The mission statement of St. Nicholas Catholic Church is to proclaim and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through celebration of our faith and sharing our time, talent and treasures in service of the Kingdom of God.
Living Our Mission Diocesan Campaign
CELEBRATE! With joy, gratitude and love we are happy to announce that St. Nicholas has achieved the Living Our Mission goal! Much appreciation goes to everyone who has supported the campaign through pledges and prayers. We are also excited to announce that 307 families have pledged $1,391,000! As you continue to prayerfully consider your contribution, please remember that 90% of all funds over the $1,350,000 goal will remain with the parish.
Thank you for your generosity and for living and loving the mission!
"The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is stepping forward in an historic journey to raise a minimum of $65 million in its first-ever comprehensive capital and endowment campaign. Many years of studying the pastoral and financial realities we face as a Church have resulted in this diverse Case for Support. As a result of this unprecedented effort, our hope and prayer is to realize tremendous positive change in the life of the Church, while also preparing very thoughtfully for the future.The Campaign Case for Support provides essential funding for eleven ministries and programs under four major areas." Click here to see how funds from the campaign will be used at St. Nicholas.
St. Nicholas parish has much to be grateful for as we surpass our goal of $1.35 million in the Living Our Mission Campaign! If you have not yet made your pledge, please prayerfully consider joining in this important mission. Pledge cards are located on the credenzas in the commons and can be returned to the parish office or placed in the collection plate. The support of each parish family will allow us to tend to the future needs of the parish.
The Year of Mercy
Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica on Tuesday, December 8th, marking the beginning of the Jubilee of Mercy. This jubilee calls on Catholics to reflect on the theme of mercy. "This Extraordinary Holy Year is itself a gift of grace," Francis said during the homily at the Mass. "To enter through the Holy Door means to rediscover the deepness of the mercy of the Father who welcomes all and goes out to meet everyone personally."
As you begin to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy, be sure to check out the Catholic Diocese of Richmond's Year of Mercy Website for resources, news, events, and articles that we will make available as we receive them.
How will you celebrate the year of mercy?
3rd Annual Liturgy and Music Conference February 15: Join us as we welcome Fr. Roc O’Connor, SJ and Robert Feduccia to Richmond to speak at a one-day workshop on this year’s theme of “Sing of the Lord’s Mercy”. This event is open to all parish musicians, choir members, Cantors, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Liturgy Directors, Clergy, Parish Staff, Teachers, Catechists, and Parishioners. Tickets are $20 and includes lunch. For more info and to register please visit richmonddiocese.org/worship, or contact Vy Barto firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements from VCC for Advocacy and Prayer
The Virginia Catholic Conference invites Catholics to come to Richmond to advocate for life and justice during this winter’s General Assembly session on one of three newly introduced Catholics in the Capital Days. The dates are Tuesday, Jan. 26, Thursday, Feb. 4, and Wednesday, Feb. 17. (On Feb. 17 the Conference and Virginia Bishops will also host Virginia Vespers at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond at 5 p.m. All are invited.) To attend Catholics in the Capital Days, call or email your senator and delegate to set up your appointments, and then register with the Conference at email@example.com. We’ll provide you with legislative updates, talking points and refreshments at our offices prior to your legislative visits. Learn more at www.vacatholic.org.
Virginia’s Catholic Bishops welcome government leaders and public to first Virginia Vespers to pray for needs of Commonwealth
At the midpoint of this year’s Virginia General Assembly session Virginia Bishops Francis X. DiLorenzo and Paul S. Loverde and their public policy agency, the Virginia Catholic Conference, invite government officials and the public to the first-ever Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth at the beautiful, historic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17. The hour-long service will draw on an ancient Christian liturgy to pray for the needs of Virginia. Join lawmakers and public officials of all faiths, clergy, educators, social service practitioners, parishioners and other people of goodwill at this vital gathering. A reception follows. Register at www.vacatholic.org.
Here is an amazing opportunity to grow in your Faith. It's a new program called FORMED.
About FORMED: FORMED is a Catholic online resource for adults, teens, and children. It features many different books to download, video programs that explore the Catholic faith, amazing talks that you can listen to, and movies about the lives of the Saints. It's perfect for doing something together as a family this season of Advent.
How do I access it? : FORMED can be purchased for $10 per family. To purchase FORMED, contact the parish office or sign up after Mass. Once purchased, you will be given an access code. Go to the website www.formed.org and put in our parish's access code to see the many different programs at your fingertips.
Programs Include : Catholicism, Symbolon, 33 Days to Morning Glory, Programs on Peter, The Eucharist, The Bible and the Virgin Mary, Beloved ( A Marriage Enrichment Program), Reborn (You Your Child and the Heart of Baptism) and many more.
Purchase for others as a gift: We hope that you consider purchasing this wonderful program for your family but you can buy it as a gift for others as well. You would purchase it the same way but give us their email address so they can have the access code. It is a great Christmas present for out of town family members! To purchase, please visit https://stnicholasvb.weshareonline.org/FORMED. You will receive the access code after you payment has been submitted.
2015-2016 Christian Formation Registration
Please click here to register your child(ren) for the Christian Formation - K-5th Grade.
Please click here to register your child(ren) for Edge (6-8) or Life Teen (9-12) and Confirmation Preparation (if applicable).
9:00am & 11:00am
Wed. - Fri.
Reconciliation - Saturday @ 4:45pm or by appointment
St. Nicholas offers Gluten Free Communion Hosts:Hosts containing less than .01% Gluten can be requested fifteen minutes prior to Mass. Please see an Usher for assistance.