Form

VBS Volunteers are rising 6th graders and up and adults.

VBS 2020 Participant Registration Form

VBS Participants are PREK – Rising 5th graders. PREK students must be potty trained and able to separate from their parent/caregiver.

VIRTUS (Safe Environment Training)

The Diocese of Richmond requires that all volunteers who work with children under the age of 18 be screened and trained.

Thank you in advance for your time!

Step 1: Contact Joy Weir that you are interested in working with children & youth and you plan to do the training.

Step 2: Schedule Your VIRTUS Training Workshop

When you register for the training, you will be required to submit to a background check. There is no cost to you for the background check. You will also see our safety regulations and be asked to do an electronic signature on our code of conduct.

You will see a number of upcoming three-hour training sessions when you click the link to register. These sessions are just a one-time commitment. After you complete the training session, you will receive short bulletins to read periodically. We encourage you to read these bulletins and complete the one question “quiz” as they are beneficial to you and this ministry. If you can’t find a training session that works for your schedule, please contact Joy Weir.

Register for VIRTUS training

Faith in Action

How can we pass on our Catholic faith to our children? How can we use ordinary situations to show our children the love and presence of God? How can families support each other in these challenging times? Let’s connect as families and offer our support to our children’s formation.  

Upcoming Sessions:

March 20: Soup supper and stations of the cross sponsored by PREK-HS Formation. Supper starts @ 6pm.

March 24-25: Parish Lenten Mission with special activities for elementary age children. Register on Cathedral Home Page

May 10: Mother’s Day Procession Honoring Mary @ 9:00am Mass

May 31: PREK-HS and Parents, join us for our Pentecost Party in the Parish Hall following the 9:00am Mass.

To learn of the upcoming Faith Formation events, please see our weekly printed bulletin or register for our e-newsletter here

For more information please contact: Joy Weir

Contact for General Inquires

General inquires about our Children’s and Youth Ministries should be directed to: Joy Weir