Weekly Updates for April 4: Blessing of Easter Eggs, Choir rehearsal resumes Sunday, Service Opportunity, and more.
Blessing of the Easter Eggs
Do you know about the tradition of the blessing of the Easter Eggs? The custom of blessing food for Easter arose from the discipline of fasting throughout Lent and the special Easter fast during the Easter Triduum. Easter was the first day when meat, eggs, and other foods could again be eaten. Although not of obligation, the special fast during the Triduum may still be observed as well as the tradition of blessing food for the first meal of Easter. According to custom, food may be blessed before or after the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday or on Easter morning for consumption at the first meal of Easter, when fasting is ended and the Church is filled with joy. (excerpt from catholicculture.org)
Easter Sunday morning before the 9:00 am Mass, bring your dyed Easter eggs in a basket to the right of the altar.
Before Mass ends, Monsignor Golden will call anyone who brought Easter eggs to retrieve their basket and have the Eggs blessed. Hand the blessed Eggs out to parishioners on the Cathedral plaza. Be sure to take a Blessed egg or two home, and share a part of it with all your guests at your Easter meal!
Stuart Circle Palm Sunday Procession
April 14 | 9:30am
Join other Cathedral parishioners and other churches in a Palm Sunday procession. The procession starts at Grace Covenant Presbyterian near Stuart Circle, will process to different Stuart Circle churches, and end at the Cathedral. Families, this is a wonderful opportunity to participate as we do not have formation on Palm Sunday (but we will have choir practice - so choir families we will miss you). See you there!
Choir practice resumes and will meet on Sunday April 7 and 14 at 10:05 in the Parish Offices! A special Saturday practice is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 11:30 to 12:15. Call time is 8:15am for the 9:00am Easter Mass on Sunday, April 20th.
Do you know someone that could use a pantry meal dinner? Perhaps a family with a newborn or is ill?
Contact Joy Weir at
as we still have several meals in our inventory!
An upcoming service opportunity for Middle & High School Youth is
, for the VCU Baccalaureate Mass. We will need help in our (new!) kitchen in providing hospitality for the reception for this Mass. Come help prepare food, setup tables, and providing a wonderful reception for VCU grads!
Sign Up Here:
VBS 2019 Registration
Save the Date:
July 8 - 12, 8:45am to Noon
VBS 2019 Registration Form
VBS 2019 Volunteer Form
Return completed Registration forms to Joy
Questions about any of our Faith Formation programs or events?
Contact Joy Weir at
Lauren Tompkins, FA
on Wednesday, April 3 at 2:02PM