Weekly Update for March 7: Lenten Soup Suppers, Time Corrections for Rite of Election and Wednesday Morning Prayer, Lenten Family Activities on Saturday, Blessed Is She, and more.
Saints Perpetua and Felicity
Feast Day March 7
Patron Saints of mothers, expectant mothers, ranchers, and butchers
Thank you for your understanding.
The Diocesan Rite of Election is
March 9 @ 3pm, not 2pm
The Wednesday Morning Prayer Group meets on
7:30am, not 7am.
During this Lenten season, join us for Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross
every Friday evening
. Soup Supper starts at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall with Stations of the Cross beginning at 6:45 pm in the Sanctuary.
This Friday's (Mar 8) Soup Supper is hosted by the Knights of Columbus.
Second Collection Announcement
There will be no Preservation Second Collection this week due to the Diocesan Annual Appeal. The Preservation Second Collection will be next weekend, March 16th/17th.
Other Second Collections this month: March 30th/31st - Catholic Relief Services
Lenten Family Activities
It’s not what you give up, it’s what you give.
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!
10:00a to Noon
Blessed is She
, a prayer and Bible study group for young women, will commence meeting during Lent.
The next session will be this Sunday, March 10, from 12:00 - 1:00pm on the first floor of the Parish Offices.
Contact Jasmine Coles for more information:
Last Session Meets on March 11
6-7pm | Parish Hall
Join us as we discuss the last half of Bishop Desmond Tutu's book. Books are on sale in the Cathedral Gift Shop or by contacting Maria Thorsen:
Ongoing Faith Formation Programs:
Enrich your Lenten Journey
by Bishop Robert Barron
Dates: March 7, 13, 20, 28, April 7
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Place: Parish Hall
Women's Book Group
Dates: March 11, 18, 25
Place: Parish Hall
Contact Maria Thorsen for more info. email@example.com
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.
Cathedral Gift Shop is Ready for Lent
Please visit the Gift Shop for a beautiful selection of crucifixes and rosaries.
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
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!
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
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:
Have we already committed to purchasing the organ?
Yes and no. This past fall we signed a contract for the choir organ. We were able to do this because 100% of the funding was already secured for this portion of the overall project. We have not signed a contract for the purchase of a new gallery organ. In order to engage Juget-Sinclair Organ Builders to build this organ, we need to secure 100% of the funding and execute a signed contract by Spring of 2020.
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
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, March 7 at 1:39PM