Bicentennial Mass on weekend of January 18/19Text
We will be celebrating the Bicentennial of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond the weekend of January 18/19. Special music has been created for the masses.
We begin our new Adult Formation Series, The Mass, next week on the 8th. This is a 6 week series and will run until Feb. 12th. Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist. Order the study book using this link. https://store.wordonfire.org/collections/the-mass/products/the-mass-study-guide-pre-order
The Youth Group is Growing
Check out how much our Youth Group is growing. This is a big blessing for our Cluster.
Bicentennial Regional Mass
Youth Group Service Projects for Nov/Dec
God, Our Father, may everything we do be first-class. Imprint your own loving zip code upon our hearts so that me may never go astray. Provide in your gracious Providence special handling for those of us who are fragile and keep us in one piece.
And when our days draw to a close and we are marked, "Return to Sender," be there to greet us at Heaven's door so that no one there might say "Unknown at this address." Amen
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE CLUSTER ON FACEBOOK
You can now keep up with all the goings on at the Cluster on Facebook. Check us out at Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth and Chesapeake and for youth info check out Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth and Chesapeake Youth Group.
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.