Cathedral Updates for 6/25: 9 a.m. Mass added, New Cathedral Book Group, and Sacraments galore!
Registration closes at Noon today, so if you would like to attend one of the cathedral's weekend Masses, you must register by
Pre-registration is not required for daily Masses, but you will be asked to provide your contact information at the door.
The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Click below to see how you can get involved in our parish as we celebrate our titular Feast this month.
PHASE TWO SCHEDULE
Masses (Livestream and Public):
ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR WEEKEND MASSES.
Tuesday–Friday: 12:05 p.m
(Cathedral open from 11:30–1:00pm.)
Saturday: 5:15 p.m.
(Cathedral opens at 4:00 p.m.; no admittance after Mass begins.)
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. (no livestream)
(Cathedral opens at 8:00 a.m.; no admittance after Mass begins.)
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.
(Cathedral opens at 10:00 a.m.; no admittance after Mass begins.)
Wednesday: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
(Open by appointment only. Must wear a face covering
and answer 'no' to all three
Monday– Friday: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
REMINDERS FOR ALL MASSES:
A face covering must be worn for the duration of the Mass
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass
Thank you for helping to keep yourselves and fellow parishioners safe.
who will receive his First Holy Communion
on Saturday, June 27.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and a Cathedral “All Parish Read” Book was made into a film in 2019. The movie can is free to live stream anytime for the month of June for free on many digital platforms.
We will come together
Wed, July 1st from 7pm to 8pm to discuss on Zoom.
Register for Just Mercy Film Discussion
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER for
Vacation Bible School
July 6 - July 10 | Live Zoom Starting at 10:00am
We won’t be able to gather in person, but the fun can continue at home!
Our volunteers are developing fun activities, games and fun meetings over zoom with music, dance and more! We are going to PREVIEW the Rocky Railway this year - so next year it will be even more fun in person next year and can help lead us in song and dance and understanding of God’s word!
If you registered for the original summer program, please
re-register so we know you still want to participate.
Deadline to Register is
Sunday at Midnight
Father Tony presents:
Register for Zoom Presentation
“If There is to be Any Fruit, It Will Come About Over Time”: Episodes From Our Bicentennial History
Wednesday, July 8 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom
Father Tony will offer a presentation on the history of the Diocese of Richmond on Wednesday, July 8 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event will be an opportunity to learn about Catholicism in Virginia as our local Church it marks its two-hundredth birthday (July 11, 2020). The Diocese of Richmond is the sixth oldest diocese in the United States.
Bicentennial Books for Sale
Shine Like Stars is a book celebrating of the 200th
anniversary of the founding of the Richmond Diocese. It
contains extensive and fascinating information about the
history of our Diocese, as well as each and every parish
church within it - all written by our very own Rector, Father
Tony Marques! There are also many pockets inside the book containing beautiful postcards, holy cards, and more.
The cost is $40 if picked up from the parish office or $50 to have them shipped to your door. Please call the parish office to arrange pick-up/delivery: (804) 359-5651.
The Bicentennial Celebration Mass will be held on
Saturday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Join us via livestream at
COLLECTIONS END WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30
During the month of June, we will be collecting toiletries for the Housing and Resource Center and Youth Hub downtown location. This is a great opportunity to help with direct needs of homeless youth and adults. Bring your donations during daily or weekend Masses and drop in the bins in the entryway or ask an usher or porter for assistance.
Cathedral Book Club
Our next book club will be on the New York Times Bestseller:
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism
by Robin Diangelo with Deacon Charles Williams and Deacon Chris Malone as facilitators.
The group will meet on Wednesday:
and Aug 19
from 7:00–8:00 p.m. over Zoom.
Get your book now from Amazon or any other online book retailer. Read the book and join the conversation.
The Next TOT is Monday, July 6
The next scheduled Young Adult Event is Theology on Tap Online, hosted by the Richmond TOT committee, will be on Monday, July 6 for a talk by Father Joseph Anthony about the True, Good, & Beautiful in Pop Culture! 7:20pm virtual doors open, 7:30pm talk begins. Join us at:
Poor & Needy Fund
Thank you to all that have donated to the poor and needy fund this year. A portion of the money donated (50%) goes to helping people in need of emergency assistance, the remaining portion (50%) goes for small grants that support and promote human well-being.
