Liturgy & Worship

Regular Mass Times

Regularly scheduled weekday Masses are celebrated on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:00 p.m. The Wednesday Mass schedule is subject to change, generally at 6:30 p.m. while VCU is in session, and 12:00 p.m. otherwise.

Regularly scheduled weekend Masses are celebrated on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday Mass is at 5:00 p.m. On Sunday, Masses are at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Confession is available on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm, and, during Lent, on Fridays at 5:00pm.

Scheduling for Holy Days and Diocesan Masses will be noted on our Cathedral Calendar.

Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality

These ministers assist in greeting, seating, offering facility information, maintaining safety, taking up the collection(s) at all weekend Liturgies and Holy Days. Training is required, provided by parishioner coordinator(s), Cathedral staff.

Coordinator: Carl Archacki 804-396-5428

Lectors/Proclaimers of The Word

Through their proclamation, Lectors make Christ present to us in the Word of God. Discernment of the gift of proclamation, training are required, provided.

Adult Coordinator: Caroline Douglas 804-282-2538

Eucharistic Ministries

These ministers assist in the distribution of Holy Communion, the Body, Blood of Christ, during the celebration of the Eucharist. Training is required, provided by parishioner coordinator, Cathedral staff.

Coordinator: Eric Distanislao 804-264-9004

Eucharistic Ministry Coordinators

These ministers assist in coordinating the Eucharistic Ministers, in setting up before Liturgy the accoutrements needed for the Communion Rite at one weekend Liturgy as scheduled. Training is required, provided by parishioner coordinator, Cathedral staff.

Coordinator: Eric Distanislao 804-264-9004

Altar Society

The Altar Society has as its responsibility the care, upkeep of the Cathedral Sanctuary, Sacristies. The range of duties include care for the Altar linens to flower placement, with the main goal of keeping the worship areas, places of reverence, beauty.

Coordinator: Eric Distanislao

These ministers exercise the following liturgical ministries:

  • Maintaining Altar Clothes
  • Maintaining Mass Linens
  • Cleaning, dressing of the Main Altar
  • Cleaning & dressing of the Side & Transept Altar tops
  • Dressing the Tabernacle
  • Dressing the Gift Table

Coordinator: Jody Taylor 804-355-2033

Flower Ministry
  • Decorating the front doors
  • Installing seasonal flowers/accents throughout Sanctuary
  • Decorating Side & Transept Altar ledges during Christmas & Easter
  • Installing seasonal banners, flags & plants


Tiffany Baham 804-212-3890

Altar Servers

“There is no need for lots of words; more important are your actions, your closeness, your desire to serve, gazing before the Most Blessed Sacrament,” he said. “In this way, you will also help others to see how beautiful the community of believers is, because the Lord dwells in its midst.” – Pope Francis

Become an altar server! For information on training and becoming a youth or adult altar server, contact Carey Bliley.

Contact: Carey Bliley

Master Schedule

The schedule for all Eucharistic Minister Coordinators, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Servers is available for download here. If you want to learn more about serving at Mass in any of these capacities, please see additional information under Liturgy Volunteers on our website.


The Cathedral nursery is open from 8:30am – 12:30pm on Sunday mornings serving families that attend the 9 or 11 am Masses.  Children ages 12 months to 4 years old are welcome.  The children are supervised by trained nursery care providers and parent volunteers.

Contact: Joy Weir