Weekly Update for May 9: Faith Advisory Meeting, Organ Builder Reception, Hiring Nursery Workers, and more.
Saint John of Avila (c.1500- 1569)
This Spanish priest and Doctor of the Church was a friend of Saints Francis Borgia, Ignatius of Loyola, John of God, John of the Cross, Peter of Alcantara, and Teresa of Avila. John of Avila worked closely with members of the Society of Jesus and helped their growth within Spain and its colonies. St John was engaging preacher, a perceptive spiritual director, and a wise confessor. He was investigated and released by the Inquisition for speaking out against vices held by those in authority. His mystical writings were translated into several languages.
Adult Faith Formation Advisory Team Meeting
May 13 | 6:30pm | Parish Offices
You are invited to join this group of parishioners who help to plan the upcoming Adult Faith Formation programs. If are interested please email Maria Thorsen:
Let’s Support Our Friends at The Virginia Home!
Great family or individual volunteer opportunity with The Virginia Home on
Saturday, May 11 @ 9am.
Click here to learn more and register!
Haiti Section / Ayiti Seksyon
Our sisters and brothers in Carissade are now receiving plenty of clean drinking water! Our ongoing ministry continues to flourish, with the education, health care, and microfinance programs working well.
Thank you for your continued support. At the Cathedral, we've raised
$16,863 towards our $65,000 goal for the year.
R.C.I.A. The 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. It is a time of prayer, study, reflection, faith sharing, ongoing discernment and participation in parish life.
Where do I begin?
Anyone who is interested in exploring the Catholic faith is welcome to come to one of the scheduled Inquiry Sessions, where individuals may ask questions and gather information.
Is the RCIA process like taking a course?
No. The RCIA process of faith formation, catechesis (teaching of the faith), and spiritual growth. While reading/resources will be suggested and recommended there are no requirements like one might have when taking a formal class.
What if I have to miss some Tuesday sessions because of family, work, school, or travel commitments?
No worries. We understand these conflicts. We will make sure that you receive missed handouts and that one of the facilitators can be available to you to answer questions and talk to you about the session you missed. Your sponsor will also be a resource for you.
To learn more about RCIA please contact Maria Thorsen or come to one of the scheduled Inquiry Sessions:
Summer RCIA Inquiry Sessions
at 6:30 pm
in the Parish Hall.
Handmade Religious Items from Minsk
Thursday-Friday, May 16–17 | 12:05pm Mass
We would like to invite you to have a look at handmade religious
articles and souvenirs made by the Sisters of Saint Elisabeth Convent
(Belarus) who will visit Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on May 16-17, 2019
(Thursday-Friday) for 12:05pm Mass.
Sunday, June 2 at Noon
Come out to the Cathedral’s Annual Picnic for some Fun in the Sun
with a Dunk Tank, BBQ, Music, Games, and Fellowship with your Cathedral family!
Who will be dunked? Find out soon!
God Is Good, All the Time.
We had our last preparation class this Sunday before our upcoming First Communion retreat this Saturday. If you have a few minutes, please listen and watch this little video of the children singing “God Is Good All the Time”. I think you will find yourself singing it for the rest of the day! A big part of our Sacramental Preparation is the invitation and call to participate as both children and adults. God is Good - All the Time!
Cathedral Nursery Ministry serves our families every Sunday from 8:30am - 12:30 pm as well as other Cathedral Events. As a member of this ministry you are paid hourly and can sign up for the days you are available. Every applicant will be interviewed.
If you are interested please email Maria Thorsen:
VBS - It’s Time to Register!
July 8 - 12 | 8:45am to Noon
It is time to enroll your PREK-Rising 5th grader in VBS. This fun & FREE program has music, crafts, games, yummy snacks and Bible stories. Every year we have more kids join in on the fun! Register your child(ren) today! Registration forms are available with the link below, on our website www.richmondcathedral.org or in the Parish Hall. You can email the forms to
or place them in the ROAR tin on the table in the Parish Hall.
VBS Registration Form
VBS Volunteer Registration Form
Help with Transitional Diaconate Ordination
Volunteers are urgently needed
to assist with the Transitional Diaconate Ordination Reception on
Saturday, May 18.
Assistance is needed with coordinating, set up and takedown, serving, and providing cookies and other items. Please Contact: Chris Ferrara at
or 359-5651 if you are able to assist with any of these needs!
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
The Gift Shop needs your help!
Looking for a new way to help your parish family? Want to secure an EXCELLENT parking spot before Mass? We are looking for volunteers to staff the Gift Shop
before and after the 9:00am and 5:15pm Sunday Masses
. We can schedule one Sunday or more as your schedule allows. This would involve arriving 30 minutes before Mass and staying for 30 minutes after Mass. Volunteers ensure that this ministry can be available for our parishioners.Contact Jody Taylor at
Bulletin May 12
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, May 9 at 12:00PM