This year we have awarded grants to medical services, such as The Virginia Home and Crossover Healthcare. Homeless services/housing support, such as HomeAgain Richmond, Commonwealth Catholic Charities, and CARITAS. Youth services/education related, such as Sacred Heart Center, Greater Richmond SCAN, and Richmond Hill. Older adult services, such as Circle Center Adult Day Services and St. Francis Home, SOAR365 (disabled individuals), and post conviction services/substance abuse education, such as Drive to Work and VADP.
The grand total amount that was awarded for these grants is $22,000. Without your support, we would not be able to make a contribution to our community. Thank you.
Catholic Diocese of Richmond
Office of Social Ministires
Looking for a way to support re-entry and mental health awareness of those who are or have been incarcerated? Consider making a purchase from Herbert’s Wine Jelly! All profits go directly to the men and women creating the products both inside and outside of jails and prisons! Visit
to look through the sweet treats!
A 90-Day Spiritual Exercise for Men
Exodus 90 is a ninety-day spiritual exercise for men based on three pillars: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. All three of these pillars are essential aspects of the Christian life. It is for this reason that taking up this spiritual exercise requires taking up all three of these pillars both simultaneously and humbly. Find out more at
Calling All High School Students:
Fiat Days & Quo Vadis Discernment Retreats
July 14-16, 2020 | Presented over Zoom & Regionally In-Person
Save the date! The goal of Fiat Days and Quo Vadis is to gather high school-aged women and men, respectively, who desire to grow in faithful discipleship and personal holiness to be better able to discover their own vocation from the Lord, with a special focus on the call to religious life or the priesthood. If you have a teen who might be interested in a summer discernment retreat, make sure to pass the date along to them! This year, these retreats will be held virtually over zoom (morning and afternoon sessions with a break), with one in-person day held in each region of our diocese. Contact Joy Weir at
to receive additional information.
Ora et Labora Workshop
August 1-8, 2020
Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Crozet
All young adult women 18-38: Come to
Our Lady of the Angels Monastery
in Crozet, Virginia, on August 1-8 to participate in the Ora et Labora workshop and retreat! If you’ve ever desired more balance in your life or wanted to learn what it means to pray unceasingly, this is the experience for you!
Email Sister Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
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, on-going discernment and participation in the life of the parish. This process is for those who have never been baptized, and those who were baptized in another faith tradition, and those who were baptized Catholic and wish full initiation.
To learn more about RCIA please contact Maria Thorsen or come to one of the scheduled Inquiry Sessions: email@example.com
RCIA Inquiry Sessions
Are you interested in exploring the possibility of becoming Catholic? We welcome you to come with your questions and share in conversation about what it means to live the Christian life in the Catholic tradition. The inquiry sessions are intended to help each person discern whether you want to consider fuller participation in the Catholic faith community.
he following sessions might be held virtually or in the Parish Hall.
July 14 - 5:30 pm | August 11 - 5:30 pm
Please contact Maria Thorsen if you would like to join us:
Thank you for your support!
The prayer and work of our beloved parish continues. While some may not be in the position to give as before, for those who can, we hope that you will consider offering your support as you are able.
Every gift, no matter the size, makes a tremendous difference. During these uncertain times, we are sadly aware that many people will suffer financial hardship. We continue to pray for everyone and reach out to those who are suffering.
Thank you for keeping your financial stewardship active during this challenging time, as we continue to serve our parish 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 f
ocused on carefully stewarding the donations of our parishioners so that the
essential work of the Church can continue. The Finance Council meets weekly
with Father Tony to monitor this. We will be here throughout this time of
crisis. We are keeping you all in our prayers.
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
UPDATED BULLETIN FOR
June 28, 2020
Lauren Tompkins, FA
on Thursday, June 25 at 11:16AM