Weekly Update for Aug 29: Join the Cathedral Choir, Nursery Closed Sunday, All-Parish Read, and more.
The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
The Passion of Saint John the Baptist, Aug 29
O God, who willed that Saint John the Baptist
should go ahead of your Son
both in his birth and in his death,
grant that, as he died a Martyr for truth and justice,
we, too, may fight hard
for the confession of what you teach.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity
of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.--
Collect from today's Mass
Join the Cathedral Choir!
The first Cathedral Choir rehearsal of the season begins next Thursday, September 5 at 6:30p in the sanctuary.
We are in need of tenors.
If you are interested in joining, you are invited to attend one of our rehearsals, held each Thursday night.
The nursery will be CLOSED on
Sunday, September 1.
Happy Labor Day!
Faith Formation Open House
Sunday, September 7 from 10:05 to 10:55 am
in the Parish Hall
Learn about our programs and meet your catechists and leaders!
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Levels I, II and III) for PREK-5th grade
Youth Groups (Middle & High School)
Volunteer Opportunities & VIRTUS training
Special Events for Youth & Families including Busch Gardens sign up!
Calling all Parents and caregivers - please join us!
Tuesdays Together is a music and movement program for infants, toddlers, or preschoolers and their parent/caregiver (and older homeschool children are welcome to come). We meet from 10am-11am on Tuesdays in the large downstairs classroom. We hope this time together can help us get to know other parents and caregivers with young children. Bring a snack for your child if you like, we will have coffee and refreshments.
Our first Tuesday Together is Tuesday, September 17th.
Children's Liturgy of the Word 2019-2020
Children's Liturgy of the Word is a program during the 9:00am Mass that invites children ages 3 – 7 to leave the larger parish assembly during Mass to celebrate the liturgy in the Sacristy. We need VIRTUS trained adults and High School Youth to help teach the kids in this relaxed environment. We supply the training, all materials and any support you need. Join us as a regular leader or helper at the 9:00am Mass.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
Register Today for the SpeakUp5K!
Saturday, September 7, 2019
When registering, join our group “Cathedral of the Sacred Heart”
Families, let’s start the school year off by joining together for a walk, run or stroll: Register Today for the Speak Up 5K and help raise awareness for teen depression and anxiety. It is a FUN race meant for everyone, with plenty of on-course surprises.
Did we mention it is stroller friendly and children under 4 are free?!
The organization We Heart Harlie and Friends supports the Van Meter family and other families that have medically fragile children. They have a fundraising gala on September 28th and all proceeds go to We Heart Harlie and Friends. Consider registering for this great cause that supports one of our Cathedral families and many others! Register at the link below:
Faith Formation programs start September 15th Register today!
Programs start September 15th from 10:05 to 10:55am - all students PREK-HS
PreK-HS Registration Form 2019-2020
PREK-HS Calendar Formation 2019_2020.pdf
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 time of prayer, study, reflection, faith sharing, on-going discernment and participation in parish life.
For further information please contact Maria Thorsen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the Cathedral website to review the
Adult Faith Formation programs for 2019-2020
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (downtown Richmond) seeks a full-time Facilities Director.
This individual is responsible for overseeing the maintenance, renovation, and the upkeep of the Cathedral’s buildings and grounds and for personally performing higher level maintenance functions. This includes but is not limited to the mechanical, plumbing, electrical, hydronic and energy systems. Must have a high school diploma, management experience, ability to read blue prints, and good communication skills. Significant physical effort is required. May need to transport items weighing up to 50 pounds. The Facilities Manager oversees care of the grounds including mowing, pruning, ice and snow removal. Other responsibilities include: monitor parking, coordinate with the Museum of Virginia Catholic History, support Cathedral events as appropriate, oversees building safety and security.
Interested candidates please submit cover letter and resume to Tiffany Baham at
“Shine like stars in the world, as you hold fast to the word of life” (Phil. 2:15–16)
In 2020, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond will celebrate its Bicentennial with many exciting events throughout the year, beginning with a pilgrimage to the National Shrine in D.C. To see a schedule of events, click below:
Bicentennial Pilgrimage to National Shrine
Saturday, October 12
Join Bishop Knestout as he kicks off the 200th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Diocese of Richmond with a spiritual pilgrimage to the Basilica in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The day begins at the Basilica at 10:00 am and concludes following the Sunday Vigil Mass at 5:15 pm. The diocese will provide regional buses within an hour of each parish at the costs of $45 per participant. Pickup locations will be determined in late September. Registration is required. Please only select the regional bus option when registering. For more information including registration, transportation options, and meals, visit 2020.richmonddiocese.org OR contact email@example.com OR 804-622-5200.
RCIA SPONSORS 2019-2020
Our Cathedral community supports the RCIA community each year with prayer and hospitality. RCIA members always express how thankful they are to our parish community. If you would like to join the RCIA ministry as a Sponsor please email Maria Thorsen:
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
Updated Weekend Bulletin
Bulletin September 1
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, August 29 at 3:05PM