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 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.
|Youth Ski/Snowboarding Trip
Friday, January 24th
Ski Trip is Postponed due to Weather
|Bring your Bible to church
January 25th & 26th
for a special blessing on
Sunday of the Word of God.
|Blood Drive, 8 AM - 12 PM
Sunday, January 26th
Walk-ins welcome, registration preferred
Click here to register.
|CDA Chili & Bake Sale
Visit the bake sale and
pick up chili pre-orders
After Masses Feb. 1st & 2nd
Proceeds support youth scholarships
Saturday, Feb. 15th
Dinner and gaming
Click here to purchase tickets!
This Week at Redeemer
|Monday, 1/20 - Office Closed
Noon - Daily Mass at Memorial Regional
|Tuesday, 1/21 - Noon - Daily Mass at Memorial Regional
6:30 PM - Choir Party
|Wednesday, 1/22 - 7:00 AM - Morning Prayer
Noon - Mass at Memorial Regional
7:00 PM - Eucharistic Adoration
7:00 PM - Pastoral Council Meeting
|Thursday, 1/23 - Noon - Mass at Memorial Regional
5:30 PM - Adult Faith Formation Committee
7:00 PM - Youth Bible Study
|Saturday, 1/25 - 11:00 AM - Sinulog Celebration
5:30 PM - Confirmation Retreat Begins
|Sunday, 1/26 - 8:00 AM - Blood Drive
8:30 AM - Elementary R.E.
10:00 AM - Preschool/Kindergarten R.E.
10:00 AM - R.C.I.A.
11:15 AM - New Parishioner Welcoming Gathering
|Monday, 1/27 - Noon - Mass at Memorial Regional
4:00 PM - Elementary R.E.
6:00 PM - Elementary R.E.
We are slowly progressing with the renovations to correct issues of water damage, mold, and aging. We are currently soliciting bids and awaiting diocesan approval of the plans. Click here to read Fr. Jim's letter about the process and our fund-raising efforts, or visit E-Giving to make a donation. "Rectory Renovation" envelopes are available in the pews and worship space entrance. Thank you for your generosity - we are approximately half-way to our goal!
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.|