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, 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.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Come join us for Mass followed by a fiesta in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12 at Church of the Holy Angels.
The celebration will begin with a singing of traditional songs at 6:30 pm, followed by Mass at 7:00 pm.
The fiesta will begin upon completion of Mass. Please bring a dish to share if you are able.
We look forward to having you celebrate with us!
Famiily 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.
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.