Updates for 10/16: This Sunday Morning Mass Alert, Parish Gut Check, Bible Study, and more.
Sunday Morning Mass Goers,
First Holy Communion
Our sacramental preparation from spring of 2020 was delayed because of the pandemic. Several children of the parish will be receiving their First Holy Communion on
Sunday, October 18 at the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses.
The number of seats at these Masses will be reduced by 50 percent
in order to accommodate these children and their families.
Please consider attending one of the 5:15 pm Masses on Saturday, October 17 or Sunday, October 18.
The month of October is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, whose Memorial is celebrated on October 7.
During the month, the Knights of Columbus will be collecting winter coats for Sacred Heart parish (Manchester) and St. Peter's Church.
A Holy Hour in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary will take place on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. and will feature Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, biblical readings, and sacred music.
Why go to Mass?
"Holy Communion increases our union with Christ and with his Church. It preserves and renews the life of grace received at Baptism and Confirmation and makes us grow in love for our neighbor. It strengthens us in charity, wipes away venial sins and preserves us from mortal sin in the future"
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
, no. 292).
The Cathedral will plant a garden in the courtyard that will provide flowers for Mass throughout the year. Parishioners are invited to donate plants, new or shared from their own garden. As always, we appreciate your generosity in supporting our Cathedral parish.
Drop-off will be on Friday, October 16 from 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and
Saturday, October 17 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Find out more or Donate Plants
Please bring any new or gently used winter coats and jackets to the Cathedral begins
October 10 through October 25
. All sizes are needed, especially children and youth. There will be a garment rack to hang your donation in the back of the church. The KofC will be drycleaning all of the coats and delivering them to the churches. This is a wonderful way to directly get your donation to those in need. Start clearing out your coat closet today!
Thank you to the many generous Cathedral parishioners who have supported this collection. This past weekend 35 coats were donated: 20 for adults and 15 for children. As the cold weather season is beginning, many/those in need at Sacred Heart and St. Peter’s will appreciate/enjoy the warmth of the donated coats. Thank you again.
Oct 21 Zoom Link
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.
Deacons Chris Malone and Charles Williams will facilitate.
The Memories of Mary:
A Holy Hour in Honor of Our Lady of the Rosary
All are invited to a holy hour on Thursday, October 29 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This event will include Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction, biblical readings, sacred music, and a special Rosary commemorating the bicentennial jubilee of the Diocese of Richmond. The holy hour will take place in-person at the Cathedral and online via the Cathedral's Facebook page:
Registration for Christmas Masses will begin on November 1. Online registration is encouraged and greatly appreciated, so that we may have as many people present as possible. More details will be forthcoming.
A New Podcast:
Seven Mile Chats
Deacon Charles Williams is the next guest on
Seven Mile Chats
' October 20 episode.
Seven Mile Chats
is a podcast where Cathedral parishioner and host, Julia Strukely, discusses a Scripture passage of her guest's choosing each week.
Seven Mile Chats
is a reference to a Gospel passage in Luke where two friends walk and have a conversation about Jesus during which He appears to them.
Tuesdays Together is coming together in person! We will meet on the Cathedral plaza at 10:00am on Tuesdays. Bring a blanket or large towel. Safety guidelines will be in place: adults must wear masks and temperature checks will be taken for all participants. Please contact Joy Weir at
with any questions!
Election Day (November 3) is right around the corner. There are several church documents to guide Catholics in casting their ballot:
US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Faithful Citizenship
Bishops Knestout's Pre-Election Letter
Virginia Catholic Conference Resources
Independent Reconciliation Program
Yesterday marked the closure of the Independent Reconciliation Program of the Diocese of Richmond and Bishop Knestout has released a
for the members of the diocese. More information can be found here:
Special Events Coming Up for Children & Youth
Sunday, October 18 MS & HS Kickball game at Our Lady of Lourdes.
Arrive between 2:00 and 2:15 p.m.
Sign up here.
Sunday, November 1 PREK-5th grade @ 1:00 p.m. over Zoom.
It’s an All Saints' Day Party and you are the saints. Come dressed as your favorite saint!
Saturday, November 14 @ 10:00 a.m. MS & HS walk to Mt. Calvary with Father Tony
. We will start on the steps of the Cathedral and walk to Mt. Calvary Cemetery together. We will learn more about praying for the dead. When we come back to church, we will sing Happy Birthday to someone special.
Please pray for those adults who are attending the Tuesday evening RCIA Sessions. They are in discernment, prayerfully reflecting on becoming a member of the Catholic faith.
We meet virtually every Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
New Way to Donate
We have implemented another way for you to donate to the Cathedral and its ministries that is fast and easy! If you have a smart phone and have not already done so, please go to the App store and download a free QR code reader. Most of these will now allow you to use your camera as a QR code reader.
The Cathedral Donation QR Code will be in the pew in front of you, scan it with your camera app and then select open website QR Code. This action will then take you to the Cathedral mobile website to donate to whatever ministry you would like here at the Cathedral. From there you can log into your account or check out as a guest.
You can always use the methods below to donate as well:
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.
Thank you for your generosity!
World Mission Sunday
Here I Am, Send Me!
Today, on World Mission Sunday, we respond, “Here I Am, Send Me,” to our baptismal call to mission, and we offer, at the Eucharistic celebration, our prayers and our generous financial support, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of Jesus. Today we are “sent” out to witness to mission in the world through our prayers and sacrifices for our brothers and sisters around the world.
As little as...
$25 helps support a catechist for a month in remote Latin America
$75 provides for the work of religious Sisters caring for orphaned children in Africa
$100 assists families in sending their children to schools in Asia.
As always, your prayers are your most treasured gift to the Missions. Your prayers and financial help, offered today, WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, support mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who are Christ’s witnesses to a world so in need of His healing, love, and peace.
Children and Youth Religious Education:
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER
Register for ALL Youth Programs (PREK–HS) Here
NEW QR CODE
YOU WILL NEED AN UPDATED QR CODE TO PARK IN THE PARKING GARAGE ACROSS FROM THE ALTRIA THEATRE ON LAUREL.
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 greatly appreciated and expedites entry. Those who register online and arrive at least 15 minutes early are guaranteed a seat. Thank you for helping our hard-working Cathedral ushers, who endeavor to have everyone seated before Mass begins.
Wednesday: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
UPDATED BULLETIN FOR
October 18, 2020
Lauren Tompkins, FA
on Friday, October 16 at 11:00AM