Liturgy

Mass Schedule

“The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed.  At the same time, it is the fount from which all her power flows.  The aim and object of apostolic works is that all who are children of God by faith and baptism should come together to praise God in the midst of his church, to take part in the sacrifice and to eat the Lord’s Supper….From the liturgy ,therefore particularly from the Eucharist, grace is poured forth upon us as from a fountain; the liturgy is the source of achieving in the most effective way possible human sanctification and God’s glorification, the end to which all Church’s other activities are directed”.  ( Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy 10)

  • Vigil of Sunday:  Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  7:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
  • Reconciliation - 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays

Daily Mass:

  • 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday

Occasionally daily Mass must be canceled due to a funeral or other event.  Call 864-4712 after 8:00 a.m. to see if Mass has been canceled.

Holy Days of Obligation Masses at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

  • Jan 1 - Solemnity of Mary (10:00 a.m. Mass only)
  • Aug. 15 - Feast of the Assumption
  • Nov. 1 - Feast of All Saints
  • Dec. 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Dec. 25 - Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord

Holiday Masses:  10:00 a.m.

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving


Liturgical Ministers

We use a web-based computer scheduling program. You can log in and view your schedule at the Ministry Scheduler Pro Website.

Contact the Ministry Scheduler Pro Administrator Sherri Gravins at (804) 864-4706 or CLOAKING

Altar Servers - Girls and boys in grades 4 through 12 are invited to become Altar Servers.  Contact Joan Nelson (804) 864-4708.

Altar Ministers - Assists the Presider during Mass.  He/She leads the processional and the recessional; lights and extinguishes the altar candles; and prepares and clears the altar.  You must be Confirmed.  Contact Tony Bell (804) 560-1977.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Ministers) - Distribute Eucharist during weekend liturgies and at other designated times.  This ministry is open to men and women who have been confirmed.  If married, the marriage must be valid in the Roman Catholic Church.  You may serve if you are divorced.  Contact Anita McCabe (804) 864-4712.

Lectors - or Ministers of the Word, proclaim the readings of Sacred Scripture and the Prayers of the Faithful.  Speaking in a confident manner with good pronunciation is a prerequisite.  Contact Barbara Heipp (804) 794-3749.

Sacristans - Prepare the sacred vessels, bread and wine, and linens for the weekend and holy day liturgies.  They are responsible for washing and drying sacred vessels after Mass.  This ministry is open to men and women.  Contact Jeff Horgan (804) 674-1812.

Hospitality Ministers (Ushers) - Includes men, women and youth.  It is a wonderful ministry for families.  Minsters greet parishioners and visitors, hand out worship aides and bulletins, seat people, and take up collections.  After Mass they return kneelers and hymnals to proper places and prepare the church for the next celebration.  Contact Robert Kelly (804) 231-0629.

The Linen Committee launders and irons altar linens used at liturgies.  Contact Joyce Hughes (804) 272-4947.


Resources

Children's Liturgy of the Word: Selected Sundays during 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. for children age 4 to First Communion received.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):  Meets weekly from September through May.

Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Worship

USCCB Committee on Divine Worship