Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop for Richmond Diocese

RICHMOND, Va. -  With great joy, the Diocese of Richmond announces that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, as the 13th Bishop of Richmond. The Mass of Installation will be celebrated at Friday,  12 January 2018 at 2 pm, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond. Learn more.


Welcome to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church! We look forward to sharing our faith, activities, and fellowship with you. We also look forward to getting to know you and your many gifts that will hopefully be shared with us! If you have not done so already, we invite you to complete our new parishioner registration form. Registration forms are available on the cabinet by the front doors.

If you have been attending Mass and consider yourself a member of Blessed Sacrament, please ensure that you are registered.  For only then, can Blessed Sacrament write on your behalf to other parishes authorizing you to be a sponsor at a Baptism, or a witness at a wedding or even have the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage conferred on yourself or members of your family.  Registration forms are available on the cabinet by the front doors.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
6400 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505

Office:  (757) 423-8305
Residence:  (757) 489-9636
Email: office@blessed-sacrament.com

Say a Prayer for Peace and Let There be Peace on Earth.

Adoration/ Benediction
Thursday, 14, 21 December
5:00 pm

Thursday, 14, 21 December
6:00 pm

Advent IV Masses
Vigil Mass, Saturday, 23 December, 5:00 pm
Mass, Sunday, 24 December, 9:30 am

(Ministers Scheduled for Sunday, 24 December, 10:30 am Mass will serve the 9:30 am Mass.)

Christmas Eve Masses
Sunday, 24 December:
4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm
(Lessons & Carols, 9:00 pm)

Christmas Day Mass
Monday, 25 December, 9:00 am


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Through discussions, teachings and sharing of personal stories, participants will discover the traditions and lifestyles of the Catholic Religion. Involvement is done in a thoughtful, gradual approach without any pressure to commit. As you follow your faith journey with other inquirers, and a team of committed Catholics, you determine whether Catholicism is right for you. RCIA is for persons who have or have not been baptized as Christians and who have had little or no previous religious formation. If you are interested in finding out more about our RCIA process, please contact Rev. Mr. Derek Turrietta, dturrietta@blessed-sacrament.com. Please join us on Wednesdays, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm for our new sessions in January.  RCIA is for all who are  interested in learning more about our Catholic faith.

Join Blessed Sacrament’s Adult Faith Formation on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. The winter session begins in January 2018. We incorporate directed video samples, lively small group discussion, and fruit of the vine libations.  The class sessions are one hour and free child care is provided.


Blessed Sacrament's LIVING OUR MISSION capital campaign to benefit Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Diocese of Richmond was a tremendous success!  Our parish goal was $ 511,000.  Due to the generosity of the parishioners, we raised $ 920,133.75!  Thank you to everyone who made a pledge to this most important capital campaign.

Blessed Sacrament's Living Our Mission website

Religious Ed. (grades K-5), Edge (grades 5-8), Confirmation (grade 10), & Life Teen (grades 9-12)

Religious Ed. (Grades K-5)

Sessions on Sundays, 9:00 am.


Religious Ed. (Grades 6-8)

Sessions on Sundays, 9:00 am. 


Religious Ed. (Grades 9-12)

Sessions on Sundays, 6:00 pm.  




Weekly Mass Schedule 

Monday: No Daily Mass

Tuesday, Wednesday: Communion Service at 9:00 am

Thursday: No Mass

Friday: 9:00 am Mass

Saturday, 4:00 pm
(No Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, 23 December)

Saturday Mass:
Vigil Mass: 5:00 pm

Sunday Masses:
8:00 am & 10:30 am

Advent IV Masses
Saturday, 23 December, 5:00 pm
Sunday, 24 December, 9:30 am

Christmas Schedule:
Christmas Eve Masses:
4:00 pm (church & social hall),
6:00 pm, 10:00 pm

Lessons & Carols, 9:00 pm

Christmas Day Mass, 9:00 am

New Years Day Mass
Monday, 1 January, 10:00 am

Monday - Thursday,
9:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm). Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The church is open at 8:00 am Monday - Friday. The office opens at 9:00 am Monday - Friday.


This is a simple and convenient way to give! Consider automating your regular donations with our secured electronic giving program, We Share.  Blessed Sacrament relies on the financial support of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. Click the link above to sign up or visit the church office for more information. Thank you!

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