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.
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.
Funeral Information for Meghan Morris
Funeral arrangements for Meghan Morris, Father Tony's niece, are as follows: Viewing Sunday 2:00pm-3:30pm at Little's Funeral Home on South Church Street in Smithfield. Mass of Resurrection Monday 11:00am at Good Shepherd Church on Smithfield Blvd in Smithfield. Burial at 12:15pm at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery on Bethany Church Road. Reception 1:00pm at the hall of Bethany UMC. Please bring food to the reception if you are able. Father Tony would like to thank everyone for the prayers and support.
Changes in Masses / Liturgical Events
The 9:00 am Daily Mass at Holy Angels on April 23 is cancelled for a funeral.
On Sunday, May 20, there will only be the 8:00 am Mass at St. Paul and the 11:30 am Mass at Resurrection as we support the Cluster Parishes Spring Festival. See our "Special Events" section for more information on the festival and Mass.
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.
Please see our calendar for our normal weekly event schedule.
First Holy Communion for our Cluster children will be the weekend of May 12-13 at the individual parishes. Please keep our children in your prayers as they celebrate this sacrament.
Confirmation for our Cluster youth will be held May 31 at 7:00 pm at Church of St Therese in Chesapeake. Please keep our confirmandi in your prayers as they continue their faith journey. For more information, contact our Youth Minister, John Watchorn.
Polishfest 2018 will be held April 27 - 29 at St. Mary. This three-day event features a Friday dance from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, the Saturday festival from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday KofC race and fun-run at 12:00 noon. Sign up in the parish hall to bring baked goods and to volunteer. Contact Bruce McDaniel to drop off silent auction items. Vendors, sponsors, and entertainment are still needed. Contact Stephanie Smith or click here for more information.
The Second Annual Cluster Parishes Spring Festival and Mass will be held May 20 at Church of the Resurrection. Mass begins at 11:30 am, followed by the festival. Volunteers and support staff are needed. Contact Maria Moster for more information or to volunteer.
Bulletin Input Submission Timeline - Temporary change
Please submit inputs for the May 13 bulletin no later than April 27 and for the May 20 bulletin no later than April 30 to allow development and submission of both weeks' bulletins to the publishers prior to May 2.
NEW Cluster Parishes App Now Available!
The new 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.