Weekly Update for April 11: Street Closures, Soup Supper Cancelled, Palm Sunday Procession, Holy Week Schedule, and more.
Entrusting Myself to the Hands of Jesus
I've come to think that the only, the supreme,
we can offer up, during these hours
when the road before us is shrouded in darkness,
is that of our Master on the cross:
'In manus tuas commendo spiritum meum.'
To the hands that broke and gave life to the bread,
that blessed and caressed, that were pierced;...
to the kindly and mighty hands that reach down
to the very marrow of the soul- that mould and
to the hands through which so great a love is
it is to these that it is good to surrender our soul,
above all when we suffer or are afraid.
And in so doing there is a great happiness and great merit.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ
Blessing of the Runners
The Cathedral will host its annual Blessing of the Runners liturgy, before the race, beginning at 7:30am on Sat Apr 13.
April 11-13 Street Closures/Soup Supper Canceled
Due to the 10K race this weekend, there will be street closures around the Cathedral from Thursday April 11 at 1:00pm, until Saturday April 13 at 5:00pm. If you are attending the Saturday 5:15pm Mass, please use W. Main St. or W. Cary St. to access the Main and Laurel Parking Deck.
Click here for a full list of closures.
Due to the closures, the Soup Supper on Friday, April 12 at 6:00pm will be cancelled. Stations will take place at 6:45pm as usual.
Holy Week Schedule
The liturgies of Holy Week are the triumvirate days upon which our shared faith is founded, treated as one big liturgy, and is referred to as “the pinnacle of the liturgical year.” Please attend these beautiful commemorations of the Institution of Holy Orders, the Institution of the Most Holy Eucharist, the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Resurrection. Plenty of parking will be available during Holy Week. Please join us and be immersed in Beauty.
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Apr 13 and 14
: Saturday 5:15p; Sunday 9a, 11a, and 5:15p
Diocesan Chrism Mass
Monday, Apr 15:
6p (correction from last week)
Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday Apr 18:
Solemn Stations of the Cross on Good Friday Apr 19:
Commemoration of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Good Friday Apr 19:
The Great Easter Vig
il Saturday, Apr 20:
Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Sunday) Apr 21:
9a and 11a
Nb: There is no 5:15p Mass on Easter Sunday.
NOTICE: Holy Week Parking Changes
For Chrism Mass, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil Masses,
there will be free on-street parking reserved for Cathedral parishioners, and limited, paid parking available at the Main/Laurel deck. Please obtain a parking permit and directions from an attendant located by the stone pillars at the entrance to Cathedral Place, our one-way street.
On Easter Sunday
, please use either free on-street parking, or free parking at the deck at 805 W. Grace St, as the Main/Laurel deck will be closed Easter Sunday.
Reflections: Mystics of the Church
will meet on
Sunday April 28
at 10:00 AM in Monsignor's Office on the 3rd floor of the Parish Office. We will be discussing St. Pope Gregory the Great as we discussed Caryll Houselander in March instead of the scheduled St. Gregory.
For additional information, please contact Mike Jackman:
This event will occur, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will likely be cancelled.
Stuart Circle Palm Sunday Procession on April 14 at 9:30a
Join other Cathedral parishioners and our fellow Stuart Circle Parishes in a Palm Sunday procession. This long-standing, Richmond tradition begins with an opening liturgy at Grace Covenant Presbyterian near Stuart Circle, will continue to different Stuart Circle churches, ending at the Cathedral. You will not want to miss this event!
Did we mention there will be a donkey??
mportant Changes: NO SOUP SUPPER
Due to Monument Ave 10K road closures, our last Lenten Soup Supper has been cancelled.
Stations of the Cross will still occur at 6:45p
Last Call for Easter Gifts!
Palm Sunday is the last weekend to find the perfect gift to Easter Gift. Consider a unique crucifix, a beautiful rosary, a 4-way cross identifying the wearer as a Catholic and many other specially selected items. Visit our Cathedral Gift Shop before or after weekend Masses, or call 804-359-5651 to make a purchase during the week.
Holy Land Items For Sale!
Amir Qumsieh from the Holy Land is selling religious items in the Parish Hall before and after all Masses
Children's Choir rehearsals resume and will meet on the 14th at 10:05a 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 21st.
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
R.C.I.A. - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA is a process of conversion and spiritual formation for individuals who are interested in living the Christian life in the Catholic tradition. RCIA is a time of prayer, study, reflection, and faith sharing.
If you are interested in learning more about the RCIA process please contact:
Maria Thorsen - email@example.com
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:
Is this project a Cathedral of Sacred Heart Foundation project so corporations and foundations can also contribute?
Yes. The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Foundation is partnering with Cathedral’s organ committee and Finance Council. Part of the fundraising strategy is to reach out to local foundations and individuals who are interested in preservation projects to secure the needed funding. This will reduce the amount of the funding requested from Cathedral parishioners.
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
Gift Shop Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to staff the Gift Shop
before and after the 9:00am Sunday Mass
. We can schedule one Sunday or more as your schedule allows. This would involve arriving between 8:05–8:15am and working until 8:50 before Mass, and working immediately after Mass until volunteers for the 11:00am Mass arrive. This ministry is thriving thanks to its volunteers, so please consider volunteering your time.
Contact Jody Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, April 11 at 12:59PM