Cathedral Updates for 9/10: St. Vincent de Paul Presentation TONIGHT, Octave of Service, Faith/Politics Presentation, and more.
St. Vincent de Paul
This month we honor St. Vincent de Paul, patron of the Diocese of Richmond, whose feast day is September 27.
Click below to see the many ways you may join us to get involved and gather, in–person and online, with your fellow parishioners.
St. Vincent de Paul:
Patron of the
Diocese of Richmond
Thurs., Sept. 10 | 7:00pm
In–person & Zoom
Father Tony will offer a presentation on St. Vincent de Paul. Learn more about this saint whose feast day is September 27 and why he is patron of the Diocese of Richmond. The presentation will take place in the church and also over the Zoom platform.
It is not too late to attend. Registration can be done at the door or
for the Zoom registration link.
Why go to Mass?
"In the Eucharist the sacrifice of Christ becomes also the sacrifice of the members of his Body. The lives of the faithful, their praise, their suffering, their prayers, their work, are united to those of Christ. In as much as it is a sacrifice, the Eucharist is likewise offered for all the faithful, living and dead, in reparation for the sins of all and to obtain spiritual and temporal benefits from God. The Church in heaven is also united to the offering of Christ." (
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
, no. 281).
BICENTENNIAL BOOKS FOR SALE
The choir loft donkey found their home parish and so can you! Included in
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is the history of each diocesan parish.
Read about your own when you purchase your copy today:
$40 for the book when picked up from the Parish Office and $50 to have it shipped to your front door.
Call (804) 359-5651 to arrange for pick up or delivery.
Octave of Service:
September 27–October 4
The bicentennial jubilee of the Diocese of Richmond includes an Octave of Service in honor of St. Vincent de Paul, the diocesan patron known as the Apostle of Charity and Father of the Poor. This week of service will begin on the saint's feast day (September 27). The Cathedral will carry out two projects for the Octave of Service:
(1) Step-by-Step with Haiti: Walking to raise funds for our twin parish in Carrisade, Haiti
(2) Cemetery Clean-Up: Clearing debris at historic Evergreen and East End Cemeteries
Clickable/Printable Flyer for Step-by-Step for Haiti
Clickable/Printable Flyer for Cemetery Clean-Up
Endowed with Apostolic Virtues:
A Holy Hour in Celebration of St. Vincent de Paul
Thursday, September 24 | 6:00 p.m.
In-person & Livestream
Parishioners are invited to honor St. Vincent de Paul (1581–1660), patron of the Diocese of Richmond, on Thursday, September 24 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (The saint’s feast day is September 27.) The holy hour will include Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction, biblical readings, and sacred music from the French repertoire. This event will take place both in person and via the Cathedral's Facebook livestream:
Click Here to Register
Cathedral Faith Formation for
PREK-HS starts in October!
It is time to register for Cathedral PREK-HS faith formation. Our programs will be online/over Zoom, with some in-person opportunities that will observe all safety guidelines. Register online, today, for all PREK-HS students!
We are excited about our children and youth faith formation programs! Here is a preview of the schedule:
: Log on at your convenience for your child’s weekly faith formation lesson to a password protected website. The site will have meaningful video lessons for your children each week carefully prepared by our Cathedral Catechists. Your child can view them and respond when it is convenient for them to do so during the week. We will also have many support resources for parents. Every month, we will do a live Zoom call or an in-person opportunities for parents and children. Register
your child today!
Middle School Youth Group | Thursdays | 7:00 to 8:30pm | Over Zoom with in-person special events.
Middle School Youth Group is so much fun! Meet weekly with your Cathedral friends and have fun while you grow in your faith together. Our middle school youth group leaders can’t wait to connect with you over Zoom - and then gather in person for fun activities.
First youth group meeting is October 1st.
High School Youth Group | Sundays | 7:00 to 8:30pm | Over Zoom with
in -person special events.
Our High School youth group is expanding! We are joining up with other local churches to make it even more fun to meet with old friends and make new ones while learning and growing in faith. We have an exciting new program that will have you counting the days until Sunday youth group.
First youth group meeting is October 4th.
Register for ALL Youth Programs (PREK–HS) Here
Middle and High School Youth
September 19 | 9:30am
All middle school & high school youth are invited to a join in on games with Father Tony and youth group leaders. We will play a game of kickball and have other fun activities too. Social distancing and safety guidelines will be in place. Please sign up so we know you are coming! Here is the Evite to sign up:
Cathedral Bible Study:
Letters from Prison
Mondays Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16.
7:00–8:00 p.m. | Zoom
Letters from Prison, Part One
explores Philippians and Philemon in four sessions, explaining the reason each letter was written and addressing various themes such as joy, unity in Christ, reconciliation, and the close relationship between St. Paul and his communities.
Order Bible Study Guide
Register for Bible Study
The Cathedral Organ Project is Approved!
Click the attachment below to read the letter from the Cathedral Organ Committee with more details on the exciting news.
Update Letter - Fall 2020.pdf
is coming together in-person!
We will meet on the Cathedral plaza at 10:00am on Tuesdays and walk to a shady spot in Monroe Park. Safety guidelines will be in place: adults must wear masks and temperature checks will be taken for all participants. Please contact Joy Weir at
Theology on Tap
Mon., Sept. 14 | 7:00 p.m. | Gelati Celesti on Grove
For the next Theology on Tap, we are having an ice cream social to finish out the summer! Monday, Sept 14th at 7 pm at the Gelati Celesti on Grove Avenue. We've missed seeing you all in person and would love to see you face to face. If you are able and comfortable with it, please come enjoy some delicious gelato and catch up (adhering to CDC and diocesan guidelines). Please bring a mask and keep 6 feet from those not in your household. Search "Richmond Theology on Tap" on Facebook to RSVP!
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming Catholic?
Do you have a child the age of seven or above who has not been baptized?
Were you baptized Catholic as a child, but have not yet received the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist?
Our parish offers an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about the Catholic faith. RCIA sessions focus on the faith and experience of the Catholic Church and prepares individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
** There are separate sessions for children and youth.
You are welcome to participate in the RCIA process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a welcoming setting.
For more information please contact Maria Thorsen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish sponsors accompany those in the RCIA process of conversion and faith formation as companions on the journey. They support those in RCIA with prayer and their own witness to the Christian way of life. Sponsors attend the Tuesday night sessions. Serving as a sponsor fulfills the necessary ministry envisioned by the RCIA process, but it is also an incredibly enriching experience.
If you want to learn more about what is involved in serving as an RCIA sponsor please contact Maria Thorsen at
Every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. we meet for morning prayer via Zoom. Some of us are more awake than others, but we come together in prayer to start the day with gratitude and hope in Christ. Lauds is about 20 minutes. Deacons Chris and Charles lead Lauds and invite volunteers to lead at different times.
to join the Zoom meeting.
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Tuesday, Thursday,Friday: 12:05 p.m
(Cathedral open from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
(Cathedral open from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday: 5:15 p.m.
(Cathedral opens at 4:15 p.m.)
9:00 a.m. (no livestream)
(Cathedral opens at 8:00 a.m.)
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.
(Cathedral opens at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday: 5:15 p.m.
(Cathedral opens at 4:15 p.m.)
Online registration for weekend Masses is appreciated and guarantees a seat. Registration can also be done at the door.
Those attending Mass are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Wednesday: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
UPDATED BULLETIN FOR
September 13, 2020
Lauren Tompkins, FA
on Thursday, September 10 at 2:51PM