Welcome to the Catholic Church of the Redeemer in Mechanicsville, VA
Our Mission: We nurture the spiritual growth of all our members through vibrant celebrations of the sacraments, daily prayer,
lifelong study of our faith, hospitality, and compassionate service to each other and to the "world beyond our doors."
Within the pages of this site, you will find information about our church, our ministries, and our community. You will also find ways in which you can become involved by sharing your gifts and talents. WORD describes the many ways we seek to "pass on the the faith" through faith formation and educational programs. WORSHIP includes our worship, prayer and music programs. Through SERVICE we reach out to fellow parishioners and the wider community. COMMUNITY offers opportunities for our parish community, young adults, and youth to gather as people of faith. We offer many opportunities for GIVING of your time, talent and treasure through our stewardship process and online giving.
Mass Times & Office Hours
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am & 10:00 am
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am
at Memorial Regional Medical Center Chapel
Holy Days: 9:30 am & 7:00 pm
Reconciliation: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm or by appointment.
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Summer Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
- Fr. Jim Cowles, Pastor
- Rev. Dr. Chris Colville, Deacon
- Rev. Mr. Ron Reger, Deacon
- Rev. Mr. Bill Blatnik, Deacon (Retired)
- Ms. Regina Watson-Fields, Director of Parish Administration
- Ms. Kate Chittum, Parish Secretary
- Ms. Nancy Crosby, Faith Formation Secretary/Coordinator of Community Life
- Ms. Erin Woods, Music Minister
- Ms. Terry Colville, Minister of Faith Formation
- Mr. Jonathan de Bernardo, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
- Ms. Loraine Tracy, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation
- Ms. Diane Atkins, Human Concerns Minister
- Mr. Mark Torsiello, Sexton
Welcome, Father Jim!
We joyfully welcome Fr. James Cowles
to our Redeemer family.
Fr. Jim comes to us from St. Therese in Gloucester,
and has been a priest for over 30 years.
May God abundantly bless our new pastor and shepherd!
We Had a ROARing Great Week!
Thank you to all who made VBS possible by sharing your time, talent and treasure..
Click the image above for a video of all the fun experienced by our children (and the youth and adult volunteers)!
With your support over 60 children had the opportunity to experience that "God is good" even when life is unfair, scary, changing, or sad, and they shared God's goodness with others by collecting over 500 items for the MCEF food pantry!
Scroll down to "Recent Weekly Bulletins" for details.
|Welcome celebration for Fr. Jim!
Sunday, July 28th after 10:00 Mass
Let's show our new pastor our
Redeemer hospitality and fellowship!
Sign up outside the office
and bring a side dish & dessert to share.
|Youth - interested in helping to plan
service projects & social activities?
Contact Jonathan for details about joining the Youth Board.
|Interviews begin August 18
for those preparing for the
Sacrament of Confirmation.
Click the image to sign up.
|Knights of Columbus
Brunswick Stew Sale
Order after Masses
Aug. 25/26 & Aug. 31/Sept. 1
Pickup Sept. 6th-8th
|Registration is underway for
2019-20 Faith Formation programs
for children and youth.
Click the image on the left for
This Week at Redeemer
|Monday, 7/22 - 9:30 AM - Daily Mass at Memorial Regional
|Tuesday, 7/23 - 9:30 AM - Daily Mass at Memorial Regional
|Wednesday, 7/24 - 9:30 AM - Daily Mass at Memorial Regional
7:00 PM - Adoration
|Thursday, 7/25 - 9:30 AM - Daily Mass at Memorial Regional
5:30 PM - Adult Faith Formation Committee
|Sunday, 7/28 - 11:00 AM - Welcome Potluck for Father Jim|
Diocese of Richmond
Bishop Knestout urges 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 Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.
The Diocese has also partnered with EthicsPoint to provide a completely confidential platform that allows any employee, parishioner, clergy or volunteer of the diocese to anonymously submit concerns about suspected unethical behavior, misuse of resources or financial misconduct. Reports can be made anonymously and confidentially – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - online or by calling (844) 739-3210
|Click here for the Diocesan website.||Click here for our diocesan
Prayer for Evangelization.
|Click here for the
Diocesan Safe Environment Program.
|Click here for information about the VA Catholic Conference, the public advocacy organization representing Bishop Knestaut, Diocese of Richmond, and Bishop Burbidge, Diocese of Arlington.|