Very Reverend Anthony E. Marques Rector

Thanksgiving, 1906: the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart was dedicated in the early hours of this unique day. Since then, countless souls have given thanks to God inside its hallowed walls.

The Cathedral is both a local parish and the principal church of the Diocese of Richmond. Like all cathedrals, it takes its name from the bishop’s chair (Greek: kathedra), which symbolizes his role as the shepherd and teacher of the Christian community. Here, the main celebrations of the year take place, including the Chrism Mass and ordinations. In this way, the Cathedral is everyone’s church.

The local Cathedral parish includes people from all walks of life, and is home to the Catholic Campus Ministry of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), one of the largest colleges in Virginia.

I hope to see you in person. Until then, you can learn more about the great things happening here.

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Tony Marques