Bishop Knestout's Invitation to Pray for All Victims of Abuse at Mass of Atonement
Please click here to read Bishop Knestout's invitation to a Mass of Atonement on September 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral of the Scared Heart in Richmond.
For more information on responses and efforts being taken by the diocese, the USCCB, and the Vatican, please click here to visit the diocesan website.
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.
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.
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.
Registration for Children's Formation is now open!
Children's formation (Grades pre-K through 5) starts again in September. Click here to register your child.
Register your Teen for Youth Formation and/or Confirmation here!
RCIA Classes Begin Soon!
If you are interested in becoming Catholic (or are a baptized Catholic who stills needs to complete the Sacraments of First Eucharist and/or Communion), please consider joining us on August 29 at 7:00 pm at Church of the Resurrection for an informal "meet and greet" and an overview of our RCIA program. We'd love to have you join us on your path to becoming full members of the Catholic Church. For more information about RCIA, please click here.
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.
No special events are scheduled for this week.
Please see our calendar for our normal weekly event schedule.
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.