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Welcome

 

Welcome to the

Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth & Chesapeake

 

Pastor: Reverend Anthony Wm. Morris

 

The Mission of the Cluster Parishes: “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19)

 

 24-Hour Priest / Emergency Phone: 757-448-5251 (when someone is in imminent danger of dying or has died)

 

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Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth & Chesapeake

E-Mail Scams


New E-mail scams are targeting parishioners again and are often trying to solicit funds, iTunes money, or other gift cards. These e-mails may appear to come from a member of the Cluster Parishes clergy or staff. These are scams. Your clergy and staff will never solicit funds for personal use. The following announcement was produced by the diocese several months ago during the last batch of scams and is still applicable: 

“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 Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.  

Click here for additional information on how to report abuse and harassment.

Click here 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.

For more information on responses and efforts being taken by the diocese in response to the current clergy sex abuse scandal, please click here to visit the diocesan response webpage.

Office Hours

Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

3501 Cedar Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23703

Phone: 757-484-7335
Fax: 757-484-5857

Mass and Reconciliation Times

Church of the Holy Angels
34 Afton Pkwy, Portsmouth, VA 23702

Mass:
Sunday: 11:00 am
Sunday: 1:00 pm (en español)
Monday: 9:00 am
Thursday: 9:00 am
Holy Days: 9:00 am

Reconciliation:
Sunday 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Church of the Resurrection
3501 Cedar Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23703

Mass:
Saturday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am
Tuesday: 11:30 am
Wednesday: 6:00 pm
Holy Days (Vigil): 7:00 pm

Reconciliation:
Saturday 4:30 – 5:15 pm

St. Mary Catholic Church
536 Homestead Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23321

Mass:
Sunday: 9:00 am
Holy Days: 7:00 pm

Reconciliation:
Sunday 8:15 – 8:45 am

St. Paul Catholic Church
522 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Mass:
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am & 9:30 am
Friday: 7:30 am
Holy Days: 12:10 pm

Reconciliation:
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.

Cluster Parishes' Office Holiday Closing


The Cluster Parishes' offices will be closed for the holidays beginning at 11:30am on December 19. Normal office hours will resume 9:00am on January 2.

The Cluster Parishes' clergy , staff, and volunteers wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Family Advent Activity


Please join us on December 19 at 6:30 pm at Church of the Resurrection for a Christmas play and Advent Service presented by our Cluster children. Please see the bulletin or contact Kristi Harriman for more information.

Simbang Gabi Mass and Dinner


The Cluster Parishes will host one of the Simbang Gabi Masses at Church of the Resurrection on December 20 at 7:00 pm. Multiple parishes and priests will be in attendance. A potluck dinner will follow Mass. Please bring a dish to share.

Come join us for this wonderful cultural celebration! For more information on Simbang Gabi events within the diocese, click here.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass Schedule


December 24

5:00 pm Church of the Resurrection

5:00pm St. Paul

7:00pm Church of the Holy Angels (English)

7:00pm St. Mary

9:00pm Church of the Holy Angels (Spanish)

10:00pm St. Paul

December 25

9:00am Church of the Resurrection

9:00am St. Paul

Mary, Mother of God Mass Schedule


The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is a Holy Day of Obligation. Two Masses will be offered within the Cluster:

December 31

7:00pm Church of the Resurrection

January 1

9:30am St. Paul

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.

Bulletins


  • Sun, Dec 16th

  • Sun, Dec 9th
Older Publications

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.