Ongoing Efforts in the Wake of the Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal
Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and reach out to the Diocesan, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.
Click for additional information on how to report abuse and harassment.
Click to see the joint statement issued by the Bishops of the Dioceses of Arlington and Richmond regarding the Commonwealth's Attorney General's investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by clergy.
Please click here for the Prayer of Healing for Victims of Abuse.
Haga clic aquí para la Oración de Sanación para las Víctimas de Abuso.
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 (Except Holy Days of Obligation and their Vigils)
Please see the announcements section, latest bulletin, or Cluster Parishes Calendar for any changes to the schedule.
Inclement Weather Policy
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.
Flu Shot Clinic
Flu season is upon us.The Cluster Parishes will host a flu shot clinic on November 18 at 12:30pm at Church of the Resurrection. In most cases, insurance will cover all costs associated with the vaccinations. Please bring your insurance card and ID.
Cluster Youth Sheltering Program Support
Our Cluster Youth will be preparing a dinner and making care packages on November 18 from 5:30pm until 8:30pm at Resurrection in support of our Sheltering Program.
Life Teen, Edge, and Confirmation are invited to donate toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, lotion, laundry soap, socks, combs, brushes and other toiletries for the care packages. Edge participants will finish and depart at their regular time of 7:30pm while the Life Teen and Confirmation youth will remain to cook and serve a spaghetti dinner to our guests.
As a reminder, parents are always invited to attend youth events!
Please contact the Youth Minister, Madre Collins, at email@example.com or 757-484-7335 for more information.
Faith Formation Has Begun!
All faith formation programs have now begun. It is never to late to join!
Please see the Youth Ministry, Adult Formation, Children's Formation, or Sacraments tabs for more details and contact information.
Changes in Masses / Liturgical Events
All Masses this weekend will follow the normal weekend Mass schedule.
Daily Mass cancellations or changes will be announced via the calendar and the WeConnect Parish App.
Cluster Parishes App Available
A smart device application for the Cluster Parishes is available for Apple and Android devices. Search for “Parish App” from WeConnect by Liturgical Publications, Inc.
Alternatively, iPhone users can text ParishApp1 to 555888 and Android users can text ParishApp2 to 555888 to download the application.
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.