Our mission, centered in the Eucharist, is to love God and His people, and to extend His love to others through service and prayer.
With Masses opening back up to more parishioners, it is time to once again begin to schedule the following positions to assist with each Mass:
1. Ushers – Need a minimum of 3-4 for each Mass to ask questions, take temperatures, and assist with seating.
2. Lectors – Two per Mass, as usual
3. Collection Helpers – Two per Mass, as usual
4. Cleaning/ Disinfecting Crew – 3-4 per Mass – to clean and disinfect after each Mass
If you are able to assist with any of these duties, please contact the parish office ASAP at 804-843-3125 so we can prepare and distribute and updated Lay Ministry Schedule.
Currently and until further notice, we do not have a need for the following volunteers: Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, and Teachers for Children’s Liturgy of the Word. We will let you know as soon as we are able to resume these ministries.
Due to COVID-19, Mass is being live streamed for use on various Diocesan digital media accounts of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, including, but not limited to, the websites of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond and The Catholic Virginian, and social media platforms of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Photography and/or screenshot images from the livestream may be used for The Catholic
Virginian print edition. If you do not wish to be captured by live streaming, please refrain from attending that particular Mass time.
Fr Oscar’s Mass for The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-711796. All rights reserved.
A Letter from the Bishop
Stay Up to Date in Regards to the Coronavirus
Update June 13
Everyone who is in the Communion line for Communion must wear a mask, including children younger than 10. Children under 10 walking up with parents for a blessing and not Communion do not need to wear a mask.
Good Neighbor Center
As we continue to experience the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic within our community, we ask that you prayerfully consider providing some additional support for our local Good Neighbor Center, sponsored by the West Point Ministerial Association, housed in our Mercy Center facility at 207 West Euclid Blvd, West Point, VA 23181. In speaking with the GNC Coordinator, Mrs. Frances Thornton, she advised that their cupboards are quickly being depleted of basic staples and canned goods.
If you are financially able, we ask that you consider providing food donations of basic staples and canned goods to help the GNC continue to provide support to our local community during this health crisis. Please contact Mrs. Thornton at the GNC Office: (804) 843-4339 during the following hours: Hours: M- 10am – 2pm or W- 12:30pm – 2:30pm.
Mass Readings can be found in the bulletin.
The Books commemorating the Bicentennial Celebration of the Diocese of Richmond are here! The Book, worth more than $100, can be purchased for a mere $35 and includes information on all the parishes, bishops, priests and the Diocese from its inception until present. Please call the parish office to place your order now or place your order at the back of the Church! You can look over a copy at the back of the Church. Soon, we will be sharing any leftover books with another parish, so please go ahead and get your books now.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The Parish Council and the Knights of Columbus have asked the Red Cross to conduct a blood drive on October 7, 2020 from 1-6pm. The Red Cross has agreed to do this if we provide them with a list of 35 or more donors willing to give blood. We are not there, yet. Sign-up sheets are in the back of the Church. For more information or if you have any questions, call Joe Drexler at (804) 366-7563 or Jim Milby at (804) 513-9799. Please sign up for this lifegiving cause. It doesn’t take long to give blood but can go a long way in saving someone’s life!
“Christian stewardship calls us to utilize the resources of the diocese with integrity.”
Bishop Barry C. Knestout announces the implementation of a hotline that will be used to report concerns of suspected financial, administrative or human resource misconduct within the Diocese of Richmond. The hotline will be handled by an independent, third-party reporting system, EthicsPoint, to ensure accountability and transparency with reporting procedures. The use of such a hotline is another safeguard to protect 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 report can do so anonymously, if they wish. The toll-free number is 844-739-3210 and is offered in multiple languages. To submit a report online, please visit the diocesan website, www.richmonddiocese.org, and select “EthicsPoint.” 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.
“La corresponsabilidad cristiana nos llama a utilizar los recursos de la diócesis con integridad.”
El Obispo Barry C. Knestout anuncia la implementación de una línea telefónica directa que se usará para reportar inquietudes sobre presuntas faltas de conducta financiera, administrativa o de recursos humanos dentro de la Diócesis de Richmond. Un sistema de informes independiente, EthicsPoint, se encargará de la línea directa para garantizar la responsabilidad y la transparencia de estos procedimientos. El uso de esta línea directa asegura la protección de los recursos que las personas de nuestra diócesis nos han encomendado. Los informes se pueden hacer en línea o por teléfono. Los empleados, voluntarios, clérigos, feligreses y cualquier otra persona que desee a reportar una inquietud o preocupación pueden hacerlo de forma anónima, si lo desean. El número es 844-739-3210 y se ofrece en varios idiomas. Para enviar un informe en línea, visite el sitio web de la diócesis, www.richmonddiocese.org, y seleccione “EthicsPoint”. Este número telefónico no es un 911 o número de servicio de emergencia. Las personas no deben usarlo para dar información que represente una amenaza inmediata de vida o de propiedad. Además, la intención de EthicsPoint NO es de recibir información sobre acusaciones de abuso sexual. Las denuncias de abuso se deben de hacer inmediatamente con las autoridades locales y a la línea directa de abuso del clero del Procurador General al 1-833-454-9064. Para más información, incluyendo un mensaje en video y una carta del Obispo Knestout, una lista de preguntas frecuentes y otros recursos relacionados con EthicsPoint, visite el sitio web diocesano.
100 Year Anniversary
Learn about the church’s history and celebrate the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament’s centennial with us.
Enrich Your Faith
Through education, receiving Sacraments, or volunteering for service ministries, enrich your faith and feel closer to God.
Rent the Boogaard Hall
In need of a reception hall for banquets, graduations, or conferences? The Father van den Boogaard Hall will accommodate all your needs.