Phase 1 Church Openings
Beginning this weekend 23/24 May, 2020 scheduled masses are at the following times and locations.
Saturday: Mass - 5:30pm Confessions 4:30-5:00pm
Sunday: Mass - 11:30 am
Saturday: Mass - 4:00pm Confessions 3:00-3:30
Sunday: Mass - 9:00 am
Sunday Mass: 9:00 am Confessions 8:15-8:45 am
Saturday: Spanish Mass - 7:00pm Confessions 8:00 - 8:20pm
Sunday: Mass - 11:00 am Confessions 10:30-11:00
Mass will continue to be live streamed from Resurrection at 5:30pm on Saturday and 11:30am on Sunday
Notice: Mass times for Saint Paul Sunday Morning Mass and Holy Angles Spanish Mass have changed.
Please be aware you will be asked a few questions, you will be required to wear a mask during mass (off for receiving communion). You will be seated so don't be upset. Due to required social distancing you will most likely not be sitting in your normal seat. At the end of mass dismissal will be by pew and you must exit the sanctuary/ there is no gatherings after mass. Highly recommned you be at Mass at least 30 minutes early, when the capacity for the Church is reached, people will be turned away. Each church will be thoroughly cleaned aftr each mass.
BREAKING NEWS: MASS WILL RESUME THE WEEKEND OF 23/24 May. More information will be coming your way via a letter next week. Please be flexible as there will be some scheduling adjustments as well as some guidelines on how we will attend mass.
Letter from the Bishop to the Faithful
Revised Mass Times/Church Openings
The Church of the Resurrection is open daily for private prayer in the Chapel (where the Blessed Sacrament resides) or the Sanctuary from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday
Daily Mass is streamed live on the Facebook Group; Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth and Chesapeake Official Group every weekday at 10:00 am. It remains for viewing in the Group and on the Facebook, Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth and Chesapeake Page.
Weekend Masses are live streamed on Facebook as follows:
Sat: 5:30 pm Sun 9:00 am
Churches open for private prayer and confessions are as follows:
Saint Paul Confession: Saturday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Church open for Private Prayer Sunday 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Resurrection Confession: Saturday 4:00 - 5:00 pm Church is open for Private Prayer Sunday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saint Mary's Sunday Confession 8:30 am - 9:00 am Church open for Private prayer Sunday 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Holy Angel's Sunday Confession 11:00 am- 12:30 pm Church is open 11:00 am - 12:30 pm for private prayer
Donations for Oasis
Please feel free to bring donations for Oasis by the Church of the Resurrection. We will make sure they are delivered.
CHURCHES OPEN ON WEEKEND
During this difficult time, the following Churches will be open on Sunday during the specified time for prayer:
- Saint Paul Catholic Church will be open from 8:30-10:30
- Church of the Resurrection will be open from 10:30 - 12:30
- Saint Mary Catholic Church will be open from 9-10
- Church of the Holy Angles will be open from 11-12
Because of State law and Diocesan rules, only 10 persons can be in the Church at a given time. Please be mindful of others and allow time for them. Father will be regulating the number of people in the Church. Thank you for your kindness and understanding.
DAILY MASS READINGS
All Masses (Weekend, Holy Day and Daily) are canceled until further notice. The Cluster Offices are open from 9am to 4pm Monday - Friday. The Church of the Resurrection will be open from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday for Private Devotion.
Polish Festival postponed. When we have a date, it will be posted.
All Fish Fries are Canceled
Holy Angels Knights Wreath Ceremony is canceled.
RICHMOND DIOCESE CORONA VIRUS INFO (Udated)
CONFIRMATION OF THE YOUTH
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.
The Youth Group is Growing
Check out how much our Youth Group is growing. This is a big blessing for our Cluster.
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Daily Mass Schedule
Daily Mass Schedule is as follows:
Monday 9:00 am @ Holy Angles
Tuesday 11:30 @ Resurrection (Will be live streamed)
Wednesday 6:00pm @ Resurrection, following mass: The novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Will be live streamed)
Thursday 9:00 am @ Holy Angels
Friday 9:00am @ Resurrection (Will be live streamed)
Doors at Saint Paul's
The Doors at Saint Paul Catholic Church we in serious need of repair. Our fabulous maintenance man, Jeff Warren was able to restore them to a stunning condition.
MOTHER'S DAY NOVENAS
We have put out the Mother's Day Novena envelops at all the parishes. Please come by your parish on Sunday at the designated open time or stop by at Resurrection during the week 9 am - 4 pm and pick up your envelop. Please make checks payable to your parish. This is an excellent Mother's day gift.
Peninsula Catholic High School Q&A Mondays
Currently we have been using a Facebook Group called "Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth and Chesapeake Official Group". We will be moving over to using a Facebook page (Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth and Chesapeake). This allows us to be more transparent. You don't have to join, you just have to like and follow the group to get updates. Otherwise you can just go look at the page without any other action. We will be live streaming masses from the Page. I will update on the group where to go but for anyone, you can go to the page and see what is going on. I hope this helps. Just trying to survive the IT learning curve. Theresa
Scammers are at it again, pretending they are Father Tony asking for gift cards. Please if you get an email, text or phone call asking for money or gift cards that seems like it is Father Tony, Father Paul or Father Dan, ignore it. They would never ask you for gift cards or money. Please be aware!!
Independent Reconciliation Program
His Excellency, Bishop Barry C. Knestout, announced today the launch of an Independent Reconciliation Program as part of his promise that the diocese would expand its healing ministry to further assist victim survivors of clergy sexual abuse. The program provides victim survivors the opportunity to receive monetary compensation by filing a claim through an independent, nationally recognized, Richmond-based firm specializing in settlement administration.
You may find additional details about the Independent Reconciliation Program at assistance.richmonddiocese.org . The website includes a letter from Bishop Knestout, questions frequently asked of the diocese, and a press release that was distributed to local media.
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 Official Group 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.