Cluster Youth in Action!
Whether it's attending DYC, collecting goods for the homeless, serving at a Fat Tuesday dinner, celebrating Mardi Gras, playing marshmallow dodgeball, or taking the "cookie challenge", our Cluster Youth know how to have fun while drawing closer to God.
Click here to see some photos of our youth in action!!
E-Mail Scams Targeting Parishioners
Once again, e-mail scams are targeting our parishioners to solicit money, funds, or other financial support. These e-mails may appear to come from Father Tony or members of the staff, but they are FAKE. The Cluster Parishes' clergy, staff and volunteers will NEVER ask for private, personal financial support from a parishioner or bulletin advertiser.
As previously posted by the diocese:
“Cybercrime is hitting dioceses nationwide. If/when you receive an email that shows the parish’s pastor or a parish priest as the sender requesting you to purchase a gift card, rest assured it is a scam. Parishioners can and should contact the parish to verify the legitimacy of any suspicious request received through email. All cybercrime should be reported to the FBI at https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx. It is up to the victim of cyber-crimes to file complaints.”
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.
Bishop Knestout has released the names of clergy in the Diocese of Richmond that have a credible and substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. The list also includes clergy from other dioceses and religious communities who served in the Diocese. Click to see the complete list.
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.
2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal
The 2019 Annual Appeal for the Diocese of Richmond is underway. Please take the time to view the video by clicking on the links provided below. More information about the Appeal will be presented during Masses over the next several weeks.
Links to the video:
Click here for English
Haga clic aquí para español
Cluster Lenten Mission
The Cluster Parishes will host a Lenten mission presented by Fr Patrick Woods, CsSR March 24 - 26 at Church of the Resurrection. This year's theme is "Knowing Jesus". Click here for more information.
Other Lenten Opportunities
Other Lenten events being held within the Cluster Parishes are:
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (first Thursday of each month at 6:00pm at St. Paul)
Stations of the Cross each Friday (5:00pm at Holy Angels; 6:00pm at St. Paul)
Cluster Parishes' Reconciliation Service (March 27, 6:30pm)
Fish Fry Dinners at Holy Angels (5:30pm every Friday through April 12)
Fish Fry Dinners at Knights of Columbus #418 Hall (5:00pm every Friday through April 12)
Fish Fry Dinner at St. Mary (March 29, 5:30pm)
Click here for an interactive map of local fish fry opportunities. (Link provided as a courtesy - not an official endorsement of any company)
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday Weekend: April 13/14
All parishes will observe the normal weekend Mass schedule for Saturday, April 13
St. Paul will only celebrate the 9:30am Mass on Sunday, April 14. (8:00am Mass is cancelled)
All other parishes will observe the normal weekend Mass schedule for Sunday, April 14.
Chrism Mass: April 15
6:00pm at the Cathedral of the Scared Heart (Richmond). Click here for bus information. (Link provided as a courtesy - not an official endorsement of any company.)
Holy Thursday: April 18
7:00pm - Mass at St. Paul
Good Friday: April 19
3:00pm - Stations of the Cross at St. Mary
7:00pm - Service at Resurrection
7:00pm - Service at Holy Angels
Easter Vigil: April 20
8:00pm - Mass at St. Paul
Easter Sunday: April 21
8:00am - Mass at St. Paul
9:00am - Mass at St. Mary
9:00am - Mass at Resurrection
9:30am - Mass at St. Paul
11:00am - Mass at Holy Angels
11:30am - Mass at Resurrection
1:00pm - Mass at Holy Angels (en español)
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.
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.