Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule, First Friday Adoration, Theology on Tap, RCIA Prayer Partners Needed, and more.
Saint David of Wales
Feast Day: March 1
Patron of Wales, poets, and vegetarians
The only canonized Saint from Wales, is said to have lived to be over 100 years old.
He gathered many men into monasteries and encouraged his monks in the strict practices of the Desert Fathers. They plowed their fields without the use of animals, and ate only bread, water, and vegetables. The monks observed silence except during prayer or in grave emergency.
His last recorded words came from a sermon shortly before his death: "Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us."
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
Please join us for First Friday Adoration following the noon Mass
This Friday, March 1st.
Solemn Choral Mass
Doors open at 6:30 PM. Please purchase food and beverages by 7:15 PM with talk to start at 7:30 PM.
Please RSVP Here:
Vocations Q&A Panel Discussion
Monday, March 4 @ Kitchen 64
We are excited to welcome 6 guest panelists for a Q&A on vocations.
Ever wondered what a vocation is? Or maybe you know what a vocation is, but want to know more about them. Is there a burning question you have been dying to ask?
Monday is your chance to ask, as we invite a priest, a married couple, monks, and a seminarian to share their vocational experiences and answer any questions you have. What is seminary like? What do parish priests do? Is there a secret to successful marriage?
Prayer Partners Needed!
As our RCIA members draw closer to Easter, we ask for your prayers to assist them in their journey of faith. If you are interested being a prayer partner with one of our Catechumens, Candidates, or Confirmands, please email Maria Thorsen
and she will send you a name.
Let’s Support Our Friends at
The Virginia Home!
Great family or individual volunteer opportunity with The Virginia Home on S
aturday, May 11 @ 9am
(note, Sacramental Prep Students won’t be able to register as this is the same day as our retreat!)
Click here to learn more and register!
Lenten Family Activities
Saturday, March 9 |10:00 am to Noon
It’s not what you give up, it’s what you give.
Lent is just around the corner and we hope you can share your gift of time with us during our Lenten Family Activities on Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 am to noon in the Parish Hall. We will lead Stations of the Cross for children & families, enjoy hot pretzels and learn about their prayerful history, receive practical support with making and learning the Rosary, the purpose of a Prayer box, and creating the start of a lenten soup mix for a Friday night meal in your home.
All are welcome!
Join the Children’s Choir and Sing Easter Sunday!
Are you a 1st-6th grader that enjoys singing? Join the children’s choir and sing at Easter Mass at 9am. Rehearsals are Sundays from 10:05 to 10:55 am on 3/24, 4/7, 4/14. There is also a rehearsal on Saturday, April 20 11:30am-12:15pm. Meet at 8:15am on Easter Sunday to sing at the 9:00 am Mass. Email Amy Hruska @
to sign up!
Dinner and Post-dinner program open to Youth (Grades 6-12) Parents welcome to attend. Special pre-dinner event for youth ministers, youth ministry volunteers, core team members, Catholic School teachers, parish catechists – any adult who works with teens in a school or church setting. FREE event… dinner included… but you must register… go to
Dates: March 7, 13, 20, 28, April 7
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Place: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - Parish Hall
Enrich your Lenten season! Join us!
The truth, beauty, and goodness of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. Journey with Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures. Learn what Catholics believe and why. Discover the full meaning of the Catholic faith.
Purchase a book at the next session for $10.00.
Women's Book Group
March 11, 18, 25 | 12:45-1:45pm Parish Hall |
“Darkness is shorthand for anything that scares me – either because I am sure that I do not have the resources to survive it or because I do not want to find out. If I had my way, I would eliminate everything from chronic back pain to fear of the devil from my life and the lives of those I love….at least I think I would”
Follow Barbara Brown Taylor on her journey to understand darkness, teaching us how to find God even in the darkness and giving us a way to let the darkness teach us what we need to know.
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Foundation's Organ Project-
– Q&A from Town Hall Meetings
We received many excellent questions at the Organ Town Hall Meetings. Here’s one of them:
Will we be without organ music before the new one is installed?
