Cathedral Updates for May 15
Dear Cathedral Parishioners,
Governor Ralph Northam has delayed the entry of the City of Richmond into Phase One until Thursday, May 28. This means that public Masses at the Cathedral will not resume until the weekend of May 30–31 (rather than May 23–24).
Next week I will provide specific information about the plan for resuming public Masses.
Thank you for your continued understanding, patience, and prayers.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Tony Marques
Looking for ways to get involved with your cathedral parish?
We have many activities going on during the month of May!
May at a Glance
Join us for
5:15 p.m. Mass and 6:00 p.m. Rosary
Join Fr. Tony this Saturday evening, May 16, for the 5:15 p.m. Vigil Mass followed by a special Rosary with music at the beautifully adorned Mary Altar.
Click for Livestream Link
Thank you to our Knights of Columbus who made their third delivery to St. Peters this week and thank you to our generous parishioners for giving so generously to the Food Drive.
Donations will be accepted through Sunday, May 24th.
Save the date:
Theology on Tap Online, hosted by the Richmond TOT committee, will be on Monday, June 1 for a talk by Josh Dart (Josh was a former CCM Minister at VCU and often did a cameo at our Vacation Bible School) entitled “Confidence in the Holy Spirit”! 7:20pm virtual doors open, 7:30pm trivia begins. Join us at:
We invite you to inquire about the RCIA process on the following dates. During the Inquiry Sessions we will discuss the RCIA process, discuss certain aspects of the Catholic faith and have time for questions. Please know that these Inquiry Sessions may be held at the Cathedral parish office or remotely.
June 16 - 5:30 pm
July 14 - 5:30 pm
August 11 - 5:30 pm
Please contact Maria Thorsen - email@example.com
The Cathedral is Celebrating New Life in Christ
Despite Covid-19, the Sacrament of Baptism is still happening at the cathedral. If you would like to have your child baptized, please contact Joy Weir at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pope’s general prayer intention for May is:
For Deacons – We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.
Deacons Charles Williams, Mark Matte, Chris Malone, and Mike DeNoia
Let’s pray for all deacons, especially our four Cathedral deacons!
Thank you for the beautiful donated flowers. The flowers at Mary's altar and the main altar were donated by John and Cabell West, in memory of their son,
Allen Goolsby West.
It's not too late to join!
Are you looking for a good book to read? Do you miss your cathedral community and the opportunity to talk about your faith? Then join our new, virtual book club!
We will be reading
Rethinking Mary in the New Testament: What the Bible Tells Us about the Mother of the Messiah
by Edward Sri.
Wednesdays in May
(May 6 - 27)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Discussion and Rosary
Session 1 (May 6):
Chapters 1-6 (pp. 1-67)
Session 2 (May 13):
The Visitation, Mary as Queen Mother and Ark of the Covenant, the Magnificat, and the Nativity: Chapters 7-11 (pp. 68-114)
Session 3 (May 20):
The Presentation, Finding of Jesus in the Temple, and Wedding at Cana: Chapters 12-18 (pp. 115-172)
Session 4 (May 27):
Mary at the Foot of the Cross and Mary Crowned in Glory:
Chapters 19-23 (pp.173-233)
Amazon is currently experiencing longer than usual delivery times. Check Walmart and Target's websites for faster delivery of the book or go the E-book route.
Register Here to Join our Virtual Discussions (Once registered you will be sent a Zoom link)
Many people have asked how they can continue to financially support the Cathedral parish while public Masses are suspended.
As you may know, the Cathedral operating budget is 100% dependent on Offertory contributions throughout the year. About 18% of our donations come through electronic giving. The balance of the giving comes through the regular Sunday collection (82%).
With the suspension of public Masses, we will lose more than half of our income.
It is also true that during this crisis, many people will suffer financial hardship through the temporary loss of employment, a reduction in investment-based retirement income, or the need to support other family members.
Keeping in mind both of these realities, we ask that you consider the following, remembering that no one is expected to financially endanger themselves or their family:
Please continue to support the Cathedral parish through your donations:
Mail in your usual donation amount by check to 823 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220
Use Vanco, our online giving platform (
). You can set up one-time or recurring donations using your bank account or credit card. If you previously have not set up your account in Vanco, you can do so easily. Remember, you have total control over your giving using Vanco.
You can text the amount you wish to donate to (804) 315-0903.
At this time, the Cathedral parish has suspended all discretionary spending. We are focused on carefully stewarding the donations of our parishioners so that the essential work of the Church can continue.
We will be here throughout this time of crisis. We are here for you! Please help us maintain that presence as you are able.
You are in our prayers; please keep us in yours.
Join our deacons and fellow parishioners
Each Wednesday Morning at 7:30 a.m.
for Lauds (Morning Prayer).
Click the link to join:
Meeting ID: 872 5651 6889
CCC continues to operate during the pandemic to provide vital assistance
to our community.
They are currently looking for donations of Visa gift
cards, and volunteers to serve as mentors for youth refugees.
contact email@example.com if you are interested in helping with
either of these needs. CCC is also accepting donations for their food
pantry. Visit cccofva.org/wish-list to view needed items, and call ahead
at 804-285-5900 if you would like to drop off items.
New Cathedral Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00–6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 N – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:05pm
UPDATED BULLETIN FOR
May 17, 2020
on Friday, May 15 at 4:15PM