Preparing for Pentecost
Our 50-day celebration of the Easter Season will conclude
with the Feast of Pentecost this coming Sunday.
Visit our Praying at Home page for several options for
praying a "Novena to the Holy Spirit" in preparation for this feast.
Watch "Pentecost in 2 Minutes" for a quick reminder of what we're celebrating!
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.
“When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream!
We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy.” Psalm 126:1-2
We have been in ‘exile’ from our church home for almost two months now, but we are slowly finding our way back. While we are excited to begin gathering again, things will look, feel, and sound a bit different for the foreseeable future.
We have worked hard to develop a parish plan for re-opening, in keeping with diocesan policies and safety guidelines. This week we will have a 5:30 Mass on Saturday evening, and noon Masses on Monday and Wednesday, June 1st and 3rd.. Please see the Sign-up Genius link below if you plan to attend.
Our re-opening includes significant limits to the number in attendance,
with advance registration required,
and numerous precautions for the health of safety of all.
Before registering for Mass, please read the "Welcome Back" guidelines and "Diocesan policies" below to ensure you are comfortable following them. If you are certain you and your family would like to attend Mass, please use this Signup Genius link, listing the number who will be attending.
Under current diocesan guidelines, you must be able to answer 'no' to all three questions below in order for your household to be admitted at Mass. You will be asked these questions again when you arrive.
- Have you or anyone in your household had a fever in the past two (2) weeks?
- Do you or anyone in your household have a new cough or new shortness of breath?
- Have you come into contact with anyone who is positive for COVID-19 in the past two (2) weeks?
If you sign up and discover you are unable to attend, please return to the Signup Genius to adjust your registration or call the office so that others may have your space.
CLICK HERE to read the "Welcome Back" guidelines.
CLICK HERE to read the diocesan policies.
CLICK HERE to watch a brief video of "What to Expect When You Return"
Please continue to check here, on Facebook, and in “Redeemer Reminder” emails
for updates and Mass sign-up details.
As we have stressed in the past, if you fall within the 'vulnerable' category, as defined by the CDC,
we encourage you to stay home. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be suspended in the Diocese of Richmond. Do not feel that attendance is mandatory, just because it is available.
Mass will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook on Saturday at 5:30 PM,
with a recording available for viewing at your convenience.
Click HERE for the worship aid.
Click HERE to read about a "Bold Response" we can make as a parish.
If you do not already participate in E-giving you can sign up HERE,
or mail your weekly offering to church. Thank you for your continuing support.
"Resources for Praying at Home"
Online Morning Prayer, links to daily Masses and more.
"Elementary Resources"- materials to support families in sharing faith at home
"Voices of Faith" - articles, resources, and reflections
Mass Times & Office Hours
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am & 10:00 am
Monday - Thursday Noon
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
Scroll down to "Recent Weekly Bulletins" for details.
|Prepare for Pentecost
The Novena to the Holy Spirit is prayed between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost.
CLICK HERE for novena resources, including online retreats.
Visit our Facebook page for chances to win a $25 gift card.
CLICK HERE for details.
Final drawing May 31st
|Red Cross Blood Drive
Sunday, May 31st
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Visit Redcross.org to register.
Not all heroes wear capes!
This Week at Redeemer
|Church is open for individual prayer
Sunday - Friday
9:00 AM - Noon
The Church Office is open
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 30th
|Monday, June 1st
Noon - Daily Mass at Redeemer
|Wednesday, June 3rd
Noon - Daily Mass at Redeemer
Saturday, June 6th
|Monday, June 8th
Noon - Daily Mass at Redeemer
The contractor has begun work!! With the success of Redeemer Royale we have currently raised $83,000 - thank you for your generosity!
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 to visit the
diocesan bicentennial website.
|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.|