We hope not. This initiative will be accomplished over a period of five years. The choir organ is scheduled for installation in late 2021. We will not have to remove the gallery organ until mid-2023. At that time the already-installed choir organ will serve as our main organ. As long as the current gallery organ lasts until late 2021, we should have organ music at the Cathedral.
for the upcoming concert
Lent in Leipzig: Motets by JS Bach and Felix Mendelssohn
are now available
. This is the inaugural concert of our cathedral’s very own
, with cathedral Director of Music Daniel Sañez conducting, with Mr. Ryan Tibbetts on continuo organ and Benjamin Wyatt on baroque cello.
Friday, 22 March at 7:30p
Lent In Leipzig:
Motets by JS Bach and Felix Mendelssohn
Meals for RCIA
Every RCIA Session begins with “breaking bread”. Our parishioners have been very generous in providing the dinner for those who come to RCIA on Tuesday evenings.
If you are able to provide a dinner to show welcoming hospitality, please email -
Maria Thorsen | mthorsen@richmondcathedral
Thank you for helping with this ministry!
Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick a
We are in need of several volunteers to deliver the Eucharist to the Sick and Homebound. Volunteers will be assigned to deliver the Eucharist to a parishioner once a month.
This is a wonderful ministry whereby you will meet some of the nicest and most grateful people imaginable. The time commitment is minimal but the reward is everlasting!
If you can commit to spending a few moments once a month, bringing the Eucharist to those who would otherwise not receive it, contact the Eucharistic Minister Coordinator.
| (217) 649-5566
See website for this week's updated bulletin
Please check out our weekly bulletin for more in-depth information regarding events at your Cathedral Parish!
Give with Vanco
You can give:
• online through QR code or visit
• through Mobile App by downloading the
• or by texting the amount you wish to give to 804-315-0903. You will have to enter your credit card or bank account number the first time you give. For more information please call the church office 804-212-3898
The parking vouchers for the VCU Decks have been updated. Please use this QR code to vacate the decks and avoid paying for parking.
Please check out our weekly bulletin for more in-depth information regarding events at your Cathedral!
More events and information found here:
August 5 Bulletin
Wednesday, August 15,
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
and is a
Holy Day of Obligation.
Please join us for a Solemn Mass at
with special music sung by the Cathedral
or a sung Mass at 6:00p.
"When speaking of families, often the image of a treasure comes to my mind.
Today's rhythm of life, stress, pressure at work, and also the little attention paid by institutions, could put them in danger.
It's not enough to talk about their importance: it's necessary to promote concrete means and to develop their role in society with a good family policy.
Together, let us ask Jesus that any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity."
PREK-Middle School Open House
Sunday, Sept. 9 | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Join us in our new church offices on the first floor to learn about our wonderful year of children’s formation and middle school youth group. You will get a chance to meet your child’s catechist or group leader. Coming from the church, go past the bathrooms through the hall and two sets of doors to reach the new office. Coming from the street, you can enter directly through the double doors at 823 S. Cathedral Place.
High School and Confirmation
Sunday, September 9 |12:00-1:00pm
Join us in our new church offices on the first floor to learn about our high school youth group meetings and the chance for service hours. If you are in your sophmore year or older and would like information on the Sacrament of Confirmation, please attend this open house. Coming from the church, go past the bathrooms through the hall and two sets of doors to reach the new office. Coming from the street, you can enter directly through the double doors at 823 S. Cathedral Place.
A Story of Salvation History
7:00p - 8:30p | Parish Hall
Dates: September 17th, September 24th, and October 1st
“To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek Him, the greatest adventure…” St. Augustine. The Bible Timeline is a Catholic approach to Scripture that invites us into a transformative encounter with Jesus Christ.
Everyone is invited. Please attend and bring a friend!
Please note temporary change of location:
The Nursery will be located in the
large classroom on the lower level
. All nursery supplies have been stored as the rooms are cleaned and painted, so we are asking that you
bring a bag of toys that the children can share each week
. Please have diapers available, if needed.
If you have any questions please email:
Women's Book Group
Fridays at 10am | Parish Hall
Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, and Oct 19
“Through her unique gift for
storytelling, combined with profound
spiritual insight, Sr. Bridget
Haase's Doors to the Sacred will invite
readers to open the door to the room of
daily experience, stand under its
ceiling of providence, walk the floors of
faith, and explore its nooks and
crannies of divine surprises and
disguises. By so doing, they will
discover that each event of life is holy,
saturated with God, and filled with
hope.” – Paraclete Press
Lauren Tompkins, FA
on Thursday, February 28 at 1:00PM