Catholic Women’s Conference

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Saint Bede Catholic Church – On Saturday, November 2, the diocese will host the 7th Annual Catholic Women’s Conference. The conference features keynote speakers, breakout opportunities, music, vendors, box lunch, Adoration, and Reconciliation. The Bishop will celebrate a Saturday morning Mass to start the day.

Registration is currently $50. After October 28, registration will only be available at the door for $55. REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE

Want to ride the OLMC Bus to Williamsburg with women from the parish? Details on form below.
SIGN UP FOR BUS

Adult Confirmation

Are you interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation as an adult? 
Now is the time to complete the sacraments of initiation and be filled with the Holy Spirit! These sessions are for you if you are at least 18 years old, are a baptized, practicing Catholic, have received First Holy Communion and have never been confirmed.
Questions? Complete the form HEREor call Christa at 757-595-0385 ext. 107


Are you interested in being a SPONSOR?
Review the requirements below and contact us HERE or call Christa at 757-595-0385 ext. 107

Canonical Requirements of being a sponsor:
  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Must be a fully initiated Catholic and have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
  • Must practice the faith (go to Mass every Sunday, receive Reconciliation at least once per year, pray daily etc.)
  • Must be married in the Catholic Church OR single and living a chaste life.
Expectations of the Sponsor:
  • Godparent-Sponsor-Attestation-Form
  • to attend the Confirmation liturgy (dates to be decided)
  • to live a strong example of the faith for their candidate
  • share your own experiences and spiritual journey
  • spend time talking and listening
  • help your candidate grow in understanding and acceptance of Jesus and teachings of his Church
  • pray for your candidate regularly
  • encourage your candidate to grow in virtue to prepare his/her heart to receive the sacrament
  • have been to the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the last year

 

Formation/Sacrament and Ministry Registrations

Children’s Faith Formation (Pre-K to 5th grade)

Kidcheck (nursery and Pre-k)

To easily sign in your child for our Nursery (ages 12 months up to 4 years old)  during 10 AM and 2 PM Mass, and Gathered by Grace, please register for free HERE.

Gathered by Grace  (Nursery  and Pre-K please also open a free KidCheck account), please register HERE.

First Reconciliation / First Holy Eucharist (baptized Catholic, grades 2nd – 5th grade) please register HERE.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (ages 3 to 6), please register HERE. **UPDATE*** Currently CGS  2019-2020 class  is full, but we will keep a waiting list.

Middle School and High School Faith Formation (6th-12th grade)

Edge  (6th-8th grade), Life Teen (9th-12th grade) , Summit (8th-12th grade), please register HERE.

Confirmation Preparation (10th-12th grade), please register HERE.

Adult Faith Formation

Gathered By Grace for adults (without children) attending the sessions, register HERE. 

Adult Confirmation (18 years and older) for baptized Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation, please inquire HERE.

Becoming Catholic (Adults and Children over 7 years) for those who are unbaptized or baptized Christians seeking to become Catholic, please inquire HERE.

Awakening Faith for Catholic adults who are returning to the church, please inquire HERE. 

Music Ministry

Children’s Choir (Junior Choir: grades 1-3; Senior choir: grades 4-12), please register HERE.

Adult Choir (college aged and above), please register HERE.

VIRTUS Sessions For Volunteers
To sign up for the Protecting God´s Children and background check at OLMC, please register HEREYou must select: First time registrant, the Diocese of Richmond and then OLMC.

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Preparation.

2019-2020 Registration for First Penance and First Holy Communion

“The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments… The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify, to build up the Body of Christ and, finally, to give worship to God.”
– Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 1113 & 1123

Preparing to receive the sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion is an exciting time. It is a time for focus on Jesus, faith, and family. Children of the parish who are in second grade and older are invited to begin the formal preparation to receive the sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion.

The role of parents as the first and best educators of their children is emphasized. A parent attends the preparation sessions with the child.

Children preparing for the sacraments are to be enrolled in the parish Christian Formation process (Gathered By Grace) OR attend a Catholic School during the current year in addition to sacramental preparation. Children prepare for the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation) prior to preparation for First Holy Communion. Children may prepare for both sacraments within the same calendar year.

Children in Non-Catholic School MUST also register in Gathered by Grace using the following link

Total fees are $60.00-checks to OLMC Church (First Penance Fee $30.00/First Eucharist Fee – $30.00)
Includes OSV:Encounter with Christ curriculum for First Reconciliation & First Eucharist & materials

Total fees for faith formation and sacramental preparation combined will not exceed $150 per family.

We ask families to pay what they can, when they can.
If you prefer to make periodic payments, feel free to do so via E-Giving or personal check.
Scholarships are also available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Cristy Barton at cbarton@olmc.org or 757-595-0385, ext. 131 for more information.

PLEASE COMPLETE INFORMATION HERE.

MUCH OF THE INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO RECORD IN FORMAL SACRAMENTAL RECORDS.

If you have any questions please contact Cristy Barton at cbarton@olmc.org and/or call at (757)595-0385 ext.131

Children who are 7 years or older and have not been baptized in the Roman Catholic Church are invited to participate in RCIA Process (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children) at OLMC. Please Contact Christa Blomstrom at cblomstrom@olmc.org and/or call her at (757)595-0385 ext. 107

CNU Campus Ministry

Catholic Campus Ministry at Christopher Newport University serves the students and university community. This student run organization provides opportunities for spiritual growth through bible studies, creates space for community, and hosts Mass on campus every week. Join us for mass every Sunday at Noon in the Pope Chapel on Campus. For more information please see our website or email ccm@cnu.edu .

Farewell to our Priests

Please join us on Sunday, June 30th after the 10:00 a.m. Mass in Saint Michael Hall for a farewell celebration to Fr. John David Ramsey and Fr. Nick Redmond. These two priests were dearly loved by our entire community and will be deeply missed. Fr. John David will be pastor at St. Benedict’s Church in Richmond and Fr. Nick will be the Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph’s in Petersburg where he will also serve as the Associate Vicar for Vocations for the Diocese of Richmond.

 

Food will be provided for the farewell gathering, and will end around 1:30 p.m. Please stop by for one more chance to say farewell.

The Present Wonder

 

There is a silence and a song in nature that is captivating, but it is only captivating when you are silent enough in your own soul and spirit to allow it to be captivating. – Libby Kotula