E-Mail and Texting Scams
Scammers are at it again in an attempt to steal your money. They are impersonating clergy and staff via e-mail and text messages. DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR RUSE. Your clergy and staff will never solicit funds of moneys for personal use. Report any scam attempts to the authorities.
Flu Season is Approaching - Be Protected!!!
Flu season is rapidly approaching, so get yourself prepared!!!
Come to Church of the Resurrection on September 22 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm for a flu shot clinic offered by Rite Aid. Most insurances are accepted, and the shots are usually no-cost as a result. Bring your insurance card!
Celebrating 200 Years as the Diocese of Richmond
2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese. Numerous events and celebrations are scheduled throughout the year. Click here to visit the special bicentennial webpage.
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.
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.
Gift Card Scam
Cybercrime is hitting diocese/parishes nationwide. If/when you receive an email that shows the pastor/priest as a 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 cybercrime to file claims.
Women's Bible Study Fall Series Announced
Our Thursday morning women's bible study is open to all women and meets on a weekly basis at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays at Church of the Resurrection. Our next series is an 8-week program on Romans and begins September 12. Please contact Celeste Prezioso at [email protected] for more information. Contact Theresa Carpenter for an invite code to purchase study materials and on-line access.
Adult Formation Fall Series Announced - CHANGE in Start Date
Our Wednesday evening adult formation series meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection. Our fall series begins September 18 and will be "Power and Grace: A Guide to the Catholic Sacraments". This will involve small-group discussions and will require purchase of a study workbook. For more information and to receive an invite code to purchase materials and online access, contact Theresa Carpenter at 757-484-7335 or [email protected].
Confirmation Preparation Begins in the Fall!!
Confirmation preparation for youth in Grade 10 begins this fall.
Our initial introductory meeting will be September 18 at 6:00pm at Church of the Resurrection. We will begin with Mass and then have our meeting.
Our first Confirmation class will be October 6 at 5:30pm at Church of the Resurrection.
Click here for more information.
Children's Christian Formation Begins in the Fall!!
Children's Christian formation begins September 22. Click here for more information, our schedule, and to register your child.
Youth Group Begins in the Fall!!
Our Cluster Youth Group will hold its first meeting on September 22 at 5:30pm. All youth in Grades 6-12 are invited!!
Click here for more information.
Ethics Abuse Hotline Established by Diocese
Bishop Knestout announces the implementation of a hotline to report suspected financial, administrative or human resource misconduct within the Diocese of Richmond.
The hotline is handled through EthicsPoint, an independent, third-party reporting system, to ensure accountability and transparency. This helps to safeguard the resources entrusted to us by the people of our diocese. Reports can be made online or by phone. Employees, volunteers, clergy, parishioners and any other individual wishing to make a report can do so anonymously.
The hotline number is not a 911 or emergency service number. Individuals should not use this number to report information that is of an immediate threat to life or property.
Additionally, EthicsPoint is NOT intended to receive information about sexual abuse allegations. Abuse allegations should be reported immediately to local law enforcement and the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064.
Additional information including a video message and letter from Bishop Knestout, a list of frequently asked questions and other resources regarding EthicsPoint can be found by visiting the diocesan website.
Diocesan Responses to 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 view the list.