3501 Cedar Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Mass and Reconciliation Times
34 Afton Pkwy, Portsmouth, VA 23702
Sunday: 11:00 am
Sunday: 1:00 pm (en español)
Monday: 9:00 am
Thursday: 9:00 am
Holy Days: 9:00 am
Sunday 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Church of the Resurrection
3501 Cedar Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23703
Saturday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am
Tuesday: 11:30 am
Wednesday: 6:00 pm
Holy Days (Vigil): 7:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 – 5:15 pm
St. Mary Catholic Church
536 Homestead Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23321
Sunday: 9:00 am
Holy Days: 7:00 pm
Sunday 8:15 – 8:45 am
St. Paul Catholic Church
522 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am & 9:30 am
Friday: 7:30 am
Holy Days: 12:10 pm
Saturday 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
First Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Please see the announcements section, latest bulletin, or Cluster Parishes Calendar for any changes to the schedule.
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday - 3/24 (Vigil) and 3/25
Normal Saturday Vigil and Sunday Mass Schedule at all parishes except St. Paul. On Sunday, there will be no 8:00 am Mass at St. Paul. Only the 9:30 am Mass will be celebrated that day.
Monday - 3/26
Daily Mass - 9:00 am at Holy Angels
Chrism Mass - 6:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Tuesday - 3/27
Daily Mass - 11:30 am at Resurrection
Wednesday - 3/28
Daily Mass - 6:00 pm at Resurrection
Holy Thursday - 3/29
Holy Thursday Mass - 7:00 pm at St. Paul
Good Friday - 3/30
Stations of the Cross - 3:00 pm at St. Mary
Good Friday Liturgy - 7:00 pm at Holy Angels
Good Friday Liturgy - 7:00 pm at Resurrection
Holy Saturday - 3/31
Easter Vigil - 8:00 pm at St. Paul
Easter Sunday - 4/1
Easter Sunday Mass - 8:00 am and 9:30 am at St. Paul
Easter Sunday Mass - 9:00 am at St. Mary
Easter Sunday Mass - 9:00 am and 11:30 am at Resurrection
Easter Sunday Mass - 11:00 am (English) and 1:00 pm (español) at Holy Angels
NEW Cluster Parishes App Now Available!
The new smart device application for the Cluster Parishes is available for Apple and Android devices. Search for “Parish App” by Liturgical Publications, Inc. Enter “Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth and Chesapeake” to set your home parish. Be sure to enable messages in your device to receive push notifications, such as changes in Mass times, weather cancellations, or other important information.
Changes in Masses / Liturgical Events
As a reminder, our priests will be supporting the reconciliation service at St. Therese at 7:00 pm, therefore there will be no daily Mass tonight (3/21) at Resurrection. Anyone still desiring the Sacrament of Reconciliation is encouraged to attend tonight's service at St. Therese.
There will be no First Thursday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in April. First Thursday Adoration will resume May 3.
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday at 5:00 pm at Holy Angels and 6:00 pm at St. Paul.
Ou last Fish Fries of this Lenten Season will be this Friday at 5:00 pm at Knights of Columbus Council #418 Hall (519 County St., Portsmouth) and this Friday at 5:30 pm at Holy Angels.
Chrism Mass - Bus Trip Update
We did not receive enough parishioner interest in participating in the trip to the Chrism Mass, therefore we will not be hiring a bus for group transportation. Parishioners are encouraged to car pool together or to view the live-stream broadcast of the Mass online.
In the event of inclement weather, the Cluster Parishes offices may be closed. If the weather or road conditions seem questionable, please call 757-484-7335 to confirm if the offices are open. Your safety is our primary concern.
Please see our calendar for our normal weekly event schedule.
For a copy of the revised Wednesday Evening Adult Formation Schedule, click here.
Confirmation for our Cluster youth will be held May 31 at 7:00 pm at Church of St Therese in Chesapeake. Please keep our confirmandi in your prayers as they continue their faith journey. For more information, contact our Youth Minister, John Watchorn.
The Holy Angels Annual Auction will be held April 14. Proceeds from the auction will support church renovations. Contact Regina Norrick at 757-485-3706 or Terry Smith at 757-641-9553 to donate, volunteer, or for more information.
Polishfest 2018 will be held April 27 - 29 at St. Mary. This three-day event features a Friday dance, Saturday festival, and Sunday fun-run. Sign up in the parish hall to bring baked goods and to volunteer. Contact Bruce McDaniel to drop off silent auction items. Vendors, sponsors, and entertainment are still needed. Contact Stephanie Smith or click here for more information.
The Second Annual Cluster Parishes Spring Festival will be held May 20 at Church of the Resurrection. Volunteers and support staff are needed. Contact Maria Moster for more information or to volunteer.
Parish History Photographs Needed
The diocese has entered into the next phase of developing their comprehensive history of the parishes of the diocese for the diocesan bicentennial history book.
If you have photographs of one of our parishes throughout the years, please consider submitting them for inclusion. Photographs can either be submitted digitally or they can be scanned at the Cluster Parishes Office.
Please provide the following information (if known) for each photo:
Location: (Portsmouth or Chesapeake)
Date: (if known)
Circa Date: (approximate year, if exact date unknown)
Photo description: (i.e. Confirmation Class of 1942)
Credit: (who took the photo, if known)
Please submit inputs to Deacon Kevin by September 3. Please put “Parish History Photo for (name of parish)” in the subject line.