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. 

COVID-19

“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

Follow us on Facebook for daily updates:
Church of the Redeemer - our parish page
Redeemer Elementary Families - for parents and children
Redeemer Music Ministry- connect with Erin and the
choir

Mass Times & Office Hours

Weekend:
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am & 10:00 am

Daily Mass:
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.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Summer Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: Closed

Staff

Upcoming Events

 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.

Elementary Family
Facebook Contest
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
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Reconciliation

5:30 PM
Public Mass - Registration required
Mass live-streamed on Facebook

Monday, June 1st
Noon - Daily Mass at Redeemer
Registration required
Wednesday, June 3rd
Noon - Daily Mass at Redeemer
Registration required

Saturday, June 6th
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Reconciliation

5:30 PM
Public Mass - registration required
(Registration link to come)
Mass live-streamed on Facebook

Monday, June 8th
Noon - Daily Mass at Redeemer

 

Rectory Renovations

The contractor has begun work!!  With the success of Redeemer Royale we have currently raised $83,000 - thank you for your generosity! 

Recent Weekly Bulletins


  • Sun, May 24th

  • Sun, May 17th

  • Sun, May 10th

  • Sun, May 3rd

  • Sun, Apr 26th

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 

Image result for catholic diocese of richmond Click here for the Diocesan website. Diocese of Richmond - Joy of the Gospel Click here to visit the
diocesan bicentennial website.
  Click here for the 
Diocesan Safe Environment Program.
Related image Click here for information about the VA Catholic Conference, the public advocacy organization representing Bishop Knestaut,  Diocese of Richmond, and Bishop BurbidgeDiocese of Arlington.

 

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